Featuring jazz standards and smooth jazz is ideally suited for background or concert.
Elise Hurst Vocals
Doug Mossing Saxophones, flute and keys.
Bill Applegate Guitar.
Trio/Quartet: adds Vocals/Drums.
Jazzona is a duo/trio that peforms jazz standards and smooth jazz as well as pop, country and rock favorites. Jazzona started when guitarist Bill Applegate, and woodwind player Doug Mossing came together with the desire to perform great music that anyone can enjoy. Elise Hurst adds a real touch of class with her vocal stylings.
One night when Doug and Bill were walking through the wild jazz desert, they decided to create a musical oasis that people of all walks of life could enjoy.
Jazzona is the perfect group for your party, restaurant, or corporate event. Elise's voice, stage presence, personality and charisma makes her an amazing entertainer. Doug has played in Bands since he was in High School, performing in rock bands on sax and organ, irish whiste in Celtic groups as well as Sax and flute in several dance and jazz bands. Bill has a Masters degree in Jazz Guitar from the University of North Texas State's premire jazz department. Bill has performed as a solo guitarist, and with a wide variety of professional groups and ensembles. He has had the opportunity to perform at such places as Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, and for such people as President Bill Clinton and Prime Minister Tony Blair.
As a Duo/Trio, Jazzona has an amazingly full sound. However, if you are looking for a little larger group we can add drums.
"...It was a pleasure working with you and Jazzona for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Executive Council Reception. Your music was a perfect addition to a wonderful night and a grand view from the 27th Floor of Renaissance Square. Thanks for making the evening special." James B. Little - Super Bowl Host Committee
Absolutrly phenomenal performers I hired Jazzona for a corporate Grand Opening party and from start to finish they were the most professional, easy to work with, knowledgeable performers I have hired this year. I had very specific needs for the sound for the event and Doug was so easy to work with and really made sure the band had a clear, easy to hear music that exceeded our needs. I have never had a singer so complimented by the crowd as Jazzona, and the music was absolutely perfect for the whole event. I can't recommend them more and if I ever have more events in this region of the country my first contact will be Jazzona.
JAZZONA was an absolute delight to work with and a wonderful addition to our Holiday Soiree. They were incredibly professional in every way and their talent is superb. Doug communicated with me throughout the entire process and they were prompt and organized. The vocalist was incredible and a highlight of the evening to listen to. We will be sure to hire them again and feel fortunate to have found such wonderful talent for our event. They're amazing!!!
After playing at a corporate event Rachel B., the event coordinator, had these kind words to say about us as a group. "Jazzona was a great addition to our corporate cocktail reception! They didn't need a lot of space, and went with the flow when we were trying to figure out the logistics of the evening! Their sound system was amazing and covered quite a large room. We received a lot of compliments about Jazzona throughout the evening, and even the next day. The guys were great, they played a good variety of music, and everyone seemed to have a great time. I would highly recommend this duo for your next event.
We had a great experience with Jazzona. They were very accommodating with our music request and provided a tailored experience for our theme party. The volume was constantly adjusted as per our requirements and led to the music being non intrusive. Our guest really appreciated the overall experience. I would highly recommend Jazzona to anyone looking for an amazing jazz experience!
Jazzona played at our NYE party! They were super professional, talented and really made the event special! They played a plethora of music styles including: jazz, country and rock! Very diverse play book and super accommodating to the crowd. I highly recommend Jazzona and will continue to use them for future party entertainment. Thank you Jazzona for ringing in the new year with us!
Maricopa, Arizona 85138
Phone: +1 602 319 4954
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122