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Cris Barber Jazz Band Jazz Band from Long Beach, CA

Will travel up to 30 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 13 Reviews
  • 19 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2005
  • 2 Awards & Badges
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $400 per event

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Award-Winning Jazz Vocalist Cris Barber fronting a band made up of some of L.A.'s Best Professional Musicians. We're committed to bringing you the best in quality live entertainment! Cris Barber has also been featured in concert opening for GRAMMY AWARD WINNING DIANE SCHUUR as well as STEVE TYRELL, KARRIN ALLYSON, and STANLEY CLARKE! With FIVE CDs in release, multiple award nominations and a Best Jazz Artist Award to her credit, Cris' vocal style has gained her fans worldwide and radio airplay in over 20 countries. We play a mix of vocals and instrumentals so your choices are limitless. Band size can be suited to fit your needs - Duo to Sextet. Music styles include: Jazz standards, swing, latin jazz, bossa nova, blues, and contemporary classics. We are professionals - we are on-time, prepared and committed to making it easy for you. Travel Area: All of Southern California - from Santa Barbara to San Diego. CORPORATE PARTIES - JAZZ FESTIVALS - PRIVATE EVENTS - WINE TASTINGS - ANNIVERSARY PARTIES - CHRISTMAS PARTIES - AND MORE. These top-notch, professional players have performed with some of America's leading performers including: Natalie Cole, Melissa Manchester, Michael McDonald, Aaron Neville, Paul Anka, Quincy Jones, Alan Broadbent, Bob Mintzer, Diane Schuur, Dorothy Collins, Eric Marienthall, Ernie Watts, Jack Sheldon, Jeff Kashiwa, Jody Watley, Liew Matthews, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Warren Hill, Niki Haris,Tierney Sutton, Johnny Guitar Watson, The Missles of October, Los Lobos, Greg Vail, Sergio Mendes, Poncho Sanchez, David Foster, Tania Maria, and many more. Contact us now and we'd be happy to answer any questions. ***** Five Star reviews from our clients. Many have said they thought they were listening to a CD. We love what we do and it shows. I hope you'll let us help make your event even more special. Here's what reviewers are saying..."Refreshing new voice and one of the best voices of our time, Cris Barber fuses fresh and vibrant vocals with the elegance of the greatest of the great ladies of jazz. The band's blend is sublime, demonstrating the art of musical conversation which in jazz is delicious to the ear, ecstatic on the spirit and smooth on the soul. Barber's voice is effortless, textured but refined, sure and sensual. If you haven't heard her yet, get her now." 'For an artist to come full circle in range with rhythmic vocals along with flawless precision in a single cut is special. Thus describes the craft of Cris Barber ... Feminine is the performance, her tones rich and expressions that carry a true cool mystique.' -- JazzReview Magazine. Music Connection Magazine writes: 'Cris Barber is an impressive vocalist with a great band.... she could be in a position to compete with Diana Krall and Norah Jones.'


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Review by Alain P.

WeddingReviewed on August 10, 2007From Long Beach, CA

As my bride and I first arrived aboard the Queen Mary Ballroom the first comment made to me by one of my close friends were "Where did you find that Jazz Band, they're amazing"? Cris Barber was such a sweetheart the whole band was very professional when it came to performance. The ambience in the Queens Salon ballroom was beautifully set and had a friend of ours as the only performance for the night. But the fact that the band did such a great job from beginning to end our guests never noticed how short the reception was. They came a close second place to my beautiful new wife as the highight of the night. Alain & Leslie

Review by Deanna M.

Private PartyReviewed on December 16, 2006From Yorba Linda, CA

Cris Barber was awesome. We were very pleased with their performance. They came on time although it rained hard that day and traffic was terrible. Our guests were very delighted with the kind of music they played. We ended up having the party inside our house but their music was not overbearing. It sounded like we were playing a CD and not a live band. Cris BArber is excellent, her voice is very captivating, relaxing and never forceful. This is the kind of entertainment you would get for discriminating guests. I received a lot of praises from our guests and I would certainly recommend them. They wouold definitely be my entertainers for all our parties, no doubt.

Cris Barber Jazz Band:

Dear Deanna & Bambi, Thank you both so much for having us for your Christmas Party. You are so sweet and made us feel right at home. I'm glad your guests enjoyed our music and it's so nice to play for true jazz lovers like yourselves. I hope we'll see you again soon. Fondly, Cris

Review by Alexander L.

WeddingReviewed on October 21, 2006From Laguna Beach, CA

The Cris Barber Jazz Quarter were wonderful to work with. They were very professional, very courteous, and gave a very good performance which we all enjoyed immensley. At a time that I was personally very busy and could not give my attention to every detail of what was going on, it was good to know that I had a band that I could count on to be there when the promised and play a good set without a lot of micromanagement on my part. Booking the Cris Barber Jazz Quartet was a great experience for us, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a jazz band to play their event. Thanks to Cris and company for making our special day even that more special.

Cris Barber Jazz Band:

Thank you so much Alex. It was our pleasure to play for your reception. I wish you and Megumi all the best. Warmly, Cris

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  • Just some of the songs...
  • Instrumentals and with Vocals
  • All I Do Is Dream Of You | Stacey Kent
  • All Or Nothing At All | Diana Krall
  • Almost Like Being in Love | Standard/Ella Fitzgerald
  • Am I Blue | Billie Holiday
  • At Last | Standard/Etta James
  • Autumn Leaves | Standard
  • Besame Mucho | Diana Krall
  • Better Than Anything | Tuck & Patti
  • Black Coffee | Sarah Vaughan
  • Blackbird | The Beatles
  • Blame It On My Youth | Nat King Cole
  • Blue Moon | Standard/Frank Sinatra
  • Bye Bye Blackbird | Standard/Miles Davis
  • Come Away With Me | Norah Jones
  • Come Rain or Come Shine | Standard/Billie Holiday
  • Comes Love | Billie Holiday
  • Corcovado | Jobim
  • Cry Me A River | Standard/Diane Krall
  • Deed I Do | Diana Krall
  • Desafinado | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Detour Ahead | Sarah Vaughan
  • Devil May Care | Diana Krall
  • Dindi | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Don't Know Why | Ella Fitzgerald
  • East of the Sun | Standard/Diana Krall
  • Embraceable You | Standard/Ella Fitzgerald
  • Exactly Like You | Standard/Carmen McRae
  • Feel Like Making Love | Roberta Flack
  • Fever | Peggy Lee
  • Fly Me To the Moon | Standard/Frank Sinatra
  • Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You | Diana Krall
  • Gentle Rain | Astrud Gilberto (Bossa Nova)
  • Georgia On My Mind | Standard/Ray Charles
  • Girl From Ipanema | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • God Bless The Child | Standard/Billie Holiday
  • Good Morning Heartache | Carmen McRae/Billie Holiday
  • Guess Who I Saw Today | Nancy Wilson
  • Goodnite | Melody Gardot
  • Have I Told You Lately | Van Morrison
  • How Deep Is The Ocean | Standard/Diana Krall
  • How High The Moon | Standard/Ella Fitzgerald
  • How Sweet It Is | James Taylor
  • How Insensitive | Jobim
  • I Fall In Love Too Easily | Standard
  • I Got It Bad | Nina Simone
  • I Love Being Here With You | Diana Krall
  • I Love You For Sentimental Reasons | Nate King Cole
  • I Only Have Eyes For You | Billie Holiday
  • I Wish You Love | Standard/Nancy Wilson
  • I'm Beginning To See The Light | Standard/Natalie Cole
  • I've Got You Under My Skin | Diane Krall
  • It Could Happen To You | Standard
  • It Had To Be You | Standard
  • It Might As Well Be Spring
  • It's Only A Paper Moon | Standard/Natalie Cole
  • Just A Little Lovin' | Carmen McRae
  • Killing Me Softly | Roberta Flack
  • Let's Fall In Love | Stanrdard/Diana Krall
  • Like A Lover | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Look Of Love | Diana Krall
  • Louisiana Sunday Afternoon | Diane Schuur
  • Love For Sale | Standard/Dianne Reeves
  • Love Won't Let Me Wait | Nancy Wilson
  • Makin' Whoopie | Dr. John/Ella Fitzgerald
  • Mean To Me | Standard/Ella Fitzgerald
  • Mercy, Mercy, Mercy | Cannonball Aderly
  • Moanin' | Wes Montgomery
  • Moondance | Van Morrison
  • My Foolish Heart | Standard/Kurt Elling
  • My Funny Valentine | Standard
  • My Little Boat | Bossa Nova
  • My One and Only Love | Standard
  • My Romance | Standard/Tuck & Patti
  • Nature Boy | Standard/Kurt Elling
  • Nearness Of You | Standard
  • Night and Day
  • Nobody Else But Me | Sarah Vaughan
  • O Pato (The Duck) | Joao Gilberto/Karrin Allyson
  • Old Devil Moon | Ella Fitzgerald
  • One Note Samba | Sergio Mendez/Jobim
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay | Standard
  • Peel Me A Grape | Diana Krall
  • Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Rio de Janeiro Blue | Randy Crawford
  • Route 66 | Standard
  • S'Wonderful | Standard/Diana Krall
  • Satin Doll | Standard/Ella Fitzgerald
  • Save Your Love For Me | Nancy Wilson
  • Sentimental Journey | Standard/Doris Day
  • September in the Rain | Standard/Sarah Vaughan
  • Since I Fell For You | George Benson/Gladys Knight
  • Smile | Nat King Cole
  • So Nice (Summer Samba) | Astrud Gilberto
  • So Nice To Come Home To | Sarah Vaughan
  • Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise | Dianne Reeves
  • Straighten Up and Fly Right | Natalie Cole
  • Summertime | Standard
  • Sunny | Bobby Hebb
  • Sway
  • Taking A Chance On Love | Standard/Jane Monheit
  • Teach Me Tonight | Standard/Al Jarreau
  • These Foolish Things | Standard/Ella Fitzgerald
  • This Masquerade | George Benson
  • Too Close For Comfort | Dianne Reeves
  • Triste | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Unforgettable | Nat King Cole
  • Very Thought Of You | Standard/Nat King Cole
  • Way You Look Tonight | Standard
  • We're In This Love Together | Al Jarreau
  • West Coast Blues | Bobby Timmons
  • What A Difference A Day Made | Standard/Natalie Cole
  • What A Little Moonlight Can Do | Dianne Reeves
  • What A Wonderful World | Standard
  • What You Won't Do For Love | Bobby Caldwell
  • When I Fall In Love | Standard
  • When Sunny Gets Blue | Nancy Wilson
  • You Are My Sunshine | Ray Charles
  • You Don't Know What Love Is | Billie Holiday
  • You Go To My Head | Standard
  • You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me | Diane Krall


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Past Events

October 23, 2011 • Coach House - Opening for Dianne Schuur
Sun6:00 PM - 9:00 PM San Juan Capistrano, CA
October 2, 2011 • Private Event - Engagement Party
Sun4:00 PM - 8:00 PM La Mirada, CA
September 24, 2011 • Performance with Jeff Kashiwa, fundraiser
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Long Beach, CA
October 25, 2009 • Canadian Tour
Sun12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
October 24, 2009 • Canadian Tour
Sat12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
October 23, 2009 • Canadian Tour
Fri12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
October 22, 2009 • Canadian Tour
Thu12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
October 21, 2009 • Canadian Tour
Wed12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
October 20, 2009 • Canadian Tour
Tue12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
October 19, 2009 • Canadian Tour
Mon12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
October 18, 2009 • Canadian Tour
Sun12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
October 17, 2009 • Candian Tour
Sat12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Vancouver, BC

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