The CRQ, founded by El Paso native and Latina jazz vocalist Candice Reyes, currently residing in New Jersey, has become over the years one of the most exciting, creative, and evolving ensembles.
After popular response to Reyes’s solo album in 2014 “Crossing Over” and driven by her eloquence and enthusiasm, presents the vibrant and creative new album “Your Way” featuring six-time Grammy Award winner and jazz renowned bassist Christian McBride along with well known lead trumpet player Nathan Eklund. The CRQ demonstrates a highly innovative, rhythmical, and pulsating type of music that connects and captivates the listener. The musical bond amongst each member is clearly visible and audible through each performance of the band. The CRQ creates a platform to generate new ideas while maintaining a constant communication within its members. The repertoire of the band reflects its roots in the tradition of jazz and blues as well modern-day music. The quintet is a dynamic ensemble that channels music with a spirited and openness to originality.