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Hermann Lara

Saxophonist and composer Hermann Lara is a product of the San Francisco's jazz sound and tradition. Born and raised in the City's vibrant Mission District, his music credits range from performances with the local funk grew Stymie & the Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra to engagements with salsa legends Paquito Guzman and Lalo Rodriguez. He is also a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and currently performs and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A 20 year veteran of the casual and weekend circuit, he breaks out on his own as leader and solo artist with his debut CD New Mission featuring 6 time Grammy nominated guitarist, Mike Stern. New Mission weaves together musical stories and themes which serve as tributes to the City's iconic entertainment past & present as well as melodic commentaries based on the composer's experiences as a musician and worker in America today. The 38 year old Lara offers his keen sense for musical styling and a full offering of improvisation filled jazz compositions with rhythmic setting based in Brazilian rhythms such as the Partido Alto to a New Orleans second line. The album covers fusion and groove based jazz and more traditional post bop tunes to a playfully, quirky ballad which is sure to impress.

New Mission is an impressive freshman outing from an experienced musician and bound to be a favorite in all collections.