Joshua Breakstone Trio

Joshua Breakstone, Lisle Atkinson, Mike Richmond, and Andy Watson at the Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, New Jersey.

Guitarist Joshua Breakstone was born in 1955 in Elizabeth, NJ. While still in high school, he began studying in Manhattan with Sal Salvador, 
and then went on to the University of South Florida, Berklee College of Music, and NYU.

In 1979 he made his recording debut on Glen Hall's "Book of the Heart", with JoAnne Brackeen, Cecil McBee, and Billy Hart. His first recording as a leader in 1983, "Wonderful!" featured Barry Harris. The following year he recorded "4/4=1", with Kenny Barron. During this period he was residing in New York, performing with people like Vinnie Burke, Warne Marsh, Emily Remler, Dave Schnitter, and Aaron Bell.

In 1986 Breakstone began a four year contract with Contemporary records, where his sidemen included Pepper Adams, Kenny Barron, Jimmy Knepper, and Tommy Flanagan. Further recordings followed, featuring the likes of Kenny Barron, Dennis Irwin, Mickey Roker, Jack McDuff, Al Harewood, Lisle Atkinson, Eliot Zigmund, and Mike Richmond.

NPR's Colorado Public Television is currently filming a documentary on Joshua's life and work.

Peter Barshay is a veteran bassist who has established a strong reputation over the years from his sideman work on both the New York City and Bay Area jazz scenes. Peter has performed with such jazz luminaries as Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Kenny Werner, Shirley Horn, Woody Shaw, Pharoah Sanders, Blue Mitchell, Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Johnny Griffin, Bobby McFerrin, Joey Baron, Jimmy Rowles, Tommy Flanagan, the Mingus Big Band, Victor Lewis, Lou Donaldson, Lew Tabackin, Joe Chambers, Armen Donelian, Jim McNeely, Sonny Fortune, Mike Stern, Art Lande, and Paul McCandless.

Born in Washington D.C. on January 8, 1950, Barshay began cello lessons at age nine. During his year at the San Francisco Conservatory Peter was able to add one particularly impressive name to his resume. "I actually got to play under Igor Stravinksy," he explains. "It was for the official opening of Zellerbach Auditorium in 1968 and they commissioned Stravinsky to come here and conduct four concerts.

Peter has played Chez Hanny previously with Harvey Wainapel, Steve Lockwood, Michael O'Neill, Dave Scott, Peggy Stern, Edward Simon, and Larry Schneider.

Renowned Bay Area drummer Vince Lateano began his professional career in the ninth grade. At the age of 18, Vince went on the road with pianist Carmen Cavallaro, and on his return to the Bay Area, established himself in San Francisco playing with the likes of Eddie Duran and Vince Guaraldi.

He toured with the Woody Herman Band which included Alan Broadbent and Sal Nistico, and eventually joined the Cal Tjader group, with whom he appeared on six recordings.

Other recording credits include albums with Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Tania Maria, Tom Harrell, Al Cohn, Clare Fischer, Mark Murphy, Eddie Duran, Bill Perkins, Carmen McRae, and Bruce Forman.

Vince has performed with Scott Hamilton, Joe Henderson, Art Farmer, Charlie Byrd, Bill Berry, Benny Carter, John Handy, Chet Baker, Mundell Lowe, and Marlena Shaw, and was a fixture at Jazz at Pearl's in it's heyday.

Vince was heard at Chez Hanny with Jon Mayer, Frank Tusa, Peter Zak, and Peck Allmond.