Jazz

Jazz and Swing

There are many types of jazz but it’s almost always easy to listen to, with an unpretentious, spontaneous feeling, and a wide range of emotion. We have included in the category groups who can play New Orleans traditional jazz, ragtime, Dixieland, Swing-era, cool jazz, smooth jazz, and Latin jazz. If you find a band leader and/or sound you like, tell us more about your event and budget, and we will help you identify what size group you might like, whether a solo artist, duo, trio, quartet, or a larger ensemble.

  • Anthony Caceres

    Performing vocal jazz standards and instrumentals, the Anthony Caceres Jazz Group plays the likes of Michael Buble, Harry Connick, Jamie Cullum, nd Frank Sinatra; as well…

  • Bob Henschen

    From the first note, you recognize quality when you hear the Bob Henschen Group. This band has made great music in the Houston area for over twenty years. Whether playing…

  • David Caceres

    Originally from San Antonio, saxophonist and vocalist David Caceres took Houston by storm and quickly became its most sought-after musician. Not surprising given…

  • Fahrenheit

    Performing since 1990, Fahrenheit has the experience, quality performers and equipment to operate at the highest level of professionalism. Band members are seasoned…

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    Gary Norian

    Having played piano for over 30 years, Gary Norian has built a reputation as a first call pianist in Houston. Gary’s styles include classic jazz, Great American Songbook (Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein etc), current pop, and Broadway showtunes.

  • Greg Giacona

    Born in Galveston in 1964, Greg Giacona grew up with parents who both loved music passionately and he has been playing piano since he was 5. He caught the jazz bug…

  • Harry Sheppard

    Harry Sheppard is one of the most entertaining and challenging vibraphonists around. When he starts doing his double-fisted thing – and when he gets going, he’s a blur – it’s…

  • Jaime Casco

    Jaime Casco is a native of San Salvador, El Salvador. After moving to Houston, Texas he studied at the University of Houston to further his music education. Jaime has performed…

  • Jazz Revisited

    From Houston, TX Jazz Revisited specializes in New Orleans jazz and Dixieland. Their repertory consists of works from the early jazz era, inlcuding songs made popular…

  • Joe LoCascio

    Joe LoCascio is a rare and gifted jazz pianist and composer. Both the average listener and the most sophisticated jazz enthusiast have embraced his melodic, passionate music…

  • Kristine Mills

    Houston’s “blond bombshell outta the old school” Kristine Mills, is the consummate performer. She has captured the heart of audiences throughout the US and Brazil…

  • Leo Polk

    Raised in Houston’s Fifth Ward, Leo “the voice” Polk toured for years with BB King, played with Motown artist David Ruffin, and portrayed “Satchmo” in Sweet Lorraine…

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    Leybon

    Leybon started out as a small duo formed by the brother and sister team, Micah and Madeline Edwards.

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    Lucky Strikes

    Recalling the styles that Sinatra and Tony Bennett were perfecting in the 1950’s, The Lucky Strikes, from Austin, TX, perform romantic music in the classic pop style…

  • Marvin Gaspard

    Whether performing on the concert stage, or entertaining at a social event, the Marvin Gaspard Trio remains one of Houston’s finest instrumental groups. With a 15 year…

  • Paul Chester

    Paul Chester is a versatile guitarist who can be seen playing New Orleans Jazz at Brennan’s, R&B with Yvonne Washington, or Rock with the Shapeshifters. His solo…

  • Pizazz Dixieland Jazz

    From the Houston area, Pizazz Dixieland Jazz is great for your backyard party, opening celebration, or any all-American event. Not just dixieland, the group also plays standards and…

  • Quiet Storm

    Grady Gaines Douglas was born into the rich musical heritage of Houston’s Fifth Ward, birthplace of such legendary performers as Hubert Laws, Arnett Cobb, and Eddie…

  • Sharon Montgomery

    Having lived and worked in Houston since 1975, Sharon Montgomery has the privilege of working with some great musicians who let her sing whatever she likes…

  • Ted Wenglinski

    A native of St. Louis, Ted studied classical piano with University of Houston professor Albert Hirsh while still attending Clear Lake High School. He returned to…

  • The Blue Monks

    The Blue Monks are one of Houston’s hottest and highest profile bands. Backed by more than 20 years of experience, they are a flexible ensemble with three to nine…

  • The Gypsies

    “Polyethnic” best describes The Gypsies, a European-style strolling group and dance band which has been playing Houston’s social occasions since 1974. They are…

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    The Texas Gypsies

    The Texas Gypsies play the style of music you want. Your guests will love the sound and look of this entertaining band. They are a 5-star rated band and have performed many corporate events…

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    Tianna Hall

    Rising star in the world of vocal jazz, Houstonian Tianna Hall delivers standards, swing, the great American songbook, and bossa novas with a buttery phrasing…

  • Watercolours

    Watercolours is George Coward, Heli Martinez and Rick Cruz.The core trio started Watercolours together in 1991 playing contemporary jazz, jazz/pop and R&B favorites…

  • Yvonne Washington

    Yvonne Washington is a versatile artist from Houston that can sing everything from gospel to Motown, R&B, pop and jazz standards, and can perform with a small…