Uncle Los Music- Soul/Jazz solid grooves with catchy melodies
Sunday, June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$12 - $15
San Francisco/Bay Area composer, arranger and multi instrumentalist Carlos Sanders aka Uncle Los, returns with a deeply personal and inspired sophomore release with his new contemporary jazz project – Black Bottom Cupcake. On the heels of his broadly accepted 2013 debut album “Say Something” (which received up to 150 spins per week nationally and reached #28 on the “Smooth Jazz Indie” chart) Uncle Los continues to champion the subtle art of song writing while simultaneously staying “present in the pocket”.
Growing up in Los Angeles, Uncle Los was aware of the power of “the song” at an early age. Classical training in piano led to an appreciation and respect for composers like Chopin and Rachmaninoff. Sneaking into his parents record collection, he become infatuated with popular composers ranging from Marvin Gaye to Burt Bacharach. During his high school – garage band phase he was inspired by artist like Gino Vannelli and Jeff Lorber. All of these artist, helped to shape and inform whom he would become as a song writer. He developed a deep appreciation for solid grooves with catchy melodies. He loved lyrics that told stories – that were thoughtful and had “depth” to them. And above all else, he understood that “ the soul purpose of music is to move you..”.
After moving to San Francisco – Uncle Los worked as a sideman for several Bay Area bands in the 90’s, playing in the Jazz and R&B genres. He later became the keyboardist for R&B singer Zoe Ellis, appearing on her 2007 release Live at Anna’s Jazz Island. Uncle Los’ gig highlights include multiple dates at Yoshi’s San Francisco and Yoshi’s Oakland in 2013-2014. He also appeared at a variety of venues with The Zoe Ellis Band including Bruno’s and Bimbo’s in San Francisco – the latter where they opened for legendary bassist/all around music master Marcus Miller.
The new project Black Bottom Cupcake by Uncle Los Music takes you on a mystic journey from start to finish. From the opening ode to mistress music “Muse”, to the familiar but yet fresh walk thru “Sense Memory”. Pausing briefly to ponder “Lasting Love” and landing on the erotic 5/4 aquatics of “Fort Pointe”. Ending with the Sunday inspired benediction of “So Right”.
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