Drawing on his vast network of local musicians, Minneapolis drummer Jeffrey Dunitz created Jazz Front in 2005. Vince Hyman, an accomplished pianist/vibraphonist adds his dynamic and unique style to all the music Jazz Front plays. The group is rounded out by bassists Eric Graham, Brian Roessler, F. Michael Miller and Harry Pontiff (as available), and Jeffrey's network of other vocalists and instrumentalists to assemble a top-notch team of musicians for any performance. While 90% of the gigs Jazz Front plays are weddings and corporate parties, this is not a "wedding band" or "cocktail act" per se. Jazz Front is a serious jazz group, who happen to be available for private engagements. As Jeffrey likes to say "we bring the jazz club to you".
Miles Davis, Coltrane, Bill Evans, Luis Bonfa, Joao Gilberto, Chet Baker, Charlie Parker, Chick Corea, Wes Montgomery, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 300 minutes
Jazz Front plays tasteful jazz in a variety of styles. We're comfortable and effective as either mainstage entertainment at a big event like a street festtival, or as subtle background music at a cocktail hour. Throw a party, and we'll turn it into the best jazz club in town, if that's what you're after!
We're a simple and flexible band to accomodate. We need about a 10x10 area to set up in, with normal (120V@15A) power. For outdoor gigs, we really like a tent of some sort, to keep us out of the sun and rain.
Jazz Standards from the 40's, 50's, 60's and newer tunes, as well as original compositions.
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Private Party, Restaurant, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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