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A two-time San Diego Music Award winner for Best Blues Artist, vivacious young vocal phenom Whitney sings with a commanding authority that’s usually associated with artists twice her age. No less an authority than soul legend Candi Staton called Shay “one heck of a singer” and asserted “She really has heart.” The Beach and Bay Press further stated, “Whitney is one of San Diego’s most electrifying artists, with a sassy, brassy stage presence that makes her one of the area’s top performers to watch.” Continue reading

Gypsy Swing Cats

The San Diego based Gypsy Swing Cats perform an energetic, innovated blend of Swing, Jazz and Blues. Their music merges Gypsy melodies and rhythms, with the influences of American Jazz reminiscent of Paris in the 1930’s: cool, charming and classy. The music of the Gypsy Swing Cats is thoroughly modern infused with the wild, mysteriously free and exciting Gypsy flavors. Continue reading

Danny Green Trio

Over the past decade, jazz pianist and Origin Records recording artist Danny Green has earned recognition as a bandleader and as a composer with a gift for spinning supple, absorbing narratives. Green’s growing portfolio of vibrant sounds – an enchanting mix of jazz, classical, and Brazilian rhythms – has captured the attention of critics around the world, including DownBeat Magazine, Jazziz, San Diego Union Tribune, the Boston Globe, and Public Radio International. Continue reading

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

Angie Whitney

angie28Angie Whitney is a native Californian who commenced her musical career at the very young age of four, singing duets with her twin sister, Rachel. The twins soon advanced to becoming members of their father’s church choir in Vallejo, California, and their talents developed throughout their early years due to the growing demand for appearances before local groups and organizations. Continue reading

Jenny O’Henny

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Known for a voice that’s equal parts soulful and sultry, Jennifer (aka Jenny O’Henny) has been fine tuning her craft for the better part of a decade. Jenny covers an eclectic mix of jazz, soul, and R&B appropriate for any event. She can be booked as a duo for intimate gatherings or as a full 5 piece band for larger, high energy events. Her powerhouse voice will transform any party, keeping everyone movin’ and groovin’ all night long!

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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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Joe Cardillo

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Joe Cardillo creates a unique combination of live loops using percussive beats by thumping his guitar, laying down the chords, and playing bass lines (using the octave guitar pedal).In addition, he sings the melody while often times looping vocal harmonies. Perhaps the most unique aspect of his show is Joe’s ability to open up the songs by picking up any of his four saxophones and playing soulful solos with the loops in the background.Joe’s sound can be described as a melting pot of One Republic, Dave Matthews, Van Morrison, and Jason Mraz topped off with tasteful saxophone solos.

         
1filterbThroughout his music career, Joe has opened up for acts such as Sister Hazel, Dispatch, Everclear, Eric Martin, The Pat McGee Band and worked with Lakewest Studios producer Jack Gauthier (Dispatch, Pete Francis, Rich Price, Cardinal Direction).Joe has brought a whole new meaning to a “solo” act. In fact, when listening to his CD, numerous people have commented their disbelief in one person being able to produce the array of instruments and vocals without pre-recorded tracks. In order to truly appreciate and understand his style, a fan must see him play live at a show.The interaction and relationship Joe employs with his movement of tapping the various floor pedals to create loops and different sounds, while simultaneously playing his instruments and singing provides the audience with a voluminous sound and a distinctive live show that will make them come back for more.

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Joe Cardillo and Friends” is a hand picked super-group of some of San Diego’s best musicians. Collectively they have played over 5,000 shows and have shared the stage with Jason Mraz, Sister Hazel, Foreigner, Donavon Franlenreiter, Dispatch, Everclear, ZZ Top and more. Joe Cardillo Trio play a versatile mix of adult contemporary, rock, blues, top 40, pop, country, R&B, jazz, funk and all your favorite sing a longs. With a combination of smooth vocals, guitar, saxophone, bass, keyboard and drums they have the ability to create different vibes while still sounding like the same band. JC & Friends has a catalog of over 500 songs, are great at reading the crowd, and are natural entertainers. They are a perfect addition to add that extra energy and sparkle to make your event a most memorable one.

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Stone Soul

StoneSoul2STONE SOUL plays the best Classic Soul and Motown from legendary artists Stevie Wonder, James Brown, The Temptations, Four Tops, Otis Redding and many more! STONE SOUL’s authentic, retro look, sound and electric live performances have thrilled hundreds of thousands of Southern California fans.

STONE SOUL’s spot-on sound has been called upon to support the O’Jays and Stevie Wonder (San Manuel Casino), Diana Ross (Fantasy Springs Casino), Mary Wilson (Rock the Rooftop – Westlake, CA) and BB King (BB King’s Blues Club – Universal CityWalk) and has been highly sought-after for corporate events as well (Disney, Rusnak Auto Group, Rent.com, Breeder’s Cup, Peterson Auto Group, Arthur Murray Dance Studios, Subway, ABC TV, and more!).

For the best Classic Soul & Motown from one of California’s most professional and entertaining bands you can’t go wrong with STONE SOUL!

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The Kelly Rae Trio

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the soulful vocal styling of The Kelly Rae Trio will add class & style to your event. If you are looking for background music to create a cocktail conversation atmosphere the soulful vocal styling of The Kelly Rae Trio will add class to your event. We can customize and create an elegant evening of music with her diverse range of Jazz standards, Swing, Pop, Blues, Bossa novas and ballads.

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Eddie Daniels Quartet

Grammy Award nominee, Eddie Daniels first came to the attention of the jazz audience as a tenor saxophonist with the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra. When Thad and Mel first organized their band in 1966 to play Monday nights at the Village Vanguard in New York (where it still plays), Eddie was one of the first musicians they called. Later that year, he sank $400 in a round-trip flight to Vienna to enter the International Competition for Modern Jazz, a contest organized by the pianist Fredrich Gulda and sponsored by the city of Vienna, and won first prize on saxophone. He continued working with Thad and Mel over the next several years and toured Europe extensively with them.

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The Tim McMahon Jazz Ensemble

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The Tim McMahon Ensemble specializes in performing jazz and R&B, as well as the very best in pop music with a variety of different configurations. We provide everything from a piano trio jazz group to quartet, quintet and even a six piece ensemble setting with horns. We also have several of San Diego’s most talented vocalists available who specialize in singing jazz standards and pop-classics.

If you’re looking for background jazz for an office function or a band for a wedding, we hope you’ll take a minute to browse through the site. We pride ourselves on professional attitude and attire and hope you’ll consider us for your next event!

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.