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Rena Graf Music

Jazz Band from Delmar, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2012

$400 - $4000 per event
About
A native of Rochester, NY, Rena started singing at the age of 6 in the church choir. Her early talents continued to surface and evolve with the Salvation Army Band, where she sang and played timbrels and Eflat horn. She also took voice lessons each year at summer camp from early childhood until she was 18. Rena's promise and talent enabled her to gain further training and experience at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, where she was on a special scholarship during her four years of high school.

Soulful and chocolaty, Rena's voice brings a soothing, melodic quality to ballads, mainstream art, and original compositions. From jazz and folk, to country, contemporary Christian, and rock and roll, Rena's sense of musical adventure is inspired and eclectic, with energy and passion riding on every note.

Influences and comparisons include Sarah Vaughan, Sade, Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, Bonnie Raitt, Anita Baker, and Toni Braxton.

Rena has been singing professionally for several years and has frequently performed at clubs, restaurants and special events around the Capital Region, including Angelo's 677 Prime, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), Alive at 5 in downtown Albany, The Hotel 74 State Street, The Four Corner Luncheonette-Delmar, Feesteliik Bethlehem, The Van Dyke-Schenectady, Siena College, and The Boat House-Coeyman's.

She has performed with groups and solo artists such as the Rena Graf Quartet, Soul Session, The Brian Kaplan Band, Weasels, Lovin Life, Michael Roach, and Brian Melick among others. As a career highlight for any singer, performances of the Star Spangled Banner at Shea and Yankee Stadiums in New York City are also included on Rena's resume.

Beyond her regular engagements, Rena also performs at weddings, funerals, special luncheons and dinners, and private, family, and corporate gatherings. Even the recognition of life's milestones (such as divorce parties) are made more memorable by Rena's sensitive and engaging artistry. She is accompanied by other artists for your listening pleasure and upon request.
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2012
Aug
16
Angelo's 677 Prime
Albany, NY
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ain't Misbehavin
Standard/Fats Waller Eb
Ain't Nobody
Chaka Khan Eb
All I Wanna Do
Cheryl Crow E
All of Me
Standard F
Amazed
Lonestar Ab
At Last
Etta James F
Bad Girls
Donna Summer Dm
Because The Night
10
Black Velvet
Alannah Myles Dminor
Brass In Pocket
Pretenders A
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison G
Build Me Up Buttercup
The Foundations C
Car Wash
Rose Royce Dminor
Caribbean Queen
Billy Ocean Aminor
Carnival
Natalie Merchant G
Chain of Fools
Aretha Franklin C
Choo Choo Cha'Boogie
jazz standard F
Crazy
Patsy Cline F
Don't Get Around Much anymore
Eb
Don't Know Why
Norah Jones Bb
Don't Leave me This Way
Thelma Housto Cminor
Dream a Little Dream
C
Fever
Peggy Lee A
Georgia on My Mind
Ray Charles F
Give Me One Reason
C
Heaven Knows
Donna Summer Fminor
I Love the Nightlife
Alicia Bridges C
I Will Survive
Gloria Gaynor Aminor
If I Ain't Got You
Eminor
If Loving You is Wrong
Eminor
I'm Beginning To See the Light
Cole Porter Eflat
It Had to Be You
Jazz Standard DMaj7
I've Got the World on A String
F
Killing Me Soflty
Roberta Flack Fm
Knock on Wood
Wait Til The Midnight Hour
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett D
Mercy Mercy Me
Marvin gaye F
Midnight Train to Georgia
Gladys Night & The Pips C#
Misty
Jazz Standard CM7
Moondance
Van Morrison Gm
Natural Woman
Aretha Franklin A
On Broadway
Jazz Standard Ab 2 key changes
Peel Me a Grape
Dianna Krall A
Pink Cadillac
Bruce Springsteen A
Put Your Records On
Corinne Baily ray A
Respect
Aretha Franklin C
Route 66
Bobby Troup Ed and F
Satin Doll
Jazz Standard C
September
Earth
Smooth Operator
Sade Dminor
Someone to Watch Over Me
Jazz Standard Eb
Son of a Preacher Man
Dusty Springfield E
Summertime
Jazz Standard C
Sway
Jazz Standard C
The Girl From Ipanema
Jazz Standard D
Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper Dm
Your Mama Don't Dance
Kenny Loggins C
Zoot Suit Riot
Cherry poppin Daddies Aminor
Ain't Misbehavin
Jazz Standard E FLAT
Ain't Nobody
Chaka Chan
All of me
jazz Standard F
All the Things You Are
jazz Standard D Flat
As times goes by
jazz Standard G
At Last
Etta james B FLAT
Autumn leaves
Jazz Standard G MINOR
Betcha By Golly Wow
The Stylistics
Blue Moon
Jazz Standard A FLAT
Bye Bye Blackbird
jazz Standard C
Caught Up in The Rapture
Anita Baker D
Darn That Dream
jazz Standard
Detour Ahead
jazz standard B FLAT
Dock of Bay
Otis redding G
Don't Know Why
Norah Jones B FLAT
Feel Like Makin Love
Roberta Flack Eb
Fever
jazz Standard A MINOR
Fly me to moon
Jazz StandardD (B MINOR FIRST CORD)
Georgia on My Mind
jazz Standard C
Girl from Ipanema
Antonio Carlos Jobim D
Give Me One Reason
Tracey Chapman F
God Bless The Child
Jazz Standard B FLAT
Good Morning heartache
Billie Holiday G
Green Dolphin Street
Jazz Standard G
Hard Day’s Night
beatles A FLAT
I think I’m going out of my head
Dionne Warwick F
I’m Beginning To See Light
jazz standard E FLAT
I’m in the mood for love
jazz standard A FLAT
It Had To Be You
jazz standard C
It's Too Late
Carole King A MINOR 1st CORD
Just The Two of Us
Bill withers B FLAT
Killing Me Softly
roberta flack G
Last Dance
Donna Summer D
Light my fire
the doors A MINOR
Masquerade
the carpenters F MINOR
Misty
jazz standard C
Moon River
jazz standard A FLAT
My Favorite things
jazz standard E MINOR
My Funny Valentine
jazz standard G MINOR
Never Can Say Goodbye
michael Jackson B FLAT
Night and Day
jazz standard G
On Broadway
jazz standard B FLAT
Over the Rainbow
jazz standard F
Peel Me a Grape
diana krall
Respect
aretha franklin B FLAT
Rock Steady
aretha franklin
Route 66
jazz standard f
Satin doll
jazz standard C (FIRST CORD D-)
Sentimental Journey
jazz standard A
Smile
jazz standard C
Someday My Prince Will Come
jazz standard B FLAT
Someone to watch over me
jazz standard E FLAT
Summertime
jazz standard C MINOR
Sunny
bobby hebb E MINOR
Sway
jazz standard
Sweet Love
anita baker B
Tenderly
jazz standard B FLAT
The Closer I Get to You
roberta flack D
The Look of Love
jazz standard
The Shadow OF Your Smile
jazz standard B FLAT
Time of the season
zombies E MINOR
Walk on By
dionne warwick G MINOR
We're All Alone
boz scaggs F
Whiter shade of pale
procal harum C
Yesterday
beatles F
You Are The Sunshine of My Life
stevie wonder C
Jazz Band
Soul Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Original Band
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Fundraisers
Meetings
First Communions
Engagement Parties
Christmas Parties
Cocktail Parties
Divorce Parties
Anniversaries
Community Events
Corporate Functions
Casinos
Coffee Shop Events
Country Clubs
Cruise Ships
Lessons
Please note Rena Graf Music will also travel to South Bethlehem, Albany, Glenmont, Slingerlands, Selkirk, Rensselaer, Feura Bush, Guilderland, Castleton On Hudson, East Greenbush, Voorheesville, Clarksville, Guilderland Center, Newtonville, Coeymans, Coeymans Hollow, Latham, Ravena, South Schodack, Troy.
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