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 Boz Scaggs.

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.