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New York Jazz Express

Jazz Band from Pound Ridge, NY - Will travel up to 500 miles

$600 - $50000 per event
Welcome to homepage of New York Jazz Express. NYJE is a small-group jazz band made up of seasoned pro musicians. We provide excellent professional music and a hip, neat appearance at your party, birthday gathering, wedding reception, corporate holiday celebration—there are no limits to the types of events that we will play.

NYJE plays genuine, swinging jazz, with great songs borrowed from the Great American Songbook (jazz standards), Broadway show tunes, and dance rhythms of every stripe (cha cha cha, mambo, swing, etc.), provided by excellent musicians who have been on the scene for a long time. We also play several unique arrangements of classic tunes, which enables us to avoid a generic, random 'jam session' sound. And notably (we've received a lot of compliments for this), we often play music at a refreshingly low volume level that is conducive to conversation, dining, or just taking a relaxing pause to enjoy the music. Of course, we can also bring up the energy for a jazz/swing dance set.

Vocal tunes are available by request—we do have band members who can sing, and a singer for your event is available on request—but our focus is on fine instrumental music. We can also provide basic M.C./event announcing services if desired. Specific song requests (in advance or at the event itself) are welcome.

Among the key artists and bands who have inspired our sound are such familiar jazz groups as: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis Quintet, Benny Goodman Trio, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and many others.

Members of New York Jazz Express have performed around the world in dozens of countries at top jazz festivals, played on film soundtracks and national television, and have collectively played at 1000s of events and highly regarded venues in the NYC/CT/NJ area. Members of the group have performed on stage with such familiar celebrities as Diana Ross, Gerry Mulligan, Average White Band, and Tony Bennett, and have performed for global heads of state, celebrity affairs and more.

The band is coordinated by trombonist/bandleader/arranger John Fumasoli, and drummer/vocalist/percussionist Greg Burrows—two veteran NYC-area jazz musicians who have worked together for decades. Based on player availability, our basic jazz quartet format can be expanded to a five-piece unit or more (saxophone and/or trumpet or a singer can be added, for example) if a fuller sound is desired. Conversely, we can also reduce the unit to a piano trio or even duos and single players are available if a more intimate sound it is desired. Please feel free to contact us with questions and special requests. Thank you for taking the time to check out New York Jazz Express.
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G. Gershwin
Girl From Ipanema
Jobim/de Moraes
All Blues
Miles Davis
Oye Como Va (cha cha cha)
Tito Puente
Theme From New York, New York
Sinatra version
Dolphin Dance
Herbie Hancock
I Love You
Cole Porter
Big Band
Dixieland Band
Jazz Band
Latin Band
Swing Band
Smooth Jazz Band
World Music Band
Cabaret Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note New York Jazz Express will also travel to Bedford, South Salem, Stamford, Cross River, New Canaan, Bedford Hills, Waccabuc, Wilton, Armonk, Goldens Bridge, Katonah, Ridgefield, Mount Kisco, Norwalk, Darien, North Salem, Cos Cob, Greenwich, Purdys, Weston, Amawalk, Chappaqua, Croton Falls, Lincolndale, Millwood, Old Greenwich, Pleasantville, Redding, Riverside, Somers.
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