There are very few vibes players around that inspire me the way that Andy Macpherson does with the creative lines that he weaves. Andy, Tom, Dan and Gary put me in a mood that I definitely did not want to leave…” – Larry Larson
The New Vibes Jazz Quartet returns to the Jazz Room to celebrate their 15th year of live jazz in the Waterloo Region. The quartet has become a quintet with the addition of Jerzy Kaplanek, violin. Jerzy is well known a member of the internationally renowned Prendrecki String Quartet and he brings sensitivity and virtuosity to his interpretations of jazz standards.
New Vibes plays jazz with a polished sound and fluid improvisation as on Sugar and St. Thomas from their debut CD, Jazz at the Gallery. The combination of vibes and violin is unique, and their two percussionists provide an extensive range of rhythmic expression.
Andy Macpherson – percussion & vibraphone
Dan Brennan – bass
Gary Tomlin – drums
John Zadro – piano
Jerzy Kaplanek – violin.