Plus One Jazz Group plays an eclectic mix of jazz that paints a broad stroke from straight ahead to jazz interpretations of classical, pop, rock, Broadway, and R&B. This Dallas-based quartet is led by Rebecca Cordes and features a dynamic and intimate ensemble of piano, bass, drums, trumpet, and voice. Plus One is new to the Dallas jazz scene and looks forward to releasing its first album in 2013.

Rebecca Cordes (piano/vocals/arrangements) is a classically trained pianist, jazz musician, composer, arranger, and teacher. Ms. Cordes frequently collaborates as both a performer and composer in Dallas and New York. Her first musical, The Great White Way (book and lyrics by David Parr), was first staged at the 2007 International Dance Festival in New York. The finished work later had its world premiere in Dallas at the 2011 Out-of-the-Loop Fringe Festival at WaterTower Theater. Ms. Cordes’ most recent collaboration with David Parr resulted in the creation of A Most Happy Stella, a mini-musical jazz remake of A Streetcar Named Desire, which premiered in Dallas at the 2012 Out-of-the-Loop Fringe Festival. She was also a proud participant in Band of Gypsies 2, a NYC-based choreographer’s showcase that premiered two of her jazz compositions with original choreography by Nick Kepley. In the Dallas area Ms. Cordes also performs frequently with the Frisco School of Music Jazz Combo and other various groups.

James Journey (drums) is a graduate of the University of North Texas music program. He has been heavily involved in music from an early age. Primarily playing drumset, he has played with several groups around the DFW and Chicago areas, with jazz combos, folk bands, electronic groups, and church worship bands. He currently tours nationally with the King's Brass band.

Jason Webb (trumpet) has been a freelance trumpeter in the DFW area since 2005. He also spent several years touring, most notably with the King's Brass,
playing concerts all over the United States. He currently resides in Aubrey TX, and is an avid BBQ fan.

Musicians in Plus One also include:
John Allnutt, drums
Paul Birk, trombone
Brian Casey, bass
Mike Drake, drums
Jeffry Eckels, bass
Ken Edwards, trumpet/flugel
Antonio Gutierrez, drums
Young Heo, bass
Marcus Jones, drums
Drew Lang, drums
Gordon Malone, bass
Brian Mulholland, bass
Aaron Whitman, sax