May 7 & 8
Black Nile are brothers Aaron & Lawrence Shaw which have been playing music together for much of their lives, bringing forth a telepathic dynamic that translates heavily into their music and performance, embodying blends of the old and the new. As believers of education and knowledge, they continue to finely tune their pallet and are in constant motion in their musical growth; while being among the newest jazz artists emerging from the exploding LA Jazz Renaissance.
Born and raised in the Los Angeles community of Ladera Heights, Lawrence and Aaron were introduced to music at an early age by their father who was a pianist who would play music in the home all the time. This sparked their interest in music which inspired the brothers to take music lessons. Eventually, they both attended high school at the Los Angeles County High School For The Arts. This led to Aron playing the Saxophone, Flute, SP-404, piano, and drums, and Lawrence playing the bass, piano, guitar, drums.
Photo courtesy of Farah Sosa