Society Jazz

Why book Society Jazz?

Our group is comprised of four fine Santa Barbara based jazz musicians; Woody DeMarco on piano/keyboard, Ruben Martinez on bass with brother Rene Martinez on drums and Glenn Novack on vocals.

Featuring the great standards from the 20's thru the 50's with a nod to the great male crooners of this time. From Frank Sinatra to Johnny Hartman, Society Jazz will add just the right note. Society Jazz is the perfect choice for the cocktail hour, wedding receptions, fundraisers, anniversarys, openings and dances....oh and yes, we do take requests!

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Reviews

Donna and Tina, San Roque School Fundraiser 2011

Apr 26, 2011 @ 5:35 PM
Thanks to Glenn for stepping in very last minute and pulling off one of the best Auction Events yet and for also sharing with us his amazing musical talent and his band, Society Jazz. What a voice! Thanks from the bottom of our hearts! Donna & Tina

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Reviewer: Donna a. T.
Organization: San Roque School Fundraiser
Event: Fundraiser in Santa Barbara, CA
Event Date: Apr 9, 2011
Hired As: Jazz Band

Patrik Maiani, Montecitomusic.org

Jun 11, 2011 @ 11:45 PM
Listen to what the customers want! Support Live LOCAL Music in Santa Barbara (: Society Jazz is smooooooth...A new class act- band from Santa Barbara... If I owned Luckys, Biltmore, or the S.Y. Ranch I would be booking them full time.

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Reviewer: Patrick M.
Event: Fundraiser in Santa Barbara, CA
Event Date: Jun 11, 2011

Kathleen, wedding in Los Alamos,CA

Jun 30, 2011 @ 11:40 PM
Glenn - Everyone really enjoyed your band last Saturday night (at Anna and John Taylor's wedding). It was the perfect vibe, great sound, and you guys were excellent! Also, thanks for being willing to play the song I wrote, and letting me practice with you. I loved singing with you guys! Kathleen

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Reviewer: Kathleen
Event: Wedding Reception in Santa Barbara, CA
Event Date: Jun 17, 2011

Susan Murray/Sansum Diabetes Fundraiser

Aug 25, 2011 @ 9:35 AM

Glenn and band, Thank you so much for your superb job at Taste of the Vine on Saturday, August 20th. We loved you, the music, your play list, professionalism, work ethic, and the way you sound. There were no negatives at all. We had a problem with the sound at that venue in the past with other entertainers and you fixed it (and more) for us. Many of our guests and staff members have praised you. I would be pleased to recommend you to anyone. And how about booking you for next year's event? Gratefully, Susan

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Reviewer: Susan M.
Organization: Sansum Diabetes Research
Event: Fundraiser in Santa Barbara, CA
Event Date: Aug 20, 2011
Hired As: Jazz Band

Booking Info

  • Fee: $950.00-$2500.00
  • Languages: English, Spanish

Overview

Society Jazz, features the Great American Songbook which includes; Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rogers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Oscar Hammerstein etc. Our "book" includes recognizable favorites from the "Jazz Era". Our music library consists of over 300 songs. We do take requests and encourage you to participate in song selection.

Additional Booking Notes

2011 Society Jazz Pricing:

Thank you so much for considering Society Jazz to entertain at your next event!
As an event planner, I know just how important it is to get pricing upfront. A lot
goes into bringing you a performance that people will remember and much of this
happens behind the scenes.

Our pricing includes set up, strike, rehearsals, taxes, dry-cleaning and travel time
within 30 minutes of Santa Barbara, CA.

$100.00 per hour, per musician. Two hour minimum. The band will be dressed in all black or tuxedo unless otherwise specified. Society Jazz is comprised of: Pianist; drummer; bassist and vocalist.

$150.00 sound fee:
Society Jazz will provide all necessary amplification for the band which may also
be used by the client for speeches, live auctions etc. We also bring a back up
system. This back up system is not set up. Some venues that cover a lot of
territory or have need for sound in more than one location may rent Double
Sound. Sound fees are optional only if venue is providing adequate sound.

$150.00 booking fee:
Covers: all communications, scheduling, contracts, maps etc.

Options:
Themed Events and Ceremonies
Society Jazz is a classic jazz trio with vocalist and as such needs no other
instrumentation. However, we can add other instruments to our group to enhance
a particular themed event or ceremony such as harp, flute, sax, trumpet, banjo,
violin, guitar, accordion etc. For example: If this were a French or Italian themed
event we might want to add an accordion.

Dj Blast!
Have the best of both worlds from one source!
After an evening of great live music why not end the night with an hour or more of
top dancing favorites? We'll keep our sound system out and bring in an iPod of
these classic wedding favorites or you can supply your own! Price $150.00 per added hour.

Non Profits and Fundraisers
We look forward to working with you any way we can. We would like to help make
your event a success! Please inquire about our non-profit pricing.

Society Jazz

Glenn Novack-Crooner
Glenn grew up listening to the Great American Songbook from a very early age. His mother, Betty Montano, was a big band singer in the 50's and 60's. She sang with the Jerry Rosen Orchestra, a society band and also subbed for Arti Shaw and Perez Prado. "One night in 1961, mom was singing at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. On her break, my dad "to be" offered to buy her a drink, a year later they were married." Glenn is currently the male vocalist with the Ventura Jazz Orchestra, www.venturajazzorchestra.com a 19 piece big band.

Glenn's vocal credits include: Annual Valentine's Day Dance at The House of Blues in West Hollywood; featured vocalist at American Heart Assc. fundraiser with Milton Berle and John Raitt and a nationally televised "KCET-Tribute to Johnny Mercer". In 2000, Glenn toured South America with The Bolivian Jazz Quartet. From 1994-2005 Glenn was the featured male vocalist with The Great American Swing Band based in Los Angeles with the following performance credits: The Bacara Hotel, A three year New Years Eve run at The Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas, The 1999 L.A. Unity Gubernatorial Ball in Los Angeles, The National Democratic Convention/Party and "Welcome to Los Angeles" for President Bill Clinton, Stardust Ballroom, Coconut Grove, The Rose Tattoo, Raleigh Studios, Paramount Studios, Ambassador Hotel, Biltmore Hotel, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, The Queen Mary, The Primadonna Hotel/Casino.

Woody DeMarco: Woody is one of the top pianists in Santa Barbara and all of us love working with him. Woody serves up good old fashioned be-bop with a distinctly personal touch. His ideas can be moody or joyful, and that makes for a very interesting mix. DeMarco is a solid jazz pianist, who swings delightfully with the Society Jazz Trio. There isn't a professional musician or a venue in town that Woody has worked with and we're very happy to have him join Society Jazz as one of our two pianists.

Rene and Ruben Martinez
Sons of the great Lorenzo "Lencho" Martinez, Sr, of Xavier Cugat's orchestra. These boys began playing at the age of 4 and 12. Rene is an accomplished drummer and latin percussionist and Ruben plays both electric and upright bass as well as jazz flute and marimba. While growing up under the talented wings of their father, Ruben and Rene would join with Lencho on local steady gigs at the El Paseo Restaurant and Biltmore Hotel, performing with their mother and many others including; Betty Montano-Glenn Novack's mother,. One of the greatest joys of their life was performing at the Biltmore with their father. Glenn says: " I always wanted to put a group together with the Martinez Brother's, not just because of their great talents but also because our parents worked with each other." The Martinez Brother's have been fixtures in The Old Spanish Days Fiesta for years. In recent times, Rene and Ruben have enjoyed a 15 year gig at the local Cafe Buenos Aires. You can see Ruben and Rene weekly at Tony Ray's and Monthly at Soho Restaurant. Ruben and Rene have played for just about everyone in town and at nearly every venue.

The team providing the talent:

Glenn Novack

Vocalist, Manager

Ruben Martinez

Bass, Flute

Rene Martinez

Drums

Woody DeMarco

Pianist

Set List

Song List 2011

ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE C
AFTER YOU%u2019VE GONE G
AINT MISBEHAVIN%u2019 Bb
AINT THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD C
ALFIE Ab
ALL OF ME A
ALL OF YOU C
ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL Ab
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE Eb
ALL THE WAY C
ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE G
ALWAYS C
ALWAYS ON MY MIND C
ANGEL EYES Am
ANYTHING GOES Bb
AS TIME GOES BY A
AT LAST G
AUTUMN LEAVES F

BABY IT%u2019S COLD OUTSIDE Eb
BASIN STREET BLUES Bb
BEGIN THE BEGUINE Bb
BESAME MUCHO D
BEST IS YET TO COME A
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE Ab
BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA C
BEWITCHED G
BEYOND THE SEA Db
BILL BAILEY D
BIRTH OF THE BLUES G
BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH C
BLOW GABRIEL BLOW D
BLUE MOON C
BLUE ROOM C
BLUE SKIES Eb
BLUES IN THE NIGHT G
BLUESETTE F
BODY AND SOUL Bb
BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY C C
BUT BEAUTIFUL D
BUT NOT FOR ME Bb
BYE BYE BLACK BIRD Eb
BY MYSELF C

CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE Eb
CANDY F
CAN'T HELP LOVIN' THAT MAN Bb
CHATANOOGA CHOO CHOO A
CHEEK TO CHEEK Ab
CHICAGO C
COME BACK TO ME D
COME FLY WITH ME Ab
COME RAIN OR COME SHINE C
CRAZY C
CRAZY SHE CALLS ME Eb
CRY ME A RIVER C

DANNY BOY Bb
DARKTOWN STRUTTERS BALL Bb
DAY BY DAY Eb
DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES Eb
DINDI Bb
DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD A
DO NOTHIN%u2019 TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME Eb
DON'T EXPLAIN Eb
DON%u2019T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE G
DON%u2019T GO TO STRANGERS G
DON%u2019T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE D
DON'T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME Ab
DONCHA GO 'WAY MAD F
DON'T WORRY 'BOUT ME Eb
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME Db

EAST OF THE SUN Eb
EASTER PARADE F
EASY TO LOVE F
EMBRACEABLE YOU Eb
EMILY Bb
EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY F
EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY SOMETIME Eb
EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME F
EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE Bb

FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE G
FASCINATING RHYTHM Bb
FINE ROMANCE Ab
FOGGY DAY C
FOR ALL WE KNOW C
FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE A
FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS C
FRIM FRAM SAUCE G
FROM THIS MOMENT ON F

GEORGIA C
GET HAPPY Bb
GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME F
GIRL FROM IPANEMA Eb
GIRL TALK Eb
GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE C
GLAD TO BE UNHAPPY Eb
GLORY OF LOVE Eb
GOD BLESS THE CHILD C
GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE Eb
GOODY GOODY G

HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO E
HARD HEARTED HANNA C
HELLO YOUNG LOVERS C
HERE'S THAT RAINY DAY Eb
HEY LOOK ME OVER Eb
HONEYSUCKLE ROSE Eb
HOORAY FOR LOVE C
HOW HIGH THE MOON Eb
HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? C

I BELIEVE IN YOU Eb
I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH ME G
I CANT GET STARTED G
I CANT GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE Eb
I COULD WRITE A BOOK Bb
I CRIED FOR YOU C
I DIDN%u2019T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS D
I DON%u2019T KNOW WHY F
I DON%u2019T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE G
I DON'T WANT TO WALK WITHOUT YOU Bb
I FOUND A MILLION DOLLAR BABY D
IF EVER I WOULD LEAVE YOU G
IF I LOVED YOU G
IF I WERE A BELL C
I GOT IT BAD D
I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING Eb
I GOT RHYTHM F
I GUESS i'LL HANG MY TEARS OUT TO DRY Ab
I HAVE DREAMED C
I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANSISCO F
ILET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART C
I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU C
I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN F
I WISH YOU LOVE D
I WON'T DANCE Bb
I%u2019LL BE SEEING YOU Bb
I%u2019LL GET BY G
I'LL KNOW C
I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN C
I%u2019M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT Eb
I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU C
I%u2019M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE A
I'M OLD FASHIONED Eb
I'M PUTTING ALL MY EGGS IN ONE BASKET F
I'VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU Eb
I'VE GOT A GAL IN KALAMAZOO C
I'VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM C
I%u2019VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING C
I'VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE C
I%u2019VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN C
I'VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE G
I'VE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE G
IF EVER I WOULD LEAVE YOU G
IMAGINATION C
IN THE COOL COOL COOL OF THE EVENING F
IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT C
IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING Ab
IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU G
IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU Eb
IT HAD TO BE YOU D
IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING Eb
IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND C
IT ONLY HAPPENS WHEN I DANCE WITH YOU G
IT WILL HAVE TO DO (UNTIL THE REAL THING) C
ISN'T IT ROMANTIC? Bb
IT'S ALL RIGHT WITH ME C
IT'S A LOVELY DAY TODAY G
IT'S A MOST UNUSUAL DAY Eb
IT'S BEEN A LONG LONG TIME C
IT'S DE-LOVELY C
IT'S EASY TO REMEMBER Bb
IT%u2019S ONLY A PAPER MOON Eb

JAVA JIVE D
JOINT IS JUMPIN%u2019 G
JUST FRIENDS D
JUST IN TIME G
JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS D

LA VIE EN ROSE G
LADY IS A TRAMP Bb
LAZY RIVER D
LEARNIN' THE BLUES G
LET THERE BE LOVE C
LET'S DO IT G
LET'S FALL IN LOVE Ab
LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE Ab
L-O-V-E G
LOLLIPOPS AND ROSES C
LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY Db
LOVE IS HERE TO STAY C
LOVE WALKED IN C
LOVER G
LOVER MAN C
LULLABY OF BIRDLAND F
LUSH LIFE C

MAKIN%u2019 WHOOPI D
MAN THAT GOT AWAY C
MASQUERADE IS OVER C
MEAN TO ME D
MEDITATION A
MIDNIGHT SUN Ab
MINNIE THE MOOCHER Eb
MISS OTIS REGRETS Bb
MISTY C
MOOD INDIGO Eb
MOONGLOW D
MOON RIVER Bb
MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT C
MOONLIGHT SERANADE D
MORE Eb
MORE THAN YOU KNOW F
MY FAVORITE THINGS F
MY FOOLISH HEART F
MY FUNNY VALENTINE Bb
MY MELANCHOLY BABY Bb
MY OLD FLAME Eb
MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE Bb
MY ROMANCE G
MY WAY Bb

NATURE BOY Eb
NEARNESS OF YOU C
NEW YORK NEW YORK C
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT D
NIGHT AND DAY C
NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BARKLEY SQUARE C
NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU%u2019RE DOWN C

OH LOOK AT ME NOW Bb
OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING C
OLD DEVIL MOON D
OL MAN RIVER C
ON A CLEAR DAY Eb
ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET A
ON THE ATCHISON TOPEKA AND SANTA FE G
ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE G
ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET G
ONCE IN A WHILE A
ONE FOR MY BABY C
ORANGE COLORED SKY G
OUT OF NOWHERE Eb
OVER THE RAINBOW A

PENNIES FROM HEAVEN G
PENNSYLVANIA 6-5000 F
PEOPLE G
PEOPLE WILL SAY WE'RE IN LOVE Bb
PICK YOURSELF UP D
THE PARTY'S OVER C
POLKA DOTS AND MOON BEAMS C
PURE IMAGINATION Bb
PUT ON A HAPPY FACE C

QUIET NIGHTS AND QUIET STARS C

RAINBOW CONNECTION G
ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE G

SATIN DOLL G
SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONLIEST Bb
SCOTCH AND SODA C
SECOND TIME AROUND A
SECRET LOVE D
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY Ab
SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN Bb
SERENADE IN BLUE C
SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE VERSE IN A THEN E A/E
SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY A
SHINY STOCKINGS C
SINGN%u2019 IN THE RAIN Eb
SKYLARK A
SMALL WORLD C
SO IN LOVE C
SOMEBODY LOVES ME Eb
SOMEONE TO LIGHT UP MY LIFE G
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME Ab
SONG IS YOU G
SOPHISTICATED LADY D
SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR C
STARDUST G
STELLA BY STARLIGHT F
STEPPIN OUT WITH MY BABY Eb
STORMY WEATHER D
STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT G
SUNNY C
SWANNE Eb
SWAY Eb
S'WONDERFUL Bb
SWEET GEORGIA BROWN D
SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON TOP F

TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE A
TANGERINE C
TEA FOR TWO D
TEACH ME TONIGHT A
TENDER TRAP Eb
TENDERLY C
THAT'S ALL G
THAT'S AMORE G
THAT'S LIFE Eb
THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC C
THAT OLD FEELING Bb
THEY'LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE TODAY F
THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU C
THERE'S A SMALL HOTEL Eb
THESE FOOLISH THINGS Bb
THE MORE I SEE YOU D
THE THINGS WE DID LAST SUMMER Eb
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Bb
THEY ALL LAUGHED D
THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY C
THEY SAY IT'S WONDERFUL Eb
THIS CAN%u2019T BE LOVE F
THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG Bb
THIS IS ALL I ASK Bb
TILL THERE WAS YOU Bb
TIME AFTER TIME A
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT C
TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS Eb
TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE C

UNFORGETABLE Eb

VERY THOUGHT OF YOU Eb

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS D
WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Bb
WE%u2019LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN A
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MADE Eb
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD C
WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE? A
WHAT'S NEW? G
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE C
WHEN SUNNY GETS BLUE C
WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR C
WHEN YOU%u2019RE SMILING G
WHERE DO YOU START? G
WHERE OR WHEN Eb
WHO CAN I TURN TO? C
WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT? F
WITCHCRAFT Eb
WITHOUT A SONG C
WIVES AND LOVERS C
WONDERFUL DAY LIKE TODAY C

YESTERDAYS C
YOU BELONG TO MY HEART Bb
YOU BROUGHT A NEW KIND OF LOVE TO ME F
YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME C
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS F
YOU GO TO MY HEAD Bb
YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU Ab
YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY Bb
YOU%u2019D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO Ab
YOU TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ME Bb
YOU%u2019RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME D
YOU%u2019RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU Eb
YOU'VE CHANGED Bb
YOUNG AT HEART F

WHO CARES? C

Influences & Inspiration

Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Johnny Hartman, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland

Setup Requirements

12' x 12' of stage or floor space.

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