Musical Groups

 
CHICAGO JAZZ TRIO

 

The Mike Jeffers Trio combines some of Chicago's top jazz players into one high powered group. Lead by Chicago Jazz Magazine publisher Mike Jeffers this group includes instrumentalists who have performed at many of Chicago's world famous jazz clubs and high profile hotels.

 

Jeffers recently completed a four year residency at the world famous Peninsula Hotel in Chicago. His groups currently specialize in creating the perfect atmosphere for corporate receptions and private events.

 

 

MARTINIS AND SINATRA

 

After hundreds of performances in clubs and restaurants, corporate functions, tradeshows, hotels, private parties and weddings we realize that the music of Frank Sinatra is still in high demand.

 

That's why we came up with the concept of Martinis & Sinatra. Martinis & Sinatra is not a Sinatra impersonation or "schtick"—it's top musicians performing music of the "Sinatra generation," from composers like Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Sammy Cahn, Rogers & Hart, Antonio Carlos Jobim and many more.

 

Martinis & Sinatra provides an upscale and exciting atmosphere for corporate receptions, trade shows, weddings and cocktail and holiday parties.

 

One more thing: Martinis & Sinatra performs music at a reasonable volume, so you and your guests can mingle, dance, network and just plain have fun!

 
CHICAGO JAZZ QUARTET

 

The Chicago Jazz Quartet combines some of Chicago's top jazz players into one high powered group.

 

Led by Chicago Jazz Magazine publisher Mike Jeffers this group includes instrumentalists who have performed at many of Chicago's world famous jazz clubs and high profile hotels.

 

The Chicago Jazz Quartet is versatile in a way most quartets are not and that is because they can perform straight ahead jazz tunes from originals to standards with the intensity a seasoned jazz enthusiast would enjoy.

 

In addition they also can switch gears and play music that will swing and keep your guests dancing throughout the evening.

THE GOLDEN MEAN

Stephanie Browning, vocalist for The Golden Mean made a name for herself as the Artist-in-residence at the world renowned Gold Star Sardine Bar, a listening room reminiscent of Paris in the ‘30s. The venue was an international gem and captivated audiences assisted Stephanie in honing her improvisational skills and soulful voice.

 

Browning has also performed on the Saga Records Swedish Concert Tour with saxophonist Johan Stengård. She has done a Japanese Tour with guitarist Akio Sasajima highlighted by a concert in Sapporo’s historic clock tower and also several performances in Tokyo with bassist Stan Gilbert. Other performances include twice headlining at the Yellowstone Jazz Festival, A Tour of the Rockies with drummer Ronnie Bedford and Jazz Hall of Fame bassist Bob Magnusson, an extended run at the exclusive Champagne Bar in Hong Kong and also a Scandinavian Holiday Tour.

 

In additon Browning recently finished a seven year residency at the world famous Peninsula Hotel in Chicago where she performed Saturday nights to packed houses.

 

Stephanie combines classic jazz standards with contemporary songs that create an atmosphere of excitement and class. Songs made famous by Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Carmen McCray, Bette Carter and many others are all part of Browning’s repertoire. In addition Stephanie can perform R&B and pop tunes which allows her to mix a few classic songs like “Let’s Stay Together” and “Mustang Sally” into her sets. She creates and exciting atmosphere for dancing, dining and conversation.

 

 
VOCALISTS

 

Chicago Jazz Entertainment specializes in providing the best vocalists in Chicago performing classic standards that Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennet and many others made famous.

RAT PACK JAZZ

 

The group Sinatra, Martin and More features the music that Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr made famous. However this group also performs more then just rat pack style music they also include music by Tom Jones, Elvis, Burt Bacharach, Frankie Valie and others.

Frank Lamphere's Sinatra, Martin and more helps to create an exciting elegant atmosphere for corporate receptions, weddings and cocktail parties. Depending on the atmosphere you are trying to create the group can perform as a quartet, quintet, sextet all the way up to a ten piece band keeping your guests dancing throughout the entire evening.

 

Also because of the experience of the musicians, never at an overwhelming volume level.

This is not an impersonation but rather one of Chicago's finest vocalists performing the songs that transcend generations.

“"The Chicago Jazz Trio was outstanding! Your beautiful music created a wonderful atmosphere for the reception and really set the mood for a festive evening."  - Paula Schaffer

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