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Beans and Rice - Blues/Jazz
Beans and Rice performs original and traditional Blues-Jazz compositions. Instrumentation is organ, guitar, bass, drums, trombone, saxophone. Beans and Rice will perform at festivals, concerts, clubs, weddings, parties, schools and special events.
phone: (413) 253-9980
website:http://www.facethemusicagency.com
email: brian@facethemusicagency.com
Avi Pavlovich's Band - Jazz
Avi Pavlovich
Jazz Guitarist Avi Pavlovich founded his quartet on April, 2003. Since that time the band has been busy playing for audiences all over the Tri-State Area. The music is a mixture of jazz and latin standards, Avi's original compositions and a variety of grooves.
The band is composed of four great musicians:
Jeremy Powell on Tenor Sax, Assaf Hakimi on Bass (upright and electric), Avi Pavlovich on Guitar, Yoni Halevy on Drums

website: www.avipavlovich.com
email: info@avipavlovich.com
phone:917-653-9098
Bluezy Jazz Duo - Blues/Jazz
Bluezy Jazz Duo Bluezy Jazz Duo
Debra Cilingin - Debra sings traditional and contemporary jazz and blues songs in a style reminiscent of Rosemary Clooney, Billy Holiday, Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughn. She has appeared in numerous venues in the tri-state area and has developed an avid and loyal fan base. Once you hear Debra you’ll understand why.
Carmine Marino – A versatile jazz musician in the John Pizzarelli mold, Carmine plays improvisational jazz swing guitar with sophisticated harmonic sense. He’s worked with top New York musicians and quickly developed a following on the local music scene.

For Bookings contact: Bluezy Jazz Duo -
Debra Cilingin (203) 847-0866
email: dcilingin@hotmail.com
The Brian Bender Jazz Group - Jazz
Brian Bender Jazz Group
The Brian Bender Jazz group performs Swing, Blues, Ballads, Bossa Nova, etc. Instrumentation is trombone, piano, guitar, acoustic bass and drums. The Brian Bender Jazz Group will perform at festivals, concerts, clubs, weddings, parties, schools and special events.
phone:(413) 367-9900
website:www.facethemusicagency.com/brianbenderjazz.htm
email:brian@facethemusicagency.com
chris coogan - jazz/gospel
Chris Coogan
Chris Coogan is one of the most sought after jazz pianists in Fairfield County. He sings and plays all different kinds of jazz often making eclectic mixes of Dixie, Straight Ahead, Funk, Gospel, Blues and especially New Orleans music. He also leads the Good News Gospel Choir, a local community choir.
phone: 203 454 4695
website: http://www.cooganmusic.com
email: chris@cooganmusic.com
Far From Here - Jazz/Rock Fusion
Far From Here
Far From here is a 5-piece band consisting of musicians from the Wallingford area. Their original music is an eclectic mixture of many different styles, including Rock, Pop, Jazz and Funk. one of the most original bands in Connecticut, they can be found playing is various clubs and bars all over the state. Be sure to check these guys out when you can!
website: www.farfromhere.org
email:info@farfromhere.org
FRO & FRIENDS (Summer Residency) - Funky-Jazz-Rock
Fro and Friends
Harold Davis Jr. (otherwise known as FRO) is a funky-jazz-rock guitarist, composer and bandleader from Bridgeport, CT. His music blends the funk of James Brown, with the jazz vocabulary of Miles Davis and the rock edge of Metallica. Since 1995, FRO has been bringing his funky-jazz-rock styling's to listeners and has performed around Connecticut, New York and Vermont. He has opened for diverse national acts including Tower Of Power, Toots and the Maytals, Deep Banana Blackout, Screaming Headless Torsos and others.
website: www.in-fro-mation.com
The Gumbo Jumbo Dixieland Band -  Dixieland Jazz
Gumbo Jumbo Dixieland Band
The Gumbo Jumbo Dixieland Band performs traditional New Orleans style Jazz. Instrumentation is clarinet, trumpet, trombone, tuba, banjo, drums. The Gumbo Jumbo Dixieland Band will perform at festivals, concerts, clubs, parties, schools and special events.
phone: (413) 367-9900
website:www.facethemusicagency.com/gumbojumbo.htm
email: brian@facethemusicagency.com
the Jazz Aesthetic - Jazz
We are a quartet of undergraduates currently attending Yale University. The band consists of Adam Cushner on saxophones, Marc Sorel on piano, Silas Meredith on acoustic bass, and Chris Paxton on drums. Our current repertoire includes Brazilian and funk influenced originals, mainstream originals, and jazz standards. We play most of our gigs on campus but would like to also focus on setting up regional performances.
phone:203-436-0682
email: christopher.paxton@yale.edu
JOHNNY DURKIN'S LOS PLATANOS
Los Platanos
Los Platanos Fritos features members of Deep Banana Blackout, Electric Hill and the Damon Grant Sextet ...Latin beats, heavy percussions and mad horns.
The Key Ingredients - Standards Jazz, Pop rock-Party music Fairfield co.
THE KEY INGREDIENTS for any party or event; this band is exactly what parties need in Fairfield County. They do standards to start the party, jazz instrumentals, classic rock and the best of today. The band is great with Suzanne on vocals they rock and they are all responsible adults who show up.
phone:203-222-1441
website: www.thekeyingredients.com
email: suzanne@suzannesheridan.com
MARK MOLLICA - Jazz
markmollica
Jazz guitarist Mark Mollica specializes in small ensemble settings with an emphasis on composition and modern repertoire. In the last five years, he has been active in the New England, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and upstate New York music scenes. As a bandleader, he has performed in a variety of venues ranging from the Westport Arts Center in Connecticut to the Village Theatre in Los Angeles to Fuller Hall in Vermont. More often, he can be heard regularly in various duos and trios in southern Connecticut. Recent CT band mates include Henry Lugo, Fred Scerbo, Gary MacFadden, Ed Jarusinsky, Mark Small, Herb Wilson, Chris D’Angelis, Matt Moadell, Rich Zurkowsky, Phil Bowler, Dave Savitsky, Gwen Owen, Matt Criscuolo, and Trever Somerville.
In addition to freelance work, regular gigs include: Duet with vocalist Gary MacFadden at Piccolo in Ridgefield every Tuesday night. Host of the Acoustic CafĂ©’s jazz jam session in Bridgeport on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Varied trios at the Guilford Mooring in Guilford every Sunday afternoon. And every Sunday evening finds him at the “O” Bar in Fairfield with a guest saxophonist. Mark is available for work in concert, restaurant, and private function settings, and can be reached at MDMollica@aol.com.

phone:203-434-2333
email: MDMollica@aol.com
MELVIN SPARKS
Melvin Sparks
Melvin Sparks has been credited with being a pioneer of acid jazz and is currently the buzz in jazz, blues, and jam band scenes. He is the cleanest, fastest, and most rhythmic living guitar player in many genres. His abilities with guitar have established as a renowned talent across the blues, jazz, acid jazz, funk and rock scenes.
website: http://www.melvinsparks.com
MICHELLE MEYER - Jazz, Blues, Pop, Folk Rock, Gospel
Michelle Meyer
Michelle Meyer - Jazz, Blues, Pop, Folk Rock, Gospel n more...Soloist to 7-piece Ensemble for any private or corporate event..clubs/restaurants contracts are required. Represented by DRC Music Entertainment. For bookings please E-Mail: DRCMusicPR@aol.com or call 203-268-4168
phone:203-268-4168
website:www.soundclick.com/michellemeyer
email:DRCMusicPR@aol.com
OL' BOY - Jazz
Ol Boy
Ol' Boy is George Lesiw on guitar, Preston Murphy on Upright Bass, and Rob Bonaccorso on Drums. Ol' Boy's three members come from widely diverse backgrounds of musical training, experience, and influences. They have a unique blend of jazz standards, rock anthems, and original compositions all of which are played in an instrumental setting. Collectively the members have played and shared the stage with, Addison Groove Project, The Breakfast, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Chris "Smokin' Opey" Damato, Cecil Brooks III, International String Orchestra, Luther "Guitar" Junior Johnson, Fro, Hubinger Street, Electric Mayhem, Govt. Mule, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Gordon Stone Band, Deep Banana Blackout, The Richie Hart Trio, Garaj Mahal, and Phil Lesh and Friends, just to name a few. Live, Ol' Boy elevates the audience as if they are experiencing a happening. Their instrumental exchanges can be a fury of chops and licks blitzing the ears of the listener or they can create a sense of stillness and peace by playing soulful ballads that are as calm as a lake of water at early morning. Throughout the coming year they will continue to preserve the integrity of world class musicianship in every performance.
phone:1-203-954-8730
website: www.myspace.com/olboy
PC Jazz - Jazz / Swing
PC Jazz
Patty Carey, a native of Connecticut, has been a vocalist for over 15 years. Patty's influences have been the greatest female vocalists of five decades including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Karen Carpenter and more. Patty sings jazz and pop arrangements spanning the years from the 1930s to present and the music she performs is sung with the heart and soul of the original artists. Patty is very active performing for the Greater Hartford Arts Council and their Sponsors. She performs at many local venues such as, Foxwoods Casino, The Pump House Grille, Main and Hopewell and Szechuan Tokyo. Patty performs with many musicians in the area, from duo's and quartets up to a full 17 piece big band.
phone:860-463-1045
website: www.pattycarey.com
email: pcjazz@cox.net
Richard Buyak, Jr. - Jazz, Classical
Richard Buyak, Jr.
Richard has been playing music in the northwest corner of Connecticut for 25+ years. In addition to freelance and "pit" work, he has released 2 CD's. The first, 'classical things', is a solo classical guitar recording. His new CD, 'Jazz Things', is a collection of new, original compositions. There are samples of his discs on his website.
phone:860-542-1679
website: www.home.earthlink.net/~rbuyak
email: rbuyak@earthlink.net
Robert Summers Potterton, III - Classical, New Age, Celtic, Jazz
A versatile musician, Robert Summers Potterton III has been active as a composer, conductor, pianist, organist, producer, and piper for over five years. He resides in Coventry, CT, but is currently studying composition with Mark Hijleh in western New York.
website: http://www.rsp3.com
email: rsp3studio@yahoo.com
Stan Sutton - Jazz, funk, folk, rock
I have played and loved music since the day I was born. In third grade I picked up the trumpet. Not until eighth grade did I start playing, my main instrument, the guitar. I attended the Greater Hartford Academy of Performing Arts, studying jazz trumpet, piano, and theory. After graduating high school, I started a band called Blind Ambition. We opened up for acts such as; Robbie Kreiger of the Doors, Vince Welneck of the Grateful Dead, Strangefolk, Deep Bannana Blackout, and many others. I am currently taking some time away from weekly gigs to teach guitar at Baldwin Music studio in Avon CT.
phone: (860) 716-1318
email: Freedomsongs@37.com

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