40th Anniversary Event:
Norman Landsberg Quintet
Norman Landsberg - piano
Erik Jekabson - trumpet
Charlie Keagle - sax / flute
Peter Barshay - bass
Dave Rokeach - drums
Seating is limited. Please RSVP for this and other events you’re planning to attend. Thanks!
Norman Landsberg has been part of the Bay Area music scene for many years. Though trained in classical piano, he was able to draw upon the cultural diversity of his native New York City to develop a familiarity with a wide range of musical tastes and styles. His professional career started as one of the founding members of the rock group Mountain, featuring guitarist Leslie West. (Samples from songs Norman co-wrote as a member of Mountain have found a new life in current hits by such artists as Jay-Z and Kanye West, winding up in films like Barbershop and The Taking of Pelham 123).
Norman’s arranging skills and studio savvy have helped to establish him as an independent producer who, along with his wife, keyboardist Socorro de Castro-Landsberg, runs Landsberg Music Productions, a full service music production company providing music direction and arrangements from custom “minus-ones” to full album production, live performance, as well as scoring for commercials and films such as Ramona S. Diaz’ award-winning documentary, Spirits Rising.
In addition to performing with his 9 piece latin-jazz / funk band under the name MANNY MOKA, Norman was part of the pop piano-duo team of Landsberg & Yount, performing with their quartet and as guest soloists at symphony pops concerts with both major and regional orchestras around the U.S. They have the distinction of being one of the first artists to be asked to participate in the prestigious Yamaha Concert and Artist program, performing exclusively on Yamaha concert grands at all their engagements.