Renah Wolzinger: Musical Director, Clarinet, Bass, Vocals, MC
Shohei Urata: Violin, Alto Sax, Percussion
Alan Levin: Piano, Vocals
Sable Cantus: Trombone, Guitar, Vocals
Allan Goodman: Drums, Percussion
Keith Wolzinger: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
The Band has extremely talented and dedicated musicians, who love to play together and bring that feeling to every event. Most members are multi-instrumentalists, and several are arrangers and composers. Our depth of knowledge spans over generations and genres. We have played in Rock groups, Orchestras, Wind and Jazz ensembles, Chamber groups, and more. This experience allows us to bring just what you want to your next event. We always invite you to come hear us, or visit us in person to view a video and plan your next event in a very friendly and professional environment. We look forward to bringing our high energy and fine live music to your next event!
Renah Wolzinger – Musical Director, Vocals, Clarinet, Bass Guitar, MC
has an extensive background in music. Renah is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and a Publisher member of the American Society of Composers and Publishers. Renah is a College Instuctor teaching courses in Digital Recording Engineering. She is President of RenZone Music, a publishing company, which has produced award winning CDs in the area of Children’s Music. Renah’s music background started as a child, as her grandmother was a singer, and her mother was a dancer. Renah has studied voice, guitar, bass and clarinet since childhood and is also a Sound Engineer for live performance and studio recordings. Renah has been performing for the past twenty years to wonderful audiences everywhere.
Shohei Urata – Violin, Alto Sax, Percussion
violin, alto sax player, is a multi-ethnic, multi-faceted musician and up and coming composer. He is classically trained and he started playing professionally at 16 in a string quartet project. He has over 20 film credits as composer, and his music has been featured on award winning films. Shohei has sold over 12000 tracks on iTunes! He has also worked with Kenny G, Luther Vandross, and Luis Miguel to name a few. Currently, he is involved in many musical projects in performance, composition, and recording. He has just released his critically acclaimed classical solo piano album, with over 3000 tracks sold all over the world through iTunes.
Alan Levin – Piano, Vocals, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar
has been playing, Bass, guitar, and keyboards for over 35 years. He plays jazz standards, rock, country, and Klezmer and Jewish Music. He began his music education in 1959 with piano lessons from his sister, Carol. In 1964, he picked up the upright bass and played in the Junior High School orchestra and band for 3 years. He got his first guitar in 1966. Throughout the 70’s and 80’s, he performed around Los Angeles in various rock bands where he played guitar and keyboards. In the 90’s, he was a featured performer in coffeehouses and festivals in South Orange County. He joined the band as Bassist/guitarist in late 2001. He feels that the band really lets him explore his musical ideas to the fullest.
Sable Cantus – Trombone, Vocals
Sable is a seasoned performer who has played on television and in front live audiences up to 40,000 in number. Sable sort of fell into playing trombone in the Army and stayed with the US Army Bands for five years. After extensive travel and touring in the military he moved on to complete a Master of Arts in Music in 2002 from Cal State Los Angeles. Sable has performed across the U.S. from Los Angeles to Tampa, Florida. Overseas performances include Germany and Bosnia including an amazing opportunity to perform in Sarajevo with the Bosnian orchestra.Sable’s recordings include “Corner Pocket” with the CSLA Big Band (2002) and a “Dogasaurus” (2004).
Keith Wolzinger – Trumpet
began studying the trumpet at age 9 and has played continuously ever since. He has performed with many college and university ensembles, including San Jose State University, University of Southern California, University of California Santa Barbara, University of California Irvine, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College, Gavilan College, and Golden West College. He has performed for many years with the Huntington Beach Concert Band and is a current member of the Orange County JCC Orchestra. He has devoted himself to the study of jazz and klezmer music over the last several years, including participation at the world famous KlezKanada festival. Keith loves to be in the horn section of the band, adding the trumpet sound to the many styles played.
Allan Goodman – Drums, Percussion
Allan has been playing drums for 40 years, playing everything from rock, jazz, country, pop, Broadway, Klezmer, to an original Alternative band in the 80s. He started formal drum lessons at age 13 and has never stopped playing ever since. Allan’s style of playing is “playing for the song”, and not overshadowing the band. One of the highlights and influences in his musical journey was attending a 2 week summer jazz program for high school students, led and taught by members of the Stan Kenton big band. The finale was a performance where each drummer got to sit in and play a song with the Kenton band, which was broadcast on PBS. Playing in the SCSB allows Allan to drive the band in new directions, while always keeping to the spirit of the song.