Scott Barnhill Quartet

Saxophonist Scott Barnhill is a second generation Bay Area jazz musician, son of vocalist Louise DeLucchi and drummer Buddy Barnhill. He has had the honor of sharing the stage with Terrance Blanchard, Charlie Haden, Joe Henderson, Mulgrew Miller, Cedar Walton, Henry Robinette, Joe Gilman, Jeff Alkire, Peppe Merolla, Peter Horvath, and Zigaboo Modeliste.

Pianist Eddie Mendenhall has performed with Eugene Wright, Ray Drummond, Pete Christlieb, Gary Meek, Manhattan Jazz Quintet, Ali Jackson Jr., Tommy Campbell, Calvin Keys, George Young, Peter Erskine, Enrique Iglesias, Peter Yellin, Virginia Mayhew, Paul Contos, Vince Lateano, Scott Steed, Steve Houghton, Mark Sherman, Akira Tana, and Dottie Dodgion.

Eddie earned a place in the Monterey Jazz Festival High School All Star Band where he had the opportunity to accompany Dizzy Gillespie on the main stage. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Seven years on the Tokyo jazz scene kept Eddie busy along with several trips back to the states.

Eddie is active in jazz education - piano clinician with the Monterey Jazz Festival, director of Kuumbwa Jazz Center's Honor Band, and instructor at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA.

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, Mark Levine, and Peck Allmond.

Drummer Jason Lewis has played with a variety of talented musicians including: Joshua Breakstone, John Stowell, Gary Burton, James Moody, Mark Murphy, Norma Winstone, Larry Coryell, Darol Anger, Regina Carter, Johnny Frigo, Ann Dyer, James Carter, Taylor Eigsti, John Handy, Anton Schwartz, Mark Levine, Peter Apfelbaum, Cornelius Bumpus, Kurt Elling, and Boz Scaggs.

Jason was heard here previously with Harvey Wainapel, Dave Mac Nab, Dave Scott, Michael Zilber, John Stowell, Sheldon Brown, Jeff Chambers, Mike Greensill, and Kristen Strom.