The basic band is a six piece jazz group. However, in order to fill the demand for good music, the band works with a group of about 45 musicians who supply everything from soft background to foot stomping, high energy jazz. Our groups include trios, quartets, quintets, sextets, and septets. Our clients include Night Clubs, Restaurants, Jazz Festivals, Universities, High Schools, Elementary Schools, Corporate Events, New Orleans Jazz Funerals, Hotels, Municipal Concerts, Swing Dances, Country Clubs, Private Parties, Equestrian Events, Weddings, Jazz Society Concerts, Jazz Vespers, Retirement Communities, Political Events, Fund Raisers, and others functions where music is desired. Simply put, we do it all as far as music is concerned.
The musicians in Barbone Street have performed with some of the legends of jazz in the 20th and 21st centuries. As individuals, band members performed with Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Clifford Brown, Charlie Ventura, Ben Webster, Harry James, Peggy Lee, Louis Prima, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Yank Lawson, Pee Wee Erwin, Bob Haggart, Miff Mole, Theonious Monk, Sidney Bechet, Muggsy Spanier et al. They also worked with "Society Bands" fronted by Lester Lanin, Howard Lanin and Meyer Davis. And when big money beckoned, they toured with the likes of Fabian, Chubby Checker, Barry Manilow and Liberace and did long running TV Shows including many years on the Mike Douglas Show and 13 TV specials with Peggy Lee. As a result, the band knows thousands of American Songbook tunes in addition to being a marvelous jazz band.
Barbone Street is the most sought after jazz band in Philadelphia area.