Jan Marie & The Mean Reds

Swing Band from Cambridge, MA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$500 - $2800 per event
The Mean Reds is a 5-piece band playing a variety of vintage and "new vintage" music, including swing, blues, jazz, gospel, r&b, and soul. The players are highly skilled long-time jazz and blues musicians, led by powerhouse frontwoman Jan Marie on lead vocals. The Mean Reds sound is unique, and combines Jan Marie's Billie Holiday-esque lag-vocal technique with a growling trumpet and oscillates between tinkling ivories and pounding keys on a Hammond B3 organ. Mixing genres with plentiful ease is their specialty, and their grooves run so deep they can get even the most left-footed of characters tapping their toes on the dancefloor. But don't take this paragraph's word for it--see them play out live and we're sure you'll understand what all the fuss is about.
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Wedding Reception

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Dealing with Jan Marie was fantastic from start to finish. When we heard her voice on a Gigmasters recording, we were struck by the sound. However, she was singing a very different style of music than we wanted. When we chatted, she easily understood what I was looking for...more classic old jazz...and played set after beautifully. Not only is Jan Marie talented, but she's efficient, accommodating and a caring addition to any event...an artist in every way. Her musicians were fantastic and we received great feedback about the band. We both highly recommend this band!h

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Jan Marie and her entire band were talented, professional and easy to work with. I hired her to play at my mother's 90th birthday and she and the band were absolutely spot on in their renditions of the old 30's & 40's popular tunes. They took requests and Jan Marie made a special effort to chat with both guests and my mother about their shared love of music from that era.

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Anniversary Party

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We hosted a Gatsby party for our 25th anniversary and it was made perfect by Jan-Marie and the Mean Reds. Her sultry voice along with her band took us back to the roaring 20's. Her playlist also included current songs and the band dressed in the style. Everyone raved about them after the party and it made our night incredible. Thank you Jan-Marie!!

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  • 2 Hours of Music Plus 2 Special Request Songs of Your Choice
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A Change Gonna Come
Sam Cooke
After You've Gone
Jazz Standard
Ain't Got Nothing But the Blues
Jazz Standard
Ain't Misbehavin
Jazz Standard
Ain't No Rest For The Wicked
Cage The Elephant
Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers
Ain't Nobody's Business
Jazz Standard
All Of Me
Jazz Standard
Am I Wrong
Keb' Mo'
Angel From Montgomery
John Hiatt
50s Band
Big Band
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Bachelorette Parties
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Christenings
Conventions
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Fund Raisers
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 Jan Marie & The Mean Reds will also travel to Boston, Braintree, Newton, Readville, Brookline Village, Medford, Randolph, Milton, Quincy, Wallaston, Watertown, West Medford, Weymouth, Arlington Heights, Holbrook, Melrose, Nonantum, North Quincy, Waverley, Dorchester, East Weymouth, Hyde Park, Mattapan, North Weymouth, Oakdale, South Weymouth, Waltham, Babson Park, Avon, Canton.
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