None Too Soon
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None Too Soon

Palo Alto, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Palo Alto, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2013
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None Too Soon EP - This is a four song release featuring Nicolle on two vocal songs - I've Never Been In Lover Before, an uptempo swing standard and a jazz take on Light My Fire.

There are also two instrumental songs - Jaco which is a cover of a Pat Metheny song and Baltimore which has a blues/gospel feel.  This last song is an original written by Bob Aron.

Released October 20,2017.  It's available on most music services including Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon Music.



Jazz has always been its own musical language, and Bay Area-based None Too Soon speaks it fluently.  One of Northern California's hottest draws and the perfect soundtrack to any celebration, the band is spontaneous while skillful in the way they play classic and contemporary Jazz, and as one prominent local club owner-turned-fan recently cheered: “None Too Soon captivated their audience from start to finish with an astonishingly deft and entertaining musical and visual performance. Their set list is comprised of the songs you want to hear, they are consummate professionals, easy to work with, and extremely talented.”

Jazz legend Miles Davis once said of his beloved genre, "first you imitate, then you innovate," and that's a beautiful musical description of Bay Area-based Jazz troupe None Too Soon, with founder/guitarist Gregg Zehr expounding on their sound that "when we get together and work up new material, ideas are bouncing around and a piece of music we already know starts to take on a sound that’s all our own."

Feeding off each other's energy as players as much as they do their live crowds, None Too Soon is anchored in the pocket by its founding trio of guitarist Gregg Zehr, keyboardist and master improviser Bob Aron, bassist Jack Marshall and drummer Tom Weiske, who sitting behind the kit where he draws from his background playing across the stylistic spectrum "I enjoy the synergy we all get when we lock into a groove, where the music seems to propel us rather than the other way around."

Songbird Nicolle McDonald flutters overtop, dancing in harmony with co-lead vocalist Grant Pierce, who in the same time rounds out the group's rhythm section on lead guitar, complementing the finger-floating of bassist Jack Marshall, who plays a fretless bass that produces a super-melodic sound carrying on in the tradition popularized by Jaco Pastorius, describes the sound the band makes together as eloquently as its performed, noting that "my most treasured musical moments have been when the conspiracy between the bass and drums and the rest of the band molds and shapes the energy of a tune and levitates the entire band above the stage. When this happens, the band feels it and the audience feels it and there is absolutely nothing else like it."


Eliane Elias, Melody Gardot, Diana Krall, Pat Metheny, Larry Carlton, Allen Hinds, and Weather Report.

   Nicolle MacDonald - Vocals
   Bob Aron - Keyboards
   Gregg Zehr - Guitar & Guitar Synth
   Grant Pierce - Guitar
   Tom Wieske Jr. - Drums
   Jack Marshall - Bass

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