The San Gabriel Seven are an instrumental Jazz/Funk band with tight horns, a killer rhythm section and great arrangements - both original and clever new takes on familiar jazz standards. We are based in the Los Angeles area but perform across the nation and regularly feature such greats as Bill Watrous, Nick Mancini and Eric Marienthal. You can buy our CDs on our website, Chop Check, Blame It On Trio, Cottonwood Station and our newest CD, Lost My Heart with Ingrid James. Not sure if you'll like the CDs? Click here to listen to selections from our CDs.
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Hi all, lots of news…
Saturday May 11, Kye Palmer will be performing with the “Cabana Boys,” a 4 horn group out of Fullerton College, under the direction of Greg Woll. We checked them out last night and the band kicks! They played five tunes by themselves, props to the guitar and tenor players for their solos. Kye then joined them on stage and played four SG7 tunes with the band. Kye was his usual superb self.
Check them out Saturday night!!
SG7 will be performing July 6 in Chino. 2 sets of high energy funk. More details coming soon.
SG7 is doing some high level science type testing… instead of rehearsing 10-11 tunes and then hitting the studio, we are going to rehearse 3 tunes and then record them. Repeat until we have a CD or two worth of material.
Some of the new songs have so many notes that Local 47 Union rules prevent us from recording 10 tunes all at once.
SG7 is beginning to work on our 5th Album, "Effervescence". This album will feature original intrumental tunes by Dave Cushman, Chris Gordon and possibly a tune from Kye Palmer.
SG7 is pleased to announce a new member to the band, Saxophone player Dick Aven. Dick plays Flute, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bari and EWI.
Our "Lost My Heart" tour in Australia is almost over, bags are starting to be packed. Even though it's been almost 30 days, the time has flown by. The reception to the band, Ingrid & Bill was beyond anything we could had hoped for. We have made many many new friends, many new fans. We were lucky to have such high quality musicians (Bob (trumpet), OJ (bass), Louise (keyboard), Bruce (guitar), Ben (Guitar)) perform with us, sharing their skills and talent with us on stage.
Besides the musical performances, we had many clinics and workshops all across Queensland. Jazz Improv, Brass workshops, Sax workshops, Arranging Clinics, Jazz Band clinics, Rocket Science lectures to name a few. In ages ranging from junior high, high school, university to Army and Navy bands.
As soon as the jet-lag wears off and we become acclimated to the Los Angeles temperatures, pictures of the tour will be posted on our "Gallery" page. Until then, be sure to check out our Facebook page. Like us and share with your friends and family.
Many thanks to Ingrid James, not only for her talent as a singer/vocalist, but also for all her hours of hard work putting this tour together, without her this tour never would have happened. I am proud to be able to say I have worked with Ingrid James both on the "Lost My Heart" CD and this tour. Total pro and class act.
What's up next for SG7?
The Texas Jazz Festival - On Saturday 10/20/2012 we are the headline act on the main stage with Ingrid James and Bill Watrous.
On Sunday 10/21/2012 *SG7* is the headline act on the main stage, playing "Music the way it's supposed to feel."
(We are hoping to have all the bugs worked out and stream live video of our performances.)
Big changes, more info on that coming soon.
In December we are planning on starting recording our 5th CD, "Effervescence." All instrumental, all funky.
SG7 with Ingrid James performance schedule for our SGS-Live streaming video page.
All times local to Los Angeles.
Friday 17 - Broadbeach Jazz Festival 11:45PM - 12:45AM
Saturday 18 - Broadbeach Jazz Festival 9:45PM - 11PM
Friday 24 - Magnetic Island Jazz Festival 3AM - 5
SaturdY 25 - Magnetic Island Jazz Festival 8:15PM
Sunday 26 - Townsville School of Arts 2:30AM
Monday 27 - Toowoomba Empire Church Theatre 3:00AM
Wednesday 29 - Noosa Jazz Festival 2:30AM
Friday 31 - Noosa Jazz Festival 9:45 PM
Thursday 6 - St Laurence's College 1:30AM
Friday 7 - Brisbane Jazz Festival 11AM
For past performances visit http://www.ustream.tv/user/sgsjazz
Catch our performances LIVE on the web at SGS Live!