The Deborah Stafford Trio, Quartet, & Quintet
My Jazz Quintet can be configured to meet your space and budget constraints. We can trim it down to a Trio or Quartet. The Trio consists of piano, bass and vocals. Add drums to make a Quartet and then a sax to make it a Quintet. We play a upbeat variety of Jazz Standards and Jazzy Blues and are happy to curate the song list to make it perfect for your event. We also do theme events such as "Gatsby" or Roaring 20's Parties, WWII Events with 1940's style music or whatever you dream up. Just let me know what feel you want for the evening.
The Deborah Stafford Swingtet or
Deborah Stafford & her Big Bad Funky Horn Band
This 8-piece Groups consist of piano, bass, drums, guitar, vocals, trumpet, trombone and sax. We have a smokin' hot horn section and play a wide variety of great music.
As the "Swingtet" we play classic 20's to 40's Swing and Jump Blues. Duke Ellington, Nat "king" Cole, and Ella, all the way to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Brian Setzer Orchestra (of Stray Cats fame), Cherry Poppin' Daddies and so many more, we'll keep the joint jumpin' and the dancers thumpin'. We also have a special 1920's set list for "Gatsby" Roaring 20's parties.
As The Big Bad Funky Horn Band we get Funky with our Jazz, we throw in some Chicago Blues, Funky Pop, R&B and Soul charts from the great horn bands for a jambalaya sure to get you shakin' your tail feather! From BB King, Howlin' Wolf, Ray Charles, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Etta James, Herbie Hancock, Steely Dan, Tower of Power, Amy Winehouse and more. This is some seriously fun stuff.
The Flatirons Jazz Orchestra featuring Deborah Stafford
The Flatirons Jazz Orchestra featuring Deborah Stafford is an authentic 18-piece Swing Big Band. We play a great selection of 1940's Swing Classics. Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller, Ellington and all the songs you remember. Wow them with the power of a real Swing Big Band and they'll be dancing all night long.
Deborah Stafford & The State of Affairs (Blues)
Deborah Stafford and her award-winning Blues Band, The State of Affairs have had a pretty good year. They were chosen to represent Mile High Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, They got a nod for best self-produced CD and made their first music video. They were nominated for 3 "Members Choice" awards by Colorado Blues Society including Favorite Band and Best Songwriting. Deborah was asked to sing in the Women in the Blues Showcase and just last month the band got to open for Buddy Guy. Not bad for the Blues!