Calendar

Upcoming:

November 1 – 8
w/ Rubén Carles – bass | Roberto Giaquinto – drums
Spain

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November 23 – December 8
w/ Roman Filiu
Spain, Italy, France

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Previous:

August 29th
Richard Sears Quartet
Roman Filiu – alto saxophone | RS – piano | Martin Nevin – bass | Michael W. Davis – drums
@ Cornelia St. Cafe
NY, NY
9:30pm | $10 + $10 minimum

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August 26th
Altadena Septet ft. Tootie Heath
Richard Sears – piano/compositions | Albert “Tootie” Heath – drums | Ralph Alessi – trumpet
Sam Gendel – alto saxophone | Patrick Wolff – tenor saxophone | Steven Lugerner – bass clarinet
Garret Lang – bass
@ Norton Simon Museum
Pasadena, CA
5pm – 6

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August 25th
Richard Sears Quartet ft. Albert “Tootie” Heath
RS – piano | Tootie – drums |Patrick Wolff – tenor saxophone | Noah Garabedian – bass
@ The Sound Room
Oakland, CA

 

August 24th
Richard Sears Quartet ft. Albert “Tootie” Heath
RS – piano | Tootie – drums |Patrick Wolff – tenor saxophone | Noah Garabedian – bass
@ Cafe Stritch
San Jose, CA

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August 10th
Richard Sears – Martin Nevin – Guilhem Flouzat Trio
ft. Dayna Stephens
the Blue Whale
Los Angeles, CA
9 – 12 | $10-15 | 21+

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July 27th
Richard Sears Trio
RS – piano | Fabien Iannone – bass | Noé Tavelli – drums
@ Festival Arcades
Sion, Switzerland

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July 13th
Roy McCurdy Quartet
w/ Rickey Woodard – saxophone | RS – piano | Mike Gurrola – bass | RM – drums
Jazz at the Merc
Temecula, CA

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June 15
Richard Sears – Martin Nevin – Guilhem Flouzat
ft. Sam Gendel
@ the Owl Music Parlor
Brooklyn, NY
8pm – 9

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June 3rd
@ the Cell Theater
Richard Sears Quintet
w/ Patrick Wolff – tenor saxophone | Bryan Carrott – vibraphone
Masa Kamaguchi – bass | Michael Davis – drums
Chelsea, NY

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May 23rd
@ Korzo
Richard Sears Quartet
w/ Roman Filiu – alto saxophone | Martin Nevin – bass | Craig Weinrib – drums
Brooklyn, NY
10:30 pm | one set

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March 3rd
@ Dizzy’s Jazz
w/ Ben Van Gelder Quintet
BVG – alto saxophone | Peter Schlamb – vibes | RS – piano | Garret Lang – bass
Adam Starkopf – drums
San Diego, CA

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March 2nd
@ Blue Whale
w/ Ben Van Gelder Quintet
BVG – alto saxophone | Peter Schlamb – vibes | RS – piano | Garret Lang – bass
Adam Starkopf – drums
Los Angeles, CA

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February 26th
@ Chez Hanny
w/ Ben Van Gelder Quintet
BVG – alto saxophone | Peter Schlamb – vibes | RS – piano | Garret Lang – bass
Adam Starkopf – drums
San Francisco, CA

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February 24th
@ Piedmont Piano
w/ Ben Van Gelder Quintet
BVG – alto saxophone | Peter Schlamb – vibes | RS – piano | Garret Lang – bass
Adam Starkopf – drums
Oakland, CA

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February 23rd
@ Cafe Pink House
w/ Ben Van Gelder Quintet
BVG – alto saxophone | Peter Schlamb – vibes | RS – piano | Garret Lang – bass
Adam Starkopf – drums
Saratoga, CA

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February 6th
@ Jazz Club Ferrara
RS – piano | Martin Nevin – bass | Guilhem Flouzat – drums
Ferrara, Italy

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February 4th
@ Bogui
RS – piano | Martin Nevin – bass | Guilhem Flouzat – drums
Madrid, Spain

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February 3rd
@ 23 Robadors
RS – piano | Martin Nevin – bass | Guilhem Flouzat – drums
Barcelona, Spain

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January 28th
@ Sunset
Ben Van Gelder – saxophone | RS – piano | Martin Nevin – bass | Guilhem Flouzat – drums
Paris, France

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January 9th
NYC Winter Jazz Fest
@ le Poisson Rouge
w/ Sam Amidon
NYC

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December 18th
@ Carroll St. Studios
w/ Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra
New York, NY
11am – 2pm | free

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December 16th
@ the Cell
Manhattan (Chelsea), NY
Art of Solo Piano w/
Christian Li | RS | Audrey Abela
7:30 – 9:30 | $15

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December 11th
@ Carroll St. Studios
w/ Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra
New York, NY
11am – 2pm | free

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December 3rd
@ the Owl
Brooklyn, NY
RS – piano | Ross Gallagher – bass | RJ Miller – drums
8pm | $10

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October 29th
@ the Cell
Curtis Macdonald – alto saxophone | Chris Dingman – vibes | RS – piano | Martin Nevin – bass  Allan Mednard – drums
New York City
9pm |$15

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ALTADENA CD RELEASE TOUR
September 23rd – October 2nd
– California, Oregon, Washington –
Richard Sears Quintet ft. Tootie Heath
Steven Lugerner – alto saxophone and bass clarinet
Patrick Wolff – tenor saxophone
RS – piano / compositions
Garret Lang – bass (9/23 – 26)
Martin Nevin – bass (9/29 – 10/2)
Albert “Tootie” Heath – drums

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August 14th
@ San Jose Jazz Festival
Tootie Heath Trio
RS – piano | Martin Nevin – bass | Tootie Heath – drums
San Jose, CA
8pm | Cafe Stritch Stage

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August 7th
@ Cafe Pink House
Roman Filiu – alto saxophone | Maria Grand – tenor saxophone | RS – piano
Noah Garabedian – bass | Evan Hughes – drums
6pm | two sets

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August 6th
@ the Blue Whale
Roman Filiu – alto saxophone | Dayna Stephens – tenor saxophone | RS – piano
Martin Nevin – bass | Billy Hart – drums
Los Angeles, CA
9pm | two sets

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July 25 – August 5
Faculty at Sanford Jazz Workshop

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July 20th
w/ Martin Nevin Band
@ the Blue Whale
Los Angeles, CA

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July 10th
Richard Sears & Roman Filiu Quartet
Roman Filiu – alto saxophone | Rick Rosato – bass | Craig Weinrib – drums
@ Cornelia St. Cafe
New York, NY

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June 4th
Richard Sears Qunitet
@ El Plaza Jazz Club
Madrid, Spain

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June 2nd
w/ Roman Filiu Septet
@ Bougi
Madrid, Spain

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May 31st
@ 23 Robabors
Richard Sears Quartet
Ben van Gelder – alto saxophone | RS – piano | Masa Kamaguchi – bass | RJ Miller – drums
Barcelona, Spain

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May 27th
w/ Roman Filiu Quartet
Salamanca, Spain

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May 21st
@ Clarence Jazz Club
– solo piano –
Málaga, Spain

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April 30th
TanJazz International Jazz Day
– Solo Piano –
Tangier, Morocco

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April 16th
@ Cafe Pink House
w/ Patrick Wolff – tenor saxophone | John Wiitala – bass | Michael Davis – drums
Saratoga, CA
7:30 | two sets

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April 15th
@ the Sound Room
w/ Patrick Wolff – tenor saxophone | John Wiitala – bass | Michael Davis – drums
Oakland, CA
8pm | two sets

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April 2nd
@ The Cell
Richard Sears Quartet
Roman Filiu – alto saxophone | Martin Nevin – bass | Craig Weinrib – drums
New York, NY
one set | 9:30

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February 29th
@ Bar LunÁtico
Richard Sears Quintet
Roman Filiu – alto sax | Matt Marantz – tenor sax | Martin Nevin – bass | Ghuilhem Flouzat – drums
Brooklyn, NY
two sets | 8:30 -11

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February 24th
Sam Gendel and Richard Sears Duo
SG – saxophone | RS – piano
@ Cafe Pink House
Saratoga, CA
$15 | two sets | 7:30 – 10

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February 1st
w/ Sam Gendel – alto sax | Walter Smith – tenor sax | Eric Revis – bass | Roy McCurdy – drums
@ The Blue Whale
Los Angeles, CA
two sets | 9pm | $15

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December 27th
w/ Noah Garabedian – bass | Evan Hughes – drums
@ Berkeley Piano Club
Berkeley, CA
7pm

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November 22nd
w/ Jacob Zimmerman – sax | Greg Feingold – bass | Evan Woodle – drums
@ The Royal Room
Seattle, WA
one set | 6pm

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November 21st
w/ Jon Lakey – bass | Jason Palmer – drums
@ The Jazz Station
Eugene, OR
8-11

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November 20th
w/ Steven Lugerner – sax/bass clarinet | John Schifflett – bass | Jason Lewis – drums
@ Cafe Pink House
Saratoga, CA
7-9:30 | $10

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November 19th
w/ Sam Gendel – sax | Jonathan Richards – bass | Christian Euman – drums
@ The Blue Whale
Los Angeles, CA
9 – 12 | $10 | 21+

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November 5th
w/ Jordi Gaspar – bass | Gonzalo Del Val – drums
@ 23 Robadors
Barcelona, Spain
22:00

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October 25th
Roy McCurdy Quartet
w/ Steve Cotter – guitar | RS – piano | Owen Clapp – bass |  RM – drums
followed by
Joe LaBarbara Quartet
@ the Blue Whale
Los Angeles, CA
9-12 | $10 | 21+

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October 24th
Richard Sears Sextet
Festival Internacional JazzUV
Xalapa, Mexico

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September 27th
Richard Sears Trio CD Release
w/ Zach Ostroff – bass | Evan Hughes – drums
@ Maybeck Studio
Berkeley, CA
3-4:30pm_

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September 24th
@ SFJAZZ Center
w/ Smith Dobson Quartet
SD – vibraphone | RS – piano | John Wiitala – bass | Hamir Atwal – drums

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July 19 – 24
August 2 – 7
Faculty @ Stanford Jazz Workshop
Stanford, CA

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July 16th
@ 1642
Matt Marantz – tenor sax | RS – piano | Martin Nevin – bass | Joe LaBarbera – drums
Los Angeles, CA
9pm | no cover | 21+

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July 15th
@ the Blue Whale
Andrew Lessman – drums/compositions | Greg Uhlman – guitar | RS – keyboards |Matt Marantz – tenor sax
-followed by-
Matt Marantz Quartet
MM – tenor sax | RS – piano | Martin Nevin – bass | Hamir Atwal – drums
$10 | 9pm | 21+

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July 11th
@ the Springs
Adam Ratner – guitar | RS – piano | Darek Oles – bass | Hamir Atwal
Los Angeles, CA
8-11 | no cover

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July 3rd
Richard Sears Trio
Martin Nevin – bass | Craig Weinrib – drums
– Cafe Pink House Grand Opening –
Saratoga, CA
8-9:30 | all ages

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June 30th
w/ Martin Nevin Group
Sam Gendel – saxophone | Josh Johnson – saxophone | RS – piano | MN – bass | Craig Weinrib – drums
@ The Blue Whale
Los Angeles, CA
9-12 | $10

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June 13th – 14th
Recording Session w/
Kirk Knuffke – cornet | Patrick Wolff – tenor saxophone | Steven Lugerner – bass clarinet
RS – piano | Garret Lang – bass | Tootie Heath – drums
@ Fantasy Studios
Berkeley, CA

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June 12h
Richard Sears Sextet featuring Tootie Heath
Kirk Knuffke – cornet | Patrick Wolff – tenor saxophone | Steven Lugerner – bass clarinet
RS – piano | Garret Lang – bass | Tootie Heath – drums
@ Piedmont Piano
Oakland, CA
8pm | two sets | $20

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June 11th
Richard Sears Sextet featuring Tootie Heath
Kirk Knuffke – cornet | Patrick Wolff – tenor saxophone | Steven Lugerner – bass clarinet
RS – piano | Garret Lang – bass | Tootie Heath – drums
@ The Blue Whale
Los Angeles, CA
9pm | two sets | $20

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May 30th
Los Angeles Jazz Collective presents:
Richard Sears Group
Steve Cotter – guitar | Sam Gendel – alto saxophone | Garret Lang – bass | Christian Euman – drums
+ RenArts String Sextet
@ Curve Line Space
Los Angeles, CA

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May 18th
w/ Jeff Parker – guitar, Ben Street – bass, Kevin Yokota – drums
@ the Springs
Los Angeles, CA
8-11 | two sets | no cover

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May 8th
RIK
Sam Gendel – saxophone | Adam Ratner – guitar | RS – keyboards | Louis Cole – drums
@ Curve Line Space
Los Angeles, CA
8pm | one set | $5-10

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April 29th
w/ Steve Cotter – guitar, Owen Clapp – bass, Mark Ferber – drums
@ the Springs
Los Angeles, CA
8-11 | two sets | no cover

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April 30th – May 1st
Recording with Steve Cotter
SC – guitar | RS- piano | Mike Gurrola – bass | Mark Ferber – drums

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March 28th
w/ Steve Cotter – guitar | Anna Butterss – bass | Roy McCurdy – drums
@ the Springs
Los Angeles, CA
8-11 | two sets | no cover

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April 2nd
w/ Steven Lugerner Dectet
@ The Blue Whale
Los Angeles, CA
9pm | two sets | $10

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January 3rd
Richard Sears Quartet feat. Larry Koonse
Martin Nevin – bass | Kevin Yokota – drums | Larry Koonse – guitar
@ Curve Line Space
Los Angeles, CA
8:00 | $5-10 | one set

2014

November 9th
Richard Sears Trio & Quartet
Putter Smith – bass | Kevin Yokota – drums | Sam Gendel – saxophone
@ Blue Whale
Los Angeles, CA
9pm | one set | $10

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October 3rd
w/ Hans Bernhard – bass | Phil Melanson – drums
@ Resonance Cafe
Montreal, QC

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October 2nd
Richard Sears Quartet
Sam Gendel – alto saxophone | Garret Lang – bass | Kevin Yokota – drums
@ Blue Whale
Los Angeles, CA
9pm | two sets | $10

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September 28th
Richard Sears Quartet
Sam Gendel – alto saxophone | Garret Lang – bass | Kevin Yokota – drums
@ Studio Pink House
Saratoga, CA
7:00pm | two sets | $20

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September 27th
Richard Sears Quartet
Sam Gendel – alto saxophone | Garret Lang – bass | Kevin Yokota – drums
@ Duende
Oakland, CA
9:30pm | one set | $15

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September 14th
Richard Sears Quartet featuring Patrick Wolff
bass – Jonathan Richards | drums – Roy McCurdy | PW – tenor saxophone
@ Curve Line Space
Los Angeles, CA
doors  6:45pm | one set + reception | $5-10 | all ages

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July 29th
Stanford Jazz Festival presents:
Richard Sears Sextet feat. Albert “Tootie” Heath
– Performing LA Jazz Society Commissioned Suite –
Patrick Wolff – tenor sax | Steven Lugerner – woodwinds | JJ Kirkpatrick – trumpet
Garret Lang – bass | Tootie Heath – drums | Kevin Yokota – drums
@ Campbell Recital Hall
Stanford, CA
7:30 | two sets | $15-35

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June 27th
Nuestro Presents:
Richard Sears Trio
Martin Nevin – bass | Evan Hughes – drums
+special guest:  Josh Johnson – alto sax
@ El Oeste House
Hermosa Beach, CA
8pm | $10-20 donation

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June 25th
San Jose Jazz Society presents:
Richard Sears Trio
Martin Nevin – bass | Evan Hughes – drums
@ Fairmont Hotel
San Jose, CA
8pm

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June 22nd
Richard Sears Trio
Martin Nevin – bass | Evan Hughes – drums
@ Jazz in the Living Room
Monte Sereno, CA
4pm | $10

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June 20
w/ Mark Turner – tenor sax | Ben Street – bass | Billy Hart – drums
@ the Blue Whale
Los Angeles, CA
9pm  | $20 | 21+
*2nd set only

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June 7th
w/ Josh Johnson – alto saxophone | John Richards – bass | Kevin Yokota – drums
@ The Lighthouse
Hermosa Beach, CA
11am – 2:30pm

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May 30th
w/ Chuck Israels – bass | Albert “Tootie” Heath – drums
– Tootie’s 79th Birthday Celebration –
Jimmy Mak’s
Portland, OR
two sets @ 8pm | $18-22

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May 20th
Richard Sears Sextet
Mike Cottone – Trumpet  |  Steven Lugerner – Woodwinds  |  Sam Gendel – Tenor Sax
Garret Lang – bass  |  Mark Ferber – drums  |  Richard Sears – piano
– Performing LA Jazz Society Commissioned Suite –
@ Curve Line Space
1577 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
one set | 8pm | $5-10

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April 16th
w/ Patrick Wolff Quartet
@ Club Deluxe
San Francisco, CA
9-12:30

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March 27th
NUESTRO PRESENTS:
Richard Sears Trio
w/ Garret Lang – bass | Kevin Yokota – drums | Sam Gendel – saxophone/guest
– also featuring Florian Hoefner Quartet –
@ Curve Line Space
Los Angeles, CA (Eagle Rock)
8pm | $5-10

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March 8th
w/ John Ellis – tenor sax | Jonathan Richards – bass | Roy McCurdy – drums
@ Lighthouse
Hermosa Beach, CA

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February 22nd
Double Piano Recital
w/ Laura Davey – piano
@ Alva’s Showroom
San Pedro, CA
8pm | $20

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February 16th
w/ John Stowell – guitar | John Schifflett – bass | Jason Lewis – drums
@ Studio Pink House
Saratoga, CA
7pm

2013

December 15th

IVC Piano Faculty Recital
IVC Performing Arts Center Main Stage
Irvine, CA
4pm | $10-15

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December 6th
Sam Gendel – sax | Adam Ratner – guitar | Louis Cole – drums | RS – rhodes
@ ArtShare LA
Los Angeles Arts District, CA
10pm

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December 5th
Solo Piano & Quartet
w/ Sam Gendel – alto saxophone | Garret Lang – bass | Kevin Yokota – drums
the Blue Whale
Los Angeles, CA
9pm | $10 | 21+

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 November 1st
w/ Jonathan Richards – bass | Roy McCurdy – drums
@ Nolas LA
Los Angeles, CA

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October 6th
Richard Sears Sextet
JJ Kirkpatrick – Trumpet  |  Steven Lugerner – Woodwinds  |  Patrick Wolff – Tenor Sax
Garret Lang – bass  |  Albert “Tootie” Heath – drums  |  Richard Sears – piano

performing new work commissioned by the Los Angeles Jazz Society
featuring and honoring Albert “Tootie” Heath
presented by Angel City Jazz Festival
Ford Amphitheater
Los Angeles, CA

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September 21st
Richard Sears Sextet:
Darren Johnston – Trumpet  |  Steven Lugerner – Woodwinds  |  Frank Silva – Tenor Saxophone
Doug Stuart – Bass  |  Adam Starkoff – Drums  |  Richard Sears – Piano
Duende
$10 | 9pm
Oakland, CA

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July 22 – August 9
Faculty
@ Stanford Jazz Workshop
Stanford, CA

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July 21st
Richard Sears Quartet
featuring: Patrick Wolff – tenor Sax, Noah Garabedian – bass, Evan Hughs – drums
@ Duende
9pm | $10
Oakland, CA

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June 8th
w/ Raffi Garabedian – sax | Garret Lang – bass | Kevin Yokota – drums
El Oeste House Concert
Hermosa Beach, CA

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May 19th
CD RELEASE CONCERT
– Solo Piano –
@ Jazz in the Living Room
4pm | free
Monte Sereno, CA

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May 11th
w/ Chuck Manning – sax | Matt Cory – bass | Roy McCurdy – drums
@ The Lighthouse
11am – 2:30pm
Hermosa Beach, CA

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May 10th
CD RELEASE CONCERT
Garret Lang – bass | Kevin Yokota – drums
@ ArtShare LA
801 E 4th Place
Los Angeles (Downtown Arts District), CA
8:30 – 10:30 | all ages | $10

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May 3rd

KXSC Live Show and interview
w/ Richard Sears Trio
Los Angeles, CA
12pm

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February 24th
Performing:
Fünf Sücke  by György Ligeti
w/ Laura Davey – piano
@ MacDonald Recital Hall, USC
3pm
Los Angeles, CA

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February 21st
Richard Sears Trio
Featuring
Albert “Tootie” Heath on Drums
and Garret Lang on Bass
The Blue Whale
9pm | two sets | $10
Los Angeles, CA

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February 18th
Recording with
Kim Cass – bass  |  Smith Dobson – drums
Saratoga, CA

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February 17th
Performing with guitarist John Stowell
Studio Pink House
4pm | two sets | $10-20 suggested donation

Saratoga, CA

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January 12th
Piano Duets
Featuring Josh Nelson and RS
Alvas Showroom
San Pedro, CA

2012

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August 23rd
Richard Sears Trio w/
Martin Nevin – bass | Kevin Yokota – drums
and guest:  Sam Gendel – alto saxophone
The Blue Whale | Los Angeles, CA

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August 18th
Richard Sears Trio w/ Martin Nevin – bass | Kevin Yokota – drums
Studio Pink House | Saratoga, CA

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August 17th
Richard Sears Trio w/ Martin Nevin – bass | Kevin Yokota – drums
@ Yellow House Concert Series
Santa Barbara, CA

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July 23-August 3
Faculty at Stanford Jazz Workshop

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March 23rd
Richard Sears Trio w/
Hamilton Price – bass | Kevin Yokota – drums
The Blue Whale | Los Angeles, CA