Twenty-two teenagers from Utah can make a lot of noise - especially when they happen to be members of the Crescent Super Band. Under the direction of founder Caleb Chapman, the band has stunned audiences worldwide, from New York to the Netherlands. With a youthful energy and nearly unbelieveable performance level, the band has performed hip, intelligent arrangements of the American standards for thousands. As a result, they have frequently been hailed as the top band of their type in the world. You can visit their full website here.
Taking its cues from bands like the Brian Setzer Orchestra, the Atomic Fireballs, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the Voodoo Orchestra revisits the high energy jump swing of the ‘30s and ‘40s. With Rat Pack swagger, this dynamic entertainment conspiracy features 20 top notch musicians who faithfully celebrate the music and style of one of America’s golden ages of music. In addition to recent performances in LA, the band headlined Salt Lake City's Official First Night Celebration - EVE 2011, performing for thousands. They have shared the bill with acts as varied as the Robert Cray Band and the Neon Trees. The band was recognized in 2010 and 2011 by DownBeat Magazine with the award for “Outstanding Rock/Blues Band”.
In the tradition of the classic R&B and soul bands of the 70’s, the Soul Research Foundation brings the funk that audiences crave. With a six-piece horn section and high energy vocals, this band has a much bigger sound than one might expect. Displaying a modern and hip take on the music of Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power, Sam and Dave, Average White Band, and Parliament-Funkadelic, the party just isn’t complete without the tight dance grooves of the Soul Research Foundation. In 2011 the band won their first DownBeat Award for "Outstanding Rock/Blues Performance".
If a little Salsa is what you need, look no further than La Onda Caribena. In addition to playing authentic Latin jazz, La Onda knows how to light up the room with sizzling dance music! This full 20-piece big band features a four-[iece percussion section. the band recently headlined the Puerto Vallarta Jazz festival along with special guest, percussion master, Ruben Alvarez. They have also been featured with Latin jazz artists, Poncho Sanchez, Francisco Torres, Alex Acuna, Claudio Roditi, Robby Ameen, and many others. They were recognized in 2012 with DownBeat Magazine's Award for "Best Latin Jazz Ensemble".
Bigger isn't always better, and the Crescent Octet is the proof of that adage. This small combo is the perfect choice to lend a high-class feel for events in smaller venues or when background music is desired. With a repetoire that compliments events from weddings to dinner parties, the Crescent Octet will always impress!
HBB brings the street music of New Orleans directly to Utah. Combining elements of funk, hip-hop, rap, and jazz, this 11 piece band is guaranteed to turn heads and start feet stomping. It's a little piece of the Crescent City right here in the Rockies!
In the early 90's, Utah was known as the Ska Capital of the World, and for good reason. With a legacy of bands like Stretch Armstrong and My Man Friday (both of which Caleb Chapman performed with), Lo-Fi Riot continues with their own take on the ska genre. Combining infectious hooks and crunchy guitars with the requisite offbeat groove, LFR is set to re-establish Utah's dominance in the style!
The Little Big Band is Utah’s only band strictly dedicated to preserving America’s rich swing tradition and perhaps the finest in the world for their young age. Complete with Zoot Suits and fedoras the 22-piece big band recreates such well-known favorites as “In the Mood”, “Sing Sing Sing”, “American Patrol”, and dozens of others.
Comprised of Utah's youngest jazz cats, Duly Noted amazes as the average age of each member is just 11 years old! Perfect as background music or even as featured entertainment, Duly Noted is the perfect way to add excitement to your event!