Adam Shulman Sextet
San Francisco pianist/composer Adam Shulman presents an album of
post-bop-inspired original compositions performed by a sextet of some
of the Bay Area's most prominent jazz musicians. With a hard swinging
group aesthetic and close harmonic writing inspired by the classic
groups of Horace Silver and Art Blakey, The Adam Shulman Sextet offers
bright new vehicles that embrace history while adding to the legacy of
one of America's great jazz communities.
Pianist/composer/arranger Adam Shulman has been a
staple of the San
Francisco Jazz scene since he moved to the city in 2002.
Adam performs with Bay Area musicians such as Marcus Shelby, Anton
Schwartz, John Wiitala, Vince Lateano, Kitty Margolis, Andrew Speight,
Dayna Stephens, Erik Jekabson, Gary Brown, Patrick Wolff, Faye Carrol,
Ian Cary, and Mike Zilber.
Adam has played as a sideman with
internationally renowned artists Stefon Harris, Willie Jones III, Miguel Zenon, Mark Murphy, Luciana
Paula West, Ratzo Harris, Larry Coryell, Sean Jones, Grant Stewart,
and the Glen Miller Orchestra.
Adam appeared here previously with Eddie Marshall, Faye Carol and
Marcus Shelby, Dayna Stephens, Harvey Wainapel, Ian Carey, Patrick
Wolff, and Ratzo
Mike Olmos (trumpet) was raised in Merced, CA. He
moved to the Bay Area
in 1997 to attend California State University, Hayward, to pursue a
degree in music.
He has performed with Etta James, Rosemary Clooney, The Stan Kenton
Alumni Big Band, Michael Feinstein, Jon Hendricks, Michael Brecker,
Maria Schneider, Madeline Eastman, Lavay Smith, the Contemorary Jazz
Orchestra, and the Fil Lorenz Nonet/Big Band.
He has recorded with Matt Catingub, Rosemary Clooney, Mike Vax,
Cannonball, Madeline Eastman, and The Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra.
Patrick Wolff is a saxophonist, composer,
bandleader, and educator, originally from New York, and currently
residing in San Francisco.
Wolff attended New York University, where he studied with Ralph Lalama,
George Garzone, Frank Foster, Ron McClure, and Frank Kimbrough.
Patrick has performed with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Shane Endsley,
Josh Roseman, Judi Silvano, Ron McClure, Louis Hayes, Tootie Heath,
Peter Bernstein, Larry Grenadier, Matt Wilson, Drew Gress, Marcus
Gilmore, Gregory Hutchinson, Joe Lovano, George Cables, Marcus
Belgrave, Dayna Stephens, Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage, Ray
Drummond, Graham Connah,
Marcus Shelby, Andrew Speight, the San Francisco Jazz Orchestra, and
Mike Johnsonís 8-Legged Monster.
He appeared here previously with the Patrick Wolff Sextet.
Tenor saxophonist Rob Roth has performed with with
George Cables, Peter Barshay, Billy Hart,
Larry Vuckovich, Noel Jewkes, Steve Heckman, Michael Aragon, Matt
Clark, Fred Randolph, Smith Dobson, Ian Carey, Erik Jekabson, Al
Molina, Ken Cook, and Jeff Chambers, among others.
Bassist Michael Zisman holds a Bachelor of Music
degree from New Jersey's William Paterson College, where he studied
with Rufus Reid, Todd Coolman, Harold Mabern, Joe Lovano, and Norman
After moving to New York City in 1985, Michael began performing with
jazz legends such as Cecil Payne, Junior Cook, George Coleman, Phil
Woods, Jimmy Cobb, David "Fathead" Newman, Clark Terry, Eddie
Henderson, Jerome Richardson, Kenny Burrell, Herb Geller, Don Friedman,
Junior Mance, Mundell Lowe, and James Williams. Michael also performs
and records with some of the jazz stars of today including Eric
Alexander, Jim Rotondi, Joe Farnsworth, Steve Davis, David Hazeltine,
Dena DeRose, Akira Tana, and Matt Wilson.
He appeared here previously with Peter Zak.
Originally from the Boston area, drummer Jon Arkin
attended the University of Miami School of Music. After earning his
degree in 1998, he relocated to the Bay Area.
He has performed and/or recorded with Wil Blades,
Jeff Denson, Terry Disley,
Jesse Foster, Joe Gilman, Ben Goldberg, Meklit Hadero,
Paul Hanson, Steve Heckman, Lee Konitz, Julian Lage,
John Santos, Dayna Stephens,
and Mike Zilber.
Notable venues & festivals include
Great American Music Hall (SF),
Yoshi's (Oakland & SF),
Jazz at Pearl's (SF),
Knitting Factory (NY),
Madison Square Garden (NY),
Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada),
Healdsburg Jazz Festival (CA),
High Sierra Music Festival (CA), IAJE Convention (NY).
Jon appeared here previously with Scott Hill, and Ian Carey.