With over 6 million views on the web since the release of their first live performance videos in 2011, Janeiro has been brought to world wide acclaim, being a staple of elegance and grace for the most exclusive and breathtaking public and private events and performances around the world. In a quartet or trio format, the group breathes new life into the sounds of classic Bossa Nova and Samba, delivering an unforgettable musical experience that charms and captivates audiences. Whether playing lively Samba classics or sultry Bossa Nova, Janeiro delivers a fresh musical perspective with a voice of their own that surrounds the audience with that extra taste of elegance and timeless class.
In 2013, Janeiro was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings as a first choice for high profile events and weddings.
Mood is a Traditional Pop/ Jazz-influenced band influenced by the iconic Frank Sinatra. Mood will take you back as far as the swing-era with their rich horn arrangements and their soothing song selections.
Our String Quartet is the perfect selection for your wedding ceremony. The group consists of 2 violinists, a violist, and a cellist. Our String Quartet performs a variety of music ranging from Pachelbel’s – “Cannon in D” to Rihanna’s – “Diamonds”.
Charissa is an accomplished harpist in the San Diego area with a versatile performing and recording career. She is well versed in many styles of music, which has led to collaborations with renowned artists: the Wu Tang Clan, Dionne Warwick, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Jackson Guthy, Ghost, MAX, Damian Marley, Stanley Clarke, Mike Garson, Richard Carpenter, Barry Manilow and Shankar. As an orchestral harpist, she has performed under the direction of John Williams, Michael Giacchino, Danny Elfin, Sir Nevile Marriner, Carl St. Clair, James Conlon, Jahja Ling, Larry Rachleff and Gerard Schwarz. She has performed throughout the US and Europe at prestigious venues, including: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Segerstrom Hall, the Dolby Theatre, the Wallis Annenberg Center, LA Live, the Santa Barbara Bowl, Copley Symphony Hall, California Plaza and Coachella Music Festival.
Sax – Derrick E.
Derrick is an American saxophonist, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Along with Zac Harmon he contributed the song “Can You Come Out And Play” to the soundtrack of the motion picture, White Men Can’t Jump (1992), as part of The O’Jays. In the same year he played on records by acts such as The Good Girls and Nona Gaye. The next years saw him in a very faceted career, in the first place as a sought-after session saxophonist, as well as an engineer, producer, arranger, composer and keyboardist for acts such as Brandy, For Real, Wayman Tisdale, Chante Moore, Monica, Alexander O’Neal, Kyle Turner, Deborah Cox, Jason Weaver, The Winans, Chaka Khan, Solar System, Ray J, Tevin Campbell, Miki Howard, Kelli Williams, Kenny Lattimore, Before Dark and 5 Star. He also produced and co-wrote songs for Jody Watley and Montell Jordan. In the new millennium he has recorded with Chris Standring, Elliott Yamin, violinist Michael Ward and has been a band member of the American Idol band of the 5th season in 2006. Edmondson collaborated several times with Rahsaan Patterson and Keith Crouch.