Le Jazu is an eclectic string quintet of seasoned Bay Area musicians based in Oakland CA. While the instrumentation mimics that of the classic Reinhardt/Grappelli groups, our focus on vocal jazz and our collective background in jazz, manouche, blues and soul delivers a unique sound and feel to the band Le Jazu’s favorite music comes from the jazz greats of the 20th century. We perform music written or originally performed by the best: eg. Fats Waller, Cole Porter, Bessie Smith, and even a little Duke Ellington, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. In addition the the Great American Songbook, our taste run wide; we love the music of Django, latin jazz artists such as Luis Bonfa and Consuelo Velazquez, and even interpret numbers by “outsiders”, such as Dan Hicks, the Squirrel Nut Zippers and Bob Dylan, among others.
Never a cover!