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The Chris Smith Quartet

February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$15 at the door

Chris Smith- chromatic and blues harmonica, guitar, vocals
Stuart Elster- piano
Mike Gurrola- bass
Charles Ruggiero- drums

Chris Smith has done lots of session work on harmonica , the most famous being, “Say, Say, Say” with Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson. He has also recorded with Smokey Robinson, The Stylistics, Hiroshima, Dolly Parton. Julio Iglesias, Walter Becker (Steely Dan) , Art Garfunkel, Sammy Hagar, Queen Latifah, The Winans, David Benoit, Gary Wright, and Jennifer Warnes.

Stuart Elster is from Los Angeles and has been a professional musician for the last 35 years. He has performed or recorded with Donna Summer, Melissa Manchester, Rickie Lee Jones, Chaka Khan, Nicolette Larson, Glen Campbell, Paul Anka, Willie Bobo, Jimmy Witherspoon, Connie Stevens, Carmen McRae, Helen Reddy, and the Smothers Brothers, among many others.

Stuart served as Assistant Conductor and principal keyboardist for the national companies of “Dreamgirls” and “The Lion King”. Currently, he is the Musical Director of Shutters on the Beach Hotel and Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, CA. He is also the founding Musical Director of the Vic for Jazz Club in Santa Monica, where his trio performed weekly and featured many local and national jazz artists.


February 17
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Grape


The Grape
2733 E Main St
Ventura, CA 93003 United States
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