Terri Olsen and the Perfect Blend

Terri has been singing professionally since she was 18. She appeared in four Broadway shows: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Into the Light, Jerry’s Girls and Starlight Express and sang back up for Carly Simon on her album Coming Around Again and did numerous TV commercials and voice-overs. Terri was a featured performer in The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies 22nd and 23rd seasons. Continue reading

Trish Hatley American Songbook

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Vocalist Trish Hatley is one of the most beloved and enduring figures on the West Coast music scene today. With her easy sense of swing, beautiful tone and innate sensitivity to the lyric, she effectively balances technical mastery and genuine accessibility, making her extremely popular among jazz fans and critics alike. Trish performs and records with her own quintet, as well as the vocal jazz trio Trish, Hans and Phil. She has appeared in multiple Pop Symphony concerts and loves “singing with swingin’ Big Bands” whenever the opportunity presents itself. Trish is particularly revered for her mastery of the Great American Songbook. In the words of music blogger Robert Nicisoa, “She sings songs that were written years ago but her approach breathes new life and sparkle into all of them!”

Trish has released eight critically acclaimed CD’s to date; six with the Trish Hatley Quintet and two with the vocal jazz trio “Trish, Hans & Phil.” Her most recent CD “I Remember, 2nd Set,” released in 2015, is a follow-up to 2010’s “I Remember,” a heartfelt homage to the classic jazz standards. “I Remember, 2nd Set” has been well received by critics throughout the U.S. and Europe. Paul Richards of WHLI Radio in New York City describes the recording as “relentlessly and ridiculously good from beginning to end.”

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California Feetwarmers

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California Feetwarmers bring the dancing back to your feet! Want to have a good time at your next event? How about incorporating a little soulful New Orleans music with a twist!

The California Feetwarmers are an eclectic group of young 20-somethings that play 1920’s music like second nature! Based in Southern California this group also travels worldwide to bring people out on the dance floor and dancing in their shoes. Their unique sound gives a special energy and boost to your ears. Allowing you and your guest to have a good time and not worry about a thing. The best way to describe their vibe and sound is a old-timely New Orleans jazz ensemble. How can you not fall in love with their vibe and sound?

California Feetwarmers performing with LA Shag (available for booking with band.)

California Feetwarmers Grammy Award winning performance with Keb’ Mo’

 

Red Hot Showband

RedHotShowband1This High-Energy Band is so incredibly diverse. They will blow you away with their vast repertoire and their amazing Hype DJ, CoryLive. What truly sets them apart are their twists and new interpretations of your favorite tunes, plus energy that cannot be compared. Performing for the Primetime Emmys Governor’s Ball for the last 3 years, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides World Premiere, Dancing With The Stars Wrap Party and 300th Episode Party, the Biggest NYE party of Las Vegas at ARIA for the past 5 years, , countless Corporate Parties, Movie Premieres, etc. The Red Hot Showband is one of the most unique and distinct bands in the country and they travel everywhere. They have shared the stage with special Guests Stars such as Gavin DeGraw, DWTS’s Derek Hough and Maria Menounos, Judith Hill, Katharine McPhee and they were the opening act for Katy Perry and Darius Rucker.

Siren’s Crush

SirensCrush2015Siren’s Crush is a high energy, all live, dance band whose talent and young, modern appeal has set a new standard in Top 40 Entertainment.

Specializing in Today’s dance music and performing a wide range of classic dance favorites, Siren’s Crush will keep the dance floor packed from start to finish covering hits by: Katy Perry, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Beyonce. Dance to your old school favorites from Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, Earth wind and Fire, and many more.

Siren’s Crush has been featured on MTV, in national commercials, and has shared the stage with Grammy Award winning Artists: Boyz II Men, Erykah Badu, Blues Traveler, Vanilla Ice, Lisa Lisa the cast of Dancing with the Stars, So you think you can Dance and numerous others.

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  2. Hot n Cold
  3. Sway 1:02
  4. Heartbreaker
  5. Just Dance
  6. Don't Stop 0:25
  7. Meet me Halfway 0:34
  8. Respect 1:15

Big Band Jazz Machine

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This band is incredible and what an amazing experience to play with them!!  I have been singing with them for about 10 years now and my singing partner, Nathan Fry just joined us this year.   The band has been together more than 30 years and is truly one of the best big bands around.  We don’t do the old swing style that people think of when they think “big band”.  We do high energy modern arrangements for this 17 piece band.  Our CD, “It’s About Time”, was just released about a month ago and has already gotten lots of airplay around the country as well as noticed in Europe and Japan.  The CD features some heavy guest stars including Wayne Bergeron (trumpet), Eric Marienthal (saxophone), Dean Brown (guitar), Bill Cantos (piano), Bernie Dressel (drums), and Gilbert Castellanos (trumpet) as well as the best of San Diego’s musicians.

Swingtown

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SWINGTOWN was founded in 1993 by Dave Eastly and Dave Wells, after seeing a need for a band that combined Big-Band Swing Music with popular R & B, Disco, and Rock an Roll dance music.  And they’ve assembled some of the finest musicians in Southern California that actually like each other and want to bring their sense of “FUN” to the party!  The band developed its own “chemistry” while performing in the So Cal nightclub scene, making SWINGTOWN the acclaimed ensemble of today!

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LE JAZZ HOT

LE JAZZ HOT is the ultimate swing band – world-class musicians, top-notch showmanship, and an expert touch with the sights and sounds of yesteryear! They perform all of the hits from the Golden Era of film as well as swing favorites from the catalogues of Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. They roar through the swingin’ hits of the 30s, 40s and 50s such as “Sing, Sing, Sing,” Just A Gigolo,” and “In The Mood.” The show also includes the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, and more. They also perform the retro swing hits of Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Buble`, Brian Setzer and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. LE JAZZ HOT has been the top swing band in the Los Angeles area for over 15 years!

Also consider adding the fabulous HOT COTTON CANDIES, who shimmy and strut their tap/ jazz routines along with the band!

 

Sue Palmer Queen of Boogie

San Diego’s Queen of Boogie Woogie, Sue Palmer, has amazed audiences all over the world with her unique style and phenomenal left hand. She delights in creating an atmosphere reminiscent of the small clubs and cafes of 1932 Paris, Harlem, West Texas and Hawaii. Her first CD, which features many of her own compositions, has been described as “full of fun, and cool enough to cause crop damage to orange groves.” Her second CD, “Soundtrack to a B Movie” was called “a steam of sultry sound.” “Live at Dizzy’s” was voted the Best Blues Album at the San Diego Music Awards, 2002-2003. “Palmer has come into her own on this wonderful new release, “In The Green Room,” 2005, with studio and live tracks redefining her rep as “just” a gifted pianist-bandleader. Palmer may now add producer and visionary to her resume.” Her 2007 release, “Sophisticated Ladies,” has won the 2008 International Blues Challenge (IBC) Award for Best Self Produced CD, awarded by the Blues Foundation in Memphis, and many think its her best album yet.

Sue & Her Motel Swing Orchestra are renowned for their highly energetic shows… …and have received rave reviews for their live performances, including the Mammoth Jazz Festival, Ocean Beach Jazz Festival, LaJolla BytheSea Concerts, KSDS Jazz Radio 88.3, and many others. While her band plays a wonderful combination of swing, blues, New Orleans, and boogiewoogie styles, Sue’s talented crew are also capable of several Specialty Shows including a 20’s Flapper style show.

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Royal Crown Revue

The Royal Crown Revue (RCR) is a band formed in 1989 in Los Angeles, CA. They are often credited with starting the Swing Revival movement. Liv, RCR has been extremely successful: They participated in 1998’s Vans Warped Tour, opened for the B-52s and The Pretenders and played at major US Jazz Festivals. The band also filmed an episode of Gene Simmons Family Jewels which aired in March 2010.

The band was founded by Mark Stern, Eddie Nichols and Mando Dorame out of their love of Rockabilly, Punk, Jazz, Blues, Soul and other styles of roots music. Two of Stern’s siblings, Jamie and Adam rounded out the group (Mark, Adam and another brother Shawn were members of the punk band Youth Brigade.

After releasing their first album on BYO Records, the band signed with Warner Bros. and parted ways with the Stern brothers.Currently, RCR’s lineup consists of singer Eddie Nichols, tenor saxophonist/arranger/writer Mando Dorame, trumpeter Scott Steen and drummer Daniel Glass. The band continues to play to capacity crowds in Australia, Europe and the US.

After filming The Mask, RCR began a residency at the landmark Los Angeles club, The Derby, which gained worldwide recognition due, in large part, to the location’s inclusion in the hit film Swingers. Although the band’s music was an instrumental part of The Derby’s swing scene, a conflict in their Warner Brothers contract prevented Royal Crown Revue from appearing in the movie.

The RCR Horn section backed Bette Middler on her top-grossing 2003-2004 Kiss My Brass tour. Trumpeter Scott Steen was Bette’s featured soloist.

Royal Crown Revue is an infectious and energizing group ideal for your next corporate event!

 

 

LA AllStars

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LA ALLSTARS is a high energy, first-rate entertainment band available in any configuration, from a single musician to 15+ also offering DJ’s and Dancers. This ultra hip, contemporary party band has performed for major corporations such as IBM, Google, Bank Of America, Toyota, Warner Bros. Studios, and McDonald’s just to name a few. In addition, LA ALLSTARS has been the chosen entertainment for numerous celebrities and high profile charities including Oprah Winfrey, ABC’s “The Bachelor: Jason & Molly’s Wedding” and most recently a performance for ‘Dr. Phil’. Their repertoire includes a wide variety of styles performed with a contemporary flair catering to all audiences.

With their fresh, funky, and energetic style, flexibility, professionalism, and careful attention to detail, the LA ALLSTARS offer all clients a wonderful and seamless experience, both on and offstage.

 

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This is a fun and upbeat alternative, performing all the top old and new hits but acoustically with the ability to be mobile. This is a great option for a small venue, for guests entering a large ballroom as the ‘welcoming’ entertainment, or for roaming around any size venue. A great option for events with a restricted budget that don’t want the added expense of having to provide sound/lights. Ideal for weddings, as well!! This option can be provide in any configuration from a duo to 6+ piece band.

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Swing Circus

Swing CircusWelcome to the cartoon-noir universe of Jay Alexander’s New Swing Circus. This exciting new offering in themed events combines the mystery of a speakeasy and the thrill of vaudeville. Step into another era as a hired thug in a cool suit asks for the pass-word. Inside, a gangster’s moll in a tight red dress and plenty of rhinestone’s takes a swig from a martini glass. She then breathes a four foot flame toward the bar. Cigarette girls roam the crowd hawking goods from the Trick City Novelty Company. On stage the deliciously evil band leader inspires 10 pieces of brass to start blowin’ a swing number that would make Benny Goodman proud! The real fun starts when Jay Alexander hits the room at the speed of sound with a show combining the punch of vaudeville, the heat of a speakeasy and plenty o’ shtick! This show will make the joint jump like a cat on a hot tin roof.

Stan Watkins Big Band

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The Stan Watkins Big Band is comprised of 7 to 16 members and play the music of the golden age of the Big Band era. The band plays the sounds of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, Perez Prado and many others. Stan, the band leader will be there to sing the memorable crooner songs and play some of your old favorites from that bygone age and of course as with all of Stans groups; Rock and R&B can be tastefully added upon request.

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  2. Mambo #5 0:51
  3. Sing Sing 1:14
  4. Patricia 1:10
  5. Mellowtone 1:35

Listen to their Latin sound here:

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  2. La Bamba 1:56
  3. Mamaguela 2:30
  4. Reloj 2:31