In collaboration with the A Call 2Peace Foundation
Brad Rabuchin Trio
“Well, with Brad Rabuchin there is nothing to fear, except perhaps the knowledge that hearing his incredible guitar playing might require a recovery period in order to figure out what just happened.” Brad Rabuchin now splits time between leading his own band and a successful career as a sideman. Some of the Brads’ credits include: Bonnie Rait, Roy Hardgrove, Louie Bellson, Pat Martino, Steve Turre, Al Kooper, Steve Wonder, Buddy Miles, Lean-to, Diane Shurr, David “Fathead” Newman, Willie Nelson and even Mr. Tom Jones. Brad also spent 5 years and toured 6 continents as the last guitarist with Ray Charles. All the while, though, Rabuchin has also been honing his own unique musical voice, just left of center.
Leigh Demarche Vance
Leigh Demarche Vance’s dynamic voice has taken her across the country, singing jazz standards to R&B and pop. A naturally gifted vocalist, Leigh sang her first professional gig at age 6 and hasn’t looked back. She has worked professional theater, sung 1940s big band standards in Las Vegas with her two talented siblings (The Demarche Sisters) and brought the funk to Motown classics. She has also sung on numerous commercials. Her credits include gigs with Bob Hope, Donald O'Connor and The Tex Beneke Orchestra. But her heart belongs to jazz, interpreting Great American Songbook classics with a sultry style and wide vocal range. Leigh’s voice has graced the stages of the Ahmanson Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, The Sands Hotel and the Gallo Center for the Performing Arts. Her current guilty pleasure is singing with the L.A. based Steely Dan cover band, Dr. Wu. Leigh primarily works in the L.A. Area, doing concert, club, and recording dates.
GARY FUKUSHIMA Piano Gary Fukushima is a pianist and composer in Los Angeles. He is on the faculty at California State University, Northridge, and at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. He has performed throughout the United States and in Asia with Priscilla Ahn, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Renee Olstead, the Sabella Consort, and others. A native of Seattle, Washington, Gary relocated to Southern California in 2003 to continue graduate studies and is currently active in the local Los Angeles music scene, having recorded and performed with many esteemed musicians and musical groups including Alphonso Johnson, John Daversa, Joe La Barbara, Larry Koonse, Matt Otto, Darek Oles, Steve Cotter, Carl Saunders, Walter Smith III, and Roy McCurdy among others. He also writes music previews for the LA Weekly, and he is a cofounder and current artistic director of the Los Angeles Jazz Collective, an organization that seeks to promote improvised jazz music, and to create a stronger community among Los Angeles jazz musicians. Gary teaches jazz piano, improvisation, and music history at CalState Northridge and also teaches jazz piano for the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.