Just Three is a jazz/smooth jazz trio based in the Greensboro and Winston Salem, NC area. They provide instrumental music that includes relaxed jazz standards, instrumental versions of pop songs and movie themes (Billy Jean, Happy, Pink Panther, etc.) and funky, dance-able smooth jazz. Being just a trio allows them to have a small footprint, good volume control, and affordable rates. All three musicians in the group are highly experienced and dependable professionals with a friendly, courteous demeanor.
Musicians arrived promptly and began playing on time. Music selections were perfect for our party! Communication was stellar throughout the booking process and during the event, too. Thanks, Andy!
Response from Just3:
Thank you Christie! Glad you were happy with the music.
We were looking for a fun, funky, jazzy vibe and Just3 was exactly what we were looking for! Not only did we thinking they were going to be a great sound for our Grand opening event for our apartment community, we even had the guests tell us how great of a band they were for the night. They were worth every penny and we would recommend and ask them back to another event!
Working with Just 3 was easy as can be. We hired them for music at our wedding. Not only did they learn a few songs for us and play them at EXACTLY the right time, they were just plain fun! With jazz music in the background for dinner and some fun dancing music later, we could not have asked for a better band!
Just 3 could not have been any better. From the beginning of the booking through the months of planning to the end of the night on our special day! Andy always responded to my questions and concerns in a timely manner and was very accommodating with song requests. The band kept everyone one entertained throughout the evening with our guests ranging in ages from 2-70. We couldn't have been happier! Will definitely use Just 3 again if ever need for an event!!!
Response from Just3:
Thanks Stacey, we had a nice time playing for you all. Congrats and best wishes to you.
Just3 is the perfect name for this band, because it only takes three when a band has so much collective talent. No one plays over anyone else, and they all carry their weight. Just3 was very responsive, reading the mood of our crowd perfectly. They adjusted each set with a range of covers (multiple decades) mixed with great original pieces. We live in New York, but if we ever plan another event in NC, Just3 will be the first group that we call.
Response from Just3:
Thanks Gail, glad to hear you enjoyed it. We had a great time playing for you guys.
We had Just3 play for us at Millstone Creek Orchards in Ramseur, NC .... they were awesome, entertaining, and played long into the night ... we can't wait to have them visit us again !!!! Book them now ... you will not be disappointed ....
Response from Just3:
Thanks for the kind review Nick and Beverly! We enjoyed playing at your event and would be glad to return.
Last evening (8/9/14) I got to hear Just3 at Millstone Creek Orchards, which is located at:
506 Parks Crossroads Church Ramseur, NC 27316
(AWESOME place! If you have never been there, you should go and take your kids! Check their website to see more about them:
I have seen this band before, but they were even better this time. They play a unique set sprinkled with themes from TV shows, jazz standards and their own jazz adaptations of more recent pop songs. Both times I saw them the audience had a lot of fun trying to match the theme song to the name of the TV show. I am a musician, and to my ear, these guys are far more skilled at their instruments than ANY of the other bands I've seen that have members their age. In fact, it is good to see young people reviving Jazz and giving it a new direction.
Last time I rated these guys as a 4, because I was thinking that 5 should be reserved for the well-known pros. But I did them an injustice, because Gigsalad reviews are meant to compare local bands. In that context, they deserve 5s across the board.
They aren't too loud, their music is tasteful and fun... perfect for any audience, but especially suited to intimate settings like vineyards, orchards, church functions, private parties, corporate functions, restaurants, jazz festivals, campgrounds, community pools etc etc.
I will make it a point to see these guys again. I can wholeheartedly recommend them to any venue looking for a jazz band, and to any jazz patron who wants to hear some well-played jazz.
Just 3 Jazz WOWED our guests at our May 31st Sisyphus Saturday. Raymond Brooks and his band have great chemistry together, and that is translated in to the music they play. Just 3 Jazz are phenomenal performers and kept things going to the very end.
Raymond and the band were complete professionals. They were prompt with any queries, prompt in set-up, and most importantly, engaging in their interaction with our guests. Just 3 Jazz will be regulars at our Sisyphus Saturday Series!
I heard Just3 at Zimmerman Vineyards summer music series events on May 31 2014 ...http://www.zimmermanvineyards.net/#/calendar/4584729564
I rate this band as a solid "4" all around, because in my mind a rating of 5 would be reserved for the legends like Pat Metheny and other well known published acts. These guys are local NC musicians, but they are VERY good, well worth taking time to see them. The only reason I didn't rate them as a 5 is because they aren't famous yet. But, there's still time. (Come see them while you can still afford the tickets)
I just wanted to say thank you to such an awesome band. These guys are great to work with and a joy to hear play. we hope to work with you guys in the near future!
My name is Jon Carter. I am the owner of Ten Ten House of Jazz Rhythm & Blues located in Danville Virginia. Just3 performed for us on Saturday, March 1. Very simply, if you don’t hire these guys to play for you…. you will have missed something special. These three talented musicians have a smooth, funky jazz sound that had everyone in the entire house, bopping, closing their eyes and feeling the music. My kitchen staff even cut off the loud, grille hood choosing to breathe smoke, just so they could listen to these wonderful musicians. They were on point in every facet…professional, on time, quietly set up without interruption and most importantly…they rocked the house. They gave us a variety of sounds, mellow and smooth as well as great dance music. In fact, these guys played a Grover Washington selection that sounded as if Grover Washington himself were playing…I think that says it all. I’ve already booked them to perform for us again in April and I will continue to bring them back as long as they are available. Trust me…..you will not go wrong with Just3.
I held a holiday party at my home and Just3 proved to be just enough. Although the space was small, the group was more than able to adapt. The fellows did not over play each other, and they maintained an appropriate sound level. They delivered a good selection of jazz as well as some familiar holiday songs, which my guests really appreciated, and some even sang along. The musicians were friendly and engaging. Ray Brooks did an excellent job in communicating with me, and I was well pleased with the outcome. I give Just3 an overall "Outstanding" and would certainly have them again, as well as recommend them to others. Just3 is definitely going to be the group to look for in the smooth jazz arena!
Just3 did a great job in communicating with the event organizers, arriving on time (prior to the event), and entertaining the guests at our Christmas party. They were friendly and accomodating to our needs and the needs of the guests. We've received a lot of great feedback regarding the band from those that attended the party, and we look forward to booking them again in the future.
Mr. Brooks and his band put on a phenomenal performance during a recent evening at our country club. Not only did everyone enjoy the ambiance created by the music, but they also were impressed by the sheer talent of the Just3 Jazz Trio. Guests were able to carry on a conversation without shouting. The instrumental quality was superb and I would highly recommend this ensemble to anyone looking to add a touch of class to their event!
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What to Expect
Just3's specialty is providing fun but unobtrusive instrumental background music for an event. They are a small band able to set up in a corner of an event space, stay out of the way, and play music at a volume level that allows people to easily converse with one another. Their repertoire includes light jazz standards, instrumental arrangements of pop songs (Billy Jean, or Happy, for example), and groovy, dance-able smooth jazz.
The members of Just3 have played together in various projects since 2011, meeting on the Greensboro music scene around that time. Just3 has existed as a band since mid 2013. Since forming, the band has played many dates together at local and regional venues including:
-The Biltmore Estate
-Southern Roots Restaurant
-Danville Community College
-Ten Ten House of Jazz and R&B
-Mebane Knights Wine Bar
They have also performed at a variety of private events like weddings, corporate events, and a donor's event for the Eastern Music Festival
Additional Booking Notes
Just3 prides itself on being flexible and low maintenance for event planners. They require very little room to set up their equipment. Aside from reasonably close access to an electrical outlet and adequate cover from rain or harsh sunlight, there is little else the band needs.
Past Booked Events
|December 22, 2018 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday Party|
|October 22, 2015||Grand Opening|
|October 10, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|September 12, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|October 02, 2014||Fundraiser|
|September 28, 2014||Anniversary Party|
|August 09, 2014||Other|
|July 19, 2014||Private Party|
|November 10, 2013||Anniversary Party|