Jazz Couture

Jazz Couture

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Jazz Couture is setting the new standard, specializing in high-quality, elegant jazz music.

Biography

Jazz Couture is setting the new standard, specializing in high-quality, elegant jazz music. These world-class musicians have performed with such notables as Ray Charles, Ramsey Lewis, Nancy Wilson, The Benny Goodman Orchestra, Tito Puente, Clark Terry and Johnny Mathis, to name a few.

Meet the band leaders:
Nick Bisesi (Saxophonist/Bandleader) has performed with Ray Charles, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Nancy Wilson, The Temptations, Lou Rawls, and Johnny Mathis, among others. He is currently a member of Ramsey Lewis’ Urban Knights, and leads the "Nick Bisesi Quartet" performing at venues such as The HotHouse, The Chicago Cultural Center, The Jazz Showcase and The Green Mill. Nick has appeared as a guest ar tist on over a dozen records, most notably with Ramsey Lewis garnering a number 4 spot on the Billboard char ts. Music from his most recent release can be heard on over 200 radio stations across the US and Canada.

Gayle Bisesi (Vocalist/Bandleader) brings her playful voice, keen sensitivity and 20+ years of professional experience to Jazz Couture. She has performed throughout the world, including appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands. Gayle has shared the stage with such musical greats as: Patti Austin, New York Voices, Howard Levy, Clark Terry, Frank Mantooth, and Kevin Mahogany, among others. Gayle is also the leader of her own ensemble “The Gb Project” and performs locally at The Jazz Showcase, The Chicago Cultural Center, Andy’s Jazz Club, Park West, The Green Mill, HotHouse, Pop’s for Champagne and Fitzgerald’s.

Discography

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Set List

Jazz Couture's repertoire is chosen from Great American Songbook and features over a 1,000 song titles . Favorites include the Bossa Novas of Antonio Carlos Jobim, the songs of Cole Porter and Gershwin, classics performed by Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Nat King Cole, as well as blues and contemporary selections by Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Norah Jones and others. From romance filled ballads to light dance music to jump-swing, Jazz Couture will create the perfect musical backdrop for your event.