Dave Bass brings his Quartet to Chez Hanny to play
originals and jazz classics in a wide
spectrum of styles: be-bop, straight-ahead, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and
Cincinnati born, now based in Sacramento, pianist, composer, and
lyricist, Dave Bass, having studied piano in Boston
with the legendary Madame Chaloff and composition with George Russell,
then doing a world tour as Brenda Leeís pianist, settled in the Bay
Area in the í70s, where he played with Bobby McFerrin, and led his own
group which included Babatunde Lea and Jackie Ryan, playing at
Keystone Korner, The Trident, and Bajones.
In the mid-80ís a wrist injury ended his musical career. With a
family to support, Dave enrolled at the University of
California, Irvine, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude
before graduating from UCLA School of Law and enjoying a successful
legal career. In 2015 Dave retired as a California Deputy Attorney
General to devote himself to music again 24/7.
In 2010, Dave released his first CD, "GONE", featuring Mary Stallings
and Ernie Watts. GONE hit #2 on the national JazzWeek Radio Charts.
Dave released his second CD, "NYC SESSIONS" in 2015, featuring Phil
Woods, Karrin Allyson, Harvie S, and Ignacio Berroa. NYC SESSIONS hit
#5 on the national JazzWeek Radio charts and received a coveted 4 STAR
review from DownBeat.
Dave is now working on his third CD.
http://www.davebassmusic.com/Jeff Sanford (flute, clarinet, and reeds) resides in
the Bay Area where he leads his popular Septet and Orchestra Cartoon
Jazz which has released two outstanding CDís.
Jeff has toured Southeast Asia, Asia and Europe. Heís performed with
Clark Terry, Regina Carter, Stan Getz, Tootie Heath, Frankie Lane,
Steve Allen, the Ink Spots, the SF Symphony, Eddie Fisher, and Mike
Lipskin. Jeff plays with Mal Sharpe's Big $ in Jazz Band, The Golden
Gate Park Band, Noah Griffin, Carl Vast, Eric Shifrin, and Si Perkoff.
Dave and Jeff played together in the Bay Area in the 70ís.
He was educated at the prestigious University Instituto
Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana. He performed with the Grammy
nominated salsa and timba group David Calzado y su Charanga Habanera.
He just returned from a
cross-country tour with Cubanismo.
is a versatile drummer from Davis CA. After graduating high school, he
received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and was accepted into the
Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. He studied
music at UC Santa Cruz and has performed internationally in five
countries. His jazz trio, Triism, was awarded the Grand Prize in the
2016 Bucharest International Jazz Competition.