Standard Issue

Portland, ME
Since July 2011, Rob Schreiber's Standard Issue has been performing classic jazz from The Great American Songbook. 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.

Excellent background music!, An Eventective User from Falmouth, ME

It was a pleasure working with Standard Issue. They played background music for my husband's surprise 50th birthday party. They are a fantastic trio of musicians, playing all sorts of classic jazz songs. They welcomed my musical requests, and played at just the right volume -- we could hear their music, but could also hear the conversations we were engaged in. I highly recommend them for any size party!

Wonderful jazz trio for your evening event, An Eventective User from San Francisco, CA

We were seeking soft jazz music to foster a warm ambiance at a wedding rehearsal dinner and were delighted to find Rob Schreiber's trio, "Standard Issue" on the internet. The dinner was hosted at the Community House in Kennebunkport, Maine for about 100 people. Catering was provided by "Kitchen Chicks", who did a fabulous job, serving lobster tails, fried chicken and an orzo salad. Rob Schreiber reviewed the play list with me in advance and worked to understand what mood we were seeking to set. He made sure the music fostered a warm, festive, relaxing environment and did not overwhelm the conversation. Throughout, we received many comments about the beauty and quality of his arrangements, including several from other musicians. We were extremely pleased and would recommend him without hesitation anyone seeking smooth jazz.

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. Maxine Maxine Beecher South Portland City Councilor District 4

Your presence really made a difference., An Eventective User from South Portland

Rob 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. Mary