Pine Street Jazz is an instrumental sextet based in Burlington, Vermont. Formed in 1998, the group performs selections drawn from the mainstream of American jazz, featuring works by many of the genre's greatest composers, including Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus. The band's repertoire also includes swing, bebop, Latin, funk, blues and ballads, plus a number of original tunes composed by members of the band. With an ensemble sound often described as "smooth," "tight" and "swinging," PSJ prides itself in dusting off lesser-known tunes and presenting them in a new and different light.
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The music created by this talented ensemble is perfect for weddings, civil unions, parties, and corporate events. Let Pine Street Jazz pull from its extensive repertoire and work with you to provide the music that's appropriate for your event. The group has been praised for being both affordable and easy to work with. For rates and availability, please contact Carl Severance by e-mail ( ) or call 802-654-9220.
If you're interested in booking the group, it would be helpful for us if you first complete an Event Inquiry Form. This questionnaire serves to collect additional information to better understand the details of your event.
Pine Street Jazz is made up of seasoned musicians who between them have performed with most of the well-known musicians in Vermont and beyond.
Since 2004, Pine Street Jazz has collaborated with a group of fine jazz vocalists collectively known as The Singers' Circle. Sharing the stage with these talented and diverse artists has been a great pleasure for the band and delightful bonus for audiences. Keep an eye out for these singers at future PSJ performances, or appearing with their own groups. They include Jody Albright, Amber deLaurentis, Allison Mann, Juliet McVicker, Taryn Noelle, and Susan Squier, Matt Wright, and the Blue Gardenias.
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The latest "demo" the band has is a live performance on Vermont Public Radio in April 2006. Click here to listen.
Below are short excerpts from a live concert that Pine Street Jazz performed in July 2003. Click on a song title below to download or listen to it. You'll need an MP3 player of some sort to play these. Please bear in mind that this was a "sit down" concert, and doesn't necessarily represent the type of music that the group would perform for a wedding, or other event. Pine Street Jazz has a diverse repertoire and can compile a program to suit your event and taste.
NOTE: There may be a few technical glitches on these samples, as sometimes happens during a live performance. In fact, we didn't even know we were being recorded at the time! Special thanks to the technical crew from Castleton State College that was running the sound system that evening.