Important News Item:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our performances for the foreseeable future are all cancelled. We hope to resume our schedule when it becomes safe to once again perform before a live audience. In the meantime, stay safe, and listen to some recorded jazz to "scratch your musical itch!" If you miss us in particular, you could do that right here, by listening to some of our sample songs and videos!
When we do return to the Java Room, please remember that Jazz First has had to change our nights to Saturdays to align with the 2020 Java Room policy of closing on Friday nights at 5 PM. So later in 2020 (hopefully!) we'll be appearing on Saturdays, beginning at 8 PM. We'll be sure to let you know when our schedule resumes. You can then join us for fun evenings of food, drink, and great jazz interpretations of your favorite tunes. Let's all hope for the resumption of live music sometime soon!
Recent Audience Comments:
"Great musicians and choice of music; please have them back!"
"These guys are terrific. Fantastic musicians . . !"
". . . bring them back and keep the American songbook alive!"
" . . . they're fabulous! This is a happy place when they're here!"
"I end up humming your choices [of songs] for days after you have been here!"
"You guys have a tight sound; wonderful music!"
Jazz First at its core is a piano-bass-drums jazz trio based in southern New Hampshire devoted to the performance of straight-ahead jazz and blues standards, written primarily in the first half of the twentieth century. In addition to the trio, we work with vocalists and other instrumentalists, allowing us to offer various sounds depending upon an event's needs. We play in restaurants and bars, for various fundraisers, perform concerts for local organizations, play for weddings, and perform at private parties. Please contact us for your musical needs at any event. For more information, send an e-mail to: Info@Jazzfirstmusic.com
Jazz First recently shot some promotional videos of the band in action. Here’s just one of the videos in the series.
The trio and our vocalist, Pamela Smith, went into the Rumbaugh Studio on May 11th, 2013, to produce a new demo CD. See more details, below in “New Sounds.”
We have completely revamped the “Sounds” page where we post demo songs. Click over to that page to hear some great recordings made with vocalist Pamela Smith in May, 2013, in the Rumbaugh Studio in Hudson, NH. Others to be found there were recorded in a Medford, MA studio in April, 2009 and August, 2011, as well as some live recordings made at the First Church Jazz Supper Club event in March, 2009. We’re happy to share some of the group’s recordings with you!