Apparently, our first show is already sold out, but you can still catch the second set! This will be the third time we perform this iconic collection of straight ahead jazz vocal tunes from the greatest vocal group in jazz!

Morales, Dyer & Green: A Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – May 18, 2017 – SFJAZZ in San Francisco, CA


Juliet Green
Bryan Dyer
Alexa Morales

Rhythm section:

Jeff Chambers, bass
Murray Low, piano
Jason Lewis, drums

About Bryan Dyer

Bryan S. Dyer is a multi-talented musician (also blessed with perfect pitch) who not only sings but plays several instruments including bass guitar, percussion and piano; writes and arranges music; conducts choirs and groups; and works in television, radio and film. A veteran of some of the Bay Area’s top vocal groups including Street Sounds, SoVoSo, Slammin All Body Band, Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir and Chelle and Friends he also performs with Zadell, Rankin Scroo and Ginger, and the R&B group D.A.P.

His musical experiences have taken him to 46 of the 50 United States and around the globe including several trips throughout Europe, Japan, South Korea and Jamaica. Bryan’s talents have landed him alongside such artists as Al Green, Bobby McFerrin, Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers, Huey Lewis & The News and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, to name a few.

About Juliet Green

Swinging standards, sparkling vocalese, sumptuous ballads and smart lyrics are the signature of Bay Area vocalist Juliet Green. Originally from Maui, Hawaii, Juliet Green has been a singer, songwriter and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1991.
In 2014, Juliet was not only a finalist in the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Vocal Competition, she released Think About That, an album (her second) of original songs, lyrics and vocalese. Juliet has performed in various vocal jazz ensembles, winning the SF Regional Harmony Sweepstakes competition in 1998 and 2000 (+4db), 2005 (Moodswing) and 2012 (Sing Theory). Juliet currently sings alto in the award-winning jazz a cappella sextet Ro Sham Bo.

A genuine scholar of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Juliet has taught classes on LHR and other topics at the Jazzschool in Berkeley, Jazz Camp West and Stanford Jazz Workshop, and directs the six-time Downbeat award-winning Panache vocal jazz ensembles. She is the lead singer with the big band A Touch of Brass under the direction of trumpeter Ed Morrison.

About Alexa Morales

Alexa Weber Morales is an Oakland, California jazz and salsa singer-songwriter, fluent in a few languages thanks to her itinerant youth, which included schooling in Berkeley, Grenoble (France), Oakland, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Havana (Cuba).

Since her 2004 debut album, Jazzmérica (produced by Wayne Wallace), she’s sung on more than a dozen studio recordings for her own & other bands. In 2010, she sang on the Grammy-nominated Wayne Wallace latin jazz album Bien! Bien! In 2011, her Kickstarter-funded, all-original third album, I Wanna Work For You, won the Latin Jazz Corner Outer Edges Award. In 2012 her singing and comissioned songwriting were highlighted on Pacific Mambo Orchestra‘s debut album. In 2013, Alexa won a Grammy along with the rest of Pacific Mambo for their eponymous, Kickstarter-funded debut — and The New York Times proclaimed the spectacular Oakland group “Unknown no more”!

Alexa works equally hard as a bandleader, author, singer, composer and lyricist, and plays piano, charango, melodica and hand percussion. While she believes passionately in the transformative power of coffee, stiletto heels and microphones, she also loves disappearing in nature.

About Murray Low

Murray Low is a veteran pianist of the Bay Area jazz scene and has been playing, composing, arranging, recording and teaching professionally for over thirty years. His fluency in all forms of jazz and its blending with other idioms has led to a multi-faceted career spanning a wide variety of musical contexts.

Murray is best known for his contributions to Latin Jazz, Salsa and Afro-Cuban musical landscape. In his twenty-two years of involvement he has established himself as one of the premier pianists in that genre, being nominated as 2008 Pianist of the Year by the Latin Jazz Corner and for a Grammy in 2004 as part of Machete Ensemble. He is or has been the regular pianist/collaborator with several top Bay Area ensembles including Wayne Wallace’s Quintet, John Calloway’s Diaspora, Jesus Diaz y su QBA, Pete Escovedo Orchestra, and John Santos’ Machete Ensemble. He has also collaborated with Latin Jazz giants Ray Vega, Tito Puente, Poncho Sanchez, Nestor Torres, and Andrea Brachfeld. In 2008 he also performed with famous Cuban flautist Orlando Valle at the Monterey Jazz Festival as part of a specially commissioned project including Jon Benitez, David Sanchez, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, and Giovanni Hildalgo.

Murray is also actively involved in many first-call Bay Area projects in other jazz idioms including “straight ahead”, fusion and free-form styles. His career has included both local and international performances with Bob Mintzer, Clark Terry, Benny Golson, John Patitucci, George Duke, Bob Sheppard, and John Handy. He has performed at major jazz festivals all over the world, including multiple engagements at the Playboy, Monterey, Russian River and San Jose, San Francisco, Mt. Hood, Juan Les Pins and Vienne Jazz festivals, and has appeared on the Vibe and Magic Hour late-night television shows as well. Closer to home, he is the regular pianist/keyboardist for diverse projects such as drummer Wally Schnalle’s Jazz Fusion Project, trumpeter John Worley’s jazz group Worlview (which recently did a Freddie Hubbard and Birth of the Cool tribute), and many others.

About Jeff Chambers

A talented and versatile bassist, Jeff Chambers is known for his impeccable timing, dynamic rhythms and improvisational dexterity. Chambers musical style is both lyrical and playful. With his distinct touch, smooth sound and innovative sensibility he travels the vast tradition of rhythm-fueled bass playing, skillfully referencing his predecessors while exploring new musical territory.

Chambers began his career in Milwaukee on the electric bass with the renowned pianist and vibraphonist Buddy Montgomery. He studied at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music where he first began to play acoustic bass. His combo, #8, won first place in the College Division Awards in 1976, and the next year at the University at Notre Dame. But for Chambers, the chance to play full time with Buddy Montgomery offered an invaluable education and a quick entrance into the international world of jazz.

Known as one of the foremost bassist in the country, he has played with many great jazz artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, Benny Carter, Tommy Flanagan, Joe Henderson, Dakota Staton, McCoy Tyner, Joe Williams, Little Jimmie Scott, Tony Williams, Frank Morgan, Dr. Dorothy Donegan, Kenny Burrell, James Moody, Nat Adderley, Milt Jackson, John Hendricks, Benny Golson, Larry Coryell, Hank Crawford, Abbey Lincoln, Ernestine Anderson, Doug Carn, Don Cherry, Clifford Jordan, Laurindo Almeido, Linda Hopkins, Teddy Edwards, Roy McCurdy, Richie Cole, Slide Hampton, Jeff Hamilton, George Coleman, Mel Lewis, Archie Shepp, Cedar Walton, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ahmad Jamal, Pharoah Sanders, Russell Malone, Red Holloway, Wallace Roney, Houston Person, Curtis Fuller, Hadley Caliman and many many others.

About Jason Lewis

Jason Lewis graduated from the classical percussion program at San Jose State University, under the direction of Tony Cirone of the San Francisco Symphony, with a B.A. in music. Mr.Lewis has taught privately in the bay area, coached at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, and has performed clinics at schools throughout the San Jose area.

He has played with a variety of talented musicians including; John Stowell, Gary Burton, Gil Goldstein, James Moody, Mark Murphy, Bob Sheppard, Steve Rodby, Paul McCandles, Norma Winstone, Larry Coreyell, Darol Anger, Regina Carter, Johnny Frigo, James Carter, John Handy, Anton Schwartz , Terry Disley, Mark Levine, Peter Apfelbaum, Paul Nagel, and Kurt Elling. Mr.Lewis has also performed with the San Jose Symphony and the San Jose Civic Light Opera.

Besides performing throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with many groups, often with bassist John Shifflett , Mr. Lewis has toured and recorded with Boz Scaggs, Michael Brook, Djivan Gasparyan, Ann Dyer and Taylor Eigsti. He can be heard on numerous recordings as well as TV (Spark on PBS), Video Game (Godfather 2) and Movie Soundtracks (Affliction, Albino Alligator, Ratatouille-”Our Friend the Rat”).