TERESE GENECCO BIO
For almost five years, TERESE GENECCO and Her Little Big Band were monthly headliners at the world renowned nightclub, The Iridium, in New York City where they became known as the "longest running nightclub act on Broadway!" Genecco originally jumped on the cabaret/jazz live music scene with her acclaimed tribute to nightclub entertainer Frances Faye (Drunk With Love) that has charmed audiences and critics alike nationwide since its San Francisco and New York City debuts in 2005.
Among many accolades, this production earned her a place on Time Out New York Magazine’s Top Ten Best Cabaret Shows of the Year list in 2006 and a Bistro Award in 2007. The live CD ”Drunk With Love:A Tribute To Frances Faye” was awarded the MAC Award for Best Recording in 2008 (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) and appeared on several Top Ten CD lists, including Talkin’Broadway.com and Cabaret Hotline Online.
Terese next turned her passion for musical theater and film history toward the Broadway and Hollywood career of composer Arthur Schwartz. She debuted “Alone Together” at New York’s Metropolitan Room with musical collaborators, Barry Lloyd and Mike Greensill. This production subsequently played a two-week engagement at The Plush Room in San Francisco, while “Drunk With Love” continued to be booked for additional performances in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
In the Winter of 2006, Terese appeared at The Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs in a Musical Chairs production of “The Night And The Music,” co-starring cabaret luminaries Julie Wilson and Steve Ross. Terese garnered an award for Outstanding Supporting Female Singer in a Cabaret/Concert Series from the Desert Theatre League for her performances there. In the Summer of 2007, Terese was cast in the Esses Productions creation of “Judy Judy Judy,” celebrating the songs most closely associated with the legendary Judy Garland.
Terese’s many concert appearances include The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s annual Cabaret Convention at Jazz @ Lincoln Center in New York City; The Richmond Ermet AIDS Foundation’s “Help Is On The Way” concerts at The Palace of Fine Arts and the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco; and the Brownville Concert Series in Brownville, NE. Other notable appearances include opening for Grammy-Winner Steve Tyrell at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in New Jersey, headlining the famed Fillmore Street Jazz Festival in San Francisco, a headlining engagement at The Peppermill Hotel & Casino in Reno, NV, multiple concert events featuring the legendary Latin percussionist, Jack “Mr. Bongo” Costanzo in San Francisco’s Rrazz Room and at The M Bar in Hollywood, and several sold-out concert events in Australia and New Zealand with the legendary composer/arranger/conductor Russell Garcia, award-winning NYC jazz singer Shaynee Rainbolt, and New Zealand's superstar entertainer/producer Tim Beveridge.
Terese returned to New York’s Metropolitan Room in 2007 with “Drunk With Love: The Sequel”where she received another MAC Award nomination for Outstanding Female Vocalist and once again appeared on Time Out New York’s Top Ten List. In February of 2008, Terese (along with her 7-member “little big band”) was contracted to perform an open-ended run at The Rrazz Room in the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, where she appeared for over 24 performances before moving to New York City.
Terese returned to San Francisco for the Rrazz Room Anniversary show in March 2009, where she appeared with Petula Clark, Rita Moreno, Paul Williams, Wesla Whitfield, Freda Payne, and other entertainment industry luminaries.
In March of 2010, Genecco debuted a brand new show in New York City, celebrating the life and career of the King Of Rock-n-Roll, Elvis Presley. Accompanied by solo guitar virtuoso Sean Harkness on baritone guitar, the two musicians presented the very first full-length recording by Elvis, in its entirety, live, from start to finish. All of the arrangements were uniquely designed for this duo presentation. Genecco did months of research to present not only a remarkably engaging musical experience but also a thoroughly educational exploration of the creation of our nation's very first mega-star. This show played again in July 2010 at The Triad Theater in NYC, in December 2010 at The Rrazz Room in San Francisco, and in June 2011 at The Arts Alliance on Fire Island.
In 2010, Genecco was nominated for a MAC Award for Outstanding Major Artist and appeared at the 24th Annual MAC Awards on May 4, 2010 at B.B. King Blues Club in NYC. Genecco was also nominated for an Out Music Award in three separate categories. In 2009, Genecco won the MAC Award for Outstanding Female Vocalist and an Out Music Award for Outstanding Theater/Comedy/Cabaret Song. In March of 2012, Genecco won two MAC Awards for Show Of The Year and for Outstanding Major Artist (Female or Duo) and another Bistro Award for her participation in the 95th Birthday Tribute to Russell Garcia. She was also nominated for threeBroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Awards in 2012 and was included in the Top 50 Most Influential People in New York City Cabaret list by www.NiteLifeExchange.com.
In 2013, Terese appeared in multiple performances of "Broadway Swings" at 54 Below ("Broadway's Supper Club") with co-stars Natalie Douglas and Scott Coulter (hosted and created by Phil Geoffrey Bond) and accompanied by The Barry Levitt Trio. She was also the regular "sidekick" and drummer in the Tudor City Greens Band in the popular concert series "Concerts for City Greens," produced and hosted by Broadway star Raissa Katona Bennett. Genecco also staged performances at the new Cutting Room in NYC with her Little Big Band and special guest stars Lea DeLaria (star of Netflix Original Series "Orange Is The New Black") and jazz singers Marilyn Maye and Shaynee Rainbolt. She also collaborated with Rainbolt and ABC Daytime TV Star Ilene Kristen for "Pride Rocks" at The Cutting Room (produced by ScoBar Entertainment and BUG:OUT:MUSIC) to benefit the Brooklyn Pride Center. Later that month, Genecco and band appeared on the main stage of New York City's Pride Rally. Also in 2013, Genecco appeared in The Amanda McBroom Project created and hosted by Broadway star Eric Michael Gillett which featured a rotating cast of more than 30 of New York City's finest female cabaret stars. Most recently, Terese was seen at The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 24th Annual Cabaret Convention at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz @ Lincoln Center in New York City and her next big show with the Little Big Band will be a brand new holiday show at 54 Below on December 17th, 2013.
Terese’s recording of “Drunk With Love: A Tribute To Frances Faye” is on the BUG:OUT:MUSICrecord label and is available at www.drunkwithlove.com. Other recordings on which she is featured include Russ Lorenson’s "What I Want For Christmas" on the LML Music label.
Genecco's sophomore release ("Live From Iridium!") was released on March 20, 2012 to coincide with her 3rd anniversary of monthly shows there, also on the BUG:OUT:MUSIC label.
Terese also released a single ("If I Was A Boy") on October 1, 2010 on the BUG:OUT:MUSIC label featuring Windham Hill Recording Artist Sean Harkness on guitars/bass and Joe Abba on drums.
More information is available at the following websites:www.facebook.com/terese.genecco www.twitter.com/teresegenecco www.theiridium.com www.cdbaby.com/cd/teresegenecco www.sonicbids.com/teresegenecco www.reverbnation.com/teresegenecco www.myspace.com/teresegenecco
Last updated October 2013
DIGITAL LINER NOTES - by Joe Regan, Jr., NYC
TERESE GENECCO: DRUNK WITH LOVE: A TRIBUTE TO FRANCES FAYE Digital Liner Notes to the CD, released 04/25/07, on the BUG:OUT:MUSIC label. ~By Joe Regan, NYC, May 20, 2007 Here at last is a live performance recording to equal or surpass some of the great live cabaret performances of the past (including my own guilty pleasures, "Johnnie Ray in Las Vegas" and "Bobby Darin at the Copa"). ABOUT FRANCES FAYE As a teenager, growing up in the Los Angeles area, I spent most of my money on records, on music that is now categorized as the "Great American Songbook" but was then the pop music of the late forties and fifties, before rock and roll crossed over into pop. There was a weekly local live TV program, "Juke Box Jury," hosted by local disc jockey Peter Potter, (whose wife was singer Beryl Davis). Each week he would play about four or five new releases and would ask a panel of four celebrities (sometimes including Stan Freberg, band leader Russ Morgan, various movie stars) "Will it be a hit or a miss?" A hit single would be one that sold 200,000 copies. Sometimes the artist would be back stage listening to the discussion of her or his record. One night Peter Potter played a new Capitol Records release, a single of a Cole Porter standard, "Night and Day," performed by Frances Faye, done with what was then known as an Afro-Cuban beat with prominent bongo drum! Wow! I don’t think anyone had ever recorded this song as anything but a slow ballad. I rushed to my local record store and put in an order. At that time I was also reading weekly Variety and Billboard, and wrote a record review column for my high school paper. I raved about Miss Faye’s record in my column and bought every new Capitol single she recorded, as well as her first album "No Reservations". Some of the singles she recorded were never played on the radio because of the suggestive lyrics. I learned she was one of the great cabaret lounge performers, earning more than any other person on 52nd Street, and she frequently appeared in the Los Angeles clubs that I was too young to get into. And, of course, during that time, she made Los Angeles tabloid headlines in Hearst’s Herald Examiner for a marijuana bust! While I was at Stanford the great Frances Faye live recording "Caught in the Act" was released and became the rage of the drama majors, especially for "Frances and Her Friends". It was not until the Seventies that I actually got to see Faye perform live...at Studio One, the classy premiere spot at a gay disco in West Los Angeles! She did not disappoint, wildly improvising, flirting with the audience and the musicians. On one of her last birthdays she did a live telephone interview with David Rothenberg on WBAI in New York, Rothenberg telling her how her fans still loved her and wanted news of her. There has never been anyone like her. She was the favorite of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack in Las Vegas, who regularly attended her shows after their performances. A few years ago, I was in San Francisco for a Stanford reunion, and Michael Mascioli invited me to see an open mic show at the Purple Onion. I met Barry Lloyd there, and learned that he was working with a woman named Terese Genecco on a live Frances Faye show! Unfortunately, it was to happen a week after my departure. But Terese and Barry and their Little Big Band were booked to do the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention in the fall, and they were booked into a new cabaret room, The Encore, to perform the Frances Faye show. I went the first night, posted a rave review on the Yahoo Songbirds site and Stu Hamstra’s Cabaret Hotline Online, and told all my friends at the Cabaret Convention that this was the show that they could not afford to miss! It worked, the word of mouth spread, and for her final performance the crowd was backed up stairs to the sidewalk with people trying to get in! What Terese does is unique. She does not imitate Faye, but she captures the spirit and excitement of Faye with superb musicians and charts "inspired" by Faye’s originals, which were, according to legend, "improvised" in the recording studio, including "Night and Day". ABOUT TERESE GENECCO A successful corporate insurance broker in the San Francisco Bay Area, Terese’s first love was music, and at the urging of two dear friends, she decided to look for a piano player and develop “an act.” In February of 2003, while searching for that piano player, she discovered an advertisement for the San Francisco Bay Area Cabaret Competition, and attended the first round of performances to investigate the proceedings. One week later, she was standing on a stage in front of audience and judges, singing the Lambert/Hendricks/Ross jazz classic, "Twisted," "Class" (from Chicago), and Billy Joel’s "New York State of Mind". She wrote her own introduction, which was read by the MC, and had the judges cracking up before she sang a note! Two of the judges spoke to her afterwards and encouraged her to find more material that would accommodate her big voice and her flair for comedy, and mentioned Frances Faye to her. Terese had never heard of Frances Faye, but she ordered Faye’s "Caught in the Act" LP, recently reissued on CD, from an online retailer, and was hooked as soon as she played it, especially how "out" Faye was about her sexuality in 1958! Terese learned the song "Drunk with Love" from the record and performed it at a showcase a few weeks later. The crowd went wild! She used it again in the semi-final round of the cabaret competition and, on June 10, 2003, she won her Debut category---and, in a huge upset, won "Entertainer of the Year" too! Several months later, Terese was trying to come up with a theme show, discussing many ideas with her friend, singer Shaynee Rainbolt, but they kept coming back to Frances Faye. They found a new Internet site devoted to Faye, and, with the aid of Michael Mascioli, saw video footage of Faye, and were able to acquire rare LPs and CDs by Faye. Terese did a thirty-minute showcase at the Purple Onion that September 2004, all from charts she had written herself, inspired by the recordings. The songs in the showcase were: "The Man I Love", "Drunk With Love", "Love For Sale", "I Ain’t Got Nobody", "There Will Never Be Another You", “You’re Heavenly,” and "Frances and Her Friends". The crowd again went wild and she was booked into the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco for a five week run in their 2005 summer concert series! In October 2005 Terese appeared at the Cabaret Convention in New York and performed "Drunk With Love: A Tribute to Frances Faye" at the Encore, a show that was nominated for MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs) Best Female Debut 2006. She performed it again at ODC Theater in San Francisco, again in New York in May 2006 at the new Metropolitan Room, in San Francisco at Jazz At Pearl’s in August, and then back in New York at the Metropolitan Room, where this performance was recorded live with the best musicians from both Coasts giving strong support on the wild Faye arrangements! You get, on this recording, all the excitement of the live performance, plus the additional benefit of hearing the purity of Terese’s amazing vocal instrument. Notes on some of the songs: The Man I Love: The CD opens with an introduction that recreates Faye’s openings, with greetings and comments about friends in the audience (myself included), then launches into Faye’s arrangement of "The Man I Love" with the infamous pause on one lyric, and also illustrates how Faye switched songs mid-song, with comments on why or why not! Tonight You Belong To Me: A song recorded by many from Kay Starr and Frankie Laine to the sub teen pair Patience and Prudence, who had a big hit single on a song with pretty strong adulterous content. Sometimes this song was banned from the airwaves too! I Ain’t Got Nobody: Faye filmed this as an early "soundie" (a primitive version of MTV video) encased in a steam cabinet with only her head showing. You can find it on youtube. I Wish That I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate: An old standard, sung by Betty Grable in one of her movies, but older than Grable. No one did it like Faye---until Genecco! Beatles Medley: Faye loved the Beatles and the Beatles loved her! They met in Australia and she began to include this in all her live acts, especially loving "Yesterday". Night and Day: Legend is that Faye’s Capitol recording was improvised. Genecco’s version has all the excitement, extended into a frenzy, with great support by the musicians, especially Joe Passaro on Latin percussion. Drunk With Love: A song written by Bruz Fletcher, an openly gay performer, who committed suicide in 1941, after his life was ruined by the right wing Los Angeles police squads, (see "I Want To Live" for another tale of the railroading of the Los Angeles police at the time). Faye found it among his effects and put it in her act. She sang it at every performance. Genecco brings out all the heartbreak and passion in a performance that soars! Unchain My Heart: All powerhouse singers caught on to Ray Charles and his ebullient style early on, but few could match his energy and intensity in performance of this tale of unrequited love. Faye was one of the first. Genecco hits dead center and hangs on to high notes here, in a fast and furious recreation of Faye’s version from her “Caught In The Act” LP. Purple Wine: A song co-written by Faye herself, that she recorded as the "A" side of a single; the “B” side becoming a huge hit for The Andrews Sisters (“Well, All Right!”), a song also co-written by Faye. St. James Infirmary: You think you know this song but you’ve never heard it until now. Faye recorded it on her folk songs album. Genecco’s 7-piece "Little Big Band" wails through Russ Garcia’s arrangement, featuring hot, muted trumpet solos by New Yorker Chris Rogers. With Genecco moaning and wailing, this performance threatens to break the sound barrier of your surround sound equipment, as it did the Metropolitan stage! Kansas City: Incredible solos by each and everyone of the band, including Tom Hubbard (NYC) on bass, Randy Odell (SF) on drums, Joe Passaro (NYC) on Latin percussion, Fil Lorenz (SF) on tenor sax, Chris Rogers (NYC) on trumpet, Max Perkoff (SF) on trombone, and Barry Lloyd (SF) on piano. In 2007, Terese Genecco won the Backstage Bistro Award for Best Tribute Show for "Drunk With Love: A Tribute to Frances Faye". Here, for your own excitement, is that show, recorded with some of the introductory patter that recreates Faye’s unique style and flair.
THANK YOU ALL! - A gracious artist pays tribute to those who made this CD possible.
TERESE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE, WITHOUT WHOM, SHE WOULD BE NADA: ~TO FRANCES FAYE, for the spirit, courage, and humor with which you lived your life and made your music; the inspiration for it all. I'm not pretty either, but I'm very wild, and if you ever saw me during the day... ~To TERI SHEPHERD, for the road map, the love, and the green light. Hoping for a day when Mercury is NOT in retrograde! ~To my best friend, and the person I most like to get into trouble with, SHAYNEE RAINBOLT, for, well, you know...simply everything. It's all good. ~To SHAWN RYAN and JOHN AINSWORTH for constant inspiration, for setting the bar so high, and for loads of laughter. Oh, and for Shelby and Shelby's Cat. You guys are my family and I love you both madly! ~To MARK SIWIEC and DUFFY PALMER, my guardian angels, my musical muses, and "my boys," for helping me to find my way back to my true life. Although there are three thousand miles between us, I always see us, sitting on warm, sunny decks together, toasting the miracles around us, always with love, laughter, good wine, and music in our hearts. XO T ~To STEVE MURRAY and CHRIS MORANO in San Francisco, for introducing me to the music of La Faye, during the Cabaret Competition of 2003! ~To My Mom, SUSAN W. GENECCO, for being my life-long "executive producer," and the best mother a daughter could ever dream of. I love you, Mom. ~To My Dad, LEO GENECCO, JR. and his loving wife, SUSAN FERRAGLIO-GENECCO, for your ongoing love, support, and encouragement. When I'm sure there isn't another hour left in the day, I think of your work ethic. Miraculously, the hour I need appears, and the job gets done. Thank you for everything. ~To my brother STEVEN GENECCO and his wife Terry, for keeping me real. You two are on TV more than I am! What's up with that?? Love always, XO Shrimpie! ~To WESLA WHITFIELD, my UN-official mentor, UN-official inspiration, and UN-official best friend. ~To CHRIS MAZZILLI, STEVE MAZZILLI, and the entire staff of The Metropolitan Room in New York City (yeah, that means YOU too, Tanya, Eddie, Lorinda, Kristine, Mike and the rest of you wild things!) for making me a part of your musical family from the very beginning. ~To LENNIE WATTS, for your immediate support, encouragement, and friendship...and for your continuing efforts to promote my particular brand of "cabaret!" ~To RORY PAULL and ROBERT KOTONLY of RRAZZ PRODUCTIONS, for giving me a home to play in here in San Francisco! You guys are the best thing to happen to The Plush Room and to the San Francisco music scene in a long time! Can't wait to see what's next! ~To JOE REGAN, JR, for saying this was the best NYC debut and the best recording of the year, and for sharing his rare stuff, his friendship, and his love for the material...and the incredible liner notes shown above. You are a gentleman, through and through, and I love you! ~To LINA KOUTRAKOS, for your rock 'n roll guts and your torch song spirit. Rock on, my sistah! ~To JP PEREAUX, for sound recording, light and sound engineering, fabulous photography, and general French-accented camaraderie. ~To GARY MANKIN, for sound engineering, mastering, great artistry, and for my new best friend, Ben! ~To BART GREENBERG, and everyone at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center in NYC, who helped put the first CD release show together, and to everyone who came to the show and picked up a copy of the CD! ~To RUSSELL GARCIA ( and Gina too!) arranger and conductor of early Faye recordings, and a one-man orchestra, for creating peace in the universe through music and action. ~To JACK COSTANZO, the one and only "Mr. Bongo!" for hands faster than any man's hands should be allowed to move, (especially near ME) and for agreeing to play with the band this past summer! ~To GENE NORMAN, of GNP Crescendo Records in Hollywood, for the greatest recording I've ever known, and for your generous support during the development process. ~To ED DECKER, at the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco, for the first big shot! ~To RANDY ODELL, drummer extraordinaire, for taking the abuse required of the act, and always being a good sport, a sweet spirit, and a genuinely beautiful, musical soul! ~To my friends in music and in life (in completely random order): Nancy Tierney, Russ Lorenson, Rick Loveland, Lori Hale (Hey, Big Party!), Linda Kosut, Lua Hadar, Klea Blackhurst, Richard Skipper, Billy Stritch, Lawrence Helman, Judy Barnett, Cyd Savage, Clare Cawley, Denise Chambliss & Marleen Arnett (you can stop bringing groceries now!), Kelly Park, Wanda Stafford, Steve Ross, Peter Portillo, Laura K. Thomas, Mark Robinson, Miles Phillips, Sue Matsuki, Karen Mack, Michael Holland, Amanda King, Maria Gentile, Wanda Stafford, Wayne & Suzi Sutton, Barry Lloyd, Bill Cooper, Ray Jessel, Cynthia Thompson, KT Sullivan, Andrea Marcovicci, Staci Sullivan, Les Michaels, Keri Kelsey, Mary Jo Mundy, Trudi Mann, Jim Van Slyke, Ricki Ritzel, Ruth Kurtzman, Scott Barbarino, Jeanne Mac Donald, Marilyn Maye, Jon Finck, LEON, Hector Coris, Helene Feldman, Scott Wisnewski, Mikey Holguin, Rene Camacho, Maureen Williams, Tracy Stark, Derrik Lewis, Steven Shore, Samantha Samuels, ML Parr, Pamela Brooks, Kaye Ballard, Don Berger, John McCullough, Rick St John, Sherry Eaker, Jenna "Sparkle" Esposito, Hunk-O Rob Langeder, Andrew Eisenmann, Tamara Hayes, Ben Sanderson, Tom Barrett at DiscMakers, No Neg Press in Sacramento, my musical friends and past/present/future collaborators... if I've missed you here, know that I love you all! ~To everyone at FSIM, and to my dear friend and longtime musical inspiration, DWIGHT HALVORSON. ~To KIM NALLEY at Jazz At Pearl's in San Francisco for another big shot! ~To ADRIAN WONG, for the San Francisco recordings. ~To TYLER ALPERN, for his loving collection of Frances Faye memorabilia, and his open, giving, sharing spirit. ~To MICHAEL MASCIOLI, for the first glimpse of Ms. Faye on video and continued support. ~To MICHAEL WILLIAMS at Medium Rare Records in San Francisco, for loving Frances Faye, cabaret, and Drunk With Love, among other passions. ~To MIKE GREENSILL, TONY MALFATTI, AMY "BOB" ENGELHARDT, and RUSSELL GARCIA for their spectacular arrangements and collaboration. ~To MARK GAGNE, for partnering with me in the early stages of the script, and for theatrical direction of the very first version of "Drunk With Love" in San Francisco. ~To BOB JOHNSON, for his constant flow of sheet music, rare and unpublished, plus his knowledge, anecdotes, and remembrances of things "Faye!" And for the constant love and support! You are a dear friend. ~To STU HAMSTRA at CabaretHotlineOnline in NYC for keeping the world informed about what we do! ~To Peter Leavy, Peter Haas, Frank Dain, David Finkle, John Hoglund, Adam Feldman, Rob Lester, Barbara & Scott Siegel, David Noh, David Hurst, and all of the music and cabaret press in NYC for their support and recognition. ~To Richard Connema (and EDDIE!) Gene Price, Tom Kelly, Lee Hartgrave, Bruce Bellingham, Richard Dodds, Roberto Friedman, and all of the San Francisco media, for their attention, love, and support. ~To Gerald Nachman for a very early shout out in the San Francisco Chronicle. ~To Donald Smith and Rick Meadows, for their unwavering devotion to Mabel Mercer and the art form known as American Cabaret, and for including me in the annual Cabaret Convention in NYC again this year! ~To Bill Lanese, for his immediate love, and continued support. ~To Julie Wilson, for sharing 80+ years of humor, love, and showmanship with me in a very short time~ ~To Troy Ziel, for the first amazing website. ~To Stuart Locklear, for the first two amazing photo shoots! ~To Lois Tema, for another fun and productive photo session. ~To Jackie Yost for some amazing make up production. ~To Janine Hunt, for on camera make-up and general cosmetic and hair artistry. ~To THE GENECCO FAMILY, in all of their configurations, for many lifetimes of fun, love, support, and laughter. ~To Bruce Weber, for Chop Suey, and for loving Teri and Frances as much as I do. ~To Jim Caruso and Christine Pedi, for letting me be a part of the shenanigans at "Cast Party" at Birdland in NYC. ~To Mark Rupp for some very cool, new photos! ~To Alfredo Zelcer, for the impromtu, out of the blue, but very cool photo shoot. ~AND To the most amazing array of talented musicians, on both coasts, who have participated in the project these past few years, including: *Barry Lloyd, Mike Greensill, Barry Levitt, Jonathan Alford, Kent Strand, and Ricky Ritzel on piano. *Daniel Fabricant, Rene Camacho, Tom Hubbard, Bill Moring, John Wiitala, Fred Randolph, Sam Devine, and Jered Egan on bass. *Randy Odell, Brian Fishler, Gaspar Bertoncelj, Mikey Holguin, Tom Duckworth, and John Brinck on drums. *Jacob Lawlor, Joe Passaro, Jack Costanzo, Ricardo Pruett, and Mayra Casales on Latin percussion. *Fil Lorenz, Tony Malfatti and Doug Rowan on sax. *Rich Armstrong, Chris Rogers, Bud Burridge, Rich Theurer on trumpet. *Max Perkoff, Derek James, Van Hughes on trombone. ~To the staff at The Empire Plush Room in San Francisco. ~To Joe Reynolds and the whole crew at M Bar & Restaurant in Hollywood. ~To the folks at The Purple Onion Nightclub in San Francisco. ~To Rob Bailis and everyone at ODC Theatre in San Francisco. ~To all the guys and gals at The Octavia Lounge in San Francisco. And finally, in loving memory and tribute to Mulligan, affectionately known as "The Bug," for choosing to spend your 9th life with me and C. You are missed.