The Five Spot Quintet w Michael Greensill



Oct 6, 2018

7:30 pm


The Band:
Saxophonist Charlie McCarthy comes from a musical family: his father was an accomplished trombone player in the Bay Area. His playing experience includes many of the greats in jazz, including Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, George Shearing, Stan Getz, Joe Williams, and many others. He’s contributed some adventurous arrangements to the repertoire. He’s featured on both tenor sax and flute.
Joe Cohen, featured on alto sax, is one of the most in demand players in the Bay Area, with a busy schedule performing locally and on tour, as well as studio work. Always the right note at the right time with an impeccable rhythmic feel. In addition to playing soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, Joe plays piano, flute and clarinet. A partial list of notable players he’s worked with includes Bobby McFerrin, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Idris Muhammad and Lavay Smith. As well as a distinctive voice on sax, Joe contributes to the repertoire.
John Clark, on bass, studied with Ray Brown and Buster Williams and has extensive performing and recording experience both locally and nationally, appearing with Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Frank Jackson, the Hot Club of San Francisco, Denise Perrier and Jackie Ryan among many others.
Drummer Jack Dorsey is a first call in the Bay Area and has performed and recorded with Etta James, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lavay Smith and many others.
For this gig, the band has put together a program of original tunes that you won’t hear anywhere else and new arrangements of jazz standards. The essence of jazz is originality no matter shat the style