There was a time when The Rat Pack ruled, Vegas had a vibe, Martinis were a lunch staple and jazz clubs were the place to be. Imagine that today...and you get NUTTY.
Nutty? Sure. Fun? Oh yeah. But what about the music?
Don't let the styles and smiles fool you. These cats play their asses off. Nutty artfully melds brilliant interpretations of Modern Standards (aka pop & rock classics) with timeless jazz. And when Sonny saunters up to croon, you might start to believe it's 1962. Why fight it? Order up a top-shelf cocktail and enjoy the ride. To simply describe Nutty's music as jazzy versions of classic rock songs doesn't really get the job done. It's so much more than that...
On stage, it's a Bachelor Pad vibe, right down to the black suits, skinny ties and irreverent humor. And when the fiddlers have fled, the songs stay in your head. Come for the funny, stay for the music.
For the jazz enthusiastor even the jazz puristthe arrangements are sharp and valid, as they pay homage to jazz greats like Brubeck, Dizzy, Coltrane, Miles, Duke, Cannonball and Monk. For those whose knowledge of jazz doesn't go beyond Take Five and So What, Nutty is an entertaining education into the classics.
To those who don't know how to spell jazz, it's a whole 'nother version of cool. After all, they've never heard The Beatles, Steppenwolf, The Who, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath or AC/DC sound quite like this. And, on top of that, the band throws in an occasional movie or TV theme just to see if you're payin' attention.