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,
& 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.
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.
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
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
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.