Shapiro Project is a Jazz Trio and Quartet led by guitarist Eugene Shapiro. We play Traditional Swing Jazz, Latin Jazz, Contemporary Jazz Fusion, as well as hip Jazzy aarangements of Pop, Rock, and R&B tunes.
The instrumentation is guitar, keyboards (or bass), and drums for a Trio, and same plus saxophone for a Quartet. Additional instruments and/or male or female vocalist can be added upon request.
Shapiro Project is perfect for private and corporate events, such as conventions, cocktail receptions, weddings, dinners, award ceremonies, and more. Shapiro Project adapts easily to any size of room and audience. We are very reliable, responsible, easy to work with, and the band sounds great!
Needed some great background jazz for corporate event and Shapiro Project were great. Totally professional, set up on time, and played type of music I had requested. The only thing was that they would get a little loud at times, but that was easily adjusted. Thank you for helping to make our event a success!
Price Range: $600-5000; Please contact us for details.
Gig Length: 120 - 360 minutes
Languages: English, Russian, Hebrew
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Please let me know if you need liabilty insurance and I will provide a quote for you.
What to Expect
We tailor our performance and repertoire to every client's needs and requests.
We are responsible, reliable, easy to work with, and Shapiro Project sounds great!
EUGENE SHAPIRO is a guitarist, composer, arranger, educator and the bandleader of the Las Vegas based jazz group called the Shapiro Project.
EUGENE SHAPIRO holds Master's Degree in Jazz Studies from University of Nevada, Las Vegas and currently teaches guitar at the College of Southern Nevada. He also has been performing music for more than 20 years. EUGENE is a member of ASCAP and is endorsed by the Thomastik - Infeld strings, by Martin Guitars, and also by Radial Engineering Ltd. He has received several awards from Nevada Arts Council, including two Nevada Artist Fellowships, numerous ASCAPLUS Jazz and Pop Awards, and honorable mention in the Billboard Songwriting Contest.
EUGENE SHAPIRO has released 2 CD's with his own compositions recorded by his band the Shapiro Project on Las Vegas Record Label TNC Music Recordings. The Shapiro Project has participated in such renown Festivals as Spirit of Music Festival in San Francisco, California, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho, International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) in Los Angeles, California and Fremont Street Jazz Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.
EUGENE SHAPIRO has shared the stages with many renown musicians, among them Michel Legrand, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Sandy Duncan, Walt Weiskopf, Buddy Greco, Giggs Whigham and Carl Fontana.
In Las Vegas EUGENE SHAPIRO and the Shapiro Project have played in all major Hotels and Casinos such as Venetian Hotel and Casino, Paris Hotel and Casino, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Mirage Hotel and Casino, Mandalay Bay, and Green Valley Ranch.
Corporate and Private Events:
The usual instrumentation is Trio: Guitar, Keyboards, and Drums (or Guitar, Bass, and Drums), and Quartet: Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, and Saxophone (or Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Saxophone), but other instruments can be added, such as Trumpet. Shapiro Project also works with a male and female vocalists. Other instruments can be added upon the request from the client. Shapiro Project can also be downsized to a Guitar / Keyboards (Guitar / Bass) Duo and even a Guitar Solo (the styles for Guitar Solo are Classical, Jazz, Flamenco, Pop/Rock).
EUGENE SHAPIRO and the Shapiro Project specialize in background music for corporate and private events, such as Conventions, Cocktail Receptions, Conferences, Meetings, Parties, Weddings, Dinners, Award Ceremonies, Birthday Parties, and other special events, and also for the main featured performance / entertainment. The group adopts easily to any room and is very sensitive to clients needs such as volume, breaks, repertoire, etc.
EUGENE SHAPIRO and the Shapiro Project plays Jazz ( traditional and contemporary, standards and originals ), Latin Jazz, Jazz-rock/Fusion/Funk, and also some Blues, R&B and other danceable music.
We also have a specialprogram of hip Jazzy arrangements of Rock, Pop, and R&Btunes. EUGENE SHAPIRO and the band will also perform any song requested in advance by the client. We are responsible, reliable, easy to work with and the band grooves!
Make the Shapiro Project a part of your Special Day!
Make us a part of your Wedding Day and the Shapiro Project will make it even more Special for you.
We have played many, many Weddings in Las Vegas (and outside) and we will be happy to play yours. Whether music for the Ceremony, for the Reception, or both, the Shapiro Project is your Best Choice for the Great Music for your Wedding.
For the Ceremony, Bridal Chorus (Wagner), Wedding March (Mendelssohn), Cannon in D (Pachelbel), Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach), Ave Maria (Gounod/Bach or Schubert), and many, many others will be performed.
For the Jewish Wedding, you can be sure to hear Hava Nagila, Y'did Nefesh, Jerusalem of Gold, Erev Shel Shoshanim, Od Yishama, Kozatske, Am Israel Chai, Hora Mamtera, Siman Tov, and many, many others.
You can also Customize Music for your Ceremony, including the Instrumentation, making it even more Special. We can perform Instrumentally and we also work with a Female Vocalist Lynae Michele if you'd like to have a singer for your Special Day.
For the Reception, we will perform ANY First Dance song, Father/Daughter Dance and so on requested in advance. Anything from, for example "The Way You Look Tonight," "Unforgettable," "At Last," "Fly Me to the Moon," When You Wish Upon a Star," "Blue Moon," Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," "Witchcraft," "It Had to Be You," and "Till there Was You," to ANY song/songs you request in advance. We have a huge amount of Great Repertoire we perform for the Wedding Reception that will make you Happy. You are assured to hear Great, Jazzy, Groovy, Exciting, Romantic and Energetic Music at your Reception. You'll also be able to Customize the Instrumentation for your Reception.
Get in touch with us and the Shapiro Project will perform Special Music for your Special Wedding Day!
Additional Booking Notes
The band is self-contained.
Past Booked Events
|May 29, 2015||Trade Show|
|February 04, 2014||Corporate Event|
We play Traditional Swing Jazz, Latin Jazz, Contemporary Jazz Fusion, hip Jazzy arrangements of Rock, Pop, and R&B tunes, and much more. A list can be provided upon demand. We'll play any tune requested in advance. We also play original Jazz composed by Eugene Shapiro.
|Eugene Shapiro||Bandleader/Manager of Shapiro Project Jazz Trio and Jazz Quartet|
Influences & Inspiration
Classic Jazz: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Miles Davis, Hank Mobley, Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Joe Pass, Johnny Smith, Kenny Burrell, Jim Hall.
Contemporary Jazz: Kenny Garrett, Dave Holland, Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Steve Wilson.
Contemporary Jazz Fusion: Wayne Shorter, Weather Report, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Chick Corea, Brecker Brothers.
Latin Jazz: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz
R&B/Funk: Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Earth, Wind & Fire, Brian McKnight, Michael Jackson.
Reggae: Bob Marley
Classical Music: J.S. Bach, L.V. Beethoven, P. I. Tchaikovsky.
Flamenco: Paco De Lucia, Paco Pena.
Classical Guitar: Andres Segovia, Julian Bream, John Williams.
Blues: BB King, Muddy Waters, Robert Cray.
Rock: The Beatles, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Sting.
We are self-contained, so no equipment required on the part of a client.
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