ArToFjAzZ (Art Of Jazz)
ArToFjAzZ is a band of professional musicians that have builit their careers in Orange County and Los Angeles County. Founded by drummer Anthony Riedelsheimer in 1997, it started as a collective of musicians seeking a forum for creativity. Since then, Anthony went on to build the Music Factory of Orange County music school in Costa Mesa. The most recent incarnation of ArToFjAzZ focuses on playing with Orange County singer Donzelle Harris in a mix of 60's to the present R&B, Soul, Funk and traditional jazz repertoire. Laying the groundwork of a tight groove on bass is Stoney Dixon, veteran bassist of numerous touring acts. On keys, renown Orange County pianist Ron Kobayashi completes and complements the rhythm section. The Ron Kobayashi Trio has recorded three critically acclaimed CD's under his leadership. Rounding out the group, Dannie Hofmann lends his voice to the sound of the music on saxophone and flute. His varied career in the jazz, blues, R&B, funk and rock genres inspires a smooth interplay with the vocalist and band.