• Top 15 Traditional Jazz Album in the U.S. (SoundScan Traditional Jazz chart)
  • Top 20 Jazz Album in the U.S. (Billboard Jazz chart)
  • Nine consecutive weeks on the Jazz Week radio chart

"...This gem feels timeless. It's a stunner...This quartet (with Menzies and Phillips handling the arrangements and production) has crafted a sonic atmosphere that seduces the listener into a state of transfixed bliss. It’s one thing to create a mood; it’s quite another to sustain that mood for an entire album."  

-DownBeat Magazine (Editors’ Pick)

"The Ballads Album Miles Davis Never Recorded…Lush, emotional performances. Phillips' trumpet radiates warmth and sweetness as it floats over Menzies' delicate piano chords." 

-East Bay Express



Nick Phillips: Trumpet / Cava Menzies: Piano / Jeff Chambers: Bass / Jaz Sawyer: Drums






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Cava Menzies | Nick Phillips

The Jazz School (California Jazz Conservatory), 2087 Addison St., Berkeley, CA

Cava Menzies | Nick Phillips Featuring:Nick Phillips - trumpetCava Menzies - pianoPaul Eastburn - bassJaz Sawyer - drums

$15 general / $12 student


Bajaba Showcase

KPFA 94.1 FM: Live In-Studio Performance

Live in-studio Cava Menzies | Nick Phillips performance on KPFA radio.  94.1 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Or stream live anywhere at KPFA.org.


Cava Menzies/Nick Phillips Quartet

Musically Minded Academy, 5776 Broadway Ave., Oakland, CA

To purchase tickets, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cava-menzies-nick-philipps-tickets-9312996423   Advance:$15 general admission ($12 for seniors, disabled and students with ID)At the door:$18 general admission ($15 for seniors, disabled and students with ID)

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