Todd Jenkins calls guitarist Pete McCann an exceedingly perceptive player with the good sense to approach songs in a way that befits their basic character, and the creativity to make something fresh out of those songs at the same time." (If you heard McCann play with Lynch at 169 Bar, you know exactly what Jenkins means.)
Bassist Phil Palombi, who plays both internationally and in New York, performs and records with such players as Toshiko Akiyoshi, Michael Brecker, Maynard Ferguson, Billy Hart, Dave Liebman, Chris Potter, Claudio Roditi, Lew Tabackin, Mark Turner, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, Chucho Valdes, Walt Weiskopf - and, of course, Curtis Stigers.
Drummer Mark Ferber, whose latest recording with the Alan Ferber Nonet, Scenes From An Exit Row," exhibits his innovative and rich drum stylings, has distinguished himself on both coasts in live performances and recordings. A partial list of his playing credits include Billy Childs, Lee Konitz, Fred Hersch, Larry Goldings and Ralph Alessi.
Kavehaz Jazz Cafe is located at 37 West 26th Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue.