Patty Carpenter & Dysfunctional Band

Americana Band from Brooklyn, NY - Will travel up to 3000 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2011

$400 - $4000 per event
About
For Patty, Melissa, Scott, and Travis, it really is a family affair. This foursome stretches their biological connections through to their creative tissue as the Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band (DFJB), an incomparable collective with a Jazz Americana Folk Gumbo sound. As the history of their marvelous and complex family relationships comes out in their music, it is clear that this is a truly relational organism. The way they work, the way they live, and the way they make music is an expression of family, through and through.
The musical mélange here puts the funk in dysfunctional. Patty studied jazz at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with the great Archie Shepp and Max Roach, and was heavily influenced by many great women artists from Joan Baez and Roseanne Cash to Billie Holiday and Carmen McCrae. Scott was nearly born with a mandolin in his hand and is now a fantastic windbag. He has also scored big as a songwriter, co-writing the Jon Bon Jovi hit "Show Me the Way" with Mighty Sam McClain. Melissa danced to Coltrane from the moment she could walk and has a deep love of African and Latin music and harmony. Travis has had a fascinating journey to discovering his love of the bass guitar. The soulful, grooving result of this massive mix is kind of crazy, and kind of brilliant.
The ensemble ranges in age from the twenty something's to the the 30 somethings to the 60 somethings, so there is a heady mix of youth and experience. The DFJB is extremely versatile both in musical genres (Americana, jazz, Latin, blues, swing, soul, country, etc. from many eras) and possible combinations (from solo to 8+ musicians) that can be tailor made to suit your budget. We maintain a house and a musical presence both in Brooklyn and Vermont so we are well situated for any weddings or events that take place in New England, as well as the greater New York, mid-Atlantic area.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2012
Sep
21
Blue Rock Cafe
Shelburne, MA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2012
Aug
17
Blue Rock Cafe
Shelburne, MA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2012
Jul
20
Blue Rock Cafe
Shelburne, MA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2012
Feb
26
Rodeo Bar
New York, NY
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2012
Jan
27
Two Boots
Brooklyn, NY
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2012
Jan
15
Rodeo Bar
New York, NY
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2012
Jan
13
The Arts Block
Greenfield, MA
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2011
Dec
31
Guilford Grange Hall
Guilford, VT
8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
2011
Dec
31
Guilford Grange Hall
Guilford, VT
8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
2011
Dec
29
Rendezvous Cafe
Turners Falls, MA
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2011
Dec
18
Rodeo Bar
New York, NY
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2011
Nov
29
Holiday Tree Lighting
Brooklyn, NY
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
A CHANGE GONNA COME
A FOOL IN LOVE
ABOUT TO MAKE ME LEAVE HOME BOY
AIN'T GOT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES
AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG
ANOTHER STAR
ANGEL FROM MONTGOMERY
BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO
BRING IT ON HOME
CAN I GET A WITNESS
CAN'T HURRY LOVE
CHAIN CHAIN CHAIN
CHANCES ARE
CHAINS OF LOVE
CHERRY RED
DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE
DANCING IN THE STREETS
DENTIST BLUES
DAMN YOUR EYES
DO RIGHT WOMAN
DON'T YOU WORRY ABOUT A THING
EVERYBODY CRYING MERCY
FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE
FEVER
FIELDS OF GOLD
FIVE TEN FIFTEEN HOURS OF YOUR LOVE
FOOL IN LOVE
FOR THE LOVE OF YOU
GET A WITNES
GET UP STAND UP
GIVE IT UP
GOOD LOVE
HANDYMAN
HEAT WAVE
HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU
HOW WILL I KNOW IF HE REALLY LOVES ME
I CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU
I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
I KNOW
IMAGINATION
LA BAMBA
LET IT BE
LET'S GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT
LET'S STAY TOGETHER
LOVE ME LIKE A MAN
MAMA HE TREATS YOUR DAUGHTER MEAN
MERCY MERCY MERCY
MIDNIGHT HOUR
MOANIN'
NATURAL WOMAN
NOWHERE TO RUN TO
NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHE
N YOU'RE DOWN & OUT
PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE
RESPECT
RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE
ROCKIN' PNEUMONIA
ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN
SINCE I FELL FOR YOU
TEACH ME TONIGHT
TRACKS OF MY TEARS
TROUBLE TROUBLE TROUBLE
UNDER MY HAT
UNDER THE BOARDWALK
WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT
YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME
BED'S TOO BIG WITHOUT YOU
BUCKETS OF RAIN
CHUCK E'S IN LOVE
CRAZY
HONKY TONK ANGELS
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
KILLING ME SOFTLY
NEW FRONTIER
NORTH DAKOTA
ROLL EM EASY
RUNAWAY
SATELLITES
SMOOTH OPERATOR
STIR IT UP
SWEET LOVE
SPOOKY
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
TEQUILA
THE HARDER THEY COME
THE RIVER IS WAITING
THE TENNESSEE WALTZ
THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
TIME AFTER TIME
TRUE COLORS
TUPELO HONEY
TWIST AND SHOUT
VALERIE
WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT
WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS
YOU AIN'T GOING NOWHERE
YOUR CHEATING HEART
WALKIN' N SUNSHINE
WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW
BESAME MUCHO
BLACK ORPHEUS
COCAVAD
O
EL MANISERO
HOW INSENSITIVE
PERFIDIA
PONTA DE AREIA
QUIZAS QUIZAS QUIZAS
THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA
TRISTE
VACILON
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS
WATERS OF MARCH
WAVE
A FOGGY DAY
ACROSS THE SQUARE
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN
'
ALL BLUES
ALL OF ME
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
ANGEL EYES
APRIL IN PARIS
BLACK COFFEE
BODY AND SOUL
BUT BEAUTIFUL
BUT NOT FOR ME
BYE BYE BLACKBIRD
CARELESS LOVE
CENTERPIECE
CHEEK TO CHEEK
COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
CRAZY HE CALLS ME
DAYS OF WINE & ROSES
DO NOTHING' TIL YOU HEAR FROM ME
DON'T BE THAT WAY
DON'T EXPLAIN
DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE
EASY TO LOVE
FLY ME TO THE MOON
GEE BABY AIN'T I GOOD TO YOU
GEORGIA
GOD BLESS THE CHILD
HERE'S THAT RAINY DAY
HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON
I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE
I GOT RHYTHM
I GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING
I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU
I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE
I WON'T DANCE
I'LL BE SEEING YOU
I'M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT
I'M PUTTING ALL MY EGGS IN ONE BASKET
IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD
I'VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING
IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN'T MY BABY
IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU
IT HAD TO BE YOU
IT'S ONLY A PAPER MOON
JAVA JIVE
JOY SPRING
LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE
LOVER MAN
LULLABY OF BIRDLAND
MACK THE KNIFE
MAKIN'
WHOOPEE
MIDNIGHT SUN
MISTY
MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU
MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT
MY FUNNY VALENTINE
MY ROMANCE
NIGHT AND DAY
ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE
OUT OF NOWHERE
PLEASE SAVE YOUR LOVE
PRELUDE TO A KISS
ROUND MIDNIGHT
ROUTE 66
SATIN DOLL
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY
SERMONETTE
SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER
SMALL FRY
SOME DAY MY PRINCE WILL COME
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME
SONG FOR MY FATHER
STARDUST
STARS FELL ON ALABAMA
STELLA BY STARLIGHT
STORMY WEATHER
SUGAR
SUMMERTIME
SUNNY
TAKE 5
TAKE THE A TRAIN
TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE
THE FRIM FRAM SAUCE
THE GLORY OF LOVE
THE LADY IS A TRAMP
THE NEARNESS OF YOU
THE RAPTURE OF LOVE
THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE
THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME
THIS TIME
TRAVELIN'' LIGHT
UNDECIDED
WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE
WHATEVER LOLA WANTS
DANNY BOY
HAVA NEGILA
LA VIE EN ROSE
MELODY OF LOVE
MUSIC OF THE NIGHT
MY HEART WILL GO ON
50s Band
60s Band
70s Band
Blues Band
Dance Band
Funk Band
Jazz Band
Pop Band
R&B Band
Soul Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Americana Band
Honky Tonk Band
Concert Band
Original Band
Indie Rock Band
Roots Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Patty Carpenter & Dysfunctional Band will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus.
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