cocktail and dining enhancement

 it takes expert crowd scanning to play appropriate cocktail and dining enhancement.  is that guy tapping his foot?  does that woman recognize this standard?  did that guy just come up and say, 'dudes, i can't believe you guys are playing floyd!'  it's all about creating the right vibe.  but most importantly, it's about not playing too loud.

dred is available as a soloist or with his trio.  he also has several groups he plays drums in, the guitar trio you hear in the player right here or the three other bands he books through
julie feldman at orchestrations.

avalon features hilary gardner on vocals.  hilary sang duets with frank sinatra recently in the broadway production, come fly with me.

four leaf clover features sasha dobson on vocals.  sasha sings with norah jones and has recently performed her own material at farm aid and opened for willie nelson.

desafinado features sara serpa on vocals.  'sera serpa is cool all over, from concept to execution.'  ny times


SONG STYLINGS

standards
cole porter, ellington/strayhorn, rodgers/hart, gershwin, jerome kern, hoagy carmichael,
irving berlin, harold arlen, ray noble, jimmy vanheusen, johnny mercer, vernon duke...

jazz
miles, trane, mingus, monk, herbie hancock, bud powell, lennie tristano, brubeck, chick corea, pat metheny, bird...

other
bossa nova, ju-ju, highlife, salsa, tango, cha-cha, irish, jewish, country, rock (see
standards 2000), motown, funk...

classical
bach, mozart, beethoven, chopin, debussy, joplin, stravinsky...


REFERENCES

del posto
jeff katz, general manager
212.497.8090

aab productions
andy boose  212.219.0297

brkley/kalpak assoc.
Jeff Kalpak, Gerry Palumbo 212.947.1502

orchestrations
Julie Feldman 212.678.2386

copper leaf productions
Marjorie Randall-Silver 781.453.0435

classie sounds
Isabella 718.256.5700


PARTIAL CLIENT LIST

amfar/2008-12 "cinema against aids" cannes film festival gala fundraiser

2008 & 2009 palisades picturesindependent cinema parties, hotel du cap - antibes, france

general electric ceo jack welch retirement party

mark morris dance company 25th anniv gala

mit/lemelson awards ceremony 2002-2006

kennedy library, boston

museum of science and natural history - nyc, d.c. and portland, or.

moma - sf, nyc and chicago

four seasons
palace hotel
w hotel
waldorf-astoria
the plaza
hyatt hotel

pfizer  windows on the world   the belle haven club  the pga  the metropolitan museum of art  
moma   the rainbow room  the lpga  tavern on the green  
bayer   google   the royal bank of scotland   louis vuitton   johnson and johnson  
hsbc   gq   blue cross/blue shield   master card