Joan Crowe And Jesters Of Jive

Swing Band from New Rochelle, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
1 VERIFIED BOOKING
MEMBER SINCE 2010

$200 - $2000 per hour
About
Jesters of Jive, is a smokin' hot 8 piece band who will thrill you with the magic of the Jive era when Zoot Suits were the rage and Swing was King! This toe tappin,' horn driven celebration of the 1930's and 1940's Jump Jive and Revival Swing is garanteed to get any "Joint Jumpin" and is the newest band led by award winning vocalist Joan Crowe.

Funny Jazz Chick, Joan Crowe, who the New York Times called "A slightly twisted and superbly talented chanteuse" has assembled some of New York's hippest jazz cats and kittens into an unforgettable ensemble, complete with the option of a professional jazz dancer whose dance moves spotlight the swing dance craze and will teach and inspire everyone to get out on the dance floor!
It's the golden age of music infused with a modern sense of humor with songs from masters of wit, like Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Louis Jordon, and big band hits including the music of Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, The Dorsey brothers, and Count Basie.
But the fun doesn't stop there. The Jesters also draw from the repertoire of the1990's swing revival bands, such as Cherry Poppin Daddies, Brian Setzer, Royal Crown Review, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

"So come on, all you chicks and buddy ghees, don't be an icky that can't collar a jive, lamp on the Jesters of Jive in, 'Zoot Suit Boogie!' It's a righteous, muggin', rug cuttin' time, so help me!"

New York Newsday called her "as polished as a diamond." Joan Crowe is a versatile performer who can not easily be put in a category. As a vocalist, she possesses an extensive repertoire of jazz, standards, pop, blues, R&B and folk. Her talents have made her equally at home leading her popular society band, High Society Rhythm, in the recording studio, and fronting her popular Jump Jive Swing band, Jesters Of Jive.

Joan's comic ability earned her the 2002 MAC Award (Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs) for Female Musical Comedy. She also is the creator and star of an innovative pod cast: which is filmed live at Birdland every Monday night.

Joan "caught the jazz bug" when she opened for Joe Lovano in 2002. Since then, she has played in many prestigious jazz clubs, including The Jazz Standard, The Iridium Jazz Club, Sweet Rhythm and Birdland. In her live shows, she is a risk taker and likes combining jazz with other musical genres and then adding a touch of comedy.

"Joan Crowe gets to the heart of a song's story. And she's funny. And she is beautiful. She gets the hat trick." is how Michael Bourne of WBGO describes Joan. A long time supporter of her work, he wrote the liner notes for her debut CD, Bird On The Wire. The CD garnered rave reviews in LA Jazz Scene, Jazz Improv, All Music Guide, Cadence, All About Jazz and others. Joining her on the CD is Tedd Firth on piano, Jay Leonhart on bass, Scott Neuman on drums, George Walker Petit on guitar, and Justin Flynn on sax. She recently returned from a successful tour of Berlin, Prague, Amsterdam and the UK as a result of the international airplay her CD has been enjoying.

She also performs regularly with her 10-piece band, High Society Rhythm and with Joe Battaglia and the New York Big Band. Her credits include performances at The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Institute, The Uvar Hazy Center in Washington D.C., The Rainbow Room, The Oak Room in Grand Prospect Hall, The Carnegie Club, The Metropolitan Room, Trumpets Jazz Club, The Manor, Rockland Center for the Arts, The Emelin Theatre, Archie's Place, The Plaza Hotel, The Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, Westchester Conservatory of Music, Judy's Chelsea, The Cinegrill in Los Angeles, Odettes, the National Society of Arts and Letters, the ASCAP songwriters' showcase, and the Mable Mercer Cabaret Convention at Town Hall, and countless private functions.

She is very proud of the money she has raised for breast cancer and other charities performing one of her several Cabaret shows: Women of Note, a tribute to women songwriters such as Bessie Smith, Dorothy Fields, Peggy Lee, Joni Mitchell, and Carol King Jazz In The Key Of Comedy, which features the music of Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Lois Jordan, Dave Frishberg and other "Jesters of Jazz"; The Devil in Miss Joan, a hysterical look at good and evil which garnered her the coveted MAC Award for Musical Comedy in 2002; As the Crowe Flies dubbed "Fabulous!" by Bloomberg Radio, and "Hilarious!" by the Associated Press and earned her a second MAC Award nomination; and Shooting Stars, which earned her first MAC Award nomination in 2000, and a Critics Pick nod from Time Out New York.

Joan is at home singing various genres of music. Her shows range from the music of the Great American Songbook including works by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Rogers and Hart: with music made popular by Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Rosemary Clooney and Doris Day to the pop and rock music of Bette Midler, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Carol King, Bonnie Raitt and Leonard Cohen.

She started her career in theatre and was classically trained with a MFA from the Asolo State Theatre and a BFA in Theatre from Indiana University at Bloomington. Before shifting her focus more to singing, she had a successful acting career and was well known to daytime viewers in a recurring role on All My Children. Joan has also appeared on screen in Working Girl and An Eye For An Eye, with Sally Field. Her acting credits are extensive. She has performed Regionally at the Asolo State Theater, Kennedy Center, Indiana Repertory, and The Phoenix. Her New York acting credits include Dance Theatre Workshop, Altered Stages and Theatre Works USA.

"A slightly twisted and superbly talented chanteuse"
- New York Times
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2011
Sep
10
Anniversary Party
Jeffersonville, NY
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2010
Oct
23
Private Party
New York, NY
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2010
Oct
8
Private Party
New York, NY
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
This Joint Is Jumpin
Fats Waller
Twee Twee Tweet
Cab Calloway
Your Socks Don’t Match
Louis Jordon
Your Feets Too Big
Fats Waller
Jeepers Creepers
Louis Armstrong
Oops
Louis Jordan and Ella Fitsgerald
Leader of a Big Time Band
Cole Porter
Old Devil Moon
Finnians Rainbow
Mambo Italiano
Rosemary Clooney
In these Shoes
Bette Midler
Bloodshot Eyes
Winonie Harris
Glow Worm
Mr Pinstripe Suit
Big Bad Voodoo Daddies
Minnie the Moocher
Fats Waller
White Girl Blues
Sue Matsuki
Jump Jive & Wail
Sing Sing Sing
G I Jive
Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own
Lois Jordan
Eyelashes
Zoe Lewis
Six Lessons From Madame Lazonga
Tommy Dorsey
Ding Dong Daddy
Cherry Poppin Daddies
Zoot Suit Riot
Big Bad Voodoo Daddies
Astrud
Basia
At Last
Etta James
Boys In The Backroom
The
Crazy
Patsy Kline
Don’t Explain
Billie Holiday
Fever
Peggy Lee
Fly Me To The Moon
Sinatra
Goody
Goody
I Cover The Waterfront
Billie Holiday
I Must Have That Man
Billie Holiday
I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl
Bessie Smith
Lady Is A Tramp
The
Mama
He Treats Yor Daughter Mean
Song Is You
The
Ain’t Misbehavin
Fats Waller
All of Me
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Autumn Leaves
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Besame Mucho
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Blood Shot Eyes
Wynonie Harris
Blues in the Night
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Body and Soul
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Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Andrew Sisters
Boys In The Backroom
Marlene Dietrich
But Beautiful
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Cabaret
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Cheek to Cheek
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Come Rain Or Come Shine
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Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
Wizard of OZ
Don’t Get Around Much Any More
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Dream a little Dream of Me
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Ebb Tide
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Embraceable You
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Falling in Love Again
Marlene Dietrich
Caught A Touch Of Your Love
Diane Schuur
Girl from Ipanema
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Glow Worm
Mills Brothers
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
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Heart and Soul
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Hernandos Hideaway
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Honeysuckle Rose
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I Only Have Eyes for You
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I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Rosemary Clooney
I’ll be Seeing You
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I’m Beginning to See the Light
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I’m in Love With a Soldier Boy
Cole Porter
I’m in the Mood For Love
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It Had To Be You
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It’s Only A Paper Moon
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I’ve got the World on a String
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I Wish You Love
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La Vie en Rose
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La Mer (Beyond the Sea)
Bobby Darian
Laziest Gal in Town
Marlene Dietrich
Lilli Marlene
Marlene Dietrich
Make Someone Happy
Jimmy Durante
Makin Whoopee
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Manana
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Mean to Me
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Misty
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Moondance
Van Morrison
Moonriver
Andy Williams
The More I See You
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My Funny Valentine
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Orange Colored Sky
Nat King Cole
Peel Me a Grape
Dave Frishberg
Pennies fr-Com Heaven
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Route 66
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Satin Doll
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Since I fell for You
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Skylark
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Someone To Watch Over Me
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The Song Is You
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Stars Fell On Alabama
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Stormy Weather
Lena Horne
Summer Wind
Sinatra
Sunny
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Sunrise Sunset
Fiddler On The Roof
Sway
Micheal Bluble
Teach Me Tonight
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These Foolish Things
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Till There Was You
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Time After Time
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Try to Remember
the Fantastiks
Twisted
Joni Mitchell
Unforgettable
Natalie Cole
The Way You Look Tonight
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What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
What’ll I Do
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When I Fall in Love
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You Made Me Love You
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You’re My Thrill
Billie Holiday
You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
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Please note Joan Crowe And Jesters Of Jive will also travel to Pelham, Larchmont, Mount Vernon, Bronx, Bronxville, Eastchester, Mamaroneck, Tuckahoe, Yonkers, Harrison, Port Washington, Great Neck, Rye, Scarsdale, Flushing, Glenwood Landing, Hastings On Hudson, New York, Sea Cliff, White Plains, Ardsley, Alpine, Dobbs Ferry, Glen Cove, Hartsdale, Manhasset, Ardsley On Hudson, Englewood Cliffs, Locust Valley, Port Chester.
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