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
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,
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.
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