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
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
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
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
with "Canoneo", and Mark Levine's Nonet with Woody Shaw.
He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with his own quartet, and the Noel
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
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,
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.