Steve Lockwood Quartet

Los Angeles based pianist and composer Steve Lockwood studied with Dr. Edwin LaBounty and Dr. Herbert Herman at Memphis State University, and with Walter Cook at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He was strongly influenced by saxophonist and composer Gil Mélle, with whom he worked in the early 70's and by vocalist, theatre director and choreographer Meredith Monk, with whom he performed and recorded for more than 20 years.

He has composed extensively for theater, dance, film and concert stage. His jazz credits include work with Jim Pepper, Paul McCandless, Colin Wolcott, Harvie S(wartz), Sheila Jordan, Gerry Niewood, Albert Mangelsdorff, Christof Lauer, Vinny Golia, Wadada Leo Smith, Putter Smith, Alphonse Mouzon, George Lewis, Lauren Newton, Billy Mintz and Kim Richmond.

Steve has released three cds as a leader, "Equipoise", "Rite of Passage" and "New Orleans Lowdown".

Since 1982, saxophonist/composer Phillip Greenlief has performed internationally as a sideman and as a leader in a variety of settings. In addition to club dates and tours across North America and Europe, he has performed at the 1st Annual John Coltrane Festival in Los Angeles; North Sea Jazz Festival in Den Hague; the Freiburg Zelt Muzik Festival in Germany; the Du Maurier Jazz Festival in Vancouver, B.C.; the Werkstatt fur Improvisierte Musik in Zurich; the Ulrichsburg Festival and the Konfrontation Festival in Nickelsdorf, Austria; the Isole Che Parlano Festival in Sardinia and the 2003 Biennale Festival in Venice Italy; and the International Festival of Scenic Arts in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Greenlief has performed or recorded with Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Scott Amendola, Bonnie Barnett, Nels Cline, Clubfoot Orchestra, Beth Custer, Robert Dick, Trevor Dunn, Dominic Duval, Lisle Ellis, Fred Frith, Ben Goldberg, Vinny Golia, Albert Tootie Heath, Roberto Miranda, Meredith Monk, William Parker, Gino Robair, Waddada Leo Smith, Pauline Oliveros, Adam Levy, and Bertram Turetsky, among many others.

He has played Chez Hanny twice before with The Lost Trio.

Peter Barshay 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 Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Woody Shaw, Pharoah Sanders, Blue Mitchell, Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Johnny Griffin, Bobby McFerrin, Jimmy Rowles, Tommy Flanagan, the Mingus Big Band, Victor Lewis, Lou Donaldson, Lew Tabackin and Joe Chambers.

Born in Washington D.C. on January 8, 1950, Barshay began cello lessons at age nine. During his year at the San Francisco Conservatory Peter was able to add one particularly impressive name to his resume. "I actually got to play under Igor Stravinksy," he explains. "It was for the official opening of Zellerbach Auditorium in 1968 and they commissioned Stravinsky to come here and conduct four concerts.”

Peter has played Chez Hanny previously with Steve Lockwood, Michael O'Neill, Dave Scott, Peggy Stern, and Larry Schneider.

Drummer Bryan Bowman has performed and recorded with Deron Johnson, Mike Zilber, Dayna Stevens, Thomas Morgan, Sam Bevan, Bob Kenmotsu, Mike Abraham, Jeff Massanari, Randy Vincent, John Stowell, John Wiitala, Ben Stolorow, Mark Levine, John Shifflet, Andre Bush, Ken French, Clairdee, Harvey Wainapel, Dahveed Behroozi, Betty Fu, Sarah Manning, Mario Guarnieri, Jessica Neighbor, Loose Wig, Anton Schwartz, and Brian Kane.

Bryan studied music formally at The Berklee College of Music in Boston, CSU Long Beach and CSU Chico.

He appeared here previously with Steve Lockwood, Michael Wilcox, and Noel Jewkes.