Jazz and swing music with a 5-10 piece swing band featuring music selections from the 1920's through the 1970's. Over 2, 000 song repertoire with over 500 vocal jazz and easy listening tunes. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Great band for events ranging from corporate dinner functions, speakeasy themed events and vintage themed wedding receptions.
Price Range: $600 - $8000
Gig Length: 15 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Insurance: $100,000 - optional
What to Expect
A professional black tie quality jazz band that can dress vintage and spice up any event with those themes.
We are a 5-10 piece jazz band that has been performing and wowing audiences since 1997 while the singer and a trombonist were in college for music. The band has shared the stage with many great jazz legends and Shannon Cherry as recently as early 2018 has been performing in New York City, Boston, Orlando, Cocoa Beach and Nashville at internationally acclaimed venues. The band is a male singer (Shannon "Chief" Cherry) who's repertoire includes Frank Sinatra, Johnny Hartman, Billy Eckstine, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and also plays saxophones and other reed instruments. They have two female singers that sing solos on famously recorded songs by Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald as well as provide harmonized backup vocals and fashionable vintage glitz and glamour to the show. A full rhythm section with piano, string bass and drums as well as a 3-5 piece horn section is also included. Here is a review of this band by Miles Davis' brother, Joseph Haynes Davis who had just heard a mostly instrumental set:
On the local/Central Florida music scene, there is no straight jazz group that can touch the Chief Cherry Group out of Brevard County. They’re out of control. I first heard them at Lafayette’s Music Room at Pointe Orlando in August 2016 when I was a 9th Judicial Circuit Candidate running for office (the same night our campaign qualified for the November 8, 2016 general election). Chief Cherry and His Red Beans & Rice is led by multi-reed player Shannon Cherry and their musical repertoire includes all of the Rat Pack stuff, Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Wayne Shorter, Lou Donaldson, and many more. This is real music! And they cannot be touched!
Additional Booking Notes
We can provide all staging, sound and lights if needed for additional fees.
Influences & Inspiration
Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Johnny Hartman, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Michael Buble, Harry Connick, Jr.
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