Aland Music

Jazz Band from Sarasota, FL - Will travel up to 600 miles
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About
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" (Mac Chrupcala). 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.

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 his passion for jazz and has studied with Sandro Roy, John Serry and has attended festival workshops at Django Fest NW and Django in June. Aland is a co-founder of the Lotus Fire, founder of Sampa Jazz and the Hot Club of SRQ. He can be seen performing locally with the Hot Club of SRQ and occasionally with Impromptu Jazz, Hot Sun Quartet and Gypsy Wind.

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.

Don Mopsick (Up-right bass) A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and a veteran of big stage and radio with hundreds of hours for the Riverwalk Jazz public radio series with guests Benny Carter, Clark Terry, Bob Wilber, Dick Hyman, Kenny Davern, Milt Hinton, Nicholas Payton, "Sweets" Edison, Harry Allen, Dan Barrett, Joe Williams, Rebecca Kilgore, Bob Barnard, Bria Skonberg, Jon-Erik Kellso, Vince Giordano, Bucky and John Pizzarelli, Stephanie Nakasian, and many others.


Here is a short list of clients we have had the honor of serving:

The Straz Center, 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

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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

New Year's Eve Party

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Awesome band. Guaranteed good time. Highly recommend these guys can really jam! You can’t go wrong booking them for your next event.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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I could not have been more pleased with Aland Music. They are very accomplished, and very talented. To top it off, they play with soul; they are not mere technicians. I highly recommend Aland Music.

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Aland Music’s Response:

Thank you Holly for your kind words and hospitality. We were very honored to be asked to share our music on such a special occasion and to be able to perform for such an appreciative and captive audience. We hope you will consider us again for your next big celebration, all the best.

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Wedding Reception

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Corporate Function

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Private Party

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Thank you Åland Music for making my promotion party a success! Exquisite music and very professional. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Aland Music’s Response:

Dear Wanda, It was an honor to be chosen by you to entertain your wonderfully musical family and friends. Regards to your brother Pedro, he can sit in on congas anytime! Congratulations to you again on your promotion and thanks again for your wonderful hospitality!

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Corporate Function

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This is the second time I have hired Keven and his talented associates -- both times they exceeded my expectations and we received lots of compliments about their talent and style. They are extremely easy to work with, as well, which is very welcome during a busy event. I hope to have the opportunity to hire them again!

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Funeral

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Couldn't have dreamed of Aland being more talented and fitting for the celebration of life event where they played in the garden of our church. Working with them was magic from the start, I would hire them again in a heartbeat--their music was so poignant and moving and enjoyed by everyone at the event. They even got my grandfather to sing along--no easy feat!!!

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Aland Music’s Response:

Thank you Julia, Your mom's celebration of life was beautiful and I was honored to be a part of it. I had to do the same for my mother two years ago. I imagine they both would've gotten along famously well. They were obviously loved and will continue to be dearly missed. I wish we had met under different circumstances but I'm grateful nonetheless. Thank you for your glowing review and I hope to see you again. Take care...

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Keven and Jon were fantastic. They played music that was liked by all. They were very professional and did a fantastic job. We rate them 5 stars.

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Corporate Function

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The duo was the absolute perfect addition to our corporate networking reception at the Tampa Museum of Art. Keven was very communicative and fair with pricing, as well as punctual and turnkey on site. I received many comments on how nice of a touch the music added to our event and we would definitely book them again in the future.

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Wedding

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Keven Aland is an incredible musician! 100% professional and easy to work with! I would hire him again in an instant!

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2018
Dec
31
New Year's Eve Party
Labelle, FL
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
2018
Nov
30
Private Party
Sarasota, FL
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Dec
31
New Year's Eve Party
Sarasota, FL
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Oct
27
Wedding
Tampa, FL
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Sep
22
Community Event
Lake Wales, FL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Apr
21
Corporate Function
Sarasota, FL
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Mar
17
Private Party
Tampa, FL
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Feb
25
Birthday Party (Adult)
Inverness, FL
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Dec
23
Celebration
Sarasota, FL
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Dec
11
Community Event
Bradenton, FL
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2016
Nov
14
Corporate Function
Miami, FL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Nov
12
Wedding Reception
Tampa, FL
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A Child is Born
Thad Jones
A Foggy Day
Gershwin
Afro Blue
Mongo Santamaria
Afternoon In Paris
Lewis
After Your Gone
Nestico
Ah! Se Eu Pudesse
Menescal
Alice In Wonderland
Fain
All of Me
Simone
All the Things You Are
Hammerstein
Alone Together
Dietz
Anoumam
Reinhardt
A Night in Tunisia
Dizzie Gillespie
Anniversary Song
Roman
Au Privave
Parker
Autumn Leaves
J. Kosma
Avalon
Jolson
Bananera
Donato
Beautiful Love
Young
Bellville
Reinhardt
Bemsha Swing
Monk
Bernies Tune
Miller
Bewitched
Rodgers and Hart
Birk's Works
Gillespie
Black Nile
Shorter
Black Orpheus
Bonfa
Blue Bossa
Dorham
Blue Monk
T.Monk
Blues for Ike
Reinhardt
Blue Drag
Roman
Bluesette
Theilemans
Blues Walk
Clifford Brown
Bolivar Blues
Monk
Bossa Dorado
Schmidt
Brazil
Barroso
Brisa Do Mar
Donato
Cantaloupe Island
Hancock
Caravan
Duke Ellington
Chameleon
Hancock
Chuva
Donato
Cheek to Cheek
Irving Berlin
Corcovado "Quiet Nights...)
Jobim
Cry Me a River
Hamilton
Crystal Silence
Chick Corea
Dark Eyes
Traditional
Desafinado
Jobim
Dindi
Jobim
Dolphin Dance
Hancock
Doxy
Rollins
Django's Castle
Reinhardt
Douce Ambiance
Reinhardt
Djangology
Django Reinhardt
Embraceable You
Gershwin
Estate
Martino
Estrada do Sol
Jobim
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar
Jobim
Favela
Jobim
Flamingo
Grouya
For Sephora
Rosenberg
Freedom Jazz Dance
Harris
Footprints
Shorter
Gentle Rain
L. Bonfa
Georgia
Hoagy Charmichael
Girl From Ipanema
Jobim
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Mingus
Goodbye Sadness (Tristeza)
Jobim
Green Dolphin St.
Kaper/ Washington
Groovin' High
Gillespie
Honeysuckle Rose
Waller
How Insensitive
Jobim
If I Were a Bell
Loesser
I'll Remember April
Johnson
I'll Remember Clifford
Golson
I'll See You In My Dreams
Kahn
I'm Confessin'
Dougherty
Indiana
Hanley
Inge
McBrearty
In A Sentimental Mood
Ellington
Invitation
Kaper
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
James
Metheny
Jitterbug Waltz
Waller
Jordu
Jordan
Juicy Lucy
Silver
Just Friends
Klemmer
Killer Joe
Golson
Limehouse Blues
Reinhardt
Little Sunflower
Hubbard
Loverman
Davis
Lucky Southern
K. Jarrett
Mambo Influenciado
Valdes
Mambo Inn
Bauza
Meditation
Jobim
Midnight Sun
Hampton and Burke
Minor Swing
Reinhardt
Misty
Garner
Moon River
Mancini
Mr. PC
Coltrane
My Funny Valentine
Rodgers
My Little Suede Shoes
Charlie Parker
My Favorite Things
Rodgers and Hamerstein
My One and Only Love
Wellin
Nature Boy
Davis
Nostalgia In Times Square
Mingus
Night and Day
Cole Porter
Nuages
Reinhardt
One Note Samba
Jobim
Out of Nowhere
Green
Peacocks
Rowles
Pent-Up House
Sonny Rollins
Poinciana
Simon
Recordame
Henderson
Red Clay
Hubbard
Rose Room
Williams
Saga of Harrison Crabfeathers
Kuhn
Samba De Orfeu
Bonfa
Satin Doll
Ellington
Scoops Blues
Camp
Si Tu Savais
Ulmer
So Danco Samba
Jobim
Solar
Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come
Churchill
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Arlen
Spain
Corea
Speaklow
Kurt Weill
Summer Samba
Sergio Valle
Sweet Georgia Brown
Bernie
Stella By Starlight
Young
St. Thomas
Sonny Rollins
Swing 39
41
Take the A-Train
Ellington
The Days of Wine and Roses
Mancini
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Weisman
The Way You Look Tonight
Kern
There will Never Be Another You
Montez
Tico Tico
Zequinha Abreu
Triste
Jobim
Tristeza
Lobo
Troublant Bolero
Reinhardt
Viper's Dream
Django
Watermelon Man
Hancock
Wave
Jobim
Well You Needn't
Monk
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life
Legrande
What is This Thing Called Love
Porter
What a Wonderful World
Armstrong
Willow Weep for Me
Ronell
Adagio from Cantata No.156
J.S. Bach
Alla Hornpipe Suite No.2 Water Music
G.F. Handel
Amazing Grace
Traditional
Andante
Mendelssohn
Air for G string
Bach
Arioso
Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba
Handel
Ashoken Farewell
Traditional
Ave Maria
Bach
Ave Maria
Schubert
Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart
Bridal Chorus
Wagner
Canon in D
Pacchelbel
Clair de Lune
Debussy
Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye)
Sartori
Flower Duet
Delibes
Gavotte in D Major
Bach
Gavotte and Rondeau
Bach
Grand Waltz No. 1
Op. 18
Gymnopedie No.1
Satie
Jesu
Joy of Man's Desiring
Largo
Veracini
Largo from Winter Four Seasons
Vivaldi
Largo from Xerxes
G.F. Handel
Liebesleid
Kreisler
Minuet
Mozart
Nocturne
Chopin
Pavane Op. 50
Faure
Prelude from "Te Deum"
Charpentier
Rondeau
Mouret
Siciliano
J.S. Bach
Sonatina
Pagannini
Standenchen
Handel
Trumpet Voluntary
Clarke
Traumerei
Schumann
Waltz
Brahms
Waltz No. 2
Op. 69
Jazz Band
Swing Band
French Band
Acoustic Band
World Music Band
Gypsy Band
20s Band
30s Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
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 Aland Music will also travel to Tallevast, Manasota, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Oneco, Bay Pines, Palmetto, Terra Ceia, Holmes Beach, Cortez, Ellenton, Bradenton Beach, Osprey, Parrish, Anna Maria, Laurel, Nokomis, Sun City, Venice, Myakka City, Ruskin, Saint Petersburg, Sun City Center, Wimauma, Apollo Beach, Englewood, North Port, Balm, Gibsonton, Port Charlotte.
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