The Trio: Denny Berthiaume, Chuck Bennett and Curt Moore
The Trio will release their third CD, "Jazz Impressions of The
Wizard of Oz", in 2016.
Pianist Denny Berthiaume has performed with Bobby
McFerrin, Diane Schuur, Helen Forrest, Mundell Lowe, Gary Foster, Joe
Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Bob Crosby, the Mills Brothers, the Ink
Spots, and Ed Thigpen. He recorded 4 albums as co-leader of the
successful fusion group Solar Plexus. He has appeared at the Monterey
Jazz Festival, Russian River Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, and
San Miguel de Allende International Jazz Festival. He is emeritus
professor in literature and music at Foothill College in Los Altos,
Denny has appeared at Chez Hanny previously with this trio, and in duo
with Jeff Buenz.
Bassist Chuck Bennett has toured with Louis
Bellson, the Beach Boys, and Maynard Ferguson. In California, he has
played with Tom Scott and Art Pepper. He has extensive recording
experience in Los Angeles and San Francisco for films, commercials,
live theatre, and live radio. He is an accomplished bass trombonist
with the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.
Chuck has appeared at Chez Hanny previously with this trio, and the
Bernal Jazz Quartet.
Drummer Curt Moore has over 100 recordings to his
credit, and has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, Ray Brown,
John Clayton, Richard Davis, Ian Dogole, Pete Escovedo, Bruce Forman,
Mimi Fox, Jimmy Haslip, Jimmy Heath, Jackie and Roy, Andy Narell, Rufus
Reid, Francois Rabbath, and Turtle Island String Quartet.
Curt is currently teaching workshops and clinics in Bay Area schools
and private lessons at his studio in South San Francisco.
He has appeared at Chez Hanny previously with this trio, Soul Sauce,
Jon Eriksen, Dave Haskell, and the Bernal Jazz Quartet.