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Jake Dester

Jazz Band from Tulsa, OK - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$100 - $900 per hour
"Jake was both professional and accommodating to our schedule, time, and budget."

Jake Dester is an exceptionally versatile artist who manages and directs bands of all different shapes and sizes from two to 13 pieces. With advanced music transcription and arranging skills, he has created an impressive and growing repertorial stockpile made up of songs from assorted time periods and styles. In addition to playing the standard jazz classics, having earned a Jazz Studies degree from the world-renowned University of North Texas in 2012, Dester has musically explored a multitude of pop songs from the 1960s to today allowing him to bend the boundaries of genre and accommodate audiences of all different ages and backgrounds.

Dester has been an active jazz artist since 2000 when he started playing clarinet in his middle school jazz band, has been freelancing since 2005, and cut his teeth gigging with swing bands around his native Tulsa, OK. In 2006, he embarked on a journey of deep study, cultivating a habit of excellence and precision in performance, composition, transcription, and arranging at the highly acclaimed University of North Texas College of Music where he earned a BM degree in Jazz Saxophone Performance in December of 2012.

Whether you're booking an intimate, sophisticated evening of light jazz or an all-out party, Jake Dester has the skills and experience to cater to your specific wants and needs.
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Jake and his quartet were the perfect accompaniment for my wifes birthday party! punctual, looked sharp, played beautifully and even humored us in playing happy birthday and taking a couple requests! I was very impressed!

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Cocktail Party

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Dester Farms was a great addition to our party! Jake was both professional and accommodating to our schedule, time, and budget. We had the duo play for our late-night party and it created a fun and relaxed atmosphere for all of the guests. We got multiple compliments on the talent of the duo and hope to have them again in the future.

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Wedding

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Jake Dester of Dester Farms was highly professional, both in appearance and in behavior. He and the rest of the band arrived early, which really helped my stress level. We had asked a week before if they could play a special composition my husband wrote, and they were more than accommodating. They are also all talented musicians; partly because of them, our wedding party was an event we'll remember fondly for the rest of our lives.

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2014
Nov
29
Fundraiser
Dallas, TX
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Sep
21
Wedding
Fort Worth, TX
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Sep
18
Cocktail Party
Dallas, TX
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Sep
2
Restaurant Event
Denton, TX
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Aug
25
Restaurant Event
Denton, TX
10:00 PM - 12:30 AM
2014
Aug
23
Birthday Party (Adult)
Savannah, TX
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Cole Porter
On Green Dolphin Street
Bronislaw Kaper
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Frank Churchill
The Girl From Ipanema
Antonio Carlos Jobim
When You Wish Upon A Star
Leigh Harline and Ned Washington
Total Eclpise of the Heart
Bonnie Tyler
Oops! I Did It Again
Britney Spears
No Scrubs
TLC
Dancing Queen
ABBA
Bills, Bills, Bills
Destiny's Child
Funk Band
Jazz Band
Swing Band
Jam Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
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Weddings
Baby Showers
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Bridal Showers
Events
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Conventions
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Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Jake Dester will also travel to Jenks, Broken Arrow, Oakhurst, Glenpool, Bixby, Kiefer, Leonard, Sapulpa, Catoosa, Mounds, Sand Springs, Coweta, Owasso, Sperry, Beggs, Kellyville, Collinsville, Haskell, Redbird, Skiatook, Inola, Prue, Claremore, Mannford, Preston, Porter, Slick, Vera, Morris, Oologah.
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