Whether a classic jazz dinner club setting or a high energy festival, a sensitive torch ballad to the Blues, a swinging big band dance number, driving bebop, a hot Latin tune, the swing of Chicago or the groove of New Orleans, LISA KELLY & JB SCOTT offer the perfect style of Jazz for YOUR special occasion with their selection of 4 different jazz groups: "The Kelly/Scott Quintet," "JB Scott's Swingin' Allstars (New Orleans Dixieland)," "Sophisticated Swing (10-pc big band) & "Florida Swing Orchestra" (18-pc big band"! From creative, improvisational small group interpretation of jazz standards & original songs, to contemporary arrangements and hard swinging 'old school' big band charts of the 20's, 30's and 40's, their versatile presentations are perfect for anything from sophisticated weddings and corporate functions to concerts, dances and music festivals. FIVE-time DownBeat Magazine award winning vocalist LISA KELLY (2013 inductee into Jacksonville Jazz Festival "Hall of Fame") & renowned YAMAHA trumpet artist JB SCOTT are well established jazz artists widely known for their professional integrity, versatility in jazz styles, entertaining musicianship, and for presenting the finest in top-notch instrumentalists on their band stands! PERFORMING: for jazz clubs, jazz societies, private functions, major music festivals,jazz vespors performances and jazz cruises. APPEARING: as guest artists with pro groups and as artist/clinicians for music programs, jazz camps and jazz conventions. LEADING: their very popular groups, THE KELLY/SCOTT QUINTET (5-piece classic jazz), JB SCOTT'S SWINGIN' ALLSTARS(7-piece New Orleans/Chicago Swing style Dixieland jazz), SOPHISTICATED SWING and FLORIDA SWING ORCHESTRA (10 & 20-piece big bands). CD recordings, personal and group promo, performance schedules are available on their website. Booking up to 3 years in advance. PHOTO CREDITS: VIDEO & most of our photos are by Michael Glinski, see his website at: michaelg.org! Additional photos are by Tuan Nguyen, by Lisa Kelly, & from fans!
GROUP FORMATS: Kelly/Scott Quartet, Quintet or Sextet "classic jazz" small groups, 10 or 18-piece big bands, and 7-piece New Orleans/Chicago swing style Dixieland group!
The following is a bio of our 7-piece "JB SCOTT'S SWINGIN'ALLSTARS"......
This high level group of pros is dedicated to the playing of Chicago Swing/New Orleans style Jazz in a highly entertaining, musical, and spirited fashion! Led by the flamboyant, virtuoso trumpeter, JB Scott, a former leader of the world famous Dukes of Dixieland, the group also features award winning vocalist Lisa Kelly, well-known for her rich, smooth tone and swinging delivery of lyric, and the unique story telling vocal styling of versatile banjo/guitarist Ken Calhoun. Rounding out the 'allstar' cast are respected musicians Dave Steinmeyer, legendary trombonist formally with the renowned Airmen of Note, popular clarinetist Jim Snyder, also a former Dukes of Dixieland group member, bassist Rick Ravelo, who swings as hard as they come, and Eric Mason or Steve Salo, both excellently grooving interpreters of jazz. JB Scott's Swingin' Allstars has a broad, versatile repertoire that includes tributes to the classics from the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's to well-penned original songs; from the style of Louis Armstrong's Allstars, Dixieland, Hot Jazz, Chicago Style, and even a bit of Big Band Swing, with influences that include Louis Armstrong, Clark Terry, Ruby Braff, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Lee Wiley, Peggy Lee, Eddie Condon, Trummy Young, and Kenny Davern. To quote Bill Harding, a long-time fan and follower of the group, "A real wealth of experienced, creative musicianship in one fantastically entertaining group!"
PERFORMANCE DATES ADDED CONSTANTLY- VISIT OUR REGULAR WEBSITE FOR CALENDAR! The video on this page is of our 10-piece "Sophisticated Swing" big band, one of our 4 swing based jazz groups!