Touché can be booked either as A 5 piece Jazz Band or duo or trio, with you selecting the instrumentation.
We are first and foremost a jazz band that plays standards from the 30's
through today's modern sounds. Everything from Billie
Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald to Count
Basie, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington.
Bob Lippitt is a classically trained pianist and
guitarist, as well as an accomplished arranger and
composer. He is the owner/producer of LP Recording
Studios of Berkley, MI. Bob played has with and backed
up Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Peter Noone, Tiny
Tim, The Ronettes, Feddie Cannon and Jack Scott. He
has recorded with many well-known local artists such as
Norma jean Bell, Alexander Zonjic and Regina Carter, to
name a few.
Lenea Bell has sung from coast to coast with
groups as diverse as the Count Basie Band and Boz
Scaggs. Her smooth, silky voice has been characterized
as a cross between Barbara Streisand and Sarah
Steve Rose - Sax
After earning his masters degree from Wayne State,
Steve taught at Detroit Public Schools for 32 years, but
at night became one of the hottest sax commodities in
Detroit, with countless local and national musical acts to
his credit. Steve has played with the likes of Johnny Trudell,
Ray Coniff, Nelson Riddle and Harry Connick Jr.
He would lead his own bands as well. The Gold Tones
circa '72 - '83; and then again, The First Impressions in
the 80's and 90's. Steve has played locally with the
Jim David group, The Bill Meyer group and Sunrise,
a top wedding band in the 70's, 80's.
E Paul (Jake) Jacobson - Bass
Jake is a multi-instrument musician born and raised in
eastern South Dakota. His 'early-years' were focused
on Rock & Roll groups performing in Midwestern/Plains
State venues. While in Minnesota, Jake became active in
session and gig work on bass, keyboards and guitar, with
Rock Legend Prince, and many of his different spun-off
bands. The bass instruments chosen for his jazz
performances include a Pre-WWII Double Bass and a
NS-Design 5-String 'stick-bass'.
Touché excels at…
Restaraunts, Bistros, Cafes
Private Parties (Garden Parties & Barbecues)
Fund Raising Events
Christmas and Holiday Events
Touché plays jazz standards, big band hits,
bossa nova and show tunes with joy and passion
in order to enhance your special event.
We have been consistantly told by our clients that
our music made their event into something special.
We want your guests to be talking about your special event
for years to come, and we will do everything we can to make
that a reality...and at reasonable rates!
The talented musicians of Touché have enjoyed playing
music together for years! Touché plays a wide variety
of music, ranging from jazz to light rock to R&B and can
even mix it up on occasion by adding a few Latin and
Because of the versatility of the band members, Touché
is able to play in a variety of different venues. If the client
is just looking for some background music while people
mingle, then Touchéis able to provide a nice mellow
Whether it's playing at holiday/private parties, weddings,
wine tastings, bar mixers, restaurants/hotels, political
events, or grand openings – Touché is able to please!