Vocals, trombone, trumpet, flugelhorn, soprano/alto/tenor/baritone sax, drums, bass and piano
CJS Quintet is recognized for bringing back the soul that is missing in much of today's modern mainstream material. Winners of the Chuck Niles Jazz Music Award and the Long Beach Jazz Search Mainstream Jazz Artist Award. The CJS Quintet synthesizes the hard bop east coast aesthetic with their unique west coast musical experiences to create a distinctive voice: a cohesive and unyielding approach that spins heartfelt tales with passion. The five artists come together to give listeners their joy in performing a melting pot of classic jazz while striving always to uplift the human spirit. Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times, describes the CJSQ sound as: "Hard driving bebop...leavened with soulful blues."