The New Vibes Jazz Quintet had its genesis at the Boat House, Victoria Park in Kitchener as a Jazz trio in 1999. Twenty-one years later, two original members Dan Brennan (bass), and Andy Macpherson (vibes) have been fortified by John Zadro (piano), Jerzy Kaplanek (violin) and Jay Boehmer (drums) to form this exciting mix of traditional and original jazz.
During their local tenure, they have performed with the Breithaupt Brothers and the Penderecki String Quartet as well as many of the region’s talented vocalists. For this evening, the NVJQ will debut a few original compositions but never veer far from their trademark interpretations of Jazz standards. Theirs is a polished sound with fluid improvisation. With two percussionists, NVJQ provides an extensive range of rhythmic expression. The combination of vibraphone and violin is not often heard… but what a beautiful sound!