Awesome band. Guaranteed good time. Highly recommend these guys can really jam! You can’t go wrong booking them for your next event.
Proudly presenting Aland Music's premiere ensemble the Hot Club of SRQ Quartet.- "Reputably the most swinging, versatile and refined Gypsy Jazz ensemble in the South" (Mac Chrupcala). We play music that is deeply rooted in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. This music simply swings and is full of beauty and romance! We emulate the style of what the French call "Jazz Manouche" and "Le Jazz Hot" in the style of Sinti virtuosos and the "Quintette du Hot Club de France" circa 1934-1948. We have also have a trio and a duo version of this ensemble if your event requires a smaller footprint.
Each performer is absolutely proficient in classical as well as the jazz genre (this is not common). We draw inspiration from all cultures playing music from around the globe specializing in Rumba Flamenco, Gypsy Jazz, Bossanova, Samba, Tango, Afro Cuban and the American songbook.
We pride ourselves in working together as a team to assure that every client's needs are understood, recognized and exceeded during the performance.
As part of our event planning service we have the ability to arrange and create compositions that can be previewed by our clients.
Aland Music has a state of the art recording studio that can produce a professional quality keepsake in the form of an audio CD with your own images, logo, or photo! This makes for an impressive and thoughtful wedding gift.
Keven Aland (violin) began his studies with Master Miltiades Siadimas of Athens, Greece (acclaimed soloist of the N.Y. Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera). Aland gave his solo debut with the Venice Symphony at age 14. In high school, Keven received highest honors in All-State Orchestra and received much recognition from Governor Martinez as recipient of the Southern Bell Fellowship two years in a row. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Keven had a Fellowship with the London Symphony Orchestra and has played with the South Florida Orchestra, Sarasota Chamber Orchestra, Transylvania Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic, and the Shostakovich String Quartet. After completing his performance degree at C.U. Boulder, Aland discovered his passion for jazz and has studied with Sandro Roy, John Serry and has attended festival workshops at Django Fest NW and Django in June. Aland is a co-founder of the Lotus Fire, founder of Sampa Jazz and the Hot Club of SRQ. He can be seen performing locally with the Hot Club of SRQ and occasionally with Impromptu Jazz, Hot Sun Quartet and Gypsy Wind.
Jon McLaughlin (guitar) is a very talented performer and extremely gifted accompanist. Jon studied with Rex Willis while attending Florida College. A native of Sarasota, Florida, he performed with many rumba flamenco/gypsy swing/tango bands including Los Listos, Los Rumberos, Cabal, and Douce Ambiance and most notably a member of The Lotus Fire and The Willie Royal Quartet.
Larry Camp (Guitar) Larry Camp is Tampa Bay's quintessential jazz guitarist. He has been hailed by Musician Magazine as "one of the top ten unknown jazz guitarists in the U.S.". He has played at the Kenedy Center for the President, the Smithsonian Jazz Series, as well as Jazz festivals in Europe, Clearwater, and Sarasota FL. Larry has performed with Gary Bartz, Dennis Chambers, Marcus Belgrave, Billy Hart, Reggie Johnson and Dizzy Gillespie. Larry is also endorsed by Benedetto Guitars and Amps.
Don Mopsick (Up-right bass) A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and a veteran of big stage and radio with hundreds of hours for the Riverwalk Jazz public radio series with guests Benny Carter, Clark Terry, Bob Wilber, Dick Hyman, Kenny Davern, Milt Hinton, Nicholas Payton, "Sweets" Edison, Harry Allen, Dan Barrett, Joe Williams, Rebecca Kilgore, Bob Barnard, Bria Skonberg, Jon-Erik Kellso, Vince Giordano, Bucky and John Pizzarelli, Stephanie Nakasian, and many others.
Here is a short list of clients we have had the honor of serving:
The Straz Center, The Met, Powel Crowsley Estate, Ted Talks Conference, Ringling Museum, USF, Stella Artois, Suncoast Porsche, Audi, Volvo, SRQ Magazine, Sotheby's International, Ritz Carlton, Marriot, Boca Grande Community Center, Hyatt, Melia Resorts International, Tampa-Sarasota-South County Jazz Club's, Venice-Sarasota-St. Petersburg, and Tampa Bay Yacht Clubs, Ringling School of Art and Design, Terra Nichol Academy, Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, The R.N.C and D.N.C., Longboat Key Club, Salvador Dali Museum, and the Manuel Artime Theater Miami