TOaG Quartet Album Release Party
Join us at the OACC for an evening of celebration, groove, and truth as we showcase music from this album with 2 sets from the quartet - with Ricky Carter on Drums, DV Wright on guitar and live effects, Eli Maliwan on Tenor and Alto Sax, and Benjamin Lee on Upright Bass, Electric Bass and sampler - and feature the some of the students from our TOaG Jazz Clinic Program in partnership with Oakland High School. These young musicians are an an inspiration to us all, and we are so excited to have them share some of their music with all you beautiful people!
"...Ben gives everything he has in mining the possibilities of any given piece. He has a great sound, excellent intonation and a very solid time-feel...There appear to be no boundaries to his creativity." (full testimonial)
-- David Tidball
Wyldlyfe, Band Leader
"I have had the opportunity to work with many a great bassists throughout the years. There have been those who have been based more in the groove traditions of players like James Jamerson, those who lean more toward the straight ahead stylings of folks like Ron Carter or Charles Mingus, and then there are the cats who show skill in both camps.
Ben is one such cat..." (full testimonial)
-- Ricky Carter
Session Drummer, Producer
"As for as music instructors go, Ben Lee is hands down at the top of the list. He has been instructing our 8th grade son for a year now on upright bass and we've seen my sons technical abilities and music theory grow at an astonishing rate..." (full testimonial)
-- Johnny Jones, Parent
-- Cliff Keller
San Diego Songwriters, Director
The Kellers, Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter
"...Having worked with him on countless studio sessions, a mountain of original compositions, and at least as many live gigs, I can say he is an excellent bassist that pours his heart into his work." (full testimonial)
-- Steven Carter