The Getz’s rhythm section consists of
Andy Laverne on piano
Mike Richmond on bass and
Sylvia Cuenca on drums.
Jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Andy LaVerne studied at Juilliard, Berklee, and the New England Conservatory, and took private lessons from legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans. The list of musicians with whom LaVerne has worked reads like a Who’s Who in jazz: Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz, Woody Herman, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Lionel Hampton, Michael Brecker, Elvin Jones, and numerous others. A prolific recording artist, his projects as a leader number over 50, the most recent are: Intuition, a duo with saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi (SteepleChase), and Epiphany, a collection of Andy?s newest compositions (ClaveBop).
Mike Richmond has been involved in some of jazz’s most impressive projects. He participated in the Miles Davis and Quincy Jones-collaborative concert in Montreux, Switzerland, which became Davis’ final performance. He subsequently replaced Charles Mingus in the Mingus Dynasty. Mike Richmond has performed with Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Ravi Shankar, Elvin Jones, Joe Henderson, Jack DeJohnette, Lee Konitz, Gil Evans, Pat Metheny, Woody Herman, Hubert Laws, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, Kenny Wheeler, Art Farmer, Benny Golson, Chet Baker, Sonny Stitt, Milt Jackson, Roland Kirk, Archie Shepp, Bobby Timmons, Roland Hanna, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Knepper, Clarke Terry, Kenny Barron, Phil Woods, Toots Thielmans, Chico Hamilton, Buddy DeFranco, Don Cheery, John Abercrombie, John Scofield, Les Paul, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Billy Hart, Tom Harrell, Dave Liebman, Johnny Griffin, Bob Berg, Bob Brookmeyer, Henry Mancini, Les Paul, Astrud Gilberto, Michel Legrande, Quincy Jones, etc.
He has been a guest soloist with the Bratislava Philharmonic Orchestra, United Arab Emirates Philharmonic Orchestra, Lima Peru Symphony, Costa Rica National Symphony, Cologne Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Cologne Radio Big Band, the Hamburg State Opera, and the Turkish National Symphony
Sylvia Cuenca is an active young drummer on the New York jazz scene who is contributing outstanding performances in a variety of situations. Recently, she has been performing extensively with trumpet legend Clark Terry as part of his quintet. This group performs annually at the Village Vanguard and the Blue Note in New York City, on the Royal Caribbean and the S.S. Norway jazz cruises as well as many clubs, concerts and jazz festivals. In addition to working with Clark Terry, Ms. Cuenca has performed with artists such as trombonist Al Grey, saxophonists Red Halloway, Jimmy Heath and Frank Wess, to name a few. As a sideman, Ms. Cuenca has performed and toured with such jazz luminaries as Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, Kenny Drew, Jr., John Hicks, George Cables, Marian McPartland, Jon Faddis, Frank Foster’s Loud Minority Big Band, Ed Cherry, Bootsie Barnes Kenny Barron, Hilton Ruiz, Dave Valentin, Michael Brecker, Ray Drummond, Ralph Moore, Regina Carter, Richie Cole, Arthur Blythe, Billy Taylor, James Spaulding, Emily Remler, Valery Ponomarov, Houston Person, Mulgrew Miller, Lew Tabackin, Lew Soloff, Jon Hendricks, Etta Jones, Helen Merrill, Dianne Reeves.