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Hire one of my bands

Looking for music for your club or restaurant? Planning a wedding, party, fund-raiser or company event in the Santa Cruz, Monterey or Santa Clara County area? Add live music to make it truly special!

Contact me at: 831.588.7576 or

Jazz by Five Trumpet, sax, keyboard, bass/vocals and drums. Hire us as a trio, quartet or quintet - whatever best suits your event.

From ballads to bossas to swing, we play all of the jazz standards you love!

Jazz by Three Featuring Brian Fitzgerald, Jesse Elias or Carl Atilano on guitars, and yours truly on bass and vocals.

Black Eyed Susies
The "Susies" play a tasty mix of acoustic country and bluegrass songs all wrapped up in sweet harmonies.

Leslie Abbott - Dobro/vocals
Wendy Molin - mandolin/vocals
Sonia Wyman - guitar/vocals
Joan Lowden - bass/vocals

Joan Lowden

Jazz, Latin and Bluegrass Bass

Gig calendar

Sun, Dec 14th and 21st

Jazz by Three
Wine Club Member Events
Windy Oaks Winery, Corralitos

Thur, Dec 18th

Jazz by Two w/Beau D'Arcey
Dream Inn Lounge, Santa Cruz

Sat, Dec 20th

Jazz by Two w/Brian Fitzgerald
Dream Inn Lounge, Santa Cruz

Sun, Dec 21st
Black Eyed Susies
Vino Tabi Winery, Santa Cruz

Fri, Dec 26th

Black Eyed Susies
Lulu Carpenters on Pacific, Santa Cruz

Wed, Dec 31st

Jazz by Five
New Year's Eve Dinner Dance
Scotts Valley

Sun, Jan 18th

Jazz by Five
Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival
Coconut Grove Ballroom, Santa Cruz

Fri, Jan 30th

Jazz by Five (or Six)
Happy Hour Swing Dance
Bocci's Cellar, Santa Cruz

FEB 2015
Date TBD

All-Girl Bluegrass Night
Black Eyed Susies
Sugar by the Pound
California Pearly Blue
Don Quixotes Music Hall, Felton

Music samples

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Jazz by Five - 'S Wonderful
Joan Lowden bass/vocal

Jazz by Three - Grooveyard
Live on KPIG Please Stand By, Brian Fitzgerald lead guitar

Black Eyed Susies - Sitting on Top of the World
Sonia Wyman lead vocal

Photo gallery