The Rhythm Section Jazz Band is an extremely versatile jazz orchestra. From classic jazz to pop-rock, our song selection consists of over 6,500 tunes from the Paul Sherwood arrangement Library.
We have worked very hard to put together 'books' of different styles of music to give our clients more choices. We can choose our favorite songs to best fit your event or you can help us choose your favorites.
1. Swing is our speciality.
2. But, if we pull out the 'pop rock book' then get ready to rock, because we play over 150 songs from the 1960's, 70's and 80's.
3. If Dance is your thing, then, let us bounce, jump, fox trot, mambo, rhumba, tango, conga, cha-cha, samba, stomp, swing and waltz your group to nirvana.
The Rhythm Section Jazz Band core is a 10 piece 'Little Big Band' and consists of 1st sax alto/clarinet, 2nd sax tenor/clarinet, 3rd sax alto/soprano, trombone, trumpet, piano, guitar, bass, drums and vocalist.
If you prefer, we also play as a full big band with 5 saxes, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets and full rhythm section (piano, guitar, bass and drums).
Or, we break down to any smaller size combo if space or budget are tight. Our pianist is available to play earlier for cocktails and dinner or the whole night if that's all you need.
We, also, perform as a post bop quartet with saxophone, piano, bass, and drums. Add a vocalist?
If you need a studio band, recording sessions are our bread and butter.
We can provide a pit orchestra for your next play, on or off Broadway.
TRS has a commitment to excellence and professionalism that assures a successful outcome for your event's entertainment. Not only are the musicians top notch, but, our crew sets up the band well advance of the musicians' arrival. The PA equipment that we travel with is of the finest quality and our people are the nicest in the industry.
Thank you for looking and we look forward to hearing from you.
Paul Sherwood, band leader
Children's Birthday Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
720 In The BooksJan Savitt
A Ghost Of A Chance
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Black and BlueLouise Armstong
Blue SkiesIrving Berlin
Body And SoulBillie Holiday
Canadian SunsetEddie Heywood
Cheek To CheekFred Astair
Christopher ColumbusFletcher Henderson
Cow-Cow BoogieElla Mae Morse
Cry Me A RiverJulie London
Cuban PeteDezi Arnez
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From MeDuke Ellington
Don't Be That WayChick Web
Don't Get Around Much AnymoreDuke Ellington
Every TubCount Basie
Forty Second StreetBroadway
Groovin' EasyCount Basie
Hey JudeThe Beatles
I Can't Get StartedBennie Berigan
I Cover The WaterfrontLouise Armstrong
I Got You (I Feel Good)James Brown
It's Tight Like That
I've Got The World On A StringFrank Sinatra
Just In Time
Mean To MeElla Fitzgerald
Miami Beach Rhumba
Son of a Preacher ManAtetha Franklin
When Sunny Gets BlueDinah Washington
Owner of a Lonley HeartYes
Peter Gun Theme Song
Mission Impossible Theme
Mood IndigoDuke Ellington
My Funny Valentine
Sing, Sing, SingGene Krupa
Stompin' At The SavoyChick Web
Stormy WeatherLena Horne
Taking A Chance On Love
Teach Me Tonight
The Way You Look Tonight
Who's Sorry Now
Why Don't You Do Right
Taste of HoneyHerb Alpert
over 2,000 More songs to chooseRock, Jazz, Swing, Latin, Show Tunes and more
"Paul Sherwood and the Rhythm Section did a marvelous job at our wedding reception! Everyone loved the music - it fit our diverse crowd extremely well. The band was also very welcoming to my cousin, who not only sang at our wedding but also performed several numbers with the band. We received rave reviews about the unique music, and the dance floor was occupied almost all night! I would highly recommend this group for any occasion - live music added a finishing touch of elegance to our event!"
- Julie L.
Wedding in South Haven, MI on 09/08/2007
"Very talented musicians, they worked on a special request we had for a song in only 4 weeks. They are a great band if you are looking for jazz or swing for your event. "
- Andrew G.
Anniversary Party in Lakeside, MI on 09/17/2005
"Truly the success of the party, this band was perfect for the occasion. Guests loved them, the Country Club administration loved them, and my whole family loved them. "
In addition to Grand Rapids, Paul Sherwood & The Rhythm Section Jazz Band will also travel to Comstock Park, Grandville, Jenison, Belmont, Ada, Marne, Byron Center, Cannonsburg, Lamont, Caledonia, Hudsonville, Allendale, Jamestown, Rockford, Sparta, Coopersville, Conklin, Moline, Alto, Lowell, Dorr, Kent City, Burnips, Cedar Springs, Casnovia, Bradley, Middleville, Ravenna, Zeeland, Smyrna
and many other locations in and around the Grand Rapids area.
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