Thanks to “Photography by Jessica Pohl” for the photos
“With a rhythmic and electrifying take on the style, the Brian James Quartet has a sound that will astound. The group takes bits and pieces of various influences to create extraordinary music that separates the group from its contemporaries.”
~Rob Duguay, The Independent
“I dare you not to dance along when the Brian James Quartet is playing. Their unique sound has something for everyone and the mix of styles will pleasantly keep you guessing.”
Christina Myers, Evening Anchor, ABC6
“Nothing short of INCREDIBLE!”
Scott Abrahamson, XO Professional Brass Artist/Educator
The Brian James Quartet is a soul jazz band from Providence, RI. Their high energy music incorporates vast collective musical backgrounds in jazz, rock, funk, and R&B; the energy of the music is infectious and will reach all audiences. The group has built a high energy, eclectic stable of original compositions and covers of great acts like Billy Cobham, Stanton Moore, Lettuce, even The Beatles, Hendrix, and Zeppelin.
Brian James Quartet has performed throughout Southern New England at venues in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Most notably, the band has headlined for a packed houses at RI’s legendary jazz club Chan’s.
The Brian James Quartet is excited to announce the release of their debut album Lower Nine. The independent album is scheduled to be released on January 5, 2018. The songs on Lower Nine were inspired by a series of trips to New Orleans working on homes in the efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. The title track was inspired by the Lower Ninth Ward, the area hardest hit by the devastating storm and the devastating flood left in its wake.