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The quintet includes Andy Martin on trombone, Brian Scanlon on saxophone, Tom Ranier on piano, Trey Henry on bass, and Ray Brinker on drums. Trombonist Andy Martin was raised in a musical family and began playing in his teenage years. He soon developed great technique and is considered today a world-class virtuoso. Andy has influenced countless young musicians, and has been a guest artist, and given clinics at numerous colleges and universities. Andy has been a leader/co-leader on 12 albums, and has collaborated with jazz greats Carl Fontana, Pete Christlieb, Bobby Shew, and Eric Marienthal. Andy has been a sideman with Stanley Turrentine and Horace Silver. He has also had a long time association with British band leader Vic Lewis. Andy has been the lead or featured trombone soloist with nearly every LA jazz big band which includes, currently with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, 15 years with Bill Holman’s Big Band, and the big bands of Tom Kubis, Jack Sheldon, Louie Bellson, Quincy Jones, Matt Cattingub, Bob Curnow, Patrick Williams, Sammy Nestico, and the Capp/Pierce/Juggernaut. Andy has played on numerous commercial recordings, on over 150 major TV and motion picture soundtracks, and live theatre. He has worked all of the major awards shows which includes the Grammy’s, the Emmy’s, the Academy’s, the Golden Globes, and the Screen Actors Guild. Andy has played on “Dancing with the Stars”, “American Idol”, “Family Guy”, “American Dad”, and “King of the Hill”. In total Andy has played on over 240 recordings.

Saxophonist Brian Scanlon began playing the woodwind instruments at the age of 8. Born in New York and a native of New Jersey, Brian has been on the LA jazz scene for over 30 years. Brian studied with Ramon Ricker, and received his Bachelor and Masters’ Degrees at Eastman School of Music. Brian toured with entertainer Ben Vereen for 14 years, appeared on the Tonight Show Band for 5 years, and toured with Doc Severinsen’s Band for 9 years. Brian also played with Buddy Rich for one year. Brian has worked with Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, the LA Philharmonic, Natalie Cole, Maureen McGovern, and recorded with Randy Newman and Rosemary Clooney. Brian has played with 9 different big bands, and currently is a member of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. Brian has worked on the films “Monsters Inc”, “A Bugs Life”, “Moulin Rouge”, and “Analyze This”. Brian currently teaches at Pepperdine University, and has played on over 50 recordings.

Multi-instrumentalist Tom Ranier has worked in the film, TV, and music recording industry since the 1970’s. A native of Chicago Tom has recorded for Warner Brothers, and Concord Records. Tom’s talents cover both the keyboards, woodwind instruments, and writing for the major award shows which include the Grammy’s, Academy’s, Emmy’s, Golden Globes, Disney, and CBS. Tom has contributed to winning media and soundtrack awards for Barbara Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Michael Feinstein, Christina Aguilera, Joe Pass, Placido Domingo, Barry Manilow, and Natalie Cole. Tom’s piano style mixes Bud Powell’s complexities, Oscar Peterson’s swing, blues, and bravura, Bill Evans chordal brilliance and exploratory harmonies, and Chick Corea’s intricate and beautiful melodies. Tom was inspired by Benny Goodman at the age of 6, and a recording with Charlie Parker with strings at the age of 7. Tom began the piano at the age of 10 studying classical, and began the clarinet at the age of 12. After hearing Benny Goodman he wanted to play jazz. In high school he worked with his father Lou who was a musician, and later studied with Jack Daugherty. Tom studied at Cal State Fullerton where he received his Bachelors’ Degree studying with Kalman Bloch on clarinet, and Lloyd Rogers in composition. Tom studied piano with Earle Voorhies, Craig Rees, and John Crown. Tom completed his studies of composition at USC, and Cal Arts. Tom has worked with Dave Pike, Pete Christlieb, Sherman Ferguson, John Heard, Terry Gibbs, Buddy DeFranco, George Coleman, Lou Tabackin, Eddie Daniels, Lanny Morgan, and many different bands. When Tom performs live music as an improviser he thinks and feels projecting what is deep within himself through the music. Tom enjoys studio work which helps him stay fresh and become a better musician because he works on different projects and with different composers that broadens his scope. Tom has worked on “The Young and Restless”, “Noises Off”, “Matlock”, “Forest Gump”, “Space Jam”, “Diagnosis: Murder”, “Trial and Error”, “Letters from a Killer”, “Sideways”, and “Dancing with the Stars”. Tom has taught at Fullerton College, and with Kenny Burrell at UCLA. Tom has 4 recordings as a leader, and has played on over 275 recordings.

Bassist Trey Henry has performed with the LA Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the big bands of Bill Holman, Bob Florence, Gerald Wilson, and has played on numerous TV soundtracks, the Academy’s, the Emmy’s, “American Idol”, “Dancing with the Stars”, “Family Guy”, “The Simpson’s”, “King of the Hill”, “American Dad”, and “America’s Got Talent”. Trey has played with everyone from Henry Mancini to Johnny Cash, from Linda Ronstadt to Quincy Jones, from Ray Charles to Maynard Ferguson, and from Natalie Cole to Michelle Legrand. Trey has played on over 200 CDs, countless jingles, and dozens of TV and motion picture soundtracks. Trey has worked with Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, Sammy Nestico, Tom Scott, Steve Allen, and Lalo Schifrin. Trey has recorded 8 CDs with the Tierney Sutton Band, receiving 5 Grammy Nominations. Trey is also part of the Christian Jacob Trio with Ray Brinker who all together work with Tierney Sutton. Trey has played with Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Joe Williams, James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Diane Schuur, Aaron Neville, Dizzy Gillespie, and Alan & Marilyn Bergman. Trey has worked on the film soundtracks “Rush Hour”, “Thomas Crown Affair”, “Lion King”, “Far from Heaven”, “Brother Bear”, “Haunted Mission”, “Nacho Libre”, “Taladega Nights”, “Burlesque”, “Charlie St. Cloud”, “Pursuit of Happiness”, “Mr. Poppers Penguins”, and “Jay Edgar”.

Drummer Ray Brinker is a graduate of North Texas State University, and was a member of the Grammy nominated “One o’clock Lab Band”. Ray has toured with Maynard Ferguson, and played with over 30 different bands in his career. Ray is a founding member of the Tierney Sutton Band of which he has played in for 23 years, and has been a co-arranger on the bands 10 CD recordings. The band has received a Grammy nomination for 5 years in a row for Best Jazz Vocal Recording. Ray also received a Grammy nomination as a co-arranger for Best Arrangement of a Vocalist Recording. Ray played on Ray Charles 8 time award winning “Genius Loves Company” recording, and has played on the film soundtracks “The Ray Charles Story”, “Shrek”, “Chicken Run”, “Dear God”, “The Alamo”, “Brother Bear”, “Lilo and Stitch”, “Pluto Nash”, “Assault on Precinct 13”, and countless TV shows including “America’s Got Talent”, and “American Hustle”. Ray is a member of the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band.

Saturday April 29th at 7:00pm the Andy Martin Quintet plays Pete Carlson’s. Five of LA’s best jazz players coming together for a fun filled evening of hot, burning, jazz. Don’t miss it!!!

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