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The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate

Jazz Band from San Jose, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$600 - $3000 per event
The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate plays jazz, swing, surf, and Latin jazz (mambo, tango, cha cha cha, etc) from and inspired by spy movies, film noir, cop shows, and the like! Their sound has been described "like James Bond meets Jessica Rabbit," guaranteed to leave everyone both shaken AND stirred!
Give your next party a classy, dangerously fun twist- hire The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate!


They are fronted by the sultry and soulful vocals of Lauren Halliwell and led by bandleader/arranger Kevin McCullough on keys, the lineup is rounded out by Faris Jarrah on trombone, Madison Bohrer on alto sax, Jack Hanan on upright and electric bass, Michael Henning on drums and percussion, and Rick Silvestri on guitar - all some of the top top bay area musicians. The DDJS plays to all sorts of crowds and environments, from upbeat parties and clubs to low-key background jazz for mixers and business mixers, etc.

*Brand new full-length CD out now! Available at Streetlight Records (San Jose) and Amoeba Records (Berkley) or online through our website!

**We don't list gigs here on Gigmasters. Check out our website for our calendar of performances, as well as many more reviews, our public performance calendar, and more!
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Celebration

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These guys were outstanding. Kevin McCullough is not only an outstanding musician,he is a true gentleman. They helped make this celebration a success.

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Christmas Party

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lead band member seemed confused at how pricing with gigmasters works, also insisted on the band being fed during a 1.5 hour set, seemed strange, but was on the contract so fair enough I guess, then hounded me for 2 months to leave this review performance itself was fine for happy hour vibe, band members did show up on time and played full set.

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The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate’s Response:

First of all, it wasn't the D.D.J.S. who played - it was a 4 piece jazz combo playing background jazz. The client agreed to write feedback via gigmasters ONLY if I paid the $20 booking fee gigmasters charges the CLIENT. I agreed. I emailed the client every 14-20 days to hold up her end of the deal because she wasn't. That said, the musicians I called are all top bay area musicians, and we all showed up to the event an hour early, played until contracted, and yes had some tapas being served on our break; my contract states that the musicians have access to any food available. This is standard with anyone. These should be 4's or 5's, hands down.

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PAST EVENTS
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2015
May
30
San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco, CA
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Feb
7
Celebration
Fremont, CA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2015
Jan
3
The Hedley Club (at the Hotel De Anza)
San Jose, CA
8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
2014
Dec
5
Christmas Party
Palo Alto, CA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
James Bond Theme
Monty Norman
Besame Mucho
Velasquez
Big Spender
Cy Coleman
Fever
Peggy Lee
Gee Baby
Aint I Good to You?
Get Out of Town
Cole Porter
Goldfinger
John Barry
Hes a Man (from Dick Tracy)
Madonna/Leonard
Mack the Knife
Kurt Weill
The Man that Got Away
Harold Arlen
Cover Band
Jazz Band
Swing Band
Variety Band
Ballroom Dance Music Band
Show Band
Proms
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Please note The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate will also travel to Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Saratoga, Alviso, Los Altos, Coyote, Moffett Field, Mountain View, Holy City, Mount Hamilton, Redwood Estates, Fremont, Palo Alto, Stanford, Newark, Boulder Creek, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, Sunol, Brookdale, Ben Lomond, Atherton, Morgan Hill, New Almaden, Union City, La Honda.
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