SHADOW AND LIGHT — PERSONNEL

Catherine Goldwyn, piano

Catherine started her musical career composing songs for Chappell Music. After attending Berklee College of Music and Harvard, she played small combo jazz in and around Boston, and relocated to Los Angeles in 2000. Once on the West Coast she went to work as a composer, arranger, and keyboardist for producer Peter Barker at his Threshold Studio in Santa Monica, helping craft recordings in styles ranging from hip hop to jazz. Ms. Goldwyn is also the founder of the nonprofit organization, Sound Art, which for more than 15 years has been bringing music education to underserved, inner city kids in the LA area.

Phil Lewis, guitar

Guitarist, composer, and producer Phil Lewis has played and recorded a wide variety of musical styles, having performed and/or recorded with artists as diverse as funk drummer Gerry Brown, Latin jazz trumpeter Bobby Rodriguez, arranger Lalo Schifrin, and Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier among many others. On the production side, he has worked on multifarious projects in many of the top studios in New York and LA, and has been on staff at both Sony Pictures and Disney Entertainment. For most of the last 15 years he has been focused on producing what has been referred to by some as "melodic jazz" -– a style that emphasizes melody and emotion over musical pyrotechnics. An example of this is jazz combo he leads, the Phil Lewis Quartet, whose debut CD, The Bitter Suite, was released in 2011. This is his first record with Ms. Goldwyn.

Jake Reed, drums and percussion

Jake Reed is a drummer based in Los Angeles who is known for his ability to fit into a variety of musical situations. From classic jazz to modern rock, his love of working in diverse musical contexts continues to keep him in demand in the studio and the concert hall. His drumming can be heard on dozens of albums, films, on television, and in commercials. He has performed and/or recorded with Bill Holman, Johnny Mandel, Bill Cunliffe, Bruce Forman, Bob Mintzer, Larry Koonse, Freda Payne, Seth MacFarlane, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Kait Dunton.

John Belzaguy, bass

Bassist John Belzaguy hails from New York City and has a reputation as a versatile musician having performed with numerous artists in a variety of styles. He has played on many recordings, appeared on television and played concerts, festivals, and clubs throughout the country and the world. John's bass can be heard has with a diverse collection of artists including vocalists Patti Austin, Diahann Carroll, Rosemary Clooney, Natalie Cole, Celia Cruz, Placido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Michael Feinstein, Jane Monheit, Anita O'Day, Frank Sinatra Jr., and Nancy Wilson. Instrumentalists he has worked with include flutist Herbie Mann, saxophonist Steve Lacy, guitarist Larry Coryell, pianists Mose Allison, and Cedar Walton, percussionists Francisco Aguabella, Candido and Poncho Sanchez, and violinist Regina Carter. John now resides in the Los Angeles area, and can currently be heard performing and touring with Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval.