Moonchild

Moonchild (10:15 PM)

Iman Omari "(Vibe)rations" Album Release Show (9:15 PM)

Fri, June 23, 2017

8:00 pm

GA ADV: $15.00 / VIP ADV $25.00

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Moonchild - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Moonchild
“With only a couple of albums under their belt – 2012’s Be Free and 2014’s Please Rewind – horn/reed players Andris Mattson, Max Bryk, and Amber Navran of the jazz and soul trio Moonchild have built a considerable following among both the neo-soul-hungover crowd and traditional jazz lovers who don’t mind the genre’s evolution. For much of this, we have lead singer Amber Navran to thank, whose voice whistles and whooshes in and out of the band’s soul claps, horn melodies, and synth shades. This is most evident on Please Rewind’s “Don’t Wake Me,” “Just A Minute,” and “Nobody,” on which Navran’s voice evokes Erykah Badu-esque charm, but with a vocal-defying soprano that’s almost too cool for jazz and too controlled for soul. An arresting voice like hers knows no boundaries, and her bandmates Max and Andris create lush templates to adapt to any genre while still maintaining a jazz aesthetic. The end result is an infallible cross-breed of lush boom bap and soul power, aligning with Moonchild’s orbit. It’s no wonder artists like Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, Robert Glasper, James Poyser, Jazzy Jeff, 9th Wonder, Giles Peterson, and Leela James have been singing their praises.”
-Eric Tullis, Art Of Cool Festival 2015
Iman Omari "(Vibe)rations" Album Release Show - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Iman Omari "(Vibe)rations" Album Release Show
With the “new sound” of West Coast music upon us, a young prodigy from the left coast is prepared to make his mark on the music industry. With such a diverse display of talents, 23-year old Los Angeles-based composer, producer, writer and singer Iman Omari is using a sound that “can’t be defined” to takeover the game.

Taking over the game started in 2011 for Omari with his debut album “Energy”. Through his infectious use of melodic vocals combined with jazz-fusion, hip-hop, soul and R&B he hopes to continue to change the way people listen to music, making it a more passionate and soulful experience with his second album entitled (Vibe)rations due for a June 2013 release.

The self-taught musician and former graduate of the Alexander Hamilton High School of Music Academy has already delivered the bubbly sound of the New West to the world. As a self-proclaimed hip-hop lover, he has produced tracks for numerous prominent artist including Pac Div, Cam Meekins, Mac Miller, Over Doz, Sabi and Ty $. His unique sound allowed him to land co-production credits on Kendrick Lamar’s 2011 critically acclaimed “Section 80” mixtape.

While currently working on various collaborations Omari hopes that his sophmore album puts him in a section apart from the rest. In a music world full of regurgitated acts the young prodigy finds it hard to define himself as an artist but is aware that what he is creating both vocally and musically is truly rare.

Although his musical inspirations ranging from Stevie Wonder and Donnie Hathaway to Herbie Hancock and Jay Dilla may be of the past; it is clear that his refreshing sound is groundbreaking yet not limited. Just sounds simply syncopated for true music lovers to feel the “(Vibe)rations.”
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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