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The Outstanding Music of Fourplay Jazz Quartet

Updated on April 17, 2017

Fourplay is an outstanding contemporary jazz quartet group.

Very talented members of the jazz quartet "Fourplay." On the left drummer, Harvey Mason, Nathan East plays bass and Chuck Loeb plays guitar.
Very talented members of the jazz quartet "Fourplay." On the left drummer, Harvey Mason, Nathan East plays bass and Chuck Loeb plays guitar.
Nathan East, who plays bass guitar gives a quick peace sign at the end of their performance at the Berks Jazz Festival.
Nathan East, who plays bass guitar gives a quick peace sign at the end of their performance at the Berks Jazz Festival.
Some of the beautiful lighting at the venue in the foyer where Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest was held.
Some of the beautiful lighting at the venue in the foyer where Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest was held.
Guitarist Chuck Loeb, get down during his performance at the jazz fest.
Guitarist Chuck Loeb, get down during his performance at the jazz fest.
Bob James on keyboards and Chuck Loeb, create a pure get down jazz session during the show.
Bob James on keyboards and Chuck Loeb, create a pure get down jazz session during the show.
Nathan East performs on bass as audience applauds during "Fourplays" performance.
Nathan East performs on bass as audience applauds during "Fourplays" performance.
Harvey Mason, serves as drummer of the Grammy Nominated super group, "Fourplay."
Harvey Mason, serves as drummer of the Grammy Nominated super group, "Fourplay."
Unique lighting was featured during the performance of "Fourplay" at the Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest in Reading, Pa.
Unique lighting was featured during the performance of "Fourplay" at the Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest in Reading, Pa.
This extremely talented artist is a jazz quartet of tremendous creativity and musicianship.
This extremely talented artist is a jazz quartet of tremendous creativity and musicianship.
The group "Fourplay" gathered in the foyer after their performance was autographs, interviews and photos with their guests.
The group "Fourplay" gathered in the foyer after their performance was autographs, interviews and photos with their guests.

Grammy Nominated "Fourplay's" Performance was Outstanding

Fourplay, played the heck out of their instruments during a performance at Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest. This #Grammy nominated contemporary American #smooth jazz quartet, artistically motivates jazz perfection through a variety of instruments. A multi-tlanted jazz group which consist of Chuck Loeb on lead guitar, who engrossed himself into his instrument as Loeb stimulated audience members to lively applauds. Chuck, slowly strolled over to Bob James, on keyboards as he harmoniously blended tunes from their third gold album Elixir, which reached #1.

Nathan East, masterfully strummed his bass as he performed some of their major hits such as #Fourplay which sold over a million copies when released in 1991 as the group's first record. Drummer Harvey Mason, enticed the audience with his variety of systematic beats that pulsated the heart. Their albums such as Between the Sheets, was #1, as well as their most recent album release Esprit de Four. This artistic and commercial oriented jazz quartet continues to consistently maintain "success by grafting elements of #R&B and pop to jazz, appealing to a broad mainstream audience," expressed Wikkepedia.

During a previous interview in Union Chapel, London, United Kingdom this comment was made, "In a span of over twenty years and 13 albums, the quartet has continued to explore the infinite possibilities of jazz, while appealing to an expansive audience base."

The cool, talented and whimsical Nathan East, has been with Fourplay for more than 26 years which he stated during their performance, "Don't you think we need to get down." Immediately, after those words Bob James on keyboards, Chuck Loeb on guitar and Harvey Mason on drums joined in this enthralling series of joy mingled with pure talent. Outstanding jazz that compelled audience members to clap and rhythmically bounce their head back and forth as their feet worked systematically with the music. It was a compelling night of genuine jazz and amazing music.

This event was sponsored by Berks Arts Council, located in Reading, Pa. This annual Berks Jazz Fest was held at Santander Performing Arts Center, located at 136 North 6th Street, Reading, Pa. For more information on major upcoming jazz event such as: 9th Greater Charleston Low Country Jazz Festival, to be held September 1st-3rd, 2017 Labor Day Weekend. The focus of this event will be "Jazzing With A Purpose." The Lineup will include: Damien Escobar & Brian Culbertson on Friday, September 1st, Grammy Award Winners, Jarrod Lawson, Robert Glasper, LaLah Hathaway on Saturday, September 2nd. On Sunday September 3rd, 2017, West Coast Jam Featuring: Norman Brown, Rick Braun & Richard Elliot plus Jeffery Osborne. For more information go to #Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. You can also go to the venue hotline of Charleston Performing Arts Center at 843-529-5000.


Dedicated fan of Fourplay, Sharon Elwell gave this interview after the performance, "I have been a follower of them for years. I started being interested in jazz when I was a teenager. I was a professional classical singer about 20 years ago." Sharon, went on to explain how jazz begin to appeal to her, "It is fun, very simple and complex, it is a high level of creativity." Sharon Elwell, served as a pianist where she enjoyed interacting with the audience. She enjoyed seeing the same type of interaction that Fourplay, demonstrates where, "they are so equally talented that they use instruments so well to express sheer joy."


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      Claudette Coleman Carter 

      16 months ago from Media, Pennsylvania

      Hi Taulenha Siler,

      Thanks so much for your inspirational comment. We truly have to learn an appreciation for jazz and its amazing creativity and talent. Fourplay, is just one of the numerous jazz bands that demonstrate tremendous talent. These type of groups are a source of tremendous instrumental creativity. We must continue to reveal this type of talent.

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      Tauleaha Siler 

      16 months ago

      Truly amazing people I personally love jazz and they definitely deserve an award jazz is really amazing and they sure we're amazing at it I play the flute and am pretty ok at it and my music teacher taught us some jazz and these other jazz players came and we watched them and they also very good. Keep up the good work! Fighting!

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