Edward Simon Trio
Photo credit: Scott Chernis
Award-winning pianist and composer Edward Simon
hails from Venezuela. Arriving on the New York jazz scene in 1989, he
began performing with Greg Osby, Jerry Gonzalez, Bobby Hutcherson,
Kevin Eubanks, Paquito D’Rivera, Bobby Watson, and Terence Blanchard.
He made his first recording as a leader in 1994, "Beauty Within" on
Simon has recorded 15 critically acclaimed albums, including two New
York Times Top Ten Jazz Records of the Year: "Edward Simon" (1995) and
"Simplicitas" (2005). "Unicity" was voted "Best CD of 2007" by
Downbeat. He has appeared as guest artist on more than 50 recordings,
including Paquito D'Rivera's Grammy Award winning "Funk Tango".
Simon is a three-time Chamber Music America New Jazz Works grantee, and
a 2014 Doris Duke Impact Award nominee. In 2010 Simon was named
Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
That same year he became a member of the all-star SFJAZZ Collective.
His recent recording with the SFJAZZ Collective, "Wonder", received the
2014 NAACP Image Award.
is a veteran bassist who has established a strong reputation over the
years from his sideman work on both the New York City and Bay Area jazz
scenes. Peter has performed with such jazz luminaries as Milt Jackson,
Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Woody Shaw, Pharoah Sanders, Blue
Mitchell, Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Johnny Griffin,
Bobby McFerrin, Jimmy Rowles, Tommy Flanagan, the Mingus Big Band,
Victor Lewis, Lou Donaldson, Lew Tabackin, Joe Chambers, Art Lande,
and Paul McCandless.
in Washington D.C. on January 8, 1950, Barshay began cello lessons at
age nine. During his year at the San Francisco Conservatory Peter was
able to add one particularly impressive name to his resume. "I actually
got to play under Igor Stravinksy," he explains. "It was for the
official opening of Zellerbach Auditorium in 1968 and they commissioned
Stravinsky to come here and conduct four concerts.”
Peter has played Chez Hanny previously with Harvie Wainapel, Steve
O'Neill, Dave Scott, Peggy Stern, and Larry Schneider.
Drummer Alan Hall has performed and/or recorded
Taylor Eigsti, Russell Ferrante, Billy Childs, Kenny Werner, Art Lande,
Christian Jacob, Kit Walker, Tom Coster, Eddie Harris, Bob Sheppard,
Paul McCandless, John Handy, Jimmy Haslip, Ratzo Harris, Stuart Hamm,
Kai Eckhardt, John Clayton, Rebecca Parris, Kenny Washington, Betty
Buckley, Mark Murphy, Joyce Cooling, Victor Mendoza, Cirque du Soleil,
Teatro Zinzanni San Francisco, and many others.
He has performed at Madison Square Garden, The Monterey Jazz
Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Barbados
International Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival, BumberShoot Festival,
and Yoshi’s San Francisco.
His sextet Rata-tet released it's first cd "Arctic" in 2016.
Alan was heard previously at Chez Hanny with Michael O'Neill, Charlie
McCarthy, Fiveplay, Sheldon Brown, Dave Haskell, Jeff Denson, and Ratzo