Standard Issue Performs classic jazz from The Great American Songbook. Preview us at the Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks every other Friday, 6:30-8:30 PM. No cover, easy parking, and excellent food. Please go to our website for dates.
We offer affordable elegance, grace, and sophistication for your next event. A competent jazz performer requires at least 10,000 of individual study. Please go to our website to hear the difference. If you prefer music other than swing for your reception, our cost will allow you to hire a DJ or other live band to rock the house!
Planning my own wedding years ago, I know how important it is for the band to be on time and strike the right tone from the beginning! You can see everyone relax right away and be present for this special event in your life. Love songs from The Great American Songbook provide an emotional channel for everyone to share in your wedding bliss. Familiar melodies played at relaxed tempos with a light swinging beat, and at a volume that allows your guests to have inspired conversations.
The Great American Songbook is a treasury of music from the golden era of American popular song featuring such iconic songwriters as Duke Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Rogers & Hammerstein, Rogers & Hart, and Harold Arlen to name a few. We also feature bossa nova and other Latin music from such luminaries as Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Standard Issue, Portland — Emmitt Harrity - Piano
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|"Reliable, Professional", An Eventective User from Portland|
|Grace, a beautiful restaurant in Portland, Maine, has been hosting live dinner jazz on Wednesday nights. Standard Issue plays at least once a month and their sound is the perfect accompaniment while enjoying a relaxing evening. We look forward to having them back in January and beyond.|
|"A wonderful complement to any event!", An Eventective User from Cape Elizabeth|
|Standard Issue was a wonderful complement to our Art fund-raising event in September. This jazz trio performed classic pieces from America's great songwriters, setting the stage for a relaxed and fun-filled evening. The musicians were among the best that I have heard locally. I would strongly recommend the group for any event, meeting, or function. Rob, the director of the band, was extremely professional and accommodating. |
|"Great Smooth Jazz! ", An Eventective User from Poland, Maine|
|I first saw this group at the Maine Mall on black Friday. After waking up at 2 in the morning hearing some casual Christmas songs was just what I needed to end a crazy day of shopping. The music was wonderfully satisfying and pleasant to listen to. I would definitely recommend Standard Issue to anyone looking for a great jazz band to enhance any occasion.|
|"Thanks so much for the wonderful music", An Eventective User from South Portland City Council|
|Hi Rob, |
Thanks so much for the wonderful music. It added a great deal to our gathering (the South Portland Comprehensive Plan Public Forum). I commend you for all the charity events you do. Truly the addition of your group to an event changes the atmosphere to one of calmness and professionalism. I heard so many folks comment on the caliber of the music and the group playing at our Forum that at times I wondered if they came just for the entertainment. I hope you continue and the group flourishes. Thank you so very much.
South Portland City Councilor District 4
|"Your presence really made a difference.", An Eventective User from South Portland|
I know I thanked you, Michael and Chris Saturday, but I wanted you to know that your presence really made a difference for the family. After scattering Mary’s ashes, we went to DiMillo’s for lunch and all of the family and friends commented not only on the generosity of the band participating in the Celebration but how absolutely delightful and perfect the music choices were. I just wanted to be sure you, Michael and Chris knew how appreciative the family is with your final gift to Mary.
Please know if I ever hear of someone looking for a jazz trio, I will tell them to look no further than Standard Issue.