Blues by Five is a world-cass straight ahead jazz ensemble based in Seattle/Tacoma WA. Available for all functions including club dates, corporate and wedding events. We cater our repertoire to suit the clients needs. Be it swing jazz, background cocktail music, Latin or Brazilian Jazz, our goal is to provide the perfect music for each occasion.
We are long time jazz fans, and new these were the guys to hire in the Seattle area for our 50th wedding anniversary. Besides the wonderful jazz, they played some wonderful latin music for dancing, and all our guests had a fantastic evening.
Response from Blues by Five:
Thank you Miguel! We'll see you again for your next event!
We've been hiring jazz band for our annual hospital charity event for last 6 years. This year we hired Blues by Five. I'd have to say this group is the best jazz group we hired so far. They were professionally dressed and the music was perfect background to our event. We're hoping to hire them again next year.
I first heard the group play at the Triple Door Musiquarium in Seattle. My husband and I hired the band for our 50th Anniversary Bash. Wow, I was not disappointed. The band was very accommodating to our song requests and provided the perfect ambience for our party. Everyone at the party loved the group and we were so happy with the band's professionalism and quality. I highly recommend this band to anyone or group that appreciates great jazz.
These guys were great to work with. Fantastic look and presentation. Accommodated all our requests. We had some serious jazz fans as our guests and they were all impressed with these young artists. Best of luck and thank you for the fantastic event.
What to Expect
We are a group that is dedicated to performing the highest quality jazz every time we take the stage. Jazz is America's greatest art form and we follow in the tradition of the great masters of the music. We are able to cater our performance to the client and provide a sophisticated backdrop at a wedding event or take center stage and engage the audience in a concert hall.
Additional Booking Notes
We will provide our own amplification for acoustic stage sound
Upcoming Booked Events
|May 21, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Corporate Event|
Past Booked Events
|May 24, 2014||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
Sample Set List
1 Roy Allen Funk Jazz
2 Moontrane Modern Jazz/ Swing
3 Solar med swing
4 One Finger Snap fast swing
5 Doxy slow swing
6 Con Alma latin jazz
6 4 on 6 soul jazz
7 Straight no Chaser blues
8 Round Midnight slow ballad
9 Green Dolphin fast latin
10 Stablemates modern jazz
11 Oriental Folk Song slow swing
12 Cantaloupe Island soul jazz
|Trevor Pelletier||Acoustic Bass|
|Conor Apperson||Congas and Percussion|
|Marc Hager||Piano and Keyboards|
|Christian Smith||Jazz Guitar|
Influences & Inspiration
Classic Jazz Ensembles including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington
Brazilian Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto
Latin Jazz of Poncho Sanchez and Buena Vista Social Club
Funk/Fusion Jazz of Herbie Hancock and Roy Hargrove