Matt Renzi "Three Yard Mile"

Matt Renzi Trio with Demian Cabaud - Bass, and Marcos Cavaleiro - Drums, @ Casa da Madeira do Norte 08-03-2012

Newly returned to his hometown of San Francisco from Rome, Italy, multi-reedist (tenor saxophone, oboe and English horn) and composer Matt Renzi has been performing professionally for the past 20 years at international jazz festivals and music venues worldwide.

He holds a Bachelor’s in Music (Performance) from the Berklee College of Music and Master’s in Arts (Classical Composition) from San Francisco State University. Some of his teachers include Joe Henderson and South Indian Vocalist R.A. Ramamani.

Matt can be heard on a variety of recordings including the award winning “Lines and Ballads” (Fresh Sound Records) as well as his latest release entitled “Lunch Special” (Three P’s Records) which features his New York trio.

Matt has performed and recorded with Marc Johnson, Michael Formanek, Eddie Marshall, Herbie Lewis, Ben Monder, Eberhard Weber, Bob Moses, Ralph Alessi, Bobo Stenson, and the Berlin Philharmanic Quintet.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Eddie Marshall, the Matt Renzi Trio, and the Matt Renzi Cello Quartet.

Pianist and composer Dahveed Behroozi is a Bay Area based musician primarily devoted to the independent jazz and classical scenes.

Dahveed has recorded and performed with Thomas Morgan, Tim Bulkley, Billy Mintz, Dayna Stephens, Ed Neumeister, Todd Neufeld, Aaron Lington, John Shifflett, Jason Lewis, Bob Kenmotsu, Cuong Vu, and Jeff Denson.

Originally from San Jose, CA, Dahveed studied with pianist Hans Boepple at Santa Clara University. He received his BA in Jazz Piano from The Manhattan School of Music where he studied under Fred Hersch. He then received his Master’s from The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College where he studied classical and contemporary piano literature under Ursula Oppens.

Drummer Hamir Atwal is a Berklee College of Music graduate who has taught at Oberlin College, Peabody Conservatory, Stanford University, CalArts, and the California Jazz Conservatory.

Hamir has performed with Bill Laswell, Joe Lovano, Greg Osby, Patrick Wolff, Patrick Cress, Joshua Smith, Ben Goldberg, Darren Johnston, Myra Melford, Joshua White, Grant Levin, Larry Vuckovich, Michael Coleman, Shelley Berg, Dave Santoro, Ruben Rogers, Mike Sopko, Michael Formanek, Donny McCaslin, Kenny Wollesen, Drew Gress, and Stomu Takeshi.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Patrick Wolff.