Grace Fae and The Grandbirds is a vintage jazz band based in Los Angeles, specializing in swinging tunes from the 1920s- 1940s, with some French and original songs. The Grandbirds can perform primarily 1920s tunes for a Gatsby party, 1940s for a WW2 themed event, mid- tempo swing dance tunes perfect for dancers, and even have an entire set of classic vintage love tunes, customized for weddings and engagement parties.
Band members rotate according to availability, and include some of the best players in Los Angeles, such as Bobby Barron on drums, Leslie Baker on upright bass, Chris Glik on piano, Michael Mull on clarinet, or Corey Gemme on clarinet/trumpet/trombone. Grace sings classic tunes by Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin, the Gershwin brothers, Duke Ellington, Peggy Lee, and Fats Waller in new and energizing interpretations and custom arrangements.
The band is available at various rates for your vintage parties and dance events. You can book the band as a duo, all the way to a seven-piece band with three horns! Standard shows include three hour- long sets of live music. See menu and inquire about prices and booking below, and follow The Grandbirds on Instagram or Facebook for updates and videos!
Grace Fae & the Grandbirds perform I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby at the Arizona Biltmore in July 2019. The tune's from 1928, by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields who overheard a fella say this to his gal outside Tiffany's in New York, and wrote the song that day! Band members are Ken Park (drums), Leslie Baker (upright bass), Chris Glik (piano), Michael Mull (saxophone), Joe Leyva (trumpet), Mark Witt (trombone), and Grace Fae on vocals!
Here's an upbeat version of Irving Berlin's Cheek to Cheek, written in 1935, and performed here with Bobby Barron and the Swing Thing Band on May 29th, 2019 at Rusty's Rhythm Club in Playa Del Rey. Bobby Barron (drums), Adam Levy (upright bass), Chris Glik (keys), Jim Jedeikin (saxophone). Videography by Jimmy McCammon.
Here's a lovely lil tune Don't Get Around Much Anymore, written by Duke Ellington in 1940, and performed with the Swing Thing Band at Joe's Great American Bar & Grill June 11th, 2019. Bobby Barron (drums), Leslie Baker (upright bass), Chris Glik (keys) and Corey Gemme (trumpet). Videography by Jimmy McCammon.
Here's that sweet ole 1934 classic Blue Moon by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, performed on the same evening. The band is Bobby Barron (drums), Adam Levy (upright bass), Chris Glik (piano), and Jim Jedeikin (saxophone). Videography by Jimmy McCammon.
Here's a short clip of a music video of Joe Greene's 1946 tune Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin' made famous by Louis Jordan. The band is Cousin Cricket, with Paul Kraushaar (drums), Doug Cohen (bass), Ken Miele (guitar), and Craig Palmer (keys). Videography by Val Camp.
Vintage Jazz and Swing
Grace Fae sings three three sets of vintage jazz with a master jazz pianist.
Grace jams with pianist and upright bassist.
Grace on vocals, with piano, upright bass and drums.
Grace on vocals, piano, upright bass, drums and clarinet/ saxophone player. *ideal booking size
Grace on vocals, piano, upright bass, drums, clarinet/saxophone, add trumpet!
Grace on vocals, piano, upright bass, drums, clarinet/saxophone, trumpet and trombone!
Prices vary according to event, client and travel rates.
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