**CD/DVD combo debuted @ #8  BILLBOARD Jazz Album Chart**

Contemporary Instrumental Album

Rock Performance - Ramble On

Traditional R&B Performance - Pride (In The Name of Love)

Improvised Jazz Solo - To Touch The Sky (Ric Fierabracci)

Instrumental Composition - Metropolis

Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals - Pride (In The Name of Love)

Recording Package

Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Music Film


Eric Marienthal - sax (GRAMMY winner, Chick Corea, The Rippingtons)

Chieli Minucci - guitar (GRAMMY nominee, Special EFX)

Karen Briggs - violin (Yanni, Chaka Khan)

Ric Fierabracci - bass (GRAMMY nominee, Chick Corea, Billy Cobham, Blood Sweat & Tears)

Cheikh N’Doye - bass (Baaba Maal, Mike Stern)

Gene Coye - drums (GRAMMY nominee, Larry Carlton, Stanley Clarke)

Steve Nieves - sax, perc, vox (Kenny Loggins)

Munyungo Jackson - percussion (Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock)

Tita Hutchison - vocals (Rick Rubin, Foreigner)

Jeff Marshall - guitar (Bo Bice, Alan Parsons)

Lao Tizer - keys (former “Best New Jazz Artist" nominee, Down To The Bone, Special EFX)

Songs From The Swinghouse is an enthralling listen.
—  5 Finger Review
A robust mix of originals and covers that incorporates grooves from across the musical spectrum!
Keyboardist Lao Tizer fronts an 11-member band that is filled with swinging funk, not dissimilar to vintage Tower of Power and AWB.
— Jazz Weekly
The disc and video show the world-class musicians at the top of their game as well as spotlighting the compositional integrity and musicality of bandleader Lao Tizer.
— Sounds of Timeless Jazz
On the song (The Source), the pianist leads his 10-piece ensemble through a funky original brimming with unison lines and a pretty sizable break of solos…
— DownBeat
They’re the missing link between The Dave Matthews Band and Snarky Puppy we never knew existed.
— Bakersfield Californian