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"That Island Jazz Quintet CD is a knockout! All of it!"

-Rich Tozier, Maine Public Broadcasting

    
"Vashon Island boasts a group worthy of national attention.
This quintet would be right at home in a New York cabaret."

-Victory Review
    
A COOL AND EDGY ENSEMBLE OF WORLD-CLASS QUALITY
    
Based on Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle--hence the name--Island Jazz Quintet (IJQ) is a popular Pacific Northwest band with a captivating live show and three CD releases, all of which have received critical acclaim and extensive national and international airplay. IJQ performs in the Seattle area, having appeared at countless summer music festivals and concert series. The quintet also performs at local coffeehouses and clubs while traveling engagements have taken them as far as China and Mexico. Whether digging up an obscure relic, debuting a new tune--about half the material is original--or delivering a take on a favorite Bossa Nova, IJQ is full of talent and surprises.
"This is the kind of jazz which will attract new listeners!"
-Peter Kuller, Radio Adelaide - Australia
"I am very pleased to present this fresh kind of jazz in my program. Really love the arrangements and vocals on this CD."
-Joost Van Steen - Jazz & Blues Tour Radio, The Netherlands
"This talented quintet of musicians from Vashon Island, Washington has produced a fine album of songs including jazz standards and originals. The performances are rooted in tradition with modern rhythmic and harmonic embellishments."
-Les French, WMEB, Orono, Maine
"This group is obviously growing fast and their future progress should be interesting."
-Jerome Wilson, Cadence Magazine
"These guys have definitely done it again. This is a first-rate collection and comes highly recommended."
-Victory Review
See the CDs in the MUSIC section