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The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate

Jazz Band from San Jose, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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2 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2014

$600 - $3000 per event
About
The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate plays jazz, swing, surf, and Latin jazz (mambo, tango, cha cha cha, etc) from and inspired by spy movies, film noir, cop shows, and the like! Their sound has been described "like James Bond meets Jessica Rabbit," guaranteed to leave everyone both shaken AND stirred!
Give your next party a classy, dangerously fun twist- hire The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate!


They are fronted by the sultry and soulful vocals of Lauren Halliwell and led by bandleader/arranger Kevin McCullough on keys, the lineup is rounded out by Faris Jarrah on trombone, Madison Bohrer on alto sax, Jack Hanan on upright and electric bass, Michael Henning on drums and percussion, and Rick Silvestri on guitar - all some of the top top bay area musicians. The DDJS plays to all sorts of crowds and environments, from upbeat parties and clubs to low-key background jazz for mixers and business mixers, etc.

*Brand new full-length CD out now! Available at Streetlight Records (San Jose) and Amoeba Records (Berkley) or online through our website!

**We don't list gigs here on Gigmasters. Check out our website for our calendar of performances, as well as many more reviews, our public performance calendar, and more!
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Celebration

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These guys were outstanding. Kevin McCullough is not only an outstanding musician,he is a true gentleman. They helped make this celebration a success.

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Christmas Party

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lead band member seemed confused at how pricing with gigmasters works, also insisted on the band being fed during a 1.5 hour set, seemed strange, but was on the contract so fair enough I guess, then hounded me for 2 months to leave this review performance itself was fine for happy hour vibe, band members did show up on time and played full set.

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The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate’s Response:

First of all, it wasn't the D.D.J.S. who played - it was a 4 piece jazz combo playing background jazz. The client agreed to write feedback via gigmasters ONLY if I paid the $20 booking fee gigmasters charges the CLIENT. I agreed. I emailed the client every 14-20 days to hold up her end of the deal because she wasn't. That said, the musicians I called are all top bay area musicians, and we all showed up to the event an hour early, played until contracted, and yes had some tapas being served on our break; my contract states that the musicians have access to any food available. This is standard with anyone. These should be 4's or 5's, hands down.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2015
May
30
San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco, CA
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Feb
7
Celebration
Fremont, CA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2015
Jan
3
The Hedley Club (at the Hotel De Anza)
San Jose, CA
8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
2014
Dec
5
Christmas Party
Palo Alto, CA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
James Bond Theme
Monty Norman
Besame Mucho
Velasquez
Big Spender
Cy Coleman
Fever
Peggy Lee
Gee Baby
Aint I Good to You?
Get Out of Town
Cole Porter
Goldfinger
John Barry
Hes a Man (from Dick Tracy)
Madonna/Leonard
Mack the Knife
Kurt Weill
The Man that Got Away
Harold Arlen
The Man with the Golden Gun
John Barry
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Cole Porter
Roxanne
The Police
Secret Agent Man
Johnny Rivers
The Silencers
Elmer Bernstein
Skyfall
Adelle & Epworth
Sooner or Later (from Dick Tracy)
Sondheim/Madonna
St. Louis Blues
W.C. Handy
Surrender (from Tomorrow Never Dies)
K.D. Lang
This Masquerade
Leon Russel
Whatever Lola Wants
Adler/Ross
What I Did For Love
Marvin Hamlisch
Why Dont You Do Right?
Kansas Joe McCoy
You Dont Know What Love Is
Gene Vincent de Paul
You Only Live Twice
John Barry
The Stripper
David Rose
The "Archer" End Credits (aka "The Killer")
Mel Young
Alfie
Burt Bacharach
All Time High
John Barry
Austins Theme (from Austin Powers)
George S. Clinton
Bernies Tune
Jerry Leiber
Body and Soul
Johnny Green
Bond w/ Bongos
Sex Mob
Cassandra
Dave Brubeck
Charlies Angels
Allyn Ferguson
Chinatown
Jerry Goldsmith
Devil May Care
Harry Warren
Diamonds are Forever
John Barry
Dr. Yes
Sex Mob
Dreamsville
Henry Mancini
End of a Love Affair
Edward Redding
Experiment in Terror
Henry Mancini
Girl Talk
Neal Hefti
The Usual Suspects
Brian Singer
Harlem Nocturne
Hagen/Rogers
Hey Bud
Poncho Sanchez
In Walked Bud
Thelonius Monk
Into Miami
John Barry
The Ipcress File
John Barry
Laura
David Raskin
A Long Drive Home
Kevin McCullough
Moon and Sand
Wilder/Palitz
Moon River
Henry Mancini
Moonraker
John Barry
Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
John Barry & Leslie Bricusse
Naked Gun Theme
Ira Newborn
Nardis
Miles David
Nearness of You
Hoagy Carmichael
Nice and Easy
Lew Spence
Perry Mason Theme (aka Park Ave. Beat)
Fred Steiner
Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Session at Pete's Pad
Henry Mancini
Speak No Evil
Wayne Shorter
Whisper Not
Benny Golson
Cover Band
Jazz Band
Swing Band
Variety Band
Ballroom Dance Music Band
Show Band
Proms
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Please note The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate will also travel to Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Saratoga, Alviso, Los Altos, Coyote, Moffett Field, Mountain View, Holy City, Mount Hamilton, Redwood Estates, Fremont, Palo Alto, Stanford, Newark, Boulder Creek, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, Sunol, Brookdale, Ben Lomond, Atherton, Morgan Hill, New Almaden, Union City, La Honda.
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