"Chuck went above and beyond to ensure that the music at our wedding went more smoothly than could have been hoped for. The transition from cocktail hour to reception was flawless, and the breakdown after dinner to give way to the DJ was swift and silent (although I personally would have loved it if the band could have performed all night!). I can honestly say that the caliber of musicians that Chuck assembled is unmatched on the NY scene in general, and simply blows away any other "wedding band". I individually researched each member of the band prior to booking, and each one has an impressive background with stellar credentials. In terms of talent, skill, and experience, the band was simply fantastic. I've never heard a hotter band at a wedding, period.
The value for musicians of this caliber is untouchable in NYC, or anywhere really. The reasonable prices allowed us to allocate funds for music towards the Indian trio for our ceremony, which really authenticated the feel of our ceremony, and also allowed us to get a DJ into our budget for the later evening, which kept my wife happy!
It was great to get to meet Chuck and to discuss jazz with an accomplished lifelong musician with such a cool background and experience. The newyorkjazzevents website made it easy for me to see some of the musicians that Chuck works with in action, which allowed me to convince my wife that there was no better band out there for our wedding. Furthermore, despite Chuck's background and jazz sensibility, he fits completely outside the mold of stereotypical jazz musicians in the areas of punctuality and professionalism and customer service... These are not things that are easy to find in true jazz musicians! Chuck is one of a kind and his bands are killer. I wish I had a soundboard recording of the evening!"
—Laurence H., Wedding Reception, 583 Park Ave, 16-Jun-2012
A FEW VENUES WHERE WE'VE PERFORMED:
The Ritz Carlton, The New York Stock Exchange, Brasserie 8 1/2, The Harold Pratt Mansion & Peterson Hall, USS Intrepid, Tribeca Grand Hotel, The Atlantica Yacht, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Water's Edge Restaurant, Alger House in the Village, Gotham Hall, Manhattan Penthouse, New York Botanical Gardens, The Harmonie Club, Blue Hill at Stone Barnes, Sofitel New York, The Waldorf Astoria, New York Yacht Club, Bryant Park Grill, Hotel On Rivington, The Javits Center, The Museum of Modern Art, The Central Park Zoo, The Rainbow Room, The Heights Casino, Del Posto Ristorante, The Pierre Hotel, City Hall Restaurant, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Chipriani 42nd Street, Chiptriani Wall Street, The Glenmere Mansion, Vanderbilt Mansion, The River Cafe, The Hudson Theater, The Times Center, The Grand Hyatt, The New York Public Library, Cooper Square Hotel, Sans Souci Of Sea Cliff
Below is a list of music that we bring to all of our gigs. In addition to these tunes, we can accommodate requests for any other Great American Songbook standards by composers such as Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Antonio Carlos Jobim, etc. And, in addition to these, because all of my groups are real working jazz groups (as opposed to the pickup bands most bandleaders assemble for private events), each of my groups also brings its own unique repertoire of more-challenging and less-common music that is custom-tailored to its particular instrumentation, style, and personnel.
A FEW OF THE LEGENDS OUR MUSICIANS HAVE PERFORMED WITH:
Clark Terry, Michel Legrand, Billy Taylor, José Feliciano, Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, Bernard Purdie, Houston Person, Rachel Z, Diana Krall, Maria Schneider, Yo Yo Ma, Maynard Ferguson, Blood Sweat & Tears, Aretha Franklin, Gary Bartz, Mulgrew Miller, Frank Wess, Stanley Turrentine, Gary Bartz, Joey DeFrancesco, Jeff "Tain" Watts, David "Fathead" Newman, James Moody, Charlie Byrd, Paul Bley, George Benson, Ravi Coltrane, Roy Hargrove, Michael Franks, Dave Douglas, Glen Miller Band, The Tommy Dorsey Band, The Artie Shaw Band, and Buddy Rich Big Band, The Yellow Jackets, Lenny White, Fred Wesley, Buddy Defranco, The Mingus Orchestra, Kenny Werner, Gunther Schuller, Joe Henderson, Paquito D'Rivera, Gato Barbieri, Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, Phil Woods, Herbie Mann, Gal Costa, Paul Winter, David Sanchez, The New York Voices, Marvin "Smitty" Smith Sextet, the Clifford Jordan Big Band, the George Coleman Octet, the Mingus Dynasty Band, The Toshiko Akiyoshi Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Jimmy Smith, Sam Rivers, Gary Burton, Dave Liebman, John Scofield, John Abercrombie, Lee Konitz
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