Afro-Zen Allstars- The Pillar of Truth (Yewnet Messosso)
3/25/16 Balliceaux Richmond, VA Our 4th ever show, jamming out the Ethiopian classic, Yewnet Messosso. CJ Alicea-drms Bayo Adrien-perc Brian Cruse-bs Chris Vasi-gtr George M Lowe-gtr Chris Sclafani-bari John Lilley-tenor Special Guest, Bryan Hooten-bone
Afro-Zen Allstars- Sonia
Afro-Zen Allstars perform the great Mongezi Feza's "Sonia" at Castleburg Brewery and Taproom. 11/23/19 Solo: Chris Vasi- guitar Keith Cable- percussion Bryan Connelly- drums Myrick Crampton- tenor sax Brian Cruse- bass John Lilley- tenor sax George M Lowe- guitar Chris Sclafani- alto sax Chris Vasi- guitar
Afro-Zen Allstars perform Mulatu Astatke's "Yekatit"
Ethio-Jazz classic "Yekatit" performed by Richmond, Va's Afro-Zen Allstars at Garden Grove Brewing Company, Richmond, Va, August 11, 2017. Musicians: Marc Langelier, bass; John Lilly, sax; George Lowe, guitar; Scott Milstead, drums; Chris Sclafani, sax; Chris Vasi, guitar; Toby Whitaker, trombone. Arrangement: George Lowe
Afro-Zen Allstars- Zombie
Afro-Zen Allstars perform Fela Kuti's "Zombie" at Castleburg Brewery and Taproom 11/23/19. Solos: John Lilley- tenor sax, Myrick Crampton- tenor sax. Keith Cable- percussion Bryan Connelly- drums Myrick Crampton- tenor sax Brian Cruse- bass John Lilley- tenor sax George M Lowe- guitar Chris Sclafani- alto sax Chris Vasi- guitar
Afro-Zen Allstars perform "Night" at Vagabond
Richmond based ensemble Afro-Zen Allstars perform "Night", an arrangement by bandleader George M Lowe of the Sorcerers original song "Night of the Sorcerers". Solos by Chris Sclafani (baritone sax) & John Lilley (tenor sax). June 13, 2018 Vagabond Richmond, VA Lineup: Brian Cruse John Lilley George M Lowe Scott Milstead Chris Sclafani Chris Vasi Toby Whitiker
Afro-Zen Allstars perform "Bemen Sebeb Lelash" 5/3/17
Afro-Zen Allstars perform the Ethiopian classic "Bemen Sebeb Lelash" from their new CD "Greatest Hits" at Gypsy Sally's in Washington, DC on May 3, 2017. Special guest Reggie Chapman on bass trombone. Solos by John Lilley- tenor, and Chris Vasi- guitar.
Afro Zen Allstars- Do It
Afro-Zen Allstars perform "Do It" on 6/8/18 at Garden Grove Brewing & Urban Winery, Richmond Virginia. Written by South African great Chris McGregor and 1st performed by his wonderful band Brotherhood of Breath in 1972. Solos by Toby Whitaker & Myrick Crampton Afro-Zen Allstars: Brian Cruse-bass Scott Clark- drums Myrick Crampton- alto sax John Lilley- tenor sax George M Lowe- guitar Chris Vasi- guitar Toby Whitaker- trombone
Afro-Zen Allstars- Guragigna
Afro-Zen Allstars perform Guragigna. Dec. 12, 2015 at Balliceaux in Richmond, Virginia. Solos by Chris Vasi (gtr) and John Lilley (alto). Video by Bari Davis. Afro-Zen Allstars are: CJ Alicea-Drums Hector Barez- Percussion Brian Cruze-Bass Chris Vasi- Guitar George M Lowe- Guitar John Lilley- Alto & Tenor Saxophones Chris Sclafani- Baritone Saxophone Toby Whitaker- Trombone http://www.afrozenallstars.org