Lao Tizer, Keyboardist and composer|
Lao is a "Best New Jazz Artist" nominee; a Yamaha-endorsed pianist and
keyboardist. "TIZER" has performed at premier venues all over the United States
and events worldwide. Lao has performed along side artists like, "Isaac Hayes,
Boney James, Zappa Plays Zappa,
Wayne Shorter, George Benson, The Commodores,
The Rippingtons, Bruce Hornsby, Jethro Tull, and Spyro Gyra", and the list goes
on. Lao's attraction to music was realized in his early childhood.
He was drawn to the piano his parents bought for his sister, when he heard heard
her playing. From age five to age nine, Lao "tinkered" with the piano
until his parents "gave in" and allowed him to begin formal training. Once
he bagan lessons, his natural talent for improvisation and composition
blossomed. Lao self-produced and released his first three solo keyboard
recordings while in high school. In 1997 he relocated to Los Angeles to pursue
his musical calling, where he met guitarist Chieli Minucci, who was a strong
influence and advisor. In 2001 Lao released his first CD titled "Golden Soul".
In 2006 he recorded his second CD, "Diversify". In 2008, Lao created "TIZER",
featuring "Chieli Minucci and international violin virtuoso Karen Briggs". In that same year,
he produced his third album "Passages". Since the release of "Passages", TIZER has performed
concerts on tour in Asian and African. In 2010, Lao released his fourth album "Tizer Live".
"Downbeat," released in 2012, the first studio album by TIZER, a collection of 12 brand-new
originals. TIZER can been seen and heard at concerts, festivals and in clubs all over the
world. Check his calendar for a venue near you. Link:
DC Bebop page.