The Klobas/Kesecker Ensemble

Bassist Pat Klobas has had the pleasure of performing with Rosemary Clooney, Jessica Williams, Jeremy Cohen and Quartet San Francisco, San Francisco Symphony Pops, San Francisco Opera and Ballet, The Three Tenors, Skywalker Symphony, the Sun Valley Symphony and Marin Symphony.

Shorenstein/Nederlander “Best of Broadway” performances include “The Producers” with Martin Short and Jason Alexander, “Fosse”, “Kiss Me Kate” with drummer Marty Morell, “42nd Street” and the world premier of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”.

Pat’s bass work include many movie and TV soundtracks as well as recordings with Linda Ronstadt, Randy Newman, Turtle Island String Quartet and the Grammy Nominated “Star Wars Trilogy” with John Williams.

He appeared here previously with the Klobas/Kesecker Ensemble.

Vibraphonist Tommy Kesecker graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and joined ‘Zakir Hussain and the Rhythm Experience’ in 1988. Tommy performs with Larry Vuckovich’s Blue Bulkan Ensemble, Noel Jewkes, and Michael Feinstein.

He has recorded with Zakir Hussain, Larry Vuckovich, Noel Jewkes, Illana Parker, Ray Scott, Michael Hatfield, The Mallet Band, Jay Lyon, George Brooks, Jim Campilongo, The Tkvibes Trio and Dave Bell.

He appeared here previously with Lee Waterman and Jazz Caliente, and the Klobas/Kesecker Ensemble.

"Groovin’ Wes" (2009, Strong Brew Music), a Wes Montgomery tribute project and the fourth album from guitarist Terrence Brewer, debuted March 2nd on the JazzWeek national radio chart at #18 and quickly began to climb, settling into the Top 10 a few weeks later.

He has performed at Yoshi’s at Jack London Square, Yoshi’s San Francisco, Jazz At Pearl’s, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Russian River Jazz Festival, SFJazz Festival, and the Fillmore Jazz Festival.

In addition to headlining his own shows, Brewer has worked with Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers), Mary Wilson (The Supremes), Gerald Albright, Dr. Anthony Brown, Pete Escovedo, Dave Ellis, and Calvin Keyes.

He appeared here previously with the Klobas/Kesecker Ensemble, and with the Terrence Brewer Quartet.

Drummer David Rokeach toured with Ray Charles from 1990-91. In recent years he has performed/recorded with Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Aaron Neville, Mavis Staples, Lou Rawls, Joe Henderson, Mark Murphy, Thelma Houston, The George Brooks-Zakir Hussain Group, Wilson Pickett, Linda Tillery, Steve Miller, Joe Satriani, Rita Moreno, Joyce Cooling, Maria Muldaur, Calvin Keys, Barry Finnerty, Merl Saunders, David Grisman, Louis Bellson, Wayne Wallace, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Paula West, Marcos Silva, Ernestine Anderson, Oscar Brown Jr., Ingrid Jensen, Maria Schneider, and many more.