The Jazz Standards Band plays the jazz songs of 40's, 50's and 60's with a wide variety of waltzes, swing, latin, Be-Bop and Blues. Tunes made popular by the legends of the golden era of jazz such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, and Antonio Carlos Jobim to name just a few.
We play "old school music" for new ears and minds. Unpretentious = Jazz Standards Band.
Our group can take many shapes from a trio to a Quintet or more to fit your occasion.
Price Range: $125 and up.
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Rough Jazz was delighted recently with the reception they received playing in a new town to a new audience. With new members and new energy “the band is sounding the best it ever has”’ says leader, and saxophonist Steve Fletcher. Recreating the music of our jazz heroes from the 1950s’, 60 s’, & 70’s has brought together 5 musicians from 4 different cities and two different generations. The balance between experience and youth often adds a twist to the jazz we play.
6 years ago alto saxophonist, Steve Fletcher convinced drummer Brandon Goldner to try playing jazz. After a few years of playing, adding some players, and then personnel changes, the groove started to settle. “The feel of the music just clicked, and we knew the time was just right to bring back this classic sound.” said Steve.
The band is faithful to the sound of the original recordings as a starting and finishing point. Rough Jazz’s drummer, Brandon spiced up the mix somewhere in the middle of most tunes to keep the rhythm section on their toes. The combination worked, and it gave Rough Jazz a unique edge that defines the band’s sound.”
Rough Jazz strives to push their own creative boundaries and provide a creative outlet for it’s musicians. The band would like to expand from playing Central Willamette Valley bars and clubs to playing for private parties, wineries, weddings, and summer concerts in the parks.
Steve Fletcher - Alto Sax
Rob Turkisher - Trumpet
Ta Rungrojanaluck - Guitar
Allen Regnier - Bass
Brandon Goldner - Drums
Rough Jazz plays unpretentious groove oriented jazz.
Additional Booking Notes
Some lighting would be good but we have our own stand lights. We do need an electrical outlet. Shade in case of intense sun or cover in case of rain if the event is outside. We're pretty low maintenance!
Freddie the Freeloader
Speak No Evil
Fables of Faubus
Chitlins Con Carne
Song For My Father
_ Funky Groove Thing_
Comin’ Home Baby
Four on Six
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
_ Waltz _
The Jody Grind
Nostalgia in Times Square
Influences & Inspiration
Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Jimi Hendrix,
Space for a drum set and 4 other musicians. We have all our own equipment.
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