D.J. Sweeney Quartet

D.J. Sweeney Quartet

BandJazz

Straight ahead jazz standards with vocals. Swing, bossa, ballads and some blues. Performing with Danny Embrey, Paul Smith, Tim Cambron, Clint Ashlock and James Albright on her new CD, released Sept. 2008

Biography

My band is pretty much straight-ahead jazz. Tempos vary from ballads to fast swinging tunes. I (D.J. Sweeney) perform all over Kansas City and surrounding areas. My influences are many. I grew up listening to all kinds of music, but stuck with with jazz because it was my favorite. My influences are Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughn, Billy Holiday, Anita O'Day, Diana Krall, Peggy Lee, Abbey Lincoln, Jane Monheit, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Joni Mitchell, Ricki Lee Jones.
In addition to playing at clubs, I have performed at The Plaza Art Fair and two of The Coleman Hawkin's Jazz Festivals. The one in Topeka and the one in St Joseph. I also perform outdoors on the Country Club Plaza's "Plaza Live" series in the summer.
I'm taking the jazz standards and breathing new life into them because this music is beautiful and playful and needs to be shared with the world. People will dance, they will cry and they will remember the soulfulness pouring out of each song as they listen to the words and interpretation of the music.

Discography

"Are You The One?" released November 2008 by Indie label "Diva Productions." Radio play on martinitimeradio.com, KKFI (kkfi.org), KANU(kanu.ku.edu) and soon many many more stations nationally, including XM radio station, "High Standards."
"DJ Sweeney" released August 2006
radio play on KKFI 90.1 and streamed at kkfi.org, KANU(kanu.ku.edu), martinitimeradio.com, KPFK in Burbank, CA(kpfk.org)
D.J. Sweeney's "Are You The One?" available at: http://cdbaby.com/cd/djsweeney2

Set List

3 Sets

Taking a Chance on Love
Things Are Looking Up
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
The Meaning of the Blues
No Love No Nothin’
No More Blues
Isn’t This a Lovely Day
Small Day Tomorrow
Old Devil Moon

It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing
Teach Me Tonight
What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life?
East of the Sun
Blue Skies
But Beautiful
Watch Out!
Moanin’
Devil May Care

The Lady’s In Love
I Just Dropped By To Say Hello
You Turned The Tables On Me
My Romance
Gentle Rain
Just Squeeze Me
I Only Want Some
Are You The One?

This was my set list from last week at The Drum Room at the Hilton President Hotel. I typically do 3 sets usually an hour long with breaks in between the 1st and 2nd sets.
my repetoire includes these songs and I am adding 12 more next week, so it is always growing and changing...
Devil May Care*
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To*
The Lady’s