Aug 25


Concert Location: Arrowhead Lake Association’s (ALA) Tavern Bay Beach Club
28399 N Shore Rd, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352


Featuring Grammy winning Saxophonist,
ERIC MARIENTHAL | Watch video.

“TIZER functions on high-octane playing with long improvisational passages and intricately crafted motifs and counterpoint…  For excitement, there were plenty of moments of intersecting ideas…” 


The evolution of the Lao Tizer Band is revealed joyously in Songs From The Swinghouse. Now incorporating a vocalist into the recording and touring band, the road ahead is enthralling to the group’s founder.

“I spent my whole life writing instrumental music, and now I’m working on original material for the group including vocals.”

Ultimately, Lao Tizer eschews being formulaic. “I try and just stay true to my muse and to use every bit of my facility to create great music that hopefully has its own voice and continues to evolve as I continue to evolve as a person. It’s very reflective of me, it’s all I’ve done all my life.” 

“Rare musicianship from a team of modern masters.” – The Royal Gazette


Lao Tizer – keyboard
Eric Marienthal – saxophone
Maiya Sykes – vocals
Gene Coye – drums
Anthony Crawford – bass
Munyungo Jackson – percussion
Chieli Minucci – guitar

Tizer’s regular collaborators who are celebrated in their own right: Chieli Minucci, the three-time Emmy-winning and Grammy® Award-nominated guitarist and composer; Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal, who is a permanent member of the Chick CoreaElektric Band. Tizer also credits the powerhouse rhythm section Grammy® Award-nominated drummer Gene Coye and percussionist Munyungo Jackson) with underpinning the dynamic force and arrangements for the project.

Lao Tizer
Loa Tizer Band, keyboardist

Hailing from Boulder, CO,  with a career that now spans nine albums over nearly a quarter of a century — he was a teenage prodigy — Lao Tizer is the son of hippies with a Russian-Jewish background, and the mix of that ethnic family heritage, parental new age influence and growing up with the sights and sounds of ’80s and ’90s pop culture (alongside the music of the ’60s and ’70s he heard from his parents) have brought him to a place in his artistic life where he was ready to embrace a wider range of influences and stretch himself and his players to pull off such an ambitious project.

Eric Marienthal
Grammy winning saxophonist

Eric Marienthal began his professional career in 1980 with famed New Orleans trumpeter Al Hirt. After returning to Los Angeles Eric became a member of the famed Chick Corea Elektric Band. He recorded 6 CD’s with the band and won 2 Grammy Awards. Eric went on to join the Jeff Lorber Fusion. Eric has performed with Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Aaron Neville, Johnny Mathis, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, George Duke, David Benoit, The Rippingtons, The Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band, Patti Austin, Lou Rawls, David Lee Roth, The Yellowjackets, B.B. King, Ramsey Louis, Patti Labelle, Olivia Newton-John, and many others.

Maiya Sykes

Anthony Crawford

Chieli Minucci

Munyungo Jackson

Gene Coye