San Francisco pianist/composer Adam Shulman presents a new septet
project with new music written in the style of 50s west coast bands led
by folks such as Shelly Manne, Shorty Rogers, Gerry Mulligan etc.
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 received a degree in classical
performance. While at UCSC he studied jazz piano with Smith Dobson.
Adam can be seen as a sideman with Bay Area musicians Marcus
Shelby, Anton Schwartz, Andrew Speight, Erik Jekabson, Ed Reed, Mike
Olmos, Gary Brown, Patrick Wolff, John Wiitala, Vince Lateano, Faye
Carol, Kellye Gray, Ian Carey, and Mike Zilber, and internationally
Stefon Harris, Willie Jones III, Dayna Stephens, Miguel Zenon, Mark
Murphy, Alan Harris, Luciana Souza, Paula West, Larry Coryell, Sean
Jones, Grant Stewart, John Clayton, Bobby Hutcherson, Bria Skonberg,
and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
In addition to his sideman work, Adam is a composer and arranger. He
has released 4 albums of original music under his name. He has also
done much of the arranging work for the jazz and cabaret singer Paula
Adam appeared here previously with Eddie Marshall, Faye Carol and
Marcus Shelby, Dayna Stephens, Harvey Wainapel, Ian Carey, Patrick
Wolff, Ratzo Harris, Mark Lewis, and the Adam Shulman Sextet.
Charlie McCarthy is a saxophonist who has played and
of the greats in Jazz including Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson, Sarah
Vaughan, Bobbie Hutcherson, George Shearing, Frank Sinatra, Nancy
Wilson, Lena Horne, Stan Getz, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Louie
Bellson, Joe Lovano, James Moody, and Maria Schneider.
Charlie graduated from San Francisco State College where he was a
member of the quintet which was named the best in the Intercollegiate
While serving in the Air Force Band in Germany he won a scholarship to
Berklee school of music in Boston, where he studied
composition and saxophone with Andy McGhee and Joe Viola.
Charlie did stints on the road with "Grease", The Beach Boys, and Van
Morrison before landing a gig with Lena Horne. "Working in a jazz
behind Lena was one of my best experiences," says Charlie.
He then settled in San
Francisco, working Broadway Shows and all manner
of jazz gigs: trios, quartets, quintets, big bands, guitar/flute duos,
salsa bands, Al Molina's Latin-Bebop Band, "The Bandidos", Latin Jazz
with "Canoneo", and Mark Levine's Nonet with Woody Shaw.
He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with his own quartet, and the
Noewl Jewkes Septet.
Patrick Wolff is a saxophonist, composer,
bandleader, and educator, originally from New York, and currently
residing in San Francisco.
Wolff attended New York University, where he studied with Ralph Lalama,
George Garzone, Frank Foster, Ron McClure, and Frank Kimbrough.
Patrick has performed with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Shane Endsley,
Josh Roseman, Judi Silvano, Ron McClure, Louis Hayes, Tootie Heath,
Peter Bernstein, Larry Grenadier, Matt Wilson, Drew Gress, Marcus
Gilmore, Gregory Hutchinson, Joe Lovano, George Cables, Marcus
Belgrave, Dayna Stephens, Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage, Ray
Drummond, Graham Connah,
Marcus Shelby, Andrew Speight, the San Francisco Jazz Orchestra, and
Mike Johnson’s 8-Legged Monster.
He appeared here previously with Adam Shulman, and the Patrick Wolff
Mike Olmos (trumpet) was raised in Merced, CA. He
moved to the Bay Area
in 1997 to attend California State University, Hayward, to pursue a
degree in music.
He has performed with Etta James, Rosemary Clooney, The Stan Kenton
Alumni Big Band, Michael Feinstein, Jon Hendricks, Michael Brecker,
Maria Schneider, Madeline Eastman, Lavay Smith, the Contemorary Jazz
Orchestra, and the Fil Lorenz Nonet/Big Band.
He has recorded with Matt Catingub, Rosemary Clooney, Mike Vax,
Cannonball, Madeline Eastman, and The Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra.
He performed at Chez Hanny previously with Adam Shulman, and Anne
Trombonist John Gove is a Full Professor at the
California Jazz Conservatory, and Director of Jazz Studies at Laney
College. He holds a MM and BM from Eastman School of Music.
He has performed and/or recorded with Terence Blanchard, the Mingus
Dynasty, Maria Schneider, Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Dr. John, Peter
Gabriel, Huey Lewis, and Smashmouth.
He is the winner of two Downbeat awards for composition and arranging,
and his arrangements have been commissioned and performed by such
artists as Ledisi with the Count Basie Orchestra, and the SFJazz All
He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Ratatet.
One of the most in demand bassists in the Bay Area, John
has played with Jessica Williams, James Moody, Benny Golson, Pete
Jolly, Joe Henderson, Akira Tana, Vince Lateano, Scott Hamilton, Bruce
Forman, Rebecca Parris, Wesla Whitfield, Madeline Eastman, and Jackie
Ryan, among many others.
John was heard previously at Chez Hanny with Faith Winthrop, Michele
Rosewoman, Patrick Wolff, Mark Levine, Peck Allmond, Scott
Barnhill, Harvey Wainapel, Erik Jekabson, Tim Armacost/David
Berkman, and John Klopotowski.
Drummer Evan Hughes was born and raised in
Berkeley. He began drum lessons at the age of 12, and performed with
the prestigious Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble, the San Francisco
Jazz Festival’s High School All-Star Big Band,
and the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Orchestra.
While at NYU, he studied with Joe Lovano, John Scofield, George
Garzone, Brian Lynch, Ralph Alessi, Tony Moreno, Billy Drummond, and
He has participated in tours of Europe, Japan, Abu Dhabi and Costa
Rica, and played at many prestigious New York City jazz clubs
such as The Blue Note, The Jazz Standard, Smalls, and The Jazz Gallery.
Since graduating NYU, Evan has worked closely with multi-grammy winning
producer and composer Don Sickler, developing the "Jazz Drum Corner".
He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Dan Pratt, Erik Jekabson,
Noah Garabedian, and