The Cutting Edge Jazz Group

The Cutting Edge Jazz Group


Modern, cutting edge jazz music with a traditional flavor. We perform original music and updated classics from Miles and Coltrane-era jazz. We also incorporate elements of funk, fusion, contemporary, Classical, and pop music.


We consist of some of the best and most original jazz musicians from the Houston and New York jazz scenes. Paul is one of the exciting new faces on the jazz scene in Texas with a sound influenced by Coltrane, Breacker, Wayne Shorter, David Liebman, and Joe Henderson, to name a few. Mike Owen is a veteran in Houston, moving effortlessly from piano to guitar. He is also known for his compositional skills. Thomas Helton is the champion of the Avant Garde in Houston, working with some of the best in jazz including trumpet great Tim Hagans. Cody Moffett, son of jazz drum legend Charles Moffett, is a transplant from New York and has worked with the most legendary names in jazz including Sonny Rollins, Kenny Drew Jr., Stanley Jordan, and many more.


Paul Peacock and Mike Owen: Higher Learning (BirdBoy/Owensong 2009)
Mike Owen and Paul Peacock: Give and Take (BirdBoy/Owensong 2009)
Mike Owen: A Jazz Affair (BirdBoy/Owensong 2009)
Cody Moffett: Evidence (TelArc 1993)
Cody Moffett: My Favorite Things (AGB Series 2000)

Set List

Typical set list includes about 50 - 75% original music and the rest a variety of jazz classics and other popular music presented in a new and updated format. Sets usually range 50 mins to an hour. Some non-original music might include:
Stella By Starlight
Norwegian Wood
Giant Steps
Inner Urge
Maiden Voyage
and others