THE CG JAZZ TRIO may be NEW TO GIGMASTERS website, but they are ALL VETERAN PERFORMERS OF THE HIGHEST CALIBER! Hire some of the best players in the South and enjoy!
These men have made a commitment to make THE CG JAZZ TRIO their priority as musicians. You'll get the same players this year as you will in 10 years.
January 8, 2018
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!”
January 10, 2018
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.”
Wedding, Corporate, Birthday, Anniversary, or Any Occasion -“CG JAZZ is performing some of the best live music ever! WOW, just WOW!” They cover artists such as, Diana Krall, Ray Charles, Nat Cole, Adele, and Micheal Buble', just to name a few. You'll be amazed at the super smooth sound of this incredible Trio!
"CG's energy and musical performance on the piano was the perfect accompaniment to our Grand Opening event at Birmingham's newest luxury mid-rise apartment building, Flats on 4th. The guest list included Government Officials, as well as, Executive Level Faculty from Birmingham employers, such as, University of Alabama Birmingham, and Children's Hospital. We appreciate the experience that was created and look forward to including CG and his band on future events." Anne
“Thank you, CG, for your amazing contribution to making our special day 'simply unforgettable'. All of our guests were blown away by your magical voice and hands. Your professionalism and talent is unsurpassed! We highly recommend this gentleman. He is an accomplished musician that engages with the entire guest list at your event.” Mary
“CG, you and your band did an excellent job at our wedding reception! Music and vocals were outstanding!
CG and his musical Trio never disappoint. Their professionalism makes it a pleasure to do business with them. This team comes ready to deliver!” Glenda
” We celebrated my birthday, expecting it to be a special event, but the evening turned in to a night that my guests and I will never forget. CG JAZZ entertained us in such a personal way. He amazed us with his talent, wooed us with his finesse, and added a special touch by getting to know my guests enabling him to make it such an intimate event. What an amazing pair of hands he has, he makes the piano talk to you and his voice is breathtaking. I never expected the level of talent we received for such a minimal fee of ----. I will follow his band anywhere for an opportunity to hear real, professional music. My guests nor myself can wait until his next show. We will be the fun bunch sitting on the side raving him on.” Mary S.
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.
THE CG JAZZ QUARTET features one of the most gifted tenor sax players in this part of the country. 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!
Be sure to listen to the music videos on this site!!! Wow!