Meet FivePlay Jazz Quintet

We’re a Bay Area-based band of long-time musical compatriots. We compose and perform original music that nourishes both mind and heart; melodic, creative modern jazz to be enjoyed by everyone, whether you’re an experienced jazz listener or you’re hearing jazz for the first time.

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FivePlay’s third release, “Five and More”, has been receiving extensive radio play both in the US and far-flung places all over the globe. Here’s what reviewers are saying:

“A gorgeous album with enormous heart and taste. Those arrangements are fabulous”
- Marc Myers, JazzWax

The music is memorably melodic”-Andrew Gilbert, SF Chronicle

“An exemplary effort shifting between the more straight ahead bebop and post modern…sounds that allow this formidable quintet to lay down their own artistic stamp on a truly original release.”
- Brent Black, Bop-n-Jazz.com

“FivePlay Jazz Quintet is a must for jazz lovers. Don’t miss it.”
- Don Sechelski, The Muse’s Muse

“They are charting a fresh path in the land of jazz that will be sure to attract a following.”
- O’s Place Jazz Magazine

“This is one of the best quintets I’ve listened to this year, and they get an unequivocal MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.97.”
- Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation Nation

“FivePlay is exceptional!”
-Bonny Thomas, Sonoma Jazz Society and DJ, Sonoma Jazzin’

“This CD is a fine example of a modern day group making originals sound like the great American songbook.
-Ian Macgregor, Jazz Guitar Society of Western Australia


Our three CDs, FivePlay, Five of Hearts and Five and More are available from CDBaby, Amazon, and ITunes. Want a preview of Five and More? Listen to a three-minute montage! Five and More CD cover

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