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Hey San Diego! StraightUP Jazz plays the music that your private party, fundraiser, wedding or corporate event calls for. From Swing to Latin to Bebop to R&B, we suit your taste. We've lived it with experience from NYC to L.A to the Midwest. While typically a quartet, we scale the group to the size based on your budget and physical space. Always reasonable rates, professional, on time and responsible. There is never any hidden fees. Our minimum time for performance is 1.5 hours.
The group was on time and provided great music for our brunch event. Everyone who attended was entertained and raved about the music. We highly recommend them and look forward to booking them again!
StraightUP was an absolute pleasure to work with and to have play at our wedding. They are extremely talented jazz musicians. They were perfectly punctual and had everyone smiling and nodding along. They managed to get 2 families that have never before danced at a wedding up out of their seats and dancing all around just with their musical charisma. I'd recommend StraightUP time after time. Glad they could be a part of our big day.
I booked Larry and StraightUP for my parents 50th anniversary as a surprise. The initial plan was to have the band play on their driveway with my parents sitting in the garage. Lo and behold the forecast changed two days before the event for rain and wind. Larry was very communicative throughout the process, even working with me on a preferred configuration for the band, and we switched the plan to have them play in the garage with my parents with enjoying from the driveway or just opening the door and listened from the house. The weather mostly cooperated and my parents and their neighbors were able to enjoy the concert. I was not able to attend, but as my folks told me, everyone absolutely loved the music and it was perfect. The whole nieghborhood now knows of StraightUP and will be looking to book them for future opportunties.
StraightUp was a fantastic group for our Cincinnati-area event. They were extremely prompt with communication and feedback when planning the event, often times replying to emails within the hour. They were on time to the event and dressed professionally. Their performance was perfect for what we wanted; they provided uplifting and spirited background music to our cocktail style party. We hired their 4 part group but I understand we could get up to 5 musicians. Another huge plus was how reasonably priced they were. I would recommend StraightUp to anyone looking for a jazz band for a cocktail party, dinner party, or company event.
Response from StraightUP:
Andrew- Thanks for your kind words. You were an absolute pleasure to work with. It is admirable that you selected jazz as the genre that you wanted at your special event. We do that! If we can be service in the future we would be honored to do so.
StraightUP did just what we asked...play cool background music for our event, giving it a great vibe. Will use again!
What a pleasure it was to have these gentlemen play for our residents! Great and amazing. They came early to set up and held the attention of our mixed community of seniors. 10/10 would recommend!
This jazz group was perfect for our wedding. They played a great selection of jazz tunes that really set the mood that we wanted. In addition, communication was prompt and clear. Will use them again and recommend to others for future events events!
I host numerous client events. Before meeting Larry, of StraightUp, I had always worried about communication, quality of tune selection, and professionalism. Not any more. StraightUp is my go to band of choice - I trust them and know they will not disappoint, from set-up, to play list, to end of night. This allows me to focus on my guests and enjoy the evening. You don’t have to worry when you hire these guys. You can’t go wrong.
Price Range: $200.00 and up
Gig Length: 120 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
A professional, on time, talented, pleasant grouping of musicians who concentrate on what they do correctly and per your instruction so you can enjoy your event.
StraightUP musicians are a collection of serious San Diego players that have spent much of their lives studying music as a general topic and their instrument as a specific one. We have lived in various regions of the country thus being exposed to various audiences and types of events. Events such as fundraisers, wedding rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, assisted living facilities, and corporate entertaining are the majority of our gigs.
The love of Jazz and R&B are central to that study. We have worked diligently to provide best practices for your entertainment by providing: dressing the part, being on time, preset musical choices if you so desire, and taking short breaks.
We are not a rock or pop group and continue to perfect our craft to bring you great jazz.
Additional Booking Notes
StraightUP provides all their own equipment and only requires a comfortable and space that holds at least 4 people. Electrical outlets need to be within 20 feet of the area that we play in.
We do not require food.
We do not take long breaks between sets.
Upcoming Booked Events
|August 14, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Reception|
Past Booked Events
|April 03, 2021 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|November 21, 2020 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|November 07, 2020 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|December 28, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 20, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|November 16, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
Swing jazz, Latin jazz, Bossa Nova, jazz blues, some R&B and pop, and ballads. Primarily famous jazz standards or as commonly called "the Great American Song Book."
Only operational AC outlets within 20 ft of the playing area. Also because of COVID we require that our exit and entrance is at least 20 ft away from any crowd. We wear masks when we are not playing. Period.