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The Kareem Kandi Band Jazz Band from Tacoma, WA

Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 10 Reviews
  • 13 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2015
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $500 per event

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem Kandi is a performer, composer, and educator, in high demand for his talents both on and off the stage. Kareem is a versatile musician with strong roots in the traditions of Jazz, Blues, and Funk, and has been performing on the scene for years, gaining attention from critics and audiences alike. While staying true to musical styles of the past, he also keeps an eye towards the future by composing original music as well as new arrangements of timeless songs from the great American songbook. Since 1996, Kareem has been performing both as a bandleader and as a sideman to enthusiastic audiences around the world at concert halls, festivals, and clubs. Over the years Kareem has performed, toured and recorded with some of the finest musicians in the music industry including: Pete Christlieb, Ali Jackson, Patti Labelle, Bill Watrous, The Seattle Symphony, Julian Priester, The Paperboys, The Tacoma Symphony, The Northwest Repertory Singers, Thomas Marriot, Alex Duncan, Frazey Ford, DJ Hapa, The Polyrhythmics, Bill Ramsay, The Staxx Brothers, Jay Thomas, The Sabella Consort, Greta Matassa, The Temptations, Hadley Caliman, The Four Tops, The Harry James Orchestra, Wayne Bergeron, and many others. Because of his musical diversity, his group, The Kareem Kandi Band has a sound that is fresh, innovative, and appeals to a wide variety of audiences.


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Review by Michelle L.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on December 19, 2019From Woodinville, WA

These guys were great! Kareem was so thoughtful and helpful during our event - made me look good. I can't wait to have another event so we can hire them again. Thanks for everything!!!

Review by Victor R.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 21, 2019From Index, WA

My wife and I booked The Kareem Kandi Band for our wedding reception in August. Kareem and the band were wonderful throughout the entire process -- extremely professional, responsive, accomodating, and easy to work with. The music itself was one of the highlights of the entire event, with guests coming up to us all night to tell us how much they were enjoying it. If you are considering having live music at your special event, I could not recommend The Kareem Kandi Band highly enough!

Review by Maya R.

WeddingReviewed on September 18, 2019From Langley, WA

Kareem played our wedding and was great to work with. He and his trio-mates were professional, friendly, and very talented. We had a rough idea of what we wanted for music during cocktail hour and Kareem and co. played it beautifully with little input. Several times, I took a break from greeting guests to simply enjoy the band. We also had Kareem play us out of the ceremony and he modified the song we selected for the ceremony, fitting it in perfectly for tempo and dynamic range, again with little input. All around cool cats, I will catch them live whenever I can!

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Song List 

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  • All Of Me | Gerald Marks
  • Almost Like Being In Love | Frederick Loewe
  • Blues In The Closet | Oscar Pettiford
  • But Not For Me | George Gershwin
  • Bye Bye Blackbird | Ray Henderson
  • Days Of Wine And Roses | Henry Mancini
  • Doxy | Sonny Rollins
  • Gone With The Wind | Allie Wrubel
  • How High The Moon | Morgan Lewis
  • I Could Have Danced All Night | Frederick Loewe
  • I Thought About You | Jimmy Van Heusen
  • I'm In The Mood For Love | Jimmy McHugh
  • If I Should Lose You | Ralph Rainger
  • It's Only A Paper Moon | Harold Arlen
  • Joy Spring | Clifford Brown
  • Just Squeeze Me | Duke Ellington
  • Let's Fall In Love | Harold Arlen
  • Mac The Knife | Kurt Weill
  • Making Whoopee | Walter Donaldson
  • Moten Swing | Bennie Moten
  • My Romance | Richard Rodgers
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street | Jimmy McHugh
  • Pennies From Heaven | Arthur Johnson
  • Perdido | Juan Tizol
  • Satin Doll | Duke Ellington
  • So What | Miles Davis
  • Straighten Up And Fly Right | Cole-Mills
  • There Will Never Be Another You | Harry Warren
  • Time After Time | Jule Styne
  • What Good Would The Moon Be | Kurt Weill
  • Witchcraft | Cy Coleman
  • You And The Night And The Music | Arthur Schwartz
  • You Stepped Out Of A Dream | Nacio-Herb-Brown
  • A Foggy Day | George Gershwin
  • If I Were A Bell | Frank Loesser
  • Jumpin With Symphony Sid | Lester Young
  • Lester Leaps In | Lester Young
  • My Heart Stood Still | Richard Rodgers
  • Softly As In A Morning Sunrise | Sigmund Romberg
  • Sweet Georgia Brown | Pinkard-Casey-Bernie
  • This Time The Dreams On Me | Harold Arlen
  • When The Saints Go Marching In | Traditional
  • A Child Is Born | Thad Jones
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square | Manning Sherwin
  • All Blues | Miles Davis
  • All The Things You Are | Jerome Kern
  • Angel Eyes | Matt Dennis
  • April In Paris | Vernon Duke
  • At Last | Harry Warren
  • Autumn Leaves | Joseph Kosmo
  • Bewitched | Richard Rodgers
  • Blue Moon | Richard Rodgers
  • Blue Skies | Irving Berlin
  • Body And Soul | Johnny Green
  • But Beautiful | Jimmy Van Heusen
  • C Jam Blues | Duke Ellington
  • Cantaloupe Island | Herbie Hancock
  • Caravan | Duke Ellington
  • Chameleon | Herbie Hancock
  • Cheek To Cheek | Irving Berlin
  • Come Dance With Me | Sammy Cahn
  • Corcovado | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Darn That Dream | Jimmy Van Heusen
  • Desafinado | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore | Duke Ellington
  • East of the Sun | Brooke Bowman
  • Easy Living | Ralph Rainger
  • Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye | Cole Porter
  • Fly Me To The Moon | Bart Howard
  • Flying Home | Lionel Hampton
  • For Sentimental Reasons | William Best
  • Georgia | Hoagy Carmichael
  • Here's That Rainy Day | Jimmy Van Heusen
  • I Loves You Porgy | George Gershwin
  • I Remember You | Victor Schertzinger
  • I'll Remember April | Raye-Depaul
  • I'm Old Fashioned | Jerome Kern
  • In A Mellow Tone | Duke Ellington
  • In A Sentimental Mood | Duke Ellington
  • Invitation | Bronislau Kaper
  • It Could Happen To You | Jimmy Van Heusen
  • It Don't Mean A Thing | Duke Ellington
  • I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm | Irving Berlin
  • I've got Rhythm | George Gershwin
  • I've Got You Under My Skin | Cole Porter
  • Just Friends | John Klenner
  • Like Someone In Love | Jimmy Van Heusen
  • Love For Sale | Cole Porter
  • Lullaby Of Birdland | George Shearing
  • Meditation | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Misty | Erroll Garner
  • Moon River | Henry Mancini
  • My Funny Valentine | Richard Rodgers
  • My One And Only Love | Wood-Mellin
  • Nature Boy | Eden Ahbez
  • Night and Day | Cole Porter
  • Only Trust Your Heart | Benny Carter
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay | George Gershwin
  • Pass The Peas | James Brown
  • Polkadots And Moon Beams | Jimmy Van Heusen
  • Recordame | Joe Henderson
  • Remember | Irving Berlin
  • Round Midnight | Thelonious Monk
  • Shiny Stockings | Frank Foster
  • Skylark | Hoagy Carmichael
  • Smile | Charlie Chaplin
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes | Jerome Kern
  • Soft Winds | Benny Goodman
  • Someday My Prince Will Come | Frank Churchill
  • Someone To Watch Over Me | George Gershwin
  • Something Wonderful | Richard Rodgers
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow | Harold Arlen
  • Song For My Father | Horace Silver
  • St. Thomas | Sonny Rollins
  • Star Dust | Hoagy Carmichael
  • Star Eyes | Gene DePaul
  • Summertime | George Gershwin
  • Take Five | Paul Desmond
  • Taking A Chance On Love | Vernon Duke
  • The Girl From Ipanema | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • The Glory Of Love | Billy Hill
  • The Nearness Of You | Hoagy Carmichael
  • The Night Has A Thousand Eyes | Jerry-Brainin
  • The Shadow Of Your Smile | Johnny Mandel
  • The Song Is You | Jerome Kern
  • The Very Thought Of You | Ray Noble
  • The Way You Look Tonight | Jerome Kern
  • These Foolish Things | Strachey-Link
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me | George Gershwin
  • Things Ain't What They Used To Be | Duke Ellington
  • Wave | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • What Is This Thing Called Love | Cole Porter
  • When I Fall in Love | Victor Young
  • You Make Me Feel So Young | Josef Myrow

Booked Events 

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

July 30, 2022 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mercer Island, WA
December 18, 2019 • Corporate Function
Wed6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Woodinville, WA
September 14, 2019 • Wedding
Sat4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Langley, WA
August 24, 2019 • Wedding Reception
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Index, WA
August 4, 2019 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Seattle, WA
July 10, 2019 • Corporate Function
Wed6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Seattle, WA
February 9, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Bonney Lake, WA
August 12, 2018 • Festival
Sun1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Seattle, WA
October 3, 2017 • Community Event
Tue6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Tacoma, WA
July 8, 2017 • Wedding
Sat10:30 AM - 2:30 PM Union, WA
January 6, 2017 • Brother Don's
Fri8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Bremerton, WA
July 24, 2016 • Community Event
Sun10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Renton, WA

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