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Matthew J. Evans & The Contrafacts Jazz Band from Los Angeles, CA

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 1 Review
  • 9 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2021
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $400 per event

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This dynamic, talented quartet honors jazz tradition while bringing distinctive and original style to classic melodies. Their repertoire draws from a wide variety of genres including the Great American Songbook, modern jazz standards, bossa nova, swing, Latin jazz, and bebop. Each member brings years of professional experience playing concerts, weddings, private parties, clubs, and more. We always arrive early, and will do our best to accommodate any special request for your special event! We are able to accommodate larger and smaller groups that can include additional vocals, guitar, saxophones, trumpet, trombone, and more! We are able to work in any combination from solo to a large ensemble. See endorsements below! "Talented, professional and engaging in every aspect of the performance! I love how traditional sounds are brought to new interpretations with a youthful modern swing." - Liza Krassner, Board of Governor, Center Club of Orange County "Matthew J. Evans and the Contrafacts are ample proof that the future of jazz is in good hands. A highly skilled quartet playing the classics in a cohesive and swinging manner." - Craig Updegrove, President, San Luis Obispo County Jazz Federation "Very polished and professional. Everyone in the band sounds like they have the ability to go places." Charlie Shoemake, Legendary Vibraphonist and Jazz Educator "Matthew J. Evans and the Contrafacts are an absolute top notch jazz group! They swing hard with a melodic, hip vibe. Matthew is a natural on his Bass and Vocals! His sound, complimented by cool vibes and a solid rhythm section make a very impressive mark!" Darrell Voss, Musician and Educator, Cuesta College


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Avg 5.0 | 1 Review

Review by Gaea U.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on September 18, 2022From Glendale, CA

Matthew J. Evans and the Contrafacts were truly amazing!!! Matthew was helpful from the beginning and understood our vision for our wedding. We had a pianist and violinist for the ceremony — who were lovely, and easily adapted when things took a little longer than expected. For the social Hour, we had saxophonist and upright bass, and the whole 5-piece band for the reception. Every single musician were masterful, professional, and fun. They catered to our song choices,and jazzyfying some classic gospel songs. They even had fun singing with my mom to end the night! Thank you so much for making our day extra special and wonderful. Highly recommend and would book again!

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Song List 

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  • African Flower | Duke Ellington
  • Afro Blue | Mongo Santamaria
  • After You've Gone | Turner Layton
  • Afternoon In Paris | John Lewis
  • Ain't Misbehavin' | Fats Waller
  • Alfie | Burt Bacharach
  • Alice in Wonderland | Sammy Fain
  • All Blues | Miles Davis
  • All of Me | Gerald Marks
  • All the Things You Are | Jerome Kern
  • Alone Together | Arthur Schwartz
  • Angel Eyes | John Hiatt & Fred Koller
  • Anthropology | Charlie Parker
  • Ask Me Now | Thelonious Monk
  • Au Privave | Charlie Parker
  • Autumn in New York | Vernon Duke
  • Basin Street Blues | Spencer Williams
  • Beatrice | Sam Rivers
  • Beautiful Love | W. King, V. Young, E. Van Alstyne
  • Better Get It In Your Soul | Charles Mingus
  • Bewitched | Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
  • Billie's Bounce | Charlie Parker
  • Black Orpheus | Luiz Bonfa
  • Blue Bossa | Joe Henderson
  • Blue Daniel | Frank Rosolino
  • Blue In Green | Miles Davis & Bill Evans
  • Blue Monk | Thelonious Monk
  • Blue Trane | John Coltrane
  • Blues for Alice | Charlie Parker
  • Bluesette | Toots Thielemans
  • Body & Soul | Johnny Green
  • Boogie Stop Shuffle | Charles Mingus
  • But Not For Me | George & Ira Gershwin
  • Bye Bye Blackbird | Ray Henderson
  • C Jam Blues | Duke Ellington
  • Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man | Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Caravan | Juan Tizol
  • Chameleon | Herbie Hancock
  • Cheek to Cheek | Irving Berlin
  • Cherokee | Ray Noble
  • Come Rain or Come Shine | Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer
  • Come Sunday | Duke Ellington
  • Con Alma | Dizzy Gillespie
  • Confirmation | Charlie Parker
  • Dance of the Infidels | Bud Powell
  • Darn That Dream | Jimmy Van Heusen
  • Days of Wine and Roses | Henry Mancini
  • Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me | Duke Ellington
  • Dolphin Dance | Herbie Hancock
  • Donna Lee | Charlie Parker
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore | Duke Ellington
  • Doxy | Sonny Rollins
  • Duke Ellington's Sound of Love | Charles Mingus
  • East of the Sun | Brooks Bowman
  • Equinox | John Coltrane
  • Everything Happens to Me | Matt Dennis & Tom Adair
  • Evidence | Thelonious Monk
  • Fables of Faubus | Charles Mingus
  • Fly Me to the Moon | Bart Howard
  • A Foggy Day | George & Ira Gershwin
  • Fools Rush In | Johnny Mercer
  • Footprints | Wayne Shorter
  • For Harry Carney | Charles Mingus
  • For You, For Me, Forever More | George & Ira Gershwin
  • Four on Six | Wes Montgomery
  • Four | Miles Davis
  • Freddie Freeloader | Miles Davis
  • Friday the 13th | Thelonious Monk
  • Georgia On My Mind | Hoagy Carmichael
  • Girl From Ipanema | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • God Bless the Child | Billie Holiday & Arthur Herzog Jr.
  • Gone With the Wind | Allie Wrubel & Herb Magidson
  • Goodbye Porkpie Hat | Charles Mingus
  • Green Dolphin Street | Bronislaw Kaper
  • Groovin' High | Dizzy Gillespie

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Past Events

October 17, 2023 • Wine Tasting Party
Tue6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Long Beach, CA
August 19, 2023 • Private Party
Sat6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Rancho Cucamonga, CA
July 29, 2023 • Wedding
Sat11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Manhattan Beach, CA
February 27, 2023 • Corporate Function
Mon6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Westlake Village, CA
September 17, 2022 • Event
Sat7:30 PM - 11:30 PM Santa Ana, CA
September 11, 2022 • Wedding Reception
Sun6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Glendale, CA
June 18, 2022 • Fundraiser
Sat2:00 PM - 2:30 PM San Pedro, CA
May 20, 2022 • Corporate Function
Fri5:30 PM - 8:00 PM El Monte, CA
May 17, 2022 • Event
Tue4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Los Angeles, CA

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