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Jenny Maybee

pianist, vocalist and composer
Jenny Maybee loves exploring sound by creating new pathways, textures and structures as a pianist, vocalist, composer and songwriter. As a classically trained jazz pianist and vocalist, she approaches music as the art of expressing the human body through song-structures and improvisation, always focusing on embodying the magic of the present moment in her creations. She draws inspiration from her studies of the martial and healing arts and the vast sonic landscape of jazz and world music. Her playing reflects her range of exploration, dancing from stunning open space and intricate use of silence to powerful rhythmic intensity.

She started singing as soon as she could make a sound, and then started piano lessons at age 4, continuing her studies in classical music, composition, and jazz through college.

After spending a decade playing and teaching piano and voice and working as an accompanist in Southern California, her love of adventure led her to study communication in another dimension by moving to the Bay Area to complete her law degree at U.C. Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law. In the Bay Area, she has played with jazz groups including The Jenny Maybee Trio with Jason Levis (drums) and Bob Camp (bass); the Empty Chamber Ensemble with Darren Johnston (trumpet), Dina Emerson (voice), Jarratt Rossini (bassoon) and Marc Bolin (trombone); and the Heftpistole Chamber Ensemble. From 2002 - 2012 she performed and recorded with Noertker’s Moxie along with Bill Noertker (bass), Annelise Zamula (flute and saxophone) and other great Bay Area improv musicians.

"HAIKU"—the premiere recording collaboration between multifaceted pianist/vocalist/songwriter/arranger, Jenny Maybee, and veteran jazz record producer/trumpet player/songwriter/arranger, Nick Phillips—is a mesmerizing mix of vocal and instrumental jazz recordings in which refreshingly original compositions and imaginative arrangements of standards are brought to life with inspired, risk-taking, live-in-the-studio performances. The project was recorded in Quad DSD (DSD256) by Cookie Marenco at OTR Studios and released in January 2016.

EPK and excerpts from the album at www.maybeephillips.com
The album is available at Amazon, iTunes, and CDBaby. Hi-Resolution Downloads (24 bit and DSD) are available at DownloadsNOW: http://nickphillipsmusic.downloadsnow.net/haiku
Upcoming Events:

Saturday, March 4 2017 8:00 PM
Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jenny Maybee (piano, vocals) and will present a concert of new music on the theme "Sacred Landscapes" at the Center 4 New Music in San Francisco. Join the band for an exploration of the inner and outer landscapes, for an evening of innovative composition and improvisation.  More...
Videos
Interview with Jenny Maybee & Nick Phillips about the concepts behind the album HAIKU.
CDs on which Jenny Maybee appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
Noertker's Moxie & The Melanchoholics Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Artist: Noertker's Moxie & The Melanchoholics
Title: Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4167
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4167
Jenny Maybee & Nick Phillips HAIKU
Artist: Jenny Maybee & Nick Phillips
Title: HAIKU
Label: Nick Phillips Music NPM-142102
Label page on this site: Nick Phillips Music
Nick Phillips Music NPM-142102
Noertker's Moxie Little Bluedevil (Blue Rider Suite, vol. 2)
Artist: Noertker's Moxie
Title: Little Bluedevil (Blue Rider Suite, vol. 2)
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4130
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4130
Noertker's Moxie Some Circles (Blue Rider Suite, vol. 1)
Artist: Noertker's Moxie
Title: Some Circles (Blue Rider Suite, vol. 1)
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4101
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4101
Noertker's Moxie druidh lacunae
Artist: Noertker's Moxie
Title: druidh lacunae
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4095
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4095
Noertker's Moxie Sketches of Catalonia, Vol. 3: Suite for Gaudí
Artist: Noertker's Moxie
Title: Sketches of Catalonia, Vol. 3: Suite for Gaudí
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4087
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4087
Noertker's Moxie Sketches of Catalonia, Vol. 2: Suite for Miró
Artist: Noertker's Moxie
Title: Sketches of Catalonia, Vol. 2: Suite for Miró
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4051
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4051
Noertker's Moxie Haiku Songs
Artist: Noertker's Moxie
Title: Haiku Songs
Label: AEWC Records AE050204
Label page on this site: AEWC Records
AEWC Records AE050204
Noertker's Moxie 7 Days in February
Artist: Noertker's Moxie
Title: 7 Days in February
Label: AEWC Records AE040404
Label page on this site: AEWC Records
AEWC Records AE040404