Crowded Heart

Crowded Heart presents “jazz standards for the 21st century” by some of the finest jazz writers and performers on the scene today, including songs by Luciana Souza and Larry Klein, Gregory Porter, Alan Broadbent and Georgia Mancio, Fred Hersch and Norma Winstone, Larry Goldings, René Marie, Kurt Elling, Enrico Pieranunzi and Lorraine Feather, Alan Pasqua and Sinne Eeg.

With arrangements by piano great Alan Pasqua, Crowded Heart features:

Alan Pasqua piano – Larry Koonse guitar – Josh Johnson alto sax
Bob Sheppard alto flute – Darek Oles bass – Steve Hass drums 
Stefanie Fife cello

What a joy to listen to this album, both for the exquisite music-making of Judy Wexler and Alan Pasqua, but also for their astuteness in finding and featuring outstanding song by current-day jazz composers. Highly recommended!

– Ted Gioia, author of The History of Jazz and The Jazz Standard

News & Events

Saturday, June 22, 2019


The Sound Room
2147 Broadway
Oakland, CA
Reservations: (510) 496-4180

Keith Saunders, piano
Adam Gay, bass
Akira Tana, drums


Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ 12pm

Making and Marketing Your CD
A Seminar for Jazz Artists

California Jazz Conservatory
2087 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA
Reservations: (510) 845-5373  |

Past Performances

Montreal Jazz Festival  •  Dubai Jazz Festival  •  Tel Aviv Jazz Festival  •  San Jose Jazz Festival  •  Temecula Valley Int’l Jazz Festival (opened for Mose Allison)  •  The Blue Note, NYC  •  Birdland, NYC •  Jazz at Kitano, NYC  •  Scullers, Boston  •  Jazz Alley, Seattle  •  Blues Alley, Washington, DC  •  Los Angeles County Museum of Art Friday Night Jazz Series (broadcast on KJAZZ-FM)  •  Catalina Bar & Grill, Los Angeles  •  Yoshi’s SF  •  Bach Dynamite & Dancing, Half Moon Bay  •  Zoellner Performing Arts Center, Bethlehem, PA  •  Nardis Jazz Club, Istanbul  •  Upstairs Jazz Club, Montreal  •  Anthology, San Diego  •  Dizzy’s, San Diego  •  Jazz Live at the Saville Theater, San Diego (broadcast live on KSDS)