The Disneyland Resort 2019 All-American College Band played with guest clinician Sal Lozano on Thursday Night at the Hollywood Backlot Stage in Disney California Adventure. The performance comes as the summer season for the band begins to come to a close. Sal Lozano, a fantastic jazz musician, brought the night to life with his spirited leadership of the band. The result was a night of fantastic jazz from the group.
While working with the band earlier, Lozano shared, “Every note…needs to have validity. Every note needs to have truth. Every note needs to mean something.” The performance that followed was excellent as the players put the validity and truth into each note they played. Every note did indeed mean something.
Sal Lozano is an accomplished musician. Through the years he has played with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. He has also played in bands with Johnny Mandel and Tom Kubis. His performances can be found on albums with popular artists like Paul McCartney, Natalie Cole, John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Lalo Schifrin, Brian McKnight, Michael Buble, Keely Smith, Barbra Streisand, Joey DeFrancesco, and Maynard Ferguson. He has also played on multiple movie soundtracks including Incredibles 2, Straight Outta Compton, LaLa Land, Sing, Joy, The Secret Life of Pets, Joy, Ice Age 5, National Treasure, Legally Blonde, Phineas and Ferb the last three Star Trek movies and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to name a few. Currently, Lozano is a Professor of Saxophone at California State University Long Beach. He also is a clinician and leads masterclasses around the United States. He has performed live with countless artists and also on television programs. He has an album entitled, Everything’s Gonna Be Great, which can be found here.
The concert with the Disneyland Resort 2019 All-American College Band and Sal Lozano was power-packed. Those in attendance would have loved for it to just keep going. This is the playlist for the set:
- When You Wish Upon a Star Opener
- Ripping and Running
- Just a Pretty Little Thing
This was one of the most fun performances of the Disneyland Resort 2019 All-American College Band to watch this summer. We hope you enjoy the videos below. Take a look and then share what your favorite song in the performance was!