Project Category: Jazzfuel Course

John Cervantes (UK)

JOHN CERVANTES (UK)  PRESS “[John Cervantes] plays beautifully and lyrically…​ The enthusiastic audience would not let the band leave without an encore, they knew they had seen something special.” – London Jazz News (UK)  LINE UP John Cervantes (piano) with Adam King (bass) and David Ingamells (drums) ABOUT Based in London (UK), the trio plays John’s original compositions written with a love for 1950s/60s jazz (such as Wynton Kelly, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock), with a sense of swing rooted even further back in the swing era of Duke Ellington. John met bass player Adam King and drummer David...

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Michele Thomas (USA)

MICHELE THOMAS (USA) p ABOUT Chicago-based soulful jazz singer.  News New album coming in Spring 2018  Press “a style that is joyful and soulful; her love for jazz music emanates through her scats and song phrasing.”  – Jazzreview.com (USA) LISTEN ABOUT The daughter of a preacher, Chicago singer Michele Thomas brings an irresistible gospel-soul warmth to jazz. With performances deep and emotional – blending genres of jazz and soul together with elements of folk, Michele uses her voice and songwriting to stir something deeper within people…merging the sensibility of Sarah Vaughan, with the atmospheric arrangements of Cassandra...

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Maria Schafer (USA)

MARIA SCHAFER (USA)  News New album ‘To Know Love’ out in January 2018  Press “Simply put, Ms. Schafer has the kind of classy voice that would not be out of place in the pantheon of great female jazz vocalists” – Hill Rage (USA) ABOUT With a warm and sensuous vocal talent (SmoothJazz.com), charmingly straightforward delivery, spot-on pitch, and nuanced rhythmic sensibilities, young jazz singer Maria Schafer carries forward the vibrant jazz tradition with a musical aesthetic born in the Great American Songbook. Her modern originals show influences from the romanticism of American folk music, the harmonic language...

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