The Prangins Jazz Associates (formerly the Farbel Jazz Associates) have made music together for nearly the past decade. At the helm of the band is Mr Tom Schut, whose pianistry has both classical and jazz formation from the United States, CH, and his native land, the Netherlands.
Daphne Gayle is the heart of the musicality behind the Prangins Jazz Associates. a native of Maine, USA, Daphne Gayle (formerly Daphne Nichols) has performed in settings across the world as soloist, composer, accompanist and choir member, and is in her third year as lead vocalist for the PJA.
Piano, arranger, bandleader
Tom Schut, whose pianistry has both classical and jazz formation from the United States, CH, and his native land, the Netherlands
David Cooke started playing double bass at university in Nottingham (UK) and his enthusiasm for the instrument has never waned. With an extensive collection of jazz recordings, Cooke’s main influences on bass include Ray Brown, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Charlie Haden and Christian McBride.
Calen Gayle loves jazz. And flute… And truth.. And beauty… Here’s his personal website.
Chicago-born and bred Daniel Casey (1962) has played drums since the age of 8. First having played in Chicago rock , blues and country bands as a teenager, Casey developed a love for jazz while attending the University of Illinois in Urbana. After leaving a labor relations career behind him, he moved to Europe in 1997 where he has lived and played music in Ireland, The Netherlands and Switzerland. He is largely self-taught but has studied privately with Conor Guilfoyle (IR), Joost Lybaart (NL), Jeff Stitely and Joel Spencer (USA) and attended workshops by Bill Stewart, Ralph Irizarry, Kiko Freitas and Keith Copeland.
Just under, there’s a track that the Group Prangins Jazz recorded in the summer 2017: