Fifth of Jazz
Fifth of Jazz is a jazz quintet from London Ontario. Formed two years ago by guitarist Joe Piotrowski and drummer Fil Beorchia, the band now consists of pianist Ron Schroder, bassist Anne Pin, and wind player Ken McLagan.
Fifth of Jazz has a huge repertoire of 100′s of songs in many styles, including bop, swing, big band, blues, funk, Latin, Bossa Nova, free form, etc. Some of the artists covered include Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington, etc.
Though the band plays jazz standards, the sound and instrumentation isn’t always standard. Whether it’s Ron going from electric piano to Hammond B3, or Ken playing flute through a wah and distortion pedal, Fifth of Jazz definitely likes to add some different flavours to songs from time to time, without compromising the beauty of American jazz music!