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, Noel Jewkes, 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 Saunders Trio.

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 the Bernal Jazz Quartet.