On 13, Aug 2014 | In Jazz | By Leigh
Private Event – Dave Sterner
PRIVATE EVENT is a jazz group led by veteran saxophonist Dave Sterner with 20+ years experience performing, recording and leading musical groups throughout the region. The group performs a wide variety of musical styles, including swing, ballads, Latin jazz and holiday favorites. Its repertoire comes from the American Song Book and includes familiar songs made famous by such legendary crooners as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Louis Armstrong, as well as, artists such as Norah Jones, Stevie Wonder, and The Beatles.
The group performs as a quartet, but can be reduced to a trio or duo depending on space, budget and volume concerns. The group’s demo recording includes a version of “Isn’t She Lovely” that starts as a quartet and ends as a duo to demonstrate what the group sounds like with fewer musicians.
The members of PRIVATE EVENT have performed with such national acts as Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Harry Connick Jr., Donny Osmond and Tony Bennett, and such local acts as The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, The Fat Tuesday Big Band, the Jazz Heritage Orchestra and many others. Dave has received the award for “best horn player” and “best jazz group” from Cleveland Scene magazine.
We know how important your event is and will work with you to ensure its success. There are no artistic egos at work here, just the desire to provide you with enjoyable, headache-free music. So for your next private function, reception or holiday party we hope you’ll make it a PRIVATE EVENT.
Dave Sterner is a part-time faculty member at Cuyahoga Community College’s jazz program and Lakeland Community College, where he directs the Lakeland Civic Jazz Orchestra and co-directs the Lakeland Jazz Fest. He has released two CDs under his own name and appears as a featured performer with other recorded groups, including the Fat Tuesday Big Band and the N. Glenn Davis Quartet/Quintet.
Our budget for music was tight, but Cleveland Music Group was able to work with us to book the Dave Sterner Duo. They were absolutely perfect for our casual brunch reception. The musicians were kind and professional and I cannot compliment their talents enough. The music really set the atmosphere and our guests really enjoyed them too!Steven Lenos and Bethany WidmarSep 5, 2015Grand Pacific Hotel
Private Event jazz ensemble was a big hit at our corporate reception. They were prompt, professional, and provided the perfect sound for our event.George Hovanec, Cleveland Clinic Nursing Institute EventJan 8, 2013Crowne Plaza Cleveland South
[Cleveland Music Group] made finding a band simple. They recommended five bands, which then helped me to narrow down the one that would fit best for our event. The band was amazing and everyone truly appreciated them.Melissa Szakacs, Cleveland Clinic Holiday PartyDec 17, 2011Foundation House
They were great! We want them again.Ellen McCarthyDec 16, 2006Beechmont Country Club
The Dave Sterner Jazz Quartet was the perfect fit for our black tie affair. They were wonderful!Jessica PetersonOct 21, 2006LaMalfa
We wanted to do something a little different when it came to our ceremony music. The office staff & Dave Sterner made my dream of having a solo sax come true!Jessica (Trakimas) PauchAug 12, 2006The Cassidy Theatre