BiiJ (But is it Jazz?) is a vocal led recording original project from Worcestershire saxophonist, producer, songwriter, and band leader Thomas Hinks. The project focuses mainly on vocal original songs in the vein of 30s and 40s show tunes such as feature in the American Songbook and Real Book series. BiiJ's debut album features 7 up and coming British female vocal talents across it's 18 original tracks. BiiJ also create the occasional non-jazz (more pop) tracks including their Christmas single for 2018 "Father Christmas Is Coming which features a choir of 6 to 9 year olds from Roman Way First School in Redditch and with 50% of any profits going to the school.
Show tunes and jazz of the 30s 40s and 50s. Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Charlie Rouse, Grover Washington Junior, The Crusaders, Herbie Hancock, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Eva Cassidy