Al Molina: Trumpet & Flugelhorn.
Al is well known and beloved by the S.F. community for his contributions to the jazz scene and his work has been recognized by fellow musicians around the globe.
Al continues to teach privately and perform today in the San Francisco Bay Area in major jazz clubs with area greats while he composes, arranges , rehearses and records for Jazzer Records . Some of his credits can be seen on his website at almolina.org and his CD's can be heard or purchased at almolina.org, FiveSpot.com, cdbaby.com..
Some of Al's Credits:
1966 - "Jazz From San Francisco" Pat Britt. Crestview Records
1976 - Sir Douglas Quintet. Mercury Records
1983 - Award - "Best Jazz Trumpet in S.F.," Bay Area Jazz Society.
1991 "Straight From the Heart" ........Jazzer Records
1992 - First Annual Jazz on the Hill Festival, KCSM, San Mateo,CA
1997 - San Jose Jazz Festival
1997 - 1st Latino Jazz Festival
1998 - Toured Europe - Spain, Paris, France ,Germany and Amsterdam
2001 - The Gift ............Jazzer Records
Featured guest artist at the first and second "Bay Area loft Jazz festival"
Monterey Jazz Festival.
Russian River Jazz Festival.
The Movie "Tucker" By Francis Ford Coppola.
Toured in Hawaii the Philippines, Korea, and Japan.
Listed in "Trumpet Kings", by Scott Yanow, Backbeat Books, publ.2001
2002 - Russian River Jazz Festival
2002 - Mayor's Achievement Award, for recognition of the Arts, Brisbane , CA
2004- San Jose Jazz Festival
2006- Petaluma Waterfront Jazz Festival
Some of the Musicians that Al has shared the stage with:
Mark Isham Jack Sheldon Flip Nunez
Pete Escovedeo Bill Watrous Jessica Williams
Johnny Griffin Louis Gasca Eddie Marshall
Red Holloway George Cables Eddie Moore
Colin Bailey Merv Griffin Tootie Heath
Monte Budwig Larry Vuckovich Eddie Henderson
Al Porcino Al Plank Tom Harrell
Recordings on Jazzer Records
* AMIGOS TODOS (2003)
* Straight From the Heart (1991)
* The Gift (2001)
David Gonzalez: "Jazz Mex "(2000)
Nerio Di Gracias: "Evening in Luzon" (1985)
Sir Douglas Quintet: Mercury Records (1976)
Pat Britt: "Jazz from San Francisco" (1966)
* Movie: "Tucker" Francis Ford Coppola (appearance )
PBS, KCSM radio Interviews.
* "Tucker" (sound track)
* 1979 -1980; 2 one hour concert appearances Private taped and recordings from San Francisco Bay Area Loft Jazz 1st and 2nd Jazz Festivals.
Publications and Reviews:
* 2001 - "Trumpet Kings", (The players Who Shaped the Sound of Jazz Trumpet) by Scott Yanow, Publ. Backbeat Books, San Francisco , copyright 2001.
1993 - California Jazz Now, Vol.3, #2, June 1993, Page 19. by Elizabeth Goodwin.
1987 - San Mateo Times newspaper Group - North County Publications.
Pacifica Coastside Chonicle, Millbrae/Burlingame Recorder Progress, San Bruno Herald, South San Francisco Enterprise Journal, Daly City Record, San Francisco Today.
"Inside North" by Bill Hurschman, Saturday, Sept. 19. 1987.
2002 - Mayor's Achievement Award For Recognition in the Arts from the City of Brisbane, California on 26 day of August, 2002, in honor of his contribution to the Arts.
2001 - Daly City - Peninsula Partnership Enrichment Program for time and volunteer instruction to students of garden village School in "Fun with Music, Jazz with George" series.
1992 - First Annual Jazz on the Hill - KCSM FM RADIO, San Mateo, CA.
Clair Mack , Executive Producer awarded Certificate of Recognition on August 1 1992 for worthy contribution and articulate expression of America's Classical Music, JAZZ.
1983 - Awarded "Best Jazz Trumpet in San Francisco" by the Bay Area Jazz Society during The "Jammies."
1963 - Awared "Best Collegient Jazz Combo" by KJAZ Radio and winner of a Northern California Competion. Performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival - College Showcase.
Contact info: almolina.org, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Jazzer Records at: 253 Tulare Street, Brisbane, CA, 94005.