MCH Quartet

Guitarist Matthew Charles Heulitt has been on the bay area scene for 20 years doing session work, touring internationally, working for a multitude of artists as a side-man as well as leading his own groups.

He spent 15 years with master drummer Zigaboo Modeliste of The Meters, and the last 10 touring and recording with Grammy award winning producer/drummer Narada Michael Walden (Jeff Beck, The Mahavishnu Orchestra). His work with east bay art-pop band MoeTar landed him a feature article in Guitar Player Magazine in 2015.

MCH has a BM in jazz performance from the University of Miami and has studied with many teachers including Wayne Krantz and Ben Monder.

The MCH Quartet offers an opportunity to explore the jazz side of his playing which has influences of Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, and the Brian Blade Fellowship.

MCH Quartet Live at Bird and Beckett

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).

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, David Ambrosio/Russ Meissner, Shoebox Orchestra, Dahveed Berhroozi, Matt Renzi Trio, Matt Renzi Cello Quartet, and Matt Renzi "Three Yard Mile".

Bassist Miles Wick earned his B.A. in Jazz Studies at Sonoma State University where his teachers included William Allaudin Mathieu, and Mel Graves.

He has performed with Mel Graves, Noam Lemish, George Marsh, Mel Martin, Charlie McCarthy, Babatunde Lea, Randy Vincent, Dave McNab, Dred Scott, Keith Saunders, Bryan Bowman, Smith Dobson, Kasey Knudsen, Susan Sutton, Luke Westbrook, Michael Coleman, Jack Riordan, Sheldon Brown, and Ben Goldberg.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with the MQW Trio with Michael Zilber, and Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet.

Tim Bulkley is a drummer and artist located in the Northern California area.

Tim is known for a musical, intuitive approach to drumming. He grew up taking piano lessons, taking art classes, singing in choirs, and studying the drums. His professional career as a musician started early and has stayed a constant for over 25 years. Tim spent the years of 2006 - 2017 living and working in Brooklyn NY & 2000 - 2006 living and working in San Francisco CA.

He has played and recorded with artists including Dayna Stephens, Michelle Amador, Goh Nakamura, Evan Francis, Anton Schwartz, The Invisible Cities, John Lester, Postmodern Jukebox, Adam Platt, Stacey Kent, Boz Scaggs, Peter Bernstein, Telepathy, Wil Blades, Dandelion Dance Company, and BodyVox Dance.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Julian Pollack.