Eddie Marshall and Holy Mischief
Eddie Marshall, drums. For almost fifty years he has played drums with nearly every major name in jazz, from Freddie Hubbard, Jon Hendricks and
Dexter Gordon to Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Eddie Harris. During the seventies he was the house drummer at San Francisco's Keystone Korner. His most
long-standing musical association has been with Toshiko Akiyoshi, with whom he has played since 1958. Other associations include the late Stan Getz,
Bobby Hutcherson, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Burrell, John Handy, Ahmad Jamal, The Pointer Sisters, Archie Shepp and Bobby McFerrin. He co-founded with Mike Nock
the seminal jazz fusion group, "The Fourth Way".
A consummate sideman, Marshall is in continual demand. In recent years he has performed internationally with Bobby McFerrin's group, BANG ZOOM, appearing
in concert with The Israeli Philharmonic; with Marlena Shaw, Marian McPartland, Charles Lloyd, Art Lande and Rufus Reid; with Bobby Hutcherson and Cedar Walton
at Russian River and with Jon Jang and James Newton in Beijing. He backed Sam Rivers and Julian Priester at Yoshi's and was reunited with Mike Nock
for the Wangaratta Jazz Festival in Australia. He travels to Japan frequently with Toshiko Akiyoshi's trio and was featured in a tribute to percussionists
at the 1999 Monterey Jazz Festival. SFJazz honored Mr. Marshall with its first annual SFJazz Beacon Award in November of 2000.
Eddie's peformance at Chez Hanny with Michele Rosewoman was a highlight of the series, as was his 2005 quintet performance.
Pianist Mark Levine exists simultaneously in the worlds of jazz and Latin jazz. His credits include Woody Shaw, Mongo Santamaria, Joe Henderson,
Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Harold Land, James Moody, Chet Baker, Eddie Harris, Art Farmer, Art Pepper, Willie Bobo, Bobby Hutcherson,
Cal Tjader, Blue Mitchell, Moacir Santos, Milt Jackson, Francisco Aguabella, Eddie Henderson, Tito Puente, Wallace Roney, Conrad Herwig,
Julian Priester, Harold Land, David Liebman, Eddie Harris, Sonny Fortune, Pete Escovedo, Pancho Sanchez, and Charlie Rouse.
Mark began his jazz studies as a teenager in Daytona Beach, Florida, taught by a relocated New York jazz pianist named Joe Pace and continued
his education in Boston with Herb Pomeroy and Jaki Byard. As important as these studies were, nothing compared with playing for a year in
Woody Shaw's quartet. Off-and-on work over the years with Joe Henderson followed. Joe recorded two of Mark's tunes on "Canyon Lady", the late
tenor giant's only Latin jazz album.
A budding interest in Latin jazz led to work in the bands of Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, and Cal Tjader, 5 albums with the latter,
including the Grammy winning "La Onda Va Bien."
Mark also authored "The Jazz Piano Book", which has become the bible for jazz pianists all over the world. In 1996, he completed "The Jazz Theory Book",
with similar success. Jazz Times named "The Jazz Theory Book" as the #1 choice in its "recommended basic jazz library.”
Mark appeared previously at Chez Hanny with his own trio.
A San Francisco native, tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Matt Renzi was born into a musical family.
His father is principal flautist with the San Francisco Symphony and his grandfather was principal oboist with Toscanini’s NBC Symphony.
He received a BA in performance from Berklee College of Music and studied with George Garzone, John Handy, Joe Henderson and South Indian Vocalist R.A. Ramamani.
Matt has appeared at festivals and venues throughout North America as well as Europe, Japan, Israel, India, Singapore and Angola.
Of note is his work with “Dialogue,” a band led by legendary bassist, Herbie Lewis. He can be heard on a variety of recordings
including the award winning “Lines and Ballads” for Fresh Sound Records (Barcelona, Spain).
Matt has also performed and recorded with Marc Johnson, Michael Formanek, Tommy Campbell, Eberhard Weber, and Matt Garrison. This is his second
appearance at Chez Hanny with Eddie Marshall.
Originally from San Francisco, multi-instrumentalist Peck Allmond has lived in NYC for over ten years. Aside from leading and writing for his own
jazz/world-music unit, The Peck Allmond Group, he is an in-demand sideman on an unlikely variety of brass and reed instruments: trumpet, flute, saxophones,
clarinet, valve trombone, and many others.
Currently he is a member of Me'Shell NdegeOcello's Spirit Music Sextet, the Oliver Lake Quartet, Peter Apfelbaum's NY Hieroglyphics;
and his past recording/performance credits include work with James Brown, Lenny Kravitz, Sean Lennon, Don Cherry, Julius Hemphill,
Kotoja, Ben Allison, Jai Uttal & The Pagan Love Orchestra, Craig Handy, Michael Blake, Will Lee, Josh Roseman, O.J. Ekemode's Nigerian All-stars, and others.
Jazz legend Jackie McLean regularly performs several of Allmond's tunes in his own quintet, and has called Peck
"a fiery young talent and true triple-threat: trumpet, saxophones, and composition."
Bassist David Ewell was born in 1975 in Oakland, CA. He began studying violin in 1978, guitar in 1982, and switched to bass in 1991.
He went through both the Berkeley High School Jazz program, as well as the Young Musicians Program. He received a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley in 1997.
He performs with many groups from the Bay Area, including Upsurge! Jazzpoetry group, Vivendo de Pao, Lavay Smith, E.W. Wainwright's African Roots of Jazz,
Mark Levine Trio, The Supplicants, Howard Wiley Group, Julian Lage, Jaz Sawyer and Pursuers, and Subnautic.
David has also performed or recorded with Omar Sosa, Greg Tardy, Marc Carey, John Handy,
Colin Bailey, Donald “Duck” Bailey, Tom Rainey, John Santos, Ben Goldberg, John Schott, Will Bernard, Calvin Keys and many others.
David has played Chez Hanny with Mark Levine, Mitch Marcus and The Supplicants.