Free Radicals - variety jazz band

Jazz Band from Houston, TX - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Free Radicals is a horn-driven instrumental dance band with a commitment to peace and justice, and is the 13 time winner for “Best Jazz” in the Houston Press Music Awards. The musical collective plays original music, and is equally at home playing fundraisers, parties, fund-raisers, art openings, weddings, funerals, or breakdance competitions. In its 21st year, the band is currently promoting its 6th CD.
Live you will see Free Radicals with two different set-ups: the stage band featuring 4 horns, guitar, bass, and drums, or the Free Rads Street Band featuring sousaphone / tuba, marching drums and as many horns as we can hire. At weddings, we are accustomed to switching from the marching band during processionals, to a cocktail band, to the stage band whenever the schedule calls for it. At funerals, we bring out bluesier slower songs, and build up to a vibrant celebration of life.

Reviews:

“The horn-heavy, continually evolving collective Free Radicals produces a wildly eclectic fusion that has as many influences as there are items in the Houston, Texas, pawnshop in which they honed their sound during all-night jam sessions.” - The New Yorker

“This award wining Houston crew has this weird synchronicity to predict the future in their songs, and they just might be on point again. A solid winner of the young and restless of all ages, they know how to play and aren't afraid to take you places you've never been. A winner throughout---just be sure to strap in before lift off.” -Chris Spector, Midwest Record

“I've fallen in love with their raucous style in only 4 bars… their music isn't just “on the edge”, it's fallen off the cliff!” -Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews

“an intriguing listen and this band is definitely worth listening to” -Roger Farbey, All About Jazz

“Everything seems to energize by drawing on an inexhaustible source.” - Music Zoom, Italy

“The musicians are ready willing and willing to participate in various processions, demonstrations, public actions, play funerals, weddings, and dance parties.” - Jazz Square, Russia

“Free Radicals' 'Outside the Comfort Zone' redefines serious jazz“ - Dodie Miller-Gould, Lemon Wire

* listed pay range is based on a 7 piece band, we offer custom pricing for trios and quartets
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Wedding Reception

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The Free Radicals seriously made our reception! They were all very talented and accommodating. The weather was dicey and the band was constantly adapting to make it a great event. We had a second line through the streets of Galveston and the band moved from indoor to outdoor seamlessly. The guests loved how interactive the band was. The horn players weaved through the guests and really created a party atmosphere. Wonderful, can't thank then enough!

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Sweet 16 Party

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We were looking for something different for a Sweet 16 party. The Free Radicals were really novel as a 7-piece brass-heavy jazz funk band that kept everyone happy and made it a real dance party. The band was great at reading the dynamics of the party, supporting the socializing and then getting them to dance; includng a New Orleans style procession. Supporting live and original music was perfect for a memorable party. She had fun listening to the band’s original catalog of recordings and they made souvenir cds of her favorites as party favors. It may cost a little more, but you just can’t beat real original music by real pros.

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2018
Feb
10
Wedding Reception
Galveston, TX
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Dec
23
Sweet 16 Party
League City, TX
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Please note Free Radicals - variety jazz band will also travel to Bellaire, Galena Park, Alief, North Houston, Missouri City, Pasadena, South Houston, Stafford, Humble, Sugar Land, Channelview, Pearland, Fresno, Deer Park, Katy, Spring, Cypress, Klien, Friendswood, Manvel, Thompsons, Barker, Highlands, Kingwood, La Porte, Webster, Crosby, Richmond, Porter, Rosharon.
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