Take 3

Soul.  Groove.  Jazz.

Take 3 is a versatile jazz group that plays everything from old school jazz to modern and contemporary. Take 3 is known for being easy to work with, professional, and versatile. Take 3 books as anything from a single player to a big band, but our most common booking is a trio. Take 3 is also great for backing singers and has often been the backing band for featured jazz vocalists.

Events large and small

Take 3 is great for background and for the main stage.

Utah’s best jazz vocalists

Whether you’re looking for Michael Buble, Billie Holiday, or Rosemary Clooney, we’ve got the singer. Take 3 is often the first call backing band for many Utah jazz singers.

Friendly and Professional

Take 3 has an outstanding reputation. We are friendly, professional, well prepared, and easy to work with.

People often ask us for a list of the songs we play.  Well, that’s really tough, because honestly we have -thousands-, and that’s no exaggeration.  We’re happy to play favorites from Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Diana Krall, Michael Buble, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Parker, Mel Torme, Chet Baker, George Benson, Pat Metheny, Ahmad Jamal, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Billie Holiday, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock,
and pretty much anybody else you can name.

Take 3 has been around a long time – since 2001! We’ve had many great players come through the group but one things has always remained consistent – fun, high quality jazz that people want to tap their foot to! Happy music for happy people, it sounds cheesy but trust me when I say there’s a reason we’ve been around so long. Enjoy some pictures from some of the hundreds (maybe thousands) of performances we’ve done over the years.

All right, a few more images, I just can’t resist!

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