Shay Salhov, an Israeli born saxophonist, received
his B.M. from Berklee College of Music in 2002 and his M.M. from the
Boston Conservatory in 2005. In Boston, Shay studied with George
Garzone, Joe Lovano, Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi and Ken Radnofsky. He
performed professionally in the Boston and New York area from 2000
until his relocation to the Santa Cruz area in 2009. Musicians that
Shay performed and collaborated with on the East Coast include Ayelet
Rose Gottlieb, Ziv Ravitz, Avishai Cohen, Ronen Itzik, Sebastian
Noelle, Eric McPherson, and Warren Wolf.
Shay currently performs and teaches throughout the Bay Area. He has
collaborated with local greats such as John Shifflett, Jason Lewis,
John Donaldson, Stan Poplin, The Realistic Orchestra, Jeff Denson,
Dahveed Behroozi, Wally Schnalle, and Eddie Mendenhall.
Shay performed at the 54th Monterey Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz
Festival, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Don Quixote, Moe’s Alley, The Fillmore,
Earth Day San Francisco and many other Bay Area venues.
Pianist and composer Dahveed Behroozi is a Bay Area
primarily devoted to the independent jazz and classical scenes.
Dahveed has recorded and performed with Thomas Morgan, Tim Bulkley,
Billy Mintz, Dayna Stephens, Ed
Neumeister, Todd Neufeld, Aaron Lington, John Shifflett, Jason Lewis,
Bob Kenmotsu, Cuong Vu, and Jeff Denson.
Originally from San Jose, CA, Dahveed studied with pianist Hans Boepple
at Santa Clara University. He received his BA in Jazz Piano from The
Manhattan School of Music where he studied under Fred Hersch.
He then received his Master’s from The Conservatory of Music at
Brooklyn College where he studied classical and contemporary piano
literature under Ursula Oppens.
Dahveed was heard here previously with Matt Renzi.
Bassist John Shifflett
has performed with Dave Liebman, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Red Holloway, Ernie
Watts, John Zorn, Kim Richmond, Madeleine Peyroux, Kurt Elling, Norma
Winstone, Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, John Stowell, Harold Land, and
In the Bay Area he can be heard with Boz Scaggs, Eric Crystal, the Mike
Zilber/Steve Smith quartet, the Scott Amendola Band, the Taylor Eigsti
Trio, the Paul Nagel Trio, Ann Dyer & No Good Time Fairies, the
Will Bernard Quartet, Anton Schwartz, Ray Brown's Great Big Band, Ben
Goldberg, Tim Volpicella, and many others.
John was heard here previously with Scott Amendola, Dave Mac Nab, Dave
Zilber, John Stowell, Chuck Manning, Sheldon Brown, Emil Viklicky,
Kristin Strom, and
the Harvey Wainapel / Phil Grenadier Group.
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
Jason was heard here previously with Harvey Wainapel, Dave Mac Nab,
Dave Scott, Michael
Zilber, John Stowell, Sheldon Brown, Jeff Chambers, Kristen
Strom, Brad Buethe, and Mike Greensill.