Back Bay Rhythm Makers
The Back bay Rhythm Masters are a subset of the famed White Heat Orchestra. For any event that calls for a small swing band with energy, the BBRM are the ideal candidate, with a vast repertoire of jazz, swing and standards.
Mark Greel Jazz Trio or Quartet
Mark Greel has been a leading jazz performer in Boston since the early 90's. Equally adept on trumpet, sax, keyboards, guitar, and vocals, Mark can provide that urban elegance required at functions where musical quality is of paramount importance.Available in a trio or larger ensembles as well.
White Heat Swing Orchestra
The White Heat Swing Orchestra is renowned as the house band of the ROXY, an elegant ballroom 1300 persons in capacity. A total of nearly two million patrons attended the bands three-night-a-week engagement over five years, a record unparalled in recent swing band history.
Jazz guitarist and composer Phil Steffen is one of Boston's most highly respected guitarists and innovators. His resume includes a who's-who of jazz luminaries, having played with members of The John Scofield Band, The Pat Metheny Group, the world-famous violinist Jean-Luc Ponty Band , Tower of Power, and many others. Phil Steffen is a 2010 Inductee into the Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. He was inducted alongside The Big Bopper and bluesman Elvin Bishop.
One of Boston's most electrifying female jazz vocalists, Patrice Williamson sparkles as she manuevers through standards, ballads, swing, up-tempo jazz, and originals. See what the journalists have to say below: "Patrice Williamson isn't a singer, she's a one-woman jazz sampler.
Hot Tomale Brass Band
The brass band tradition dates back to the Napoleonic days of Louisiana. An abundance of brass instruments in New Orleans during the years of the French occupation allowed slaves to bury their dead with musical accompaniment. This was the root of marching band music. The Hot Tamale Brass Band recalls that tradition with their rousing renditions of classic New Orleans brass band music.