Jazz in Six is Southeast Florida's hottest young Jazz combo, featuring some of the top teen talents of the State of Florida. The band features two-time Florida All-State tenor saxophonist Holden Ross, Orlando Heritage Festival Maestro Award soloist winners Alex Lacy (alto) and Adesh Balraj (trumpet), Ben Batalla (piano), Vincent Moore (bass), and the young drum phenom, Mr. Tyson Jackson, who has studied with modern jazz legends like Carl Allen and taken master classes with Jazz at Lincoln Center drummer Ali Jackson. Our vocalist is the lovely Ms. Alexis Seiler, who has been accepted to the Berklee School of Music (Fall 2013).
Jazz in Six plays standards, original compositions, and can swing in jazz music that ranges from slow-tempo conversational tunes that work for a cocktail party, corporate gathering, museum night, or charity gala to hard-Bop tunes suitable for festival and stage performances. Our band leader works with you to pick the right music and the right band configuration.
Depending upon your restaurant, coffee house, performing venue, type of event, room space/acoustics, and budget, we can configure our combo from a duo to a sextet, with or without a vocalist. All musicians are $50/hr. playing time. We do not charge for set-up/strike, sound checks, or break time.
Duo: (piano, bass): $120/hr.;
Trio (piano, bass, drums): $180/hr.;
Quartet (piano, bass, drums, saxophone or trumpet): $240/hr.;
Quintet (piano, bass, drums, tenor saxophone, trumpet): $300/hr.;
Sextet (piano, bass, drums, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, trumpet): $360/hr.;
Vocalist: Add $60/hr. to any of the above.
Jazz in Six has played at local festivals like Jazz on the Palm, the 2nd Annual Celebrating Charlie Parker event in Ft. Lauderdale, private events for charities like the Sierra Club and The Lord's Place, social gatherings, and private parties. Our band's youth makes us a good fit for outside-the-box teen parties to the most mature of social gatherings, who find our level of play well beyond our years impressive.
Recommendations/reviews available upon request. We look forward to working with you!