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Otmaro Ruiz Quartet with Katisse Buckingham, Sezin Ahmet & Jimmy Branly
Otmaro Ruiz Quartet with Katisse Buckingham, Sezin Ahmet & Jimmy Branly

Sat, Mar 16

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Sam First

Otmaro Ruiz Quartet with Katisse Buckingham, Sezin Ahmet & Jimmy Branly

Known for his versatility and virtuosity, multi-GRAMMY-nominated pianist, keyboardist and arranger Otmaro Ruiz has had an extensive career collaborating with John McLaughlin, Dianne Reeves, Randy Brecker, Simon Phillips, Billy Cobham, Gino Vannelli and Arturo Sandoval.

Mar 16, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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

Otmaro Ruiz (piano), Katisse Buckingham (saxophone), Sezin Ahmet (bass), Jimmy Branly (drums)

Ormaro Ruiz is a Multi Grammy Nominated pianist, keyboardist and arranger born in Venezuela and a resident of LA for the last 30 years. Otmaro has toured most recently with Randy Brecker & Bill Evans’ SoulBop, with Simon Phillips’ Protocol 4 and with Billy Cobham. Keeping versatility as his biggest asset, Mr, Ruiz has performed from Latin Jazz with Arturo Sandoval, Tito Puente to Rock Pop with Robbie Robertson and Gino Vannelli; from Straight Ahead Jazz as Dianne Reeves' Musical director, Frank Morgan and Billy Higgins' Quartet to the most exciting Electric Fusion with John McLaughlin, Frank Gambale and the band Protocol. Otmaro has 6 Solo CD releases and, in the local LA scene, has participated in many recordings and film soundtracks. Otmaro was an adjunct jazz piano faculty at USC, Shepherd University and earned an Honorary Doctorate in Music in 2012.

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
    Sale ended
  • 2nd set STREAM ONLY (9:30pm)

    This ticket is for live-streaming only.

    $10.00
    Sale ended

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