Jon was very professional, and the music was terrific. Highly recommend.
SIX unique professional live bands are available, all featuring young, energetic pro-musicians on the scene in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara! All groups and the DJ perform on a top-of-the-line JBL/Crown PRX500 series PA system, complete with professional sound engineer, LED lighting and effects and professional quality microphones.
the Jazz Quartet/Quintet: The JSH JAZZ ENSEMBLE features tenor sax, guitar and/or piano, stand-up bass and drums. Playing all the greats from across the map of jazz. Sophisticated, swingin', funky and fun. Please see the website for pictures, audio demos and tune list. Can also be expanded to include trumpet, trombone and male jazz vocalist.
New Motown/Blues/Soul set for dancing to old-school classics with the expanded band and 3 vocalists! 7-9 piece group plays hits from Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, the Beatles, James Brown, Otis Redding, BB King, Smokey Robinson, Al Green, etc. Awesome top-40/modern pop set for the dance party as well!
the Jazz Trio: The JSH JAZZ TRIO is the perfect small jazz group to entertain for your cocktail party and/or dinner hour or when space is an issue but the entertainment is still very important to the success of the event! Featuring LA pianist Kevin Su Fukagawa, this tight, lyrical trio plays jazz from all the great composers and artists. Additional mp3 demo tracks available upon request!
the Rock/Funk/Dance/80's Band: nothing like a seriously talented ROCK band to get your event kickin'! The STIR FATHER band features four alternating lead singers, for maximum variety, two guitarists, tasty keyboards, electric bass and drums. Excellent female vocalist/percussionist can be added for more variety and energy! Please see the website for pics, audio demo, video clips and tune list! Youtube links to videos upon request. Full 3-man horn section (trumpet, tenor sax, trombone) can be added to make a 9-piece ultimate party band!
the Classic rock/Blues/Country band: the Vineyard Byrds are a great band for the blues and country loving crowd! Also featuring two alternating lead singers, we can do everything from Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney and Stevie Ray Vaughn up to the Doors, Beatles, ZZ Top and Elvis. Tenor sax or violin/fiddle available to expand the sounds of the band! Audio demo and photo gallery posted on the website; video available upon request. New harmonica player/singer/acoustic guitarist available for some more twang!
the Old-School Instrumental Funk band: Funker and a Cool is a groovy, hip and funk quartet featuring organ/rhodes, electric guitar, electric bass and drums. Playing super fun funky jams from the likes of the Meters, Booker T and MGs, Al Green, the New Mastersounds, Herbie Hancock and Grant Green, to name a few. Amazing tenor sax player also available to add to the mix!
Also available are: Jazz Guitar duo (for cocktails and/or dinner), Classical/Flamenco style Guitarist (for ceremony, cocktails, and/or dinner), Classical Pianist, Harpist, String Trio or Quartet, Hawaiian Band or Solo Hawaiian Musician, etc. etc. etc. Please contact JSH Music Productions for specifics about adding these great performers into the mix.
UC Santa Barbara music school graduate Jon Harris, owner and founder of JSH Music, plays drums in and leads all of the live groups AND provides the DJ/MC services for your event. He adds his personal touch to each and every event. Jon will coordinate with you to select the live music setlist and the DJ playlist that will make your event a major success. JSH Music features a top-of-the-line JBL/Crown PRX500 PA system with great mics and lights. Being heard crisply and clearly, without having to blow the audience's eardrums out, is our goal, and this PA system delivers! Jon and JSH Music Productions are fully insured with up to 1 million dollars in liability insurance for each and every gig.
Full service wedding and event entertainment is now easy to find in Santa Barbara County and will travel most anywhere in California!