The Calico Jazz Cats
A Classic Acoustic Jazz Quintet Covering Over 100 Years of Jazz & Pop, Based in Dallas-Ft. Worth
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- Classy and elegant while also fun and entertaining, with a classic acoustic jazz combo sound.
- Wide and extensive repertoire to fit your unique tastes and/or event theme: over 100 years of jazz and popular music to choose from (1920's to today)!
- No awkward silences: we come prepared with well-balanced set lists (list of songs to play, in order) and pre-set arrangements to keep the momentum moving forward.
- Appropriate balance & sound levels: we bring our own professional audio engineer and sound equipment to ensure proper balance and sound levels for your event and venue.
The Calico Jazz Cats has a traditional acoustic sound perfect for smaller venues, more laid-back events, or elegant dinners and cocktail hours. But make no mistake: this band has style. Don't expect them to be mere wallflowers! They are the perfect mix of classy & elegant with fun & entertaining.
Highly Customizable Repertoire: A Wide Range Of Themes, And Pretty Much Any Song, Can Be Accommodated
- 1920s "Jazz Age"
- 1940s or "Swing"
- Crooner Songs
- Love Songs (and plenty of them!)
- Smoky Jazz Club
- Vintage Pop (Songs from every decade re-arranged in a classic jazz style.)
- Latin repertoire
- Disney songs, and other songs for kids (or kids-at-heart!)
- Christmas & Holiday
- Artist Repertoire (such as Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, or you name the artist!)
We're Jazz Musicians, But We Don't Just "Wing-It."
- Hiring a band that turns out to be a little boring or uninspiring, fails to create a memorable experience, or every song starts to sound the same after a while?
- Having too much awkward silence between songs?
- Hiring a band that's just "more of the same" of what you hear at other events, and doesn't offer anything unique or different?
- No awkward silences: we come prepared with a well-balanced set list (list of songs to play, in order) to avoid the inevitable 3-minute discussions between each song about what song we'll play next and how to play it.
- More of your favorite songs per set: In addition to being more organized with our set lists, we do shorter, more compact arrangements so you can hear more of your favorite songs per set. (Plus, we aren't limited to our repertoire list. Since I'm a professional arranger, we can play a thrilling version of pretty much any song you want to hear for a modest arranging/rehearsal fee.)
- Professional Quality Sound. In addition to our talented musicians—each of whom are artists in their own right—I've learned from experience that bringing my own professional audio engineer and equipment is critical to ensuring the band always sounds great, is properly balanced, EQ'd properly, and that the sound levels are appropriate for the event. (This is something many other bands of this type don't put enough focus on.)
- Professional vibes. We take seriously the importance of showing up on time, being dressed appropriately for the event, being ready to entertain, and also refraining from alcohol while we're working.