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Juke Joint Jazz

Jazz Band from Amherst, MA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$700 - $4000 per event
Juke Joint Jazz plays their own moving and melodic arrangements of the classic modern jazz repertoire. Featuring several accomplished soloists with influences ranging from Miles Davis to the Grateful Dead, from Monk to Funk, the band plays an eclectic mix of works from an international cast of composers. Our musicians have an average of more than 20 years experience, and several are teachers of music in area colleges. Ken Forfia—piano; David Kisala—saxophone; Michael Levine—guitar; Jason Schwartz—bass and Chet Pasek—drums.

JJJ plays regularly in jazz clubs in Western Massachusetts, and recently opened the NORTHAMPTON JAZZ FESTIVAL on September 11, 2015 with a concert at The Iron Horse Music Hall with The Charles Neville Jazz Quartet. Our group members are all veteran, accomplished players. We play entire weddings--cocktail hour, dinner music, dance sets, and corporate events and private parties as well.

We have the flexibility to play as a trio--Guitar, Piano, Acoustic Bass; as a quartet or as a quintet--our standard, and preferred configuration.

We can produce a set list to your tastes and specifications, and dress according to your requirements. Come see us play live for a solid taste of our music.

Check our latest info at our website. You can now hear several tracks of our newly released CD "Live At The Arts Block" on Gigmasters. IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR OWN COPY OF OUR LIVE CD, SEND A POSTAL ADDRESS AND YOU CAN HEAR WHAT WE ACTUALLY SOUND LIKE! Visit Youtube and search Watermelon Man Juke Joint Jazz for a video of us doing it live for 8 minutes.

Thanks for looking and listening!

Note about location: The 100 mile radius covers quite a bit of territory not mentioned in the Gigmasters profile--Boston, Providence, Greenwich, Albany, Lenox, Brattleboro, Putney, Nashua, and everywhere in between! We are New England's premier Jazz Quintet and play events and shows throughout the 6 NE states plus NY.
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Wedding Reception

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Many thanks to Juke Joint Jazz for their wonderful performance at our wedding! We could not have made a better choice for a jazz band to make our big day even more special! Juke Joint Jazz came up with the perfect list of songs and they played them with such class and sophistication that all our guests, ages 20s to 80s, enjoyed them greatly. Even now, a few months after the wedding, when we get together with friends/family, everyone raves about the band at our wedding! If you are considering Juke Joint Jazz for your event, choose them without hesitation - they will put on a splendid performance that you as well as your guests will remember fondly :).

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Juke Joint Jazz’s Response:

This was so cool--they had their wedding at the famous Ryles Jazz Club in Boston--and it seemed like everyone there knew each other. Diana and Peter are just the sweetest people!

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Anniversary Party

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Hands down these guys are the best ! We hired Juke Joint Jazz to play at our parents 50th wedding anniversary and these guys were fantastic. Everyone loved them. Plus they were so much fun to be around and super easy to work with. Michael and his group took care of everything and allowed us to relax and just enjoy the night. Great musicians but even better people. Can't thank them enough. Highly recommend for any event. Bill A. 9/12/15

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Juke Joint Jazz had our party dancing! They were on time. Their requirements were simple and the music was perfect for our simple Sunday birthday party celebration. They would be perfect for an elegant evening affair.

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Juke Joint Jazz’s Response:

Actually, that was a truly elegant and beautiful Greenwich birthday party--just lovely and a joy to play at!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Dec
9
The Arts Block
Greenfield, MA
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Jan
7
The Arts Block
Greenfield, MA
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Jan
29
The Iron Horse Music Hall
Northampton, MA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Jul
1
Wedding
Woodstock, VT
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Jul
2
Wedding Reception
Providence, RI
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Sep
16
The Iron Horse Music Hall
Northampton, MA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Sep
10
Wedding
Norfolk, CT
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Sep
10
Bat Mitzvah
Deerfield, MA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2016
Jun
4
The Iron Horse Music Hall
Northampton, MA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
May
7
Private Event
Hartford, CT
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Apr
15
The Iron Horse Music Hall
Northampton, MA
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Holiday Party Special
 
  • 10% discount off quoted price for Holiday Parties
COMPLETE WEDDING
 
  • Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Dinner, Dancing, and Relaxing
  • We have done many 3, 4 and 5 hour weddings, both indoors and outdoors.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND CORPORATE EVENTS
 
  • We've played a 50th, a 60th and a 65th, as well as Corporate Functions
ADD A TORCH SINGER FOR ONE SET
 
  • Occasionally we have a singer for a set upon special request
We Will Send Our Entire List
On Request
Jazz Band
Concert Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Proms
Weddings
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Retirement Parties
Please note Juke Joint Jazz will also travel to North Amherst, North Hatfield, Palmer, Three Rivers, Ware, West Hatfield, Northampton, Whately, West Warren, Belchertown, Holyoke, Lake Pleasant, Bondsville, Ludlow, Monson, West Brookfield, Brimfield, Chicopee, Gilbertville, Greenfield, Hardwick, Thorndike, Wilbraham, Granby, Wendell Depot, West Chesterfield, Brookfield, Indian Orchard, New Braintree, Springfield.
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