Frances Livings' Ipanema Lounge

Jazz Band from Los Angeles, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2014
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BOOKED 53 days ago

$375 - $3900 per event
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About
Frances Livings' Ipanema Lounge offers a unique, interesting and international jazz repertoire – whether as a duo, trio or even sextet – fronted by the multi-lingual singer Frances Livings.

Frances' songs are interesting, sensual and enticing – a blend of Mediterranean Pop and Latin jazz in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese driven by creative and infectious grooves. The ensemble always features an eclectic mix of some of the best jazz musicians from L.A. and their music performances express a rich atmosphere of cultural diversity – loved by both jazz enthusiasts and those who never considered themselves jazz fans!

Frances sings the beautiful Bossa Nova songbook: Many compositions by the Brazilian composer Antônio Carlos Jobim - as well as popular chansons in French, jazz in Spanish and Portuguese. Their repertoire ranges from soft ballads to high energy Bossa Nova and world jazz songs. Whether as a duo or quintet, they bring out the colours of these meanwhile classical tunes of the 1940's and 60's by arranging them in a contemporary Latin-jazz style.

Never losing touch with the intentions of the original tune, their sophisticated interpretation of standards like 'Corcovado' or 'The Girl From Ipanema' (being some of the most well known songs), perfectly capture the mood of the time, infused with an easy-going, contemplative and seductive Lounge-jazz feeling.

This music is so rich in options, in sound and performance, that this ensemble is ideal for any concert setting: Depending on your venue and event, YOU decide on the number of musicians you would like to book. Frances Livings Ipanema Lounge can be booked as:
– a duo (voice and guitar) for smaller intimate settings - also if you are working with a limited budget
– a trio (voice, guitar or piano and bass) for medium sized venues
– a five piece ensemble (voice, guitar, bass, percussion, saxophone or piano) plus other musicians/instruments, like bandoneon

"The Ipanema Lounge project gives you the sweet sounds of Brazilian music that are sure to please."
~ Paul Anderson, KJAZZ 91.5
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Fundraiser

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Frances and her trio were simply amazing . We highly recommend them for any type of event and will hire them again as soon as possible.

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Private Party

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Frances Livings' Ipanema Lounge was absolutely amazing. They truly made my event memorable. I cannot give Frances and her band enough compliments on their talent and professionalism. I highly recommend them to anyone interested in having a live band at their event.

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Frances Livings' Ipanema Lounge’s Response:

Thank you so much for the beautiful review, Denise! It was our pleasure to play for you. Any time again...

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Private Party

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Frances put together a lovely show for my small reception event. Her voice is lovely and her smooth sound and latin beats were exactly what I was looking for. She was easy to deal with and everything went off without a hitch,

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Frances Livings Ipanema Lounge was absolutely wonderful! Their set list was fun and jazzy and the band was talented and engaging. They arrived early, set up efficiently and started right on time. It was a great experience and their music was fabulous. I couldn’t be happier and can’t wait to hire them again for another event!

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Corporate Function

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I booked Frances and her band for an important corporate event in Beverly Hills and I’m glad I did. She was very fast and reliable in handling the correspondence and answering all of my questions. They were all very professional, on time, set up promptly and the music was great! First an hour of chill cocktail style songs and then more uptempo - a great selection of music in different languages. I would definitely hire them again!

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Frances Livings' Ipanema Lounge’s Response:

Thank you! It was a pleasure to perform for your event!

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Community Event

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Very professional and wonderful to work with! Frances and I kept in touch throughout the entire process. She is a pro!!

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Frances Livings' Ipanema Lounge’s Response:

Thank you Alice! My experience was similar: we were kept informed, updated, our needs accommodated our needs... So all in all an excellent experience.

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2019
Sep
14
Fundraiser
Culver City, CA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jul
18
Private Party
Santa Monica, CA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jul
14
Cocktail Party
Los Angeles, CA
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Jun
22
Private Party
Hollywood, CA
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Jun
21
Birthday Party (Adult)
Laguna Beach, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Nov
16
Genghis Cohen
Los Angeles, CA
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Oct
5
Corporate Function
Los Angeles, CA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Oct
14
Birthday Party (Adult)
West Hollywood, CA
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Sep
2
Community Event
Santa Barbara, CA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY
Let It Snow
CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY
Winter Wonderland
CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY
Stille Nacht / Silent Night
CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY
The Christmas Song
Michael Bublé CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY
...and many more
Girl From Ipanema
Astrud Gilberto
Aqua de Beber
Astrud Gilberto
Corcovado
Astrud Gilberto
Hoy
Gloria Estefan
One Note Samba
Nancy Wilson
My Romance
Peggy Lee
Sway
Dean Martin
No More Blues
João Gilberto
Besame Mucho
Natalie Cole
Tell Me All About It
Nathalie Cole / Michael Franks
La Vie En Rose
Edith Piaf
Sous Le Ciel de Paris
Edith Piaf
Les Parapluie de Cherbourg
Michel Legrand
Le Champs-Élysées
Joe Dassin
Ne Me Quitte Pas
Jacques Brel
Mi Amor
Stacey Kent
O Barquinho (Portuguese)
Stacey Kent
Pour Te Plaire
Laura Fygi
Tout le Jour, Toute la Nuit (Night and Day in French)
Laura Fygi
Le Temps Qui Passe
Laura Fygi
C'est si Bon
Laura Fygi
Ma Solitude
Georges Moustaki
Caravan (in French)
Duke Ellington
Dansez Maintenant
Glen Miller
Jardin d'Hiver
Frances Livings
Come Closer
Frances Livings
Samba On The Moon
Frances Livings
Dance Me To The End Of Love
Leonard Cohen
Sabor A Mi
Spanish traditional
La Puerta
Luis Miguel
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
Oswaldo Farres
Mas Que Nada
Sérgio Mendes
Aganju
Bebel Gilberto
Your Love is King
Sade
On the Radio
Donna Summer
How Insensitive
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Waters Of March
Antonio Carlos Jobim
So Nice
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Dindi
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Wave
Antonio Carlos Jobim
I'm Beginning TO See The Light
Ella Fitzgerald
Drume Negrita
Cuban traditional
Coyote Moon
Terry Callier
Roter Mond (German)
Herbert Grönemeyer
Mackie Messer (German)
Lotte Lenya by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Brazilian Band
Jazz Band
Latin Band
French Band
Acoustic Band
World Music Band
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 Frances Livings' Ipanema Lounge will also travel to Alhambra, Bell Gardens, Glendale, Huntington Park, Maywood, Monterey Park, Bell, Hollywood, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Montebello, South Gate, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Inglewood, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Culver City, Downey, El Monte, Lynwood, Pico Rivera, Toluca Lake, Universal City, Willowbrook, Compton, La Canada, Montrose, North Hollywood.
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