Excellence In Live Jazz - Swing, Latin, and Bebop

Are you planning for an upcoming wedding reception, birthday party, cocktail hour, corporate event, or other special occasion? Boston Jazz Quartet plays all of your jazz favorites, from the standards to the obscure, from those tunes that make everyone want to dance to those tunes which surprise and delight. Their intimate instrumentation, outstanding musicianship, and years of experience performing in a wide variety of venues make them a perfect addition to your special occasion. They create the ambience you want.

About Boston Jazz Quartet

Boston Jazz Quartet was originally formed by merging two highly regarded, critically acclaimed jazz groups from New England - The Brant Grieshaber Trio and The Daniel Bennett Group. The musicians in Boston Jazz Quartet have performed extensively with the likes of Branford Marsalis, Bill Frisell, James Carter, the Maine Music Society, Charlie Hunter, and many others in addition to entertaining at weddings, conventions, and other private functions throughout the Eastern US.

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About the Musicians

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imageRick Stone - alto saxophone, clarinet



Saxophonist Rick Stone has performed and recorded with musicians and groups such as the Either/Orchestra, the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, the Quartet of Happiness, the Beantown Swing Orchestra, Bob Brookmeyer, George Garzone, John Tchicai, Robin Eubanks, and several others.

Rick has taught Jazz Ear Training and saxophone at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and currently teaches saxophone and ensembles at the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School. He also teaches music classes/lessons at other public schools in the Boston area while maintaining a busy performance schedule with various groups around the northeast.




Brant Grieshaber - guitars




A consummate band leader, soloist, and sideman, Brant Grieshaber performs all over New England, from the Maine Music Society to the Beantown Swing Orchestra, from Johnny D’s to The Good Life. He's shared the stage with jazz giants such as Bill Frisell (Grammy nominee), James Carter, and Charlie Hunter and he often performs and records with faculty from Berklee College of Music. He also teaches guitar and composition at his studio in Boston, where students come from across the globe to explore the fingerboard.

Brant is an artist endorser for Godin Guitars and JazzKat Amplifiers.

At the age of 8, Brant began classical and ragtime piano, studying with Bates College professor Dr. Marion Anderson. At 13, Brant took up jazz and rock guitar. He earned his BA at Berklee College of Music, studying with Garrison Fewell and Bret Wilmott. At the Boston Conservatory, he did graduate studies in classical composition with Osvaldo Golijov. He has also studied guitar with the jazz/fusion giant, Frank Gambale.




Sean Farias - acoustic bass




Sean Farias originates from the metro west area of Massachusetts where he mostly performs and teaches. He can be heard performing with an eclectic array of performers throughout the New England area ranging in styles from jazz, avant garde, celtic, folk, pop/rock. Sean has performed in various parts of the United States, Canada, Europe and South Korea and currently teaches at the Rivers School Conservatory in Weston and the Joy of Music Program in Worcester.




Jared Seabrook - drums




Jared Seabrook is a drummer who lives in the Boston area. A MA native, Jared spent 10 years studying with Bob Gullotti, as well as benefiting from an extraordinary public school music program. He grew up playing jazz, punk, and rock + roll; he has since performed and toured both around the country and internationally with jazz, metal, americana, and fusion bands from the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland to the Fuddrucker's Annual Pickle Telethon. The New York Times has described Jared's playing as "vicious", but he's a pretty nice guy.

Live Music For:

Weddings
Parties
Corporate Events
Restaurants
Ceremony
Cocktail Hour
Receptions
Dinner Music
Conventions
Holidays
Birthdays
Anniversaries
Your Special Occasion

Booking is handled by:

Jazz Bands Boston

617.312.3554

booking@jazzbandsboston.com

If you're looking to add that special touch of live jazz to an upcoming event in Boston, MA or anwhere around New England, you've found the jazz group you're looking for!