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Jazz Standards - Ned Kantar Jazz Combo
4 piece instrumental
A Jazz Quartet is the perfect choice for a tasteful, soft musical backdrop for cocktails or dinner and dancing. We can also add additional instruments or vocals. For over 30 years, we've featured Jazz Combos playing classic American songs written by Gershwin, Kern, Porter, and Ellington and popularized by Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole.
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5 piece instrumental
A Jazz Quintet adds another horn for more variety—not more volume. The quintet works for cocktail hour, dinner and dancing. We can always add additional instruments or vocals. For over 30 years, we've featured Jazz Combos playing classic American songs written by Gershwin, Kern, Porter, and Ellington and popularized by Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole.
Variety Bands with Vocals
Ned Kantar Band with Vocals
Our 6-9 piece bands feature superb vocals, great guitar solos and lots of brass for an exciting presentation that’ll keep people dancing. You’ll hear great jazz standards by Gershwin, Kern, Porter and Ellington and popularized by Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole. In addition, your guests will be dancing to their favorite R & B and classic rock and roll hits. We have opened for Ramsey Lewis, the Baseball All Star Game Party, and have performed for hundreds of successful public and private events. Our 30 + years of experience guarantees a successful presentation.
6 piece with vocalist - piano, bass, drums, guitar, 1 horn, vocalist
7 piece with vocalist - includes piano, bass, drums, guitar, 2 horns (trumpet and sax), vocalist
8 piece with 2 vocalists - includes piano, bass, drums, guitar, 2 horns (trumpet and sax), 2 vocalists
9 piece with 2 vocalists - Top-of-the-line 9-piece band, including 2 vocalists, 3 horns (trumpet, sax, trombone) and full rhythm section (piano, bass, drums, guitar)
PANORAMA is an outstanding band playing a variety of selections from big band swing through contemporary. They have a strong representation of danceable classic rock & roll, swing and jazz standards, and Latin favorites including bossa novas, rhumbas, sambas, and cha chas. PANORAMA has performed together for 20 years and features vocalist Vicky Mountain, a favorite at all the top Twin Cities night clubs.
4 piece with vocalist
5 piece with vocalist
6 piece with vocalist
Classic Rock/R & B)
Our CLASSIC ROCK/R & B BAND is a top-flight, 9 piece band with 2 superb vocalists and a full horn section. This combination allows them to play the great big band swing tunes as well as the 50s, 60s and Motown favorites of the Temptations, Four Tops and the Beatles. They also get the dancers going with 70s and 80s music of ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Seger, Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire. Music by Celine Dion, Bonnie Raitt and other current hitmakers are also constantly added to their playlist. Their credits include performances from Las Vegas to the Twin Cities for hundreds of corporate and private clients. The musicians in this band are the top professionals in the area, backing artists such as Tony Bennett, Prince, Natalie Cole and Jay Leno.
7 piece with male and female vocals (includes sax)
8 piece with male and female vocals (includes sax and trumpet)
9 piece with male and female vocals (includes sax, trumpet, trombone)
6 piece with vocals
Our CONTEMPORARY VARIETY band is a superb 6 piece band with great horns, tight rhythm, and strong vocals. Their high energy delivery of classic rock and roll, R & B, and contemporary hits makes them a favorite with audiences that love to dance. In addition, they can also mix in big band favorites. The musicians in URBAN STRIDE are among the best in the Twin Cities, with performance credits that are long and exciting.
Upbeat, lively, interactive, and just plain fun—we guarantee that the MINNESOTA SHOWBOAT RAMBLERS will make any party a success. This Dixieland group typically strolls while performing, taking requests and playing various areas. Perfect for a Mardi Gras theme event, a summer picnic, or any reception where the infectious enthusiasm of Dixieland fits it. The musicians in this group have played literally thousands of engagements on Mississippi riverboats, for hundreds of corporate parties, club events, organization receptions and private parties. Place the Ramblers at the door as guests arrive, and watch the room ignite as guests enter to their classic sounds!
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