THE CG JAZZ TRIO-NEW TO GIGMASTERS. From Jazz & Blues to Pop and Swing, "CG JAZZ TRIO, they are a first class act!" Jay S.
5 out of 5 Stars (Offsite Review) Jazz and R&B Festival
"As a producer and live sound engineer, I hear and work with many different types of bands. When I heard CG JAZZ, I was blow away by the pure musicianship that the band had. The choice of music was material that all ages could listen to and enjoy. They truly created a wonderfully lifting experience that I could enjoy time and time again."
5 out of 5 Stars (Offsite Review) Wedding Reception Event
Thanks CG Jazz Band for a wonderful evening at our rehearsal cocktail party!!! You were amazing performers, dressed very classy and put our party over the top!
You were extremely professional, respectful and so many at the party commented on what a beautiful touch you added to the party by your performance!
Thanks again for making our party and evening extra special! If we ever need a jazz band again, we will not look any further, but would definitely hire you again!
Would give you a 5 out of 5 stars!"
5 out of 5 Stars (Offsite Review) Formal Gala Event
"Our guests and I enjoyed the CG JAZZ music! They were great! The song choices were enjoyable and our guests were even able to dance along! They arrived on time and were very self-sufficient in getting set up.
We would absolutely hire them again! They were great to work with and would recommend them to anyone. The music choices went well with our formal event but I can see them being a good group for a wide variety of events."
5 out of 5 Stars (Offsite Review) Corporate Event
"Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the entertaining show THE CG JAZZ TRIO put on at our hotel Anniversary Party. The music fit perfectly for our event. CG is very easy to work with. As an added bonus CG also helped promote our event with his social media. I would definitely hire THE CG JAZZ TRIO again. CG JAZZ TRIO are a first class act!'
5 out of 5 stars (Offsite Review) Corporate Event
"CG and his merry band are probably the most talented group of musicians in Louisiana. They tailored their performance to fit our venue and event not overpowering what we intended to accomplish like many other performers we have had in the past. We will definitely use them for future events."
5 out of 5 stars (Offsite Review) Wedding Reception
"Great group of guys and great players. There song choices are the best ! I travel a lot to bigger cities and these guys are as good or better than most of the ones I hear around the country! Would hire them again!"
5 out of 5 stars – Corporate Birthday Party
“We hired the CG Jazz Trio for my boss's wife's 50th birthday and were immensely pleased with their performance. The band was punctual, dressed professionally, and were a wonderful addition to the evening. They played quietly for the meal and then jazzed it up afterwards for dancing. Thank y'all so much!”
Wedding, Corporate, Birthday, Anniversary, or Any Occasion -"CG JAZZ is performing some of the best live music ever! WOW, just WOW!" You'll be amazed at the super smooth sound of this incredible group!
CG Thomason, Vocals, Grand/Rhodes Electric Piano, recorded the first album which contained his original jazz/rock/blues fusion material at the age of 22, at New London Recording Studios with Multi Emmy Award Winning Producer, Brian Thomas Nist. He was a session keyboard player at studios in the Southern United States throughout the Southern Rock Era. He performed professionally for 17 years and played with and opened for artists in almost every genre ranging from Country Music's Grammy Award Winners, Emmy Lou Harris and B.J. Thomas, to Grammy Award Winners B.B.King and Bonnie Raitt, to Rock and Roll Legend, Edgar Winter. Make sure you listen to the free tracks on CG's Home Page on the bands website.
Dale Willett, Upright and Electric Bassist, returned and built his new home last year in Louisiana after playing 15 years in Nashville and is one of the most tasteful players in the business. Dale has performed with Jerry Reed, The Boxtops, Dobie Gray, Bobby Bare, T.Graham Brown, Daryl Singletary, and in addition, performed with other personnel from artists like Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, and Ray Price.
Craig LaCour, Drums and Percussion, is the backbone of the group and has performed virtually every genre of music and is a super talented musician. Craig LaCour has been drumming since the age of 6 years old. Avery Michaels, Sugarhouse, and Cypress City are just a few of the groups that Craig has performed with.
Troy Corley is our featured horn player in THE CG JAZZ QUARTET. What an incredible sound and added variety of songs that you must experience live to believe!
THE CG JAZZ QUARTET features one of the most gifted tenor sax players in this part of the country.
Be sure to listen to the music videos on this site!!! Wow!