Saxophonist and composer Kareem Kandi will bring his trio down to the R&R for a summer installment. He is joined by Delvon Lamarr on Hammond B3 Organ and Adam Kessler on Drums.
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” Serendipity, Talent, Intelligence. These words come to mind upon meeting the promising young saxophonist Kareem Kandi. “ Jazz steps Magazine
A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem Kandi is a performer, composer, and educator, who is in high demand for his talents both on and off the stage.
Growing up in the northwest with its vibrant music scene allowed Kandi the opportunity to study with, listen to and perform with world class jazz artists residing in the area. Artists such as Tracy Knoop, Jay Thomas, Don Lanphere, Bill Ramsay, Hadley Caliman, Julian Priester and many others had a large impact on Kareem early in his musical education.
As an educator Kareem divides his time teaching jazz improvisation as an artist in residence at The Tacoma School of the Arts, directing the award winning student jazz ensemble at Pierce College, conducting masterclasses and workshops at schools around the Puget Sound area, and maintaining a full load of private students.
Delvon has toured and performed around the world with great artist such as Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Lee Brothers, Juno What?, Budos Band, Karl Denson, ReBirth Brass Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Spearhead, Garage Mahal, and New Master Sounds. Delvon has also participated in numerous projects such as: ADD Trio, Big Baron, Megatron, Robert Walters, Olympic Sound Collective, South Side Players and is currently playing with Vaughn Kreestoe and Lucky Brown & the Funk Revolution.
Adam Kessler drums with multiple groups in the Seattle area. He is also a teacher and organizer of numerous musical events and a Capitol Hill Jazz collective. He is pictured above playing above with Steve O'Brien Trio.