Saturday February 13th at 8:00pm the talented Holly Hofmann/Mike Wofford Quartet will perform at Pete Carlson’s. Tickets are $20.00. Flutist Holly Hofmann, classically trained, has worked on the jazz scene since the mid 1980’s. Holly has worked with many jazz greats including her husband Mike Wofford, Bill Cunliffe, Ray Brown, Jeff Hamilton, and numerous others. Along with Hubert Laws, Holly is considered the standard for which the jazz flute is judged as one of the best jazz flute players today. Holly has a dozen CD recordings as a leader.
Pianist Mike Wofford has worked with everyone from Sarah Vaughn, and Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones, Oliver Nelson, Shelly Manne, and over 50 jazz greats even playing with rock icon John Lennon, and the “Byrds” Roger McGuinn. Mike has played on over 25 recordings, and was influenced by over a dozen great pianists from Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Horace Silver, Glenn Gould, Bill Evans, to Art Tatum. Mike has a special likeness for the music of Jobim, Ellington, and Strayhorn.
Bassist Marshall Hawkins is a multi-instrumentalist and local music educator who has worked with Miles Davis, and many jazz and soul greats since the mid 1960’s. Marshall founded and directed the jazz program at the Idyllwild Art Academy. Marshall has mentored hundreds of young music students, and assisted in helping acquire scholarship funds for many deserving kids. Marshall has successfully directed the Idyllwild “Jazz in the Pines” festival for over 20 years, and continues to mentor elementary and secondary school youth, exposing them to the opportunity to learn and play jazz, America’s original art form, with amazing artists through his Seahawk Modern Jazz Orchestra.
Drummer Duncan Moore has worked with over 100 jazz, rock, pop, and folk artists, and has played on over 120 recordings. Duncan has been on the music scene since the late 1970’s, and is on the music faculty at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, and UC San Diego.