Sans Pagaie - Jazz Band - Saxophone, Piano, Bass, and Drums

To book the band CALL: 623-866-3810 or E-MAIL: LiveMusicGuy@Gmail.Com

Sans Pagaie

Sans Pagaie is a 4-piece jazz band - Saxophone, Piano, Bass, and Drums. The band plays instrumental music from Miles Davis, Buddy Rich, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Cole Porter, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz, Branford Marsalis, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and many more.

As a professional band we've played hundreds of weddings, parties, and events. Some of our customers are The NFL, The Boulders Resort, The Phoenician, Visa Card, The Phoenix Symphony, Chandler Jazz Festival, The Lost Leaf Bar, and The Phoenix Art Museum.

Saxophonist Chris Benavidez

In college, Chris Benavidez worked extensively with the world renowned Bassist, Joel DiBartolo (Bassist for The Tonight Show Band and The Buddy Rich Big Band). During this same time, Chris was playing with the straight ahead jazz group Giant Steps Jazz. As a member of Giant Steps, Chris worked the bars and night clubs of Northern Arizona for about a decade (2002 to 2012). During the late 2000s/Early 2010s, Chris launched his first group as a leader, Pithecanthropus Erectus. The band was a tribute to Composer/Bassist Charles Mingus. The bombastic group included 4 or 5 horns and a rhythm section. All of the music was written and arranged by Charles Mingus. Currently, Chris is working with the band Sans Pagaie in Phoenix, Arizona.

Customer Reviews

"Sans Pagaie was perfect for our event. Stylish and Classy. Perfect Jazz Band."-- Wendy, Private Party, Phoenix, AZ

"Sans Pagaie gave me exactly what I desired for my event. They were just the right vibe, just the right volume and very low maintenance."-- Stephanie, Scottsdale, AZ

"Sans Pagaie was a wonderful addition to our Open House. We are very happy that we chose them to Celebrate our 30th year anniversary!"-- Laura, Paradise Valley, AZ


Booking The Band Direct - Bid Request (Price Request)

As a band, we know you need a group that sounds good, looks good, and is on-time for your event. When you book with us, all of the dates, times, payment instructions, and specific terms about band breaks are agreed to in-writing before you sign-up.


CALL CHRIS: 623-866-3810


E-MAIL CHRIS: LiveMusicGuy@Gmail.Com

Booking The Band On-line - Electronic Bid Request (On-line Price Request) - Gigmasters

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