MQW Trio with Michael Zilber

The performance will consist of original music and unique arrangements. MQC Trio has a distinct voice that continues and expands on the tradition of modern acoustic jazz.

Pianist Ian McArdle, from Oakland, California, is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

He studied with Dan Wall, Susan Muscarella, Billy Hart, and Jamey Haddad.

Ian received the Oberlin Conservatory of Music Dean’s Scholarship, and awards for Outstanding Musicianship from the Campana Jazz Festival, CSU East Bay Jazz Festival, and the Sacramento State University Winter Jazz Festival.

He has performed at Yoshi’s, Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, as well as jazz venues in Italy and France. In 2013 Ian toured China with the Chase Jackson Quintet.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Jacam Manricks.

Mike Quigg began playing the drums at age 9 and hasn't looked back since. He grew up in Tracy, CA where he honed his craft while studying with a private instructor for 7 years and within that time, grew to be a well known and highly sought after drummer.

While attending San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA he co-ran a weekly Jam Session at The Take 5 Club, and he has had the opportunity to play with renowned artists such as Eric Marienthal, Gilbert Castellanos, Claudia Villela, Joe Gilman, Scott Barnhill, Keith Saunders, and Smith Dobson.

He went on to get his Bachelors in Music from the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Jacam Manricks.

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, and Jack Riordan.

Saxophonist Michael Zilber, whom Dave Liebman calls “one of the best composers and players around anywhere, period!”, has performed and/or recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Dave Liebman, Miroslav Vitous, Bob Berg, Eddie Henderson, Fareed Haque, Geoff Keezer, Donald Harrison, John Handy, Dave Douglas, Rachel Z, James Genus, Rodney Holmes, Clarence Penn, Narada Michael Walden, and Barry Finnerty.

Zilber has recorded four critically acclaimed records as a leader, “The Heretic”, “Stranger in Brooklyn”, “Two Coasts,” and "Crossroads: Brooklyn to Berkeley", as well as “Reimagined: Jazz Standards, Vol. I”, co-led with Steve Smith, “Live at The Jazzschool: David Liebman and Michael Zilber”, and "Live Beauty", co-led with John Stowell.

Zilber-led groups have headlined at The Monterey, San Francisco, Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Big Sur, Edmonton, Calgary and Fairfax Festivals, as well as at such leading venues as Yoshi’s, Kuumbwa, Bach Dancing and Dynamite, and Slim’s, and recently shared the stage with the Wayne Shorter Quartet in an SFJazz tribute to the great saxophonist and composer.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with the Michael Zilber Quartet, and the John Stowell/Michael Zilber Quartet.