Jazz By 5 is a musical collaboration that celebrates the eras of swing, bebop, avant-garde jazz and beyond. The performance includes a mixture of classic jazz standards coupled with original material from the members of the ensemble, who have performed with legends like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Art Blakey. Javon Jackson initially comprised Jazz By 5 in an effort to perform, tour and collaborate with his close friends, all of whom have made an indelible mark on the jazz genre.
Tenor Saxophonist Javon Jackson came into international prominence touring and recording with the legendary Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He’s released 14 recordings as a bandleader and has recorded over 135 albums with the biggest names in jazz.
Jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock. He’s played on hundreds of albums by artists like Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa. Along with his brother Michael, he formed the Brecker Brothers Band, earning seven GRAMMY® nominations.
Pianist Joanne Brackeen
has been announced as a 2018 National Endowment for The Arts
Jazz Master. She has recorded more than two dozen recordings as a leader, which include 100 of her 300 original compositions. Whatever the musical setting, whether solo, duo, trio, quartet or quintet, Brackeen’s unique style of playing commands attention.
Legendary bassist and two-time GRAMMY® Award winner Eddie Gomez has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades. He has worked with jazz giants like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Benny Goodman, Chick Corea and Lionel Hampton.
Drummer Jimmy Cobb is the elder statesman of all of Miles Davis’ incredible bands. Cobb’s inspirational work with Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. spanned 1957 until 1963, and included the masterpiece Kind of Blue, the most popular jazz recording in history.
Domo Branch has been playing the drums since middle school and has played drums with the Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra since 2015, a competitive jazz band that performs locally and all around the country. He’s also in his high school jazz ensemble at Grant high school. In addition, Domo Branch plays in several groups including The Innovation Project, Devin Phillips Quartet
And George Colligan Trio
Domo has performed at Jimmy Mak’s Jazz Club in Portland, Oregon, Arrividerci’s Dinner/Jazz Club, The Portland Blues Festival (2015, 2016, and 2017) the Montavilla Jazz Festival, the Portland Jazz Forward Festival, Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz, Portland Art Museum, Port Townsend Jazz Festival as well as with the Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra at the Monterey Jazz Festival and Schnitzer Auditorium opening up for Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Band.
He study’s drums and jazz theory with Alan Jones and did with Dr. Thara Memory. In the summers he has attended the Centrum Jazz Camp in Port Townsend (3 years) the Mel Brown Summer Workshop (2 years), and the University of Oregon Summer Jazz Camp.
His drumming has been recognized with soloist awards at the Next Generation Monterey jazz competition ( 2016, 2017) Clackamas High School Band Competition (2015, 2016), and many more.