West Side 5

A Cappella Group from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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About
West Side 5, an award-winning vocal jazz ensemble based in New York City, is known for its refined sound and sophisticated approach to jazz. Inspired by greats like Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, and The Real Group, WS5 has crafted its own unique sound, characterized by highly original arrangements, complex harmonies, and outstanding musicianship.

The group formed in the summer of 2009, bringing together five old college friends on the west side of Manhattan. They immediately gained national attention, winning the Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes while being voted Audience Favorite and winning Best Arrangement for “Pure Imagination”. They went on to be featured artists at the SingStrong A Cappella Festival, and have performed alongside groups including Blue Jupiter, Streetcorner Symphony, and The Bobs, as well as for Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion in New York.

West Side 5 released its self-titled debut album in 2012 to wide acclaim. The album earned 2 CARA nominations (Best Jazz Song for Chet Baker's classic “I Fall in Love Too Easily”, and Best Jazz Album), and the group's innovative take on the standard “As Time Goes By” was selected to be featured on the Voices Only Forte compilation, putting West Side 5 in the company of the best vocal harmony groups in the world today, including The Idea of North, m-pact, Cadence, and NOTA.
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years

Christmas Party

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The group was nothing short of spectacular. My guest said if they get nothing else for Christmas than the joy they got from listening to this marvelous acapella group, that would have been enough. My wife who is sceptical of jazz confessed to being a convert saying she must have been listening to the wrong people all these years. If you want to warm your hearts, bring this group to yor next event , or better yet, to your home to seranade you.

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Corporate Function

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What a fantastic evening and performance, highly recommended for any corporate event/dinner/party! We'll definitely hire them for our next event too!

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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West Side 5 is a very talented group of individuals. They did a great job at our wedding party in Tribecca and all the guests really enjoyed their performance. I highly recommend them. They are very easy to work with.

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Holiday Party

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2016
Oct
14
Concert
Oyster Bay, NY
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2013
Jul
14
Birthday Party (Adult)
New York City, NY
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2013
Feb
5
Hotel Event
Breezy Point, NY
8:30 PM - 8:45 PM
2012
Dec
14
Holiday Party
New York City, NY
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2011
Jun
25
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Galloway, NJ
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2010
Dec
5
Christmas Party
Greenwich, CT
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2010
Dec
3
Corporate Function
New York City, NY
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2010
Aug
29
Wedding Cocktail Hour
New York City, NY
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Splanky
Count Basie
Try to Remember
Gene Puerling
I Fall in Love Too Easily
Chet Baker
Nobody But Yourself
Original (text by e. e. cummings)
Take the A-Train
Duke Ellington
Lil Darlin'
Count Basie
Pure Imagination
Leslie Bricusse
Thousand Things
The Real Group
Chili Con Carne
The Real Group
Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered
Rogers & Hart
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Frank Sinatra
Waltz for Debby
Bill Evans
Wave
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Lullaby of Birdland
George Shearing
Pass the Jazz
The Real Group
It Don't Mean a Thing
Duke Ellington
There Will Never Be Another You
Harry Warren
Acappella in Acapulco
The Real Group
Someday My Prince Will Come
Dave Brubeck
Call Me Irresponsible
James Van Heusen
As Time Goes By
Herman Hupfeld
Self-Absorbed
West Side 5 (Original Song)
Holiday Music
Various
Choral Group
A Cappella Group
Barbershop Quartet
Christmas Carolers
Jazz Quartet
Jazz Ensemble
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note West Side 5 will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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