Cortez/Williams Project 7/16/2021

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Trumpeter Larry Williams has returned home to Orlando, and after a 10-year absence from the instrument, and much to the delight of his many fans, has also returned to the trumpet. Also an inspiring composer, guitarist, and percussionist, Larry’s body of work includes orchestral, rock, world music, fusion, and straight-ahead jazz.

The partnership between Chris Cortez and Larry Williams goes back over 40 years. The 2 spent the early part of their careers in the band Rhythm Method, which became a premier jazz/fusion group in Central Florida in the 1980s, opening for Miles Davis, James Brown, Zawinil Syndicate, and backing up Ira Sullivan and Joe Diorio, among others.

In preparation for a new recording project, Chris and Larry are doing a series of shows at Blue Bamboo. Band members include Bob Thornton - piano, Paul Parker - drums, Marco Bojorquez - bass, and Dan Jordan - saxophone & flute. Join us for what is sure to be an exciting meeting of these unique musical minds.