Chuck Manning Quartet

Tenor saxophonist Chuck Manning has been a mainstay of the Los Angeles jazz scene since 1980. He studied jazz performance at North Texas State University in the 70s and studied privately with the great saxophonist Joe Henderson.

A heavily edited list of his musical associates includes: Albert "Tootie" Heath, Al Mckibbon, Alan Broadbent, Alphonse Mouzon, Bob Maize, Bill Perkins, Bob Sheppard, Bobby Bradford, Branford Marsalis, Cedar Walton, Charlie Haden, Conte Condoli, Frank Strazzeri, Gary Foster, Gerald Wiggins, Harold Land, Henry Franklin, Hubert Laws, Isla Eckinger, Jimmy Rowles, Joe LaBarbara, Joe Lovano, John Carter, John Guerin, Julius Hemphill, Larance Marable, Larry Gales, Mike Wofford, Peter Erskine, Phil Upchurch, Ralph Moore, Ravi Coltrane, Roy McCurdy, Sam Most, Scott Colley, Ted Curson, and Warne Marsh.

Los Angeles based pianist Theo Saunders has performed internationally with distinguished jazz artists including: Freddie Hubbard, Carla Bley, Charles Lloyd, Bob Brookmeyer, Harold Land, Buddy Collette, Eddie Harris, James Moody, Bobby Hutcherson, Teddy Edwards, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Jimmy Garrison, Pharoah Sanders, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Reggie Workman, Curtis Fuller, Brew Moore, Wilbur Ware, Roy McCurdy, Eddie Gomez, Cecil McBee, Al Grey, Jerry Bergonzi, Alphonse Mouzon, Richie Cole, Tom Harrell, Steve Swallow, Victor Lewis, John Abercrombie, Don Menza, and Bill Watrous.

He appeared here previously with the Harvey Wainapel / Phil Grenadier Group.

Bassist John Shifflett has performed with Dave Liebman, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Red Holloway, Ernie Watts, John Zorn, Kim Richmond, Madeleine Peyroux, Kurt Elling, Norma Winstone, Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, John Stowell, Harold Land, and Kendra Shank.

In the Bay Area he can be heard with Boz Scaggs, Eric Crystal, the Mike Zilber/Steve Smith quartet, the Scott Amendola Band, the Taylor Eigsti Trio, the Paul Nagel Trio, Ann Dyer & No Good Time Fairies, the Will Bernard Quartet, Anton Schwartz, Ray Brown's Great Big Band, Ben Goldberg, Tim Volpicella, and many others.

John was heard here previously with Dave Mac Nab, Dave Scott, Michael Zilber, John Stowell, Sheldon Brown, Emil Viklicky, and the Harvey Wainapel / Phil Grenadier Group.

Drummer Ron Marabuto grew up in the East Bay, playing with and greatly influenced by his father, John Marabuto, a pianist and arranger busy and respected in the Bay Area.

After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1974 Ron relocated to NYC 1977-87, where he played with the likes of Pepper Adams, Roland Hanna, Tommy Flanagan, Duke Jordan, Jerry Dodgion, Frank Wess, Steve Grossman and Sal Nistico. Back in SF since 1987, he has been active with Bruce Forman, Smith Dobson, Buddy Montgomery, Rob Schneiderman, Al Plank, Hal Stein, Calvin Keyes, Warren Gale, Noel Jewkes, Bob Kenmotsu, Gini Wilson and Walter Savage, among others.

Ron appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Chuck Metcalf and Mark Levine.