Jon Mayer Trio

Los Angeles based pianist Jon Mayer was a regular member of the thriving NYC/Paris jazz scene of the 1950's, playing with Kenny Dorham, Tony Scott, Pete LaRoca, Ray Draper, Chuck Israels, Chet Baker and Kenny Clarke.

Eventually he recorded with two of the greatest saxophonists ever: Jackie McLean on "Strange Blues" (Prestige/OJC) and John Coltrane on the legendary "I Talk With The Trees" date, issued as part of Coltrane's "Like Sonny" (Roulette).

In the '60s and '70s, Mayer remained active, playing in both New York and Europe with the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughan and the Manhattan Transfer, and writing songs recorded by Les McCann and Nancy Wilson.

A 13 year period of professional inactivity ended in 1991, with a move to Los Angeles, and performances with Les McCann.

His long-overdue debut recording as a leader, 1996's "Round Up The Usual Suspects", featured Ron Carter and Billy Higgins. He has subsequently released a series of recordings with a who's who of great sidemen, including Ernie Watts, Rufus Reid, Roy McCurdy, Dick Berk, Victor Lewis, Chuck Israels, and Bob Maize.

Jon appeared here previously with his trio with Robb Fisher and Akira Tana.

For over six years, bassist Robb Fisher toured and recorded with the legendary Cal Tjader, anchoring Cal's Grammy Award winning album, "La Onda Va Bien" and Grammy Nominee album, "Gozame Pero Ya." He has also worked extensively and recorded with such jazz and Latin luminaries as Chet Baker, Art Pepper, Carmen McRae, Tania María, Clare Fischer, and Rob Schneidermann. He continues to be one of the Bay Area's first call sidemen, for top local and visiting performers.

Robb appeared here previously with Doug Webb, Jon Mayer, and his own trio with Keith Saunders.

Vince Lateano has been one of the first call drummers in the Bay Area for decades. He has performed with numerous great jazz musicians over the years, including Cal Tjader, Woody Herman, Vince Guaraldi, Stan Getz, Mark Murphy, Flip Nunez, George Muribus, Kitty Margolis, Scott Hamilton, Larry Vuckovich, Al Plank, Bruce Forman, Noel Jewkes, and Mark Levine. He performed frequently at the late lamented Jazz at Pearl's, and has long co-led a renowned jam session at the Dogpatch Saloon and 7 Mile House with Andrew Speight.