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“…Phelps is not only keeping the spirit of jazz alive but breathing a whole lot of new life into it.”-Amanda McCormack

JAY PHELPS QUARTET

JPQ are a group of young musicians dedicated to contemporary music of many genres and textures. Displaying Influences of Jazz and a clear understanding of what is both modern and traditional, JPQ is a unique group led Trumpeter and debuting vocalist Jay Phelps. Upcoming shows will preview new material from Phelps’ highly anticipated 2nd album. Definitely one of hottest new bands from the UK today.

PROJECTIONS: OF MILES

Trumpeter Jay Phelps has put together an all-star line up to re-arrange and perform the wonderful music of Miles Davis spanning over 4 decades. Joining Phelps on the front line will be American Alto saxophone star Logan Richardson and British star Soweto Kinch on tenor. The rhythm section consists of three of the busiest men in the business, Benet Mclean-piano, Tim Thornton-bass and Shane Forbes-drums. Phelps has always cited Davis as one of his greatest inspirations and aims to breathe new life into his music with this brand new project. Definitely a not to be missed show from a hot new band of gentlemen who are all at the forefront of jazz today and leaders in there own right.

See Reviews: http://home.wtd-magazine.com/2014/04/03/music-review-jay-phelps-sextet-projections-of-miles-reviewed-by-steve-waring/

http://www.londonjazznews.com/2014/02/review-jay-phelps-projections-of-miles.html

JAY’S JITTER JIVE

JJJ, will have you swinging and spinning all night long! The 8-piece band is lead by Jay Phelps renowned for evoking the style and panash of the 30s and 40s era of jazz music, inspired by his recent role on BBC 2′s drama Dancing On The Edge. With the fantastic Lauren Dalrymple on vocals belting numbers all night long and the amazing JazzCotech and London Swing Dance dancers showing all the moves and jives- no stone is left unturned. Playing the likes of Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Cab Calloway.

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