Heat Index is a horn and guitar driven, contemporary jazz-funk group that offers a funky R&B showcase when the performance requires it. The band combines fresh original music with extraordinary fusion remakes, resulting in their wide audience appeal. As Wayne Henderson, the funky trombone playing leader of the Jazz Crusaders once said, “Just because it’s jazz, don’t mean you can’t dance”. Our music reflects that statement.
If you’re a club owner looking for a band that plays the kind of music that people will not only listen to but sway to, that’s Heat Index. If you’re a club owner looking for a band that plays more of that old school R&B, that gets people moving, that’s Heat Index. If you’re a person planning an event or a wedding and want a group that can make it memorable, that’s Heat Index. We’re volume sensitive, understand the need to meet specific performance guidelines, and tailor the instrumentation to your liking.
We're seasoned veterans of music who reference performances with some of the biggest names in contemporary music from the last 4 decades. The bio’s of our primary and affiliated players. share global performance recognition. We have performed from Atlanta to Las Vegas, from the Pocono’s to Orlando. Locally, for the past 15 years, we can be seen regularly at the WORLD FAMOUS Blue Room, Kansas City Jazz and Blues Festivals, Zona Rosa concert series, Elms Hotel Wine and Jazz Festivals, Corporate Woods, American Royal after show, Plaza III, Westchase Grille, The Phoenix, Fedora’s, Tonic, and more