Harvey Wainapel Quintet

The 1998 All Music Guide to Jazz calls saxophonist/clarinetist Harvey Wainapel “one of the most promising and versatile players of his generation.”

The 2009 Downbeat Critic’s Poll lists Harvey as a “rising star” on clarinet.

Saxophonist Joe Lovano says, "It's a pleasure to listen to Harvey's soulful interpretations!"

Wainapel has performed with jazz and Brazilian master musicians such as McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano, Ray Charles, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Dave Brubeck, Jovino Santos Neto, and Guinga. He has performed in 22 countries.

Wainapel’s four CDs feature such company as: pianists Kenny Barron and Mark Levine; bassist Larry Grenadier; Brazilian guitar virtuoso Paulo Bellinati; drummers Kenny Wollesen and Mike Clark; and the Dutch Metropole Orchestra.

He has appeared at Chez Hanny with Clarinet Thing, Lorca Hart, and the Harvey Wainapel/Phil Grenadier Group.


Erik Jekabson is a freelance trumpet player, composer and educator who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Erik has three CDs out under his own name: his most recent solo album “Anti-Mass”, released in 2012, “Crescent Boulevard” and “Intersection”. Erik also co-produced and played on two other recordings which are widely available: “Vista: the Arrival” and “New World Funk Ensemble”, and has recorded as a sideman on over 25 other jazz recordings.

He’s spent time on the road with Illinois Jacquet, and performed at such notable venues as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Algonquin Room, Madison Square Garden, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, and the Monterey Jazz Festival.

He performs with Bay Area musicians such as Jazz Mafia, Terry Disley, Mario Guarneri, Marcus Shelby, Larry Vuckovich, Lavay Smith, and the Happy Hour Jazz Quintet.


Pianist Adam Shulman has been a staple of the San Francisco Jazz scene since he moved to the city in 2002.

Adam performs with Bay Area musicians such as Marcus Shelby, Anton Schwartz, John Wiitala, Vince Lateano, Kitty Margolis, Andrew Speight, Dayna Stephens, Erik Jekabson, Gary Brown, Patrick Wolff, Faye Carrol, Ian Cary, and Mike Zilber.

Adam has played as a sideman with internationally renowned artists Stefon Harris, Willie Jones III, Miguel Zenon, Luciana Souza, Paula West, Bobby Hutcherson and the Glen Miller Orchestra.

Adam appeared here previously with Eddie Marshall, Faye Carol and Marcus Shelby, Dayna Stephens, and Ratzo Harris.


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 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, and Kurt Elling.

For much of the past several years he has been touring with Boz Scaggs, and appears on the latter's recording of standards, "But Beautiful".

Jason was heard here previously with Dave Mac Nab, Dave Scott, Michael Zilber, John Stowell, Sheldon Brown, Jeff Chambers, and Mike Greensill.