Charles McNeal Quartet






Las Vegas based saxophonist Charles McNeal has been a featured performer at many national and international festivals including Monterey Jazz Festival (CA), San Jose Jazz Festival (CA), San Francisco Jazz Festival (CA), Playboy Jazz Festival(CA), Telluride Jazz Festival (CO), Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), and Porretta Soul Festival (Italy).

He has performed, recorded and/or toured with: Lyle Lovett, The Headhunters w/Mike Clark and Bill Summers, Jimmy Scott, Charlie Mussellwhite, Keb Mo, John Faddis, Wynton Marsalis, James Carter, Steve Turre, McCoy Tyner, Ray Obiedo, Dave Garabaldi, Steve Turre, James Carter, Brenda Boykin, Claire Dee, Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Barbara Morrison, Jackie Ryan, Take 6, Kirk Whalum, Nneenna Freelon, Barbara Dennerlein, Junior Mance, Bruce Forman, Mark Elf, Roberta Flack, The Temptations, Norman Conners, Jean Carne, Curtis Olson, Peter Horvath, Jaz Sawyer, Boz Scaggs, and Nicolas Bearde.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Charles McNeal.




Pianist Peter Horvath has been perfecting his craft since the age of 6 when he began taking classical piano lessons. Born in Budapest, Hungary, he attended the Bela Bartok Conservatory of Music. At age 17, he won the National Jazz Combo Competition in Gyor, Hungary.

Two years later he moved to Austria to attend the Vienna Conservatory of Music. Establishing himself quickly in the Austrian jazz scene, he began playing and touring with jazz notables such as Leo Wright, Louie Austen, etc.

In 1983, Peter moved to the U.S., where he studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has since performed, recorded and toured with a long line of world-class artist, including jazz greats Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Richie Cole, Ernie Watts, Eddie Henderson, Charles McPherson, Benny Maupin, Victor Bailey, Lenny White, Arturo Sandoval, Randy Brecker, Marcus Miller, Pee Wee Ellis, Bob Mintzer, Bob Sheppard, Craig Handy, Tiger Okoshi, Lalah Hathaway, Melba Moore, Ledisi, Keith Washington, Rosie Gaines, Ray Obiedo, Pete Escovedo, and the Oakland Symphony.

​Peter is currently on faculty at the California Jazz Conservatory, Saint Mary’s College of California, and Stanford Jazz Consortium.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Jeff Chambers, Charles McNeal, Doug Webb, Michael Zilber, Sylvia Cuenca and Craig Handy, and the Peter Horvath Trio.

www.peterhorvath.com




Bassist Gary Brown has recorded and performed with such notable artists as Flora Purim & Airto, Steve Winwood, George Duke, Lyle Mays, Narada Michael Walden, Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Dianne Reeves, Roy Ayers, Ernie Watts, Jeff Beck, Torninho Horta, Larry Coryell, Phararoh Saunders, Eddie Henderson, Dori Caymmi, Andy Narrell, Pete and Sheila (Sheila E.) Escovedo, Bernie Worell, and Patrice Rushen.

Gary has composed extensively for film and television, and taught at SFJAZZ, The Oakland Public Conservatory of Music, and UC Berkley Jazz Department.

He has appeared at Chez Hanny with Frank Martin.




Drummer Sylvia Cuenca, originally from San Jose, now living in New York, has performed for 17 years with trumpet legend Clark Terry at venues such as the Village Vanguard and Blue Note in New York City. She toured internationally for 4 years with saxophonist Joe Henderson, including trio settings with Henderson and bassists Charlie Haden or George Mraz.

Ms. Cuenca has performed with such jazz luminaries as Billy Taylor, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, Kenny Barron, Ray Drummond, Frank Foster, Red Holloway, Jimmy Heath, Al Grey, Frank Wess, Michael Brecker, Houston Person, Etta Jones, Jon Faddis, Dave Stryker, Ed Cherry, Dianne Reeves, John Hicks, Geoff Keezer, John Handy, Lew Soloff, Marian McPartland, Hilton Ruiz, George Cables, James Spaulding, Kenny Drew Jr., Frank Foster, Randy Brecker, Emily Remler, and Helen Merrill.

She has appeared at Chez Hanny with Jared Gold and Ed Cherry, Jared Gold and Brian Levy, Cuenca/Bollenback/Blades, the Peter Zak Trio, the Roni Ben-Hur/Harvie S Trio, the Peter Horvath Trio, Harvey Wainapel, and the Sylvia Cuenca Trio and Quartet.

http://www.sylviacuenca.com/




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