Choper Jazz Project

“These Great Musicians Feed Off One Another and Share Their Collective Energy With the Audience”
 

 

 

GENRES: Jazz Swing Latin
BOOKED AS 4 - 11 PLAYERS

Choper Jazz Project

About the band

After Brian Choper had founded several rock and folk bands, many of his clients asked him to assemble a swing band that would bring back the music and the flavor of the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s, an era where beautiful lyrics were coupled with beautiful music, and where romance and idealism were everywhere in the arts and in Hollywood. Such a band would play lively and danceable swing music in the authentic style of the era, but would also be versatile enough to play other styles of music when requested, such as rock, pop, and funk. The plan was to create a band a cut above your typical society band.
 
Once conceived, it took Brian on a search to find the right musicians who were completely at home performing swing-based music, yet comfortable in other styles as well. He found finding the right people to be a rather tricky task, as most true jazz musicians do not branch out into either rock or funk. Fortunately, Brian had access to the contacts and support that enabled him to find all the musicians he needed. This select group of people formed the core of his Choper Jazz Project band, which he could then supplement with the best backup musicians from the area. Because of the band's flexibility, while the roots of the band are classic swing, the group's repertoire grew way beyond that genre with its all-star lineup of great players. The result is quite a contrast from most elegant, society bands.
 
Over time, the group developed its own identity and sound, sometimes playing straight Swing, other times mixing it a little with funk and a rock beat. They quickly figured out how to make each song unique and interesting with their own flavor. As performance inquiries came in, they expanded their music to what is today's wide ranging repertoire list. What they play and how they dress are completely up to you.
 
The band is known for their unusual flexibility in their music. Their amazing ability to adapt to the musical preferences of the client while knowing exactly what to play to always keep the party in high gear has become their trademark. Their popularity has allowed them to play for parties while receiving invites to play for major galas, celebrity events and heads of state.

"Creating The Perfect Atmosphere For Your Party or Special Event"

Flexibility

When you put fantastic musicians together who are versed in such an unusually wide range of musical styles, you get an ensemble that can play the standards everybody hears so often, including such tunes as Georgia, Take The “A” Train and A Night in Tunisia, while also tackling tunes not as often played including Lady Bird, On Green Dolphin Street, All of Me, Sidewinder and so many others. In fact, you end up with a band able to play just about anything asked of them.This great band is able to perform as a full jazz ensemble, yet is also able to play awesome music as a trio or quartet if the budget or performance space becomes a concern. Please tell us if you are interested in this option.

Creating The Perfect Atmosphere For Your Party or Special Event

A tasteful group of real jazz players who know the A-B-Cs of jazz: Adderley, Bird, and Coltrane; and gives them the proper treatment. This is a band that distinguishes itself from other jazz bands by adjusting their music and style to the audience's taste and mood.

The result: the feel of real jazz at your elegant affair or party. The band creates an ambiance all its own, pleasing and entertaining your guests while remaining unobtrusive.

Or, for a more upbeat reception, this band can mix it up and really rock out. The unusual flexibility of the group to play music beyond straight up jazz allows the option for you, the client, to request a mix of jazz, swing, Latin and even rock & roll. Call us for more information.

The band can dress formally or informally, as you request. Ensure a great party and hire the Choper Jazz Project today. Available as 1- 4 musicians for galas, parties, corporate events.

The Band's Ability to Play as a Trio or Quartet

This great band is able to perform as a full jazz ensemble, yet is also able to play awesome music as a trio or quartet if the budget or performance space becomes a concern. Please tell us if you are interested in this option.

The Diversity of their Repertoire

When you put fantastic musicians together who are versed in such an unusually wide range of musical styles, you get an ensemble that can play the standards everybody hears so often, including such tunes as Georgia, Take The "A" Train and A Night in Tunisia, while also tackling tunes not as often played including Lady Bird, On Green Dolphin Street, All of Me, Sidewinder and so many others. In fact, you end up with a band able to play just about anything asked of them. We encourage you to peruse a small portion of our ever-expanding repertoire list.

What Does All This Mean for You, the Client?

For the client, all of our experience means peace of mind and a chance to relax and enjoy your own party. There are no worries that the band won't be able to adapt to your group and make the party happen - our experience is your assurance of success. No worries about reliability or will the band show up or will they work with me. It's all reflected in our customer-oriented attitude. We will be there and your party will be great. Your guests will talk about it as the best party of the year and you will be rewarded with their thanks.

album

An Evening for You

Just Jazz - An Evening For You
Available at Amazon

This is a studio album was released 2004.

It features some of the most requested songs the band has played including:
Lady Is A Tramp, Don't Get Around Much and Paper Moon.

song list

Our repertoire includes ballads, dance tunes, swing, background classics, high-energy showstoppers and straight-up jazz. We are very eclectic and our repertoire list is vast. The following short lists represents a very small sampling of our straight-up standards and swing classics.

Straight-up Jazz

A Love Supreme
A Night In Tunisia
A Train
Afro Blue
All Blues
All The Things You Are
Beautiful Love
Black Nile
Blue Bossa
Blue 'n Green
Brazil
Bye Bye Blackbird
Canteloupe Island
Come Rain or Shine
Equinox, Spiritual
ESP
Footprints
Giant Steps
Green Dolphin Street
How High The Moon
I Hear A Rhapsody
Impressions
In A Sentimental Mood
India
It Don't Mean A Thing
Killer Joe
Lady Bird
Lonnie's Lament
LOVE
Maiden Voyage
Milestones Mr. Magic
Mr. P.C.
My Favorite Things
My Funny Valentine
My Little Suede Shoes
Naima
Night and Day
Now's The Time
Oleo

Swing

Ain't Misbehavin'
All Of Me
All the Things You Are
Almost Like Being in Love
Always (waltz)
Anything Goes
As Time Goes By
At Last
Bill Bailey
Black Coffee
Blue Skies
Blue Moon
Bye Bye Blackbird
Bye Bye Blues
Caravan
Cheek To Cheek
Don't Get Around Much
Dream A Little Dream of Me
Embraceable You
Fever
Fly Me To The Moon
Funny Valentine
A Foggy Day
Georgia on My Mind
I Can't Give you Anything
I'm Beginning To See the Light
I Only Have Eyes For You
It's All Right With Me
I've Got the World on a String
It Had To Be You
It Don't Mean A Thing Just in Time
Lady Is A Tramp
Let Yourself Go
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
Mack The Knife
Makin' Whoopie
Man I Love
Mood Indigo
Moon River (waltz)
Moonglow
Moonlight In Vermont
More
My Funny Valentine
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
New York, NY
Night and day
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Paper Moon
Satin Doll
Sentimental Journey
Sing, Sing, Sing
Skylark
Smoke Gets In your Eyes
Someone To Watch Over Me
Stormy Weather
Summertime
Sunrise, Sunset (waltz)
Sweet Ga. Brown
S Wonderful
Take the A Train
They Can't Take That Away
This Can't Be Love
Til There Was You
Under My Skin
Unforgettable
The Very Thought Of You
The Way You Look Tonight
What A Wonderful World
What'll I Do (waltz)
When I Fall in Love
Where Or When
Wonderful World (waltz)
You Made Me Love You

Latin

A Felicidade
Agua de Beber
Begin the Beguine
Brazil
Corcovado
Dindi
Ipanema
Meditation
One Note Samba
So Danco Samba
Night And Day
One Note Samba
So Danco Samba

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