John Avila Music

Jazz Band from Lombard, IL - Will travel up to 60 miles
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$150 - $1500 per event
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About
John Avila plays great music, is versatile, reliable, affordable, and dresses for the occasion. As a professional, conservatory trained musician, I will do everything necessary to make your musical entertainment experience enjoyable, easy, and carefree. I can vary the amount of performers according to your taste, budget, and space requirements.

The John Avila Trio features guitar/vocal, bass, and drums. We play classic Jazz, Jazz/Rock, Blues, and more. We play music made famous by great composers and singers - all songs you and your guests will know and love hearing. Our trio provides a lot of music in a small ensemble.

And we can easily add other instruments, a keyboard or a vocalist, if that is your desire, to form a larger sounding ensemble, The John Avila Group.

The JO-JO Organ Trio is an exciting musical group that keeps alive the spirit of the great jazz organ trios of the 60's & 70's. Featuring organ/vocal, guitar, and drums, our forte is Jazz, Blues, Funk, and timeless Pop. We play music for any occasion and setting using an instrumentation that is unique and well received by audiences of all ages.
Organ trios are enjoying a resurgence in popularity because of their classic sound that is soulful, swingin', rhythmic and romantic. And, because it isn't easy to find this type of group, your audience will really appreciate hearing our music that is entertaining, fun, and out-of-the-ordinary.

For more intimate settings, you may prefer the The John Avila Duo, guitar/vocal and bass. I play in this small configuration for WDCB's Jazz Thursdays and at many other fine establishments and parties. The Duo provides a great sound when space is limited and/or max-economy is important.

Whatever ensemble you prefer, my repertoire is familiar and fun for all audiences - ideal for restaurants, nightclubs, wine bars, as well as private parties, wedding reception cocktail or dinner hours, and corporate events.

Live music will enhance any occasion! It will make your event memorable and unique in a way that recorded music cannot. We'd love to play for you. Please contact me to discuss your musical needs. Thank you.
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Wedding Reception

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John Avila Music was perfect for my best friend's wedding reception. Since I am a musician myself, I volunteered to find music for her wedding and I could not be happier with my choice! Not only were the musicians in the trio extremely talented, but they were also able to play several songs that the bride and groom specifically requested. They covered a wide range of music - jazz, blues, and other styles. Everyone enjoyed the music. I received several compliments on it. Several of my friend's said that they would like to use John Avila Music for their wedding as well.

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John Avila Music’s Response:

Thank you, Michelle! We loved being a part of such a elegant and fun wedding! Please keep me in mind for any future music needs.

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Wedding Reception

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Thank you, John! The music was perfect. You were so helpful and we all loved it! I will definitely recommend you.

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Celebration

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John and his partner performed at our backyard family event and it was incredibly successful, from the upfront communication and accommodations John offered, to the event day logistic's and more importantly the benefit of having him perform at our event. The guests were impressed we hired a musical group, in addition to quality of music was a huge hit.

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John Avila Music’s Response:

Thank you, Bob! It was a privilege and a great pleasure meeting you, your family, & friends and being a part of the celebration! I realize that you have a lot of options for musical entertainment and that makes me appreciate your choosing me all the more!

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Corporate Function

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We booked these musicians for a corporate party event. The musicians were very flexible and accommodating. They always kept the music at an appropriate level and the attendees enjoyed the music immensely. We would definitely hire them again!

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John Avila Music’s Response:

Thank you, Michelle! It was a great pleasure to play for your event. I hope to play for you again the next time you need live music. John Avila

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2019
Aug
24
Wedding Reception
Elgin, IL
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Dec
7
Corporate Function
Chicago, IL
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2018
Oct
27
Wedding Reception
Bensenville, IL
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Sep
29
Corporate Function
Lake Geneva, WI
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
May
27
Celebration
Wheaton, IL
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Dec
6
Corporate Function
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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SEASONAL
A Night in Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie
Afro Blue
John Coletrane/Mongo Santamaria
Aint Misbehavin
Fats Waller
Aint No Sunshine
Bill Withers
All Blues
Miles Davis
All of Me
jazz standard
All the Things You Are
jazz standard
At Last
Beyonce/Etta James
Autumn Leaves
jazz standard
Back at the Chicken Shack
Jimmy Smith
Basin Street Blues
Louis Armstrong
Bernies Tune
Gerry Mulligan
Birdland
Weather Report
Blue Bossa
jazz standard
Bony Moronie
John Lennon/Larry Williams
Breezin
George Benson
Broadway
jazz standard
C-Jam Blues
Duke Ellington
Cant Help Falling In Love
Elvis
Centerpiece
Harry Sweets Edison
Cissy Strut
John Scofield/The Meters
Cold Duck Time
Eddie Harris
Comin Home Baby
Michael Buble/M Torme
Cry Me a River
Joe Cocker/Julie London
Cute
Count Basie
Daahoud
Clifford Brown/Groove Holmes
Djangos Castle
Django Reinhardt
Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans
Louis Armstrong
Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding
Dont Get Around Much Anymore
Duke Ellington
Doxy
Sonny Rollins
Europa
Carlos Santana
Feels So Good
Chuck Mangione
Fly Me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra
Four
Mile Davis
Four on Six
Wes Montgomery
Freddie Freeloader
Miles Davis
Get Back
The Beatles
God Bless the Child
Billie Holiday/Blood Sweat Tears
Got to Get You Into My Life
The Beatles
Green Dolphin Street
jazz standard
Hello Dolly
Louis Armstrong
HOLIDAY SONGS
ALL HOLIDAYS
House of the Rising Sun
The Animals
Ico Ico
Mardi Gras standard
If I Can Dream
Elvis
Impressions
John Coltrane
In Walked Bud
Thelonius Monk
Isnt She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
Jeannine
Cannonball Adderley
Joy Spring
Clifford Brown
Jungle Strut
Gene Ammons/Santana
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Traditional
Just A Gigolo-I Aint Got Nobody
David Lee Roth/Louis Prima
Killer Joe
Benny Golson
L-O-V-E
Nat King Cole
Learnin the Blues
Frank Sinatra
Light My Fire
The Doors/Jose Feliciano
Lil Darlin
Count Basie
Lonesome Road
Frank Sinatra
Love Me
Elvis
Lullaby of Birdland
George Shearing
Mack the Knife
Louis Armstrong
Memphis Underground
Herbie Mann
Mercy Mercy
Cannonball Adderley
Milestones
Miles Davis
Misterioso
Thelonius Monk
Misty
Errol Garner/Groove Holmes
Moanin
Art Blakey
Moondance
Van Morrison
More Today Than Yesterday
Charles Earland
Mr PC
John Coltrane
Munsters TV Theme
Halloween
My Cherie Amour
Stevie Wonder
My Funny Valentine
jazz standard
My Little Suede Shoes
Charlie Parker
Nature Boy
Nat King Cole
Nobody Know You When You are Down and Out
blues standard
Old Devil Moon
jazz standard
On Broadway
George Benson
Put It Where You Want It
Crusaders
Red Top
Steve Miller Band
Rhythm-a-Ning
Thelonious Monk
Road Song
Wes Montgomery
Robbins Nest
Illinois Jacquet
Round Midnight
Thelonius Monk
Route 66
Nat King Cole
Rumble
Link Wray
Sack O Woe
Cannonball Adderley
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington
SEASONAL SONGS TOO
All holidays
Secret Agent Man
Johnny Rivers
Secret Love
Doris Day/John Scofield
Serenade To a Cuckoo
Roland Kirk
Sermonette
Cannonball Adderley
Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder
Sister Sadie
Horace Silver
Sittin on Top of the World
Howlin Wolf/Cream
So What
Miles Davis
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
John Coltrane
Song for My Father
Horace Silver
St Thomas
Sonny Rollins
Stolen Moments
Oliver Nelson
Straight No Chaser
Miles Davis/Thelonious Monk
Sugar
Stanley Turrentine
Summertime
George Gershwin
Sunny
Bobby Hebb/Pat Martino
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Chicago
Blues Brothers
Take Five
Dave Brubeck
Take the A Train
Duke Ellington
Thats Life
Frank Sinatra
The Fool on the Hill
The Beatles
The Girl from Ipanema
jazz standard
The In Crowd
Ramsey Lewis
The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra
Things Aint What They Used to Be
Duke Ellington
This Masquerade
George Benson
Tighten Up
Archie Drell & The Bells
Unit Seven
Cannonball Adderley
Walk Dont Run
The Ventures
Walking to New Orleans
Fats Domino
Watermelon Man
Herbie Hancock
Well You Neednt
Thelonious Monk
What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
When the Saints Go Marchin In
traditional
While We Danced at the Mardi Gras
Pete Fountain
Wipeout
The Surfaris
Witch Hunt
Herbie Hancock
Work Song
Cannonball Adderley
Working in a Coal Mine
Devo
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Stevie Wonder
You Dont Know Me
Ray Charles
Young Rabbits
Jazz Crusaders
Youre Nobody til Somebody Loves You
Frank Sinatra
Jazz Band
Variety Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Americana Band
Acoustic 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
Fund Raisers
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 John Avila Music will also travel to Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Villa Park, Addison, Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Downers Grove, Glendale Heights, Wheaton, Berkeley, Hillside, Westmont, Bloomingdale, Bensenville, Hinsdale, Lisle, Medinah, North Lake, Westchester, Wood Dale, Bellwood, Clarendon Hills, Itasca, La Grange Park, Stone Park, Western Springs, Winfield, Chicago, Darien, Franklin Park.
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