About Ernie Krivda
The journey in music that began under his musician father Lou’s influence from almost birth to his tutelage at age 6 has taken him from polka bands in his early teens, classes at The Cleveland Institute of Music, the bands of Cleveland greats Eddie Bachus and Bill DeArango in the jazz clubs of Cleveland, to a life in music that includes the mentorship of Cannonball Adderley, tours with Quincy Jones, performances with musicians such as Ella Fitzgerald, Phil Woods, Sarah Vaughn, Buddy DeFranco, Groove Holmes, Terry Gibbs, John Faddis, The Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, David Sanborn, Jackie Wilson, 30 albums under his name and concerts, festivals, and jazz clubs with his own groups all over the world.
The musical journey goes on with this new recording on Capri Records and touring that will give audiences an opportunity to hear “the sound that sets him apart” (Applegate Music Review), and the musician that the venerable Jazz Journal (of the UK) calls “both classic and brand new” …The Legend Continues…!
May 21, 2014
The Tommy LiPuma Center for the Creative Arts
Metro Campus, Cuyahoga Community College
Marketing: Ron Watt, Sr.
Design: Kelly Carleton
Cover Photo: Don Krejci
Model: Simone Rene Dugay
Ernie Krivda (tenor saxophone)
Lafayette Carthon (piano)
Marion Hayden (bass)
Renell Gonsalves (drums)
Special thanks to Paulius Nasvytis for allowing us to use the classic atmosphere of his Velvet Tango Room night club as the location for the cover photo.
About The Band
Lafayette Carthon, piano
Lafayette Carthon is a producer and award-winning keyboardist who has done music for numerous Grammy Award Winning Artists, including Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Marvin Winans, Mary J. Blige, R-Kelly, Donnie McClurkin, and many others.
Marion Hayden, bass
Born in Detroit, MI, Marion Hayden is one of the nation’s finest proponents of the acoustic bass. She creates a rich, dark tone and a very advanced rhythmic concept. Classically trained, she honed he skills in private studies at the prestigious University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and the many jam sessions in Detroit’s various jazz clubs. An accomplished composer and educator, Hayden is bass instructor in the jazz department of Tri-C College, Cleveland Ohio, and is on faculty at the U of M School of Music. She has performed or recorded with such luminaries as Marcus Belgrave, Roy Brooks, Kirk Lightsey, Ralph Peterson, Kenny Burrell, Regina Carter and James Carter. Hayden’s mainstay on the Detroit scene is her band Straight Ahead, an all female ensemble that plays frequently around the Detroit-Metro Area.
Renell Gonsalves, drums
Renell Gonsalves was born in Detroit, raised in Chicago and began playing drums in 1963. After spending time at Tennessee State University and playing in the marching band, he moved to New York and mostly listened to all of his idols including Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Candy Finch, Roy Haynes, Art Blakey and many others. Renell is the son of the great Duke Ellington tenor saxophone soloist, Paul Gonsalves.