Versatility: We can give you classical, jazz, popular, rhythm and blues/soul, and originals in a variety of different combos (flute, sax, voice with guitar; or flute, sax, voice with piano. We can also add bass and drums). Sandy Brassard graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory with a degree in classical guitar and also plays electric guitar and bass. Vicki Trent is a classically trained opera singer and flute player who also plays alto sax and bass. We appear as a duo on voice and guitar performing a wide variety of material: classical, religious, and operatic pieces; Broadway tunes, songs in Russian, French, Italian, Spanish; and jewish, Irish, jazz, and popular songs. We also play flute and guitar music from the Renaissance, Baroque, classical, and modern eras, as well as popular, Latin, and jazz (either with the flute or the sax and guitar). We also play our own songs; we have written over 40 songs together that have a folk/world beat/jazz feel to them. We have 3 cd's released of our original songs.
The piano player is Rita Lackey, who is also an accomplished singer who specializes in rhythm and blues and jazz.
We will meet, email, or talk by phone with you to plan the songlist for your event, either from your requests or you can just give us an idea of the styles you like and we can put it together for you to approve. You can be as involved as much or as little as you like in the specific song choices, and we are happy to learn new songs for you if they are not already in our repertoire. We can play unamplified or we can bring along our compact, high-quality sound system.
People love the variety of our sets, & we are very good at creating an ambience at parties and events: lively, calm, danceable, whatever you like.
Lots of possibilities, let's discuss.
Thank you for considering us.
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
(I'm Gonna Sing You a) Love SongAnne Murray/Loggins & Messina
1 hour Irish jigs, slides, shantiesVarious
1 hour of Christmas songsVarious
1 hour of Flamenco Guitar musicVarious
1 hour of Joni Mitchell SongsJoni Mitchell
1+ hours of Beatles SongsThe Beatles
1+ hours of Renaissance songs (e.g. Greensleeves, Hartes Ease)John Dowland, Wm Byrd, et al
2+ hours of original songsBrassard & Trent
2+ hours of sing-a-longsAssorted Genres
3 hours of Classical Guitar musicVarious
Air from Suite No. FiveG. F. Handel
Alla Danza from Water MusicG. F. Handel
Alma Corazon y VidaTraditional
Aloha OeDon Ho
Annie's SongJohn Denver
Arrivederci RomaFrank Sinatra
Assorted Cat Stevens SongsCat Stevens
Assorted Eagles SongsEagles
Auld Lang SyneTraditional
Autumn LeavesJohnny Mercer
Ave Verum CorpusW. A. Mozart
Baby Elephant WalkMancini
Begin the BeguineCole Porter
Black OrpheusLuis Bonfi
Boogie Woogie Bugle BoyThe Andrews Sisters
Both Sides NowJoni Mitchell
Bridal Chorus from LohengrinRichard Wagner
Canon in DPachelbel
City of New OrleansSteve Goodman
Do Di LiTraditional
DominoFerrari & Plante
Don't Fence Me InCole Porter
Don't Get Around Much AnymoreDuke Ellington
Everybody Loves SomebodyDean Martin
Feed the BirdsJulie Andrews
Fugue No. 10 in G MajorJ. S. Bach
God Bless the ChildBillie Holliday
Gracias a la VidaVioletta Parra
Habanera from CarmenGeorges Bizet
Haru no UmiRampal
Hinay Ma TovTraditional
How Are Things in Glocca Morra?Lane & Harburg
I Attempt From Love's Sickness To FlyHenry Purcell
I Could Have Danced All NightLerner & Lowe
Invention in C MinorJohann Sebastian Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man's DesiringJ. S. Bach
Killing Me SoftlyRoberta Flack
La Vie en RoseEdith Piaf
Lilli MarleneMarlene Dietrich
MinuetW. A. Mozart
Minuet from L'Arlesienne SuiteGeorges Bizet
Mr. BojanglesJerry Jeff Walker
Never Going BackFleetwood Mac
O Mio Babbino CaroGiacomo Puccini
On Eagles' WingsJoncas
On the Street Where You LiveLerner & Loewe
Papa Was A Rolling StoneTemptations
PigalleUlmer & Newman
Que SeraDoris Day
Raisins & AlmondsTraditional
River of BabylonTraditional/Jimmy Cliff
Rondeau (Masterpiece Theater Theme)Jean Joseph Mouret
Influences on our original music have come from our classical music background, and from Joni Mitchell, John Coltrane, Lindsay Buckingham.
Picnic in San Francisco, CA on 09/18/2013
"I wanted to surprise my girlfriend with something special for our walk along the beach. When Vicki and Sandy began performing Volare (her favorite Italian song), I could see a huge smile light up her face -- she knew the music was there just for her.
Vicki and Sandy turned one of our normal beach walks into the PERFECT experience. They were a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for live music."
- Hugh B.
Celebration in San Francisco, CA on 12/11/2010
"Have hired Vicki and her entourage for several parties. The music is great and the troupe is upbeat and pleasant. I have had them start with jazzy music for dinner moving into blues and swing style to warm up the dancing and then R&B and classic rock with a full dance floor. I highly recommend them!"
- Susie F.
Anniversary Party in Santa Cruz, CA on 10/18/2009
"An excellent performance from two polished, affable highly talented musicians. Ms. Trent is an accomplished flutist, and sensitive vocalist; Ms. Brassard's professional mastery of guitar is impressive. Our members were lavish in their praise for this outstanding eclectic performance, ranging from Bach to Bizet, with folk, classical, opera, flamenco, pop, and an original piece. Vicki sang in 4 languages with precision and beauty. We recommend Trent and Brassard to anyone who wants top-notch music performed by an experienced professional duo with a wide-ranging repertoire and engaging personality."
In addition to San Francisco, Vicki Trent & Sandy Brassard Music will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo
and many other locations in and around the San Francisco area.
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