Music By Genre


Jazz, Blues, Gospel and Swing Music

» Banu Gibson
Banu Gibson and The New Orleans Hot Jazz have performed at The Hollywood Bowl twice and were a star attraction with the Boston Pops for their millennium New Year’s Eve. Banu is one of the best entertainers and singers around. An evening with Banu and her band features songs by Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, and George Gershwin.

» Chicago Brass Quintet
As Chicago’s original brass quintet, these five virtuosi possess the technical and musical mastery needed to perform music of all periods and styles with equal aplomb. The Chicago Brass Quintet brings style, grace, dazzling technique and humor to every performance. "Virtuoso Brass" - the music of Vivaldi, Bach, DeFalla, Ewazen and Copland. "Brass & Gospel" - joined by the Brown Singers Gospel Quintet for an evening of traditional American and gospel music with brass. "Brass & Organ" - the quintet joins forces with organist Paul Vander Weele in works by Stanley, Purcell, Strauss, Widor, Vienre and McCabe. "A Night in London" - featuring music of The Beatles, Manhattan Transfer, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Handel, William Boyce, Gustav Holst and more.

» Dave Bennett
Dave with his All-Star Sextet play Goodman's big hits and "swing-era" classics: Moonglow, I've Got Rhythm, Body and Soul, Slipped Disc, Sing, Sing, Sing and many others. Dave Bennett is a jaw dropping clarinet prodigy who brings to life the music of "The King of Swing" with incredible technique, expression and sensitivity.

» Loren and Mark
Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry seldom found among musicians. Their live performances feature not only their spectacular technical grasp of the guitar, but also their outstanding musicality and ability to be spontaneously creative. The interaction between the two musicians is as much a feature of their shows as is the world-class guitar playing that they both display.

Loren and Mark's varied repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar duets as well as songs, giving them a wide appeal. Their music is influenced by Bluegrass, Jazz and Western; their style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, and their songs feature Loren’s superb vocals and some beautiful harmonies from Mark.

» Mark209
In just a short amount of time, MARK209 has garnered the interest of an industry. Tagged the “best group you probably have never heard” by industry leaders, MARK209 has certainly made a mark for themselves. The 2011 National Quartet Convention in Louisville, KY was no exception as they revealed their new name; which is a reference to Mile Marker 209 in Nashville, TN (the location of Music Row … and considered the Heart of Nashville). Audiences respond immediately to the four-part harmony that they are accustomed to in Southern Gospel. However, MARK209’s sound has more of a country grace and their lyrics reflect the life that many live, which allows them to effectively communicate to their audience. MARK209: Nathaniel Justice, Jym Howe, Bryan Hatton, Ray Woconish -- four superbly distinctive and recognizable voices blended together to bring fun, encouragement, inspiration, and an interactive worship experience to all ages.

» Michael Andrew and Swingerhead
Led by band leader-singer-songwriter Michael Andrew, these cats are making people swing! The dynamic show mesh 50's kitsch with the raw energy of the 90's club scene from Florida, California and New York, combining tunes from Frank Sinatra and others with originals. Catch Michael soon starring on Broadway in The Nutty Professor!

» Straight Ahead
"Blues Women in the Twentieth Century" showcases all the great ladies of blues such as Mahalia, Billie, Aretha and many more with historical information and humor. Straight Ahead also perform their signature concert which combines all the elements of jazz into their own blend of traditional, transitional and contemporary jazz. These five women, widely recognized for their eclectic and soulful approach to creating music, move their sound comfortably from mainstream jazz to R&B ballads, avant-garde to Brazilian funk. Their live performances are a joyful celebration.

» The Chenille Sisters
The Chenilles' voices ring strong and clear as ever as they mingle alongside the musical might of a symphony, And their singular songwriting, with its poetry, emotion and wry wit, holds its own just as well. Featuring scores of songs from their contemporary repertoire, plus some energetic Swing arrangements, it brilliantly showcases classic Chenille harmony and humor.