Tadataka Unno Trio

Hassan A Shakur  Bassist

Hassan A. Shakur, born in 1956 in Los Angeles, learned to play bass at age four (standing on a chair).
At age twelve he became the bassist for the Craig Hundley Trio, appearing on various TV shows.
At age eighteen, he joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra, where he continues to perform.
Hassan also performed on an USO Tour with Pearl Bailey and Louie Bellson, entertaining the troops in the Persian Gulf.
He was bassist for several shows including Me and Bessie. A longtime member of the Bill Easley Quartet, Hassan also performs regularly with Monty Alexander on tours in the United States, Europe, and Japan. His music credits also include performances on cruise ships such as S.S. Rotterdam, S.S. Norway, and The Queen Elizabeth 2.
He displays a remarkable technique demonstrating skill, flexibility, and talent creating a unique improvisational style.

 

Chuck Redd   Drummer

Chuck Redd has been recording and performing since he was 21.
Also a member of the Great Guitars, Chuck has been on dozens of tours throughout Europe and Japan.
He has also performed on jazz cruises and well-known venues including the Lincoln Center, Birdland, Carnegie Hall, and even the White House.
He was Artist-In Residence at the Smithsonian Jazz Café in Washington, D.C. from 2004-2008 and a featured soloist at many music festivals across the country. He is also on the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Music, offering master classes, workshops, and lectures. 
Chuck’s music can be heard on the popular TV series The Great Chefs and the NPR broadcast Jazz Smithsonian.
He was the honoree at the L.A. Jazz Society’s Vibes Summit (2013) as well as the Roswell Jazz Festival (2014).
Chuck was twice awarded “Best Vibist” in New York City’s Hot House Jazz Magazine, and his work has been highly praised by JazzTimes and the Washington Post.

 

                                                                  

                                       Hassan A Shakur  Bassist                            Chuck Redd   Drummer