Philadelphia native Gail Jhonson is the heart of the all star female ensemble, Jazz in Pink, and produced their debut CD, 1st Collection in 2014. She started her solo career with the album Keep The Music Playing (2004), followed by Pearls (2008) on nuGroove Records, HerStory on 111 East Music (2011) and this year New Beginnings on Philly the Kid Records.
After the loss of her son, her daughter off to Berklee College of Music, an unexpected surgery the recordings of her new album were like a deeply liberating breath. Gail is supported by prolific musicians like multi-instrumentalist Hamilton Hardin, saxophonists Marion Meadows and Mike Parlett, bassist Jimmy Haslip and many more.
The album introduces into Gail’s new creation with the title song. Tailored to win, this elegant tune is the ideal platform for Gail’s keyboard talent extraordinaire. Uptown Philly is the first single of the album and Gail’s tribute to her birth town. She touches our ears easily and fluffy with her divine style.