The Giant Steps Jazz Combo

The Giant Steps Jazz Combo is a small 3-piece band - Saxophone, Bass, and Drums. This band is perfect for any occasion. The band plays instrumental jazz music from Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, and other "Jazz Standards" artists.

GigMasters Best of 2012 Winner

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, our third-party, electronic booking company, Gigmasters, 100% Guarantees your event in writing. All of the dates, times, payment instructions, and specific terms about band breaks are agreed to in-writing before you sign-up.

Listen To The Band

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Hourly Rates

These are our hourly in-town rates:

4 Hours of Music = $750 Total

3 Hours of Music = $625 Total

1 or 2 Hours of Music = $500 Total

If your wedding, party, or event is in town, these are the prices you'll be quoted.

Booking The Band

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If you have reservations about booking the band on-line, call me up: 623-866-3810 or send me an e-mail: LiveMusicGuy@Gmail.Com and I'll be happy to draw up a paper contract and schedule an in person meeting with you. My name is Chris, I'm the saxophonist and booking manager.

About The Band

The Giant Steps Jazz Combo was awarded the Best of 2012 Award for Exceptional Service by www.GigMasters.com. This award is given to recognize those bands who go above and beyond to satisfy their clients. The award winners are chosen based on customer feedback by clients just like you.

GigMasters Best of 2012 Winner

The band is led by Saxophonist Chris Benavidez. Chris Benavidez went to college at Northern Arizona University where he received a B.A. in Music Performance. In college, he worked regularly with top jazz professionals such as Joel DiBartolo (Bassist from "The Tonight Show Band"), Zirque Bonner (Bass player for Stanley Jordan), and Joe Palmer (Saxophonist for the Woody Herman Band). After graduation, Chris spent a year working as Professor of Music at Coconino Community College, School of Music, in Flagstaff, AZ. Chris is a founding member of The Giant Steps Jazz Band, Leader of Pithecanthropus Erectus - A Tribute to Charles Mingus, and Owner of Live Music Productions, L.L.C. - www.LiveMusicGuy.Com.

Learn more about Chris at: www.allaboutjazz.com/benavidez


Our Drummer is Erik Teichmann. Erik went to college at Arizona State University where he studied Music. Erik is a Freelance Musician and Web Designer by trade.

Learn more about Erik at: www.ErikTeichmann.com


Our newest member is Jerome Salazar. Jerome studied Music and Double Bass at Arizona State University.

Learn more about Jerome at: http://facebook.com/jeromebaileysalazar


Saxophone - Bass - Drums

For information about the band, please email Chris at LiveMusicGuy@Gmail.Com, or call our toll-free number 1 (877) 856-7861.


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