Aland Music provides Florida's finest Violin/Guitar based ensembles as well as premiere event planning services. We have the experience and artistry to help you create the perfect ambiance for your wedding, private party, fundraiser, corporate and fashion event. Please visit our media/audio to see and hear for yourself. We are also proud supporters of marriage equality.
Proudly presenting Aland Music's premiere ensemble the Hot Club of SRQ Quartet. - "Reputably the most swinging, versatile and refined Gypsy Jazz ensemble in the South". We play music that is deeply rooted in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. This music simply swings and is full of beauty and romance! We emulate the style of what the French call "Jazz Manouche" and "Le Jazz Hot" in the style of Sinti virtuosos and the "Quintette du Hot Club de France" circa 1934-1948. We have also have a trio and a duo version of this ensemble if your event requires a smaller footprint.
Each performer is absolutely proficient in classical as well as the jazz genre (this is not common). We draw inspiration from all cultures playing music from around the globe specializing in Rumba Flamenco, Gypsy Jazz, Bossanova, Samba, Tango, Afro Cuban and the American songbook.
We pride ourselves in working together as a team to assure that every client's needs are understood, recognized and exceeded during the performance.
As part of our event planning service we have the ability to arrange and create compositions that can be previewed by our clients.
Aland Music has a state of the art recording studio that can produce a professional quality keepsake in the form of an audio CD with your own images, logo, or photo! This makes for an impressive and thoughtful wedding gift.
Aland Music- Artist Showcase-
Keven Aland (violin) began his studies with Master Miltiades Siadimas of Athens, Greece (acclaimed soloist of the N.Y. Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera). Aland gave his solo debut with the Venice Symphony at age 14. In high school, Keven received highest honors in All-State Orchestra and received much recognition from Governor Martinez as recipient of the Southern Bell Fellowship two years in a row. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Keven had a Fellowship with the London Symphony Orchestra and has played with the South Florida Orchestra, Sarasota Chamber Orchestra, Transylvania Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic, and the Shostakovich String Quartet. After completing his performance degree at C.U. Boulder, Aland discovered he had a passion for music beyond classical. Aland has since performed professionally with various ensembles including but not limited to: bluegrass, jazz, rock, country, Celtic, Blues, Latin, and Gypsy Jazz. Aland was the co-founder of the Lotus Fire, founder of Sampa Jazz, and can be seen performing locally with Impromptu Jazz, Hot Sun Quartet and Gypsy Wind. With Aland's versatility and ability to arrange almost any style of music.
Jon McLaughlin (guitar) is a very talented performer and extremely gifted accompanist. Jon studied with Rex Willis while attending Florida College. A native of Sarasota, Florida, he performed with many rumba flamenco/gypsy swing/tango bands including Los Listos, Los Rumberos, Cabal, and Douce Ambiance and most notably a member of The Lotus Fire and The Willie Royal Quartet.
Larry Camp (Guitar) Larry Camp is Tampa Bay's quintessential jazz guitarist. He has been hailed by Musician Magazine as "one of the top ten unknown jazz guitarists in the U.S.". He has played at the Kenedy Center for the President, the Smithsonian Jazz Series, as well as Jazz festivals in Europe, Clearwater, and Sarasota FL. Larry has performed with Gary Bartz, Dennis Chambers, Marcus Belgrave, Billy Hart, Reggie Johnson and Dizzy Gillespie. Larry is also endorsed by Benedetto Guitars and Amps.
J.P. Coley (Up-right Bass). After a stint in the U.S. Navy, J.P. returned to Sarasota and resumed his music career by forming "The Hurricanes" (an R&B outfit). He has played the blues with "Rock Bottom", "Dan Electro", "Roy Bookbinder" and Diamond Teeth Mary; jazz with MIKE MARKAVERICH, LEON MERIAM, SUSHI BROTHERS and THE WEST COAST BIG BAND; reggae with the INSTIGATORS and the STRANGEWAYS. Most recognize him as the Rhythm anchor of "Jennifer and the Venturas".
Here is a short list of clients we have had the honor of serving:
The Met, Powel Crowsley Estate, Ted Talks Conference, Ringling Museum, USF, Stella Artois, Suncoast Porsche, Audi, Volvo, SRQ Magazine, Sotheby's International, Ritz Carlton, Marriot, Boca Grande Community Center, Hyatt, Melia Resorts International, Tampa-Sarasota-South County Jazz Club's, Venice-Sarasota-St. Petersburg, and Tampa Bay Yacht Clubs, Ringling School of Art and Design, Terra Nichol Academy, Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, The R.N.C and D.N.C., Longboat Key Club, Salvador Dali Museum, and the Manuel Artime Theater Miami