Jazz Master Jon Barnes teamed up with Earth, Wind and Fire’s Keyboardist Larry Dunn
|Violinist Luis Montilla holds up a collectible and|
signed coy of Earth Wind & Fire's hot 1979 Vinyl,
which includes the hit song, "Shining Star" that
launched the band over the top commercially.
Barnes recently performed at the Catalina Jazz Club (Aug. 2-3) with Arturo Sandoval and Skip Martin (Kool and The Gang former lead singer).The jazz trio performed at the daCarbo Jazz Festival this summer The European tour was also filmed as a possible upcoming documentary. All were endorsed by the one of a kind daCarbo with exclusive signature carbon-made fiber trumpets with a trademark black style and light weight. More instruments are expected. Fyi, new concept cars are being manufacured out of the same materials to lighten the load.
|Jon Barnes with Arturo Sandoval (right) at the Catalina Club.|
“Man, I wish my grandma was still alive, she wouldn't believe these famous people I've share the stay with," Barnes told the crowd at legendary jazz venue.
"She flip over if she heard me on stage with Earth, Wind & Fire's Larry Dunn," he said. "I'm gonna have to pinch myself later."
"I’m excited and living a dream," Barnes shouted
"I’m teaming up with the legendary keyboard man Larry Dunn, Theresa King, Brienn Perry, Myra Washington, Quentin Dennard and other great jazz musicians like LUis Montilla and Carlos Sanchez, so it don’t get any better,” he said. In case you missed and couldn't attend, here are some of the highlights:
Jon Barnes on Piano
Earth, Wind & Fire's Larry Dunn, Jon Barnes, Luise Montilla and Carlos Sanchez
Jon Barnes with Violinist composer Luis Montilla & friends -Latin Jazz
Jon Barnes with Earth, Wind & Fire's Larry Dunn & Friends (Hot Saxophone)
Jon Barnes & Myra Washington at the Catalina Jazz Club
Jon Barnes with Theresa King singing a classing song, "Take your There."
Jon Barnes with Keyboardist Larry Dunn + Singer Brienn K. Perry & band
Barnes recently teamed with Dunn to performed music on the new album, the first in 12 years by Earth, Wind and Fire entitled, “Now, Then and Forever.”
"Larry Dunn produced two songs on the record and also played on the other tracks. he and I conducted, scored, and played on Whirlwind, written by Larry and Luisa Dunn and Hiroto Kobayashi," said Barnes.
|">Jon Barnes composes music and performs on Earth, Wind|
and Fire's latest album, Now, Then & Forever.