ANTHOLOGY is the only live music venue in San Diego to have an acclaimed Jazz house band formed with some of the most accomplished artists in the music business. The Anthology House Band performs Thursday nights at 7pm.
Tony Muhammad -- Acoustic & Electric Bass -- Local jazz icon and bass player Tony Muhammad serves as the Anthology House Band's musical director. His music studies were at Skidmore Jazz Institute, in New York and was a student of the late great jazz bassist Milt Hinton. He has performed with jazz pianist Lonnie Liston Smith, recorded with Carlos Washington's Giant People, legendary saxophonist Hugh"Peanut"Whalum and has recorded two solo cd's.
Derek Cannon -- Trumpet -- This accomplished performer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music, and Master of Music degrees from San Diego State University. Derek is currently serving as Director of Jazz Studies at Grossmont College, he also held the same position at Chicago State University. Cannon has performed with legendary entertainers like Natalie Cole, Clark Terry, The Four Tops and The Temptations.
Russell Bizzett -- Drummer -- Bizzett has a gift for rhythms that gives him a rare versatility with different music types and styles. He brings the rich fullness of this experience to each of his performances.
John Rekevics -- Tenor Saxophonist -- This renowned musical artist has appeared with popular performers such as Johnny Mathis, Marilyn McCoo, the Fifth Dimension and the Temptations. Additionally, the faculty member of San Diego State recently recorded on the American Gramophone label.
Rebecca Jade -- Vocalist -- Her passion for music stemmed from growing up in church and in a musical home. A graduate of University of California Berkley, Jade has been singing professionally for the past five years and has performed with some of San Diego's best musicians.
Steve Haney - Percussionist - Steve is a unique percussionist that specializes in applying the right touch to any musical situation. Steve has performed with many national recording artists. One of Steve's most recent performances was a new recording with Stevie Wonder. Steve also recently performed live with Stevie Wonder in Colorado. Steve is a native San Diegan and a powerful asset to the Anthology House Band.
Mikan - Pianist - With over a decade of professional experience of musical performances in Europe and the United States Mikan brings strong improvisational skills to the keyboard. Mikan has shared the musical stage with many notable musicians including: Chet Baker, Clifford Jordan, Charles McPherson and The Banda Brothers. His consummate command of the keyboard allows him to express his musical emotions with ease.