Today I came across this modern jazz group, while getting ready for my event in DC tomorrow. Why? The event planner asked for Jazz during the cocktail hour then later on move into dance music. Of course, I wanted to create a Jazz playlist that is Modern, Exciting and Different! When I came across this jazz band, I was cracking up!
A few of their albums are named, “Twist is the new Twerk”, “Clubbin’ with Grandpa” and “Historial Misappropriation. While I don’t care for all of their remixes, I do LOVE a few of them like, “No Diggity”, “Break Free”, “Maps”, “Thrift Shop” and “Wiggle”. I’m also so thankful that I was able to find their albums. This is exactly some of the jazz music I had in mind for my event tomorrow. Just like with all of my events, I want to appeal to everyone. By adding in a few modern “poppy” type Jazz tunes, it will hopefully make my pop music, loving guests happy during cocktail hour. Adding in some of these modern twists on Jazz favorites, will also let everyone know we plan on playing something for everyone. This is why I will also include older Jazz favorites like, Dinah Washington and Duke Ellington, as well as, modern Jazz artists such as, Jimmy Smith.
Bert’s eye view and I are so excited to hit DC tomorrow! Can’t wait to show you all the great video and pics we hope to take while we’re there! Hope everyone is having a great week! If you have any Jazz favorites send them to me in the comments below! Thanks guys! DeeJay Shelly