Larry Dunlap Quartet featuring Charlie McCarthy

Pianist, composer and arranger Larry Dunlap has a multifaceted career that includes extensive work in the fields of jazz, classical and popular music.

Since the early 1980s Larry has been pianist in North America with the British singer Dame Cleo Laine and her musician husband Sir John Dankworth. His past work has seen him appearing and/or recording with jazz vocalists Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Ernestine Anderson and Joe Williams, as well as instrumentalists Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Ralph Towner, Ernie Watts, Bud Shank and Larry Coryell. In the pop music field Larry has toured with The Pointer Sisters, Country Joe McDonald, and others.

For the past 30 years Larry has worked closely with the Cape Verdean composer Amandio Cabral, recording several cds of his own interpretations of Mr. Cabralís music.

Charlie McCarthy is a saxophonist who has played and recorded with many of the greats in Jazz including Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson, Sarah Vaughan, Bobbie Hutcherson, George Shearing, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Wilson, Lena Horne, Stan Getz, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Louie Bellson, Joe Lovano, James Moody, and Maria Schneider.

Charlie graduated from San Francisco State College where he was a member of the quintet which was named the best in the Intercollegiate Music Festival.
While serving in the Air Force Band in Germany he won a scholarship to Berklee school of music in Boston, where he studied composition and saxophone with Andy McGhee and Joe Viola.

Charlie did stints on the road with "Grease", The Beach Boys, and Van Morrison before landing a gig with Lena Horne. "Working in a jazz quintet behind Lena was one of my best experiences," says Charlie.

He then settled in San Francisco, working Broadway Shows and all manner of jazz gigs: trios, quartets, quintets, big bands, guitar/flute duos, salsa bands, Al Molina's Latin-Bebop Band, "The Bandidos", Latin Jazz Fusion with "Canoneo", and Mark Levine's Nonet with Woody Shaw.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with his own quartet, and the Noel Jewkes Septet.

Bassist Dan Feiszli attended the University of Miami School of Music on a scholarship. There he studied with internationally renowned bass professor Dr. Lucas Drew. In 1998, Dan received his Bachelors Degree in Studio Music and Jazz, as well as the School of Music Student of the Year Award. During his time in Florida he played with Ira Sullivan, Richie Cole, and Sonny Fortune, among others.

Since his graduation, he has traveled the Western hemisphere performing with artists like Ignacio Berroa, Raul DiBlasio, Julio Iglesias, Silvano Monasterios, Raul Midon, and Nicole Yarling. In the US, Dan has performed at such music festivals as SFJAZZ, The Playboy Jazz Festival in Hollywood, California, the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival in Washington, DC (with Nicole Yarling), and several appearance at the Hollywood Jazz Festival in Hollywood, Florida. His national club performances range from the Blue Note in New York City to the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles.

Since moving to the Bay Area, he has been heard in top flight company such as Bobbe Norris, Larry Dunlap, Akira Tana, Larry De La Cruz, and Michael O'Neill.

He was heard previously at Chez Hanny with Maria Marquez, Scott Hill, and Peter Horvath.

Drummer Curt Moore has over 100 recordings to his credit, and has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, Ray Brown, Joyce Cooling, John Clayton, Richard Davis, Ian Dogole, Pete Escovedo, Bruce Forman, Mimi Fox, Jimmy Haslip, Jimmy Heath, Jackie and Roy, Andy Narell, Rufus Reid, Francois Rabbath, and Turtle Island String Quartet.

Curt is currently teaching workshops and clinics in Bay Area schools and private lessons at his studio in South San Francisco.

He has appeared at Chez Hanny previously with The Trio: Denny Berthiaume, Chuck Bennett and Curt Moore, Soul Sauce, Jon Eriksen, Dave Haskell, and the Bernal Jazz Quartet.