The Jenny Maybee / Nick Phillips Quartet
The Jenny Maybee / Nick Phillips collaboration began in September 2014, when the two met at a songwriting conference. They recognized a mutual musical focus on creating space and depth, exploring the interior of sound, and weaving elegant lyricism with powerful communication. Maybee and Phillips are currently working together on new compositions and creative reimaginings of some of their favorite standards for a forthcoming album release.
About Jenny Maybee
Jenny Maybee loves exploring sound by creating new pathways, textures and structures as a pianist, vocalist, and composer. As a classically-trained jazz pianist and vocalist, she approaches music as the art of expressing the human body through song-structures and improvisation, drawing inspiration from her studies of the martial and healing arts and the vast sonic landscape of jazz and world music. Her playing reflects her range of exploration, dancing from stunning open space and intricate use of silence to powerful rhythmic intensity. After a decade of playing and teaching music in southern California, Jenny's love of adventure led her to study communication in another dimension by moving to the San Francisco Bay Area to complete her law degree at U.C. Berkeley. In the Bay Area, she has played in jazz groups including her own trio, the Empty Chamber Ensemble, the Heftpistole Chamber Ensemble, and Noertker's Moxie.
About Nick Phillips
Perhaps best-known as a jazz record producer--with credits on countless internationally-distributed releases including more than a dozen Grammy-nominated projects--Nick Phillips' heartfelt, lyrical jazz trumpet playing was put in the national spotlight in 2014 with release of his own debut album, Moment to Moment. Co-led with jazz pianist Cava Menzies, the album--which cracked the top 20 on the Billboard Jazz chart and was named one of the "Best Jazz Albums of 2014" by DownBeat magazine--drew enthusiastic comparisons to the work of jazz trumpet legends Miles Davis ("The Ballads Album Miles Davis Never Recorded" - East Bay Express) and Chet Baker ("... pristine, and moving, trumpet sound...Phillips' nods to his predecessor's [Baker's] fragility but also imparts a feeling of strength that comes through a sense of restraint." - DownBeat).
Jenny and Nick will co-lead a quartet at The Sound Room in playing new compositions and imaginative arrangements of standards, including music from their forthcoming album release. With Dan Feiszli (bass) and David Rokeach (drums).
The Sound Room (View)
Oakland, CA 94612
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