Dave Tidball (saxophone, composer)
grew up in Wales and began performing as a teenager with his father’s dance band before re-locating and becoming involved in the London jazz scene,
including tenure with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and as a founding member of British jazz fusion pioneers Turning Point.
Prior to living in the SF Bay area, lived in Boston and became a bandleader for the first time with the group Minotaur,
a seven-piece ensemble which featured original compositions. More recently, contributed compositions and arrangements as a sideman with Triceratops, Three Tenors No Opera, and Fiveplay Jazz Quintet.
In the 90s, performed with Threedom, a sax/bass/drums trio along with Bill Douglass and Robert Kaufman, including a residency at the legendary Café Babar in San Francisco.
Performance and recording credits include those with Paula West, Clairdee, Ian Dogole, Paul McCandless, Eddie Marshall, Joe Henderson Memorial Big Band, as well as those mentioned above.
Currently performing with Fiveplay, the Albatross Clarinet Quartet, and Morchestra, a 17-piece band led by long-time musical associate Tony Corman.
He has performed at Chez Hanny with FivePlay Jazz Quintet, and
Albatross Clarinet Quartet.
Charlie Keagle (saxophone).
Classically trained, but went bad early…
Williams College: Studied clarinet with Francis Cardillo. Played in
Univ. of Washington: Studied composition with Ken Benshoof, Bill Smith.
Played in Contemporary Music Performance Group.
Decidedly peripatetic musical experience in many musical styles:
Shelley Manne, Howard Roberts, Geoff Muldaur, The Band,
Full Faith and Credit, Hairy Brouhaha, Swing Fever, Billy Philadelphia,
Norm Durkee, Larry Dunlap, Jim and Morning Nichols.
Played numerous shows and commercial recordings, including "Hair", "The
Day the Earth Stood Still", and "Beach Blanket Babylon".
Currently member of Manny Moka’s Latin funk band, and Tony Corman’s
He has performed at Chez Hanny with Albatross Clarinet Quartet.
Christopher Lowell Clarke trumpeter,
received his musical
education from the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. During this time
he performed in the symphonic
band, orchestra, and jazz band, and in the musical theater pit orchestra for
Sophisticated Ladies, Peter Pan, The Wiz, The Sound of Music, Annie Get
Your Gun, and Ain’t Misbehavin’.
Christopher continued his studies at the College Conservatory of Music at
the University of Cincinnati. He was a
recipient of the Fish Middleton Rising Jazz Artist Scholarship, and
performed in the jazz ensemble with Joe Henderson, Gordon Brisker, Bill
Waltrous, Byron Stripling, Slide Hampton, Bobby Shew, and Joe Lovano,
as well as in a small combo with Jamie Abersold.
Christopher has performed with
the East Coast Jazz Festival Fish Middleton Rising Star Band in Baltimore,
Carnival Cruise Lines, the Johnny Nocturne
Band at the Umbria Jazz Festival, his own quintet at the
Fillmore Jazz Festival in San Francisco, and the Contemporary Music
Orchestra at the Monterey Jazz Festival.
He has also performed with Eddie
Marshall and Holy Mischief, the Marcus Shelby Big Band, the Howard
Wiley Quintet, the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, and Dewayne Oakley.
Christopher has released several albums, including "The Swooper" on
Lifeforce Records 1018, and multiple albums with Dewayne Oakley on NakiDo Records.
He has also been featured on "Homage To
Cuba" by Idris Ackamoor.
He has performed at Chez Hanny with Eddie
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, Shoebox Orchestra, Peter Barshay Trio, Jeff Buenz, Tim Armacost,
Karen & Norbert Stachel, and Larry Schneider.
Drummer David Rokeach
toured with Ray Charles from 1990-91. He has performed/recorded with
Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Aaron Neville, Mavis Staples, Lou
Rawls, Dr. John, Joe Henderson, Mark Murphy, The George Brooks-Zakir
Hussain Group, Wilson Pickett, Linda Tillery, Steve Miller, Joe
Satriani, Joyce Cooling, Maria Muldaur, Calvin Keys, Barry Finnerty,
Merl Saunders, David Grisman, Louis Bellson, Wayne Wallace, The Nelson
Riddle Orchestra, Paula West, Marcos Silva, The Coasters, The
Shirelles, Ernestine Anderson, Oscar Brown Jr., Ingrid Jensen, Maria
Schneider, and Rita Moreno.
He played Chez Hanny previously with Klobas/Kesecker Ensemble, Debbie
Poryes, Jim Grantham, and Jeremy Cohen: Violinjazz.