Redlands Zanja 8

Redlands Zanja 8


This amazing group of professional young jazz musicians play a variety of straight-ahead jazz and standard classics, and are a hit wherever they've performed! They have thrilled Southern California audiences at: Disneyland, The Jazz Bakery, The Catalina Bar & Grill. The Mint, Balboa Park, etc.


In the summer of 2005 Tina Caldwell (retired Redlands Unified School District Music Specialist) decided to put together a jazz combo comprised of her top student musicians (at that time, their ages ranged from 12 to 17). At first, the group played mainly Bebop and 70's main stream jazz. But, as the people in their quaint little town of Redlands began to enjoy the Zanja 8's music more and more, they wanted to hire the band for: parties, community events, fundraisers, weddings, grand openings, etc. Soon the group expanded their song list to include: standards, swing, Latin, funk, and dixieland. They were now working professionally, and playing three to four gigs a month. They recorded their first CD ('The Redlands Zanja 8'), in October of 2006, followed up by 'Who's Counting' in the spring of 2007. The "kids" (ages- 15 to 20) are now accomplished professionals who bring much joy and entertainment to all who come to their performances!


Who's Counting?

Written By: Tina Caldwell

One, two, three....but who's counting anyway?
I can't tell....if you even know I'm here
Won't you please look in my eyes, maybe you'll see
a heart longing for you, beating in blue,
hoping you'll stay, I pray, counting,
every day!

When you're pulse starts to jump the gun
It's too tough...keeping the rhythm steady
Time ticks away, and I know, it's you I dream about,
You hold the key...eternally,
Please don't delay, I'll stay, counting every day!


Single- Who's Counting? copyrighted 2007 Myles Davis (music) Tina Caldwell (lyrics). You can hear are tracks at: or

Set List

We usually play 1 1/2 hour sets. We have enough music to play for 4 1/2 hours. A typical set looks like this: Car Wash, Caravan, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Fly Me to the Moon, Four, Girl from Ipanema, I Could Writh a Book, I Thought About You, I'm a Old Cowhand, I'm Old Fashioned, In a Mellow Tone, Leap Frog, Mercy-Mercy-Mercy, Misty, Funny Valentine, Moondance, My Favorite Things, Nardis, Night In Tunisia, Old Devil Moon, One O'clock Jump, Ornithology, Perdido, Pick Up the Pieces, Route 66, Stompin at the Savoy, So What, That's All, Tuxedo Junction, What Is This Thing Called Love, Witchcraft, Work song, etc.