Laissez Foure

Based in Charlottesville VA

Step into a bygone era with our swingin' jazz quartet, where the classics from the 30s through the 50s come alive in the tradition of New Orleans jazz. We bring the authentic acoustic sound of legendary artists like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and more to mesmerize you with the charm of that golden age.

Immerse yourself in the rich melodies and hot rhythms of the 1920s and 30s as Laissez Foure transports you to a time when jazz reigned supreme. Our vintage vocals and exceptional performances promise an unforgettable journey through the heart of jazz history.

With a delightful mix of traditional jazz, and second line, we pay homage to the vibrant jazz culture of New Orleans, infusing every performance with the true essence of the Big Easy.

Experience the magic of Laissez Foure, D.C.'s premiere New Orleans jazz quartet, and let the soulful sounds of our music take you on a captivating journey through time.

At Laissez Foure, we take pride in delivering a perfect blend of exceptional musicianship and captivating entertainment. Whether your event calls for a lively performance or a soothing background ambiance, our versatile musicians have got you covered.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant sounds of jazz as we play a variety of styles, including Dixieland, New Orleans jazz, gypsy jazz (also known as jazz manouche), swing, and the enchanting tunes of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Our music sets the stage for unforgettable moments, making weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, and embassy parties truly special.

Worried about announcements during your event? Fear not! We offer seamless announcement services, so you can relax and focus on enjoying your party and mingling with guests.

About Laissez Foure: With a legacy dating back to 2006, Laissez Foure is dedicated to bringing you the finest jazz from New Orleans and the Golden Era. Our trio and quartet configurations, often without a drummer, ensure a seamless performance, regardless of the space available.

Just like our music, our band embraces a vintage touch, from instrumentation to our classic dress code. If you're looking to transport your guests to an era gone by, we happily embrace theme-based events with authentic vintage attire, setting the perfect atmosphere for your occasion.

True to the soul of New Orleans jazz, we pay homage to the favorites made popular by iconic artists like Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Louis Prima, and many others.

Let Laissez Foure elevate your event with an unforgettable jazz experience, capturing the essence of a bygone era and leaving a lasting impression on your guests.

A Sample Of Our Repertoire includes:

All of Me; All the Things You Are; Autumn Leaves; Basin Street Blues; Besame Mucho; Body and Soul; Bye Bye Blackbird; Bye Bye Blues; C Jam Blues; Como Fue; Cottontail; Dancing on the Ceiling; Delirio; Do You Know What it Means; Dream a Little Dream; Fly Me to the Moon; Girl from Ipanema; Guantanamera; How Deep is the Ocean; How High the Moon; I'll Be Seeing You; I'm Beginning to See the Light; I'm Confessing That I Love You; I'm Gonna Sit Right Down...; In the Mood; Is You Is or Is You Ain't Ma Baby; It Don't Mean a Thing; I've Found a New Baby; Jive at Five; Just Friends; Just Squeeze Me; Lady Is a Tramp; Linda Chicana; Love Is Just Around the Corner; Manicero (Peanut Vendor); Moten Swing; My Little Suede Shoes; Night and Day; On the Sunny Side of the Street; Route 66; Satin Doll; Sheik of Araby; Slowboat to China; Solamente Una Vez; Somebody Loves Me; Someday My Prince Will Come; Star Eyes; Summertime; Sweet Georgia Brown; There Is No Greater Love; Wave; Way Down Yonder In New Orleans; Desafinado; Prelude to a Kiss; Take the "A" Train...


Outstanding Musicians!

From start to finish we had a wonderful experience working with Ken and the gang. The music was just what we were looking for, cocktail hour background classic jazz music and a bit of swing to easily transition to dancing. I would definitely hire them again and highly recommend them. Really pleasant to work with and true professionaIs! Thank you for making our wedding celebration all that we had hoped for and more!


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Prices may vary depending on travel distance/location, date, special performance requirements or required expenses.
Quartet Package
Price: $1,755.00
Number of Performers: 4
Duration: 2 hours
Extra Hourly Rate: $880.00

quartet and included all necessary amplification, microphone and equipment.