Drummer Phillip Smith’s CD, “jazz consortium” is a swinging mix of traditional jazz standards. This group of talented musicians not only embraces the history of jazz with elegance and style, they create a fresh musical conversation piece. Phillip Smith and his consortium of jazz friends will inspire any jazz fan.
Phillip Smith - drums/producer
Bill Anschell - piano
Joseph Patrick Moore & Rodney Jordan - bass
Mike Kelly - guitar
Bryan Lopes - tenor saxophone
Dave Freeman - soprano saxophone
Bob Lewis - trombone
E.M.P. Project’s debut and inspiring jazz trio recording, captures the magic, spirit and spontaneity of these gifted young artists. While ensconced in the jazz tradition, they borrow from other contemporary elements and styles to create a musical landscape and wonderland of sounds. Ellis, Moore and Perkinson will have you humming their melodies, dancing to their rhythms, and they’ll dazzle you with their amazing technical abilities. This debut effort from E.M.P. Project will demonstrate why Ellis, Moore and Perkinson are three of the youngest and brightest up and coming names on the jazz scene today.