Michael Wilcox Trio
Michael Wilcox, 6 string electric bass.
Michael has performed with Richie Cole, the Fifth Dimension, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Oakland Eastbay Symphony, Eddie Duran, Jules Broussard,
Tom Coster and Larry Schneider. He was an Adjunct Faculty member in the Jazz Department at San Jose State University for five years (1989-1994), and currently
teaches at the Jazzschool in Berkeley.
He has appeared at Chez Hanny with the Sheldon Brown Group and with Lee Waterman and Jazz Caliente.
Composer and woodwind multi-instrumentalist Sheldon Brown formed the Sheldon Brown Group in 1993,
and in 1996 he released the jazz/fusion CD "Shifting Currents". Brown tours internationally (most recently with pianist Omar Sosa)
to world-renowned venues such as the North Sea Jazz Festival, Moers Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Jazz d'Or, Toronto Jazz Festival
and the Spoleto Festival. He is featured on Omar Sosa's CDs "Prietos", "Bembon", "Spirit of the Roots" and "Free Roots" and on
Ian Dogole's CDs "Ionospheres" and "Night Harvest".
Brown is a member of San Francisco's Club Foot Orchestra, for whom he has composed scores for
Film Roman's cartoon series "The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat" and silent films such as Fritz Lang's "Metropolis", Buster Keaton's
"Sherlock Jr." and "Cops",
G. W. Pabst's "Pandora's Box" and Robert Wiene's "Hands of Orlac". Club Foot has performed at New York's Knitting Factory, Walter Reade Theater,
at Lincoln Center and the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C. Brown performed in Anthony Braxton's "Composition No. 132" at Grace Cathedral
as part of the 1986 San Francisco Jazz Festival. He also performs regularly with the Realistic Orchestra.
He currently teaches composition at the Jazzschool in Berkeley, California.
Sheldon appeared here previously with "Hemispheres", featuring Ian Dogole, Paul McCandless and Bill Douglass,
with Clarinet Thing, and with the Sheldon Brown Group.
Born in Los Angeles, drummer Bryan Bowman was surrounded by music from an early age. His father is a classical pianist and music professor
and his mother plays the cello and is an international folk dancer. These influences guided his musical journey toward the study of classical, jazz, rock, Balkan and
North Indian classical music.
He has performed and recorded with numerous international jazz and rock artists including among many others:
Deron Johnson, Mike Zilber, Dayna Stevens, Thomas Morgan, Sam Bevan, Bob Kenmotsu, Mike Abraham, Jeff Massanari, Randy Vincent, John Stowell, John Wiitala, Ben Stolorow,
Mark Levine, John Shifflet, Andre Bush, Ken French, Clairdee, Harvey Wainapel, Dahveed Behroozi, Betty Fu, Sarah Manning, Mario Guarnieri, Jessica Neighbor, Loose Wig,
Anton Schwartz, and Brian Kane.
Bryan recorded and toured the United States with RCA recording artists Behan/Johnson. He has also recorded and performed in the international music arena which
such groups as Ivan Milev and Bulgarika, Edessa, Trio Mopmu with Lily Storm, Late Cift, Members of Kitka and Aleph Null.
Bryan studied music formally at The Berklee College of Music in Boston, CSU Long Beach and CSU Chico. He is currently a free lance performer and composer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Bryan appeared here previously with the Steve Lockwood Trio.