Ron Vincent Quartet

Drummer Ron Vincent is a native of Warwick, Rhode Island, Ron attended Berklee College of Music from 1969 to 1973. After touring the U.S. with a variety of jazz groups, and three years in Kansas City (79-82), Ron settled in New York City in 1982.

Since then, Ron has become a veteran of the New York City jazz scene. Working often as a sideman he has been recorded on over 50 CDs.

Ron was a member of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet and the Re-Birth of the Cool Tentet from 1989 until Mr. Mulligan’s passing in 1996. He recorded four CDs with Mr. Mulligan and has also recorded with Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Randy Brecker, Bob Brookmeyer, Bill Charlap, John Lewis and Slide Hampton to name a few.

Ron has appeared with such notables as Art Farmer, Bill Crow, Rob McConnell, Rufus Reid and Dr. Billy Taylor. Presently Ron is a member of the Bill Mays trio. As a leader, his own trio and quartet are active in the New York City area and his quartet has toured the U.S. and Europe.

As a jazz artist/educator for Sabian Cymbals, Ron presented workshops at over 100 Colleges and Universities and has been on the faculty of the Jamie Aebersold Jazz Camps and the Stanford Jazz Camp (CA). In 1996 Ron received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for jazz performance.

He played Chez Hanny previously with Tim Armacost.

Guitarist Brad Buethe studied music at the University of California, Berkeley. In the 1970s, Brad played with the Bill Bell band (backing greats such as Jon Hendricks, Joe Williams, and John Handy), the San Francisco All-Stars big band, and the quintet of Concord Jazz recording artist Mark Levine.

While living in New York City in the 1980s, Brad worked with Jack McDuff and Jaki Byard. His quintet, featuring Joe Lovano and Mike Clark, recorded a CD of Brad's compositions entitled "Side Step".

In 1989 he returned to San Francisco. In addition to performing at Yoshi's, Jazz at Pearl's, Bruno's, and Enrico's, Brad has played at jazz festivals including Monterey, San Francisco Jazz Fest, North Beach, Big Sur, Russian River, KCSM's Jazz on the Hill, and the Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles.

Brad currently leads his own trio and quartet, and is a member of the jazz group Fog, which has relased three CDs. He can also be heard on vocalist Paula West's "Temptation" and "Restless", and at least fifteen other recordings.

He has also recorded extensive session work for movies and television, including "What Women Want", "Six Feet Under", "The Osbournes", "The X-Files", and "Frasier".

He played Chez Hanny previously with the Brad Buethe Trio.

Since moving to the Bay Area from Los Angeles to attend UC Berkeley in 1994, Ben Stolorow has become one of the most in demand jazz pianists in the area both as a leader and sideman. He has performed at Yoshi’s, The Jazzschool, and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, at the Healdsburg and SF Jazz Festivals, at Oakland’s Art and Soul Festival, and has also toured and performed throughout Japan. He has performed with many great musicians including Craig Handy, Akira Tana, Dayna Stephens, Lorca Hart, Andrew Speight, Vince Lateano, Noel Jewkes, Michael O’Neill, and vocalist Kenny Washington. Ben is also a faculty member of the Jazzschool in Berkeley, CA.

He played Chez Hanny previously with Greg Abate.

Peter Barshay is a veteran bassist who has established a strong reputation over the years from his sideman work on both the New York City and Bay Area jazz scenes. Peter has performed with such jazz luminaries as Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Kenny Werner, Shirley Horn, Woody Shaw, Pharoah Sanders, Blue Mitchell, Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Johnny Griffin, Bobby McFerrin, Joey Baron, Jimmy Rowles, Tommy Flanagan, the Mingus Big Band, Victor Lewis, Lou Donaldson, Lew Tabackin, Joe Chambers, Armen Donelian, Jim McNeely, Sonny Fortune, Mike Stern, Art Lande, and Paul McCandless.

Peter has played Chez Hanny previously with Harvey Wainapel, Steve Lockwood, Michael O'Neill, Dave Scott, Peggy Stern, Edward Simon, Joshua Breakstone, Armen Donelian, Debbie Poryes, Shoebox Orchestra, Peter Barshay Trio, Jeff Buenz, Tim Armacost, Karen & Norbert Stachel, Tidball5, and Larry Schneider.