Whether a classic jazz dinner club setting or a high energy festival, a sensitive torch ballad to the Blues, a swinging big band dance number, driving bebop, a hot Latin tune, the swing of Chicago or the groove of New Orleans, LISA KELLY & JB SCOTT offer the perfect style of Jazz for YOUR special occasion with their selection of 4 different jazz groups: "The Kelly/Scott Quintet," "JB Scott's Swingin' Allstars (New Orleans Dixieland)," "Sophisticated Swing (10-pc big band) & "Florida Swing Orchestra" (18-pc big band"! From creative, improvisational small group interpretation of jazz standards & original songs, to contemporary arrangements and hard swinging 'old school' big band charts of the 20's, 30's and 40's, their versatile presentations are perfect for anything from sophisticated weddings and corporate functions to concerts, dances and music festivals. FIVE-time DownBeat Magazine award winning vocalist LISA KELLY (2013 inductee into Jacksonville Jazz Festival "Hall of Fame") & renowned YAMAHA trumpet artist JB SCOTT are well established jazz artists widely known for their professional integrity, versatility in jazz styles, entertaining musicianship, and for presenting the finest in top-notch instrumentalists on their band stands! PERFORMING: for jazz clubs, jazz societies, private functions, major music festivals,jazz vespors performances and jazz cruises. APPEARING: as guest artists with pro groups and as artist/clinicians for music programs, jazz camps and jazz conventions. LEADING: their very popular groups, THE KELLY/SCOTT QUINTET (5-piece classic jazz), JB SCOTT'S SWINGIN' ALLSTARS(7-piece Chicago Swing/Dixieland jazz), SOPHISTICATED SWING and FLORIDA SWING ORCHESTRA (10 & 20-piece big bands) with the FLORIDA JAZZ PLUS music organization. CD recordings, personal and group promo, performance schedules are available on their website. Booking up to 3 years in advance. PHOTO CREDITS: VIDEO & most of our photos are by Michael Glinski, see his website at: michaelg.org! Additional photos are by Tuan Nguyen, by Lisa Kelly, & from fans!
GROUP FORMATS: Quartet, Quintet, Sextet "classic jazz" small groups/10 or 20-piece big bands/7-piece Chicago swing/New Orleans style group!
The following is a bio of our 7-piece "JB SCOTT'S SWINGIN'ALLSTARS"......
This high level group of pros is dedicated to the playing of Chicago Swing/New Orleans style Jazz in a highly entertaining, musical, and spirited fashion! Led by the flamboyant, virtuoso trumpeter, JB Scott, a former leader of the world famous Dukes of Dixieland, the group also features award winning vocalist Lisa Kelly, well-known for her rich, smooth tone and swinging delivery of lyric, and the unique story telling vocal styling of versatile banjo/guitarist Ken Calhoun. Rounding out the 'allstar' cast are respected musicians Dave Steinmeyer, legendary trombonist formally with the renowned Airmen of Note, popular clarinetist Jim Snyder, also a former Dukes of Dixieland group member, bassist Rick Ravelo, who swings as hard as they come, and Eric Mason or Steve Salo, both excellently grooving interpreters of jazz. JB Scott's Swingin' Allstars has a broad, versatile repertoire that includes tributes to the classics from the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's to well-penned original songs; from the style of Louis Armstrong's Allstars, Dixieland, Hot Jazz, Chicago Style, and even a bit of Big Band Swing, with influences that include Louis Armstrong, Clark Terry, Ruby Braff, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Lee Wiley, Peggy Lee, Eddie Condon, Trummy Young, and Kenny Davern. To quote Bill Harding, a long-time fan and follower of the group, "A real wealth of experienced, creative musicianship in one fantastically entertaining group!"
DATES ADDED CONSTANTLY-PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR PERFORMANCE CALENDAR! The video on this page is of our 10-piece "Sophisticated Swing" big band, one of our 4 swing based jazz groups!
New Year's Eve Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
GROUP #1 (song list sample)THE KELLY-SCOTT QUINTET (acoustic small group jazz)
A CHILD IS BORNAfro Blue
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'April Mist
ALICE IN WONDERLANDA Night In Tunisia
BLACK COFFEEBilly's Bounce
BODY AND SOULCaravan
CLOSE YOUR EYESCome Rain Or Come Shine
DINDIEasy To Love
EXACTLY LIKE YOUFootprints
GOD BLESS THE CHILDHow Deep Is The Ocean?
I AIN'T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUESI Can See Clearly Now
I CONCENTRATE ON YOUI'll Take Romance
I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOUI'm Walkin'
IN A SENTIMENTAL MOODI Only Have Eyes For You
IT HAD TO BE YOUJordu
JOYSPRINGJust Squeeze Me
LAZYBIRDLet's Fall In Love
LITTLE SUNFLOWERLouisiana Sunday Afternoon
LOVE DANCELove For Sale
LULLABY OF BIRDLANDLulu's Back In Town
LUSH LIFEMambo Inn
MERCY, MERCY, MERCYMonk's Dream
MOREMy Foolish Heart
MY ONE AND ONLY LOVENature Boy
NEW YORK STATE OF MINDNica's Dream
NIGHT AND DAYOne For My Baby
OLEOOn The Sunny Side Of The Street
OUT OF NOWHEREPeel Me A Grape
PENTUP HOUSEPolkadots And Moonbeams
'ROUND MIDNIGHTRoute 66
RUBY, MY DEARSandu
SCRAPPLE FROM THE APPLESea Journey
(My) SECRET LOVESeptember In The Rain
SERPANT'S TOOTHSeven Steps
SINCE I FELL FOR YOUSmile
SOFTLY AS/MORNING SUNRISESomeday My Prince Will Come
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER MESong For My Father
STORMY WEATHERSweet Georgia Brown
TENDERLYThat Old Black Magic
THE LOOK OF LOVEThe Midnight Sun
THE NEARNESS OF YOUThere Is No Greater Love
THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOUThis Masquerade
THIS CAN'T BE LOVEToo Close For Comfort
UNDER A BLANKET OF BLUEUntil I Met You
UP JUMPED SPRINGWhat A Wonderful World
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE...AND MANY, MANY MORE!!!
GROUP # 2 (song list sample)JB SCOTT'S SWINGIN' ALLSTARS (7-pc Chicago Swing style/New Orleans group)
Sambas, Merengues, Patriotic, ......... and over 850 MORE!!!
Avant Garde Band
$1000 - $7500
Amoung the BEST instrumentalists in the country!
Jeff Phillips, Richard Drexler, Joshua Bowlus,
Doug Matthews, Per Danielsson
Dennis Marks, Jay Mueller, Richard Drexler,
Clyde Conner, Ed Metz Jr, Danny G, Eric Mason.
Steve Salo, Jeremy Smith
Ken Calhoun, Paul Scvarda, James Hogan
Don Zentz, Dr. Bill Prince, Jim Snyder,
JB Scott, Tommy Osborne, Dave Steinmeyer,
Ella Fitzgerald,Dianne Reeves,Diana Krall,Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole, Michael Buble, Billie Holiday,Peggy Lee,A.C.Jobim,Louis Armstrong,Kurt Elling,Dizzy Gillespie,Clark Terry,Ruby Braff,Freddie Hubbard,Clifford Brown,Arturo Sandoval, Basie & Ellington.
Wedding Reception in St Augustine, FL on 07/04/2012
"They were awesome!"
- Catherine L.
Wedding in Savannah, GA on 05/02/2009
"We were lucky enough to book the Kelly Scott Jazz Sextet for our wedding reception in May. We wanted a band that was both elegant and fun, with a musical style that would be at home in the historic Southern mansion where we held our reception. We could not have been happier with our choice!! Lisa was an absolute pleasure to work with, her voice was mesmerizing, and JB and the other musicians gave a flawless, gorgeous and thoroughly entertaining performance. We can't recommend them highly enough. We're still getting compliments from our guests! "
- Shana A.
Wedding in Gainesville, FL on 09/13/2008
"Lisa Kelly and the Sophisticated Swing Band was a wonderful addition to our special day. I can't tell you how many people went on and on about how wonderful they were. I'm happy to recommend them to anyone who wants to lend an air of sophistication to their event. Thanks!"
- Elizabeth Z.
Fundraiser in Jacksonville, FL on 08/29/2007
"I hired Kellyscottmusic for a local fundraising event that was going to be attended by quite a few jazz entusiasts so it was very important to get the very best available! They did NOT disappoint! There professionalism and talent are incredible.The attendees of the benefit raved about the group and asked for contact information so they could book them for future events. My boss is the founder &publisher or Jazziz magazine and owns and operates Jazziz Bistro in Hollywood Florida and has asked for them to play his clubafter listening to their cd. If you need a first class jazz band for ANY occasion, I would highly recommend hiring this group."
In addition to Jacksonville, LISA KELLY & JB SCOTT/Kellyscottmusic will also travel to Orange Park, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Kings Bay, Callahan, Ponte Vedra Beach, Bryceville, Yulee, Middleburg, Doctors Inlet, Green Cove Springs, Fernandina Beach, Penney Farms, Saint Augustine, Macclenny, Hilliard, Glen Saint Mary, Saint George, Saint Marys, Lawtey, Kingsland, Raiford, Starke, Bostwick, Elkton, Folkston, Florahome, Keystone Heights, Sanderson
and many other locations in and around the Jacksonville area.
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