Mary Jenson - Vocalist, Arranger, Songwriter
Winner of Indie Music Channel's 2012 Award "Best Female Jazz Artist",
Mary Jenson is a Performance & Recording Artist, Songwriter, Lyricist and Voice-Over Artist.
Mary Jenson released her second album BEYOND in January 2011 at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland. Her soulful voice takes you on a journey through original music and masterfully reinvented jazz and contemporary covers with Beyond Standard Jazz.
Jeff Chambers - Bassist, Musical Director, Arranger
Internationally acclaimed bassist Jeff Chambers brings his
deep rooted prowess as Musical Director and bassist for Beyond Standard Jazz.
Jeff's experience worldwide has included working with Freddie Hubbard, Ahmad Jamal, Gonzalo Rubalcaba as well as the great vocalists Marlena Shaw,
Al Jarreau and many more.
Steve Carter - Keys/Piano, Arranger, Composer
Pianist Steve Carter has toured all over the world playing with some of the most important musicians of our time, including George Benson, Bobby Womac, Taj Mahal, Sheila E. and many more.
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Charles McNeal - Saxophonist
Although a resident of Las Vegas, Charles McNeal is a favorite in the Bay Area and returns regularly to lend his singular sound to the Jazz scene. He has performed with the folks such as Wynton Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Roberta Flack, The Temptations, Boz Scaggs, and so many more.
Rob Rhodes - Drummer
Drummer Rob Rhodes from Oakland CA, has performed in the San Francisco bay area for over 20 years and is one of the most in demand first-call drummers in the SF Bay area. Rhodes studied at the College of Alameda and San Francisco State University and is a master of all drumming styles performing with Ledisi, Mary Wilson and Joyce Cooling.
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Marquinho Brasil - Percussionist
Originally from Rio de Janeiro and now living in the SF Bay Area, Marquinho is well known in the music scene and has played with Flora Purim, Martinho da Vila, Joao Nogueira, Mariah Carey and many more.