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What does this band offer?

 The 42nd Street Jazz Band is a highly energetic and entertaining musical group that performs background music for parties and gala’s; concerts tributing big band, dixieland, jazz music around the region’s community theaters as well as numerous weddings and dances. This a very versatile band! It’s primary set includes swing, 50’s, ballads, country and a bit of classic rock. Great for a diverse audience. 

Band members include: 

Kathie Brekke (vocals, keyboard) Kent Karch (Bass, Vocals) Joe Riewer (Drums) Shawn Brekke (Trumpet) Matt Seidel, Guitar; Other members who play with the band occasionally are Russ Peterson, Sax. Harley Sommerfeld (Sax, Clarinet, Flute)

We understand your musical entertainment needs and can provide your event with: 

• A duo, trio or full band depending on your needs, budget and space.
• Quiet dinner music with warm ballads and familiar swing tunes 
• Classic wedding band sets with romantic jazz, fabulous 50’s, classic rock.
• A fun Mardi Gras Dixieland band to liven up the room and do some light entertaining 
• An interesting mix of Latin and standard jazz tunes 
• Music from the swing era that will be appealing to that hard to please diverse audience 


We can choose from about 1000 different songs, but here are some standards that are in many of our sets: 

Great Dance tunes:Rock this Town, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Jump, Jive, Wail, Soul Man, I feel good, Moondance, Brown Eyed Girl, At the hop, Twist, Flip Flop Fly, Sir Duke, Sweet Caroline, Shout, Just the Way You Are, Margueritaville, Unchained Melody. Obladi Oblada, 

Jazz Standards: At Last, What a Wonderful World, It had to be you, Can’t take My Eyes off of you, The Nearness of you, Unforgettable, I can’t Help Falling in love with you, Unchained melody, Over the rainbow, The Way You Look Tonight, L-o-v-e, Blue Skies, Embraceable you, Fly Me to the moon, It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing, Come Fly with Me, Hit the Road Jack 

Big Band Music:  In the Mood, Sing Sing Sing, Take the A Train, New York New York, Sweet Georgia Brown, Up a Lazy River 

Artists we like to cover:  Norah Jones, Michael Buble, Post Modern Jukebox, Diana Krall, Earth Wind and Fire, Sinatra, Ellington, Eva Cassidy, The Beatles, Queen.  Classics.

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