“Jazz Group of the Year” nominee, The Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Karen Briggs, makes their anticipated return appearance on Mon, November 6 @ the legendary Blues Alley! This acclaimed world, jazz, fusion powerhouse group features an all-star lineup of musicians. Led by pianist, keyboardist, composer and former “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee, Lao Tizer (Down To The Bone, Special EFX), the quartet also features violinist extraordinaire Karen Briggs (Yanni, Stanley Clarke, Chaka Khan), Senegaleese bassist, Cheikh N’Doye (Mike Stern, Baaba Maal) and Grammy nominated drum phenom, Gene Coye (Larry Carlton, Terrence Blanchard). The Lao Tizer Band has been proclaimed “A Torchbearer for a new generation of Contemporary Jazz” and has appeared on many premier venues throughout the world including; Playboy Jazz, Artscape, Baltimore Musuem of Art, Dubai Jazz Fest, Martinique Jazz Fest, Jarasum International Jazz Fest — S Korea and National Harbor to name a few. The quartet brings their unique blend of original, high-energy jazz to this wonderfully intimate venue for a memorable evening (8 & 10p shows) of live music!