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San Diego, CA.


There’s something magical about expert players digging into the vast ocean of repertoire available from the Great American Songbook. They don’t call this material “standards” for nothing. 


The musicians in the Firefly Jazz Quartet present upbeat arrangements of hot tunes from the “Roaring Twenties,” to the “Swinging Sixties,” with precise and articulate enthusiasm. They are completely self-contained with a great sound system perfect for events from 5-500 people. No headaches, no problems, just great music.


You’re hiring credentialed professionals who have performed at most of the happening venues in San Diego. They’ve nailed it at everything from weddings, concerts, casuals, musical theater, and more. From corporate events to church jobs to private parties. They are on time, pleasant, attentive and easy to work with. They want your event to run flawlessly, and for your guests to enjoy the vibe you have created by hiring a live band. 


They’ve got a superb sound system (BOSE L1) which sounds clear and detailed from anywhere in the room. They make sure the volume is appropriate for the setting, so the music can be enjoyed without being overwhelming. They look good too! They can appear in all black, cocktail, formal, theme, it’s all up to you. They’ll fit in and compliment the look of your event. They’ve got arrangements for over 100 songs from the 20’s to the 60’s. Your guests, no matter what their age will identify with these timeless classics.


The Firefly Jazz Quartet have been together for more than a decade. As a local music critic for the San Diego Reader, San Diego Troubadour and the New York City Jazz Record, I’ll stake my reputation that this band will deliver for your event. 


Here are just a few events they’ve got under their belt. San Diego Wild Animal Park, LEGOLAND, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego State University, University of San Diego, Admiral Kid Club, The Art Institute, San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Theater, Old Globe Theater, Birch North Park Theater, San Diego Repertory Theater, Cygnet Theater, Robert Mondavi Vineyard in Napa Valley, the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla Country Club, Rancho Santa Fe Country Club, U.S. Grant Hotel, The Westgate Hotel, Catamaran Hotel and The Lodge at Torrey Pines.


Robert Bush, jazz journalist. 



Molly Whittaker | Band Lead & Vocals
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Doug Walker | Bass
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Ed Kornhauser | Piano & Keyboards
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Matthew Elton Smith | Drums
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Photos: James Kaspar