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Cris Barber Jazz Quintet

Jazz Band from Long Beach, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$300 - $2500 per event
Let us add that special ambiance and sophistication to your special event! There's nothing like Live music. With an elegant, smooth and dynamic vocalist like Cris Barber fronting the cities' best musicians, it makes for that perfect combination. We perform styles from the greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Diane Schuur, Sarah Vaughan and Diana Krall. Whether it's the classic standards or contemporary jazz, each performance is infused with the same innate soulfulness of the greatest ladies of Jazz. We also play plenty of instruments so your choices are limitless. Band size can be suited to fit your needs - Duo to Quintet. Music styles include: Standards, swing, latin jazz, bossa nova, blues, and contemporary classics.

Travel Area: All of Southern California - from Santa Barbara to San Diego.

Cris Barber has also been featured in concert opening for GRAMMY AWARD WINNING DIANE SCHUUR as well as STEVE TYRELL, KARRIN ALLYSON, and STANLEY CLARKE! With FIVE CDs in release, multiple award nominations and a Best Jazz Artist - OCMA Award to her credit, Cris' vocal style has gained her fans worldwide and radio airplay in over 20 countries.

CORPORATE PARTIES - JAZZ FESTIVALS - PRIVATE EVENTS - WINE TASTINGS - ANNIVERSARY PARTIES - CHRISTMAS PARTIES - AND MORE.

These top-notch, professional players have performed with some of America's leading performers including:
Natalie Cole, Melissa Manchester, Michael McDonald, Aaron Neville, Paul Anka, Quincy Jones, Alan Broadbent, Bob Mintzer, Diane Schuur, Dorothy Collins, Eric Marienthall, Ernie Watts, Jack Sheldon, Jeff Kashiwa, Jody Watley, Liew Matthews, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Warren Hill, Niki Haris,Tierney Sutton, Johnny Guitar Watson, The Missles of October, Los Lobos, Greg Vail, Sergio Mendes, Poncho Sanchez, David Foster, Tania Maria, and many more.

Contact us now and we'd be happy to answer any questions.

***** Five Star reviews from our clients. Many have said they thought they were listening to a CD. We love what we do and it shows. I hope you'll let us help make your event even more special.

Here's what reviewers are saying..."Refreshing new voice and one of the best voices of our time, Cris Barber fuses fresh and vibrant vocals with the elegance of the greatest of the great ladies of jazz. The band's blend is sublime, demonstrating the art of musical conversation which in jazz is delicious to the ear, ecstatic on the spirit and smooth on the soul. Barber's voice is effortless, textured but refined, sure and sensual. If you haven't heard her yet, get her now."

'For an artist to come full circle in range with rhythmic vocals along with flawless precision in a single cut is special. Thus describes the craft of Cris Barber ... Feminine is the performance, her tones rich and expressions that carry a true cool mystique.' -- JazzReview Magazine.

Music Connection Magazine writes: 'Cris Barber is an impressive vocalist with a great band.... she could be in a position to compete with Diana Krall and Norah Jones.'

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As my bride and I first arrived aboard the Queen Mary Ballroom the first comment made to me by one of my close friends were "Where did you find that Jazz Band, they're amazing"? Cris Barber was such a sweetheart the whole band was very professional when it came to performance. The ambience in the Queens Salon ballroom was beautifully set and had a friend of ours as the only performance for the night. But the fact that the band did such a great job from beginning to end our guests never noticed how short the reception was. They came a close second place to my beautiful new wife as the highight of the night. Alain & Leslie

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Cris Barber was awesome. We were very pleased with their performance. They came on time although it rained hard that day and traffic was terrible. Our guests were very delighted with the kind of music they played. We ended up having the party inside our house but their music was not overbearing. It sounded like we were playing a CD and not a live band. Cris BArber is excellent, her voice is very captivating, relaxing and never forceful. This is the kind of entertainment you would get for discriminating guests. I received a lot of praises from our guests and I would certainly recommend them. They wouold definitely be my entertainers for all our parties, no doubt.

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Cris Barber Jazz Quintet’s Response:

Dear Deanna & Bambi, Thank you both so much for having us for your Christmas Party. You are so sweet and made us feel right at home. I'm glad your guests enjoyed our music and it's so nice to play for true jazz lovers like yourselves. I hope we'll see you again soon. Fondly, Cris

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The Cris Barber Jazz Quarter were wonderful to work with. They were very professional, very courteous, and gave a very good performance which we all enjoyed immensley. At a time that I was personally very busy and could not give my attention to every detail of what was going on, it was good to know that I had a band that I could count on to be there when the promised and play a good set without a lot of micromanagement on my part. Booking the Cris Barber Jazz Quartet was a great experience for us, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a jazz band to play their event. Thanks to Cris and company for making our special day even that more special.

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Cris Barber Jazz Quintet’s Response:

Thank you so much Alex. It was our pleasure to play for your reception. I wish you and Megumi all the best. Warmly, Cris

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PAST EVENTS
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2011
Oct
23
Coach House - Opening for Dianne Schuur
San Juan Capistrano, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2011
Oct
2
Private Event - Engagement Party
La Mirada, CA
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2011
Sep
24
Performance with Jeff Kashiwa, fundraiser
Long Beach, CA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2009
Oct
25
Canadian Tour
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2009
Oct
24
Canadian Tour
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2009
Oct
23
Canadian Tour
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Just some of the songs...
Instrumentals and with Vocals
All Or Nothing At All
Diana Krall
Almost Like Being in Love
Standard/Ella Fitzgerald
Am I Blue
Billie Holiday
At Last
Standard/Etta James
Autumn Leaves
Standard
Besame Mucho
Diana Krall
Better Than Anything
Tuck & Patti
Black Coffee
Sarah Vaughan
Jazz Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Acoustic Band
Concert Band
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Super Bowl Parties
Kentucky Derby Parties
Retirement Parties
Mardi Gras Party
Wine Tasting Parties
Valentine's Day Parties
Anniversaries
Please note Cris Barber Jazz Quintet will also travel to Wilmington, Carson, San Pedro, Seal Beach, Harbor City, Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Surfside, Lomita, Sunset Beach, Torrance, Bellflower, Compton, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Beach, Artesia, Cerritos, Cypress, Garden Grove, Gardena, Paramount, La Palma, Lynwood, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Westminster, Willowbrook, Buena Park, Downey, Los Angeles.
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