In classical thought, the four elements are earth, water, air and fire. For the members of this ensemble, the fifth element, quintessence or spirit, is captured in the music we perform. Fifth Element features vocalist Nina Richmond backed by Dale Scaife on piano, Ron Johnston on bass, John Collin on drums and Dave Coules on tenor sax. The members of Fifth Element bring rich diverse backgrounds to performance within the jazz genre. The repertoire of the band draws from the Great American Songbook as well as jazz standards covering the swing, ballads, latin and hard bop genres. Our goal is to draw the audience in with musical treatments of this music that is listenable, accessible and engaging.