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Current Genre - Jazz/Big Band

Erika Hunter - Jazz Piano (Solo or with Bass) with/without Vocals

Erika Hunter is a jazz performer with beautiful, smoky vocals combined with a well-loved repertoire that’s grown out of early enchantment with the Great American Songbook. Erika began singing and playing piano in childhood with formal training via Dave and Karen Dempsey, jazz vocalists Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton, and pianists Paul Verrette and Michael Annichiarico.

Whether playing Solo Piano at venues such as the Mount Washington Hotel and Wentworth by the Sea, or singing with a Jazz Trio of piano and bass at clubs and restaurants (such as the Hilton Hotels and the Press Room) or in small concert settings, Erika brings warmth, a swinging sensibility, and comfortable sophistication to well-loved jazz tunes. Her venues range from quality restaurants to special functions, from weddings to house parties, from fundraising to holiday gatherings, as well as for special events, including art openings and business conferences.

Nate Comp - Acoustic Jazz

Jazz guitarist Nate Comp is an experienced and versatile musician who provides quality music for all types of special occasions, including weddings, dinners, parties, corporate, and private events. As a solo performer, he can play a mixture of many styles, including classic jazz, swing, and blues, as well as latin and contemporary styles. Nate's music is designed to give your party a real touch of class, either as a background to a special event, or as a sophisticated way to warm up your guests at a cocktail party.

Paul Heckel - Acoustic Jazz

Paul has been an active freelance vibraphonist in the New England jazz scene for over 30 years. He has had the opportunity to play with many world-renowned jazz artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Joe Williams and Buddy DeFranco. He also plays with many well-known regional players such as John Hunter, Charlie Jennison, Nate Therrien and Tim Webb.

He has a wide-ranging repertoire of jazz standards and other tunes that includes compositions by Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, Keith Jarrett, Gary Burton, Horace Silver, Dave Brubeck, Radiohead and many others.

Paul can draw on a network of musical collaborators to put together groups of different instrumentations (adding bass, drums, saxes and/or brass) and sizes (solo, duo, trio, quartet) to match the needs to many different types of performance venues. He often plays duos with John Hunter on bass where the improvised musical interactions resemble conversations among friends.

Richard Gardzina

Richard Gardzina - Jazz/Big Band

Richard has had the pleasure of performing in the Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New England area with such jazz artists as Red Garland, David “Fathead” Newman, James Clay, Frank Rosalino, Mark Johnson, Little Feat, Tiger Okoshi, Bob Moses, "Blue" Lou Marini , Jerry Hahn and Shawnn Monteiro. Currently heads jazz groups of various size and freelances as a soloist. Main instruments are tenor and soprano saxophones, alto and bass flutes, clarinet . Styles are anything from traditional jazz to “funky, bluesy” jazz, R&B, Dixieland and classical flute.

“Music ---such a powerful vibration”.

Yvonne Aubert - Jazz/Big Band

A fresh new talent to the jazz world, Yvonne Aubert has eight years of experience playing at some of New England's finest venues.

Ranging from jazz to popular music, Yvonne enhances the atmosphere to your party entertainment needs. Playing with some of the greatest musicians around, Yvonne is able to provide solo piano music or larger group ensembles consisting of a variety of instruments and vocalists.

Truly a touch of elegance for your wedding, cocktail hour, wine tasting, or house party.

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