COCKTAIL & 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. Browse the above tracks to hear examples:

Track 1 - Poinseana

Track 2 - The Joker

Track 3 - I'm in the Mood for Love

Track 4 - I've Got You Under My Skin


As a multi-instrumentalist, Dred plays drums, percussion & piano in bands featuring NYC's best vocalists. Browse and book through http://orchestrationsinc.com:

WATCH AVALON - featuring Hillary Gardner

WATCH FOUR LEAF CLOVER - featuring Sasha Dobson

WATCH DESIFINADO - featuring Sara Serpa

 


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

rock, motown, funk, country, bossa nova, salsa, tango, cha-cha, irish, jewish, ju-ju, highlife...

classical
Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, Chopin, Debussy, Joplin, Stravinsky...


PARTIAL CLIENT LIST

AMFAR 2008-12 music director Cinema Against Aids - Cannes Film Festival gala fundraiser

2008 & 2009 Palisades Pictures - independent cinema parties, Hotel du Cap - Antibes, France

General Electric CEO Jack Welch retirement party

Mark Morris Dance Company 25th Anniversary 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
 

The Four Seasons   The Palace Hotel   The W Hotel  The Waldorf-Astoria  The Plaza  

The Hyatt   Windows on the World   The Belle Haven Club  The PGA  The LPGA    Pfizer

The MET   MOMA   The Rainbow Room   Tavern on the Green   Bayer   Google    RBS  

Louis Vuitton   Johnson and Johnson  HSBC   GQ   Blue Cross/Blue Shield   Master Card