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. The repertoire of the band draws from The Great American Songbook as well as jazz standards covering the swing, ballad, latin and hard bop genres. Our goal is to draw the audience in with musical treatments of this music that are listenable, accessible and engaging.
OUR FIRST ALBUM, "FIFTH ELEMENT", IS HERE!
Jazz Weekly says... "Upbeat swinging sounds and optimistic vocals are delivered by the live-sounding team of Dale Scaife/p, Dave Coules/ts, Glenn Anderson/dr, Ron Johnston/b and girl-next-door vocalist Nina Richmond..."
Take Effect Reviews says... "A dynamic quintet spearheaded by the saxophone extraordinaire Dave Coules, Fifth Element have been plugging away since 2016 with their collective strength that radiates timeless jazz qualities amid much creativity..."
ALL ABOUT JAZZ chose our first song as its TRACK OF THE DAY for May 7, 2021! Our song has had over 8,000 listens and is the top track of the day for 2021! LISTEN to the song, "LIKE" it (if you do!) and DOWNLOAD it for free:
Fifth Element features vocalist Nina Richmond backed by Dale Scaife on piano, Ron Johnston on bass, Glenn Anderson on drums and Dave Coules on tenor sax. The members of Fifth Element bring rich and diverse backgrounds to performance within the jazz genre.