The Axiom Quartet will be featured this week on Jazz Northwest. The quartet was formed in 2004 to bring together the talents of saxophonist Alexey Nikolaev, pianist and composer John Hansen, Michael Glynn on bass and Phil Parisot on drums. Axiom has been playing a regular monthly gig at Tula's and has built a strong library of original compositions and arrangements. This performance recorded at Tula's last month is a good sampling of their variety of music.
Alexey Nikolaev was born in Russia and received his musical education there. He's been living in Seattle since 2000 and has taught at Central Washington University and Edmonds Community College. John Hansen, Michael Glynn and Phil Parisot have worked together as a rhythm section in several Seattle bands in addition to Axiom.