Ron Vincent Plays Gerry Mulligan

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, and Ron Vincent.

Saxophonist Rob Sudduth is a Bay Area native.

His CD "Just One of Those Things" received international recognition and airplay.

He has been fortunate to perform with many superb artists, including Ben Goldberg, Trevor Dunn, Graham Connah, Carla Kihlstedt, Kenny Wollesen, Ches Smith, Marty Wehner, Ellery Eskelin, Nels Cline, Bruce Forman, Randy Vincent, Steve Cardenas, Mark Levine, Peter Zak, Steven Bernstein, Arturo O'Farrill, Huey Lewis and the News, Norah Jones, The Doobie Brothers, Lavay Smith, The Johnny Nocturne Band, Kim Nalley, and Ricki Lee Jones.

He has performed at many of the major music festivals: Montreux, Monterey, SF Jazz, Toronto, Montreal, Bergamo, San Jose, Healdsburg, Wels Music Unlimited ( AU ), and Saalfelden (AU).

Mike Olmos (trumpet) has become one the most in demand jazz musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area, while maintaining a frequent national and international performance/touring schedule. In the Bay, Mike has been performing with various bands such as the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Pete Escovedo, Wil Blades, Eddie Roberts, Jubu, and Legally Blynd.

He has had the privilege of performing with Rosemary Clooney, Etta James, Michael Buble and many other great talents. He can be heard on late legendary Blues/R&B singer Etta James' Grammy nominated final album "The Dreamer" as well as many others.

He performed at Chez Hanny previously with Adam Shulman, and Anne Sajdera.

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, and Ron Vincent.

Jeff Saxton