James Gentry Quintet
50's, 60's, Jazz, Standards
After Graduation from Berklee, James freelanced while leading his own groups in and around the Boston area before moving to Southern California where he continues to freelance and lead his own Quintet. James's current Quintet plays an outstanding repertoire of Jazz Standards, Blues and many of his original compositions. James' Quintet is a hard swinging band very reminiscent of, should we dare say, the many fine Art Blakey's bands. But, we will let you judge that for yourself.
So, if you are looking for the best in Contemporary Jazz, a band with that edge, and plenty of good Home Cooking, then the James Gentry Quintet is tailor-made for you! A little about the JGQ: the JGQ was assembled in 1997 for two main reasons. First, we wanted to reexamine that very meaty and warm sound the instrumentation of the Trumpet and Tenor saxophone bring. Second, we wanted to explore the exotic musical forms of some of the masters of Jazz composition (i.e. H. Silver, Clare Fisher, etc.). The JGQ has performed locally throughout Southern California from Santa Monica to Redlands at your typical bar & grill to the very upscale Ritz Carlton® hotel.
We also have performed at several private parties and wedding receptions, and look forward to booking your private party. Please note the JGQ roster of band members is constantly changing due to availability. However, we can assure you the highest possible musicianship level due to our vast network of the finest Jazz musicians in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. Whatever the occasion, let the JGQ entertain you and add elegance and sophistication to your event.