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.
"FIFTH ELEMENT", OUR FIRST ALBUM, IS HERE!
One of CFBX 92.5FM's Top 10 Jazz Albums, August 2021
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..."
Ivan Rod says... "...The wait has been worth it all. The twelve standards that the ensemble takes care of are in fact superbly arranged by Coules and just as superbly redeemed by his ensemble..."
ALL ABOUT JAZZ chose our first song as its TRACK OF THE DAY for May 7, 2021! Our song has had over 10,000 listens and is the top track of 2021! LISTEN to the song, "LIKE" it on All About Jazz (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.