West Coast Blues (jazz/variety band) is the hippest jazz group in Los Angeles today, providing the highest-quality musical compliment to your function, party or lounge. These artists together have years of experience entertaining discerning audiences around the region and are sensitive to the needs of any given situation, from understated background accompaniment for a small dinner party to upbeat and entertaining music for wedding receptions and corporate events.
WCB is the perfect jazz duo, trio (or larger) for weddings and parties, clubs, concerts and festivals. Performing instrumental jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin, blues and funk standards and more. The combo is also available as a quartet or quintet, depending on your needs and budget with added female or male vocals, piano and/or sax. With years of professional experience the group's members exhibit a passion for the sounds of modern and classic jazz, Latin, Brazilian and soul music, helping to create a distinctive style, spontaneous and entertaining tunes and a dynamic that never fails to impress.
For the perfect touch of class at your wedding celebration, you can't go wrong with live jazz… and for the finest live jazz, you can't go wrong with the West Coast Blues. If it's an evening reception WCB will add the ideal music during cocktails and dinner, and can weave the music around speeches and presentations for a seamless evening. For an outdoor afternoon reception, the combo's music is the perfect accompaniment for socializing.
Let us turn your next party, corporate function, wedding, lounge and much more into an upscale, sophisticated gathering that will have your guests excited from beginning to end.
We have a long history of playing background shows as a house band and for special events. We enjoy a well-earned reputation from our previous and present clients for our credibility, performance and professionalism and strive to ensure a long lasting relationship with all of the parties involved. Below is a partial list of some of the events and clients that we have performed for (a/the):
Tokyo Jazz Festival
Du Maurier Jazz Festival
Redondo Beach Art & Jazz Festival
Chilean Day Festival
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Delegates from the Indian State of Maharashtra
Consulates of England, Canada, Argentina & Australia
Tiffany & Co.
Maggiano's - Little Italy
The Beverly Center
House of Blues
Wilshire Golf & Country Club
Law Offices of Shahim Motallebi
Tsunami Relief Concert, Little Tokyo
Royal Wedding Celebration
LA Jazz TV (Time Warner Cable)
76.1 Inter FM (Tokyo)
ARTWALK Culver City, Cordova City
Studio on 3rd (modern art gallery)
Vancouver Art Gallery
Caruso Affiliated (The Grove, Americana)
Cinco de Mayo, Downtown LA
New Year's Eve Events
a Variety of Trade Shows Including AHPA, Marriott Hotel (Anaheim)
Weddings, Special Events (birthdays/anniversaries), Corporate Galas, Client Receptions, Seminars
Small budget? Large event? No matter. We perform at concert halls and back yards. Size doesn't matter. We can customize a rate that fits perfectly into your budget.
"I would happily hire Kurt and his band for future work at any of my clubs. I would strongly recommend his band to any venue seeking quality live music."
-OBar, West Hollywood
"They were very popular with the clients and the staff. During their long run with Maggianos, they had a loyal following of good people and the place was always full. I would definitely recommend West Coast Blues to any venues seeking great professional live music"
-Maggianos, Little Italy
"The reception was fun and well received, and I got a lot of positive feedback about the band and your song selection."
"You guys killed it. Thank you so much. You are on my list for parties."
-Belmont (Mardi Gras)
"It was a great addition to the overall theme of the day and the guests were entertained and happy....I look forward to having Kurt's band play at the club in the future and would recommend Kurt and his group to any other country clubs or venues for any occasion".
-Wilshire Country Club
Kurt Szul (9 String Guitar),
Jay Jackson (Vocals),
Pete Orlanki (Bass),
Hiroo Nakano (Drums),
Mike Moccia (Sax),
Michael Daigeau (Trombone),
Mike McGuffy (Trumpet),
Miles Perlich (Percussion),
James Faherty (Keyboards)