The L.A. Collective is an exciting, contemporary jazz group that was formed several years ago as a backup band for several artists on the Dave Koz Cruise. The L.A. Collective’s personnel includes guitarist Adam Hawley, drummer Tony Moore, keyboardist Greg Manning, and bass player Darryl Williams. This talented group of players has continued to impress Southern California audiences and enthusiastic fans for years. Their success comes directly from their diverse musical talents, coupled with their combined energy on stage. The ability to switch effortlessly from one style to another comes from their shared love for many different styles of music, along with an intense passion and dedication to that music. There is a raw energy to their sound, which is a blend of jazz, funk, Latin, and soul. The L.A. Collective always puts on an amazing live show. They have performed at The Moreno Valley Jazz Festival, The Market Creek Jazz Festival, and various other venues throughout California where they continue to put on arresting performances.
The group is certainly no stranger to the music scene, as they have been honing their skills for over a decade. They have recorded and toured with some of the biggest names in the music industry.