Joshua Breakstone, Lisle Atkinson, Mike Richmond, and Andy
Watson at the Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, New Jersey.
Guitarist Joshua Breakstone was born in 1955 in
While still in high school, he began studying in Manhattan with Sal
and then went on to the University of South Florida,
Berklee College of Music, and NYU.
In 1979 he made his recording debut on Glen Hall's
"Book of the Heart", with JoAnne Brackeen, Cecil McBee,
and Billy Hart. His first recording as a leader in
1983, "Wonderful!" featured Barry Harris.
The following year he recorded "4/4=1", with
Kenny Barron. During this period he was residing in New York, performing with people
Burke, Warne Marsh, Emily Remler, Dave Schnitter, and Aaron Bell.
In 1986 Breakstone began a four year contract with Contemporary
records, where his sidemen included Pepper
Adams, Kenny Barron, Jimmy Knepper, and Tommy Flanagan.
Further recordings followed, featuring the likes of Kenny Barron,
Roker, Jack McDuff, Al Harewood, Lisle Atkinson, Eliot Zigmund, and
NPR's Colorado Public Television is currently filming a documentary on
Joshua's life and work.
is a veteran bassist who has established a strong reputation over the
years from his sideman work on both the New York City and Bay Area jazz
scenes. Peter has performed with such jazz luminaries as Kenny Barron,
Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Kenny Werner, Shirley Horn, Woody Shaw,
Pharoah Sanders, Blue Mitchell, Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Joe
Lovano, Johnny Griffin, Bobby McFerrin, Joey Baron, Jimmy Rowles, Tommy
Flanagan, the Mingus Big Band,
Victor Lewis, Lou Donaldson, Lew Tabackin, Joe Chambers, Armen
Donelian, Jim McNeely, Sonny Fortune, Mike Stern, Art Lande, and Paul
in Washington D.C. on January 8, 1950, Barshay began cello lessons at
age nine. During his year at the San Francisco Conservatory Peter was
able to add one particularly impressive name to his resume. "I actually
got to play under Igor Stravinksy," he explains. "It was for the
official opening of Zellerbach Auditorium in 1968 and they commissioned
Stravinsky to come here and conduct four concerts.”
Peter has played Chez Hanny previously with Harvey Wainapel, Steve
O'Neill, Dave Scott, Peggy Stern, Edward Simon, and Larry Schneider.
Renowned Bay Area drummer Vince Lateano began his
professional career in the ninth grade. At the age of 18, Vince went on
the road with pianist Carmen Cavallaro, and on his return to the Bay
Area, established himself in San Francisco playing with the likes of
Eddie Duran and Vince Guaraldi.
He toured with the Woody Herman Band which included Alan Broadbent and
Sal Nistico, and eventually joined the Cal Tjader group, with whom he
appeared on six recordings.
Other recording credits include albums with Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie,
Tania Maria, Tom Harrell, Al Cohn, Clare Fischer, Mark Murphy, Eddie
Duran, Bill Perkins, Carmen McRae, and Bruce Forman.
Vince has performed with Scott Hamilton, Joe Henderson, Art Farmer,
Charlie Byrd, Bill Berry, Benny Carter, John Handy, Chet Baker, Mundell
Lowe, and Marlena Shaw, and was a fixture at Jazz at Pearl's in it's
Vince was heard at Chez Hanny with Jon Mayer, Frank Tusa,
Peter Zak, and Peck Allmond.