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Brian Ho Album Release ft. Dan Wilson and “Wookie” Landham

Aug 11, Sunday - 12pm Noon
California Music Lounge

Brian Ho has dedicated countless hours to mastering the rich history of the Hammond Organ on and off the bandstand, while simultaneously adding his voice and influences into the music. Joined by drummer Byron “Wookie” Landham and other alumni of Joey Defrancesco’s trio, Grammy Award Nominated guitarist Dan Wilson, this performance will premiere songs from Ho’s new album, Bridges.

Ho has recorded or played with incredible musicians like Azar Lawrence, Billy Hart, Troy Roberts, and Gary Bartz, and been featured in jazz clubs and festivals all over the world. “Brian Ho is a Bay Area Organist that I’m really digging these days. He sounds good, [is] doing some cool stuff, and [is] keeping the tradition alive…the future of jazz organ is in good hands.” (Joey Defrancesco)

Dan Wilson began his musical path during his youth in his church community. Wilson’s musical identity has been shaped by everything from gospel and blues to traditional jazz, hip-hop, and horn players like Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson. With traces of his major guitar influences including Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, and George Benson. Wilson went on to earn a Grammy Award nomination with Joey DeFrancesco’s trio quartet for DeFrancesco’s album Project Freedom (Mack Avenue Records, 2017). 

Byron “Wookie” Landham grew up surrounded by all genres of music and took an interest in the drums by seven years old. At ten, Bryon enrolled at Settlement Music School and studied classical percussion and jazz drumming. His musicality earned him steady work with some of the world’s finest musicians. To date, Byron has recorded on at least fifty albums as well as co-produced Joey DeFrancesco’s Grammy Award-nominated album “Never Can Say Goodbye,” a tribute to the late Michael Jackson.

Ho has recorded or played with incredible musicians like Azar Lawrence, Billy Hart, Troy Roberts, and Gary Bartz, and been featured in jazz clubs and festivals all over the world. “Brian Ho is a Bay Area Organist that I’m really digging these days. He sounds good, [is] doing some cool stuff, and [is] keeping the tradition alive…the future of jazz organ is in good hands.” (Joey Defrancesco)

Dan Wilson began his musical path during his youth in his church community. Wilson’s musical identity has been shaped by everything from gospel and blues to traditional jazz, hip-hop, and horn players like Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson. With traces of his major guitar influences including Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, and George Benson. Wilson went on to earn a Grammy Award nomination with Joey DeFrancesco’s trio quartet for DeFrancesco’s album Project Freedom (Mack Avenue Records, 2017). 

Byron “Wookie” Landham grew up surrounded by all genres of music and took an interest in the drums by seven years old. At ten, Bryon enrolled at Settlement Music School and studied classical percussion and jazz drumming. His musicality earned him steady work with some of the world’s finest musicians. To date, Byron has recorded on at least fifty albums as well as co-produced Joey DeFrancesco’s Grammy Award-nominated album “Never Can Say Goodbye,” a tribute to the late Michael Jackson.


Personnel

Brian Ho – organ
Dan Wilson – guitar
Byron “Wookie” Landham – drums