July 13: Cava Menzies and Nick Phillips at Fenix


The moody, deceptively simple jazz of pianist Cava Menzies and trumpeter Nick Phillips is taking the jazz community by storm. The slow roll of the duo’s subtle and nuanced energy manifests splendidly on the pair’s latest album, Moment to Moment, a reflective and gentle collection of ballads and fiery tunes that recalls traditional influences of classic greats like Coltrane and Brubeck. The album is actually a debut record for the duo, who’ve been playing together for only two years; though their lifetimes of musical heritage belies their relatively new partnership. Cava Menzies and Nick Phillips perform on Sunday, July 13, at Fenix, 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 6:30pm. $15-$20. 415.813.5600.

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