Four Corners Jazz
Led by drummer Mikel Bee, we make music that is heartwarming, nostalgic, and on occasion - thrilling! From trio to septet, we will put together an ensemble that perfectly matches your occasion or venue.
Next Public Performance
One key to a great jazz venue is a nice 88-key grand piano. Max's of Burlingame has one, and every Wednesday 6-9pm we have been gathering 'round it for lively and spontaneous jazz. With food that's surprisingly good, and musical quality that is extraordinary, you can expect this residency to continue - often spiced by guests who sit in and bring friends & family!
Our cast of cats
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Stephanie plays standup bass, electric bass, and violin for jazz, alternative rock, R&B, and Americana bands. She has performed on 22 recordings. As a member of The Recording Academy since 2010, Stephanie votes on the Grammy Awards.
She's performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, The Bitter End and The Knitting Factory in NYC; Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in Nashville, and venues in San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, Atlanta, Phoenix, and all over the Pacific Northwest. She's performed with Victoria Theodore, Chuck Prophet, Dawn Richardson, Woody Simmons, and Cris Williamson, and has opened for Taj Mahal, Michael Franti, Penelope Houston, MDC, and Jane Siberry.
A freelance woodwind and keyboard performer, composer, arranger, and conductor in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tim brings his extraordinary tenor sax, flute, and piano skills to Four Corners. He has performed with many internationally acclaimed jazz artists including James Moody, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Gary Foster, Bill Yeager, Kim Richmond, Eddie Marshall, Dmitri Metheny and John Tchichai.
Tim taught music for more than 30 years at San Francisco University High School. His arrangements for Ragtime Orchestra and Ragtime quintet have been recorded by the Pacific Coast Ragtime Orchestra and the Small Timers Ragtime Quintet. His “Sad Planet Suite,” written for the Bay Area Jazz Composers’ Orchestra, won the Reader’s Digest Meet the Composer award in 1989.
Being preoccupied with waves - of light, sound, water and even granite - has led Bert to many exotic locations with his camera, surfboard or climbing shoes (see bertseye.com), but he's found no place more exotic than where he goes on trumpet or guitar when collaborating with great musicians. His 1979 vinyl "Take Me Home" is now prized by collectors of psychedelic folk. ManholeMusic.com - the record label he formed to release that album while in college - has grown to include albums spanning from folk to rock to jazz, featuring heroes such as GE Smith (Bob Dylan, Hall & Oates, SNL), Pete Sears (Rod Stewart, Jefferson Starship), Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), plus several jazz artists he has worked with since diving into the genre in 2017.
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We frequently feature guests from the bay area jazz scene. Past features have included trombonist Kevin Porter, saxophonist Will Berg, pianists Nate Lisbin, Eugene Pliner, and Leo York; vocalist Kay Kostopoulos, bassist Charlie Channel, trumpeter John Capobianco, and cornetist Lewis Kaiser.