Shoebox Orchestra


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 Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Kenny Werner, Shirley Horn, Woody Shaw, Pharoah Sanders, Blue Mitchell, Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Johnny Griffin, Bobby McFerrin, Joey Baron, Jimmy Rowles, Tommy Flanagan, the Mingus Big Band, Victor Lewis, Lou Donaldson, Lew Tabackin, Joe Chambers, Armen Donelian, Jim McNeely, Sonny Fortune, Mike Stern, Art Lande, and Paul McCandless.

Peter has played Chez Hanny previously with Harvey Wainapel, Steve Lockwood, Michael O'Neill, Dave Scott, Peggy Stern, Edward Simon, Joshua Breakstone, Armen Donelian, Debbie Poryes, and Larry Schneider.


Trumpeter Erik Jekabson has six CDs out under his own name: his most recent album is “Erik Jekabson Quintet” (2017) on the Wide Hive Record Label.

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 SFJazz Center.

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.

http://www.erikjekabson.com


Multi-reedist (tenor saxophone, oboe and English horn) and composer Matt Renzi has been performing professionally for the past 20 years at international jazz festivals and music venues worldwide.

He holds a Bachelor’s in Music (Performance) from the Berklee College of Music and Master’s in Arts (Classical Composition) from San Francisco State University. Some of his teachers include Joe Henderson and South Indian Vocalist R.A. Ramamani.

Matt can be heard on a variety of recordings including the award winning “Lines and Ballads” (Fresh Sound Records) as well as his latest release entitled “Lunch Special” (Three P’s Records).

Matt has performed and recorded with Marc Johnson, Michael Formanek, Eddie Marshall, Herbie Lewis, Ben Monder, Eberhard Weber, Bob Moses, Ralph Alessi, Bobo Stenson, and the Berlin Philharmanic Quintet.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Eddie Marshall, David Ambrosio/Russ Meissner, the Matt Renzi Trio, the Matt Renzi Cello Quartet, and Matt Renzi "Three Yard Mile".

www.mattrenzi.com


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, Kurt Elling, and Boz Scaggs.

Jason was heard here previously with Harvey Wainapel, Dave Mac Nab, Dave Scott, Michael Zilber, John Stowell, Sheldon Brown, Jeff Chambers, Kristen Strom, Brad Buethe, Mike Greensill, and Shay Salhov.


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