MUSIC: Jazz, Swing, early Rock n' Roll, Classical. Vocals, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet.
SOLO, DUO, TRIO, QUARTET, QUINTET.
Quintet Instrumentation: Vocals/harmonies, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard. (bigger or smaller ensembles available depending on the event and budget).
*The Bill Shontz Band is highly versatile (see below)
*Have a favorite song list? Let us know. If there is enough lead time, they can do it.
*Lite DJ music. Although we are not a DJ band, we can incorporate certain requests throughout the evening.
*Classical Music: Recorders, Flutes, Clarinet, Guitar. Perfect for your wedding/reception
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
The key to any great performer is to add to the quality of the event.
Bill Shontz has that ability. If his role is background music, he understands and does a great job.
If it is a concert, he has the ability to command the audience and make the concert a "wow"
Throughout all of it is his great and infectious positive attitude and musicianship. He knows people and how and when and how much to entertain, always keeping a good and approachable attitude. Bill is always looking to make the event as good as it can be, but never compromising his musical standards. He only plays with the best musicians and the perfect music for the occasion.
He sings and plays Saxophone, Flute Clarinet and Recorders masterfully.
Bill Shontz is classically trained, has a masters degree in performance on woodwinds and is a masterful singer.
For many years he was one half of the internationally acclaimed RosenShontz.
He has now returned to his roots and first love, Jazz. (although still very active in Kids and family music)
He now performs concerts, weddings and corporate functions for adults AND school shows, festivals etc. for children and families.
Common to both kinds of shows are his talent "...a master of woodwinds, literally..." and his infectious energy and ability to entertain the most sophisticated audiences.
Services for a wedding:
1. Processional and recessional music: Choose from classical, light jazz, specifically requested song(s).
2. Reception and/or dinner music: Light Jazz, light pop, requests
3. After Dinner Dance: Jazz, Rock n' Roll (with/without band), and later DJ with specific requests.
1. Light background music to add ambience to the social event. Quality music that never gets too loud for the real reason for the event (solo-quintet) followed by
2. Dance to get everyone up and feeling good.
ADULT CONCERTS: The Bill Shontz Quintet plays and sings original and jazz standards that will entertain even the most sophisticated audiences. Bill has performed in many venues such as Carnegie Hall, with symphony orchestras, the Today Show, Live with Regis and Kathy Lee show and MUCH more. His albums have sold over 750,000 copies, have gleaned over 25 national awards and an Emmee nomination,
KIDS AND FAMILY SHOWS: Bill is a master at entertaining any audience especially kids and families. He has performed at literally thousands of schools, concert halls, with symphony orchestras around the world. As one half of the group RosenShontz he was the top selling children's group in the United States, appearing at Disneyland, Knottsberry Farm, for the Boston Red Sox. It goes on and on.
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Additional Booking Notes
A technical rider is discussed for each show.
Most of the time, Bill brings his own sound system and needs little more than electricity, water and a table.
For larger events, a stage plot and technical requirements are sent to and discussed with, the sound company well in advance of the performance.
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Influences & Inspiration
Tony Bennett, Benny Goodman, Elvis Presley, Simon and Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin, Paul Desmond, Bing Crosby, Blood Sweat and Tears, many many more.
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