The Los Angeles Seasons Concert Series show will feature The Red Quartet, performing with The Borodin Quartet, jazz vocalist Dwight Trible and funk/soul/house spinner DJ Mando Fever at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 Fourth St., Santa Monica.
The Red Quartet, an ensemble of guitar, violin, cello and vocals whose music ranges from early classical to “decidedly futuristic,” will perform three sets with The Borodin Quartet, a classical Russian string group, and the other guest performers.
Tickets at the door will be $30. A portion of the proceeds will benefit two charities, One Light International and the Robin E. Harris Foundation.
The event will also feature an art exhibit and silent auction featuring paintings by Gia and Javiera Estrada. In addition, The Red Quartet will also sign their upcoming self titled CD release.
The Red Quartet consists of guitar player Kenton Youngstrom and vocalist Marissa Steingold, in addition to violinist Philip Vaiman and cello player Maksim Velichkin. The group has been performing in Southern California for several years at prestigious venues including the Clark Library and the Bruman Chamber Music Festival at UCLA, the Summer Sounds Classical and Jazz Series in West Hollywood and the Colburn School’s Zipper Hall.
The members of the Red Quartet are all top session players in Los Angeles who have played with artists including Sting, Dave Matthews, Tony Bennett, Taylor Swift, Goo-Goo Dolls, Rod Stewart, Shakira, Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban and John Legend.
In existence for more than 60 years, The Borodin Quartet focuses on the masterpieces at the very heart of the quartet repertoire.
In addition to performing with his group, The Dwight Trible Ensemble, Trible is the vocalist with Pharoah Sanders Quartet and the vocal director for the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. Additionally, he has performed and recorded with numerous jazz and soul greats as well as released several acclaimed albums.
Longtime Los Angeles nightlife stalwart DJ Mando Fever got his start in the Latin house music scene before moving on to a long career in hip hop and creating the musical atmosphere in some of Hollywood’s top celebrity nightclubs.
For more information and tickets, www.theredquartet.com.