Philthy, Ariza, Bendita, Cody Dear




Cody Dear

Friday, April 5

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

  • Juan Ariza - 8:30
  • Cody Dear - 9:15
  • Bendita - 10:00
  • Philthy- 11:00

Former member of Prince and the New Power Generation, Philip
Lassiter is a household name in the music industry and 7 time Grammy award winning
arranger. To attempt to truly define the bombastic brilliance of this jazz trumpeter turned
singer-songwriter would be like trying to catch a bear with a mousetrap. A multi-faceted,
multi-instrumentalist, Philthy's piano is his pulpit as he commands the stage with the
bravado of a revolutionary. With the best backing band in Los Angeles as his army, it’s
an invasion of the senses that leaves your body aching for more and your feet tapping
the beat for days to come.
As an arranger with multi-platinum artists including Kirk Franklin, Ariana Grande,
Fantasia, Kelly Rowland, Jill Scott, Fred Hammond, Al Jarreau, Anthony Hamilton,
Ledisi, Regina Belle and Timbaland, Philthy scooped 7 Grammy Awards and gained due
respect as one of the premier horn section arrangers in the business.
Philthy is a 14 piece soul/funk band that features a 4 piece horn section, as well as
American Idol superstar Elliott Yamin and Dutch-Caribbean sensation, Josephiine Rojer.
Philthy has been imbued with the soul of a musical saviour and the manic energy of
a deliciously decadent devil. With the humor and lyrical flow of Slim Shady before the
music biz ate him up, Philthy could be the lovechild of Andre 3000 and Aretha Franklin,
with James Brown laying down the blessing. He gives his life to bring music to yours.
He’s been given a gift and wants you to share in it.
Ariza is a 24-year-old producer, composer, musical director, arranger and guitarist from Bogotá, Colombia currently located in Los Angeles, California.
Ariza graduated Summa Cum Laude in Contemporary Writing and Production at Berklee College of Music. During his time in school, he participated as a guitarist in several performances in Boston with the likes of Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Aloe Blacc, Chris Turner, Bilal, Kirby Lauryen, Brett
Heart, Ray Greene and Lenny Pickett.
He musical directed, produced, arranged and performed shows internationally in Rabat, Morocco, opening for Maroon 5 in the Mawazine: Rhythms of the world festival in 2015 with Ghita, as well as Bucharest, Romania in the Arenele Romane with Mihai Cernea.
In 2015, he was commissioned by Berklee to write, produce, MD, conduct, and perform in a 16 song medley consisting of Grammy award nominated alumni for record of the year 2015. This piece was featured in the Boston Hearld, Huffington Post and Caracol Radio in Miami.

During his first 6 months in LA he was working for the music house “Human Worldwide”, composing music for TV commercials for brands such as Verizon, Hulu, Starbucks, and several others.

Ariza is working with several grammy award winning musicians and artists such as Sandra Crouch and Philip Lassiter. He is currently working full time as a musical director, producer and guitarist for ROK artist Maisy Kay. He produced the title track for Jean- Michel Cousteau’s “Wonders of the Sea” performed by Maisy Kay. He collaborated closely with the orchestration master Jae Deal on his solo album “The Colour Collection” as a co-writer, co-producer, and co-orchestrator.

Ariza has been playing a few residencies in LA with Nikki Glaspie (Beyoncé, Maceo Parker), Philip Lassiter and Leddie Garcia. He has been releasing solo music for about a year,
amassing more than 780,000 streams on spotify, including an official remix the UK band The Staves' "No Me, No You, No More" currently released under Atlantic Records UK.

Some of his tracks have been featured in Spotify playlists such as "New Music Friday" in Sweden, Norway, and Iceland, "fresh finds", and more. Most recently he was session player for two songs of the new Julia Michaels record, "What a time Ft. Niall Horan", and "Into You".
Formed in the depths of a music school in Los Angeles, the band Bendita is a blend of cultures and styles that make up their own distinct soulful sound. Pulling from 6 different countries, this genre-defying modern soul band owns their colorful rhythms and fruitful melodies. The rhythm section is composed of drummer Ryo Nakamura (Japan), and bassist Abigail Miller (Chicago) who push and pull each other within their natural pocket. The rest of the band is built from Violeta Recondo’s (Argentina) articulate vocals, Niklas Karlin’s (Sweden) decisive guitar licks, Benjamin Keys’ (Switzerland) cohesive keys playing, and Alejandro Montoya’s (Colombia) nuanced harmonies. Their influences encompass Hiatus Kaiyote, Erykah Badu, Radiohead, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, Aretha Franklin, Little Dragon, and many more.  Together they gather a special attraction on stage that maintains a high energy and a makes for a fun show. Their music is composed and structured, yet natural, collaborative, and intuitive. Each person brings their own flavor that produces a melting pot of the sound that is Bendita
Cody Dear
Cody Dear
Cody Dear is a saxophonist, pianist, and composer based in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from UCLA with a concentration in Jazz Studies and an emphasis in Performance.

His eclectic sound has given him the opportunity to record and/or perform in a variety of genres with artists including MAX (#1 Billboard Adult top 40 - “Lights Down Low”), Travis Barker (Drummer of blink-182), Maejor (Producer for Justin Bieber), Megan Lee (Nickelodeon/The Voice), Terence Blanchard (Jazz - six-time Grammy winner), Wycliffe Gordon (Jazz trombonist), Theophilus London (Best Rap Performance - Grammy nominated), and others.

Dear's debut album, "Songs Like These", released in January 2019, has garnered over 500,000 streams in just the first two months of its release. Songs off of his album have been featured on some of Spotify's highly listened to curated playlists including "Instrumental Funk" and "Mellow Morning."

Performing with him at The Mint will be the musicians featured on his debut album:

Donnie Laudicina (guitar)
Cole Riddle (keys)
Cory Kenji Ng (bass)
Deon Mario Hairston (drums)
Venue Information:
The Mint
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035