Karen Briggs and Lao Tizer

*Noted keyboardist and recording artist Lao Tizer will appear with his fiery band TIZER featuring Karen Briggs at The Baked Potato in Studio City, Friday, August 12th, at 9:30 p.m and 11:30 p.m.

The Baked Potato, owned by composer and musician Don Randi, is one of the world’s oldest music venues specializing in jazz fusion music. Cover charge is $20. The Baked Potato is located at 3787Cahuenga Boulevard West.

Lao Tizer captivates audiences of all ages and musical tastes with his eclectic blend of jam based fusion and contemporary jazz. Proclaimed “an independent artist with all the right moves” and “a torchbearer for the new generation of contemporary jazz,” Tizer’s recordings have sold over 90,000 copies. He has graced the stage with such stellar artists as Wayne Shorter, George Benson, Boney James, Isaac Hayes, The Commodores and many more in concerts all over the world.  His popular single, “Her Poetry” landed on Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart, and his recordings have sold over 90,000 copies. TIZER was also a 2011 Oasis Jazz Awards  nominee for “Jazz Group of the Year.”

Lao’s continuing growth as a composer is expressed in the deep musical prism of his evolving artistry. Whether he is performing solo, in concert with his unique band Tizer (featuring the all-star lineup of Chieli Minucci, Cheikh NDoye,  Raul Pineda, Jeff Kollman, Steve Nieves and Karen Briggs), or as a member of the Chieli Minucci and Special EFX Quartet, his compelling performances always move the audience.

In addition to touring across the United States with his band TIZER, Lao is also performing on the all-star concert tour with Chieli Minucci and violin virtuoso Karen Briggs this summer. For more information regarding tour dates and his performance at The Baked Potato,  please visit www.laotizer.com. or call 818-980-1615.

TIZER Tour Schedule:

8/12 The Baked Potato–Studio City, CA

8/13 Concerts in the Park–Santa Clarita, CA

8/14 Richmond Jazz Festival–Richmond, VA

8/17 Animal Crackers Jazz Series–Racine, WI

8/21 Concerts by the Sea–La Jolla, CA

8/25 Dell East Amphitheater–Philadelphia, PA

8/27 York Fest–York, PA

9/3 Spaghettini Grill & Jazz Club–Seal Beach, CA

9/16 Grapefest–Grapevine, TX

9/17 Grapefest–Grapevine, TX

10/1 Jazz on the River–Fayetteville, NC

10/9 Duck Jazz Fest–Duck, NC

10/15 JW Desert Ridge Jazz–Phoenix, AZ

10/22 Exodus to Jazz Series–Rochester, NY

10/28 Capital Jazz Supercruise–Caribbean

11/18 Spaghettini Grill & Jazz Club–Seal Beach, CA

1/11 Festival International Providencia Jazz–Santiago, Chile

1/13 Blues Alley–Washington, DC

5/4 Reedy River Wine & Jazz–Greenville, SC