Noel Jewkes Quartet
Saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, multi-instrumentalist Noel
Jewkes is one of the godfathers of Bay Area jazz, universally
respected for his musicality, integrity and versatility. Noel began
playing professionally at age 12 with his family's swing band in his
home state of Utah, and has been active in the Bay Area for more than
He has recorded with John Hendricks, Wesla Whitfield, Mary Stallings,
Paula West, Mike Greensill, Lavay Smith, Bill Bell, Mimi Fox, Graham
Bruce, Bobbe Norris, Larry Dunlap, Larry Vuckovich, Pat Yankee and
Jerry Hahn, as well as his own ensembles.
He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with his own quartet and with
"I don't know of a better contemporary modern saxman anywhere".--Phil
Highly regarded as a pianist and arranger, Matt Clark has
performed and/or recorded with such jazz luminaries as Bobby
Hutcherson, Benny Golson, Eddie Marshall, Jon Faddis, David “Fathead”
Newman, Gene Bertoncini, Joshua Redman, and the late Teddy Edwards,
as well as practically everyone who appeared at Jazz at Pearl's in it's
He was here previously with Larry Schneider, Steve Heckman and Mitch
Bassist Chris Amberger is a Berklee School of Music graduate.
He has toured and recorded with many of the greats in jazz including
Tommy Dorsey, George Shearing, Rosemary Clooney, Red Garland, and Art
He has backed top vocalists such as Ernestine Anderson, Lorez
Alexandria, Ernie Andrews, Sammy Davis Jr, Bobby McFerrin, Mark Murphy,
Anita O'Day, Marlena Shaw, Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson, Eddie
Jefferson, Jimmy Witherspoon, and T.Bone Walker.
His instrumental cohorts have included pianists Stan Kenton, Jaki
Byard, George Cables, and Dorothy Donnegan; drummers Philly Joe Jones,
Frank Butler, Charlie Persip, and Donald Bailey; guitarists Herb Ellis,
Gabor Szabo, Barney Kessel, and John Scofield; saxophonists Art Pepper,
Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, Dexter Gordon, Charles Lloyd, and Sonny
Stitt; trumpeters Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Dorham, Doc
Cheatham, and Woody Shaw; and vibist Bobby Hutcherson.
He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Charlie McCarthy, Dave Rocha,
and with his own trio.
Born in Los Angeles, drummer Bryan Bowman was surrounded by
music from an early age. His father is a classical pianist and music
professor and his mother plays the cello and is an international folk
dancer. These influences guided his musical journey toward the study of
classical, jazz, rock, Balkan and North Indian classical music.
He has performed and recorded with numerous international jazz and rock
artists including among many others:
Deron Johnson, Mike Zilber, Dayna Stevens, Thomas Morgan, Sam Bevan,
Bob Kenmotsu, Mike Abraham, Jeff Massanari, Randy Vincent, John
Stowell, John Wiitala, Ben Stolorow, Mark Levine, John Shifflet, Andre
Bush, Ken French, Clairdee, Harvey Wainapel, Dahveed Behroozi, Betty
Fu, Sarah Manning, Mario Guarnieri, Jessica Neighbor, Loose Wig, Anton
Schwartz, and Brian Kane.
Bryan recorded and toured the United States with RCA recording artists
Behan/Johnson. He has also recorded and performed in the international
music arena which such groups as Ivan Milev and Bulgarika, Edessa, Trio
Mopmu with Lily Storm, Late Cift, Members of Kitka and Aleph Null.
Bryan studied music formally at The Berklee College of Music in Boston,
CSU Long Beach and CSU Chico. He is currently a free lance performer
and composer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Bryan appeared here previously with the Steve Lockwood Trio and the
Michael Wilcox Trio.