The Hollywood Rhythm Kings are the premiere Jazz Band out of Los Angeles. These professional musicians play the perfect music for your occasion. Whether it is a corporate function, private party or wedding reception, The Hollywood Rhythm Kings play jazz standards, swing, pop, blues, bossa novas, ballads and up tempo jump swing tunes the way they should be played. In 2013 they were featured by The National Endowment For The Arts to play play music from "The Gatsby Era" at a series of venues across Southern California. From soft background music to foot tapping dance groovin' rock/pop, they have it all covered. Based as the classic rhythm section of piano, bass and drums, they can also add guitars, saxophones, horns and more, depending on your needs.
Kerry Crutchfield (drums/percussion) has been playing drums professionally for over 30 years. He has kept the beat for dozens of jazz, blues, rock and show bands in clubs and venues throughout the U.S. Kerry headlined The Sacramento Blues Society Festival with Robert Lucas, Luke & The Locomotives. You can hear him on the Curbfeelers "Bellflower Mood" CD, which was nominated by Living Blues Magazine as the Record of the Year 1994. Kerry has also covered the "Legends" style shows at Harrah's , Mirage and Treasure Island in Las Vegas as well as casinos throughout the U.S. He has produced The Hollywood Drum Show for its 15 year run in Los Angeles. Kerry recently completed a 4 week Gig as the house drummer on the world's largest privately owned yacht "The World", a cruise ship sized yacht sailing from Mexico to Alaska.
Martin Blasick (Bass/Guitar) An accomplished guitar player and bassist, Martin studied at the University Of North Texas in jazz improvisation, classical composition and pop. Martin has provided scores, songs, cues, arrangements and productions for a diverse array of shows including big band jazz for the TV series Army Wives, and he produced "Miracles Happen" for the certified gold soundtrack album for Princess Diaries 2. Martin has produced celebrity vocal tracks for Brendan Fraser, Mary Steenburgen, Denise Richards, Rodney Dangerfield, Denis Leary, Anne Hathaway, Heather Graham and more. His music appears in Oceans 12 & 13, The Matador, Bedazzled, Ugly Betty, Lost, The Reaper, Kinsey, Samantha Who and many more. Martin has also appeared on the hit HBO series "The Newsroom".
David Coleman (piano/keyboards) is an award winning composer and musical director. He has written several musicals and recently had his "Cinderella" produced at the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga, California to great success. He won the NoHo Theatre award In LA for both best composition and best musical direction for "In the Name of God" a musical satire, which then had an off Broadway run in New York. David won an advertising award for his scoring of several television spots for a presidential candidate, and he has written innumerable songs which have been performed by many artists. He has also played piano at countless venues over the years.
George Woo (piano, keyboards, vocals is a professional musician and music teacher in the city of Los Angeles. George is very accomplished as a jazz pianist
and musical director, and is well regarded by his peers in the Jazz Piano world and never fails to delight audiences with his piano solos. George studied Afro Cuban Music while attending CSU Los Angeles.
Bill Keis (piano/keyboards) attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston Mass, and shortly thereafter moved west to Los Angeles, beginning a long teaching, recording and performing career. For 2 years he accompanied such performers as Arsenio Hall, Jay Leno, Richard Prior and Billy Crystal at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. Bill also recorded 8 albums of TV music for Capitol Records, and played keyboards on Howie Mandell's TV show "Bobby's World". Several of Bill's compositions were used on the TV show "General Hospital"
David Coleman (Piano / Keyboards),
Kerry Crutchfield (Drums / Percussion),
Martin Blasick (Bass / Guitar),
George Woo (Keyboards),
Bill Keis (Keyboards),
Christian Boyd (Keyboards)