Jan and Lou were great! I highly recomment them. They made a great suggestion for the type of band to use, they played all my requests and even learned a song they had never heard of for my occassion. I hired them for a 60th Wedding Anniversary party. Everyone loved them and we hope to hire them again for another party in the future. You won't be disappointed.
"Lou Borelli Octet" plays mostly original arrangements from the Dave Pell Octet, one of the bands credited with the creation of the West Coast Jazz scene in the 1950's. Shorty Rogers and Marty Paich were the first arrangers to showcase the unique sound of this group. We are honored to play these arrangements as a tribute to Don Fagerquist, a Worcester born trumpet player, who went out to the West Coast to play with the great bands of his time. Lou Borelli Octet also has a variety of arrangements which are very versatile for weddings, country clubs, corporate functions and other parties. The musicians in "Lou Borelli Octet" have also formed a Dixie Land Band called "Black Sheep Jazz Band" and a Klezmer Band called "Louie Lewis and the Klezmerbops". All three bands are available or some clients like the variety we can offer by hiring one band. Vocalists may also be added if desired.