Some of the Jazz Musicians available directly from Crazy Wolf EntertainmentJazz Blues Booking Agency
Don't sing the blues about expensive booking agency commissions. Instead, hire a mediator in the field like Crazy Wolf Entertainment, and produce a unique event that brings jazz and blues to your delighted audience. Imagine booking a private show with Rick Derringer, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, or Spyro Gyra. We can book any talent you desire and we will deliver convenience and savings for your company.
Crazy Wolf Entertainment is your partner in special event planning. Our entertainment packages offer you the best entertainment for your company's celebration. We provide speakers who connect well with your unique audience and musicians that can get the whole crowd dancing. As mediators, we work with individual agents and managers to negotiate deals, so you won't have to spend company time on the process.
Whether your audience loves jazz or blues, country or rock, we will help you choose the most suitable entertainment. You won't have to worry about comedians telling off-color jokes to the wrong audience or DJs who play outdated music for young people. We can also find motivational keynote speakers that will deliver information in a way that best impacts listeners. Best of all, our packages save you money when compared with direct bookings through agents.
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About Brenda Jones The Brenda Jones Experience: Any true lover of music can appreciate a powerful singer—a singer that leaves you in awe after mesmerizing you with a mystical blend of melody and lyrics, descended upon your ears with angelic-like wings. There's something extraordinary about a singer who moves, stirs and touches your very soul in musical ways you never knew existed. That's the Brenda Jones Experience. Who is Brenda Jones? She and her sisters made up "The Jones Girls," the Detroit trio that charted during the late 70's and early 80's with hits like “You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else” and the breezy jazz-laden "Nights Over Egypt.” Their professional career began with the popular Dick Scott Revue, a mid-west regional show that included the Dramatics. The sister act opened for Little Richard and the Four Tops playing 3500-seat venues. Famed writing and production team Holland-Dozier-Holland signed the girls to record after catching one of the shows. Together the Jones Girls provided backing vocals for a host of recording luminaries like Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass, Norman Connors, Curtis Mayfield and Linda Clifford to name just a few. However, it was the tour with Diana Ross that segued into a major label deal yielding four albums on the Philadelphia International Records and a subsequent release on RCA Records. But as dynamic as the Jones Girls were as an ensemble, they had just as much to offer individually. And this time it's Brenda who takes the spotlight. As a solo artist Brenda has worked with Peabo Bryson, Isaac Hayes, King Floyd, Jermaine Jackson, Mary McGregor and other notables. Her voice has been featured as a step out on numerous recordings because of its beauty and tone. Brenda has an identifiable core to her voice that piques your interest and sustains it. A student of the 'vocal past', she idolizes singers like Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, and Nancy Wilson, emulating that same depth of artistic prowess. She has a freedom of delivery where the notes seem to leave her without obstacle, contrivance or force. Brenda’s voice is individual, of superior quality of sound. It showcases her timbre and sultry musical personality. Her low notes speak to the listener with directness and simplicity, and this same ability extends to the very top of her range. And if nothing else grabs you, for sure her captivating emotion will. As singing legacies go, Brenda Jones is still a very present force to be reckoned with.
Eric Turner (a.k.a. Eric John) has spent years perfecting the look, voice, playing technique and style of Elton John. Today he now offers one of the most authentic Elton John tribute shows in the world. In addition to perfecting himself for the challenging task of performing Elton with authenticity and charisma, he carefully selected talented musicians who offer years playing and performing experience to round out his incredible band. Each player in this show brings years of their own professional experience, versatility in instruments, background vocals and versatile playing styles. As well each musician in the tribute show is a fantastic showman in his own right. The combined talent within the group delivers a high energy and authentic performance second only to that of Sir Elton John himself.
The song selection they perform offers their audience a repertoire of memorable Elton classics that keep their audience singing, dancing and grooving through their entire set. The band has perfected well over three hours of Elton material and in addition they are capable of extending their set list with some of the most celebrated and memorable songs of the past forty years which allows them to entertain for an extensive period if need be.
As and added feature we also offer our tribute show as an Elton John / Billy Joel "Face to Face" Tribute Show featuring Pete Wilson performing as Billy Joel. This concept is taken directly from the sold out world tour that Elton John and Billy Joel performed together in 2002 in stadiums around the world. Two pianos facing each other, two incredible and authentic impersonators, one great band performing all those hits!
The Sir Elton John Tribute Show is available nationwide to perform for virtually every type of venue, festival, casino, corporate function or private party. We are self contained production equipped with professional sound and laser lighting show to power up to 1000 in attendance. For more production information please contact us!
We would like to thank you for considering us for your show or event. Our show is a solemn tribute to whom we feel is one of the greatest artists, performers and humanitarians of our time and that of course being Sir Elton John…
Dave's fine repertoire of Classical, Contemporary and Standard Jazz, Latin and Popular music styles fits the unique and elegant background music needs of today's sophisticated venues.
Appearances include corporate evetns, private affairs, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions.
In addition to his solo work, Dave has assembled a group of gifted musicians, perfect for your choice of duo, trio and ensemble instrumental performances.
“With undeniable chemistry and chops, this band guarantees capital ‘GT’ good times!" -Dan Herman Radio Crystal Blue
When was the last time you walked into a club and saw a big, powerhouse band, complete with horns and backup singers, filling the room with rockin’, down ‘n’ dirty blues, New Orleans classics, soulful R&B, and infectious funk – the kind of music that makes you want to leap from your seat and dance?
For the founders of the revived Funky Fritters, guitarists Danny Drexler (Whooz Blues, Whisky River, Catfish John) and Jay Gracin (Whooz Blues) and lead singer Isaac-Davy Aronson, it had been far too long, and in 2005 they decided to start playing the kind of music they wanted to hear.
“When I would tell friends to come down and see my band,” Isaac recalls, “they’d agree reluctantly, preparing themselves for some alt-rock or emo-pop imitation that most young musicians they know are involved in. One of the most fulfilling things about being in The Funky Fritters is to see people come for the first time and be blown away by the kind of band they didn’t even think existed anymore – an 11-person blues powerhouse that plays the kind of music that you feel deep down in your bones. Then they’re hooked, and they can’t stop coming back!”
The Funky Fritters have been proving for years that the blues is alive and well, entertaining audiences across New York City with their fun, soulful, and house-rockin’ performances of blues and New Orleans classics. Their following has grown exponentially as they’ve brought the blues to some of New York’s hottest live venues, including The Baggot Inn, Parkside Lounge, and Kenny’s Castaways. Their annual Fat Tuesday show at Ace of Clubs is a huge draw and one of the best Mardi Gras parties north of the Mason-Dixon!
Originally founded by Danny in 2003 as Ma Skillet and the Funky Fritters, the new Funky Fritters are back and better than ever! The core band is rounded out by bassist Robert Gingery (Visible From Space w/American Idol finalist Judd Harris, Lou Volpe, Matthew Puckett), drummer Craig Stewart and Dan Nachimson on keyboards. They’re joined on backing vocals by the Funky Frittatas, Cheyenne Picardo and Shira Silberg, who add a dash of doo-wop on tunes like “The Weight” and belt the blues on classics such as “Something You Got.”
The Fritters’ horn section features The incomparable Dave Mullen on Tenor Sax, who, in addition to his own band Butta, has played with such notables as John Hicks, G Love & Special Sauce, Delfeayo Marsalis, P-Funk, The Brand New Heavies, Roy Ayers, Nile Rogers, The True fellowship Gospel Choir and the Groove Collective. Visit him at http://www.davemullen.com, Ryan Resky on Trumpet (John Pizzarelli, Jane Monheit, Harloyn Blackwell) & Bradley Madsen on Trombone ( The George Maurer Group, Blue Nitrous, The Sharp Things, The Minneapolis Trombone Choir & The Oort Cloud Collective)
At the present time Kevin is playing smooth jazz cover tunes by David Sanborn, Boney James, Richard Elliot, Grover Washington Jr., Dave Koz, Kenny G, and many others, to keep his chops up while he works on his new CD. He can play solo with an iPod, Duo or with a full peice party band (see the video under the "media" section on his website). Please listen to the demo tracks posted on the home page of this website by clicking the K-Jazz music player.
Blujazz recording artist, Elaine Dame, has been swinging in Chicago and the Midwest for the last ten years, with the most sought after, highly regarded jazz instrumentalists. See what the industry professionals had to say about her: "Like clarified honey, her voice combines a hearty sweetness and a welcome translucence and they enjoy a complimentary balance.." -Neil Tesser, author, The Playboy Guide to Jazz and host of NPR's "Listen Here."
"Blessed with such purity of sound, clarions could take lessons, Dame expresses a wide open honesty, and her clarity is matched note for note by her imagination..." -Jazz Times
"Her joy in the act of singing is obvious throughout the entirety of "Comes Love." Dame combines a freshness of approach, with an unaffected fondness for the music she sings. The result is a clear-eyed approach to her material that remains accessible to a broad cross section of listeners, potentially enlarging the audience for jazz." -Jazz Improv Magazine
"Dame's CD is very smooth and stylish. Every track is note perfect, she has an intimate personal style and she delivers the perfect twists and turns on every phrase, swinging from a whisper to a husky wail with confidence and panache." -