BlueJazzGroup is a jazz trio (piano, bass and trumpet or flugelhorn). We also perform as a duo, quartet and quintet (sometimes including drums, guitar, sax and trombone). We have a lead singer, Christiana Drapkin, who often performs with us. Our music focuses on jazz, latin, funk, and blues standards and we play for corporate and special events, celebrations, private parties, and retirement communities.
References are available on request. Here are a few comments on our performances: - "I've known these gentlemen as musicians and jazz lovers for years. They are committed, fun to work with and sound awesome" (Jeff - jazz artist, director and teacher)
- "You guys are really wonderful - I gotta tell you, the girl singer is great" (Debra - swing dance director) - "Chip's group, Bluejazz, is polished, fun and very talented. They played to a packed house of very enthusiastic listeners. We'd love to have them back for an encore." (Jim, retirement community resident.)
- "Jazz is love. I commend Bluejazz for love" (Wilson, church executive)
-"We were captivated. Vocalist Christiana was amazing. Selections and arrangements made for an enchanting night. We look forward to their return" (Charlie and Laura - patrons of restaurant in St. Pete, FL).
- "You did a first class job performing at the wedding. Your sound was great and you guys looked great up there on that stage. It was an amazing day and you helped make it possible. I was really proud that you were part of the celebration." (The Coffman family)
Steve Wigler (Trumpet),
Chip Smoley (Piano),
Herb Nachman (Bass)