Here you will find flyers from past gigs, sample
contracts, newspaper/magazine articles on the
band and other press materials.
From a review of the 2006 Ingenuity
Festival: "
Got my jazz fix on...grooved along...the always
steady North Coast Jazz Collective."
For the full review click
Click here to check out The Plain Dealer's review of the
Northcoast Jazz Collective at Sunset Lounge!
NJC's debut album was featured in a review on the website Click here to check it out!
NJC's second album 'Changing Times' was also featured in a
review on the website Click here to check it
For the 'Changing Times' liner notes
(written by Harvey Pekar) click
Article from Cleveland Scene about NJC

Urban Experience
All That Jazz
Local bop combo unveils a new CD.

Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The Northcoast Jazz Collective gets folks in the mood every Sunday at Fat Fish

SUN 7/3
Soon after Mark Grey stepped off the plane in Cleveland after a stint with the
Marines in Hawaii, the Northcoast Jazz Collective drummer discovered that the land
of leis and luaus was a world away from Cleveland's jazz scene. "Hawaii has a very
small-town mentality, with a lot of local Hawaiian music and reggae, and not a lot of
jazz," says Grey. "It was a very good-ol'-boy network, all tied-in, and hard to break
into unless you were playing rock."

Upon his homecoming in 2001, Grey founded the post-bop quartet, which just
released its self-titled debut CD. Since then, the foursome has been shoring up
bookings at several area jazzfests and clubs, including a standing Sunday gig at
Fat Fish Blue.

"Unfortunately, what happens with some Cleveland clubs is that, after a while, they
want to make nothing but big dollars," says Grey. "So they eventually become all
blues. By having a venue that presents New Orleans-style food, it goes right with
the type of music we're playing. It gets people in the mood." The Northcoast Jazz
Collective performs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Fat Fish Blue, 21 Prospect
Avenue. Admission is free; call 216-875-6000. -- Cris Glaser

To view the article on the Cleveland Scene website click here.
For liner notes from our first album
(written by Geoff Beckman) click
Shaker Life Magazine June/July 2012 Issue feature
on NJC and Opus Restaurant.
Feature by the Record Courier on NJC prior to
their March 29 show at Secret Cellar in Kent, OH.
Included also is the link to the podcast of the phone