Michael Zilber's “Originals for the Originals”


Saxophonist Michael Zilber has 10 albums to his name as a leader or co-leader. He has also performed or recorded with Dave Liebman, Miroslav Vitous, Mike Clark, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bob Berg.

Zilber co-led a band with drumming great Steve Smith for eight years, releasing the top 20 recording "Reimagined: Jazz Standards, Volume 1" in 2003. For the past decade, he has teamed up with guitar virtuoso John Stowell, most recently on 2016’s "Basement Blues".

Zilber currently leads his “Originals for the Originals” project, with a 2017 Origin album release of the same name featuring Dave Kikoski, James Genus and Clarence Penn, and a project called Weather Wayne, his electric jazz homage to Wayne Shorter, recently playing to a sold out house at SFJAZZ.

He is also a sideman in various projects, including Erik Jekabson’s Stringtet, and the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with the Michael Zilber Quartet, the John Stowell/Michael Zilber Quartet, and MQW Trio with Michael Zilber.

http://www.michaelzilber.com/

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Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Matt Clark holds a BFA in Jazz Studies from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Highly regarded as a pianist and arranger, he has performed and/or recorded with such jazz icons as Bobby Hutcherson, Benny Golson, Eddie Marshall, Jon Faddis, David “Fathead” Newman, Gene Bertoncini, Joshua Redman, and Teddy Edwards, as well as practically everyone who appeared at Jazz at Pearl's in it's heyday.

He was here previously with Larry Schneider, Steve Heckman, Noel Jewkes, Mitch Marcus, Mandala, Sheldon Brown, Harvey Wainapel, and the Robb Fisher - Matt Clark Trio.


Peter Barshay 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 McCandless.

Peter has played Chez Hanny previously with Harvey Wainapel, Steve Lockwood, Michael O'Neill, Dave Scott, Peggy Stern, Edward Simon, Joshua Breakstone, Armen Donelian, and Larry Schneider.

http://peterbarshay.com/


Drummer Akira Tana has worked with Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Zoot Sims, Hubert Laws, Milt Jackson, Jim Hall, Art Farmer, Tete Montoliu, Paul Winter, Paquito D'Rivera, James Moody, J.J. Johnson, Lena Horne, the Heath Brothers, and Manhattan Transfer. He has appeared on over 150 recordings.

Tana co-led a quintet with bassist Rufus Reid, called TanaReid, which released five CDs. A further five CDs followed with his own bands, Otonowa, and The Secret Agent Men Band.

Akira appeared here previously with Larry Vuckovich, Jerome Sabbagh, Jon Mayer, Knucklebean, and Tim Armacost/David Berkman.

http://www.akiratana.com/


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