Hotel Congress Plaza Stage
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
January 22, 2023
“The Guide” – Jake Leckie, Nadav Peled, Elizabeth Goodfellow
The Guide is an acoustic folk-jazz trio with Jake Leckie on upright bass, Nadav Peled on guitar, and Elizabeth Goodfellow on drums. Throughout the pandemic, the trio played a weekly outdoor jam session in Leckie’s front yard known as “Quarantunes,” at first working through the American Songbook and jazz standards, and later introducing original compositions. These sessions became an anchor not only for the trio, but for the community of neighbors and other local musicians who would bring out their families each week to enjoy the music. During that year, while keeping the music alive, the trio developed a cohesive sound, trust, and palpable familiarity.
As a trio they have performed at several of LA’s jazz venues, including ETA, Sam First, and Three Clubs, where they host a weekly jam session. Equally comfortable playing bebop, Ethiopian funk, folk/pop covers, and their own compositions, there is something for everyone in this trio. Their original music is organic, triadic, and in the pocket. Honest, singable melodies are supported by compelling harmonic movement. The simple instrumentation and interactive playing style gives the trio a cohesive and intimate vibe which can be enjoyed from the first note to the last vamp