Vibrant, engaging performances feature the music of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, Nat King Cole, and Harry Connick, Jr., to name just a few. Check out his bold interpretation of a song like "Mack the Knife" or the delight and humor of "That's Amore." It translates. His voice is in another league.
Barron, a classically trained singer, grew up in Santa Monica, California, amidst the influences of his opera-singing mother and family friends such as Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. His family was intimately connected to the heavyweights of the era. Barron's godfather, Barron Hilton, got Sinatra to perform at JFK's Democratic Convention in Beverly Hills. Barron's father, Geary Steffen, was married to Jane Powell who danced and sang in some of MGM's top musicals such as Royal Wedding with Fred Astaire.
Barron's own music career began in Italy, where his hit single "It's Not Really Over" reached number 17 on the billboard charts. Back in the U.S., Barron's band was recognized as one of L.A.'s top 10 unsigned. Barron's Big Band returned him to his roots in the American standards, quickly establishing him as a top tier player with repeat performances at the Governor's Ball of New Mexico, The Four Seasons Hotel, and frequent multi-national corporate events.
NOTE: This artist and band can be hired to travel to any location.
Simply stated, Barron Steffen's music brings the romantic American music standards to life. Professional, flexible, Barron's talent and performances offer a rare opportunity to experience this music in a way seldom seen, today. Add a 3 or 5-piece horn section for a true Big Band sound and the atmosphere can effortlessly move from intimate to electric, depending upon the needs of your evening.
Absolutely, the BEST way to know if a band will provide you with the unique musical experience that you envision for your event is to watch them perform live. So, please watch and listen to Barron and the band's live performances here or on his personal website.
The band can appear as quintet (stand-up bass, piano, drums, vocals, with one horn added), 7-piece (Little Big Band: 3 horns added), and 10-piece (Big Band sound: 5 horns and guitar added). It adds quite a different degree of thrill to experience this genre of music at those levels, and it definitely has everyone up dancing. To meet a specific budget, we can also look at reducing the number of players or restructuring the time played. We have almost always been able to meet a client's needs and budget once we have spoken together about the options available for providing you with your ideal evening. We also travel to your events that are out of state with appropriate lodging and travel.
There is no other band in the area but ours that can do the great American songbook, standards music, at a level that is commensurate with Sinatra, Buble, and Connick.
For the highest quality jazz, most experienced performers, and greatest flexibility in meeting your needs, contact us today and let us know how we can make your event the memory of a lifetime!
The quote listed here is negotiable and may vary depending upon further details about your event. To give you a better sense of the factors that go into determining our bids, here is a brief summary: 1) the number of musicians; 2) the length of playing time; 3) whether or not the venue is providing the sound equipment and sound technician; 4) any travel expenses; and 5) the day of the week/holiday/high-demand.
Here are a few reviews:
Paul Layer, Chairman of the Governor's Ball of New Mexico, 2010-2012:
"Barron's music, singing, and generosity were all above and beyond. So many folks asked about how to reach him. So much of our success was thanks to him. Everybody without exception was thrilled by his performance and his Big Band. "
"First, Sara and I had very high expectations for Barron prior to our wedding. He did not disappoint. We first found Barron on Gig Masters. Once we heard voice and saw his style we contacted him immediately. Barron worked in perfect harmony with the wedding coordinator and the music set the tone for the events of our reception. Barron and his accompaniment brought a special sound to our wedding that transcended all generations and left all of our guests complementing our selection. Barron's accompaniment are some of the finest and most professional local musicians. The addition of a saxophone brought a spice and soul to the music that cannot be overlooked."
- Benjamin K, Broomfield, CO, 1/31/2010
"There is not enough room here to describe what an excellent performance Barron Steffen and his Band put together for us. Barron was fantastic in the way he worked with us to put together the set lists and the right kind of music together for our wedding (not to mention learning and writing music in Italian!). He then put together an amazing band, culminating the evening with two sets from a ten-piece Big Band that was out of this world. They were INCREDIBLE. It is hard to imagine *anyone* putting together a better performance. We have since received so many compliments... What can I say, they stole the show! Thanks Barron!"
-Tracy F, 7/4/2009, The Four Seasons Hotel, Teton Village, WY
"If you think Michael Buble is bringing it back, you should hear Barron Steffen. He is better than Buble. Barron brought the house down for our 2008 Valentine's Day and Mother's Day celebrations at Nissis. I can't say enough about the special energy and talent he and his band bring to an evening. I would not hesitate to hire him for our biggest events." -Teresa Taylor, owner of Nissi's, in Lafayette, Colorado, Voted in 2006 "The Best Place To Hear Live Music" in Boulder County.
"Barron's music is passionate and real. His voice is unique and soulfully expressive, ..."
- Bob Skoro, Exec.VP Creative/A&R for PolyGram/Mercury records (now Universal Music)
Gigmasters Client Feedback and Customer Ratings (from our most recent client)
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate Barron Steffen in terms of their professionalism? 5
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate Barron Steffen in terms of their overall talent? 5
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how accommodating was Barron Steffen in handling special requests for your event? 5
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how strongly would you recommend Barron Steffen to a friend? 5
And finally, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate your overall satisfaction with Barron Steffen? 5