Jon Hatamiya and Friends at Blue Whale


Jon Hatamiya

Jon Hatamiya

Trombonist/composer/arranger Jon Hatamiya will showcase his distinct fusion of jazz, rock and electronica on Monday, June 29, at 9 p.m. at the Blue Whale, 123 Astronaut E.S. Onizuka St., Suite 301, in Little Tokyo.

Hatamiya will be joined by Alex Hahn (alto sax/soprano sax), Ramsey Castaneda (tenor sax), Ryan DeWeese (trumpet), Chase Jackson (vibraphone), Jacob Mann (piano/keys/synths/one-minute jazz lessons), Colin Cook (guitar), John Snow (electric bass), and Colin McDaniel (drums).

Originally from the Sacramento area, Hatamiya has performed with the likes of the Dave Matthews Band and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

“I am incredibly excited for my debut as a headliner at my favorite club in Los Angeles (or really anywhere for that matter): the Blue Whale!” Hatamiya said. “For this special occasion I’ve decided to present the electro-fusion nonet that I brought to my hometown of Davis last winter. This version of the group will feature some of the most exciting young musicians on the L.A. scene …

“Two sets of high-energy music, and lots of chops to go around! It’s gonna be a lot of fun. This is my biggest show as a leader since I moved to L.A. last fall. It would be great to see you there!”

Admission is $10 at the door. Must be 21 or older.

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