One year after performing for Verse’s grand reopening, Ozomatli returns for an artist residency featuring live performances, guest appearances and a carefully crafted menu by Ozomatli & Chef Oscar. Friends since High School, owner Manny Marroquin, and Ozomatli begin a new chapter together exploring a live musical and culinary collaboration. Curated signature cocktails and planned “Ozo’fied” dishes will tantalize all the senses for those fortunate diners in attendance at each residency event.
Verse X Ozomatli residency begins July 6th, 2022 and is located at 4212 Lankershim Blvd, Toluca Lake, CA 91602. Doors will open at 7:00 pm, band’s set begins at 8:30 pm
The three-time Grammy Award winning band have also released more new music from their forthcoming album Marching On. New single, “Una Mas,” is available now on all digital services. Listen to “Una Mas” now.
Last year, the band debuted two new singles from the album – the soulful grooves of “Mi Destino,” featuring guests B-Real (Cypress Hill/Prophets of Rage) and vocalist, Gaby Moreno, was featured on KCRW while the freestyle dance party tune, “Fellas” which features Lisa Lisa of Cult Jam fame and the ladies of J.J. Fad became a sought out duet on tik tok. Following in March, influential Los Angeles based radio station, KCRW, premiered the maraca shaking single, “Sacude” on KCRW's “Morning Becomes Eclectic” and the reggae tinged, island swaying ’Sunsets’ debuted last month.
Produced by David Garza (Fiona Apple), Marching On features the six Ozo core members: Asdru Sierra (lead vocals, trumpet, keyboards), Raul Pacheco (lead vocals, guitar), Willy (Wil-Dog) Abers (bass, vocals), Justin Poree (rap, vocals, percussion), Ulises Bella (saxophone, melodica, clarinet, guitar, requinto, keyboards, vocals) and Jiro Yamaguchi (drums, percussion) as well as the previously mentioned special guests.