BR Jazz Band plays guitar-driven bebop, bossa nova, and soul-jazz classics combined with our original jazz-inspired surf, rock, blues, and world-beat music to create a sound that is fresh and interesting, listenable and danceable, sophisticated and fun. Our performances are a mix of instrumental and vocal tunes featuring both familiar and original material, fine musicianship, and a variety of grooves enjoyed by audiences of all kinds.
Elements of Surf is our recently-released collection of all-original music. You can listen to all of the tunes anytime right here (just use the forward/back arrows to select the songs). Elements of Surf is also available on disc and through download at CD Baby, and other online outlets including iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.
We typically play as a 4-piece group featuring guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. For showcase performances, we also like to include the Elements of Surf guest musicians/singers to create a bigger sound and more engaging stage show more suited to larger venues. You can see the Elements of Surf band in action here.
|July 31 Half Moon Bay Brewing Company||HMB Brewing Company is a fun brewpub/restaurant with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating overlooking scenic Pillar Point Harbor. It is also a dancing venue, so we will be playing an energetic set featuring our funkier jazz instrumentals, some blues/soul classics, and a few of the groovier tunes from Elements of Surf. Showtime is 7-10pm.|
|Sept 4 Don Quixote's International Music Hall||We kick off Labor Day weekend with a Friday night show featuring the full Elements of Surf band. Come dine and dance as we perform a special mix of soul/jazz/blues gems and some select tunes from Elements of Surf at this premier Santa Cruz county music venue. Don Quixote's features fine Mexican food, some of the area's best live entertainment, and plenty of room for dancing. Showtime is 8pm.|