Bossa Nova * Dixieland * Swing * Classic Jazz

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The Not 2 Cool Jazz Trio is a professional jazz band in the Baltimore-Washington area, led by trumpet player Michael Grasso. They play a mixture of standards and classic jazz in the spirit of Chet Baker and Miles Davis. Focusing on music from a bygone era, they have an intimate and lyrical sound that follows the west coast style of cool jazz. They perform Bossa Nova, Dixieland, and Swing music, with an emphasis on tasteful and timeless melodies from the 1920s through the 1960s.

Liven up your next party or banquet with memorable music. The band is affordable, flexible, and can play in different configurations tailored to the needs of your event. They play for weddings, parties, concerts, corporate functions, and promotions. They can play inside or outside, amplified or acoustic. They can do everything from roving street entertainment to late night party music, playing for the biggest events and the most intimate gatherings.


Band Configurations

  • Not 2 Cool Jazz Trio (Trumpet/Piano/Bass or Trumpet/Guitar/Bass) - This trio adds energy and spirit to any event, without being overbearing. The members are seasoned entertainers, who provide that special atmosphere that only live music can bring.

  • Not 2 Cool Jazz Vocal Trio (Vocalist/Piano/Bass or Vocalist/Trumpet/Piano) - Our vocal trio features a female singer. There's nothing like a live vocalist to add special meaning to those jazz standards and Broadway show tunes we all know and love.

  • Not 2 Cool Jazz Unplugged (Piano/Bass or Piano/Trumpet) - This is the perfect setup for smaller intimate settings. They do not require access to electical power. The group is fully mobile, allowing them to entertain your guests as they go from table to table, or as a roving street band at open-air events.

  • Not 2 Cool Jazz Band (Trumpet, Piano, Bass, Drums) - For larger venues, we can perform as a quartet, consisting of a trumpet, piano, bass, and drums. Depending on your needs, a saxophonist or female vocalist can be added. The band specializes in dixieland, bossa nova, and swing music from the Great American Songbook.

  • Solo Church Trumpet - A solo trumpet player, available for church services and funerals.

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