Hey All! I am a jazz musician (saxophonist) located in Ann Arbor who is looking for gigs in Michigan. I have a couple jazz combos that play hard-bop, swing, blues, bossa, Latin jazz, funk, etc. which I would love to have play at weddings, house parties, and any other events that require music. My group and I all study jazz at the University of Michigan, under such greats as Benny Green and Bob Hurst. Group size can vary from trio to sextet to meet clients' needs. Rates are negotiable. I look forward to making great music for your events!
Both my fiancé and our guests loved the music. Easy to work with, prompt, and flexible. Great volume level. Great musicians. Supremely talented. Great attitudes from all members.
The Jonathan Lynn group has performed at our event. Our guests could talk to each other while enjoying a cocktail with live jazz music in the background; a perfection combination The band has very well sensed which music and volume to play. We will definitely book them again for one of our future events.
Jonathan and his group were excellent to work with, timely, and are supremely skilled musicians. We look forward to working with them again on many other events.
Price Range: contact for estimate
Gig Length: 20 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Punctuality, low maintenance, and quality performance. Audiences always leave happy from one of our performers, from children to the elderly. We can perform jazz, funk, soul, blues, latin jazz, bossa, and anything else that will want you to get on your feet and move to the beat! We have to ability to blast for in front of a large audience but also the control to play super quietly in a small room. It's most important to remember our versatility and professionalism as musicians.
Jonathan Lynn, an Ann Arbor townie, is an up and coming artist in the jazz world. As a jazz and classical saxophonist he studies with Andrew Bishop at the UofM where he improves his skills as a musician, improviser, and band leader. Jonathan started playing classical piano at the age of eight and has loved music ever since.
As a highschooler, Jonathan won many awards and competitions. Some of which include the Downbeat Student Music Award for "Outstanding High School Combo", "Best Soloist" at WMU jazz festival, Pioneer High School Concerto Competition, and Washtenaw Community Band Concert Competition. Additionally, he has played in the MSBOA All-State Jazz Band and MSBOA Michigan Youth Arts Jazz Band each two times.
Now in college, he plays lead alto in the UM Jazz Lab Ensemble and in various small groups at the university. He values being professional and punctual with all whom he works with.
Additional Booking Notes
The only requirement for performances is a wall outlet or power source. Jonathan's ensembles are no maintenance and supply all of their own gear. If there is a piano available at the space they will use that but if not, the ensemble playing will use an electronic keyboard. As far as dress, the ensemble can wear anything from casual to black tie, completely at the discretion of the Client.
Past Booked Events
|November 17, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 09, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|April 15, 2018 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Fundraiser|
In a Mellotone
Body and Soul
My Funny Valentine
Nearness of You
Take The A Train
In A Sentimental Mood
In The Mood
Have You Met Miss Jones
Fly Me To The Moon
What is thing thing Called Love?
Straight No Chaser
...and many many more
Influences & Inspiration
Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, & Charlie Parker
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