All posts by James Gentry


Don’t forget dear old dad this coming Fathers day. Treat him to a special ” Stan Getz Tribute Salute featuring the smooth west coast sound that will feature all his favorite west coast sounds as he cooks by the grill sipping on a cool beverage  featuring ” Take Five-The girl from Ipanema-Dreamer and many more. Honor Dad this Fathers day with a Stan Getz Tribute Salute this Farther’s day. A memory to last a life time just for Dad and you. Cheers, Jim.


Just a quick shout out and reminder in regards to ” Mothers Day” And I feature all the bold romantic melodies that your Mother will truly appreciate on this upcoming Mothers day from all the GREAT composers (Porter-Gershwin-Arlen-Berlin-Ellington) and many other very fine prominent composers. Please contact me in regards to availability either for a solo performance or if you would prefer a band hiring. And I can honor many of your Mothers musical request as well just for you dear old Mom. Cheers to you Mom have a happy. Best, James


The place to study Music (Jazz) and music business in regards to the entertainment industry. Berklee school of Music is without question is the leader in Music education and performance. Please if you ever have a opportunity to visit the campus you will be just amazed at a real Musical environment for young-Middle aged-older Musicians to exchange ideals it is truly amazing. World class instruction from the very best of the best . Please explore your possibilities by following this link to your own path of Musical development and personal growth. Best, James

Valentines-Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Theme Party Music For Your Event 2018

Hello, Everyone. Welcome to my blog page. Just a reminder I have some outstanding tracks for your romantic Valentines get away featuring many Sinatra-Connick style type hits (Gershwin-Porter-Kern-Ellington-Berlin-Arlen) along with some beautiful bossa-novas and some very lively fun swinging Mardi gras theme party music that are fun swinging and lends some much to authentic New Orleans river boat dixieland style of jazz.  Please contact me also if you prefer a band hiring I have some GREAT instrumentation for your event (Banjo-Tuba-drums or washboard -)Piano


When you decide to hire a Musician please understand the overhead a working Musicians has and why a $100.00 gig for Three (3) hours of Music is obsolete in the year 2017 for a Musician with a formal four (4) year Music education .  Do you know any executive chefs with a four (4) year formal education that has studied at a Major institution  working for a $100.00 bucks? Besides Gas-Mileage and travel time to and from the venue where the gig is located with a one (1) driving radius is fair.  So please consider the following:

One (1)Hour driving to the workplace- One (I )hour to load-in-set-up and sound check-Liability insurance-Attire (Cleaners)-emergency (Hot-spot) cost for remote locations. Music subscription ( Solo artist)-Monthly instrument maintenance cost (usually $200.00 per visit) and when you have premium Musical instruments like I do it is a absolute must.  One (1) hour tear down-and load. One (1) hour to drive back home.  Driving-loading for the day equals Four (4) hours-And usually Three (3) hour performance set that equal seven (7) divide into $100.00 =$14.00 not to mention the countless hours a Jazz musicians has to put in daily just to maintain his skills. there is also additional cost for backing tracks if your a ” Solo musician.”  Many and most venues are aware and are good and fail. But to you newbies and you know who you are please be more considerate. Best, James

Celebrate Your Next Party-Festival-Open House With Fun Swinging Bold Romantic Standards

 Would you like to host a “ Solo Sax-Clarinet Night Party” (Gershwin-Ellington-Berlin-Porter-Kern-Arlen) Either for your Party-Festival-Open House I feature Bold Romantic Standards that includes many Sinatra -Cornnick Jr. style type hits ( I get a kick out of you-Fly me to the Moon-Come fly with me and many more.) I am also a very fine Clarinetist and feature charming Eloquent early swing Music ( Cabaret-After your gone-Indian Summer) very light and entertaining for your listening pleasure. Best, James.