Biography: The Jerry Embree Swing Band
The multi-talented Jerry Embree and his Band are known for their incredible variety of repertoire, including: Swing, Oldies, Party Music, Latin, R&B, Love Songs, and New Orleans Jazz. Is there a more passionate instrument than the saxophone? Jerry will play it for you with all his heart and soul.
Embree's forte' is "reading the audience", and delivering selections from his vast repertoire that fit the mood of the moment. Perhaps the cocktail hour of your event will call for a breezy bossa nova, or an impassioned selection from the Great American Songbook (think Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz, Dean Martin.) As the energy of the evening intensifies, Embree's song selections promise to make the dance floor irresistible! (Wilson Pickett, Louis Prima, Temptations)
The dancers enjoy the band because they play songs that work for these specific dances: East Coast and West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Waltz, Cha Cha, Tango, Rhumba, Fox Trot, Jamaica, Hustle, Slow Dancing and Line Dances. Or you just get out and there and shake your booty!
Saxophonist Jerry Embree has recorded with Fats Domino, Bobby Charles, and Coco Robicheaux. He has performed with Art Neville, Frankie Ford, Johnny Adams, and Frank Sinatra, Jr. As a producer, he has produced albums for Beau Jocque, Rockin Dopsie, Jr. Rebirth Brass Band, and many others.
In 2003, the band performed 11 nights at the New Orleans and Louisiana Food and Music Festival at the Sheraton Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Jerry has also performed at other international festivals, including the Umbria Jazz Festival in Orvieto, Italy, the Festivale de Clarinette on the Island of Martinique, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
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