Classy and classic sophisticated jazz
Price Range: $500 and up
Gig Length: 45 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, Russian, Hungarian - Spoken By Our Trumpet Player
What to Expect
Our full group is a quintet: voice, piano, guitar, bass and trumpet/flugelhorn.
However, we also perform as a duo (voice and piano or voice and guitar), a trio (voice, piano and bass or voice, guitar and bass), a quartet (voice, piano, bass and guitar) or - for larger concerts, a sextet (voice, piano, guitar, bass, trumpet and drums)
Our sound is 1960s night club-style, classic jazz - Elegant, sophisticated and stylish. We're perfect for high-end cocktail or dinner parties, brunches, museum and gallery openings. We are also perfect for jazz festivals and jazz clubs where the bar for quality music is set high.
Musician and visual artist June Bisantz has co-written and produced several collections of vocal jazz, all of which have received national and international airplay.
She has performed and recorded with distinguished jazz musicians including Steve Swallow, Bob Moses, Paul Brown, Lew Soloff, Jerry Neiwood, Mike Stern and Will Lee. Reviews and articles about her work include People Magazine, USA Today, Downbeat Magazine,Jazziz Magazine, New York Newsday, the Boston Herald, Boston Globe, Hartford Courant, Connecticut Magazine and the New York Native.
Her most recent release, “It’s Always You”, is a Chet Baker inspired CD featuring both familiar and obscure Baker songs spanning the course of his fascinating career. Bisantz has toured Japan and South Korea multiple times with the Chet Baker Project and is scheduled to return in 2018.
Bisantz currently performs, records and tours with guitarist and composer Norman Johnson and Russian-born jazz/classical pianist and arranger Alex Nakhimovsky.
Bisantz and Nakhimovsky are currently in the studio with "Love's Tango" a collection of their own compositions, romantic in style, with classical overtones and Brazilian rhythms. The finished CD is scheduled for release in Spring 2018.
Ms. Bisantz is also a visual artist whose work has been shown in galleries and museums nationally and internationally. She is currently Professor Emeritus, Department of Art & Art History, Eastern Connecticut State University, Windham, CT.
Additional Booking Notes
While we are equipped to bring our own sound and keyboard, we prefer sound to be in place, and a real piano is not only preferred, but important to our sound. Guitar and bass players generally bring their own amps.
Past Booked Events
|April 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Tokyo, Japan|
Let’s Get Lost (swing)
For Heaven’s Sake
The Shadow of Your Smile (latin)
There’s A Lull in My Life
Quiet Nights (latin)
I Fall in Love Too Easily
Little Girl Blue
Someone To Light Up My Life (latin)
There Will Never Be Another You (swing)
Like Someone in Love
I’ve Never Been In Love Before
I Wish You Love (swing)
The Look of Love (latin)
My Funny Valentine
You’re Driving Me Crazy (swing)
Everything Happens To Me
Only Trust Your Heart (latin)
How Long Has This Been Going On (blues)
The More I See You (swing)
When Sunny Gets Blue (latin)
Come Rain or Come Shine (blues)
|Gabor Viragh||Trumpet & Flugelhorn|
Influences & Inspiration
At the moment, the vocal work of Chet Baker is an important influence for us. However, we're working on a new recording project featuring Brazilian music, so I would say Bossa Nova is also a big influence right now.
As stated above - sound system, mics and a piano is ideal.
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