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The Cats


The Aristocats

The West Coast Sound.

Music industry veterans  have joined forces to create

The Aristocats.

Soothing, Soulful, Sublime and always Grooving! 

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BOBBY PIERCE  was born in the bustling jazz hub of Columbus, Ohio. A longtime resident of Los Angeles, his journey to the West Coast has taken him through hundreds of cities and dozens of countries becoming a Master of the Hammond B3.  Performing for  years in Chicago and New York and with a career spanning decades, Bobby has toured with Clark Terry, Benny Carter, Tom Scott, The Brecker Brothers, Eddie Daniels, Louie Bellson, Frank Foster, Art Blakey,, The Four Tops, and Paul Robeson.  Bobby traveled the world working as pianist, vocalist, and organist for the James Moody Quartet, as well as doing extended tours with the Sonny Stitt Trio, The Gene Ammons Quartet and The Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Quintet. Other tours have included backing Etta James, Benny King, The Four Tops, Joe Williams, Dionne Warwick, and many, many others. As a recording Artist, Bobby has produced a number of iconic albums as leader and is a featured Artist on many classic recordings.

DAVID MARCUS was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved at an early  age  to  Oakland,  California.  A guitarist since age 6,  David has been a seminal innovator of technologies for visual and sonic media in Hollywood.   As an inventor and architect of systems and methods for creative workflows,  David has been at the forefront of emerging technology and a  conceptual designer of business models for its applications. As a recognized industry leading edge innovator, business maven and audio engineer,  David has decades of  experience in post production sound, re-recording and music mixing. As founder of the Aristocats, David has reinvented himself as a full time guitarist, mentor and teacher. Performing at legendary venues such as the Village Vanguard, David has worked with Cedar Walton, David Williams, Chuck Manning, Joel Taylor, Nokie Edwards, Sal Marquez, Del Casher, Roger Kellaway, Clarence Johnston, Joe Farnsworth,  Marcel Ivery and Art Hillary among many other music notables.

SINCLAIR LOTT was born into a musical family in Los Angeles. By High School he had studied with premiere teachers Forrest Clark, Mitchell Peters and Jim Keltner. In college he was a student of percussion guru John Bergamo becoming a featured performer in his award winning avant-garde percussion ensemble. 
Upon graduating he performed with orchestras in Los Angeles concert halls, in clubs and festivals with rock bands and on the streets of LA, ultimately working with Frank Zappa and touring and recording with jazz trumpet icon Freddie Hubbard. He has also performed with Mose Allison, Big Joe Turner, Dorothy Donegan, San Francisco Opera, Eric Gale, Bruce Forman, Chris Dawson, Dianne Reeves, Rocco Prestia, Fowler Bros. Billy Childs, California New Music Ensemble, Tierney Sutton, Wilson Phillips, Gene Cipriano and Chuck Berghofer.

CHUCK MANNING was born in Washington State, and studied jazz and classical in high school. He played Carnegie Hall and toured Europe with America’s Youth In Concert by the time he was 17. He began to affirm his musical attitudes when he went to college at the well-known jazz mecca of North Texas State and studied privately with sax legend Joe Henderson. After moving to Los Angeles, he began a long and extensive career that focused on small group environments which nurtured the development of his unique sound as well the opportunity to play and learn from many of the area’s greatest jazz musicians.  A long-time veteran of the Los Angeles jazz scene, Chuck has made thousands of appearances over the years, in the LA area and throughout the world.  Anyone who knows anything about jazz in L.A. knows Chuck represents the very best of what’s great in this town

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