JSH Music Productions Live Band Services

Check out our specialized live bands...all made up of professional musicians...any of which can be combined with our top-notch DJ services for the ultimate variety in event music. Please also check out the link to our reviews at the bottom of this page. Please enjoy spending some time checking out our video and audio demos and thank you for considering us for your event!

The Jazz Quartet/Quintet/Sextet up to twelve-piece band:

The JSH Jazz Ensembles feature tenor sax, piano/keyboards, stand-up bass and drums. Playing all the greats from across the map of jazz. Sophisticated, swingin', funky and fun. The basic quartet can also be expanded to include trumpet, clarinet/alto sax, trombone, electric guitarist and male and/or female jazz vocalists. We can perform as a twelve-piece mini-big band for larger events!

The  Motown/Blues/Soul/Pop/Top-40 band:

The best option for dancing to old-school classics and the hottest tunes from the last 3-5 years with an expanded band and 3-4 vocalists! This 7 up to 10 piece group plays hits from Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, the Beatles, James Brown, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, BB King, Smokey Robinson, and Al Green as well as Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Lourde, Amy Winehouse, Daft Punk and Pharrell. Retro-fun meets modern energy and groovy sounds with style!

The Jazz Trio:

The perfect small group to entertain for your cocktail party and/or dinner hour or when space is an issue but the entertainment is still very important to the success of the event! Featuring local-805 area pianist Kevin Su Fukagawa, or local Solvang guitarist Wes Marquette, this tight, lyrical trio plays jazz from all the great composers and artists.

The Rock/Funk/Dance/80's Band: There's nothing like a seriously talented dance band to get your event kickin'! The STIR FATHER band features four alternating lead singers, for maximum variety, two guitarists, tasty keyboards, electric bass and drums. Excellent female vocalist/percussionist can be added for more variety and energy! Full 3-man horn section (trumpet, tenor sax, trombone) can be added to make a 9-piece ultimate party band. We play all the greatest dance tunes from the 50's to the present!

The Rock/Funk/Dance/Pop/Country band:

When you need a high-energy, ultra-talented and super-fun dance band for your event, check out STIR FATHER! A 6-piece band featuring up to 4 different lead vocalists for maximum variety, STIR FATHER plays great dance tunes from the 50's up to the present. Excellent tenor sax player or complete 3-man horn section available for larger shows!

The Seriously Country Band: 

For the best in both classic and modern country, the choice is clear - the JUST DAVE BAND! Featuring lead singer, acoustic guitarist and harmonica player Dave Bernal, this band plays some legit country tunes! Available from 4-7 band members.

The Tom Petty Tribute Band:

The world has been mourning the loss of one of the greatest song-writers and rock performers in history ever since his unfortunate and unexpected passing in October 2017. Luckily MAKE IT LAST ALL NIGHT is here to keep these great vintage American rock songs alive! A talented and experienced 5-piece band that performs all the hits from the Heartbreakers, up through Tom's solo career and even a couple Traveling Wilburys cuts!

Have a LISTEN to and check out the VIDEO of MAKE IT LAST ALL NIGHT

The Classic Rock/Blues/Country band:

the VINEYARD BYRDS are a great band for the blues and country loving crowd! Also featuring two alternating lead singers, we can do everything from Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney and Stevie Ray Vaughn up to the Doors, Beatles, ZZ Top and Elvis. Tenor sax or violin/fiddle available to expand the sounds of the band! New harmonica player/singer/acoustic guitarist available for some more twang!

The Old-School Instrumental Funk band:

FUNKER AND A COOL is a groovy, hip and funky quartet featuring organ/rhodes, electric guitar, electric bass and drums. Playing super fun funky jams from the likes of the Meters, Booker T and MGs, Al Green, the New Mastersounds, Herbie Hancock and Grant Green, to name a few. Excellent multi-saxophone sax player (soprano, alto and tenor!) also available to add to the mix.

Also available are: Jazz Guitar duo (for cocktails and/or dinner), Classical/Flamenco style Guitarist (for ceremony, cocktails, and/or dinner), Bluegrass Trio, Reggae/Beach-themed band, Blues Revue, Classical Pianist, Harpist, Hawaiian Band or Solo Hawaiian Musician, etc. etc. etc. Please contact Jon for specifics about adding these great performers into the mix.

We have experience performing at these amazing Southern CA venues: Alisal Guest Ranch, Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort, Hilton Beachfront (previously Fess Parker Resort), Sunstone Winery and Villa, Fess Parker Winery, Root-246, Four Seasons Biltmore, Belmond El Encanto, Firestone Crossroads, Gainey Winery, Rava Winery, Cass Winery, Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Demetria Winery, Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm, Santa Barbara Club, University Club of SB, Montecito Club, Santa Barbara Zoo, Mattei's Tavern, La Arbolada, Rancho San Antonio, Rancho la Zaca, the Bear and Star, Good Lion Cocktails, Pearl Social, Hotel Mar Monte, SOhO SB, and more...

Quick Reference Guide to Our Live Groups/Musicians:

The Jazz Quartet/Quintet

classic jazz from the 30's to the 70's

LISTEN / Watch
  • can add male or female vocalists
  • often combined with JSH DJ/MC services for the dance party
  • top-of-the-line JBL/Crown sound system
  • professional sound engineer

Old-School Instrumental Funk Band

some seriously groovy fun

  • organ, electric guitar, electric bass and drums
  • great vibe for an upbeat cocktail hour or dance party
  • can add multi-sax player
  • top-of-the-line JBL/Crown sound system
  • also proficient in jazz standards for dinner music

The Jazz Trio

small yet complete jazz group

LISTEN / watch
  • top-notch jazz piano group
  • classics from all sub-genres of jazz
  • usually combined with JSH DJ/MC services for the dance party
  • can add male or female jazz vocalist
  • only small space required for set-up

Classical/Flamenco Guitarist

world class nylon-string guitar

  • the best for ceremony and/or cocktail hour
  • romantic and exciting performance
  • originals and well-known pieces

recent performance reviews:


My new wife and I were very pleased with JSH Music Productions. We were nervous about who to chose for musical entertainment for our wedding. Soon after making the decision to hire JSH I felt relieved. Jon at JSH provided knowledge and comfort throughout the process. He took our vision and made suggestions to make it better. The level of service, diverse live music and DJ/MC services provided were fantastic! We had a number of guests compliment our choice in entertainment. I recommend JSH Productions without reservation. - Ben And Bettina, Alisal River Grill in Solvang, CA


We are back from our honeymoon finally! The wedding was fabulous and Stir Father is the majority of that reason! Everyone LOVED the music. People can't stop telling me how great the band was. So much fun!!!! Everything you did was wonderful; the ceremony music, cocktail hour guitarist and the DJ'd dinner music. Flawless execution! I would be happy to recommend you to anyone! Thanks again! - Samantha and Paul, Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, CA

VINEYard Byrds review

We hired JSH Music Productions for a reception band (the Vineyard Byrds) and Jon Harris (the drummer) was also our MC and DJ'd the cocktail hour, the background music for the dinner and music for first dances, etc. Jon was very helpful ahead of time in catering to our music selection and special requirements for the ceremony setup, etc. All the DJ'd music played flawlessly and without interuption. He was a great MC as well. When it came time for the band to play, they brought a great energy into the reception and kept the dance floor packed. All my guests, young and old, enjoyed themselves, and I heard nothing but good things from everybody! Most people raved that it was the most fun they'd ever had at a wedding! - Bryan and Maggie, Santa Margarita Ranch, Santa Margarita, CA