THE JAZZLANDERS BAND
BRAZILIAN, LATIN/JAZZ SONG LIST
Agua De Beber "Water To Drink", Anotonio Jobim
Blue Bossa, Kenny Dorham
Con Alma, Dizzy Gillespie
Corcovado/Quite Nights Of Quite Stars/, Antonio Jobim
A Day In The Life Of A Fool/Manha De Carneval/ /Black Orpheus, Antonio Jobim
Desafinado, Anotonio Jobim
Dindi, Anotonio Jobim
Five Hundred Miles High, Chick Corea
The Gentle Rain, Luiz Bonfa
Girl From Iponema, Antonio Jobim
How Insensitive, Antonio Jobim
I Concentrate On You, Cole Porter
If You Never Come To Me, Anotonio Jobim
Look To The Sky, Anotonio Jobim
Meditation, Anotonio Jobim
My Little Boat, Roberto Menescal
No More Blues "Chega De Saudade", Antonio Jobim
Once I Loved, Anotonio Jobim
One Note Samba, Antonio Jobim
Oye Como Ya, Tito Puente
Recorda-Me, Joe Henderson
Samba De Orfeu, Luiz Bonfa
The Shadow Of Your Smile, Johnny Mandel
So Danco Samba, Anotonio Jobim
Softly As A Morning Sunrise, Sigmund Romberg
St. Thomas, Sonny Rollins
Summer Samba, Marcos Valle
Triste, Anotonio Jobim
Wave, Antonio Jobim
You're The Sunshine of My Life, Stevie Wonder
POPULAR JAZZ/SWING TUNES
All of me
All The Things You Are
Almost Like Being in Love
As time goes by
Body and soul
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Days of Wine and Roses
Don't get around much anymore
Fly Me to the Moon
How High the Moon
I Didn't Know What Time it Was
I Got Rhythm
Indian Summer F
I Thought About You
It Don't Mean a Thing
I've Got You under My Skin
Lullaby of Birdland
Love me or leave me
The Man I love
Mack the Knife
More Than You Know
My favorite things
My funny Valentine
My one and only Love
Night and Day
Night in Tunisia
Our Love is Here To Stay
The Shadow of Your Smile
Someday my prince will come
Strangers in the night
Sunny Side of the Street
Sweet Georgia Brown
Take the A train
There'll never be another you
A Time For Love
Way You Look Tonight
What a Wonderful World
What Is This Thing Called Love
Where Flamingos Fly
The Way You Look Tonight
*Or just pick any other jazz standard of your choice and we'll play it for you. We have an extended song list, don't hesitate to ask for it. We have over 600 jazz standards in our repertoire.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE BAND?
THE JAZZLANDERS offers a variety of options according to each client's needs:
1) 6-7 piece Full Dance Party Band
2) 4-5 piece Mini Dance Party Band
3) 3 piece band (trio)
4) 2 piece band (duet)
5) solo piano (guitar, violin or another instrument)
6-7 piece ensemble featuring two lead vocalists, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and sax; We offer a variety of configurations--anything from an intimate solo piano (guitar or violin), jazz trio or quartet up to a 10-piece band, where extra horns or vocalists are added--to suit your particular needs, budget, or space limitations. We will be happy to offer suggestions upon our initial consultation with you.
DO YOU PROVIDE MUSIC FOR THE CEREMONY AND COCKTAIL HOUR?
Yes, we provide classical, jazz or any other style of music of your choice for the ceremony, performed by piano, guitar, violin or another instrument of your choice. For the cocktail hour, we provide a nice background music of your choice - Jazz /Swing/R&B/Smooth Jazz. You can choose anything from a solo instrument (piano, guitar or another instrument) to a duet, trio, quartet or a quintet.
WHO TAKES CARE OF ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INTRODUCTIONS?
We can announce all introductions, toasts, special dances, cake cutting, etc., with the function director and will work closely with that person to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
WILL YOU LEARN A SONG FOR OUR FIRST DANCE OR OTHER SPECIAL DANCE?
THE JAZZLANDERS is the only band that can learn any three songs of your choice free of charge if you don't find them in our 600 song list. We just ask that you give us 30 days advance notice, along with a youtube link to the music.
THE GUESTS' AGES VARY WIDELY; CAN YOUR BAND PLAY ALL TYPES OF MUSIC TO ACCOMMODATE DIFFERENT MUSICAL PREFERENCES?
It's one of the reasons we love doing what we do! We get to play some amazing songs encompassing many different genres of music. Our repertoire of approximately 800 songs--representing nearly one century's worth of material--ensures there really is "something for everyone"!
DO WE NEED TO DECIDE EVERY SONG YOU WILL PLAY?
Everyone's taste in music is different, so it's generally not recommended that you try to plan every song for the entire event. Flexibility and versatility is key, and through years of experience we have become highly adept at responding to the needs of the guests. That said, we'll work closely with you to determine your musical preferences, and we'll also provide you with our song list so you can highlight your favorite selections and cross out the ones you don't want played. On the day of your event we'll play those songs you've chosen.
DOES YOUR BAND TAKE REQUESTS?
Audience involvement is crucial to any great event, and taking requests is one aspect of providing interaction with the guests. Providing we feel the request is an appropriate one (and not on the client's "DO NOT PLAY" list), we will make every effort to play it. We'll even allow guests to "sit in" with the band (at the client's discretion). We will try to fit requested songs in at the right moment, as time permits.
WE'RE WORRIED ABOUT THE VOLUME BEING TOO LOUD, WILL YOU PLAY AT AN APPROPRIATE LEVEL?
We will maintain an appropriate volume level at all times. We are experienced with working in almost every size space imaginable... from cozy, fireplace living rooms to colossal college auditoriums--and just about everything in between! Additionally, we are always amenable to lowering the volume, if so requested.
WHAT ABOUT OVERTIME?
Give us at least an hour's advance notice and we'll be happy to add on more time, which is booked in half-hour increments. The prices vary according to the size of the band at your function, which will be discussed in our initial quote to you.
WHAT TIME DOES THE BAND ARRIVE FOR OUR WEDDING OR FUNCTION?
We'll begin arriving about 2 hours prior to the event. This gives us plenty of time to set up equipment, go over details with the function manager, and share information with the photographer. If your guests should enter the room early, we'll have background music playing for them to enjoy while waiting for the others to arrive.
HOW WILL MEMBERS OF THE BAND BE DRESSED AT OUR FUNCTION?
Our band members arrive to the event site neatly dressed as we set up the equipment quickly and quietly. For the wedding reception, we're dressed in suites and ties (or tuxes upon request); Female singer wears formal evening attire. For less formal affairs, the men typically wear shirts and jackets, unless otherwise instructed.
DO YOU TRAVEL?
We are a Boston-based band but we perform throughout the East Coast - Virginia, Florida, all New England, New York, over seas in Europe. The travelling fee is already included in the Total.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE THE JAZZLANDERS?
Various considerations such as the day and date of the event, length of time played, size of the band, etc., are all factors when pricing an event. Give us a call or drop us a line and we'll be happy to discuss all the particular details and send you a quote!
HOW DO WE RESERVE THE JAZZLANDERS?
An initial standard 50% reservation deposit is required to reserve THE JAZZLANDERS for your event date. You can send us a check or pay through Paypal.
DOES THE JAZZLANDERS PLAY ONLY AT THE WEDDINGS OR AT THE OTHER FUNCTIONS TOO?
THE JAZZLANDERS plays for every celebration - Weddings, Anniversaries, Corporate & Private Events, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Indoor & Outdoor and Concerts.