Cognac Jazz knows exactly how to swing your gathering or lay back and provide classy ambience! New as a group (2017), but 50 years of gigging experience between us. Local to Washington DC, we're a jazz group that plays many of your favorite jazz favorites. Smooth, Sultry, Melodic, Jazz, and can swing with the best! Partial repertoire of your favorites includes: What a Wonderful World Beyond the Sea Mack the Knife All of Me It Had to be You Girl From Ipanema Misty Besame Mucho As Time Goes By Autumn Leaves La Vie en Rose. Many more.
Stanley Armstrong-Trumpet and Vocals
Paul Clarke-Keys and Vocal
Band lead, Steve, was incredibly communicative prior to booking the event, and also after booking. The day of, all band members arrived in a timely manner, were professionally dressed and played a great set. They were accommodating to last minute song requests and nimble with run of show changes. If you're looking for a Jazz band, these are your guys!
Dear Cognac Jazz Band Members, Thank you so much for your amazing musical contribution to our memorial for our dear mother, grandmother and friend, Grace Berry, who died on May 3rd, 2020 and was honored with a celebration of her life on May 6th, 2020. Having a live jazz band of your caliber, was exactly what we wanted in terms of creating an atmosphere of lightness and joy. Our Mom loved music and would have loved you guys. It makes me smile just thinking of that day, which is remarkable, given how difficult it was to let her go. She was an exceptional, quirky and fun person. Thank you for your professionalism and your respect and your willingness to perform so last minute in such hard times. I can't thank you enough!
Most Sincerely, Cindy Berry
I heard the Cognac Jazz Band on October 19, 2019, when I was a guest of friends at Arleigh Burke. I was really impressed with their high quality and the versatility of their music. A good time red was had by all! I hope to see them again soon.
They have played for our Senior Living Community a few times and every time the performance is amazing! They spend tons of times preparing and setting up for the best ambiance! The sound is amazing! I had residents come out of their room once they heard their music when they never leave their room! Amazing! Recommend highly!
Price Range: $700 to $5000
Phone Number: Call
Past Booked Events
|February 25, 2022 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Corporate Event|
|September 11, 2021 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 06, 2020 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 12, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Private Event|
|January 05, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Private Event|
Influences & Inspiration
Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Benny Golson, Charlie Parker, many others.