"Plan B" is a contemporary smooth jazz band of four talented musicians born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 1997, the group's members are Dale Harris (leader) on bass guitar, Tom Smith on keyboards, Ray Robinson on drums, Mike Cummings on guitar After practicing long and hard hours, the band began to take their music more seriously and sought to become one of the better jazz bands and recording artists in the Philadelphia area. Since then, they have appeared regularly at many of Philadelphia and New Jerseys top jazz venues ..... places such as Zanzibar Blue, Charlie B's, Club Damani, Manayunk Brewery, North by Northwest, The Liacorus Center, The Wachovia Center, The Mann Music Center, The Firehouse Cafe, The Borgata Hotel and Casino, Caesars Hotel, Balleys Casino, Taylors, O'Hara's, The Inner Circle, The Peoples' Festival, The West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, Warm Daddy's, The Flying Fishbone, The Morris Arboretum, Stinger Square Festival, Penns Landing on the Delaware riverfront and more to come.
In November of 2008 this band won the "WJJZ 97.5 Houseband Competion".This in fact was the biggest competition in the tri state area, with over 40 jazz bands that entered. "Plan B" won it all .
"Innovative" is the word that best describes their style and approach to music as they incorporate new dynamics and energetic expressions into their songs. They also feature some of the best vocalists from the Philadelphia tri state area to acompany thier smooth sounds. Whether they are performing a popular cover tune, or some of their highly requested originals, they simply leave you hungry for more. What makes them unique from other smooth jazz groups is their unique ability to encompass R&B, jazz, funk, reggae, fusion along with other magical elements which allow their energy to flow, embracing the mind, body and spirit of each listener. When you find your head bobbing and are up on your feet dancing to their smooth grooves, you'll know that you have been captivated by "Plan B".
" Plan B" has written/produced/recorded and released thier debut cd titled "If U Only Nu" on Philly Groove Music/Records and with thier career moving steadily on course they have been opening many door to new venues of the arts. You can bet that "Plan B" will become a household name in the jazz genre worldwide.
Their motto is : If your Plan A dont work try us"Plan B"
cd's also available in stores.... digital downloads available at www.cdbaby.com .... thank you for your support "Plan B"