Shoebox Orchestra is a virtuosic collective
acclaimed for its
"chord-less" sound. They will be playing both original compositions and
arrangements of compositions from a seemingly endless variety of great
jazz repertoire. The common thread connecting all the composers and
arrangements is the unique Shoebox Orchestra approach.
is a veteran bassist who has established a strong reputation over the
years from his sideman work on both the New York City and Bay Area jazz
scenes. Peter has performed with such jazz luminaries as Kenny Barron,
Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Kenny Werner, Shirley Horn, Woody Shaw,
Pharoah Sanders, Blue Mitchell, Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Joe
Lovano, Johnny Griffin, Bobby McFerrin, Joey Baron, Jimmy Rowles, Tommy
Flanagan, the Mingus Big Band,
Victor Lewis, Lou Donaldson, Lew Tabackin, Joe Chambers, Armen
Donelian, Jim McNeely, Sonny Fortune, Mike Stern, Art Lande, and Paul
Peter has played Chez Hanny previously with Harvey Wainapel, Steve
O'Neill, Dave Scott, Peggy Stern, Edward Simon, Joshua Breakstone,
Armen Donelian, Debbie Poryes, and
Trumpeter Erik Jekabson has six CDs out under his
own name: his most recent album is “Erik Jekabson Quintet” (2017) on
the Wide Hive Record Label.
He currently leads his own ensembles in the Bay Area, including the
Electric Squeezebox Orchestra. He’s spent time on the road with
Illinois Jacquet, John Mayer,
Galactic, and the Howard Fishman Quartet. He also works with Bay Area
musicians such as Fred Randolph, Mario Guarneri, Michael O’Neill and
Kenny Washington, and Manny Moka.
He has performed at such notable venues as the Concertgebouw in
Amsterdam, the Algonquin Room, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center,
Madison Square Garden, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with
David Letterman, Stanford Jazz Workshop, the DeYoung Museum, and the
Erik has a Bachelors Degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and
a Master’s Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and
teaches at the California Jazz Conservatory, the Stanford Jazz
Workshop, and the Brubeck Institute.
He has appeared at Chez Hanny with Harvey Wainapel, Patrick Wolff, and
Multi-reedist (tenor saxophone, oboe and English
horn) and composer Matt Renzi has been performing
professionally for the past 20 years at international jazz festivals
and music venues worldwide.
He holds a Bachelor’s in Music (Performance) from the Berklee
College of Music and Master’s in Arts (Classical Composition)
from San Francisco State University. Some of his teachers include Joe
Henderson and South Indian Vocalist R.A. Ramamani.
Matt can be heard on a variety of recordings including the award
winning “Lines and Ballads” (Fresh Sound Records)
as well as his latest release entitled “Lunch
Special” (Three P’s Records).
Matt has performed and recorded with Marc Johnson, Michael Formanek,
Eddie Marshall, Herbie Lewis, Ben Monder, Eberhard Weber, Bob Moses,
Ralph Alessi, Bobo Stenson, and
the Berlin Philharmanic Quintet.
He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Eddie Marshall, David
Ambrosio/Russ Meissner, the Matt
Renzi Trio, the Matt Renzi Cello Quartet, and Matt Renzi "Three Yard
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, and Shay Salhov.