Campbell's Jazz Soup (www.campbellsjazz.com) is a Marin County based band that plays a fun blend of 1930s, 40s, and 50s jazz and swing at weddings, events, parties, and receptions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Leader Brian Campbell serves up a tasty stew of hot clarinet and swinging saxophone. Mixed in to provide a feast for the ears is bluesy guitar and driving string bass. To top it off we can stir in some hearty vocals. We play everything from mellow background jazz to upbeat danceable swing.
The trio can expand to as many as seven members with the addition of trumpet, drums, piano, and/or trombone. Our most popular configuration is a quintet composed of the trio plus trumpet and drums. If you want to dance, the quintet is the way to go!
For close to two decades we've played many events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including weddings, festivals, parties, and corporate affairs. Please go to www.campbellsjazz.com for more info and audio samples. Please contact the leader, Brian Campbell, at 415-499-3316 to get availability and rate information. Thanks!
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User3702646 · 2+ years ago
Brian and his band did a fabulous job for our wedding. They played for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. We gave them song selections for the ceremony and first dance, and a few other suggested dance songs we liked, and let them plan the rest. The music was very danceable and we had guests of all ages dancing until the last song. We received many complements from the guests on the band. The volume and the overall feel of the band were just right for the event and the space--energizing enough to get people dancing but not too loud so as to be overpowering. They were pretty low maintenance--after the initial phone call and email exchanges they showed up on time, set up and performed without needing any attention or feedback from us. Overall a great group and we would definitely recommend.
Cheyenne · Married on 10/05/2013
Campbell's Jazz Soup played during our wedding reception, and they were absolutely fantastic! We can't recommend them highly enough. It was wonderful to have such great live music throughout the night - just what we wanted for what was a very special occasion. They started with a three-piece ensemble for the dinner hour (fabulous music but people could easily converse, too) and then became a quintet for the dancing afterward. My father, a long-time jazz lover, was just returned from his annual trip to the Monterey Jazz Festival and thought that Campbell's Jazz Soup was just as good and better than any of the groups he heard there. He was thrilled and stayed, dancing, listening, enjoying, until the last note was played. They were just what we hoped for in all respects and were very reasonably priced, especially given the quality of the music. Bandleader Brian Campbell was a pleasure to work with and accommodated all our requests and schedule adjustments. Absolutely recommended.
Kira · Married on 09/29/2013
I hired Campbell's Jazz Soup for my wedding and they were fantastic! When my husband and I were planning our wedding we just knew we wanted a Swing/Rat pack/jazz band for our wedding, and we are so glad we went with Campbell's Jazz Soup! They were professional and provided wonderful music for my wedding. All of my guests loved it, especially my parents and grandparents. They even played my husbands late grandfather's favorite tunes, which his grandmother loved!
I would absolutely recommend Campbell's Jazz Soup to anyone wanting a band for their wedding or any other event!