Nj LadyFingers is a female-lead jazz group.
The motto is "The Perfect Musical Touch for Your Fine Affair'. Providing selections from Miles Davis to Incognito, to Nj LadyFingers originals, they have performed in the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas for many (link hidden)ey have a reputation for being professional, family oriented, and high moral, and performance standards.
The group provided the entertainment for the NFL Players Association Reception in Tampa for Super Bowl XLIII, and the Tampa Host Committee the following evening.
NJ LadyFingers has performed locally jazz radio station events. Their live concerts are well attended and they have a large fan list.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 180 - 240 minutes
Insurance: $2,000,000 - Commercial General Liability Insurance issued through Marsh US Consumer Ins. Co.
What to Expect
A CLIENT should expect, AND get, a professional product, from the initial contract process, to the "packing up" after the event. Attention to detail is paramount, and NJ LadyFingers' management and personnel make sure any potential issues are addressed and handled prior to
NJ LadyFingers' staff and members will look good, sound great, and provide the appropriate musical program for any fine event!
'LadyFingers' as a stage name originated from the imagination of Normita Rodriguez Jeffery,bandleader of the group. She is a classically trained pianist who decided to express herself by playing contemporary jazz, fusion, and a little R&B. As a soloist, Normita provided musical entertainment for social occasions on a regular basis . She later was introduced to Sonjah Wise, who became the vocalist for the LadyFingers duo. Recently, Normita re-branded as "NJ LadyFingers". Normita can also play a smokin' left hand keyboard bass if the situation calls. NJ LadyFingers' sound is unique, between smooth jazz and fusion. Not your run of the mill club dance band. The music is inventive, unpredictable, but with a groove that gnaws on your insides.
Normita also has a thriving piano instruction business that she manages from her home studio in Tampa, FL. She also performs as a solo artist at many venues where classical piano programs are requested. The current CD "This Is What It Is" is receiving great reviews and response nationally and internationally, and sales of the first CD, Eargasm" remain steady.
Event planners will love working with Normita. She is 100% professional, and runs her organization in the same way. She has received accolades from clients over the years. you may read their responses on the NJ LadyFingers website (link hidden)
Additional Booking Notes
In a perfect musical world we prefer to perform on an elevated stage, preferably at least 10'X12'. Once we set up, we will NOT re-locate.
Other rider information is included in individual contracts.
NJ LadyFingers tailors each set list for each event. The repertoire includes Smooth Jazz originals of NJ LadyFingers, standard jazz selections,
NeoSoul, some Motown, and a little R&B.
With prior notification, NJ LadyFingers will play requested tunes at client's request.
|Kelli Garden||Background Vocals|
|Sonja W.||Lead Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
NJ LadyFingers loves the sound of the UK's Incognito. The versatility of this group is an inspiration. The leader of the group (Normita) is inspired by pianists like Joe Sample, Patrice Rushen, Bob Baldwin. She is a classical pianist, who plays smooth jazz.
As a group, NJ LadyFingers typically covers many genres during a show, from standard jazz to fusion, and even a little R&B for dancing!
Standard 120V outlets (4)
Minimum 10X12 staging area, preferably elevated
secure changing/ storage area
Bottled water and/or soft drinks
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