Saturday, July 27th – 7:30–10:00 pm
Harvey Wainapel Quartet
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night
Harvey Wainapel, reeds
Matt Clark, piano
Peter Barshay, bass
Bryan Bowman, drums
Originals, standards, “ought to be standards” and a bit of Brazilian spice from Harvey Wainapel and friends. Two sets of top flight jazz from top drawer musicians.
Saxophonist/clarinetist Harvey Wainapel has been a Bay Area mainstay since 1982. His jazz experience has led to performances and/or recordings with the likes of McCoy Tyner, Kenny Barron, Joe Henderson, Johnny Coles and the Metropole Orchestra. He has toured internationally with Ray Charles, Joe Lovano, and Airto Moreira & Flora Purim. Japan’s JAZZ LIFE called Wainapel “A musician with his own unique and deep sound.” Sax master Joe Lovano states “It’s a pleasure to listen to Harvey’s soulful interpretations.”
Pianist Matt Clark’s performance credits include saxophonists Eric Alexander, Vincent Herring, Teddy Edwards, Mark Turner, Frank Morgan, Sheldon Brown and Andrew Speight; vibraphonists Bobby Hutcherson and Stefon Harris; vocalists Madeline Eastman, Kellye Gray, Paula West and Denise Perrier. Matt was a founding member of the Marcus Shelby Trio.
Veteran bassist Peter Barshay has established a strong reputation over the years from his sideman work on both the New York City and San Francisco Bay Area jazz scenes, and 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 and Bobby McFerrin. Barshay’s numerous appearances at clubs and jazz festivals have taken him around the world, helping to establish his reputation as a solid, reliable bassist who brings a wealth of experience to the musical table.
Drummer Bryan Bowman has performed with Eric Reed, Mary Stallings, Matt Penman, Art Hirahara, Mark Levine, Larry Vuckovich, Noel Jewkes, Peter Horvath, Gary Brown, Jeff Chambers, Bob Kenmotsu, Sheldon Brown, Jeff Massanari, Randy Vincent, Matt Clark, Grant Levin, Ben Stolorow, Leonard Thompson, Adam Shulman, Hafez Modirzadeh, Masaru Koga, Steve Heckman, Ivan Milev, He has toured the United States with RCA recording artists Monica Behan and Deron Johnson (keyboard player for Miles Davis).
Such is the talent that crosses the Bird & Beckett stage month in and month out!
$20 cover charge. BYOB.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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