Recognizable Standards * Romantic Ballads * Bossa Novas * Classic Jazz

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Michael Grasso and the Not 2 Cool Jazz Trio play a mixture of standards and classic jazz in the spirit of Chet Baker, Miles Davis, and Toots Thielemans. Focusing on music from a bygone era, they have an intimate and lyrical sound that follows the west coast style of cool jazz. Their large repertoire of songs includes recognizable standards, romantic ballads, and classic jazz with an emphasis on tasteful and timeless melodies. Liven up your next party or banquet with memorable music from the 1920s through the 1960s.

  • Not 2 Cool Jazz Trio - Their core group consists of trumpet, guitar or piano, and bass. This instrumentation provides a flexible format, with the band members doubling on hand-held percussion and chromatic jazz harmonica.

  • Not 2 Cool Jazz Unplugged - This is the perfect setup for smaller, intimate settings. Their acoustic duet combines a muted trumpet (doubling on chromatic harmonica) with either guitar or piano.

  • Not 2 Cool Jazz Band - For larger venues, their trio can be expanded to a full dance band consisting of trumpet, saxophone, trombone, piano, bass, and drums.

  • Not 2 Cool Brass Band - This is a small show band that plays marches and partriotic songs at parades and community events. The marching band includes 4 to 6 members, with the full band consisting of trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax, trombone, tuba, and drums.

  • Solo Church Trumpet - A solo classical Bb, C, or Piccolo Trumpet player, available for weddings, church services, and funerals.

The band is available to play quiet background music at restaurants, coffee houses, weddings, and receptions, as well as a more upbeat sound for special events and jam sessions in the Baltimore-Washington area.

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