Jazz is a classic and universally admired genre that plays to the tastes of any generation. Whether it’s instrumental or vocal, jazz has a plethora of nuanced styles that can cater to any event. Think big or small; intimate ceremony, huge corporate event, or two-hundred plate reception, this genre of music is dynamic and flexible enough for it all! Here are our top jazz band picks to book for your any of your events!
Vance Camisa is not only a dapper dresser, his unique, vintage style extends into his music as well. Evoking the classic jazz standards of the early to mid twentieth century, Vance and his band set the scene that harkens us back to jazz’s golden era. Imagine Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Count Basie, George Gershwin and Duke Ellington all rolled up into one tastefully modern act - that’s Vance Camisa. If you’re looking to add style and sophistication to your cocktail hour, non-profit gala, or dinner reception, look no further. Book Vance as a solo act or with his wonderful quartet complete with keys and vibraphone and take your event into the jazz age to experience the timeless class of a golden era.
Tom Moon’s Jazz Casual
From classic to contemporary jazz, Tom Moon’s Jazz Casual has the chops for any occasion. Tom’s saxophone harkens back to the bebop era, evoking a smooth and urbane atmosphere that is perfect for your cocktail hour entertainment. Comprised of some of Philadelphia’s finest session players, Jazz Casual plays torchy ballads and Great American Songbook tunes, as well as bossa nova classics and sleek, ear-pleasing originals.
Sean, a Berklee College of Music Alumnus, has been in demand as a multi-instrumentalist and composer for over twenty years. Sought out for his talents on guitar, bass, piano and both the rubab and dutar, instruments from hisnative Afghanistan, Shawn is known for his musical sensitivity, lyricism and spirited drive to create excitement among listeners and fellow musicians. If you’re looking to add an avant garde flare to your event and liven up your guests with a vibrant performance, be sure to book E Shawn Qaissaunne!
Chelsea Reed is the talented leader of the Philly early jazz band, Chelsea Reed & The Fairweather Five. Her music draws on influences including Bessie Smith, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. Chelsea loves to explore the roots of jazz to find creative ways to interpret forgotten songs and beloved classics to captivate a new generation of listeners. Chelsea’s voice is the leading force behind the band’s prestige. If your cocktail hour, reception, or private event could use some beautifully soothing vocals and a marvelous band leader, give us a call and we can discuss Chelsea’s availability and rates!
The Herreras are Esteban and Sebastian who started out as a Latin / Spanish guitar duo in 2009. They play a variety of World Fusion tunes influenced by the styles of the great guitarists of this era like Strunz & Farah, Jesse Cook, Paco de Lucia, and Al Di Meola. Esteban and Sebastian come from a musical family. As cousins, their fathers and uncles make up the acclaimed group Los Hermanos Herrera. They each have their own unique style of playing. While Sebastian is a guitar virtuoso using finger picking techniques that allow him to reach tremendous velocity in his playing, Esteban has developed a technique using a teardrop pick which allows him to swiftly cover the entire fretboard with his high speed signature moves. For something different, check out The Herreras.
If you’re picturing your band commanding the room onstage or providing a subtle and joyful ambiance to your event, you can take your pick from any of our favorite jazz bands that encompasses that exact style. At Mole Street Artists, our passion is finding the perfect fit for wedding and event entertainment, so let us do just that!
Give us a call at (215) 475-5016 and speak with Sean Timmons to book an artist! Talk soon!