The Jenny Maybee / Nick Phillips Quartet
THE JENNY MAYBEE/NICK PHILLIPS QUARTET Featuring Dan Feiszli and David Rokeach;
On the heels of the release of their acclaimed, nationally-charting album, Haiku, Jenny Maybee (piano, vocals) and Nick Phillips (trumpet) return to The Sound Room with a special concert celebrating the enduring and vast musical legacy of Miles Davis -- from mid-century modern jazz classics to latter-20th-century Davis hits. Phillips is also the producer of numerous Miles Davis reissue releases, including the new 11-LP vinyl box set, Miles Davis: The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection, that's scheduled for release in May 2016, also in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Davis' birth. Rounding out the sets at The Sound Room, the Maybee/Phillips Quartet will also perform new music and choice selections from Haiku, lauded by the press as a "thrilling, intimate, very delicate dialogue, close to perfection"; "an 11-track rarity of pristine playing, beautiful vocals and original compositions that is in the same league as jazz legends Billie Holiday and Chet Baker"
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).
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