Now, many people in this day and age are going to be thinking: why hire a jazz trio? What makes this kind of a group special? Well, to start, a jazz ensemble can play at any volume. Want something loud and exciting? We can do that. Want something quieter and toned-down? No problem! A jazz band is one of the most versatile musical groups you will ever hear. And if that’s not enough, we take up very little space, so we will not be a physical nuisance. While larger ensembles take up a whole walking area, a trio is small enough to fit in the corner of the room. This allows us to safely and comfortably delight our audiences.
We have highly-qualified and experienced band-members. Kathy Sander, our pianist and musical director, has performed with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Liberace and Dionne Warwick. She has also performed in several pit orchestras including Miss Saigon, Dusty, Phantom of the Opera and Mamma Mia. Our bassist Bryan Pearson has performed on BBC Broadcasting as well as with the show bands on the MV Mercury, The Diamond Princess and the Star Princess. In addition to playing bass, he also can sing and play piano. When featuring a saxophone player, we alternate from a few of the area’s most in-demand saxophone players, depending on availability. Every player we bring in is top-notch!
We are flexible with personnel, offering a wide range of services. Putting together a duo or even a solo performer can be done. If you wanted a saxophone trio for your event, that could be arranged. A good saxophone trio can make a tremendous difference in the quality of your event. It adds that extra panache that very few other groups can give. The saxophone is probably the most commonly-heard horn in music, and when you add that to your event you have a classic sound. The saxophone can project extremely well if necessary, but can also play very softly with a sexy undertone. This is why you so often hear the saxophone during love scenes in movies. There is literally nothing the saxophone cannot do. Couple that with a couple of the most versatile rhythm section players you can find and this will be one of the best groups you’ve heard. The definition of a successful jazz trio hire.
The versatility of our group is also evident. We are able to play more elegant events but manage to also be open to a range of other possibilities. Jazz works quite well for a barbecue or other more casual functions, which is part of its charm. It also allows you to relax and not worry about the quality of your music. It takes a tremendous level of musicianship to play jazz, and jazz musicians are some of the most flexible musicians out there. This is because an incredible amount of knowledge is required to play jazz, and that includes being able to master other styles of music such as rock, pop, funk and much more. So while you may initially be making a Brisbane jazz hire, you could end up hiring a band that can cover all different kinds of material with ease.
Did we mention that a jazz trio is also very affordable? You do not have to pay nearly as many people as with a larger ensemble. Though large ensembles are fine options, those who may want a more affordable option are often left in the lurch. A trio helps to minimize that problem, being a friendly option to all budgets. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer a reasonably-priced service. For this reasonable price, we provide our own equipment, setup and can choose repertoire based on what you request. Don’t know exactly what you want? No problem at all, just tell us what kind of event you are putting together and we can create a set-list specifically-designed for you!
We are also very reasonable when it comes to travel. We are willing to go from a 200 km radius of our individual location for any given engagement. So, live a few dozen km away? No problem! We have the transportation to get to where you will need us. We also transport all of our gear with no issues whatsoever. We set up quickly and quietly and approach each event with the highest level of professionalism possible. We are very reliable and will show up to your event with plenty of time to spare. This will allow us to be as prepared as necessary to play our music for you. We routinely go above and beyond to make sure our clients are happy. We are happy to spend time talking with you prior to your event to make sure all of the details are properly-addressed.
All in all, we are considered Brisbane’s top jazz trio for a reason. We have a well-founded reputation based on performance and experience. In our mission to provide the best music we can, we have learned hundreds of songs. We also know how to make the most of each facet of performance. If your event is more low-key and you simply want background music, that is also absolutely no problem. We can play quietly while providing no distraction to anyone at your event. As top professional musicians in the area, we have done a lot and can easily adjust to whatever you need. Please consider us for your upcoming engagement. You will not regret it!