Pianist Peter Horvath has been perfecting his craft
age of 6 when he began taking classical piano lessons. Born in
Budapest, Hungary, he attended the Bela Bartok Conservatory of Music.
At age 17, he won the National Jazz Combo Competition in Gyor, Hungary.
Two years later he moved to Austria to attend the Vienna Conservatory
Establishing himself quickly in the Austrian jazz scene, he began
playing and touring with jazz notables such as Leo Wright, Louie
In 1983, Peter moved to the U.S., where he studied at the Berklee
College of Music in Boston. He has since performed, recorded and toured
with a long line of world-class artist, including jazz greats Bobby
Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Richie Cole, Ernie Watts, Eddie Henderson,
Charles McPherson, Benny Maupin, Victor Bailey, Lenny White, Arturo
Sandoval, Randy Brecker, Marcus Miller, Pee Wee Ellis, Bob Mintzer, Bob
Sheppard, Craig Handy, Tiger Okoshi, Lalah Hathaway, Melba Moore,
Ledisi, Keith Washington, Rosie Gaines, Ray Obiedo, Pete Escovedo, and
the Oakland Symphony.
Peter is currently on faculty at the California Jazz Conservatory,
Saint Mary’s College of California, and Stanford Jazz Consortium.
He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Jeff Chambers, Charles
McNeal, Doug Webb, and Michael Zilber.
Bassist Dan Feiszli attended the University of Miami School
of Music on a scholarship. There he studied with internationally
renowned bass professor Dr. Lucas Drew. In 1998, Dan received his
Bachelors Degree in Studio Music and Jazz, as well as the School of
Music Student of the Year Award.
During his time in Florida he played with Ira Sullivan, Richie Cole,
and Sonny Fortune, among others.
Since his graduation, he has traveled the Western hemisphere
performing with artists like Ignacio Berroa, Raul DiBlasio, Julio
Iglesias, Silvano Monasterios, Raul Midon, and Nicole Yarling. In the
US, Dan has performed at such music festivals as SFJAZZ, The Playboy
Festival in Hollywood, California, the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz
Festival in Washington, DC (with Nicole Yarling), and several
appearance at the Hollywood Jazz Festival in Hollywood, Florida. His
national club performances range from the Blue Note in New York City to
the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles.
Since moving to the Bay Area, he has been heard in top flight
company such as Bobbe Norris, Larry Dunlap, Akira Tana, Larry De La
Cruz, and Michael O'Neill.
He was heard previously at Chez Hanny with
Maria Marquez, and Scott Hill.
Drummer Sylvia Cuenca, originally from San Jose,
now living in New York, has performed for 17 years with trumpet legend
at venues such as the Village Vanguard and Blue Note in New
She toured internationally for 4 years with saxophonist Joe
Henderson, including trio settings with Henderson and bassists Charlie
Haden or George Mraz.
Ms. Cuenca has performed with such jazz
luminaries as Billy Taylor, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, Kenny Barron,
Ray Drummond, Frank Foster, Red Holloway, Jimmy Heath, Al Grey, Frank
Wess, Michael Brecker, Houston Person, Etta Jones, Jon Faddis, Dave
Stryker, Ed Cherry, Dianne Reeves, John Hicks, Geoff Keezer, John
Soloff, Marian McPartland, Hilton Ruiz, George Cables, James Spaulding,
Kenny Drew Jr., Frank Foster, Randy Brecker, Emily Remler, and Helen
She has appeared at Chez Hanny with Jared Gold and Ed Cherry, Jared
Gold and Brian Levy, Cuenca/Bollenback/Blades, the Peter Zak Trio, the
Roni Ben-Hur/Harvie S Trio, and the Sylvia Cuenca Trio.