Eddie Pasternak Trio
Eddie Pasternak, guitar. For a quarter century, Eddie has
been a mainstay of the Bay Area music scene. Eddie’s guitar work has
been a welcome feature in swing-oriented performances with former
members of Count Basie and Duke Ellington’s bands as well as in Motown
dance bands. Noted Bay Area music critic Lee Hiderbrand describes him
as a “remarkable guitarist who plays basslines and chords
simultaneously. He generates intense swing.“
Eddie Studied with Warren Nunes from 1968 to 1975, then with pianists
Dick Hindman, Don Haas, and Marcos Silva, and
guitarists Joe Pass and John Stowell.
He appeared at Chez Hanny previously with the Eddie Pasternak Trio
featuring Roger Glenn and Dick Hindman.
Jeremy Cohen‘s electrifying jazz violin performances have
nationwide accolades. Classically-trained and a student of Itzhak
Perlman and Anne Crowden, Cohen’s eclectic style reflects his respect
for a wide range of violinists from Perlman and Fritz Kreisler to Joe
Venuti and Eddie South.
Cohen has performed as soloist with orchestras including the
Virginia Symphony, the California Symphony and the Reno Philharmonic.
His recording credits include motion picture and television soundtracks
concertmaster on recordings with Linda Ronstadt, Ray Charles, Aaron
Neville, Howard Keel and Cleo Laine. He appeared on Carlos Santana’s
Grammy-winning CD “Supernatural” and the original “Star Wars”
compilation CD with John Williams. On the stage he was the solo
violinist in “Forever Tango” and “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”
and has toured and recorded with the 2006 Grammy winners, the Turtle
Island String Quartet, and his own groups ViolinJazz and Quartet San
Pianist, composer, arranger, producer,
and educator Marcos Silva performs worldwide. Nominated for two
Grammys, he toured with many artists, including Paquito D’Rivera, Bud
Shank, Claudio Roditi, Raul de Souza, Toninho Horta, Leny Andrade, Edu
Lobo, Emilio Santiago, and Dori Caymmi.
Marcos was musical
director for Flora Purim and Airto Moreira for 24 years. He wrote
arrangements for Dizzy Gillespie’s band, and replaced Gil Evans as
composer-arranger of Airto’s Spiritual Mass with a 63 piece orchestra
Marcos heads the Brazilian Music Department at the California
Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley.