Chuck Metcalf, bass, composer.
In a career which began in the 1950's, Chuck has toured with Dexter Gordon, Anita O'Day, Frank Morgan, Jim Pepper, Ernestine Anderson, Kenny Rankin, and Joe Venuti, as well as recording with vocalist Mark Murphy.
His performance credits include Mose Allison, Chet Baker, Kenny Barron, Charlie Byrd, Conte Candoli, Larry Coryell, Bob Dorough, Billy Eckstine, Art Farmer, Benny Goodman, Bobby Hutcherson, Harold Land, Charles Lloyd, Bobby McFerrin, Joe Pass, Art Pepper, Woody Shaw, George Shearing, and Mel Torme.
He has taught in jazz programs at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag, Netherlands, Western Washington University in Bellingham, and Cornish College in Seattle.With this quartet he recorded his latest of three albums as a leader, "Thinking of You". www.chuckmetcalf.com.
Steve Heckman, saxophone.Steve has performed with Howard McGhee, Roswell Rudd, Slam Stewart, Si Zentner, Urbie Green, the Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey bands (led by Lee Castle and Warren Covington, respectively), Cal Collins, Bruce Foreman, George Cables, Andrew Hill, Jessica Williams, Eddie Moore, Donald Bailey, Pete Escovedo, Tom Harrell, and Madeline Eastman, among many others. He is a founding member, along with Duchess Gini Wilson, of the San Francisco Chamberjazz Quartet. Steve was a regular member of trumpeter Eddie Henderson's quintet which featured rising piano star Benny Green; he was also privileged to play loft sessions with both guitarist John Abercrombie and the late trumpeter Chet Baker. He has performed previously at Chez Hanny with his own quartet. His debut CD "With John in Mind", is dedicated to his mentor, John Coltrane, and contains seven of Steve's original compositions. www.SteveHeckman.com.
Ron Marabuto, drums. I grew up in the East Bay, playing with and greatly influenced by my father, John Marabuto, a pianist and arranger busy and respected in the Bay Area. Graduated from UC Berkeley in 1974. Relocated to NYC 1977-87, where I played with likes of Pepper Adams, Roland Hanna, Tommy Flanagan, Duke Jordan, Jerry Dodgion, Frank Wess, Steve Grossman, Sal Nistico, and more. Back to SF in 1987, have been playing with Mark Levine, Bruce Forman, Smith Dobson, Buddy Montgomery, Rob Schneiderman, Al Plank, Hal Stein, Calvin Keyes, Warren Gale, Noel Jewkes and others.
I have led and co-led a couple of bands at Pearl's and Yoshi's, and recorded with Bob Kenmotsu, Maye Cavallaro, Gini Wilson and Walter Savage.
David Udolf, piano. Born in Manhasset, New York, pianist David Udolf emigrated to the Bay Area in early 1991 after working for several years as a music director/keyboardist for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Mr. Udolf's diverse background includes accompanying singers, musical theatre, including off-broadway productions of Camelot and Annie, and working with the Bay Area's own legendary New Pickle Circus, as well as with Bo Diddley, and singer Terry Bryant of the Fifth Dimension.
He holds a masters degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and has studied privately with jazz piano luminaries Hal Galper, Kenny Werner and Fred Hersh. He has worked locally with Jules Broussard, Sherri Roberts, Larry Baskett and many others.