So What Kombo

Why book So What Kombo?

So what?... is a Santa Barbara, CA Jazz Quartet, Guitar-Sax-Bass-Drums, We've been on the SB Scene Since 2000 serving-up a kool blend of jazz Standards and Smooth Jazz with a twist of R&B and Funk... So What? Provides Entertainment for Special Events, Private Parties, Weddings, Clubs, Community and Corporate Events… We can also provide a Duo, or add Vocalist, Keyboard or other musicians for Special Occasions... depending on your needs... We offer you a diverse choice of entertainment from background music, cocktail jazz to your favorite funky dance tunes... Contact us for pricing and availability and let us help you make plans to Jazz-Up Your Next Event... THX sowhatkombo

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"So Why" choose anyone else??

For our French theme, the band found us a "chanteuse" to sing in French. The music was danceable for the cocktail hour and was soft through the dinner service. Perfect ! I have used this groups many times and reccommend them to friends.

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Reviewer: Patricia D.
Organization: SB Symphony League
Event: Fundraiser in Santa Barbara, CA
Event Date: Oct 21, 2011
Hired As: Jazz Band

WOW!!

Ken and So What Kombo were GREAT! THeir sound was wonderful and fun, they were on time, respectful, engaging. Our guests loved the music. I would definitely hire them again and refer So What Kombo! Thank you all for helping make our event a hugge success!

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Reviewer: Marisa P.
Organization: Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara
Event: Corporate Event in Santa Barbara, CA
Event Date: Feb 20, 2013
Hired As: Jazz Band

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 300 minutes
  • Fee: $150 - $1500
  • Languages: English, French, Persian

Overview

Great Music & Entertainment to fit the Occasion !!!
We Usually Play as a Quartet... Sax - GT - Bass - Drums...
But also Add Piano &/or Vocalist as needed...
We also often Play as a Duo (GT / SX) or trio (GT / SX / BS)
for Many Weddings, Happy Hour / Background Music & Special Events...

Additional Booking Notes

We have a Public Address System & Microphones available on request

So What Kombo

We are a Jazz Quartet... Sax, Guitar, Bass & Drums... We also play events as Duo or Trio & can add Vocalist or other instruments... Keyboard or Trumpet, as needed... We've been a working Group of Musicians in Santa Barbara since 2000... There are many talented local musicians we've played with over the years and we often use them to help fill your musical requests. AFTER you contact us for an event.. We'll complete an agreement / contract to make sure all the details are covered & On The Day Of The EVENT, We'll show up early to make sure everythings in order, Set-up our equipment to be ready for Countdown to Provide entertainment to help you Celebrate your Special Occasion...

The team providing the talent:

Jon Anderson

Saxes... Soprano, Alto & Tenor

Ken Griffith

Guitar

Jeffery Peterson

Bass

John Mornault

Drums

Chris Mchugh

Drums

Armand Renga

Bass

Set List

We Have over 150 Songs on our set list... We'll Mix them all up to make your next party a Special Memorable event...Including, Classic Jazz Standards, Current Smooth Jazz Hits, Funky Dance Songs and lots of Great Classic R&B Hits...

We've also worked out many new songs for several special events...
i.e... French Music / Bastille Day Party... Roaring 20's Music / Great Gatsby Event ... and Many Special Wedding Song Requests...

Let us know what you'd like to hear at your next special event !!!

YOU CAN LISTEN to SOME SAMPLES of our MUSIC on... www.SOWHATKOMBO.com

PARTIAL SONG LIST

[SWING TUNES]
A foggy Day
All Blues
A Night in Tunisia
All the Things You Are
Alone Together
Autumn leaves
Beautiful Love
Billy’s Bounce
Blue Monk
Bluesette
Blues for Alice
Bye Bye Blackbird
Ceora
Confirmation
Days of Wine & Roses
Dolphin Dance
Fly Me to the Moon
Footprints
Four
Green dolphin
In Walked Bud
Invitation
Jeannine
Jersey Bounce
Joyspring
Just Friends
Jumping With Symphony Sid
Killer Joe
Lullaby of Birdland
Night & Day
Night Train
Ornithology
Satin Doll
Serenade to a Cuckoo
Solar
So What
Stella
Stolen Moments
Straight no Chaser
Sugar
Summertime
Tenor Madness
That’s All
There Will Never be Another U
Turnaround
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Well You Needn’t
Work Song
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[LATIN & BOSSA TUNES]
Besame Mucho
Black Orpheus
Blue bossa
Dindi
Forrest Flower
Gift (the)
Girl from Ipanema
Groovin High
Groovy Samba
Little Boat
Little Sunflower
Meditation
Morning Dance
Once I loved
Recordame
Saint Thomas
Shadow of Your Smile
Shaker Song
Speak Low
Summer Samba
Sweet Happy Life
Tangerine
Triste
Watch What Happens
Wave
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[BALLADS]
East of the Sun
Good Morning Heartache
I Thought About You
Love for Sale
Misty
Moonlight in Vermont
My Funny Valentine
When I Fall In Love
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[FUNKY TUNES]
Cantaloupe Island
Cold Duck Time
Comin’ Home
Isn’t She Lovely
I Wish
Make Me A Memory
Masquerade
Mercy Mercy Mercy
My Cherie Amour
Pick-up the Pizzas
Song for My Father
Spooky
Sunny
Watermelon Man
Winelight
(for complete list check our website)

Influences & Inspiration

We Have all played in a variety of Jazz Bands... Big Bands & Combo's for many years... also bands Playing Rock & Roll, R&B, Funk, Top 40, Latin & many other styles. We have a wide range of music we've all played & we try to mix it into our performances... to create our own mix of jazz with a twist of...?

Setup Requirements

We usually only Require convenient access to Electric power for most events... But Can also provide Battery Amplification for special Outdoor events...

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