The Left Coast Quartet is a modern jazz group that recreates the timelessly cool sound of vintage West Coast jazz. Trumpeter James Davis, baritone saxophonist Mark Hiebert, bassist Joel Kelsey and drummer Lucas Gillan are some of the most engaging and active young musicians in 21st-Century Chicago's jazz scene, but they share an affinity for the music of 1950s Los Angeles. As a group, they specialize in the body of work created by the singular partnership of Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan, whose "pianoless quartet" made a splash that resonated throughout the jazz world in the 1950s and continues to excite listeners to this day. Their uncanny recreations of Mulligan and Baker's iconoclastically hip music create a fresh and unique ambience unlike anything else in the Chicago live music scene.
The Left Coast Quartet has performed at private events as well as at area jazz venues like Chicago's Whistler cocktail bar.
Enjoy some videos of the Left Coast Quartet below: