Robb Fisher - 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 Marķa, Clare Fischer,
Rob Schneidermann, Eddie Marshall, Dick Whittington, and Anita O’Day.
Robb appeared here previously with Doug Webb and Jon Mayer.
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, 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,
Frank Wess, Ralph Lalama, Joe Lovano, Hank Crawford, and Mickey Roker. In 1991, Keith
became the leader of The NY HardBop Quintet, which released four recordings
for the TCB Montreux Jazz label.
Recently relocated to the Bay Area, Keith has worked with Noel Jewkes, Jim Grantham, Chris Amberger and Ron Marabuto among others.
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
Keyes, Warren Gale, Noel Jewkes, Bob Kenmotsu, Gini Wilson and Walter
Savage, among others.
Ron appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Chuck Metcalf, Mark Levine, and Chuck Manning.