Nutty is an octet that performs an ingenious array of notable rock/jazz classics, re-interpreted, rearranged and performed by top L.A. jazz musicians. It’s a show that’s fun and funny, with a swank stage presentation that harkens back to the irreverent Rat Pack shows at the Sands Hotel in 1960s Las Vegas. But the music is serious business; from simple jazzy takes on favorite rock standards to more elaborate pairings of rock/jazz numbers, it’s a sonic-atomic cocktail blend, chock with hidden gems that keep the listener guessing. Any given show can comprise straight-ahead jazz, big band swing, bebop, Latin grooves, familiar film and TV themes, spy jazz, crime jazz and lounge. They call it “Jetsetter Jazz”. Simply put, it’s classic rock, all jazzed-up.
“The music is as memorable as it is unique”
Scott Yanow, LA JAZZ SCENE
"It's pure Vegas--really good Vegas--and a good time"
Brick Wahl, LA WEEKLY
"A cunning approach with immediate appeal"
James Nadal, ALL ABOUT JAZZ
"A one-of-a-kind band...a blend of jazz and rock'n'roll, served up with a swinging, old school Vegas swagger"
Don Heckman, LA TIMES
Bob Perry, THE PENTHOUSE.FM
"Swings like a gate and has a sophistication that we expect"
Koop Kooper, COCKTAIL NATION
"They embody the era of 60s cool...nothing like them"
Dailey Pike, LAJAZZ.COM
Home Base: Los Angeles