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K8 Stewart Experience Jazz Band

Los Angeles , CA

LOCATION

PO Box 39906
Los Angeles, CA US 90039 (map)

PHONE

323-319-6306

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The K8 Stewart Experience has been entertaining discriminating music lovers internationally for over 7 years. Although based in Los Angeles, their recordings can be heard on the radio in... Read more
The K8 Stewart Experience has been entertaining discriminating music lovers internationally for over 7 years. Although based in Los Angeles, their recordings can be heard on the radio in the US, Canada and Belgium. Performing nationwide, from black tie events in the ballroom of the Venetian Hotel (Las Vegas), to the casual elegance of the Cinegrill (Hollywood), The K8 Stewart Experience is sure to add an extra special touch to your wedding that shows guests how much you care.
The four members of The K8 Stewart Experience have a wide and varied array of influences which is reflected in their repertoire. Having played in blues, pop, rock, latin and classical bands, they have a unique sound which sets them apart from run-of-the-mill jazz combos. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AS A JAZZ DUO, TRIO, OR SEXTEXT!! WHATEVER SIZE BAND FITS YOUR EVENT NEEDS!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PUBLISHED REVIEW SAMPLES: JAZZ REVIEW says, "K8's voice can best be described as sultry which one would not expect based on pictures of the perky, svelte blonde...she knows how to sing and her style is more polished than most. She has an excellent combo backing her, and the arrangements allowed their abilities to be demonstrated without taking away from Kate’s own efforts". GENOVATUNE, Genoa Italy's premier music magazine says, "Crystal clear sound. Kate put together the best jazz musicians in Los Angeles forming The K8 Stewart Experience, the ensemble that re-interprets classics and not so classics. Her arrangements include very warm blues, Frank Sinatra like swings, and a shuffled funky (I'm Your Man) with which no one had never dared re-arrange such track; all with a great ensemble groove. The only word that comes to me: cool! The K8 Stewart Experience has very positively impressed me". ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CLIENT REVIEW SAMPLES: Kate and the band were wonderful! They played our wedding and we were impressed from the very beginning, not only because of their professionalim but because of their sense of fun. Our guests enjoyed their style of music and commented on it all night long. Kate made the entire booking process so easy, and she was always quick to reply with feedback or advice for a nervous bride. We can't say enough good things about The K8 Stewart Experience. We were delighted and you will be too! -Gareth S, Malibu, CA The K8 Stewart Experience Jazz Band was wonderful. They were extremely professional and very accomodating. They arrived early to set up so they wouldn't be in the way of the caterers. The music was exactly what we were looking for - quiet during dinner so my guests could converse, then livlier for dancing. They were expecially good at reading with crowd with their song choices. The band and singer sounded great and really brought an air of sophistication and class. Kate was very friendly and even let one of my guests get up and sing two songs with her and the band! I would recommend this band highly! -David P, Hollywood Hills, CA Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
Jazz
Do you have liability insurance?
No
What is your band's usual attire?
Our attire is always appropriate for the occasion. The men generally wear dark suits and Kate wears a floor length gown. Of course, if its a theme wedding - we will be happy to oblige you with costumes!
 
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Potential clients are always welcome to sample our performance by attending a public show. Oftentimes we are able to accommodate them at private engagements as well. We also have a CD we would be happy to send in the mail.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Of course! And as we have several composers in our group - we can also work with you to write a song that will be truly be "your song".
How much time do you usually need for setup?
We are always completely set up and ready to play the first note 15 minutes prior to your booking. We are very flexible and can work around the venue's and caterer's schedule.
How much space do you usually require?
We are a big sound from a little space! We can spread out and take command of a large stage ~ or for more intimate venues, we can form a tight-knit little combo.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We have a professionally produced free-standing sign that we use if appropriate.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
As we are fully self-contained bringing our own sound system - we are happy to offer the use of our microphones and PA to you and your guests for speeches, toasts and the like.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
I often act as the emcee at events and will be happy to make introductions and guide the event so it runs smoothly.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We are great at reading the crowd. If no one is dancing we will gently and discreetly end the song and move on to one that seems more fitting.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We require a 15 minute break each hour. Clients are required to provide a meal for each musician when bookings are 4 hours or longer.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes - absolutely!
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
Unlike most bands, each of our musicians signs a contract with the bandleader for each and every performance. We are professional musicians who make their living performing and teaching music. We don't have "real jobs" and do this part-time on the side. That being said, in case of emergency - we have substitute musicians that we have used previously who meet our rigorous standards for musicianship and professionalism.
What is your overtime rate?
It is dependent on the length of the booking and will be included on your contracts.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We generally do not charge travel expenses for bookings within Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura or Northern San Diego Counties. Other locations are dealt with on a case by case basis. You may either book us "all in" meaning we charge you one flat rate and we handle all the travel - or you can handle the travel bookings and send us the itinerary.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We require a 50% deposit to book our band. This rate may be fully or partially refundable.

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Cara
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6/12/2010
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They were absolutely great...Kate and the band were so accomodating, and such good sports (it got unexpectedly cold at our outdoor venue, but they kept playing!) Kate even took requests and managed to keep a straight face when some of our more inebriated guests performed an impromtu interpretive dance. Their music is wonderful and Kate's voice is beautiful. This band will be one of the few NOT stressful things about your wedding day, I promise!
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DEALS

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Promo Code: FreeCD2011   $10 Value
If you are considering The K8 Stewart Experience Jazz Band for your special day - we'd love to offer you a free 5 song CD to help you get acquainted with our sound! Songs from our CD have been on the radio in the US, Canada and Belgium. This offer available to the first 25 wedding wire customers only.
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