The Jazz Generation

Jazz Band from Sacramento, CA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2005

$800 - $10000 per event
About
Joyously discover a fine jazz singer. The Brooks sound gives new meaning to familiar lyrics, turns old favorites into fresh, exciting musical experiences. Her classy brand of jazz bridges the gaps between generations. A smooth, mature and trained voice that delivers sultry, sophisticated, and dynamic jazz, passionate, moving Gospel and a truly vast repertoire of familiar and less well known standards, jazz tunes, R&B pop and a little Country in her own style and arrangements. 5 CDs on sale, the latest being, "The Strength To Go On" an touching, original single. Other CDs include the album "Great Women of Jazz: A Tribute" (based on the show by Suzanne Brooks performed for the 4th time on August 24, 2007) and 'Listening To The Radio' (orignal single, words & music by Brooks) released December, 2005.

A superb musician, Chris Lee on keyboard or piano, is outstanding in his own right, young and dynamic, performing exciting solos and imaginative improvisation. He also plays with the Latin Jazz Ensemble of California State University, Sacramento. Gabe Stivala is an intense and emotional guitarist with Argentine roots. He has a long history with jazz, R&B and rock bands from Florida to California. Gabe adds beautiful solos, often performing as a duo with the vocalist. Kim Nguyen is a triple wonder on keyboard, bass and flute and beautiful too. This talented jazz musician amazingly can more than hold her own with hip-hop, rock and pop, as well as being a serious jazz musician. Joel Bremson, another talented and experienced guitarist,is a serious musican with a light and lively side. He and Gabe can team up and deliver exciting and beautiful music. Motoshi Kosako, jazz harpist and winner of 2nd place in the August, 2007 International Jazz Harp Competition, has a background as a rock and jazz guitarist, who then learned classical harp and plays as principal harpist of the Stockton Symphone. As a jazz harpist he is making a name for his innovative style and the beauty of the music he produces. He and the vocalist are the featured entertainment of the 2007 annual awards program of the Sacramento Arts and Business Council. Newest member of the group, drummer Gary Bohannon, is not new to percussion. With a wealth of experience in multiple genres and a history of working with some of the finest drumming instructors in the business, he delivers on traps, congas and other percussion instruments.

Options in hiring the group include work as vocal/instrumental duo with the choice of keyboard/piano, harp or guitar. The Jazz Generation also works as a trio, quartet, quintet and more--always including vocals. The atmosphere of The Jazz Generation is a positive thing to experience, always a diversified group that swings, is entertaining and wonderful to observe. The Jazz Generation formed in 2004, however all members of the group have been performing elsewhere for 10 to 20 years or more.

For client convenience, The Jazz Generation accepts Visa/Mastercard.
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They were very nice, and the backup band was good, but I was quite disappointed in their overall performance. They absolutely botched the song I requested for my dance with my father (didn't know the time key, reading the lyrics off a sheet, it was so bad my father and I didn't dance but just discussed how terrible it was). All in all, they were the worst element of my wedding, I don't like thinking about it too much, and I would never recommend them. Messy and unprofessional.

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The Jazz Generation’s Response:

Client Notes prior to bid on gig: "It's going to be a very low key wedding held outside". There will be about 100 guests. We're looking for a band that can play jazz standards." Gave price break, despite 2+ hours travel. Special song was a folk song for which we bought music & played as a ballad as discussed. Never any discussion of formal wear; client was advised we wear all black or black&white business wear, unless client requests other in writing. Client agreed on dress. Power outage occurred; event was without light, then candles. Band played w/too little light to read. Many compliments from guests and clients all evening and when paid. Business cards requested

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2009
Mar
1
2009 Sacramento Community Women of Color Day/Diversity Event
Sacramento, CA
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2008
Oct
28
Fundraiser
San Francisco, CA
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2008
Jul
12
Wedding, private
El Dorado Hills, CA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2008
Jul
12
Wedding, private
Fair Play, CA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2008
Jul
12
Wedding
Fair Play, CA
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2008
Apr
19
Women's Civic Improvement Club Annual Open House
Sacramento, CA
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2008
Mar
20
Glendale Commission on the Status of Women Luncheon
Glendale, CA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2008
Mar
2
10th Women of Color Day/Diversity Event, Ben Ali Shrine
Sacramento, CA
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2007
Dec
6
Fulton Avenue Business Association Holiday Event
Sacramento, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2007
Dec
5
Sacramento Airport Holiday Entertainment
Sacramento, CA
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2007
Nov
28
Sacramento Airport Holiday Entertainment
Sacramento, CA
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2007
Nov
6
Taste of The Bay, St. Francis Yacht Club
San Francisco, CA
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
A Day In The Life Of A Fool
Astrud Gilberto
A Sunday Kind of Love
various
Ain't Misbehavin'
various
All of Me
Billie Holiday
As I remember Him
Nancy Lamott
At Last
Etta James
A-Train
various
Autumn Leaves
various
Ballad of the Sad Young Men
Roberta Flack
Be My Husband
Nina Simone
Beauty and The Beast
various
Bewitched
various
Boy From Ipanema
Astrud Gilberto
Bring Your Love Along
Blossom Dearie
But Not For Me
various
Come Away With Me
Nora Jones
Come Dance With Me
Shirley Horn
Come Rain or Come Shine
various
Darn That Dream
Billie Holiday
Day By Day
various
Days of Wine and Roses
various
Don't Know Why
Nora Jones
Dream A Little Dream of Me
Mama Cass Elliot
East of The Sun
various
Evergreen
Barbara Streisand
Everytime We Say Goodbye
Betty Carter
Falling Out of Love
Aretha Franklin
Farmer's Market
Annie Ross
Fly Me To The Moon
various
For The First Time
Kenny Loggins
Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles
Get Here
various
Getting to Know You
various
God Bless The Child
various
Hero
Mariah Carey
How High The Moon
June Christy
I Believe In You and Me
Whitney Houston
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Adelaide Hall
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
various
I Love You, Porgy
Nina Simone
I Remember You
various
I Say A Little Prayer
Dionne Warwick
I Thought About You
various
I Write The Songs
Barry Manilow
If I Ruled The World
Tony Bennett
I'm Hip
Blossom Dearie
I'm Just a Lucky So & So
I'm Old Fashioned
various
In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Frank Sinatra
It Might As Well Be Spring
Sarah Vaughan
I've Got A Crush On You
various
I've Got Love On My Mind
Natalie Cole
Lately
Stevie Wonder
Loved Walked In
various
Lullaby of Birdland
various
Masquerade
Luther VanDross
Meditation
Astrud Gilberto
Misty
various
Monk's New Tune
Michael Franks
Moonlight In Vermont
various
My Attorney Bernie
Blossom Dearie
My Baby Just Cares For Me
various
My Foolish Heart
Nancy Lamott
My Funny Valentine
various
My Romance
various
Nearness of You
various
NightShift
Oleta Adams
No Moon At All/Old Devil Moon
Nancy Lamott
Now At Last
Nancy Lamott
Put On A Happy Face
various
Round Midnight
various
Satin Doll
Carmen McCrae
Save Your Love For Me
Nancy Wilson
Saving All My Love For You
Whitney Houston
Skylark
various
Some Other Time
various
Someone To Watch Over Me
various
Stormy Blues
Billie Holiday
Strange Fruit
Roberta Flack, Nina Simone
Summertime
various
Tenderly
various
That's All
various
The First Time I Saw Your Face
Roberta Flack
The Late Late Show
Dakota Staton
The Music That Makes Me Dance
Shirley Horn
The Nearness of You
various
The Rainbow Connection
Kermit The Frog, Kenny Loggins
The Shadow of Your Smile
Rosemary Clooney
The Sound of Music
various
The Very Thought of You
Billie Holiday
The Way You Look Tonight
various
They Say It's Spring
Blossom Dearie
This Can't Be Love
various
Time After Time
various
Tu Mi Delirio
Astrud Gilberto
Twisted
Annie Ross
Up Jump Spring (original Jazz Generation lyrics)
Freddie Hubbard instrumental
Weekend in New England
Barry Manilow
Winners
Tony Bennett
You Are My Sunshine
Ray Charles
You Belong To My Heart
various
50s Band
60s Band
70s Band
Jazz Band
Motown Band
Oldies Band
Swing Band
R&B Band
Soul Band
Doo-wop Band
30s Band
40s Band
Broadway Band
Cabaret Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Funerals
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
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Please note The Jazz Generation will also travel to Broderick, West Sacramento, El Macero, Represa, Rio Linda, Davis, East Nicolaus, North Highlands, Carmichael, Elverta, Antelope, Clarksburg, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, Hood, Woodland, Fair Oaks, Pleasant Grove, Roseville, Nicolaus, Orangevale, Dixon, Yolo, Courtland, Wilton, Folsom, Granite Bay, Knights Landing, Rocklin.
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