Ratzo Harris Trio
Bassist Ratzo B. Harris has recorded with Mose Allison, Denny Zeitlin, Kenny Werner, Tom Rainey, Joe Lovano, Mark Feldman,
Eric Friedlander, Connie Crothers, Gary Bartz, Randy Brecker, Vincent Herring, David Darling, Paul McCandless, Jane Ira Bloom, John Scofield, and Paul Motian,
and performed frequently with Joe Henderson, John Handy, Charles Lloyd, Jon Hendricks, Ted Curson, Tim Berne, Betty Carter, Helen Merrill,
Les Paul, Joanne Brackeen, and Jim Pepper.
Although he just earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Music from the City University system of New York, he has been active as an educator,
and has taught at Purdue University, Indiana University, University of Massachusetts, Berklee College, New England Conservatory, Rotterdam Conservatory,
University of Ludwigsburg, the Music High Schools of Wurztburg and Cologne, the New School for Social Research, the Manhattan School of Music
and New York University.
He has appeared here on three occasions with the Roberta Piket Trio with Billy Mintz, and
once with his own trio.
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, with Ratzo Harris, and with the Sheldon Brown Group.
Pianist Adam Shulman has been a staple of the San Francisco Jazz scene since he moved to the city in 2002.
Before the move, Adam was a student at UC Santa Cruz where he studied with the great Smith Dobson and
trumpeter/arranger Ray Brown. He received his degree in classical performance under the tutelage of the Russian
pianist Maria Ezerova.
Currently, Adam plays regularly with Marcus Shelby in large and small group contexts
and with Anton Schwartz mostly in a trio setting. He can also be seen as a sideman with countless Bay Area
musicians and vocalists such as John Wiitala, Vince Lateano, Kitty Margolis, Andrew Speight, Dayna Stephens,
Ian Cary, and Mike Zilber.
Adam has played as a sideman with internationally renowned artists Stefon Harris, Willie Jones III, Miguel Zenon,
Luciana Souza, Paula West, Bobby Hutcherson and the Glen Miller Orchestra.
Adam appeared here previously with Faye Carol and Marcus Shelby, and with Dayna Stephens.