The Jazz Phools are a 6-piece band from Tampa Bay specializing in the authentic reproduction of 20's/30's Hot Jazz. We also perform Dixieland/New Orleans Jazz and Swing of the 30's, 40's, 50's. For 20's events, we dress and play the part of an authentic band from the Gatsby era.
Speakeasy, Prohibition, Gatsby Elegance, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Swing Dance, Big Band....Versatile musicians playing irresistible dance rhythms with vintage appeal. The tradition of hot jazz continues with The Jazz Phools.
I had this group come out and play at my wedding a few years ago and they did such a great job that today I still think about how we had such a great time, thanks to them. I hope to have them out again sometime in the near future for another event!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 10 - 300 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Liability
What to Expect
The Jazz Phools can vary our musical style based on your needs. I advertise our 3 main specialties as 20's/Gatsby/Prohibition, New Orleans/Mardi Gras, and Swing Dance. Yet many of our gigs provide classic jazz standards, bossa novas, etc. as a classy backdrop for an event. We also do events for ballroom dancers and they enjoy the variety of styles we can provide. We perform with 3 to 7 musicians depending on the theme and your needs. Some of the guys sing, but we can add a girl vocalist. We work in various clubs with a trio of keys, trombone and vocalist. We are able to perform "unplugged", either strolling or stationary. We can also lead a 2nd Line parade or procession. Some clients have us lead guests from the ceremony to the reception area. We can also perform from a float/golf cart/boat, etc. Or perform at an entrance as people arrive. We also do funerals. I'm am very careful to adjust our volume for the venue and circumstances.
We provide everything we need. We have various options for coordinated dress to fit the theme and your colors. I can do announcements and/or provide a wireless mic for your use. I generally develop break music based on you tastes, but I can also plug your device and play your playlist/special songs through my system.
I can provide professional dancers in costume to act as dance hosts, give a simple lesson or show off their skills for the 20's and also swing dance themes. For Mardi Gras, we can add a beautiful dancer/model in vibrant costumes to add to the festive atmosphere.
Additional Booking Notes
We provide our own PA system and lighting if needed. One normal outlet is sufficient for our power needs. I can provide a wireless mic for your use.
Past Booked Events
|May 31, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Jacksonville, Private Event|
|May 23, 2018 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm||Harbor Chase, Wildwood|
|May 19, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Ybor City Private Event|
|May 18, 2018–May 19, 2018 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||Marchand's at The Vinoy|
|May 17, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Miami Private Corporate Event|
|May 11, 2018–May 12, 2018 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||the Lakeland Loft|
|May 10, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm||Festival|
|May 10, 2018 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Vinoy Golf Event|
|May 06, 2018 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Tibby's New Orleans Kitchen|
|September 12, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|May 15, 2015||Other|
|January 17, 2015||Corporate Event|
Our complete and updated repertoire can be found on our personal website. It consists of:
Swing and jazz standards
New Orleans Traditional (Dixieland)
New Orleans 2nd Line/Mardi Gras/Zydeco
"Hot Jazz" of the 20's/30's
Ballroom Dance styles
Latin: Bossa Nova, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Salsa, Merengue
Other: Inc. Hora, some popular music, blues, movie themes.
We can prepare your special songs in most cases.
I provide everything except a stage