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Brooklyn Jazz Group

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   Versatile band playing a range of styles from jazz to blues

   Extensive experience with high-profile performances

   Performed for Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg with past clients including Bergdorf Goodman, NYC Wine, and HBO

   Catchy 4 part vocal harmony

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Step back in time with this premium jazz and blues band hire, the quintessential ensemble that brings the roaring energy of early jazz, swing, and blues to life. This acclaimed New York City band will transport you to the era of speakeasies and flappers with their enthralling performances and authentic sound.

Whether it's a spirited cocktail party, a sophisticated wedding reception, or a corporate event needing some pizzazz, choosing to rent 1920s vintage jazz entertainers like these deliver an impeccable blend of high-energy tunes and smooth melodies. Their extensive repertoire spans witty 1920s and '30s classics, Dixieland jazz, heartfelt blues, R&B, and even Western Swing, all performed with infectious enthusiasm and polished artistry.

Ranging from a dynamic quartet to an impressive septet or octet, the band's versatile configurations ensure the perfect match for any event's atmosphere and size. Their engaging stage presence, coupled with their original tunes and cheeky lyrics, make for a lively and interactive experience that's guaranteed to charm and entertain.

With a history of notable performances, including Lisa Loeb's wedding and collaborations with stars like Bette Midler and Elvis Costello, the band's pedigree is undisputed. They've even graced the stage at HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" finale party, showcasing their ability to capture and recreate the authentic spirit of the era.

If you'd like to book authentic 1920s Brooklyn Jazz Band, your event will be seamlessly infused with the timeless allure of jazz and swing. Prepare for a foot-tapping, soul-stirring journey that will leave your guests spellbound and talking about their experience long after the last note has faded.

  • A Rollin and A Tumblin (Up Blues) by Muddy Waters 1950
  • After You’ve Gone (Medium Tempo/Up Tempo) by Turner Layton 1918
  • Ain’t She Sweet (Trad Jazz instrumental) by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen 1927
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’(Medium Slow Tempo) by (Fats Waller)Thomas Wright Waller 1929
  • Alabama Jubilee (Medium Tempo) by George L. Cobb and Jack Yellen 1915
  • All Of Me (Medium Tempo) by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons 1931
  • All Night Long (Blues) by Clifton Chenier
  • Amazing Grace (Gospel)words by John Newton 1779 music 1835
  • Avalon (Up Tempo)by Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva and Vincent Rose 1920
  • Make Me a Pallet on the Floor (Traditional Jazz) Traditional 1911
  • Baby Face (Medium Up Swing) by Harry Akst, Benny Davis 1926
  • (Back Home Again In) Indiana (Up Tempo) by Ballard MacDonald, James F. Hanley 1917
  • Backwater Blues (Blues) by Bessie Smith 1927
  • Basin Street Blues (Bluesy) by Spencer Williams 1926
  • Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Up Tempo) by Jacob Jacobs, Sholom Secunda 1932
  • Bill Bailey (Won't You Come Home) (Medium Up Tempo) by Hughie Cannon 1902
  • Blue Drag (Medium Up Tempo) by Fletcher Allen 1935
  • Blue Monday (Classic New Orleans Style R&B) by Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew 1954
  • Blue Moon (Medium Tempo)by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart 1934
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Slow Country 2 Best Feel) by Bill Monroe 1946
  • Blue Skies (Medium Tempo, Medium Slow Tempo)Irving Berlin 1926
  • Blues In My Heart (Bluesy)Irving Mills, Benny Carter 1931
  • Bright Lights Big City (Blues) Jimmy Reed 1961
  • Bring It On Home To Me (R & B)Sam Cooke 1962
  • Burn Your Playhouse Down (Country) by George Jones, Lester Blackwell
  • Bye Bye Blackbird (Medium Tempo)by Ray Henderson 1926
  • Bye Bye Blues (Medium Up Tempo) by Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, Chauncey Gray 1930
  • Chinatown My Chinatown (Up Tempo) by William Jerome, Jean Schwartz 1910
  • Crazy (Medium Country)Willie Nelson 1961
  • Crazy ‘bout My Baby (medium up tempo swing) by Fats Waller 1935
  • Cross The Room (BV original Medium Swing) by William Nemec
  • Cupid (R & B)by Sam Cooke 1961
  • Dedicated To You (Ballad) Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin and Hy Zaret 1936
  • Deep Ellum Blues (Blues) Traditional
  • Diga Diga Doo (Up Tempo)by James Francis McHugh, Dorothy Fields 1928
  • Dinah(Up Tempo) by Harry Akst, Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young 1925
  • Don’t You Just Know It (Early R&B) Huey “Piano” Smith
  • Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans (Ballad)by Eddie DeLange, Louis Alter 1946
  • Don’t Leave Me Now (New Orleans Style R&B/Early Rock and Roll)recorded by Elvis Presley written by Aaron
  • Schroeder, Ben Weisman 1957
  • Don’t Pretend (Blues original) by William Nemec
  • Down By The Riverside (Gospel) traditional
  • Dream a Little Dream Of Me (Medium Slow) by Fabian Andre, Wilbur Schwandt, Gus Kahn 1931
  • Evening (Medium Tempo) by Cadell Meryn
  • Everybody Loves My Baby, but My Baby Don't Love Nobody but Me (Medium/Up tempo swing) Jack Palmer,
  • Spencer Williams 1924
  • Exactly Like You (Medium Up Tempo) by Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields 1930
  • Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue (Medium Tempo) by Ray Henderson, Sam M. Lewis and Joseph Widow Young 1925
  • Five Guys Named Moe (Up Tempo) by Louis Thomas Jordan 1963
  • Fly Me To The Moon (medium swing or bossa nova) by Bart Howard 1954
  • Folsom Prison Blues (Blues)by Johnny Cash 1957
  • Forty Days And Forty Nights(Original) by William Nemec
  • Foolin’ Myself (Medium Tempo)
  • Freight Train (Blues) Elizabeth Cotten 1958
  • Gangster Of Love (Blues)by Johnny "Guitar" Watson 1957
  • Georgia On My Mind (Ballad) by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell 1930
  • Get Yourself A Job Girl (Blues) by Wynonie Harris 1947
  • Glory Land (Gospel) by James W. Acuff, Emmett S. Dean 1906
  • Good Night Irene (Waltz) traditional, popularized by Huddie 'Lead Belly' Ledbetter 1933
  • Half As Much (Country 2 Beat Feel)by Curley Williams in 1951
  • Hardheaded Woman (Blues) Elvis Presley, by Claude Demetrius 1958
  • Hava Nagila (Hora)traditional
  • Hey Good Lookin (Country 2 Beat Feel) by Hank Williams 1951
  • Hindustan (Up Tempo) by Oliver Wallace & Harold Weeks 1918
  • Honest I Do (Blues)by Jimmy Reed 1957
  • Honeysuckle Rose (Medium Up Tempo) by Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller, Andy Razaf 1929
  • I Ain’t Got Nobody (Medium Tempo) by Spencer Williams 1915
  • I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me (Ballad) by Jimmy McHugh, Clarence Gaskill 1926
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Medium Tempo) by Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields 1928
  • I Found a New Baby (Traditional Jazz instrumental) by Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams 1926
  • I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good (Medium Tempo) by Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster 1941
  • I Got Rhythm (Traditional Jazz instrumental) by George and Ira Gershwin 1930
  • I’ll Fly Away (Gospel) by Albert E. Brumley 1929
  • I’ll See You In My Dreams (Medium Up Tempo) by Isham Jones, Gus Kahn 1924
  • I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby (Up Tempo)Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller 1931
  • I’m Confessin’ (Medium Slow Tempo) by Doc Daugherty, Ellis Reynolds, Al J. Neiburg 1930
  • I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter (Medium Ballad) by Fred E. Ahlert, Joe Young 1935
  • I’m Sitting On Top Of The World (Up Tempo) by Ray Henderson, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young 1925
  • I’m In The Mood For Love (Medium Slow Tempo) by Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields 1935
  • I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling (Medium Tempo) by Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller, Harry Link, Billy Rose 1929
  • Ice Cream (Up Tempo)
  • If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight (Medium Tempo) by James P. Johnson, Henry Creamer 1926
  • It Had To Be You (Medium Tempo) by Isham Jones, Gus Kahn 1924
  • It’s Only A Paper Moon (Medium Tempo) by Harold Arlen 1933
  • It’s Rainin (Bluesy)
  • Just A Gigolo (Medium Tempo) adapted by Irving Caesar in 1929
  • Lady Be Good (Up Tempo)George and Ira Gershwin 1924
  • Lime House Blues (Traditional Jazz instrumental) by Douglas Furber, Philip Braham 1922
  • Louis Collins (Blues) Mississippi John Hurt 1928
  • Mack The Knife (Swing instrumental) by Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht 1928
  • Margie (Up Tempo) by Con Conrad, J. Russel Robinson, Benny Davis 1920
  • Mean to Me (Medium Tempo) by Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk 1929
  • Me, Myself and I (Medium Tempo) by Irving Gordon, Allen Roberts, Alvin S. Kaufman 1937
  • Memphis, Tennessee (Long Distance Information) (Blues) by Chuck Berry 1963
  • Moonlight Bay (Medium Slow) by Percy Wenrich, Edward Madden 1912
  • My Blue Heaven (Medium Tempo) by Walter Donaldson, George A. Whiting 1928
  • My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It (Country 2 Beat Feel)as played by Hank Williams by Clarence Williams 1949
  • My Melancholy Baby (Medium Tempo Swing) by Ernie Burnett and George A. Norton 1912
  • Nadine (Blues original) by William Nemec
  • Nevertheless I’m In Love With You (Medium Tempo) by Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmar 1931
  • Nightlife (Ballad) by Willie Nelson 1960
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Medium Tempo) by Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields 1930
  • Pennies From Heaven (Medium Tempo) by Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke 1936
  • Perdon (Spanish)
  • Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone (Medium Up Tempo) by Sam H. Stept, Sidney Clare 1930
  • Porter’s Love Song to a Chambermaid (Medium Tempo) by Andy Razaf, James P. Johnson 1930
  • Cupid (R &B)by Sam Cooke 1961
  • Ragg Mopp (Blues) by Johnnie Lee Wills, Deacon Anderson 1949
  • Rock Me Baby (Blues) by Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) 1956
  • Rollin and a Tumblin (Rockin Blues) by Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) 1950
  • Rosetta (Up Tempo)by Earl Hines, Henri Woode 1933
  • Royal Garden Blues (medium/Up tempo swing) Spencer Williams 1919
  • Runaway (Oldie) by Del Shannon, Max Crook 1961
  • Save The Bones For Henry Jones (Medium Tempo) by Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer 1933
  • Shake, Rattle And Roll (Blues)by Jesse Stone 1954 (performed by Big Joe Turner, Elvis Presley)
  • Sheik Of Araby (Up Tempo) by Harry B. Smith, Francis Wheeler, Ted Snyder 1921
  • Shine (Up Tempo) by Cecil Mack, Lew Brown, Ford Dabney 1910
  • Shine On Harvest Moon (Country 2 Beat Feel)by Dave Stamper 1908
  • Singin’ In The Bathtub (Medium Tempo) by Michael H. Cleary, Herb Magidson, Ned Washington 1929
  • Sittin’ On Top Of The World (Slow Bluesy 2 Beat Feel) by Walter Vinson and Lonnie Chatmon 1930
  • Skylark (Ballad) by Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael 1941
  • Sleepy Time Down South (Traditional Jazz instrumental) by Clarence Muse, Leon René, Otis René 1931
  • Slow Boat To China (Medium slow Tempo) by Frank Loesser 1948
  • Smile (Ballad) music by Charlie Chaplin 1936 lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons 1954
  • Some Of These Days (Up Tempo) by Shelton Brooks 1910
  • Somebody Loves Me (Up Tempo) by George Gershwin, Ballard MacDonald and Buddy DeSylva 1924
  • Southern Can (Country 2 Beat Feel) by Blind Willie McTell 1927
  • St. James Infirmary (Ballad) American folksong of anonymous origin
  • St. Louis Blues (Blues) by W. C. Handy 1914
  • Stardust (Ballad) 1927 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics added in 1929 by Mitchell Parish
  • Stay All Night (Country 2 Beat Feel) by Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan 1945
  • Stealin’ Stealin’(Country 2 Beat Feel) American folk song from the 1920s
  • Struttin’ With Some BBQ (Trad Jazz instrumental)by Louis Armstrong 1927
  • Summertime (Medium Slow Tempo) by George Gershwin 1935
  • Sweet Dreams (Ballad) by Don Gibson 1956
  • Sweet Georgia Brown (Up Tempo) by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey 1925
  • Sweet Home Chicago (Blues) by Robert Johnson 1936
  • Sweet Lorraine (Ballad) by Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish 1928
  • Sweet Sue (Up Tempo) by Will Harris & Victor Young 1928
  • Take Me Back To Tulsa (Country 2 Beat Feel) by Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan 1940
  • That’s A Plenty (Up Tempo) by Lew Pollack, Ray Gilbert 1914
  • That’s Alright Mama (Blues)performed by Elvis Presley written by Arthur Crudup 1954
  • The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (Up Tempo) by Gene Lockhart and Ernest Seitz, 1919
  • The Chicken and the Hawk (Up, up and Away) (Blues) Big Joe Turner 1956
  • Them There Eyes (Swing) by Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, and William Tracey 1930
  • Tiger Rag (Up Tempo) by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band 1917
  • Turn Back Now (R & B) by Eddie Cornelius 1972
  • (Up A) Lazy River (Medium Slow) by Hoagy Carmichael, Sidney Arodin 1930
  • Washington And Lee Swing (Up Tempo) by Mark W. Sheafe 1910
  • Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (Medium Up Tempo) by John Turner Layton, Jr. and Henry Creamer 1922
  • What A Wonderful World (Ballad) by Bob Thiele (as "George Douglas") and George David Weiss 1967
  • What A Wonderful World This Would Be (R & B) Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert, Lou Adler 1960
  • When You’re Smiling (Medium Tempo) by Larry Shay, Mark Fisher, and Joe Goodwin 1928
  • When Doves Cry (Prince played in 2 Beat Feel)
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Gospel) by Ada R. Habershon, and Charles H. Gabriel 1907
  • Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (Medium Ballad) by Harry Barris, Ted Koehler and Billy Moll 1931
  • You Can Depend On Me (Ballad) by Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap and Earl "Fatha" Hines 1932
  • You Got Me Runnin (Let it Roll) (Blues) Jimmy Reed 1959
  • You Send Me (R&B Ballad)by Sam Cooke 1957