Sylvia Cuenca Trio
Drummer Sylvia Cuenca, originally from San Jose,
now living in New York, has performed for 17 years with trumpet legend
at venues such as the Village Vanguard and Blue Note in New
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
Soloff, Marian McPartland, Hilton Ruiz, George Cables, James Spaulding,
Kenny Drew Jr., Frank Foster, Randy Brecker, Emily Remler, and Helen
She has appeared at Chez Hanny with Jared Gold and Ed
Cherry, Jared Gold and Brian Levy, Cuenca/Bollenback/Blades, and Roni
Ben-Hur/Harvie S Trio.
Guitarist Roni Ben-Hur relocated from
Israel to New York in 1985, where he was fortunate to be taken under
the wing of veteran jazz pianist Barry Harris.
Roni collaborated with famed Brazilian
singer Leny Andrade - performing around the world, from New York's
Birdland and Dizzy's in Jazz at Lincoln Center, to top clubs in Brazil
and Australia, and recording the duo album "Alegria de Viver" (2014).
He has also performed with Cecil Payne, Etta Jones, Marcus Belgrave,
Diane Schuur, Charles McPherson, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Slide
Hampton, Earl May, Teri Thornton, Bill Doggett, Jon Faddis, and Roger
He has appeared at Chez Hanny with Roni Ben-Hur/Harvie S Trio.
Doug Miller was one of Seattle’s most respected bass
players for 23 years, and appeared with James Moody, Ken Peplowski,
George Cables, Ray Vega, Dick Hyman, the
Count Basie Orchestra, the Ellington Orchestra, Ernestine Anderson, Tom
Harrell, Charles McPherson, Conte Condoli, Sonny Fortune, Bobby Shew,
Larry Coryell, Ernie Watts, Don Lanphere, Pete
Christlieb, and Mark Murphy.
Doug studied jazz bass with Ray Brown protege John Clayton, and
classical bass at Indiana University, with Murray Grodner, Eugene
Levinson and Stuart Sankey.
In 1982, Doug moved to New York
City, playing with Mel Lewis, and Ram
Ramirez (composer of “Lover Man”).
In 1987, Doug moved to Seattle. Doug, pianist Marc Seales, and
drummer John Bishop formed "New Stories", which produced four
recordings as a trio, six with Don Lanphere, and one with Mark Murphy
that was nominated for a Grammy.
In 2010, Doug relocated to the Bay Area, where he has performed with
Akira Tana, Peter Horvath, Ken Cook, and Michael Wolff.
He has appeared at Chez Hanny with Brad Buethe.