Denny Berthiaume and Jeff Buenz

After a three decade friendship, two San Francisco Bay Area musicians decided to form a duo devoted to their own compositions and individual arrangements of standards. Their debut cd, LOVE YA, MEAN IT!, was released in December 2007.

Pianist Denny Berthiaume has performed with Bobby McFerrin, Diane Schuur, Helen Forrest, Mundell Lowe, Gary Foster, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Bob Crosby, the Mills Brothers, the Ink Spots and Ed Thigpen. He recorded 4 albums as co-leader of the successful fusion group Solar Plexus.

He has appeared at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Russian River Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, and San Miguel de Allende International Jazz Festival.

He is emeritus professor in literature and music at Foothill College in Los Altos, California.

Denny appeared previously at Chez Hanny with "The Trio", with Curt Moore and Chuck Bennnett.

Jeff Buenz — guitar and bass guitar — has enjoyed a varied career in music for the last 30 years.

He is a producer, recording artist, composer, arranger and educator. He taught at DeAnza College for 3 ½ years, and was a California Arts Council “Artist in Residence” for 9 years.

He has performed and/or recorded with Stanley Turrentine, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, Toninho Horta, Viva Brasil, Canoneo, and Claudia Gomez.

Jeff appeared previously at Chez Hanny with "Left Turn No Signal".