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, Moeís Alley, The Fillmore,
Earth Day San Francisco and many other Bay Area venues.
Shay was heard here previously with the Shay Salhov Quartet, Alon
Nechushtan, and Dahveed Behroozi.
Pianist and composer Dahveed Behroozi (b. 1981) is
a NYC based musician who currently resides in the San Francisco Bay
Area. His focus is in jazz, classical, and new music. Dahveedís playing
has been described as, "highly expressive, lyrical and colorful with a
phenomenal facility" by many artists and various publications.
In addition to performing and recording as a leader and soloist,
Dahveed has performed and recorded with Thomas Morgan, Tyshawn Sorey,
Billy Mintz, and Dayna Stephens.
Originally from San Jose, California, Dahveed received his BA degree in
Jazz Piano from The Manhattan School of Music in 2002 where he studied
under Fred Hersch. He then received his Masterís degree from The
Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College where he studied classical
and contemporary piano literature under Ursula Oppens.
Dahveed is also an active educator and serves on the faculty of Gavilan
College, San Jose State University, and Santa Clara University.
Dahveed was heard here previously with Matt Renzi, Shay Salhov, Scott
Barnhill, Gatekeeper, and the
Dahveed Behroozi Quartet.
Guitarist Ryan Pate was born in New York City in 1980, he grew
up in Florida. Jazz was omnipresent, as his father, a saxophonist, had
worked on the New York scene before the family headed south.
Matriculating to the University of South
Florida, Pate graduated with a jazz major. He also participated in the
regionís lively jazz
scene, where he got to rub shoulders with veterans who were
generous with dedicated young players. Most importantly, trombone great
Buster Cooper, a former Ellingtonian, led a weekend session at The
Garden, a popular jazz spot in St. Petersburg.
In 2006, Pate started graduate studies at the Manhattan School of
Music, where he refined his post-bop vocabulary with veteran guitarist
Chris Rosenberg and honed his compositional vision, continuing to
absorb the sounds of touchstone artists like Wes Montgomery and Grant
Green. After earning a
Masterís from MSM, he spent another six years in New York, before
deciding to relocate to the Bay Area in the winter of 2014.
Ryan made an impressive debut as a bandleader
with 2014ís "Human/Alien" (BFG Records), a quartet session focusing on
his obliquely lyrical compositions. This was followed in in 2020 by
"Pandemic Standards", a solo session
recorded while sheltered in place, exploring songs by Cole Porter and
tunes by Ellington, Monk, Mingus and Shorter. Pate followed up in May
with "Solo Live", an album recorded at Oaklandís Temescal Arts Center
featuring four original pieces inspired by the great Spanish abstract
painter Joan Mirů. With his fourth album, "Calamities of Silence", Pate
has created a series of striking soundscapes inspired by writers and
thinkers whoíve grappled deeply with the existential human dilemma.
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, Mike Greensill, Shay Salhov, Shoebox
Orchestra, Dahveed Behroozi, and Dan Blake.