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 35 years.
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 Larry Vuckovich.
"I don't know of a better contemporary modern saxman anywhere".--Phil Elwood
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 heyday.
He was here previously with Larry Schneider, Steve Heckman and Mitch Marcus.
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 Blakey.
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.