Category Archives: Jazz Ensembles

Saxophonist – Joe

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Joe electrifies his audience and delivers a genre blending musical experience with his soaring melodies and eclectic influences.

His pop-jazz sound was inspired by sharing the stage with Grammy winning guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana, pop-country music sensation The Mavericks, and contemporary jazz greats Kirk Whalum and Dave Koz. With his 5 piece band, Joe spanned the genre spectrum by opening for The Bee Gee’s, Peter Cetera (Chicago), Gloria Estefan and jazz virtuoso George Benson to name a few.

His touring schedule has included performances for audiences of over 30,000 in the Peoples Republic of China, New York, Florida, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, Philadelphia, a solo performance of the National Anthem for the World Series in Miami to intimate performances in his hometown of Los Angeles.

Joe’s media successes include; a PBS special with Jazz legend and Multi Grammy winner Al Jarreau, a starring role in a national TV commercial for Disney, a European T.V. commercial for Apollinaris mineral water and national radio play for his self-titled debut CD.

Critical acclaim came when Absolute Vodka chose Joe as the “face” of their Absolute Kurant Vodka and The Miami Herald featured him on the entertainment cover with pop sensations Celine Dion and Ricky Martin.

Joe’s constantly evolving signature style, live musical experience and his creative independence continues to earn him fans across the globe.

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Jazz/Pop Ensembles – Duo, Trio & Quartet

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Searching for something other than a Classical String Ensemble for your ceremony, cocktail or dinner party? Then one of our wonderful duo-trio-quartet ensemble combinations, playing a variety of music;  Jazz and Contemporary, is for you!

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(Quintets also available)


Cafe Internationale

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Cafe Internationale, an emerging darling of the Los Angeles bistro jazz scene, transports you to a more genteel time, a dimly lit salon replete with tufted chaise-lounges and the most decadent Bordeaux. Cou Cou, the understated, yet delightful debut album features tastefully and sparingly produced vocals, guitar and double bass. Spanning generations of musical landscape, Cafe Internationale tips the cap to 30’s gypsy jazz marvel Django Reinhardt, 60’s French icon Serge Gainsbourg, bossa innovator Tom Jobim, and chanteuses of legend past (Edith Piaf) and present (Diana Krall).

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SR Jazz Band

SR Jazz Band


The SR Jazz band performs in all musical styles, from classical to rock, jazz standards to smooth jazz, et al. Selections by David Sanborn, Kenny G, Warren Hill, Doobie Bros., Gnarls Barkley, Van Morrison, Yellowjackets, Kinks, Stevie Wonder, Duke Ellington, Beatles, Rolling Stones and many, many more are included in their extensive repertoire.

They can perform as a duo and up to a sextet (6-pieces). Keyboard and saxophone, or guitar and saxophone for a duo, add drums for a trio, add guitar for a quartet, add bass for a quintet, and add percussion for a sextet.

The group has played hundreds of corporate events for companies such as; NBC, Ford Motor Co., Lanier, Ernst and Young, McDonalds, Hewlett-Packard, Deloitte & Touche, General Motors, Boeing, and many, many more. Steve, one of California’s premiere saxophonists, and the SR Jazz band’s leader has played in top society orchestras and on the soundtracks of hundreds of national TV commercials for companies ranging from Coors, to Budweiser, to Sears, Sunkist, Oldsmobile, Sea World, among many, many others. He has also performed as the opening act for Aretha Franklin, Stephanie Mills, Cameo, and has had the honor of playing with Herbie Hancock – one of the most influential jazz musicians of our time.

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Jazz Ensembles

For your cocktail hour or other cool jazz event, if you’d love to underscore the moment with a small, classic jazz ensemble or the elegance of a group of strolling violinists or string quartet – or even if you’d like the spicy South American flavor of a small Jamaican steel drum ensemble or a trio of Latin musicians performing passionate Gipsy Kings-style music: we can be of service to you.


… AND SO MUCH MORE! Please call or email to inquire about the many other options available.



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