Jeff Sanford's Cartoon Jazz Sextet

Jeff Sanford's Cartoon Jazz Sextet performs the music of Raymond Scott, Jelly Roll Morton, John Kirby/Charlie Shavers.

Jeff Sanford: Director, clarinet, piccolo, flute, soprano, alto & tenor saxes.

Musician and music teacher, collector of music charts and instruments, considered by his peers to be an ace reader and a ‘tune monster’ who loves many styles.

He has played and toured in China, Vietnam, St. Barts to Juneau, Alaska; performed with Clark Terry, Regina Carter, Stan Getz, Tootie Heath, Frankie Lane, Steve Allen, the Ink Spots, the SF Symphony, Eddie Fisher and Mike Lipskin.

Jeff is always working with his Cartoon Jazz Septet & Orchestra, his own quartet, Mal Sharpe's Big $ in Jazz Band, The Golden Gate Park Band, Noah Griffin, Carl Vast, Eric Shifrin, Si Perkoff, Leftover Dreams, and teaching daily on the San Francisco peninsula.

Jeff appeared here previously with Dave Bass.

Mark Rosengarden: Drums and percussion.

Mark (bada bing) plays the drums for fun and profit (bada boom). He has played with a wide range of singers and groups, including Bette Midler, Sammy Davis, Vince Guaraldi, Eugene Ormandy, Van Cliburn, Florence Henderson, and Herbie Mann.

Andy Ostwald: Piano.

Andy has been an active member of the Bay Area jazz scene for the past twenty-five years. Along with performing and recording, Andy teaches for Oaktown Jazz Workshops and privately at his home in Oakland. His book/CD series,"Play Jazz, Blues, Rock Piano by Ear," was published in 2004.

Hal Richards: Tenor & baritone sax, clarinet, piccolo, oboe, flutes, bassoon.

Born in NYC, versatile woodwind specialist Hal Richards has been performing and recording with many of the Bay Area's finest jazz, Latin, and African musicians since 1976. Currently performing with the New Oakland Jazz Orchestra, led by Mike Vax, The Berkeley Saxophone Quartet, and the Golden Gate Park Band, Hal has appeared with Carol Channing, Terry Gibbs, Eric Marienthal, Bill Perkins, Bob Florence, Omar Clay, and Lenny Niehaus.

Hal also performs with SF Children’s Opera, SF Mime Troupe, Magic Theater, and the Peninsula Civic Light Opera. Classical endeavors included chamber groups. Hal has been teaching music in S.F. Public Schools for more than 20 years.

Eric Wayne: Trumpet, flugelhorn.

Eric began watching cartoons when he was old enough to reach the TV. Much to his mother's chagrin, he never stopped. But in the Cartoon Jazz Septet & Orchestra, he now has an excuse to continue this practice as an adult... of sorts.

He grew up and received his musical education in Colorado before moving to San Francisco where he has performed in all manner of musical experiments, as well as a few legitimate groups. His new label is DIGITAL VICTROLA, his new daughter is Zara!

Simon Planting: Bass.

Simon studied classical bass at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and jazz at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. He has performed the world over while compiling an impressive discography with Mathilde Santing, Fapy Lafertin, Jimmy Rosenberg, Stephane Wrembel, and John Jorgenson.

Simon quickly became established in Dutch radio and television in a ten-year association with noted pianist/arranger Cor Bakker. He then joined the gifted Django Rheinhardt interpreter Fapy Laftertin, while also embarking on a 17-year association with Jazz singer Mathilde Santin.

Recordings and tours with the Robin Nolan Trio followed, until Simon joined the legendary John Jorgensen Quintet in 2009. Along the way he has performed with top Jazz Manouche guitarists such as Jimmy Rosenberg, Angelo Debarre, Dorado, Tjavalo and Samson Schmitt, Andreas Oberg, Gonzalo Bergara, Kruno, and Jazz greats including Larry Coryell, Bill Frisell, and Howard Alden.