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Adam Hersh "Tornado Watch" Album Release
Adam Hersh "Tornado Watch" Album Release

Sat, May 11

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Sam First

Adam Hersh "Tornado Watch" Album Release

The newest album by keyboardist/composer Adam Hersh, "Tornado Watch" features nine original compositions and one reimagining of a jazz standard, all of which is infused with Hersh's adventurous spirit and contemporary sensibilities. Don't miss this special album release weekend!

May 11, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

SAT, MAY 11: Adam Hersh (piano/keyboards), Evan Abounassar (trumpet), Devin Daniels (alto saxophone), Andy Waddell (guitar), Jermaine Paul (bass), Myles Martin (drums)

TORNADO WATCH, the newest album by keyboard player and composer ADAM HERSH, is an exciting modern jazz project recorded at Sam First. It features nine original compositions and one creative reimagining of a jazz standard. TORNADO WATCH follows Hersh’s debut album, House Roots (2020), a synthesizer-focused, jazz fusion album recorded remotely during the pandemic lockdown. Hersh’s compositions on TORNADO WATCH were influenced by several musical styles, including straight- ahead, Brazilian, classical, and even some Hip Hop, but are all infused with Hersh’s adventurous spirit and contemporary sensibilities. Hersh is part of a younger generation of jazz artists who appeal to a younger generation of jazz fans, helping keep the music fresh and vital. Hersh plays piano as both a sideman with some of the top L.A. jazz musicians, as well as leading his own band. He has performed often at Sam First and chose to record there to capture the essence of a live performance. All the songs on TORNADO WATCH were recorded in just one session with just one overdub. Hersh plays piano, Rhodes, and the Moog Matriarch synthesizer on the album. Many of his compositions are quite daunting, so he brought on board for this recording old friends and peers who have their own burgeoning careers. Hersh met trumpeter EVAN ABOUNASSAR and saxophonist DEVIN DANIELS when he was 15 and attended music camp at Idyllwild, CA. Not only did he meet new friends there, working beside so many talented musicians his own age spurred him on to be a better musician and to make a career out of music. Also on this recording are ANDREW RENFROE (guitar), JERMAINE PAUL (bass), and MYLES MARTIN (drums).

Joe La Barbera and his quintet of 30 years recorded a live record at Sam First for our in-house record label, Sam First Records. Copies of the 180-G vinyl will be available for sale at the show.

All shows at Sam First are 21+ (no one under the age of 21 will be permitted)

Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm, and a separate ticket is required for each show.

Notice of Recording: Sam First live streams and records all concerts. By entering Sam First, you understand that your image and/or voice might be included in those recordings. Sam First reserves the right to use any photography, video or audio recording taken at this event, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video.

Tickets

  • 1st set ticket (7:30pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT

    $30.00
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  • 2nd set ticket (9:30pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT

    $30.00
    Sale ended
  • 1st set STREAM ONLY (7:30pm)

    This ticket is for live-streaming only.

    $10.00
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  • 2nd set STREAM ONLY (9:30pm)

    This ticket is for live-streaming only.

    $10.00
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