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Jazz / Pop

Since its beginnings, Sidney’s has brought Washingtonians and their neighbors the best dance music of every era, all tastefully presented and performed. We can customize our band’s size and style to fit your exact needs. Our musicians are a virtual who’s who on Washington’s music scene, from our soloists to our mid-sized offering, Full Swing (six to ten musicians), to the renowned Sidney’ Orchestra (full big band). We make sure that the music is just right and the dance floor is always filled. Outstanding music, played outstandingly well. Ladies and Gentleman, Sidney’s Orchestra.

In addition, Sidney’s has agreements with some of the hottest Top 40/Variety Bands in the area. If you hear a group you like in person, on line or by recommendation, through our relationships with independent bands and agencies, we can offer you these bands at the best possible price.

Jazz / Pop Samples


Jazz is....well it can be a lot of things, and these musicians can play it any way you want it. Meet COMPACT JAZZ, the DC-based ensemble that defines the essence of good music played well. In concert or providing a smooth background for an intimate affair, their sounds are from the soul and guaranteed to thrill the ear.

Appearing in different combinations to suit the moment’s need, the roster of musicians that appear as soloists and staff these jazz ensembles reads like a Who’s Who of music in Washington. Many have served in the top military jazz bands stationed locally. All have national experience and have played with the biggest names in the business...Tony Bennett, George Benson, Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook, Natalie Cole just to name a few.

The mission of this group is to keep the music accessible at all times. They aim to keep the songs in their immense repertoire as familiar as possible to the broadest possible audience. Whether perfoming for ten guests or an audience of 1000, they will make sure that the atmosphere is just right, and the most discriminating of listeners are satisfied.

Compact Jazz is available for hire exclusively through Sidney's Music & Entertainment. For more information, please call 202-223-3007.