Alon Nechushtan Quartet

Pianist and composer Alon Nechushtan has collaborated with jazz greats including William Parker, Don Byron, Donny McCaslin, Bob Moses, Ben Allison, John Ellis, Chris Cheek, Chris Speed, Mark Helias, Mark Dresser, Andrew Cyrile, Kenny Wollesen, Ben Goldberg, Daniel Carter, Ned Rothenberg, Robert Dick, Steve Swell, Dan Weiss, Francois Moutin, Bob Gulotti, John Lockwood, and Ken Filiano.

A resident of New York City, Alon has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Central Park Summer Stage, The Blue Note Jazz Club, and the Kennedy Center. His musical adventures have brought him to Yokohama, Manila, Sao-Paolo, Toronto, Montreal, and Tel Aviv.

In October 2015 the Kennedy Center comissioned a piece for the Billy Strayhorn Centennial Celebration, followed by a Far East tour in China and the Phillipines, along with Jazz Festivals in Brazil and Israel. In 2017 the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C commissioned a new program of Thelonious Monk’s less known compositions.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Alon Nechushtan "Venture Bound".

Shay Salhov, an Israeli born saxophonist, received his B.M. from Berklee College of Music in 2002 and his M.M. from the Boston Conservatory in 2005. In Boston, Shay studied with George Garzone, Joe Lovano, Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi and Ken Radnofsky. He performed professionally in the Boston and New York area from 2000 until his relocation to the Santa Cruz area in 2009. Musicians that Shay performed and collaborated with on the East Coast include Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Ziv Ravitz, Avishai Cohen, Ronen Itzik, Sebastian Noelle, Eric McPherson, and Warren Wolf.

Shay currently performs and teaches throughout the Bay Area. He has collaborated with local greats such as John Shifflett, Jason Lewis, John Donaldson, Stan Poplin, The Realistic Orchestra, Jeff Denson, Dahveed Behroozi, Wally Schnalle, and Eddie Mendenhall.

Shay has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Don Quixote, Moe’s Alley, The Fillmore, Earth Day San Francisco, and many other Bay Area venues.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Shay Salhov Quartet.

Bass player Josh Thurston-Milgrom lived for twelve years in Chicago and three in Berlin before returning to his native Bay Area, performing along the way with luminaries such as Von Freeman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Taylor Eigsti, and Yosvany Terry.

He's a 17-year veteran of the Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty, and teaches at the Harker School in San Jose.

He performed previously at Chez Hanny with Jacknife.

Drummer Colin McDaniel was born in Rochester, New York and grew up in Davis, California. In high school, Colin received the DownBeat Student Awards for Extended Composition, Jazz Group, and Outstanding Jazz Performance, the Sabian Outstanding Drummer Award at the Reno Jazz Festival, and the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award.

Colin was the drummer of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet in 2010-2011, and studied with Gerald Clayton, Bob Mintzer, Justin Brown, Dayna Stephens, Erik Jekabson and Joe Gilman.

Colin has played with a Mads Tolling, Wayne Escoffery, Taylor Eigsti, Uri Caine, Ambrose Akinmusire, Reuben Rogers, Macy Gray, and David Murray. He has played at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, International Jazz Las Casas Festival in Mexico, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

His first CD "Skewed Reflections" was released on Jazzschool Records in 2011.