JMS Jazz is the latest offering from bassist John Shaughnessy. Live jazz and light pop for your wedding ceremony, cocktail or reception, Corporate event, Private event, music club etc. as background music or a featured artist. We are able to perform as a two piece band up to a full jazz band with horns, depending on your needs and budget.
John is an award winning bassist with decades of experience in the music industry performing Jazz, R&B and Pop music. Let JMS Jazz make your next event extra special.
JMS Jazz arrived early, were well dressed and the consummate professionals. After a short time at the birthday celebration, guest we’re approaching me and inquiring about where I found such a great band. Everyone immensely enjoyed the music and the song selection was exactly what I wanted. They were easy going, accommodating and all around lovely. You can’t go wrong with them. I can sing their praises all day and night!
My daughter wanted a simple jazz band to play at her wedding reception, and JMS Jazz exceeded our expectations. They were great to work with, had a good choice of songs, and gave us exactly what we were looking for.
We had JMS Jazz play at our wedding and they were amazing! Great music and very professional, we heard amazing feedback for the music from our guests too. Communication during the planning process was also great, John was very patient and professional while we were figuring our the details of the event. All and all I'm so happy we chose JMS to play for us, if you are looking for some fun yet sophisticated music for your event, I 100% recommend them!!
JMS ( John etc all) were just first class. They helped quickly and efficiently, communicated well and we were able to get exactly what we needed. They were on time and as described. Such good musicians and so much fun. They were just what we were looking for on our special day. Would absolutely do it again!
This was exactly what we were looking for — a great and friendly band that plays on point. Made our event better in every way. Thanks
Price Range: $650-2050+
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
JMS Jazz is one of Charlotte NC’s top jazz groups. We able to play jazz, latin and light pop in "background music" environments such as cocktail parties, wedding or corporate cocktail events, rehearsal dinners, public or private club functions, or any event that needs a touch of class and sophistication.
We require a minimal stage footprint, and are able to set up and break down quickly, making your event transitions seamless.
JMS Jazz can be configured or most client requirements or budgets - from a duo to a full band with horns and vocals. Vocalist options are offered as well. Please inquire for details.
We are willing to work with you to make your event special.
JMS Jazz is the latest offering from veteran bassist John Shaughnessy. Live jazz and light pop for your wedding ceremony, cocktail or reception, Corporate event, Private event, music club etc. as background music or a featured artist. We are able to perform as a two piece band up to a full jazz band with horns, depending on your needs and budget.
John is an award winning bassist with decades of experience in the music industry performing Jazz, R&B and Pop music. The musicians involved with JMS Jazz have decades of experience playing on stages all over the world.
Let JMS Jazz make your next event extra special.
Additional Booking Notes
For most gigs, our performance needs are pretty simple:
1) we require a level and dry performance area. if performing outdoors, we need to be on a raised stage or hard surface such as a concrete patio. For safety reasons, we can't perform on grass or uneven surfaces.
2) if performing outdoors, we prefer the area to be covered. if this is not possible access to a portable tent is required in the event of inclement weather.
3) we require access to a 120v powered outlet for our exclusive use, a reasonable (less than 20') distance from the stage.
5) while we are able to move easily, multiple setup/breakdowns on the same day will incur a fee for each instance past the initial site.
6) If the event will be large enough to require additional sound reinforcement (ie more than 100 guests) please contact John for sound and space requirements.
7) for certain jobs, vendor meals may need to be included as part of the contract.
Other than that, we are self contained, with a small footprint and easy setup and breakdown
NOTE: Unless specifically contracted, JMS Jazz travels with personal amplification only, and does not travel with a PA system or microphones available for public use.
*We DO however offer a "PA add-on option" for announcements, speeches, background music, etc.; please contact for quote.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 18, 2021 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 12, 2022 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Cocktail Party|
Past Booked Events
|September 11, 2021 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||Birthday Party|
|May 16, 2021 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 01, 2021 • 1:30pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 18, 2020 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|January 11, 2020 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|October 20, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
Influences & Inspiration
Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra
flat, dry stage area
access to 120v power outlet for our exclusive use, less than 20' from the stage area
covered stage area if performing outdoors