Dave Jones plays almost every style of jazz: warm Stan Getz style Bossa Novas (Girl From Ipanema, Corcovado, etc.); American Songbook standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and others (It Had To Be You, etc.); "Gypsy Jazz" hits, such as After You've Gone and Sheik Of Araby; Basie and other big band swing and blues tunes like Route 66 and Cute; jazz standards made famous by Miles Davis and others (Four, Blue Bossa, Take Five); and Classic Jazz ("Dixieland") favorites such as When The Saints Go Marching In and St. Louis Blues.
Dave also performs with singer extraordinaire Shari Pol, and can provide you with a full jazz band (with actual live people)!
Dave has performed in the New England area, the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as in Mississippi. Recent clients include the Beau Rivage, IP, and Island View casinos; the Biloxi, Gulfport, Pass Christian and Bay Waveland Yacht Clubs; Gulf Coast Carnival Association and the Gulf Coast Chambers of Commerce. He's played with Mississippi musicians Eden Brent, John Horton, Knight Bruce, Raphael Semmes, Donnie Brown, Willie Willis, Dr. Gene Gaddy, Danny Enfante, Ray Zanders, Larry Keating and many others. References are available upon request.
Dave's major influences as a saxophonist have been Dexter Gordon, Charlie Rouse, Stan Getz, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Gene Ammons. He's also lectured on jazz and the lives and times of jazz musicians for both young people and adults.
Dave Jones: Leader and Saxophonist
Shari Pol: Vocalist
Dave's major influences as a saxophonist have been Dexter Gordon, Charlie Rouse, Stan Getz, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Gene Ammons.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 120 - 240 minutes
Dave plays from a library of over 600 American standards, Broadway tunes, early jazz, Latin jazz, Bossa Novas, BeBop, Blues and Ballads, all played close to the melody, and then improvised on in a captivating manner. Never too loud, and always with taste and a unique style.
Dave's business practices start with communication and honesty, doing what he promises, and delivering the goods with good humor!
Electricity (one 120v socket for solo or duo, two outlets for band))
As a solo act Dave needs about a 6' x 6' square area to set up in, with one electrical socket, and likes to be in with the people! All other music and tv sounds need to be off, and people need to have fun!
For a group gig (4 to 6 people) an area approximately 8' x 10' is needed. For a larger crowd (100 or more, dancing) a 1 foot high platform helps.
After You're Gone; Afternoon In Paris; All Of You; All The Things You Are; April In Paris; Autumn In New York; Autumn Leaves; Basin St Blues; Bewitched; A Bientot; Blue Bossa; Blue Room; Blues For Alice; Bluesette; Body And Soul; Boplicity; But Not For Me; Bye; Bye Blackbird; Call Me; Cherokee; Chicago; Close Your Eyes; Come Rain Or Shine; Corcovado; Cute; Days Of Wine And Roses; Desafinado; Dindi; Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me; Don't Blame Me; Doxy; Early Autumn; East Of The Sun; Easy To Love; Embraceable You; Falling In Love With Love; Flamingo; A Foggy Day; Fools Rush In; Footprints; Four; From This Moment On; Georgia On My Mind; Get Out Of Town; The Girl From Ipanema; Groovin' High; Have You Met Miss Jones; Here's That Rainy Day; I'll Remember April; I'm Getting Sentimental Over You; I've Got You Under My Skin; I Can't Get Started; I Concentrate On You; I Could Write A Book; I Get A Kick Out Of You; I Love You; I Mean You; I Thought About You; Ill Wind; In The Still Of The Night; Indiana; Isn't She Lovely; It Had To Be You; Jazz 'n' Samba; Jody Grind; Just Friends; Killer Joe; Laura; Let's Fall in Love; Limehouse Blues; Little Boat; Love For Sale; Lover Man; Maiden Voyage; Mambo Inn; A Man And A Woman; Mean to Me; Mercy, Mercy, Mercy; Misty; My Funny Valentine; The Nearness Of You; Night And Day; Now's The Time; Old Folks; On A Clear Day; On Green Dolphin Street; One Note Samba; Out Of Nowhere;
2010: 150 gigs
2011: 170 gigs
2012: 175 gigs
2013: 17 gigs (so far)
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Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casino, Christmas Party, Church Service, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Restaurant, Retreat, Reunion, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Workshop
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