We're a jazz band (trio or quartet) providing music and entertainment for weddings, corporate events, and other celebrations, as well as the occasional show, concert or music festival.
Founded in 1996, Key West Jazz is made up of well known and liked professional musicians.
We're up for anything, but play mostly traditional jazz (Sinatra, traditional, blues, Latin jazz) and some other blended music genres.
Price Range: $450 and up (depending on time)
Gig Length: 60 - 480 minutes
What to Expect
A typical wedding reception gig might go like this (you could substitute any similar jazz tune for the ones listed) . . . but, we're flexible and can play any jazz tunes and just about any other tune or style.
“Cocktail Hour Music” (straight-Ahead, up-tempo and cool jazz)
1. Afternoon in Paris
2. One Note Samba
3. Time after Time
4. Black Coffee
5. There will never be Another You
6. This I Dig of You
7. Have You Met Miss Jones
“Dinner Music” (Down tempo stuff)
1. You are too Beautiful
4. Everything I Have is Yours
5. You go to My Head
6. Here's that Rainy Day
“First Dances ( Father-Daughter, etc.)”
1. When I Fall in Love
2. They Say it’s Wonderful
3. Dedicated to You
“Dance Music” (Mixed tempo/latin jazz)
1. Alice In Wonderland
2. Samba de Orfeu
4. Girl from Ipanema
5. Sissy Strut
6. You Don't Know What Love Is
“The Late Party Set” (Up-Tempo Dance Music, More Contemporary Style)
9. Sonnymoon for Two
10. Little Sunflower
12. Watermelon Man
Key West Jazz is made up of seasoned, established, professional, capable musicians from the Lawrence, Topeka, and Kansas City Metro areas. The band is available as a trio or quartet.
Founded by John Childers (saxophone) and Steve Westphal (drums) in 1996, the core group also includes Ken Lovern on Hammond B3 and Brian Baggett on guitar. Many other musicians sub-in with the band, including Paul Miller or Richard Walker on Bass, Rick Bruner or Devin Heath on drums, and Harry Miller on keyboards.
We play local clubs, weddings, corporate parties and events, shows, festivals, and concerts in the Kansas City, Lawrence, and Topeka Metropolitan areas.
Past Booked Events
|June 26, 2016||Wedding Reception|
|August 09, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|February 17, 2015||Other|
|December 01, 2013||Birthday Party|
|November 29, 2013||Reunion|
|March 16, 2013||Wedding Reception|
100 square feet of space
Access to electricity (110 is fine)
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