Who we are, what we play, how we market our shows and a video of the band. Scroll down to get the whole story on the Blue Fiasco quartet.
Blue Fiasco: Who we are
George Cyphers, saxophones and clarinet
Ron Florkowski, bass guitar
Andy Kenen, drums
Jon Hedges, guitar
Here are videos of a recent gig on the Green in Hudson, Ohio.
Click to watch our 2-minute “highlights” video:
The music we play
We play jazz standards. But, what really gets a reaction from the audience is when we play our own jazz arrangements of classic rock hits. Our repertoire is about 50% standards, 50% jazz versions of hits by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Bill Joel and more.
It’s more fun for the audience — even hard-core jazz fans — when they hear unexpected songs they recognize. We’ve kept an audience engaged for three hours by playing the familiar and the unexpected.
Background and accomplishments
- We’re a fairly new group, but our first show (Comida in Hudson, Feb. 1, 2020) was completely sold out. The venue holds about 120 people and Comida had to start reserving spots at the bar.
- We believe in being a good marketing partner for a venue. We use social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube); websites (this site, AllAboutJazz.com, JazzNearYou.com, SummitLive365.com, Cleveland Scene, EventBrite and other event sites; and our own mailing list.
- We’ve all been playing music for over 50 years. We play in other local groups and jazz big bands around Northeast Ohio.