Instrumental Jazz Band
Four world-renowned musicians have come together to form the group “Open Hands.” These refined performers are Abraham Laboriel, Justo Almario, Greg Mathieson, and Bill Maxwell. This instrumental jazz band combines native South American rhythms, American jazz, along with rhythm and blues to create a unique and sophisticated sound.
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Abraham Laboriel is a bassist who has played on over 4,000 recordings and soundtracks. Guitar Player Magazine described him as, "the most widely used session bassist of our time"... read more
A multi-instrumentalist of the highest caliber, Justo Almario has mastered the soprano and tenor saxophones, clarinet and flute. Always in demand, Justo’s complete list of credits and Grammy Award recordings are simply too extensive to mention... read more
Not only did Greg Mathieson become one of the top keyboard session players, but he also became one of the top arrangers, including string and horn arrangements. He played and arranged his first hits with Donna Summer, Barbara Streisand, Deniece Williams... read more
Robert Forster (currently on the TV show Heroes) came to a jazz club in Los Angeles, CA to hear the group. After the concert, he said, “I can't believe that such fantastic music comes out of your hands!” The guys replied, “The music doesn't come out of our hands. It comes out of our hearts. Our hands are just open to the music in our hearts." Thus, the name Open Hands.
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