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Brian James QuintetšŸŽ¶

Date: Sat, Nov 11, 2023
Time 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Greenvale Vineyard




With a rhythmic and electrifying take on the style, the Brian James Quartet has a sound that will astound. The group takes bits and pieces of various influences to create extraordinary music that separates the group from its contemporaries." Rob Duguay, The Independent

Often referred to as “not your fathers’ jazz,” the Brian James Quartet is a soul jazz band that carefully fuses elements of jazz, funk, R&B, and rock to create a unique, high energy sound. Drawing on the collective diversity of the musical backgrounds of its musicians, the music is alive and constantly evolving. Christina Myers, former anchor for ABC6 News in Providence says, “I dare you not to dance along when the Brian James Quartet is playing. Their unique sound has something for everyone and the mix of styles will pleasantly keep you guessing.”

Originally formed as a band to play for a colleague’s high school reunion, the Brian James Quartet evolved from playing jazz standards in restaurants to a project of musical passion. The founding members of the band were looking for an outlet to play the music that inspired them the most and that they had the most fun listening to and playing.

Brian James performs regularly with a quartet or quintet consisting of founding members Seth Hajian on guitar and Mike Jacobs on drums. The three are joined by several other local musicians and friends to round out the quartet and have recently begun to incorporate some sextet shows into the calendar as well. The stable of musicians joining Brian includes highly in demand session and live musicians from the great Boston and Providence area.