Jazz : Musicians / Groups
A popular dance band featuring music ranging from classic swing to Latin jazz. For the last ten years, our sophisticated, lively style has been a favorite for wedding receptions, festivals, dances, business parties, and clubs throughout the Ithaca area and beyond.
Each performance runs the gamut of Rock 'n' Roll history from the 1960's, the 1970's, to the 1980's and beyond.
BLUE SKIES is known for their acoustic interpretations of vintage jazz & blues standards.
Dennis' trio led the Ithaca Jazz and Blues Jam at Mix and was also featured regularly at Monks-on-the-Commons pre-COVID. Dennis also plays solo jazz guitar and in larger ensembles. Much more at his website.
Diana Leigh sings jazz, blues, and pop tunes in small ensembles. From duo or trio to quintet, her sweet and sassy style will enchant you, her melodious voice will soothe you, and her rhythmic delivery may inspire you to dance.
Djug Django is the Ithaca area's premier ensemble for Gypsy Swing, Jazz Standards, Latin Rhythms, and Blues
Don Slatoff plays saxophones (tenor and baritone a specialty), bass clarinet, clarinet, and flute.
Stride Piano, Jazz Standards, Dixieland Jazz, Broadway
The Fall Creek Brass Band brings an army of trombones, trumpets, saxophones, drums, and sousaphones that is guaranteed to get everybody up out of their seat and on their dancing feet!
Instrumental soul, funk, rock, and jazz
Hejira is a musical/cultural bridge between Middle Eastern & Western music. It's High Energy, World Jazz music w/ethnic threads & open chords
Jesse Collins Trio (JC3) is a classic jazz saxophone trio that plays Jesse Collins' original music as well as Collins' arrangements of Jazz standard and popular music classics.
Performing Salsa, Merengue and Samba dance music
Lily and Matt are musical duo who perform an eclectic mix of songs accompanied by virtuoso nylon string guitar.
Ithaca based musicians Ginny Maddock and Hannah Martin combine their illustrious vocals and join magical forces on keys and drumset to bring some fresh takes on your favorite classics.
Not From Brooklyn is a guitar trio influenced by the genre-blending of funk, r&b, jazz, world, reggae etc. like Medeski, Martin & Wood, John Scofield, Yussef Kamal, Julian Lage and the beauty of the Finger Lakes.
Solo guitar and vocals, featuring songs by Steely Dan, Bruce Springsteen, to The Ramones and Joni Mitchell. Small footprint, lower decibel level especially tailored to dinner/happy hour and winery events.
The Pelotones are a jazz/blues/R and B quartet ideal for swing dance or listening. We also perform as a trio or duet.
Straight ahead jazz
Whether it's Delta Blues, Ragtime, Travis picking, or old-time music Raed delivers incredible interpretation, virtuosity and authenticity.
Salsa Ithacana plays a wide variety of instrumental Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Samba, Bolero, Cha Cha, etc. music for dancing and listening.
The Sugarlumps dive deep into American musical history during the time that it was taking form. Their songs are a diverse mix of blues, rural country blues, jazz and ragtime from the 1920's through the 1940's.
W I N G N U T ... Michael Stark, Walt Lorenzut, & Zaun Marshburn. In 15 years of writing, recording, performing their own brand of songs together, the trio developed a style of communication that lends them a freedom to express music through boundless genres and massive improvisation.
We're a dance band playing Zydeco all around the Finger Lakes and beyond. Come hear us rub and scrub - you can dance!