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Gary Starling Jazz Bands

Jazz Band from Jacksonville, FL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$600 - $3500 per event
Jacksonville's choice jazz band for clubs, corporate functions, private parties, receptions, weddings, concerts and festivals provides music with melodic beauty, rhythmic spirit, sophistication and time-proven appeal presented with impeccable taste and personally configured for each engagement. More info, pictures and soundclips can be obtained at the personal website.

Synonymous with jazz on the First Coast, Artist in Residence and professor of guitar at Jacksonville University, Gary Starling has inspired and broadened the horizons of hundreds of aspiring musicians and has played with performers such as Bob Hope, Diahann Carroll, Rita Moreno and Skitch Henderson. He has appeared with the Jacksonville Symphony Pops Orchestra and with jazz artists Eddie Harris, Nat Adderley, Joshua Breakstone, Carla White, Jim Snidero, and more. In May 2012 Gary Starling was inducted into the Jacksonville Jazz Hall of Fame recognizing those who have made significant contributions to jazz in Jacksonville.

The group can be tailored to your event utilizing the area's best musicians. Guitar, upright bass and drums form the core jazz trio with singer/jazz violinist Rebecca Zapen available for a unique and mesmerizing collaboration. Saxophone, trumpet, and piano may also be added. Additionally, a band featuring Hammond B3 organ is available for the funky Jimmy Smith groove. Solo guitar or duo is available for smaller,intimate settings. The group's musical style ranges from jazz and pop standards, swing, bossa nova and samba, to contemporary funky jazz.

Some past engagements include: Hilton Head Jazz Society, Pleasure Island at Disney World, Gainesville Friends of Jazz and Blues, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Miami Beach Convention Center, The Cloister Hotel At Sea Island, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Amelia Island Plantation, World Golf Village, White Oak Plantation, Epping Forest Yacht Club, Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island, University Club, River Club, Sawgrass Club, Casa Monica Hotel, Ragtime Tavern, The Brick, San Sebastian Winery, Cummer Ball, Jacksonville Landing, a live appearance on Public Radio's "Whad ya Know", and many more. We do, occasionally travel for engagements, but mainly serve the Jacksonville and North Florida/South Georgia area.

"Starling's sense of swing and impeccable taste make his live gigs something special." Tony Green, Jazziz magazine

"You guys were great and really added to the event. We were very pleased". Keli Coughlin, Executive Director, Tom Coughlin Jay Fund

"I can't thank you enough for the terrific work you did at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. It was by far our greatest year and you guys did a great deal to make it work so well". Dan Kossoff, Executive Producer, Jacksonville Jazz Festival


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2016
Jul
29
Family Reunion
Brunswick, GA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
Sep
19
Wedding
Jacksonville Beach, FL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Jazz Band
Swing Band
Jam Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Weddings
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Private Parties
Super Bowl Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Retirement Parties
Divorce Parties
Mardi Gras Party
Please note Gary Starling Jazz Bands will also travel to Orange Park, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Kings Bay, Callahan, Ponte Vedra Beach, Bryceville, Yulee, Middleburg, Doctors Inlet, Green Cove Springs, Fernandina Beach, Penney Farms, Saint Augustine, Macclenny, Hilliard, Glen Saint Mary, Saint George, Saint Marys, Lawtey, Kingsland, Raiford, Starke, Bostwick, Elkton, Folkston, Florahome, Keystone Heights, Sanderson.
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