Imperial Jazz Co. is a new-on-the-scene super group that brings together some of the brightest lights of the Bay Area music world in an elastic grouping. Their repertoire includes a broad swath of vocal and instrumental American standards, performed with maximum swing, scorching solos, and delightful vocals.
The band includes:
Phillip Greenlief, saxophone (Lost Trio, Orchestra Nostalgico, Animals & Giraffes),
Club Foot Orchestra, Miniwatt Trio/Quartet),
and vocalist Jill Rogers.
Jill Rogers has been singing jazz standards since she was a girl in high school. Fronting Imperial Jazz Co. is both a dream come true and an easy fit. Listening to IJCo, you can't help but wonder what took so long for this to happen.