Take Four: Jazz
Contact Dan: 315-440-5613
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Contemporary jazz joins
the improvisational energy of classic jazz to
danceable beats and familiar melodies.
It swings and soars...without requiring an advanced degree in music theory to love!

Established to provide the perfect accompaniment
to events ranging from club dates to fine dining
and corporate gatherings,

Take Four Jazz
brings the dynamic energy of contemporary jazz to your event. From Herbie Hancock and Horace Silver to
 Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan (to name a few...)

Take Four Jazz is committed to providing just the right music to bring your event to life.

The Musicians
Decades of combined experience with thousands of shows means this group knows how to create an atmosphere that meets the needs of the people in front of them.
Check out the Musicians page for individual bios!

Corporate Events, Wineries, Openings & Exhibitions
You want your event to be memorable, but for all the right reasons! Take Four Jazz is the colleague you need if your business wants to say “thank you” to its clients or employees. Give us a call, and let us help plan your event.

Weddings & Receptions
Booking the wrong band for your wedding can be a disaster.... You want your guests to be entertained-not overwhelmed.
Take Four Jazz creates an atmosphere that makes your day uniquely yours. We're also happy to arrange the music for your ceremony... and we work very well with other bands and event planners. Call Dan to get the process started now (and the wedding months book fast!).

Fundraisers for the best nonprofits know that happy guests are generous guests. Several nonprofits hold silent auctions or wine tastings, and the stylings of  Take Four Jazz makes these especially rewarding. Dan is happy to handle light emcee duties, too.
(Ask about our special non-profit rate!)

What Else?
Live music is a great way to enhance:
- Anniversary and Birthday Parties
- Award Ceremonies and Banquets
- Rehearsal Dinners, Private Parties, and...? 
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Setlist Selections
101 Eastbound (Fourplay)
Boogie on Reggae Woman (Stevie Wonder)
Cantaloupe Island (Herbie Hancock)
The Chicken (Jaco Pastorious)
Cold Duck Time (Eddie Harris)
Detroit (Marcus Miller)
Fly Like an Eagle (Steve Miller)
Fragile (Sting)
Indian Summer/World is Running Down (Chris Botti)
Josie (Steely Dan)
Just the Two of Us (Grover Washington)
Lovely Day (Philippe Saisse, arr.)
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Joe Zawinul)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Morning Dance (Spyro Gyra)
Mr. Magic (Grover Washington)
Never Too Much (Luther Vandross)
Night Rhythms (Lee Ritenour)
Peg (Steely Dan)
Pick Up the Pieces (Jeff Golub)
Run for Cover (David Sanborn)
Smooth Operator (Sade)
Song for My Father (Boney James, arr.)
Sugar (Stanley Turrentine)
Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock)
What's Going On? (Marvin Gaye)
Winelight (Grover Washington)

Dan Skidmore - Syracuse Guitarist