The Stanley Baird Group is a smooth jazz group, however, we cater to all genres of music. SBG performs for wedding receptions, clubs, corporate parties, festivals and any events looking for an experienced band. We are also an Armed Forces Entertainment group and have traveled throughout the Pacific and Mediterranean playing a variety of music for our troops. We are a six piece band including a female vocalist.
Unfortunately, Mr. Baird fell ill the day before my father’s 70th birthday party and was unable to perform, but his band was there and the were absolutely AMAZING. Our gusts danced the night away — the dance floor was packed the entire time. I’ve honestly never seen anything like it. The music was terrific and the vocalist was superb. I highly recommend this band.
What a surprise to walk into my party and see the Stanley Baird Group there performing...the full band! The band members were friendly, professional and Man, they jammed the entire time!!!! They were very entertaining and enjoyable; playing a variety of music from many genres. I had the greatest time ever! I highly recommend them for any event that you're planning.
Wonderful group, we have so much fun. Everyone enjoy it. Awesome!!!
The Stanley Baird Group provided superb entertainment during our Gala. The band is extremely professional and accommodating. They cover a wide range of genres ranging from Straight Ahead Jazz to R&B and Funk. We danced!!!!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Stanley Baird, owner and creator of THE STANLEY BAIRD GROUP, is a renowned jazz musician, who has played along side the likes of Otis Redding, Gladys Knight, Kirk Whalum, Patti LaBelle, Najee, Richard Elliott and Donald Byrd to name a few.
While having enjoyed playing with other bands throughout the years, Stanley Baird had a drive to create his own band and play his own music. In 1991, The Stanley Baird Group was formed and has since released 6 albums. Stanley Baird has been playing the saxophone since an early teenager and has shared the stage with legends including Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Kim Waters, Regina Belle, Alex Bugnon, Brian McKnight, The O'Jays, George Howard, Otis Redding, Gladys Knight, Kirk Whalum, Patti LaBelle, Najee, Richard Elliott and Donald Byrd.
Baird's music is described as smooth jazz with a R&B and Latin infusion. With a Master's degree in Music Education, Baird served as a band instructor in the North Carolina public school system for 35 years, as well as got his start teaching in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. It was during his time in St. Croix that Baird was first exposed to West Indian and Latin music.
Because Baird believes the future of jazz music lies in the hands of rising instrumentalists and vocalists, he strongly advocates the exposure of music to underprivileged youth.
Additional Booking Notes
Medium size stage and two dressing rooms
Past Booked Events
|October 21, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 29, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 17, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Retirement Party|
|May 07, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 06, 2015||Nonprofit Event|
|March 06, 2015||Dinner Dance|
set list varies from event to event
|JP Perry||Lead Guitar|
|James Peryy JR.||Bass guitar|
Influences & Inspiration
Here is a "sample" of songs from our playlist. We offer many more so just ask us if there are certain songs you want or need for your event:
Before I let Go
Rock With You
Never 2 Much
Wanna Be Your Lover
Bad mama Jama
Electric Slide I'll Take you there
Lost Without You
My My My
The Way Of The World
Love On Top
Chance For Love
Pass The Peas
pa for large events
lights for large events
snacks for band
back line for large concerts
6 monitors for large events
1 dressing room
Adequate power supplies
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