George Cotsirilos Quartet


"Mostly in Blue" by the George Cotsirilos Quartet will be released in January 2018 on OA2/Origin Records.


Originally from Chicago, guitarist George Cotsirilos has been a member of the San Francisco Bay Area jazz community for many years and has performed with a wide variety of artists, from San Francisco jazz fixtures like Eddie Marshall, Mel Martin, Pharaoh Sanders, and Mark Levine to internationally recognized blues singer Etta James, Bill Evans bassist Chuck Israels, and the jazz/soul vocal group, The Whispers.

In addition to working as an accompanist, along with bassist Robb Fisher he was co-leader of the San Francisco Nighthawks, which included legendary drummer Eddie Marshall and pianist Paul Nagel. The group recorded for Monarch Records and performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Cotsirilos studied classical guitar privately through the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and jazz with renowned musician and educator Warren Nunes.

George appeared previously at Chez Hanny with the George Cotsirilos Trio.

https://www.georgecotsirilos.com/


Pianist Keith Saunders spent his formative years in Los Angeles where he studied with Charlie Shoemake and Horace Silver. Keith worked extensively in L.A. with such well known artists as Eddie Harris, Roy McCurdy, Bill Holman, and Bill Watrous, as well as recording with Dick Berk's Jazz Adoption Agency.

After moving to New York City in 1984, Keith worked and/or recorded with Richie Cole, Richie Vitale, Hank Crawford, Mickey Roker, Ralph LaLama, Frank Wess, and Valery Ponamarev. In 1991, Keith became the leader of The NY HardBop Quintet, a cooperative unit featuring Joe Magnarelli and Jerry Weldon, which released four recordings for the TCB Montreux Jazz label.

Relocated to the Bay Area, Keith appears with Calvin Keys, Noel Jewkes, Jim Grantham, Chris Amberger, Patrick Wolff, Erik Jekabson, Smith Dobson, Peppe Merolla, and Dave Rocha.

Keith appeared previously at Chez Hanny with the Robb Fisher-Keith Saunders Trio, Frank Tusa, Peck Allmond, Michael Zilber, Dave Rocha, Erik Jekabson, and the Keith Saunders Trio.


For over six years, bassist Robb Fisher toured and recorded with the legendary Cal Tjader, anchoring Cal's Grammy Award winning album, "La Onda Va Bien" and Grammy Nominee album, "Gozame Pero Ya." He has also worked extensively and recorded with such jazz and Latin luminaries as Chet Baker, Art Pepper, Carmen McRae, Tania María, Clare Fischer, Rob Schneidermann, Eddie Marshall, Dick Whittington, and Anita O’Day.

Robb appeared here previously with Doug Webb, Jon Mayer, Charlie McCarthy, George Cotsirilos, and the Robb Fisher-Keith Saunders Trio.

https://sites.google.com/site/robbfisherjazz/


Drummer Ron Marabuto grew up in the East Bay, playing with and greatly influenced by his father, John Marabuto, a pianist and arranger busy and respected in the Bay Area.

After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1974 Ron relocated to NYC 1977-87, where he played with the likes of Pepper Adams, Roland Hanna, Tommy Flanagan, Duke Jordan, Jerry Dodgion, Frank Wess, Steve Grossman, and Sal Nistico. Back in SF since 1987, he has been active with Bruce Forman, Smith Dobson, Buddy Montgomery, Rob Schneiderman, Al Plank, Hal Stein, Calvin Keys, Warren Gale, Noel Jewkes, Bob Kenmotsu, Gini Wilson, and Walter Savage, among others.

Ron appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Chuck Metcalf, the Chuck Metcalf Tribute, Mark Levine, Will Matthews, Chuck Manning, George Cotsirilos, and the Robb Fisher-Keith Saunders Trio.


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