- JOHN McLELLAND, Keyboards
- JOHN GODDARD, drums
- ANDY KLAEHN, Woodwinds
- GREG PRIOR, Bass
Phoenix Jazz Group CD Release “Amparo”
December 30, 2017 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Phoenix Jazz Group performs original acoustic mainstream jazz in a contemporary vein, acknowledging the great traditions in jazz that have gone before it. The spirit of improvisation is alive and well within the PJG as it spreads its jazz message through club and festival appearances as well as music clinics and jazz workshop performances in schools and for community organizations.
Since its release in 2009, tracks from their CD, “EXTENSIONS”, have had frequent air-play on JAZZ FM 91.1, Canada’s premier jazz radio station. These tracks have also been broadcast on jazz radio in New Zealand and the U.S. In its review of this CD the Oregon Jazz Society in Portland observed, “They’re a Canadian quartet of musicians with impressive credentials whose program of all original music swings with ease.”