Bell Tower Music has released the self-titled debut album of Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five.
“…She engages you when she sings and makes you feel like you’re part of the story.”
– Terell Stafford, renowned jazz trumpeter
In 2012, Chelsea Reed met five other musicians who shared her passion for early jazz and swing music. This meeting gave way to the formation of Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five on Temple University’s campus. Shortly thereafter, they began a now-legendary series of gigs in south Philadelphia. The band immediately gained a dedicated following of swing dancers and fellow jazz enthusiasts.
Success came quickly to Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five on the heels of headlining performances at prestigious venues like the Kimmel Center and World Café Live. By the following year they found themselves playing the Iowa City Jazz Festival thanks to a grant from Temple University.
In late 2013 Bell Tower Music, Temple University’s student-run record label, signed Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five and produced the sessions for what is now their debut album. Chelsea and her band celebrate the rich history of American blues and early jazz.
Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five is:
Chelsea Reed: Vocals
Noah Hocker: Trumpet
Chris Oatts: Soprano/Alto Saxophone
Jake Kelberman: Guitar
Joe Plowman: Bass
Austin Wagner: Drums
11/07/14 Chagrin Falls, OH Bainbridge Swing Dance 11:00 PM
11/08/14 Pittsburgh, PA Swing City 8:00 PM
11/14/14 St. Davids, PA Eastern University 9:00 PM
11/15/14 Philadelphia, PA Chris’ Jazz Café 8:00 PM
11/22/14 Newark, Delaware University of Delaware, Kent Dining Hall 11:00 PM
12/06/14 Philadelphia, PA Chris’ Jazz Café 11:00 PM
12/13/14 Philadelphia, PA Chris’ Jazz Café 11:00 PM
12/20/14 Philadelphia, PA Chris’ Jazz Café 11:00 PM
12/31/14 York, PA Valencia Ballroom 11:00PM
01/18/15 Philadelphia, PA Rhythm Session 8:00 PM
03/21/15 Pottstown, PA SwingKat 8:00 PM
05/02/15 Lancaster, PA Lancaster Swing Dance 8:00 PM
Source- Miles High Productions