The Jost Project Performs at Chris' Jazz Cafe Tonight
Philadelphia-based The Jost Project is performing another concert with music from their CD Can't Find My Way Home (Dot Time Records, based in New York and Europe). Tonight, 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.
Paul is a rare talent - an eclectic artist with great skill as a vocalist, drummer, composer and arranger. He is a prolific composer, writing over 40 CD's, including the highly acclaimed song "Book FadEd Brown", that has been recorded by The Band, Carl Perkins and Rick Danko. His compositions for major music libraries are heard daily in over 750 markets throughout the United States, and, he has composed for Canon Pictures and NBC-TV's Emmy Award-winning series "Special Treat". His vocals, harmonica and/or drumming can be heard on national jingles as well. Paul is proud to have served as musical director at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City as well as for Morgana King. The list of artists he has performed or recorded with is extensive including Billy Eckstine, Mark Murphy, George Mesterhazy, Ann Hampton Calloway, Sylvia Simms, Bobby Scott, Sivuca, Dr. John, Bucky Pizzarelli, Teo Macero, Bobby Tucker, Pee Wee Ellis, John Phillips, Mike Abene and many more. Paul's recent work includes CD's with Antfarm Quartet - Dialogues Pt. 2 and Live @ The Colony Theater, (Dreambox Media); Tim Lekan & Paul Jost - Side by Side (Independent), Marc Adler and Paul Jost - Silver Whispers (Arabesque), Andy Lalasis - Fret Not (Independent).
Peter Nero, Grammy Award winning pianist Bassist Kevin MacConnell's impressive career has taken him from playing with orchestras on concert stages to Broadway shows, from numerous recording studios to the sets of television shows, from jazz festivals to great clubs. He has performed with such jazz legends as Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, Billy Eckstine, Joe Williams and tenor saxophonist, Ernie Watts and made national and international television appearances/performances with Diahann Carroll, Marilyn McCoo, Merv Griffin, Natalie Cole and opera diva, Denyce Graves. Highly respected on the jazz scene, Kevin performed recently with John Blake and Jimmy Bruno and continues to tour the country with a Philadelphia based classical/blue grass ensemble "The DePue Brothers Band.", which features two members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as blue grass legends, Mark Cosgrove and Tony Trischka. Recent recording credits include Profile, Larry McKenna; Earth Tones', Power of Ten; 'Unencumbered', Mark Cosgrove and Director of the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts, Charles Gilbert's prerecorded productions, "Harold and the Purple Crayon" and "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble".