Charlie McCarthy Quartet
Charlie McCarthy is a saxophonist who has played and recorded
of the greats in Jazz including Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson, Sarah
Vaughan, Bobbie Hutcherson, George Shearing, Frank Sinatra, Nancy
Wilson, Lena Horne, Stan Getz, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Louie
Bellson, Joe Lovano, James Moody, and Maria Schneider.
Charlie graduated from San Francisco State College where he was a
member of the quintet which was named the best in the Intercollegiate Music
While serving in the Air Force Band in Germany he won a scholarship to
Berklee school of music in Boston, where he studied
composition and saxophone with Andy McGhee and Joe Viola.
Charlie did stints on the road with "Grease", The Beach Boys, and Van
Morrison before landing a gig with Lena Horne. "Working in a jazz quintet
behind Lena was one of my best experiences," says Charlie.
He then settled in San
Francisco, working Broadway Shows and all manner
of jazz gigs: trios, quartets, quintets, big bands, guitar/flute duos,
salsa bands, Al Molina's Latin-Bebop Band, "The Bandidos", Latin Jazz Fusion
with "Canoneo", and Mark Levine's Nonet with Woody Shaw.
Charlie's CD "Sno Bro" features Mark Levine, John Wiitala, Alan Hall and John Santos.
Pianist David Udolf
has played with Terri Bryant of the Fifth Dimension, saxophonist Herb
Geller, R&B legend Bo Diddley, and toured internationally with
singer Mary Stallings.
Bay Area artists he has worked with include: Jules Broussard, Opie
Bellas, Sherri Roberts, Kenny Washington, Jennifer Lee, Clairdee,
Denise Perrier, Lavay Smith, Shanna Carlson, Vicki Burns, Chuck
Metcalf, Warren Gale, Noel Jewkes, Hal Stein, Pete Yellin, Donald
Bailey, Jules Rowell, Dave Bendigkeit, and Akira Tana.
He has a MSC from University of Edinburgh, Scotland and is a certified Alexander Technique teacher. He teaches piano privately.
He appeared here previously with Chuck Metcalf, the Chuck Metcalf Tribute, Jules Rowell, and Ratzo Harris.
For over six years, bassist Robb Fisher
toured and recorded with the legendary Cal Tjader, anchoring Cal's
Grammy Award winning album, "La Onda Va Bien" and Grammy Nominee album,
"Gozame Pero Ya." He has also worked extensively and recorded with such
jazz and Latin luminaries as Chet Baker, Art Pepper, Carmen McRae,
Tania María, Clare Fischer, and Rob Schneidermann. He
continues to be one of the Bay Area's first call sidemen, for top local
and visiting performers.
Robb appeared here previously with Doug Webb, Jon Mayer, and his own trio with Keith Saunders.
Drummer Bryan Bowman has
performed with Eric Reed, Mary Stallings, Matt Penman, Art Hirahara,
Mark Levine, Larry Vuckovich, Noel Jewkes, Peter Horvath, John Wiitala, Gary Brown, Jeff Chambers, Bob Kenmotsu, Sheldon
Brown, Jeff Massanari, Randy Vincent, Matt Clark, Grant Levin, Ben
Stolorow, Leonard Thompson, Sam Bevan, Joshi Marshall, Lorenzo Farrell,
Fred Randolph, Ravi Abcarian, Michael Wilcox, Adam Shulman, Hafez Modirzadeh, Dean Reilly, Masaru Koga, Harvey
Wainapel, Steve Heckman, Bruno Pelletier, Michael Wilcox, Mike Abraham,
John Shifflet, and Brian Kane.
He has toured the United
States with RCA recording artists Monica Behan and Deron Johnson. He has also recorded and performed
in the international music scene with the acclaimed
Bulgarian accordionist Ivan Milev, Edessa, Trio Mopmu with Lily Storm,
and members of Kitka.
Bryan studied music at The Berklee College of Music in Boston, CSU Long
Beach, and CSU Chico
He appeared here previously with Steve Lockwood, Michael Wilcox, Mandala, Homespun Trio, and Noel Jewkes.