Jim has been playing jazz flute for many years. He began as a classically-trained musician and has evolved over the years to focus on Jazz because of his love of improvisation and playing with Jazz musicians who share this passion. For Jim, Transitionz is, in part, about making a life change from a professional career to music. For the group, TranzitionzJazz is about bringing together several well-known pieces that blend into each other. Some of the music is about transitioning from one song to another and back again. His goal for the group is to make beautiful, entertaining and interesting Jazz music together for everyone to enjoy. Join Jim Thomas on facebook and support the vision for TranzitionzJazz.
Jasmin Bailey is a singer/songwriter/percussionist and a local to the Toronto Jazz scene. She is currently the lead vocalist of TranzitionzJazz. Her vocals can be found on TranzitionzJazz's CD In Tranzition, on the following selection...Autumn Leaves/Moondance, My Funny Valentine, At Last, Sir Duke, Reeling In The Years and I Wish. For more information on Jasmin Bailey and her music, visit www.jasminbailey.com.
Richard first started playing classical piano when he was seven. Although he always loved playing, he didn't take it seriously until he started studying jazz with Ted Moses when he was a teenager. Ted also mentored Richard in the skills of composition and arranging. He made his first $100.00 from music while in high school by receiving an award at the Canadian Stage Band Festival for a composition he wrote for the school jazz combo. He has now been playing and recording music professionally for 30 years. At 19 Richard started playing in professional bands around Toronto, most of which played R’n’B and top 40 music. Over the last two decades, he has played and/or recorded with a number of artists including Hell + High Water, The Mighty Pope, Jane Child, 3 plus 3, Morris Albert, Errol Star, Joe Johnson, J. Douglas. For more information on Richard Uglow, visite www.jasminbailey.com