Kensho Live Band

Cover Band from Redlands, CA - Will travel up to 10 miles
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153 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2007

$500 - $2000 per event
About
The Kensho Quartet (formerly associated with the Redlands Zanja 8- the #1 Gigmasters Jazz Band in Southern California for the past three years!) is comprised of four of the most accomplished professional musicians in Southern California. The group specializes in Jazz, Standards, Funk, Blues and Rock, and is a hit wherever they've performed! All members of the combo were hand picked by Barry McNaughton (Jazz Studies Director and USC Master Musician). This band represents the best that jazz / blues / rock music has to offer today. All performers are talented, entertaining, personable, and most of all- outstanding musicians! The Kensho Quartet are truly amazing performers, and once they start playing.....they hold the audience in the palm of their hands! (They can also play soft and sweet background jazz, if that's what's requested). The LA Staples Center, Farmers Market (3rd and Fairfax- LA), Catalina Bar & Grill (Hollywood), Hip Kitty (Claremont), Route 66 Rendezvous (San Berdoo), Hollywood & Highland, The Mint (Los Angeles), The Jazz Bakery, Disneyland, Holly St. Bar & Grill (Old Town-Pasadena), Balboa Park (San Diego), Kimberly Crest Castle (Redlands), National Orange Show Fairgrounds, the City of Redlands, the Mitten Building, and numerous brides and grooms (and their guests!), all love Kensho!
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100+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 5+ years

Wedding Reception

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First off I have to say "Grazie Mile", which means Thanks a Million! We could not of asked for a more professional, wonderful and memorable group of musicians. Throughout the event they nailed it, Jazz, Swing, Funk, Soul and the various personal requests we had for them. They coordinated a song that my wife sung to me while they played the music. They let me grab a guitar and serenade back to her and they let guests of mine who were musicians grab a horn and jam with them. Throughout the evening numerous guests approached us and remarked on how great Kensho was. Everyone was amazed at their performance and I promise anyone that hires them will feel the exact same way

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Anniversary Party

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They were hired for a 50th wedding anniversary and did not dissapoint!!! Their ages did not reflect their experience and they sounded like they have been playing for years. Everyone absolutley loved them and I would hire them over and over again. A truly talented bunch!!! AMAZING!!!

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Prom

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It was great to have them at our event! So much talent and so fun of a group. They were amazing!

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Graduation Party

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This band was so amazing!!

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Community Event

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Great Job!

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Wedding

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This band is absolutely phenomenal! They made our wedding so much fun. It is amazing that there is so much talent in these young musicians...they are the best! We highly recommend them to anyone who wants to be blown away by some fantastic jazz!!!

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Restaurant Event

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The Redlands Zanja 8 are a wonderful group! They've performed at my establishment not once, but twice this year! We love them so much we have them coming back yet again. There was never a dull moment and their music selection is just wonderful! I definitely recommend them to anyone that wants to jive up their event.

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Graduation Party

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These young musicians really are amazing! They played a wonderful mix of swing, bebop, funk and jazz standards that really pleased everyone (of all ages), at our party. They were so talented and professional, they really made our party an event no one will ever forget. I would highly recommend the Zanja 8 to anybody looking to hire a live band.

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Community Event

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The performance was attended by 160 students from both the first and second grades. It was totally appropriate and meaningful for these age groups. As the Zanja 8 performed, the director of the band explained the instruments as well as what type of music was being played and the era it was from. This will help the students to better understand future lessons that deal with music, orchestras, sound, and rhythm. We would definitely ask this group to play again for our school. Everyone including the teachers enjoyed the whole performance tremendously!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Easily the perfect band I could have ever asked for my event! Tina and the Redlands Zanja 8 band are such a pleasure to work with! They are so nice and extremely professional. They came promptly on time to set up and brought everything they needed with them. All they needed was an electric socket! The jazz music they play is great and they have a great sound led by their singer who has a classic crooner voice. I would recommend them to any of my friends and family.

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2011
May
27
Downtown Redlands State St.Stage (Changed from 5/20)
Redlands, CA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2011
Jan
14
Famous Joes Italian Restaurant and Jazz Club
Riverside, CA
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2011
Jan
9
Private Party
Redlands, CA
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2010
Sep
25
Wedding Ceremony
Temecula, CA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2010
Sep
11
Private home
Hollywood, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2010
Aug
28
Uncle Howies Pizza
Redlands, CA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2010
Aug
21
Wedding Reception
Los Angeles, CA
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2010
Aug
19
Downtown Redlands Market Night
Redlands, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2010
Jul
17
Pettis Veteran's Hospital
Loma Linda, CA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2009
Dec
7
Gottchalks- Canceled
San Bernardino, CA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2009
Dec
4
Animators Guild- The Castaway- Dec. 11 changed to Dec. 4
Burbank, CA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2009
Dec
4
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
A Fine Romance
Afternoon in Paris
All Blues
Miles Davis
All of Me
All of You
All the Things You Are
Alone Together
Alright, OK, You Win
Peggy Lee
Angle Eyes
Another Brick in the Wall
Autumn in New York
Autumn Leaves
Billies Bounce
Black Magic Woman
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Blue in Green
Miles Davis
Blue Monk
Blue Room
Blue Train
Blues for Alice
Brick House
The Commadors
Bright Size Life
Captain Marval
Carry On My Wayward Son
Chameleon
Chega De Saudade
Cherokee
Come Fly with Me
Come Together
Lennen & McCartney
Comfortably Numb
Corcovado
Daahoud
Dave Mathews Band #34
Days of Wine and Roses
Henrim Mancini
Desafinado
Django
Dolemite
Donna Lee
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Duke Ellington
Epistrophy
F.A. Swing
Footprints
Four
Miles Davis
Freddie the Freeloader
Miles Davis
Frosty the Snowman
Girl from Ipanema
Carlos Antonio Jobim
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Christmas
Golden Lady
Goodby Pork Pie Hat
Green Dolphin St.
Groovin' High
Dizzy Gillespie
Hava Nagila
Traditional
Home for Holidays
How High the Moon
How Insensitive
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
I Mean You
I Wish
I'll be Home for Christmas
Christmas
Impressions
In a Sentamental Mood
Isreal
It Don't Mean a Thing
Jazzy Happy Birthday
Traditional
Jingle Bell Rock
Christmas
Jungle Boogie
Just Friends
Kashmir
La Villa Strangiato
Layla (unplugged)
Eric Clapton
Let it Snow
Christmas
Little Wing
Lullaby of Birdland
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Masquerade
Mediteranean Sundance
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Buddy Rich
Milestones
Miles Davis
Misty
J. Burke & E. Garner
Money
Moondance
Van Morrison
Mr. PC
My Favorite Things
Rogers and Hammerstein
My Funny Valentine
Chet Baker
My Romance
Nardis
Miles Davis
Night and Day
Cole Poter
Night in Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie
Ornithology
Charlie Parker
Perdido
Pick Up The Pieces
Pink Panther
Henry Mancini
Play That Funky Music
Pride and Joy
Quiet Nights and Quiet Stars
Carlos Antonio Jobim
Round Midnight
Route 66
Bobby Troup
Rudolf the Red Nodes Reindeer
Santa Clause is Comming to Town
Christmas
Satin Doll
Scrapple from the Apple
Scuttle Buttin
Seven Come Eleven
Shine on You Crazy Diamond
Silent Night
Christmas
Silver Bells
So What
Miles Davis
Solar
Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come
Spain
Chick Corea
St. James Infirmary
Jim Primose
St. Louis Blues
W. C. Handy
St. Thomas
Sonny Rollins
Stayin Alive
BeeGees
Stella By Starlight
Stompin at the Savoy
Straight No Chaser
Thelonious Monk
Summertime
Gershwin
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
Take Five
Paul Desmond
Take the A Train
Duke Ellington
Texas Flood
That's All
A. Brandt & B. Haymes
The Christmas Song
The Christmas Waltz
The Very Thought of You
Ray Noble
There Will Never Be Another You
Harry Warren & Mark Gordon
Time After Time
Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne
Tore Down House
Tune Up
Myles Davis
Turn Out the Stars
Virgo
Waltz for Debby
Well You Needn't
West Coast Blues
What Is This Thing Called Love
Cole Porter
When Sunny Gets Blue
Wish You Were Here
Work Song
TJ Brass
YYZ
Cover 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
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note Kensho Live Band will also travel to Bryn Mawr, Loma Linda, Highland, Mentone, Patton, San Bernardino, Colton, Grand Terrace, Moreno Valley, Moreno, Yucaipa, Calimesa, Riverside, Bloomington, March Air Force Base, Rialto, Rimforest, Running Springs, Blue Jay, Crest Park, Skyforest, Twin Peaks, Cedar Glen, Crestline, Green Valley Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Fontana, Perris, Rubidoux, Cedarpines Park.
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