Paul Sherwood & The Rhythm Section Jazz Band

Swing Band from Grand Rapids, MI - Will travel up to 500 miles
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16 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2004

$1500 - $3500 per event
About
Dear Prospective Client,

The Rhythm Section Jazz Band is an extremely versatile jazz orchestra. From classic jazz to pop-rock, our song selection consists of over 20,000 tunes from the Paul Sherwood Music Library. This is one of the largest collections in the world of big band/dance orchestra music.

The band is very family friendly. It is made up of top flight musicians who are professional in performance, dress and conduct.

During the last 5 years we have added DJ services after the band plays to balance out the musical desires of your guest list, if desired by our client.

Also, I can provide a combo or soloist for your cocktail hour or wedding ceremony.

We have worked very hard to put together 'books' of different styles of music to give our clients more choices. We can choose our best songs to best fit your event or you can help us choose your favorites. I can accommodate special requests for a first dance or other special desires.

Swing is our specialty. But, if we pull out the 'pop rock book' then get ready to rock, because we play over 300 songs from the 1960's, 70's and 80's.

If Ballroom Dance is your thing, then, let us bounce, jump, fox trot, mambo, rhumba, tango, conga, cha-cha, samba, stomp, swing and waltz your group to nirvana.

The Rhythm Section Jazz Band core is a 9 piece 'Little Big Band' and consists of 1st sax alto/clarinet, 2nd sax tenor/clarinet, 3rd sax alto/soprano, trombone, trumpet, piano, guitar, bass, drums playing instrumental and vocal music.

If you prefer, we also play as a full big band with 5 saxes, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets and full rhythm section (piano, guitar, bass and drums).

Or, we break down to any smaller size combo if space or budget are tight.

We, also, perform as a post bop quartet with saxophone, piano, bass, and drums. Add a vocalist?

If you need a studio band, recording sessions are seasoned professionals at Onaway Records. We can provide a pit orchestra for your next play, on or off Broadway.

TRS has a commitment to excellence and professionalism that assures a successful outcome for your event's entertainment. Not only are the musicians top notch, but, our crew sets up the band well advance of the musicians' arrival. The PA equipment that we travel with is of the finest quality and our people are the nicest in the industry.

Please, call me to help plan your events' musical needs and to find out why our clients are so pleased with our services.

Thank you for looking and we look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Paul Sherwood, band leader
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Paul Sherwood & The Rhythm Section Jazz Band were wonderful to work with, very professional and put on a great show. They were very flexible, working with the swing instructors we hired to show our attendees a great time! Will definitely keep them in mind for future events.

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Terrific! The band was very professional and easy to work with. We received many compliments to the quality of the music. They contributed a great deal to the success and enjoyability of the event. We would highly recommend the band and would hire them again for our next event.

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We were so pleased with the Rhythm Section Jazz Band. Their talent level is amazing, and they were very accommodating to our needs and requests. The pianist even learned an accompaniment for our ceremony without the aid of sheet music. They set the tone for our whole evening. We got tons of compliments on their performance, and would definitely recommend them for any event.

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The Rhythm Section Jazz Band of Grand Rapids were a hit in our small town of Alpena. The audience were swept away with reminisce of youth, dance and swing. Many attending wanted to listen and tap their feet all night long. We were impressed beyond words - loving every minute of Francesca's beautiful voice and appreciating the bands professionalism.

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Very talented musicians, they worked on a special request we had for a song in only 4 weeks. They are a great band if you are looking for jazz or swing for your event.

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Paul Sherwood and the Rhythm Section did a marvelous job at our wedding reception! Everyone loved the music - it fit our diverse crowd extremely well. The band was also very welcoming to my cousin, who not only sang at our wedding but also performed several numbers with the band. We received rave reviews about the unique music, and the dance floor was occupied almost all night! I would highly recommend this group for any occasion - live music added a finishing touch of elegance to our event!

(more) Review by . from Grand Rapids, MI on

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The Rhythm Section Jazz Band brought a level of class and elegance to our wedding reception that none of our guests had seen anywhere. They were fantastic to work with, and exceptionally talented. They played more of my requests than I thought would be possible. Even weeks after the reception, my guests are still asking me about the band and how we found such a wonderful group. If you want the best for your event, hire them.

(more) Review by . from East Lansing, MI on

Anniversary Party

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Truly the success of the party, this band was perfect for the occasion. Guests loved them, the Country Club administration loved them, and my whole family loved them.

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Please note Paul Sherwood & The Rhythm Section Jazz Band will also travel to Comstock Park, Grandville, Jenison, Belmont, Ada, Marne, Byron Center, Cannonsburg, Lamont, Caledonia, Hudsonville, Allendale, Jamestown, Rockford, Sparta, Coopersville, Conklin, Moline, Alto, Lowell, Dorr, Kent City, Burnips, Cedar Springs, Casnovia, Bradley, Middleville, Ravenna, Zeeland, Smyrna.
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