New York based tenor saxophonist and composer Dan Pratt has perfomed with Bob Brookmeyer, Kenny Werner, Joe Lovano, the Christian McBride Big Band and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. His updated version of the organ combo format retains the groove and adds sophisticated harmonies and modern melodic concepts, well documented on the CD "Springloaded". This quartet has been playing together since 2001, and will be climaxing a West Coast tour with this engagement, so expect some serious togetherness."The complete package…one of the most tremendous new saxophonists around today." -- Christian McBride http://www.danpratt.com/
Drummer Mark Ferber began his musical studies on the piano at the age of five, and went on to study classical percussion with Mitchell Peters and drums with Billy Higgins and and Joe Labarbera. He has maintained a very busy playing schedule in Europe and on both the west and east coast. A partial list of his playing credits include Lee Konitz, David Liebman, Don Byron, Norah Jones, Kenny Werner, Steve Swallow, Fred Hersch, Billy Childs, Bud Shank, Anthony Wilson and Larry Goldings.
Mark can be heard on recent recordings with various artists on Soul Note, Fresh Sound/New Talent, Sunnyside, Omnitone and Steeplechase Records. He is a part time faculty member for the City College of New York and the School of Improvisational Music. Mark was heard previously at Chez Hanny with the Jonathan Kreisberg Trio.