Harvey Wainapel, Adam Schulman, Peter Barshay and Sylvia Cuenca
Saturday, June 10, 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. No cover.
San Francisco favorite Harvey Wainapel is a local treasure, revered for his mastery of the tenor, alto and soprano saxophones and clarinet. Where other artists multi-task, Wainapel also multi-styles. As conversant with modern jazz (having worked with the likes of McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano, and Kenny Barron), Brazilian music (Airto and Flora Purim, Jovino Santos Neto, Paulo Bellinati ) and R&B (the legendary Ray Charles), Wainapel blends his influences into an engaging and original instrumental voice. Joe Lovano, who knows fine saxophone work when he hears it, asserts, “It’s a pleasure to listen to Harvey’s soulful interpretations.”
For this spirited session, Wainapel is joined by Adam Shulman on piano, Peter Barshay on bass and Sylvia Cuenca on drums. As the leader assures us, “It’s gonna be fun!” As always, expect surprise guests during the evening as Jazz Festival musicians often come over to the Hotel after they play at the Raven, some to sit in with the band.