Just 4 Kicks
Vijay Singh, Kirby Shaw, Randy Crenshaw & Kirk
Just 4 Kicks started out as a hastily put-together group at
a festival in 1994, more out of mutual admiration for each other
and as a whim, but it caught the public ear. Each of the quartet's
members has a very active and high-profile music career of his
own and was not necessarily expecting something to grow from
the occasion. However, now they travel all over the United States
and Canada, giving concerts, clinics, workshops, and great musical
fun and inspiration to students everywhere.
| Just 4 Kicks' first album is titled "Just
For Kicks". Choral arranging giant Kirby Shaw performs here
with musical friends who, although separated by miles (spread
from LA to Seattle), share an infectious love for fun vocal jazz.
This is "real jazz," too, with scat or otherwise improvised
solos on virtually every song. But like the title indicates,
the male quartet is doing this for the sheer enjoyment rather
than making a
Last updated July 2000
|| Just 4 Kicks has released another album
called "All In Good Time". To quote a cappella agent
extraordinaire Ken Maucelli giving a quick description, "there
are 13 tracks in all, with arrangements of tunes by "Fats,"
Duke, Miles, Fain, Bonfa, Stevie Wonder, Frishberg, Strayhorn...a
nice little musical tour through the jazz genre."