Dave Rocha Trio
Trumpeter and flugelhornist Dave Rocha has
performed in New York, Seattle, Los Angeles,
and San Francisco with
Lionel Hampton, Larry Elgart, Machito, Joe Albany, Jimmy McGriff,
Frankie Dunlop, Mike Nock, Elliot Zigmund, Mike Vax, Larry Dunlap, Bob
Florence, Kaye Starr, Frankie Lane, Tex Benecke, Hadley Caliman, Paul
Kreibich, Dick Berk, and many others.
He appeared at Chez Hanny previously with his own quartet.
“Dave Rocha is a modern player out of the hard-bop tradition, with a
beautiful sound and tremendous facility on the horn. You can hear the
influence of Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan and others in his playing, but
Dave has his own voice, and it's a nice one!”
— Dan Feiszli, Jazz bassist and recording engineer
“Dave is a pleasure to work with. He's a phenomenal technician with
chops to spare.”
— Randy Vincent, Jazz guitarist
Pianist Keith Saunders spent his formative years in
Los Angeles where he studied with Charlie Shoemake and Horace Silver.
Keith worked extensively in L.A. with such well known artists as Eddie
Harris, Roy McCurdy, Bill Holman, and
Bill Watrous, as well as recording with Dick
Berk's Jazz Adoption Agency.
After moving to New York City in 1984, Keith worked and/or recorded
with Richie Cole, Richie Vitale, Hank Crawford, Mickey Roker, Ralph
LaLama, Frank Wess, and Valery Ponamarev. In 1991, Keith
became the leader of The NY HardBop
Quintet, a cooperative unit featuring Joe Magnarelli and Jerry Weldon,
which released four recordings for the TCB Montreux Jazz label.
Relocated to the Bay Area, Keith appears with Calvin Keys,
Jim Grantham, Chris Amberger, Patrick Wolff, Erik Jekabson, Smith
Dobson, Peppe Merolla, and Dave Rocha.
Keith appeared previously at Chez Hanny with the Robb Fisher-Keith
Saunders Trio, Frank Tusa, Peck Allmond, Michael Zilber, and the Keith
Bassist Chuck Bennett has toured with Louis
Bellson, the Beach Boys, and Maynard Ferguson. In California, he has
played with Tom Scott and Art Pepper. He has extensive recording
experience in Los Angeles and San Francisco for films, commercials,
live theatre, and live radio. He is an accomplished bass trombonist
with the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.
Chuck has appeared at Chez Hanny previously with Denny Berthiaume, and
Bernal Jazz Quartet.