The Paul Francis Quartet plays improvised music using pop hits from the 1960’s-2000’s as a vehicle for exploration. Their current release, All Your Life:Interpretations of The Beatles, celebrates the music of the Fab 4 with a unique arrangement on each tune. Styles represented on the album include salsa, post-bop, odd-meter and straight-eighth grooves coupled with new and exciting chord changes that make the listening experience of the quartet interesting for the jazz aficionado while still being approachable to the casual listener.
The Jazz Academy Jam Sessions are a community-focused, curated jam session series held the second Tuesday of each month in the Jazz Academy October 2022-May 2023. Jazz musicians of all ages and experience levels are invited to participate in the jam. Each session will have a theme with a list of tunes that will be drawn from.