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FivePlay Jazz Quintet

Laura Klein (piano/composer): Laura grew up in New York City, and studied music at SUNY Buffalo and at the Berklee College of Music. She has played and recorded her own compositions with the three-horned band Triceratops, the Laura Klein-Ted Wolff duo, and FivePlay. Laura has performed with her own trios (including the great drummers Joe Hunt and Benny Barth), many vocalists including Jenny Ferris and Ed Reed, with the Rudy Salvini Big Band, John Dankworth and the San Francisco Symphony, and many others. She freelances in the Bay Area and is Associate Professor of the Alexander Technique at the Jazz Institute in Berkeley. Tony Corman (guitar/composer): Tony comes from the Boston area

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Tony Corman

I graduated Berklee College of Music in 1977, with a degree in saxophone performance, and had an active career playing sax and flute from then until 2002. Highlights include years of playing lead alto with the Full Faith and Credit big band, culminating in the recording of the FF&C III album. With my wife, pianist Laura Klein and my ace buddy, saxophonist Dave Tidball, I was part of the jazz sextet Triceratops. I was the evil kingpin behind Three Tenors No Opera, too. I'd probably still be playing horn today, but in 2002 I developed a movement disorder called focal dystonia, which affected my jaw and compelled me to stop playing

Five And More

Label: Auraline Music
Released: 2013
Track listing: The Girl You Look Right Past; Enology; What Bobby Said; Glow In The Dark; One Better; Rosa Rugosa; Stella Steps Out; Glamorgan; Abbott's Lagoon; Making Spirits Rise.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

FivePlay Jazz Quintet: Five And More

Read "Five And More" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If the jazz world has room for two Avishai Cohens, and it can deal with the confusion of two different guys named Bill Evans that played with Miles Davis, it can certainly stand to have two bands called Five Play. The one on the East Coast is a breakout band extracted from the all-female Diva Jazz ...

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"Five And More," 3rd CD By The Fiveplay Jazz Quintet, To Be Released Sept. 17 By Auraline Records

"Five And More," 3rd CD By The Fiveplay Jazz Quintet, To Be Released Sept. 17 By Auraline Records

Mainstays of the San Francisco Bay Area jazz scene since the 1980s, the members of the adventurous quintet FivePlay share a long musical history stretching back to their student days at Berklee in Boston. Co-led by husband and wife Tony Corman (guitar) and Laura Klein (piano) and also including reedman Dave Tidball, bassist Paul Smith, and ...


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