Lapis Luna

Lapis Luna

BandJazz

Lapis Luna brings you the music of 1930s, 40s & 50s jazz with a classic glittering sound – playing timeless melodies the way they were meant to be heard: vibrant, fun, romantic & cool. Jazz chanteuse Shawn Aileen Clark & band will transport you to an era of genuine romance and spirited swing.

Biography

Lapis Luna brings you the captivating music of 1930s, 40s & 50s jazz with a classic glittering sound. Their specialty is playing timeless melodies the way they were meant to be heard: vibrant, fun, romantic & cool.

A dynamic band of prominent NYC jazz musicians, Lapis Luna has set themselves apart with their authentic presentation of vintage jazz standards, enchanting ballads, and obscure swing era gems. Their style also embraces hot jazz, early blues, big band, bebop & retro cha-cha, bossa, and rumba.

Led by jazz chanteuse Shawn Aileen Clark, Lapis Luna transports you and your guests to a long-gone era of genuine romance and spirited swing. The sparkling lounge trio with guitar, upright bass and vocals will truly delight. Add drums and sax for an ultra hip quartet or quintet, and the swingin’ 6 piece ‘little big band’ will keep your toes tapping.

Performance attire also sets the mood with a fabulously chic cocktail dress, dapper suits, one-of-a-kind instruments and a vintage microphone.

Lapis Luna performs at jazz venues, festivals, and concerts throughout NYC and the tri-state. They've provided music for hundreds of parties, public and private, intimate and grand, at places such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ellis Island, the Carlyle, 21, Central Park Boathouse, Grand Central Station, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Botanical Gardens, as well as restaurants, lounges, lofts, vineyards, gardens, estates & private homes. They have entertained celebrities, luminaries & dignitaries at weddings, private soirees, benefits & galas.

Discography

Take Love Easy, 2007

Set List

Concerts: 90 minutes
Private Events: 45-60 minute sets, 10 minute breaks, 3-4 sets.

In a concert setting the band performs obscure swinging, haunting, hip, gorgeous jazz and vintage latin music with arrangements by Chris Byars and transcriptions by Chris Pistorino.

At weddings and events they perform a mix of swing, loungey standards, smokin' jump blues, cha cha, rumba, mambo, samba and well known songs from the 1920s-1950s, making them a perfect addition to the not so typical wedding or gathering. They provide anything from a background jazz trio to a 9 piece Basie style little big band. The band has more than enough material to play 5+sets of great music.

Here is a short list of some songs Lapis Luna performs:

Adios Amigos
All Of Me
All the Things You Are
Almost Like Being In Love
Anna
Begin the Beguine
Blue Moon
Cachita
Close Your Eyes
Come Rain or Come Shine
Dearly Beloved
Dedicated To You
Deed I Do
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
Don’t Blame Me