The New Vibes Jazz Quartet began as a trio in the spring of 1999 with Andy Macpherson (vibes, drums), Dan Brennan (bass), and Tom Wilson (piano) and evolved quickly into a quartet with the addition of Gary Tomlin on drums. Andy leads the NVJQ that now features Dan (bass), John Zadro (piano), Jerzy Kaplanek (violin) and Jay Boehmer (drums). Not a gig goes by when Andy and Dan don’t remember Tom (2019) and Gary (2018) and play in gratitude of their presence and influence in their lives.
The group interprets jazz standards with a polished sound and fluid improvisation. Their two percussionists provide an extensive range of rhythmic expression. The combination of vibraphone and violin is not often heard… but what a beautiful sound! They have often collaborated with other musicians including the Breightaupt Brothers (N.Y.C. and L.A.), the Penderecki String Quartet, Joni NehRita, Derek Hines, and many others.