Bands & Ensembles in Trenton, New Jersey
Wanna hire a rockstar? Yea you do... or maybe you don’t and are just looking for a Jazz singer (BTW, we think Jazz soloists are total rockstars). No matter the genre or style, the Special Guest band category will not disappoint. Scroll through our talent to book the perfect entertainment for your next big bash (or intimate cocktail party).
Giovana RobinsonGiovana sings with passion connecting audiences
Giovana Robinson’s repertoire include Latin music styles, Latin Jazz and music from her album “Introducing Giovana”. Giovana has performed for over 15 years in a variety of stages like the Philadelphia Art Museum, The Kimmel Center of the Performing Arts, The Woodmere Art Museum, WHYY, The Center City Jazz Festival, Artreach, Rutgers University, UPENN, Villanova University, The Atwater Kent museum, The Sunoco Welcome America 4th of July event on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.
Deep Dish Blues And Jazz Featuring Carol Moog"Heartfelt Heart-Driven Harmonica Soul"
Harmonica player Carol Moog is known to be a “huge sound in a small package.” Moog played for many years before launching No Alibi Blues Band. With the fabulous late vocalist Zan Gardner, the band quickly developed a loyal following at Philadelphia’s top music venues, such as Warmdaddy’s, Tin Angel and World Cafe Live.
Mike KennedyInstrumental Americana, Jazz and Twang
Philadelphia guitarist and music maker, Mike Kennedy, has been sharing his passion for melody and musical imagery with eclectic audiences for over twenty years. Mike has spent his musical life exploring many moods, textures and spaces and continues to use each performance as a launchpad to search for new and compelling musical experiences. Mike’s recent release, ‘Landfall”, features haunting melodic passages, plenty of Twang, pedal steel and calls upon imagery reminiscent of the wild west.
Pat BrennanBass Player
Pat Brennan is a Philadelphia based free-lance musician that plays both Upright and Electric bass. Pat first began playing Electric Bass when he was 11 years old still living in South Jersey. After picking up the Upright Bass in 2014, and a lot of hard work, Pat would begin his studies at The University of the Arts (UArts) in 2015 and also begin his career. Through his studies, he has become fluent in many musical styles, specializing in Jazz, Rock, Funk, and Fusion. Through UArts, Pat has played in a variety of musical ensembles consisting of Small Jazz Combo, Jazz Big Band, Musical Theater, Rock, and many more. In addition, Pat has also played in many of the local clubs in Philadelphia, such as Chris’ Jazz Café, and Fergie’s Pub. When he’s not playing the Bass, Pat is also a Composer, Educator, and Audio Engineer. He is currently finishing a master’s program at UArts specializing in the study of Music Education. In December 2018, leading his own quartet he released his first album titled “Welcome to,” which is now published on multiple music platforms such as Spotify, Bandcamp, and Apple Music.
Thomas B. RazlerPerformer/Educator/Composer
The Thomas B. Razler Quartet is one of Bucks County's favorite jazz groups. We perform as a trio, quartet or quintet (if you're looking to have a vocalist and/or a bigger instrumental sound). We're a tight group with a bright positive sound, ready to liven up your party, event or function. We have years of experience playing everything from small, intimate gatherings to large, festive parties. We know thousands of songs and are always ready to learn special requests for any occasion.
Eric McGarry is a jazz guitarist and composer in the Philadelphia Region. He attended the University of the Arts, where he earned a MM in Jazz Studies. Eric performs around the area, at restaurants and events in a variety of performance settings. He also is a band leader performing his original compositions at venues, including Chris' Jazz Cafe and the Philadelphia Free Library.
Dirk QuinnSolo jazz/funk guitarist
Quinn has developed a unique and progressive style - one that appeals to a wide variety of music listeners. Available for solo and duo bookings. Duo consists of Dirk on guitar and a keyboardist. Dirk Quinn is the guitarist for a high energy funk/jazz band based out of Philadelphia that travels extensively throughout the US and Canada. Utilizing over a decade of steady performing, Quinn has developed a unique and progressive style - one that appeals to a wide variety of music listeners with fans ranging from the beard stroking jazz aficionados to the jam band hippies.
Victor Tarassov Spanish GuitarSpanish Guitar Solo Performance
Victor Tarassov is a professional guitarist, who provides Spanish guitar music for weddings and events throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, California. His guitar music is perfect for a wedding, a cocktail hour, dinner reception, restaurant and much more! Look no further when searching for a professional guitarist for your next event, party, or wedding!
Doug DrewesUpbeat Instrumental Jazz
Doug Drewes is a freelance bassist in Philadelphia. He performs regularly throughout the east coast including performances at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Heritage and CMJ Music Fest. Doug has performed on over 30 albums and has been featured in television shows for NBC, USA, and MTV. He has performed/recorded with Robert Randolph, Greg Hopkins, and Alexis Cole. Rates reflected are based on a two member band and can vary based on number of musicians and location.
Gary ReedFIngerstyle Guitarist and Vocalist
Gary Reed’s music is an intriguing mix of fingerpicking guitar, heartfelt lyrics that tell tales of love, loss and longing in the best tradition of JJ Cale, Mark Knophler and Neil Young. Little wonder Reed was a regular player at New York’s Bitter End, Folk City, Kenny’s Castaway and Max’s Kansas City during the ‘60s and ‘70s. Moving to San Francisco in the 70’s he become heavily influenced by and part of the San Francisco acoustic-fingerstyle music scene, ala Hot Tuna