Drummer Jeff Marrsreceived his Bachelor and Master of Music
Degrees in jazz studies from New England Conservatory. His private
lessons teachers there were Fred Budda of Boston Pops Orchestra, and
Gary Chaffee, teacher of Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Smith, Ferenc Nemeth
and many more. Jeff also studied with George Russell, Bob Brookmeyer,
Danilo Perez, and John McNeil at NEC.
Since returning to the San Francisco Bay Area, Jeff has played with Dr.
Lonnie Smith, Joshua Redman, Mads Tolling, Faye Carol, Marcus Shelby,
Mel Martin, Wil Blades, Mitch Marcus Quintet, Mike Zilber, Fil Lorenz
Orchestra, Dayna Stephens, Barry Finnerty, Don Friedman, Ambrose
Akinmuseri, Josh Nelson, Rodger Kellaway, Jackie Ryan, Steffon Harris,
Ledisi, and many more. He has performed on multiple occasions for the
San Francisco Symphony. While attending the Jazz Educators Network
Conference in 2012, Jeff played with The Benny Carter All-Star Band,
led by Mel Martin, featuring Bobby Watson, Steve Kirby and Don
Jeff has performed in many great jazz venues/festivals, including the
Montreal Jazz Festival, Dizzy's Coca-Cola Club in New York, The Jazz
Bakery in Los Angeles, Yoshi's, the SF Jazz Center, and Davies Symphony
He has appeared at Chez Hanny with Faye Carol and Marcus Shelby, Dayna
Stephens, and Alon Nechushtan.
Hailed as “an impressive soloist and an immaculate accompanist”
(Richard Kamins) who is "particularly inventive" (Scott Yanow),
Brooklyn-based pianist, composer, and bandleader Jarrett Cherner
captivated listeners with his lyricism, technical facility and
consistently evolving musical vision.
Originally from San Francisco, where he garnered praise as “one of the
most exciting young pianist-composers on the Bay Area scene” (Andrew
Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News), Cherner debuted on his own BaldHill
Music label in 2006 with the compelling trio release Burgeoning, which
earned recognition from the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards.
driving force behind the collective jazz quintet Sketches
(sketchesmusic.com), Cherner released two albums, both critically
acclaimed: Sketches Volume One (BaldHill, 2013) and Volume Two
(Brooklyn Jazz Underground, 2014). Cherner’s 2016 trio release
Expanding Heart (BaldHill, October 2016) features bassist Jorge Roeder
and drummer Jason Burger in a set that reflects personal growth,
combining original material with covers of wildly disparate songs by
Vincent Rose, Otis Redding and Ornette Coleman.
Cherner began his professional rise in Boston while earning concurrent
degrees at Tufts (B.S., Mathematics) and New England Conservatory (Jazz
Piano Performance). He studied with master teachers Danilo Pérez, Jerry
Bergonzi, Frank Carlberg and Michael Cain, among others. Returning to
San Francisco for a time, Cherner then moved to New York in 2008 to
pursue graduate studies at Manhattan School of Music, studying with
Jason Moran, Garry Dial and Dr. J. Mark Stambaugh.
He has since toured throughout the U.S. as well as South America,
Canada, Mexico and Europe, as both a leader and sideman.
He has performed at Chez Hanny with the Jarrett Cherner Quartet.
Giulio Xavier Cetto is an acoustic and electric bassist
currently living in San Francisco, California. Raised in a musical
family, he has played music all of his life. Giulio performs nationally
and internationally. He teaches master classes and private lessons and
for the past 4 years has been faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.
Giulio has performed with Grammy award winning artists such as Lawrence
Hobgood, Johnathan Hoard, Fantastic Negrito and Thomas Pridgen.
Giulio’s recordings include several albums with artists such as Aaron
Janik, Javier Santiago, Justin Rock, Omree Gal-Oz, Arlyn Anderson,
Spellling, and Kev Choice. He has also shared the stage with Dayna
Stephens, Theo Croker, Eric Lewis, Johnny O’Neal, Kassa Overall,
Yosvany Terry, Eric Harland, Ben Wendel, Eric Reed, The Le
Boeuf Brothers, Steve Turre, Carl Allen, Vincent
Herring, James Carter, Matt Clark, Roy McCurdy, Matt Wilson, Joe
Gilman, Stacy Dillard, Eric Wyatt, Akira Tana, Faye Carol, Ernie Watts,
Warren Wolf, and Joel Ross.
He has performed at Chez Hanny with the Jacam
Manricks Quartet, and Jacam Manricks/Giulio Cetto/Mike Quigg/Justin