standards & substandards

We’re an easygoing quartet (vocals, piano, bass, drums) that loves to play whimsical re-creations, interesting blends of genres, classic jazz standards, or ironic twists on simple tunes. We’ll just as happily perform an upbeat jazz standard as a bluesy torch song, and we’ll also blur traditions of funk, pop, rock, and blues as the spirit moves us. In short, we just like playing music as we’ve reimagined it. It doesn’t hurt to have a charismatic vocalist/diva and playful instrumentalists.

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Standards & Substandards is (L to R): Adam Johnston (piano), Caryn Crowley (vocals/diva), Ian Marshall (drums), and Tim Herzog (bass).