The Jost Project to Perform Steel Coffee House in Phoenixville, 1/24; Chris' Jazz Cafe Set for 1/31
Philadelphia-based The Jost Project is performing two concerts with music from their CD Can't Find My Way Home (Dot Time Records, based in New York and Europe). On Friday January 24 at 9 pm they will be at Steel City Coffee House, 203 Bridge Street in Phoenixville with Phyllis Chapell opening for them at the Steel City concert at 8 pm. On Friday, January 31 from 8 to 11:30 p.m. they will be at Chris' Jazz Café, 1421 Sansom Street in Philadelphia.
Band members are internationally renowned vibraphonist Tony Miceli (South Phila.), vocalist/harmonicist Paul Jost (Vineland), acoustic bassist Kevin MacConnell (Spring City) with drummer Charlie Patierno (Phila.)
Tickets to the Steel City concert are $14 in advance or $16 the day of the show, $21 for advanced tickets with reserved seating or $28 with dinner. Tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/19XGRoe. Tickets to the concert at Chris' Jazz Café cost $15 and can be purchased at www.chris-jazz-cafe.seatengine.com.
This talented group is bringing attention to jazz by reaching into the "baby boomer" and subsequent generations that came of age with rock and roll, the Beatles, hard rock, and other genres which are rarely played by jazz groups. They will perform such songs from their CD as "Walk This Way" (Aerosmith); "Kashmir" (Led Zeppelin); "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (Iron Butterfly), "What a Day For a Day Dream" (John Sebastian; Loving Spoonful); "Sunshine Superman" (Donovan); "Come Together" and "And I Love Her" (The Beatles); "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" (Simon and Garfunkel); "Maybe I'm Amazed" (Paul McCartney); and "Can't Find My Way Home" (Blind Faith).
With raves from reviewers and music industry experts, Johan van Deeg wrote in Jazz in Europe, "The J?st Project is without a doubt one of the most creative bands I have heard for years and vocalist Paul J?st one of the best male jazz vocalists since Mark Murphy." MichaeL Barbiero, record producer/engineer for The Allman Brothers, Joe Cocker, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Whitney Houston and many more, said, "You nailed it totally. This has me positively speechless."
The Jost Project is also honored that two selections from Can't Find My Way Home have been included in BFM Jazz Digital's new compilation CD called "Experience This: Reinterpreted Rock Classics." They are "Kashmir" and "Can't Find My Way Home."
About Phyllis Chapell: Phyllis Chapell has spent her life developing a universal musical style, singing "world songs." Her repertoire includes songs in 13 languages from Brazil, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as American folk, jazz and popular music. She also has a repertoire of original songs; and her "Soul in Flight" won 2nd place in the Best Cabaret/Torch song category of the Just Plain Folks awards. In 2009, Phyllis Chapell was named one of the top 521 jazz vocalists of all time by Scott Yanow in his book "The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide" published by Hal Leonard.
About the members of The Jost Project:
Tony Miceli is a legendary vibraphone player who has been performing in the United States and Europe through much of his career. He has played in countless jazz and percussion festivals, concert stages, jazz clubs and colleges with numerous artists including Ken Peplowski, Gerald Veasley, Diane Monroe, John Blake, John Swana, Joe Magnarelli, Steve Slagle and others. A resident of Philadelphia, recordings include a self-titled compilation CD, Looking East with the Philly 5; On a Sweet Note with Gerald Veasley and the Electric Mingus Project; Band Shapes with French pianist Olivier Hutman; Monkadelphia; Music From the Inside Out, a companion CD for the documentary showcasing the Philadelphia Orchestra, Concord Jazz recording artist and guitarist Jimmy Bruno; excerpt this! with Adam Unsworth, French hornist with The Philadelphia Orchestra; and, Thelonius 4 Meets Tony Miceli. Tony conducts master classes at the world-renownEd Curtis Institute of Music and gives private instruction. He is on the faculty at University of the Arts and Temple University. In addition Tony runs a website www.vibesworkshop.com which is an online school of music for the vibraphone and boasts over 3000 members. He serves as a consultant to music and arts organizations.