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Jenna

Acoustic Duo from Los Angeles, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$1000 - $4800 per event
About the musicians:
>Jenna Curtis is a vocalist hailing from the world's music capital of Vienna, Austria. In Austria, Jenna had the opportunity to study with some of the finest faculty in Europe at Vienna's leading Performing Arts University. Jenna's strength lies in her ability to perform in various genres and make a musical connection with the audience.

As a result, this has led to various projects for her both in Europe and America. Jenna's passion for music is communicated through her lifelong dedication to voice and singing in which she is continually writing and rediscovering herself as an artist. Jenna's professional commitment is further demonstrated by the vast variety of performance work she has undertaken since moving to Los Angeles. Her latest album will be released this year and will explore a blend of soul, acoustic, jazz and pop genres in both English and German.

> (guitar) has performed alongside some of the most popular names in Chicago and Los Angeles. He has performed at some of the finest venues in Chicago, Detroit, and New York City. As a composer his compositions have been featured on MTV, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and several short films.

His distinctive style of playing has helped him build his reputation on the Los Angeles and Chicago music scene while maintaining integrity to all music styles. He has performed throughout the USA and in Sweden and Czech republic alongside performing at additional international venues at the Warsaw Jazz Festival and ASL (London) and Jazz Showcase.


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>Bassist Matthew Goldenbergn is classically trained as a composer. Matt Gold earned a degree in music composition from The Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Dr. Donald Erb. While studying in Cleveland Matt could often be heard in performance on Bass in Cleveland jazz clubs such as Club Isabella and The Boarding House, in concert venues such as the Cain Park Summer Jazz Series or the Tri-C Sundown Jazz Series with artists such as Ralph Jackson and Willie Smith or in theater orchestras such as Karamu House. Matt maintains a busy performing and recording schedule and may be frequently heard in some of the finest venues as a jazz bassist, classical bassist or creative music improviser.

>Drummer Mauro DiCristofano attended Northeastern University and had the opportunity to study with world-famous drummer Jeff Stitely. Upon returning to the United States, Mauro has performed nationally in all styles as a drummer. Mauro's love for all styles of music, especially jazz and blues has brought him back to Los Angeles from Branson [MO] where he maintained a full schedule as a session and performing musician. Mauro can be heard playing around town with a variety of groups and on recording sessions.

>Keyboardist/Guest Chris Bales began playing at the age of 6 and knew early on that music was his life's pursuit. Chris attended college at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, which is where his talents really blossomed under the guidance of esteemed pianist and educator Dr. John Spicknall. It was also during his years at Indiana State where Chris became a fixture in both the Terre Haute and eventually the Indianapolis scene, leading him to play with such jazz greats as Eric Alexander, Conrad Herwig, Dave Stryker, Joe Deal, Ron Jones, Dave Hampton, and others. In Los Angeles, he works days teaching and spends his nights playing at various venues around town.
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Coffee Shop Event

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This was an oustanding event! Talent level was off the charts. Group leader was in constant communication with me prior to event. Great Variety. You could tell the band was very passionate about their music. I would highly reccomend this group for any event. We will be having the back in thenear future.

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Jenna’s Response:

Dear Joe, We had a wonderful time working with you too and are delighted to have been given the opportunity to share our music. We look forward to working together in the future and wish you all the best! -The Akshar Jazz Group

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Private Party

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I recommend The Akshar Jazz Group very highly. Uday Trivedi, the band leader, was a pleasure to deal with, was very accommodating and flexible with the set list and other requirements for the gig, and the band arrived promptly, professionally attired and well prepared. When it came down to the performance itself, the combo was first rate and knocked off the set of jazz standards we had selected with precision, musicality and carried a really nice rhythm. I myself am a drummer and a big fan of jazz and was very impressed. Everyone in our group as well thoroughly enjoyed the performance. I would not hesitate at all to hire the Akshar Jazz Group in the future.

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Fundraiser

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Akshar was amazing for our nonprofits launch party at an upscale location in Chicago. We received many compliments! We are hoping to work with them again soon.

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2012
Jan
21
Coffee Shop Event
South Holland, IL
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2011
Jul
15
Private Party
Chicago, IL
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2011
Apr
13
Fundraiser
Riverdale, IL
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2010
Jul
6
Private Event
Chicago, IL
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
*We Can Accomodate All Requests!*
*THIS LIST IS A SMALL SAMPLE*
At Last
Etta James
Violin
Amos Lee
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Israel Kamakawiwo
Blackbird
Beatles
What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Amy Winehouse
Flower
Amos Lee
I Can't Make You Love Me
Bonnie Rait
Broadway
Acoustic Duo
Folk Duo
Pop Duo
Rock Duo
Americana Duo
Latin Duo
R&B Duo
Smooth Jazz Duo
Acoustic Trio
Folk Trio
Rock Trio
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Jenna will also travel to Alhambra, Bell Gardens, Glendale, Huntington Park, Maywood, Monterey Park, Bell, Hollywood, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Montebello, South Gate, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Inglewood, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Culver City, Downey, El Monte, Lynwood, Pico Rivera, Toluca Lake, Universal City, Willowbrook, Compton, La Canada, Montrose, North Hollywood.
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