Electronic Press Kit
JPJQ always surprises, excites, pleases and engages audiences with their blend of tradition, ingenuity, and joyful noise.
Anchored by vocalist Julia Pinckney Jones and bassist/arranger Adam R Jones , JPJQ "Team Vancouver" features Andrew R Smith and Max Ley, JPJQ "Team Portland" adds Timothy Van Cleave and Alexander Margitich, and JPJQ "Team Tucson" is currently in the works, with a lineup that will be announced this fall. This international quartet specializes in cross-genre, post-modern interpretations of popular songs and anthemic hits of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s, pairing new arrangements in vintage styles with polished and tested classic jazz.
Often featuring surprise guests and collaborations with artists such as the Black Dog String Quartet, and veteran members of local Indie Rock, Jazz and Alt-Country music scenes, like Timothy Benton Roark (Rollaway), Sam Davidson (Brasstronaut), Ellen Marple (Queer as Funk), Brendan Krieg (Washboard Union), Katie Presley (March Fourth) and Stan Bock (New Tradition) JPJQ's live shows are not to be missed!
JPJQ's debut album, I Want Love, was released in April, 2016.
Meet the Band
Jazz / American Songbook / Swing / Blues / Canadiana / Trad Jazz
Sharon Jones, Maxine Sullivan, Annie Lennox, Banu Gibson, Sweetpea Swing Band, Post Modern Jukebox, Little Miss Higgins, Anita Eccleston, Madeleine Peyroux
Julia Pinckney Jones
An enjoyable collection of unique singing, playing and inventive arrangements... “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” has a brilliant phrasing of the melody set to an exceptional feel. The ensemble sounds great and the singing is fantastic.
- Jeff Williams, Kari-On Productions
The new album by JPJQ is full of lovely surprises! Julia Pinckney Jones' tribute to her mother is touching and showcased in the sweetest song "I Want Love" - Julia shines in this song! The musicians that are showcased are all top notch and enjoyable to listen to.... It's hard to pick just one favourite!
- Dawn-Marie Duncan, radio host 92.5 "The X"