The Cascade Jazz Quintet blends modern & original jazz, world rhythms and daring improvisation to weave a compelling musical tapestry. The group plays with energy and flair, always seeking to draw something new from the material and one other. Their music is unpredictable yet lyrical, a group experience of constant joy and discovery. Our latest release, INVITATION, features the outstanding vocalist Susanna Fuller on an exciting set of classic and modern jazz standards.
Check out some of the songs on our MP3 Player in the sidebar!
Cascade Jazz Quartet were honored to perform at the Experience Music Project in Seatlle, with special guests at the Consortium for Service Innovation’s 20th Anniversary celebration at the Sky Church in Novermber 2012.
Cascade Jazz Quartet:
John Chmaj, keyboards, vocals, flute
Susanna Fuller, vocals, percussion
Brian Gmerek, drums
Ryan Donnelly, bass
Special guests: David Kay, vocals; Adam Chmaj, saxophones
In this video, The Cascade Jazz Ensemble performed a live improvisation to Hubble Telescope pictures. The journey begins next to the moon over Mt. Si, to the wombs of stars, clusters, galaxies and the Universe itself.
Song: “Moon Valley” from the Snoqualmie Suite, performed live 8/8/09 at the North Bend Centennial Celebration. Composed and arranged by John Chmaj.