New look, new important info. Please read our new Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, taking effect August 20th, 2016.

Aland Music

Jazz Band from Sarasota, FL - Will travel up to 1400 miles
11
21 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2010
BOOKED {{daysSinceLastBookingText()}}

  BACKGROUND VERIFIED
$300 - $3000 per event
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

(more)
Gold Member
10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

Corporate Function

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

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!

(more) Review by . from Clearwater, FL on

Funeral

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

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!!!

(more) Review by . from Palm Harbor, FL on

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...

(more)

Birthday Party (Adult)

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

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.

(more) Review by . from Sarasota, FL on
PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Nov
12
Wedding Reception
Tampa, FL
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Dec
23
Celebration
Sarasota, FL
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Jul
29
Private Party
Riverview, FL
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
Jun
25
Funeral
Palm Harbor, FL
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2016
Jun
23
Corporate Function
Clearwater, FL
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Jun
18
Wedding
Englewood, FL
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2015
Dec
30
www.alandmusic.com
Sarasota, FL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
Dec
29
For schedule go to
Sarasota, FL
7:00 PM - 10:00 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
Brazilian Band
Jazz Band
Latin Band
Swing Band
French Band
Acoustic Band
Flamenco Band
World Music Band
Gypsy Band
20s Band
30s Band
Ambient Band
Cabaret 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
Fund Raisers
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.
19
4
13
FEATURED CLIENTS

YOUR EVERY EVENT MARKETPLACE
USER AGREEMENT
PRIVACY POLICY