In the spirit of the many legendary Live at the Village Vanguard recordings, The Brian Felix Organ Quartet is making a LIVE RECORD at Little Jumbo and YOU are invited to participate! Join us over two nights as our local heroes make their magic. Don’t be shy, we want your cheers, applause, laughter, and presence to be forever captured on vinyl!
One small detail: Presence in the bar is viewed as an agreement to be recorded. If you’re anywhere near an open microphone (especially the drums) don’t say anything you wouldn’t want your best friend or worst enemy to use against you in the court of public opinion!
Brian Felix is widely recognized as an accomplished and versatile jazz keyboardist. He was co-leader of OM Trio, an acclaimed San Francisco-based jazz-rock group that toured internationally between 1999-2004. Brian is active today as a performer and recording artist with his Brian Felix Organ Quartet and other prominent groups in Western North Carolina.
Felix has shared the stage with well-known musicians such as Joshua Redman, Charlie Hunter, Umphrey’s McGee, Sara Caswell, Billy Hart, Joe Russo, Kelly Sill, Dave Fiuczynski, and many others. Felix is a Professor of Music at UNC Asheville, where he teaches classes on jazz theory and improvisation, music business, jazz ensembles, keyboard skills, the Beatles, and the Grateful Dead.
The Brian Felix Organ Quartet plays Felix’s original book of jazz, funk, Latin, and blues-influenced tunes. The group takes cues from the classic organ combos of Jimmy Smith and Larry Young, as well as the modern groups of Larry Goldings, Sam Yahel, Joey DeFrancesco, and Medeski, Martin & Wood.
Brian Felix: organ
Justin Ray: trumpet
Tim Fischer: guitar
Evan Martin: drums