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Robert Kaplan, drummer and vocalist, was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey in 1942. A graduate of BostonÆs Berklee School of Music, Kaplan has performed in New York clubs including Smoke, and the Blue Note; and at the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival and the San Miguel International Festival with Etta Jones. His most recent recording with the Fine Wine Trio is Pops. Other albums include Bob Ackerman Live, Between Two Eternities, and Fine Wine Trio.
Gene Perla, bassist, was born in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1940, and began his classical piano lessons at the age of five. A graduate of BostonÆs Berklee School of Music, he was inspired to take up the bass after hearing Charlie Haden. Perla has performed and/or recorded with jazz greats and pop artists, including Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Frank Sinatra. He has toured twice to South America in conjunction with the U.S. State Department.