Important News Item:
Jazz First will once again be performing at the Nashua Winter Holiday Stroll! Come see us at First Church, 1 Concord Street, Nashua, on Saturday, November 24th, starting at 8:35 PM. The full quintet will present a program of jazz standards and holiday numbers. We will be preceded by the Granite Statesmen and New England Voices in Harmony barbershop choruses. Get in the holiday spirit by joining us for a fun evening of jazz!
Recent Audience Comments:
"Great musicians and choice of music; please have them back!"
"These guys are terrific. Fantastic musicians . . !"
". . . bring them back and keep the American songbook alive!"
" . . . they're fabulous! This is a happy place when they're here!"
"I end up humming your choices [of songs] for days after you have been here!"
"You guys have a tight sound; wonderful music!"
Jazz First at its core is a piano-bass-drums jazz trio based in southern New Hampshire devoted to the performance of straight-ahead jazz and blues standards, written primarily in the first half of the twentieth century. In addition to the trio, we work with vocalists and other instrumentalists, allowing us to offer various sounds depending upon an event's needs. We play in restaurants and bars, for various fundraisers, perform concerts for local organizations, play for weddings, and perform at private parties. Please contact us for your musical needs at any event. For more information, send an e-mail to: Info@Jazzfirstmusic.com
Jazz First recently shot some promotional videos of the band in action. Here’s just one of the videos in the series.
The trio and our vocalist, Pamela Smith, went into the Rumbaugh Studio on May 11th, 2013, to produce a new demo CD. See more details, below in “New Sounds.”
We have completely revamped the “Sounds” page where we post demo songs. Click over to that page to hear some great recordings made with vocalist Pamela Smith in May, 2013, in the Rumbaugh Studio in Hudson, NH. Others to be found there were recorded in a Medford, MA studio in April, 2009 and August, 2011, as well as some live recordings made at the First Church Jazz Supper Club event in March, 2009. We’re happy to share some of the group’s recordings with you!