The Kent Anderson Collective

Jazz Band from Park Ridge, IL - Will travel up to 45 miles
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$325 - $850 per event
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About
Please allow me to introduce THE KENT ANDERSON COLLECTIVE – we are a music group comprised of exceptional musicians, music industry executives and educators all having a stellar reputation in the Chicago music scene.

Individually and collectively we have performed jazz, blues, rock, soul, funk, pop, show tunes and just about every style of music from coast to coast and around the world. Featured on electric and double bass - Kent Anderson, has been in involved in nearly every facet of music; as record executive, producer, educator and musician. A graduate with a performance degree on Double Bass, he has served as a member of big bands & orchestras, a regional rock band, a jazz fusion band in Minneapolis and pit orchestras for numerous American and National touring companies. For 17 years Frankie Donaldson toured the world as the drummer for Ramsey Lewis and has mentored many well-known jazz musicians throughout his career. Keyboardist Bill Giardini has performed in blues and rock bands, trios, show bands and has opened shows for Albert King, Buddy Miles and Willie Dixon.

In addition to the three core members of The Collective, the group enlists the assistance of additional talented musicians appropriate for a particular situation, setting or request. For example, should you request a vocalist, we can provide you with a professional male or female singer. To augment the group, when in town and not out on tour, our longtime friend and guitarists extraordinaire – Gerey Johnson provides additional funk and soul. Gerey's credits include: Boney James, Marcus Miller, Brian Culbertson, Steve Cole, Richard Elliott to name a few. And when the addition of a saxophone is appropriate, the group adds any one of the top tenor saxophone players in Chicago to The Collective.

We believe the music we will provide will be ideal and just what you are looking for your wedding reception. A typical set list spans the gamut of numerous genres, generations and styles including Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Blues and R&B. The songs we perform include many well-known classic tunes covering such diverse artists as: Grover Washington, Jr., David Sanborn, George Benson, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Peggy Lee, Amy Winehouse, Ray Charles and Ramsey Lewis. You can access our bios and new music on our website. We are cognizant at all times of the audience and musical vibe that we create to add a classic exclamation point to your wedding, anniversary, birthday party or corporate event. We deliver the perfect blend of your favorite music, incorporating professional musicianship and stage presence into a dynamic and engaging performance. Your audience and guests will find our music familiar and entertaining the entire evening.

The KENT ANDERSON COLLECTIVE specializes in providing dazzling performances of your favorite Jazz / Smooth Jazz / Swing / Latin / Motown and R&B music and is adaptable to any situation. Whether the event calls for background or foreground music, this is the group to hire.

We're always willing to chat on the phone or meet to discuss specific requests and answer any questions you may have.

Thank you,
Kent

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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I hired the Kent Anderson Collective for a family party and it could not have been a better choice. He was accomodating and very communicative to make sure we were on the same page for the event. The event was outdoors for a group of about 25 and the band was perfect as high-quality and fun background music. The players were all quite talented and a joy to have. Would highly recommend!

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The Kent Anderson Collective’s Response:

Dear Jacqueline; It was a pleasure providing music for your party, and we truly appreciated the hospitality shown us. The outdoor setting on the lake coupled with your attendees appreciation for the music provided an inspiring background for our afternoon performance. Thanks again for the opportunity, and pleased to know you and your guests had as much fun as we did providing music for your event. Kind regards, Kent

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Holiday Party

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The Kent Anderson Collective was a huge hit at our community (i.e., casual corporate) holiday party! Kent was a pleasure to work with; the band arrived on time and was professional, accommodating, and very entertaining. Our guests were raving about the live music throughout the entire evening, as well as the next day. I would highly recommend this group for your next event.

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The Kent Anderson Collective’s Response:

Dear Laura; Thank you for selecting us for your corporate holiday party. We had an excellent time, enjoyed your facility, guests and an additional thank you for the hospitality. I hope we have an opportunity to return for you next event - if not we'll see you again next Christmas! All the best, Kent

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Affirmation
George Benson
The In Crowd
Ramsey Lewis
Girl From Ipanema
Astrud Gilberto/Stan Getz/Jobim
Just The Two Of Us
Bill Withers/Grover Washington
Killer Joe
Benny Golson
All Of Me
Jazz Standard
Moondance
Van Morrison
Corcovado
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Walk On By
Dionne Warwick
You Are The Sunshine Of Life
Stevie Wonder
Stormy Monday
BB King/Allman Brothers
Take The A Train
Duke Ellington
All Blues
Miles Davis
On Broadway
George Benson
Happy
Pharrell
Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers
Cold Duck Times
Eddie Harris
Mr. Magic
Grover Washington
Four
Miles Davis
Mercy Mercy Mercy
CannonbalAdderley/Joe Zawinul
Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
Peggy Lee/Lyle Lovett
Solar
Mile Davis
Green Onions
Booker T & The MGs
Cantaloupe Island
Herbie Hancock
Sugar
Stanley Turrentine
Watermelon Man
Herbie Hancock
So What
Miles Davis/Bill Evans
Wade In The Water
Ramsey Lewis
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington
Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra
I Feel The Earth Move
Carole King
At Last
Etta James
Fever
Peggy Lee
How High The Moon
Ella Fitzgerald
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
Teach Me Tonight
Amy Winehouse
Song For My Father
Horace Silver
Valerie
Amy Winehouse
You Know I'm No Good
Amy Winehouse
The Look Of Love
Dusty Springfield
Misty
Ella Fitzgerald
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Dusty Springfield
Sugar
David Sanborn
You Don't Own Me
Leslie Gore
What The World Need Needs Now
Jackie DeShannon
Tears Dry On Their Own
Amy Winehouse
Don't Know Way
Norah Jones
Winelight
Grover Washington
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Cupid
Sam Cooke/Amy Winehouse
Someone To Watch Over Me
Jazz Standard
Mariann
Ray Charles
Chill Out
John Lee Hooker/Santana
Sugar Sweet
Muddy Waters
I'd Rather Go Blind
Etta James
One Note Samba
Antonio Carlos Jobim
All About The Bass (Jazz Version)
Meghan Trainor
Cupid
Amy Winehouse
L-O-V-E
Nat King Cole
Blues Band
Jazz Band
Swing Band
R&B Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Wedding 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
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note The Kent Anderson Collective will also travel to Chicago, Des Plaines, Niles, Golf, Morton Grove, Norridge, Glenview, Schiller Park, Skokie, Forest Park, Franklin Park, Glenview Nas, Lincolnwood, River Grove, Bensenville, Carol Stream, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights.
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