Santana's Supernatural Trumpeter, Bill Ortiz, Announces 2 San Francisco Concerts
April 15, 2010 – San Francisco, CA - Billboard-charting Bill Ortiz, the Bay Area's acclaimed trumpet great, whose debut CD, From Where I Stand, continues to receive nothing but accolades since its July 2009 release, announces two highly-anticipated live performances at America's #1 Blues Nightclub; San Francisco's Biscuits and Blues, Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. These are two very special opportunities to see and hear Carlos Santana 's solo sideman that the iconic Jazz Times Magazine calls “Just Great” and the authoritative Music Connection Magazine calls “chillin', artsy yet infectious, (and) easy grooving.”
Bill Ortiz's sweet full tone, and clear, distinctive, and assertive style has made this San Francisco native one of the most in-demand trumpet players on the Bay Area Music Scene, as well as the entire west coast, for the past 25-years. From Where I Stand features 13 original compositions that will appeal to all tastes as the disc is “a diverse musical journey” that transcends his unique Neo-Soul and Nu-Jazz styles and Funk influences.
During these shows, Ortiz will debut Hip-Hop and Urban From Where I Stand remixes, including the K-Maxx -remixed Hip-Hop single, Word Play. K-Maxx, aka Ken Hopkins, is a legendary San Francisco Hip-Hop recording artist, producer, also the host of KPOO FM's wildly popular new music program " Ghetto Gumbo."
Bill Ortiz has been a member of Carlos Santana's touring band since 2000, landing the gig after performing on Santana's 1999 smash single Smooth from the multi-Grammy-winning, 30-million selling CD, Supernatural. Ortiz also appears on the Grammy-winning single The Game of Love from Santana's 2002 release, Shaman.
Over two and a half decades, Bill Ortiz's performing and recording credits include work with such diverse and dynamic artists as Destiny's Child, Taj Mahal, Tito Puente, Tony Toni Toné, Wayne Shorter, Michelle Branch, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Lauryn Hill, Don Cherry, Quincy Jones, Beyonce' Knowles, Cachao, John McLaughlin, Todd Rundgren, Arturo Sandoval, and Boz Scaggs, to name just a few.
Additional information about Bill Ortiz can be found at his newly updated website and Blog, complete with multimedia, music, photos, video, tour dates and news, at http://www.billortiz.com
Bill Ortiz will also be performing with Santana at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas April 21 – May 2, 2010. A limited number of tickets have been set-aside for Las Vegas music journalists interested in interviewing Bill Ortiz. For those interested in receiving a copy of From Where I Stand , and seeing Bill Ortiz perform at San Francisco's Biscuits and Blues Nightclub or with Carlos Santana in Las Vegas, please contact Christopher Buttner at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 415-233-7350
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