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The Secret Jazz Band

Jazz Band from Los Angeles, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2007
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$50 - $3000 per event
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About
FEATURED IN EVENT SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE - “With a voice like Ella Fitzgerald and the looks of a speakeasy singer from the '30s, Katie Harris and her band provide the perfect combination of ambiance and entertainment for your event… the group focuses on classic jazz standards such as “At Last" and “I've Got You Under My Skin.” Their musical styles make them the perfect act for social or corporate events of all sizes.” -Aubrey Blankenship, Event Solutions

The Secret Jazz Band creates a unique, up-beat, classy-vintage atmosphere by performing an authentic mix of 20s, 30s and 40s Jazz, Bossa Nova, Swing and Soul. The band is a perfect fit to complement popular event themes such as Roaring 20's, Great Gatsby, Old Hollywood and the Speakeasy Clubs of the Jazz Age. The band can also liven up the dance floor if that is where your party wants to go! The band has performed numerous events, venues and performances all over Southern California and beyond. They have had the pleasure of performing at such venues as the world famous House of Blues (Anaheim), The Segerstrom Center for the Arts, The Sands Expo at The Venetian in Las Vegas and Pier Sixty in New York City

ABOUT - The Secret Jazz Band was formed by couple Katie Harris (vocals) and Tom Brayton (drums) out of a long time love for jazz. The two have had an eclectic musical journey that has seen them work professionally in the rock, pop and jazz worlds as touring musicians, studio musicians, songwriters and band leaders. Their music has been heard in film and television, including Legally Blonde (MGM), What Lies Beneath (Dreamworks), Ugly Betty (ABC), The Road To Stardom With Missy Elliott (UPN) and music for Fox Sports. The Secret Jazz Band has also appeared in an episode of I Found The Gown on TLC.

With The Secret Jazz Band, Katie and Tom have had the privilege of playing with some of L.A.'s best jazz musicians who have played with the likes of Jane Monheit, Royal Crown Revue, Engelbert Humperdinck and Jane Lynch.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING - Some quotes from GigMasters client reviews: "Please do yourself a favor. Book this band and never look back. The reviews don't lie." ... "Katie's voice was sublime and the guys were incredibly talented and friendly." ... "The music was awesome — the playing and singing first-rate. I give them five stars all the way" ... "My family and friends have not stopped calling me RAVING about the wedding and how perfect the music was. PICK THIS BAND!!"

EXPERIENCE -With over 10 years of performing and event experience, Katie and the band are professional, accommodating and flexible during the planning process. We are always happy to talk or email anytime to discuss any adjustments to make sure your special event runs smoothly. We love what we do - both before and during the event!

WEDDINGS - Whether you are planning your own wedding or using a professional planner, The Secret Jazz Band is more than just a band. We will also become a part of the planning process. We likes to take the time to get to know you and help to put together your perfect day, for example, discussing and suggesting special song requests, helping to work with your time line, toasts and announcements, and most importantly making sure your wedding is a fun, relaxed, romantic and unforgettable experience for you and your guests!

EQUIPMENT - The Secret Jazz Band is a completely self-contained band. The band comes with it's own sound system, stage lights and pre-recorded background music during band breaks. We can also provide a wireless microphone for your speeches, toasts and announcements.

Thanks for visiting and for supporting live music!
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

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The Secret Jazz Band played at our wedding and we all LOVED them. They played our first dance song live and NAILED it. I attend a lot of live music performances and I rate The Secret Jazz Band as a top notch band. Their talent is amazing as is their professionalism and communication. The ambiance they provided for our special evening will be forever foremost in our memories. Have I mentioned, I just couldn't stop dancing?! and our guests are still talking about "the band"! Our Day Of Planner has added them to her preferred vendor list. We took someone's advise in their review – “hire them and don’t look back” – and now I’m passing that advice to you too!

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The Secret Jazz Band’s Response:

OH MY! Thank you Colleen and Larry for one of our best best reviews ever! We had a spectacular time at you rooftop wedding this Summer. It was too much fun playing Fly Me To The Moon for your first dance. All your guests were very kind and you two look so happy! We truly wish you both all the best in love and life! Kind wishes, Katie & The Band

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Katie and the Secret Jazz Band were amazing to work with for our party. They were super friendly and communicative to plan with, and created a lovely ambiance at the event, sounded great, and played at an ideal cocktail party level. They fit right in and elevated everyone's experience. Loved them!

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The Secret Jazz Band’s Response:

Thank you for the stellar review Rebecca! We had a great time performing and all the guests were so kind. It was a pleasure working with you and hope to keep in touch! Kind wishes, Katie & The Band

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We booked The Secret Jazz Band for my grandmothers 70th birthday party and they were A M A Z I N G. Very easy to work with and very professional. We have received continued compliments since the party. Would hire again!

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The Secret Jazz Band’s Response:

Thank you so much Alexandrea! It was such a pleasure being with you and your family for your Grandmother's 70th! The band had an amazing night and everyone was so kind. We look forward to the next celebration with you all! -Katie & The Band

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
Aug
8
Wedding
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2021
Feb
21
Wedding
Los Angeles, CA
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2020
Mar
7
Birthday Party (Adult)
Ventura, CA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2020
Feb
29
Fundraiser
Santa Monica, CA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2020
Feb
13
Community Event
Alhambra, CA
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2020
Jan
26
Club Event
Thousand Oaks, CA
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Oct
5
Cocktail Party
Newport Coast, CA
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Sep
1
Birthday Party (Adult)
Anaheim, CA
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2019
Jul
7
Wedding Reception
Los Angeles, CA
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jul
6
Wedding Reception
Los Angeles, CA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Jun
1
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Los Angeles, CA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
May
4
Anniversary Party
Glendale, CA
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
2019
Apr
13
Wedding
Moorpark, CA
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2018
Dec
12
Corporate Function
Culver City, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
HOLIDAY MUSIC available upon request
A TRAIN
ALL OF ME
AS TIME GOES BY
AT LAST
BEYOND THE SEA
DEED I DO
EAST OF THE SUN
FLY ME TO THE MOON
GIRL FROM IPANEMA
“HERE COMES THE BRIDE” (WAGNER'S “BRIDAL CHORUS)
HONEYSUCKLE ROSE
I GOT RHYTHM
I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD
ISN'T IT ROMANTIC
IT DON'T MEAN A THING
IT HAD TO BE YOU
JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
LA VIE EN ROSE
L-O-V-E LOVE
LOVE FOR SALE
LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
LOVER MAN
MACK THE KNIFE
MISTY
NEARNESS OF YOU
NIGHT AND DAY
ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
OVER THE RAINBOW
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS
SATIN DOLL
SITTIN ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY
SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME
STOMPIN AT THE SAVOY
SUMMERTIME
SWAY
SWEET HAPPY LIFE
THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA
THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME
UNFORGETTABLE
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME
NICE TO COME HOME TO
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Please note The Secret Jazz Band 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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