Bay Area first call pianist Grant Levin has
performed with Terence
Blanchard, Bob Berg, Richard Stoltzman, Madeline Eastman,
Bobby Shew, Ingrid Jensen, Ravi Coltrane, Robin Eubanks, Pete Yellin,
Jerry Dodgion, Dayna Stephens, Noel Jewkes, John Santos, Howard Wiley,
Ray Obiedo, Dean Reilly, Melecio Magdaluyo, Marcus Shelby, and Little
Anthony and the Imperials.
Venues include SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco Conservatory of Music,
Yoshi’s Oakland, The Legion of Honor Museum, Fillmore Street Jazz
Festival, Cafe Stritch, and Mildred Owen Concert Hall in Pacifica.
He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Chris Amberger, Homespun
Trio, and Noel Jewkes/Steve Heckman.
He has toured and recorded with many of the greats in jazz
Tommy Dorsey, George Shearing, Rosemary Clooney, Red Garland, and Art
He has backed top vocalists such as Ernestine Anderson, Lorez
Alexandria, Ernie Andrews, Sammy Davis Jr, Bobby McFerrin, Mark Murphy,
Anita O'Day, Marlena Shaw, Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson, Eddie
Jefferson, Jimmy Witherspoon, and T.Bone Walker.
His instrumental cohorts have included Stan Kenton, Jaki
Byard, George Cables, Dorothy Donnegan, Philly Joe Jones,
Frank Butler, Charlie Persip, Donald Bailey, Akira Tana, Herb Ellis,
Gabor Szabo, Barney Kessel, John Scofield, Art Pepper,
Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, Dexter Gordon, Charles Lloyd, Sonny
Stitt, Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Dorham, Doc
Cheatham, Woody Shaw, and Bobby Hutcherson.
He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Charlie McCarthy,
Dave Rocha, and his own ensembles.
Saxophonist and flautist Lyle Link recently relocated to the Bay Area from Washington, DC.
He has played with jazz artists Patti Austin, Christian McBride, Larry
Willis, George Duke, Curtis Lundy, Ralph Peterson, and the Smithsonian
Masterworks Jazz Orchestra, and pop icons Patti Labelle, James Ingram,
Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, and Prince. He has also performed with
the Richmond Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
He has shared his musical gifts in festivals and concerts in Asia, the
Middle East, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, and throughout North
Drummer Jeff Minnieweather lives in Davis, CA, and
is first call in the Sacramento region. He has performed with Steve
Miller, Joe Louis Walker, Steve Allen, Leroy Vinnegar, Joe Gilman,
Darius Babazadeh, and Buca Necak, among others.