This ALL STAR lineup is not to be missed! In addition to touring with Miles Davis and performing on much of Davis’s 1981 album “The Man with the Horn”, guitarist Barry Finnerty has performed with Hubert Laws, Tower of Power, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, and Ray Barretto. He toured and recorded with The Crusaders in the early 80s.
Saxophonist James Mahone has performed internationally with “Black Note” and has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Eric Reed, Billy Higgins, and others. Pianist Grant Levin, who is regularly featured at SFJazz’s Henderson Lab, has toured the US playing concert halls and festivals, and has been featured with Theo Croker at Black Cat. Bassist Giulio Xavier Cetto leads the Black Cat Trio, and has performed at Black Cat and at the Stanford Jazz Center with many jazz greats including Ernie Watts, Laurence Hobgood (Kurt Elling’s former band leader/arranger), Theo Croker, Eric Wyatt and others. Drummer Hamir Atwal, known for his versatility in style, has performed with Joe Lovano, Greg Osby, tUnEyArDs, Michael Formanek and Ben Goldberg.