Mark Levine & The Latin Tinge

Pianist Mark Levine's credits include Woody Shaw, Mongo Santamaria, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Harold Land, James Moody, Chet Baker, Eddie Harris, Art Farmer, Art Pepper, Willie Bobo, Bobby Hutcherson, Cal Tjader, Blue Mitchell, Moacir Santos, Milt Jackson, Eddie Henderson, Tito Puente, Julian Priester, Dave Liebman, Pete Escovedo, Pancho Sanchez, and Charlie Rouse.

Mark also authored "The Jazz Piano Book", which has become the bible for students of jazz piano all over the world.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with his trio and quartet, and with Eddie Marshall.

Saxophonist and flutist Mary Fettig was born in San Francisco, and raised in Concord. Her high school jazz band was the first group to win the Monterey Jazz Festival high school competition, in 1971.

After 2 years at UCLA, Mary joined the Stan Kenton Orchestra as the first woman to play in the band. She has since toured with Flora Purim and Airto, Marian McPartland, Tito Puente, Toninho Horta, and Joe Henderson.

She has performed at many jazz festivals, including Concord, San Francisco, Monterey, Playboy, Hollywood Bowl, Mt. Hood, Chicago, Detroit, Mobile, world's first Women's Jazz Festival in Kansas City, Buffalo, Montreux, and North Sea.

She is currently on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

One of the most in demand bassists in the Bay Area, John Wiitala has played with Jessica Williams, James Moody, Benny Golson, Pete Jolly, Joe Henderson, Akira Tana, Vince Lateano, Scott Hamilton, Bruce Forman, Rebecca Parris, Wesla Whitfield, Madeline Eastman, and Jackie Ryan, among many others.

John was heard previously at Chez Hanny with Faith Winthrop and Michele Rosewoman.

Percussionist Michaelle Goerlitz is a founding member of “Wild Mango”, an established world jazz ensemble. She has played, recorded, and toured with numerous artists, including Adriana Moreno, Once, Patrick Palomo, Barbara Higbie and the Blazing Redheads.

In 1990 she participated in the World Drum Festival in San Francisco as a featured percussionist. Concentrating mainly on Latin & Brazilian percussion, she recently traveled to Cuba and Brazil to further her studies

She appeared here previously with Soul Sauce.

Drummer Celso Alberti was born in Curitiba, Southern Brazil. By the age of 17 he was performing regularly as a professional. In 1982 he moved to New York City and in 1984 to the Bay Area where he performed with Terra Sul and Batucaje.

By the late 80's he was touring with Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, and with Herbie Mann.

Since then he has recorded, toured and performed with Steve Winwood, Joyce Cooling, Danny Heines, John Lucien, Jose Neto, Michael Manring, Kit Walker, Frank Martin, Craig Chaquico, Annica, Neto Band, Sandy Cressman, James Robinson, Rolando Morales, Harvey Wainapel, and many others.