Charlie McCarthy Quartet

Charlie McCarthy is a saxophonist who has played and recorded with many 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 Music Festival.
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 quintet 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 Fusion with "Canoneo", and Mark Levine's Nonet with Woody Shaw.

Charlie's CD "Sno Bro" features Mark Levine, John Wiitala, Alan Hall and John Santos.

Pianist David Udolf has played with Terri Bryant of the Fifth Dimension, saxophonist Herb Geller, R&B legend Bo Diddley, and toured internationally with singer Mary Stallings.

Bay Area artists he has worked with include: Jules Broussard, Opie Bellas, Sherri Roberts, Kenny Washington, Jennifer Lee, Clairdee, Denise Perrier, Lavay Smith, Shanna Carlson, Vicki Burns, Chuck Metcalf, Warren Gale, Noel Jewkes, Hal Stein, Pete Yellin, Donald Bailey, Jules Rowell, Dave Bendigkeit, and Akira Tana.

He has a MSC from University of Edinburgh, Scotland and is a certified Alexander Technique teacher. He teaches piano privately.

He appeared here previously with Chuck Metcalf, the Chuck Metcalf Tribute, Jules Rowell, and Ratzo Harris.

For over six years, bassist Robb Fisher toured and recorded with the legendary Cal Tjader, anchoring Cal's Grammy Award winning album, "La Onda Va Bien" and Grammy Nominee album, "Gozame Pero Ya." He has also worked extensively and recorded with such jazz and Latin luminaries as Chet Baker, Art Pepper, Carmen McRae, Tania María, Clare Fischer, and Rob Schneidermann. He continues to be one of the Bay Area's first call sidemen, for top local and visiting performers.

Robb appeared here previously with Doug Webb, Jon Mayer, and his own trio with Keith Saunders.

Drummer Bryan Bowman has performed with Eric Reed, Mary Stallings, Matt Penman, Art Hirahara, Mark Levine, Larry Vuckovich, Noel Jewkes, Peter Horvath, John Wiitala, Gary Brown, Jeff Chambers, Bob Kenmotsu, Sheldon Brown, Jeff Massanari, Randy Vincent, Matt Clark, Grant Levin, Ben Stolorow, Leonard Thompson, Sam Bevan, Joshi Marshall, Lorenzo Farrell, Fred Randolph, Ravi Abcarian, Michael Wilcox, Adam Shulman, Hafez Modirzadeh, Dean Reilly, Masaru Koga, Harvey Wainapel, Steve Heckman, Bruno Pelletier, Michael Wilcox, Mike Abraham, Noah Schenker, John Shifflet, and Brian Kane.

He has toured the United States with RCA recording artists Monica Behan and Deron Johnson. He has also recorded and performed in the international music scene with the acclaimed Bulgarian accordionist Ivan Milev, Edessa, Trio Mopmu with Lily Storm, and members of Kitka.

Bryan studied music at The Berklee College of Music in Boston, CSU Long Beach, and CSU Chico

He appeared here previously with Steve Lockwood, Michael Wilcox, Mandala, Homespun Trio, and Noel Jewkes.