Peck Allmond Quartet

Originally from the Bay Area, trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Peck Allmond has lived in Brooklyn since 1993. He was a product of Phil Hardymon's Berkeley High School jazz program that also produced such luminaries as Benny Green and Joshua Redman.

Peck has led and composed for his own band, the Peck Allmond Group for over 20 years. He is an in-demand sideman on numerous instruments, including trumpet, saxophones, flute, valve trombone, and many other brass and reeds.

His jazz credits include appearances and recordings with Oliver Lake, John Hicks, Billy Harper, Don Cherry, Pharoah Sanders, Tom Harrell, John Stubblefield, MeShell Ndegeocello, Cindy Blackman, Madeleine Peyroux, Donny McCaslin, and Peter Apfelbaum. In the pop world, he has accompanied James Brown, Rickie Lee Jones, Sean Lennon, Randy Newman, Ray Lamontagne, Wyclef Jean, Allan Toussaint, and Zooey Deschanel.

Peck appeared here previously with Eddie Marshall, and Knucklebean.

Pianist Keith Saunders spent his formative years in Los Angeles where he studied with Charlie Shoemake and Horace Silver. Keith worked extensively in L.A. with such well known artists as Eddie Harris, Roy McCurdy, Bill Holman, and Bill Watrous, as well as recording with Dick Berk's Jazz Adoption Agency.

After moving to New York City in 1984, Keith worked and/or recorded with Richie Cole, Richie Vitale, Hank Crawford, Mickey Roker, Ralph LaLama, Frank Wess, and Valery Ponamarev. In 1991, Keith became the leader of The NY HardBop Quintet, a cooperative unit featuring Joe Magnarelli and Jerry Weldon, which released four recordings for the TCB Montreux Jazz label.

Relocated to the Bay Area, Keith appears with Calvin Keys, Noel Jewkes, Jim Grantham, Chris Amberger, Patrick Wolff, Erik Jekabson, Smith Dobson, Peppe Merolla, and Dave Rocha.

Keith appeared previously at Chez Hanny with the Robb Fisher-Keith Saunders Trio, Frank Tusa, and the Keith Saunders Trio.

One of the most in demand bassists in the Bay Area, John Wiitala has played with Jessica Williams, James Moody, Benny Golson, Pete Jolly, Joe Henderson, Akira Tana, Vince Lateano, Scott Hamilton, Bruce Forman, Rebecca Parris, Wesla Whitfield, Madeline Eastman, and Jackie Ryan, among many others.

John was heard previously at Chez Hanny with Faith Winthrop, Michele Rosewoman, Patrick Wolff, and Mark Levine.

Renowned Bay Area drummer Vince Lateano began his professional career in the ninth grade. At the age of 18, Vince went on the road with pianist Carmen Cavallaro, and on his return to the Bay Area, established himself in San Francisco playing with the likes of Eddie Duran and Vince Guaraldi.

He toured with the Woody Herman Band which included Alan Broadbent and Sal Nistico, and eventually joined the Cal Tjader group, with whom he appeared on six recordings.

Other recording credits include albums with Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Tania Maria, Tom Harrell, Al Cohn, Clare Fischer, Mark Murphy, Eddie Duran, Bill Perkins, Carmen McRae, and Bruce Forman.

Vince has performed with Scott Hamilton, Joe Henderson, Art Farmer, Charlie Byrd, Bill Berry, Benny Carter, John Handy, Chet Baker, Mundell Lowe, and Marlena Shaw, and was a fixture at Jazz at Pearl's in it's heyday.

Vince was heard previously at Chez Hanny with Jon Mayer, Frank Tusa, and Peter Zak.