Harvey Wainapel Quintet
The 1998 All Music Guide to Jazz calls saxophonist/clarinetist Harvey
Wainapel “one of the most promising and versatile players of
The 2009 Downbeat Critic’s Poll lists Harvey as a “rising star” on
Saxophonist Joe Lovano says, "It's a pleasure to listen to Harvey's
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
Wainapel’s five CDs feature such company as: pianists Kenny Barron and
Levine; bassist Larry Grenadier; Brazilian guitar virtuoso Paulo
Bellinati; drummers Kenny Wollesen and Mike Clark; and the Dutch
He has appeared at Chez Hanny with Clarinet Thing, Lorca Hart, the
Harvey Wainapel/Phil Grenadier Group, and the Harvey Wainapel Quintet.
Trumpeter Erik Jekabson has four CDs out under his
name: his most recent is “Erik Jekabson Quartet & John Santos:
Live at the Hillside Club”.
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 Dan Zemelman.
Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Matt Clark
holds a BFA
in Jazz Studies from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Highly regarded as
a pianist and arranger, he has performed and/or recorded with such jazz
icons as Bobby
Hutcherson, Benny Golson, Eddie Marshall, Jon Faddis, David
“Fathead” Newman, Gene Bertoncini, Joshua Redman,
and Teddy Edwards,
as well as practically everyone who appeared at Jazz at Pearl's in it's
He was here previously with Larry Schneider, Steve Heckman, Noel
Jewkes, Mitch Marcus, Mandala, Sheldon Brown, and the Robb Fisher -
Matt Clark Trio.
One of the most in demand bassists in the Bay Area, John
has played with Jessica Williams, James Moody, Benny Golson, Pete
Jolly, Joe Henderson, Akira Tana, Vince Lateano, Scott Hamilton, Bruce
Forman, Rebecca Parris, Wesla Whitfield, Madeline Eastman, and Jackie
Ryan, among many others.
John was heard previously at Chez Hanny with Faith Winthrop, Michele
Rosewoman, Patrick Wolff, Mark Levine, Peck Allmond, and Scott
Drummer Bryan Bowman has
performed with Eric Reed, Mary Stallings, Matt Penman, Paul McCandless,
Donald “Duck” Bailey, Ratzo Harris, Matt Clark, Art Hirahara, Mark
Levine, Larry Vuckovich,
Noel Jewkes, Sam Bevan, Peter Horvath, Keith Saunders,
Peter Barshay, John Wiitala, Gary Brown, Jeff Chambers,
Bob Kenmotsu, Sheldon Brown, Jeff Massanari, Randy Vincent, Grant
Levin, Ben Stolorow, Leonard Thompson, Scott Foster, Fred Randolph,
Michael Wilcox, Adam Shulman,
John Wiitala, Hafez Modirzadeh, Dean Reilly, Masaru Koga, Harvey
Wainapel, Steve Heckman, Mike Abraham,
Dave Creamer, and John Shifflet.
Bryan studied music at The Berklee College of Music in Boston, CSU Long
Beach, CSU Chico, and the Ali Akbar College of Music.
He appeared here previously with Steve Lockwood, Michael Wilcox,
Mandala, Homespun Trio, Noel Jewkes, and Charlie McCarthy.