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Jill Martini Soiree

Swing Band from Ventura, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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The Jill Martini Soiree is an acoustic Swing ensemble that embraces dark Gypsy melodies, vintage Parisian swing, American jazz, and fiery Latin rhythms. The music is hot, mysterious, emotional and romantic. Once you hear it you can't forget it. It is sophisticated, yet it touches every sensation. It is Gypsy Jazz, and the popularity of this joyous yet melancholy guitar music is growing around the world.

The Soiree brings smokey yet vibrant cocktail swing and exotic gypsy jazz to your event. The Soiree repertoire includes vocal and instrumental standards, swings, tangos, waltzes, bossa novas and romantic ballads - ideal for wine tastings, receptions, dinner, and dancing. The Soiree can perform as a duo, trio, quartet, or full Django/Hot Club style Quintet, with a combination of guitar, violin, upright bass, saxophone, mandolin, and vocals, as required for the event.

The Soiree released their CD "It's The Mood" in 2011, featuring original and classic swing. Their new CD is expected to be released in Summer 2014.

The Soiree performs throughout the Central Coast of California (Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties) regularly, and accepts gigs as far south as San Diego, north to Washington State, with occasional forays to the Northeast United States. Have Swing, will travel!

Jill Martini began as a Spanish Flamenco style guitarist when she was 12 years old. She soon switched to the bass guitar and performed in several rock and roll groups. After her hiatus from the guitar, Jill returned to her acoustic roots by forming the Jill Martini Soiree. She performs the song “Malaguena” from the Flamenco repertoire, although now it swings! She wears her Sicilian heritage proudly by performing “Bella Ciao” as well as folks songs from other countries, gypsy swing, and some American jazz standards.

Gypsy jazz rings a note with lead guitarist Miles Lang, who is the grandson of an Alsatian proto-swing guitarist/bandleader, a Transylvanian chromatic harmonica player, and a Russian gypsy violinist. He learned the fundamentals of music from his mother, a torch singer/pianist. Miles is a multi-instrumentalist with classical training in guitar, mandolin, balalaika, cello, and double (upright) bass. He has been a fixture of the Central Coast music scene for over 25 years, and is a sought after sideman for a variety of projects. However, he calls the Soiree his musical home.
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2015
Aug
8
Wedding
Santa Barbara, CA
11:30 PM - 2:30 AM
2013
Oct
13
Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch
Santa Paula, CA
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2013
Oct
5
Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch
Santa Paula, CA
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2013
Sep
17
Knights of Columbus
Ventura, CA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2013
Sep
13
Squashed Grapes
Ventura, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2013
Jun
1
Wedding
Harmony, CA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
All of Me
Anouman
Django Reinhardt
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
Les Paul & Mary Ford
Ants in My Pants
Valadia Snow
Autumn Leaves
Avalon
Benny Goodman
Because of You
Tony Bennett
Bella Ciao
Jill Martini Soiree
Belleville Rendezvous
Les Triplettes de Belleville
Black Orpheus
Luis Bonfa
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Acoustic Band
Gypsy Band
30s Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
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Baby Showers
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Christenings
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Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Jill Martini Soiree will also travel to Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Port Hueneme Cbc Base, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Oak View, Point Mugu Nawc, Ojai, Somis, Newbury Park, Moorpark, Fillmore, Carpinteria, Piru, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Summerland, Oak Park, Santa Barbara, Agoura Hills, Malibu, Brandeis, West Hills, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Woodland Hills, Chatsworth, Newhall, Castaic.
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