JV Entertainment Artists

Larry Chance & The Earls

Spanning from the late 1950's into the new millennium, the Earls have continuously been pleasing audiences with their flawless harmonies ceaseless vitality and endearing dedication to their fans. Larry Chance & the Earls represent the music that helped define Rock 'N' Roll, the original doo wop era that put the street corner- society onto the national charts.

WHO WOULD HAVE EVER THOUGHT THAT A BUNCH OF KIDS FROM THE STREETS OF THE BRONX, WHO LOVED TO SING FOR THE JOY AND LOVE OF IT, THEIR LIVES WOULD HAVE TURNED OUT THE WAY IT DID. THEY HAD THE HONOR OF TRAVELING ALL OVER THE WORLD AND ENTERTAINING AUDIENCES LIKE YOURSELF. FOR ALL OF YOU WHO KNEW OR DID NOT KNOW THEIR MUSIC, THEY HOPE THAT THEY HAVE BROUGHT YOU INTO THE EARL'S FAMILY. FOR THE MOST PART, ALL OF THE FANS THEY MET ALONG THE JOURNEY HAVE TURNED OUT TO BE TRUE FRIENDS. MOST OF ALL, YOU, THE FANS GAVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO ALLOW TO DO A JOB AS A TRUE LABOR OF LOVE. WITH HEART FELT THANKS, LARRY CHANCE AND THE EARLS THANK YOU FOR BUYING THEIR RECORDS, GOING TO THEIR CONCERTS AND SHOWS AND ALL OF THE WONDERFUL MAIL AND ACCOLADES THEY HAVE RECEIVED FROM EVERYONE OVER THE YEARS. For a free consultation, contact JV Entertainment Associates.

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Louis Armstrong Tribute

Joey is Mr. Trumpet and also can be nicknamed "Mr. Entertainment". From Casino Club Room, touring China and Japan all the way to your venue Joey's enthusiasm and his musical energy are unequalled. Joey plays with the public by means of his trumpet which speaks, sings and laughs. He imitates the deep Amstrong accents, alternating voice and ear trumpet, without forgetting the swing. He has played with Tina Turner, Lionel Hampton, James Brown. One Incredible Show Not To Miss! Book Him Today!!! Add Piano and Upright Bass and you've got one fantastic trio band with class� Be sure to check Joey and his band in our enclosed video package on this website and listen to his sound. He's one powerhouse entertainer with the Armstrong charm � To hire Joey & his famous band, contact JV Entertainment. All inquiries are negotiable.

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Musical Theatre Productions

For Elementary and Middle Schools

Fully staged musical theatre performances with costumes, scenery, original songs, comedy, and dance. These musical theatre productions are offered to Elementary and Middle Schools. The productions are educational, multi-cultural and interacting with the students.

Go back in time with imagination and exciting folktales with stories from around the world. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," "The Emperor's New Clothes," and "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" are but a small taste of the selection available.

For more information and complete itinerary of various musical productions, contact us today.

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Pearl Street Dixielanders

"One Great Performance"

Let the Pearl Street Dixielanders take your event back to the days of New Orleans and the Great South. The spirited musical selections that animate the Mardi Gras Carnivals to give your event that special touch. Selections from the Great Dixieland Bands of Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke and many other Dixieland greats would be performed by the fantastic Pearl Street Dixielanders. Listen to the music of New Orleans once again without taking the expensive trip.

Our Pearl Street Dixielanders will sooth your taste no matter your mood. Listen to tunes like "Sheik of Arabia", "Muskrat Rumble." "12th Street Rag," and much more to list. Ideal for parades, festivals, healthcare facilities or just for the fun of it.

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Quimby Mountain Band

WINNER OF THE NJ STATE BATTLE OF THE BANDS"

The "CLUB ROOM" band with an edge for your funky rock venue...

The Quimby Mountain Band was formed in 2005 in the mountains of northwest New Jersey. The band began its career playing covers which ranged from Jimi Hendrix to ZZ Top to James Brown, and quickly gained a following. Despite the fact that most of the members were teenagers at this time, they played in many local bars, and other varied venues--colleges, parties, festivals, fundraisers, etc. Within these first years, the band shifted gears and began writing their own songs and by the of summer of 2007 had released an eleven song LP. After winning the NJ state battle of the bands, their music has been played on multiple radio stations including Max 106.3, 1510 WRNJ, 103.7, 91.9 WNTI, and Monmouth University 88.9. The QMB has now performed with national acts including The Radiators, Keller Williams, and The New Riders of the Purple Sage at such venues as Mexicali Blues, Sullivan Hall, and The Stone Pony. As well, they have been featured in various articles and have performed in many summer festivals including Skylands Art and Music Fest in Knowlton, NJ, Phanfest in PA, and Wagnerstock in New York.

Although the QMB has generally been associated with the jam scene, their harder edged sound and shorter song structures have set them apart from many of their shared bills. For a free quotation, and seasonal packages, contact JV Entertainment Associates to speak with an event consultant. Reasonable price range.

"QMB's new album Up From the Dust features riveting riffs, solid vocals, all with the excitement of their captivating live show." -Dan Hirshburg The NJ Herald

The Quimby Mountain Band; a youthful 5 piece rock-funk-blues-soul act delivers a new sound for an older generation. -Tammy La Gorce The New York Times

"With a classic sound, the Quimby Mountain Band also offers a modernized style that keeps the audiences coming back." -Keith Elphick The Warren Reporter

"Fast becoming a festival favorite, the QMB's musical variety makes them unique in their approach and popularity." - The NJ Herald

"The QMB brings their special blend of rock to new levels." - The Teaneck Suburbanite

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Ray Charles Tribute

Ray Charles Tribute has been performing to sell-out audiences throughout the New York Metropolitan area. They perform the exciting and uplifting music of Ray Charles, which includes a wonderful blend of musical styles ranging from Jazz and Blues to Country and R&B. For a free consultation, contact JV Entertainment Associates.


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Cowboy Rich

Making your event fun and exciting with Musician, Singer, Artist and Entertainer, Cowboy Rich. Richard was featured on the premiere episode of the PBS television series Shining Time Station. He received critical acclaim for his performance in Lady Be Good at the Kennedy Center. On Broadway, Mr. Stillman played the Clerk of Oxford in Canterbury Tales, and understudied Mummenschanz. Other productions include Take It From the Top with Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, and Hamlet with Rip Torn and Geraldine Page. Stillman has performed at the New Jersey Folk Festival, opened for Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog, and appeared on In the Listening Room with Roger Sherman. Stillman holds a BA in Theater from Dartmouth College.

Richard is available as a single act, a lively one man band with banjo, guitar, mandolin, vocals and acoustic drums played with foot pedals, or with his dynamic trio as an added attraction. Each of Stillman's appearances are great performances.

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Royal Scam

Royal Scam is the world's Premiere Steely Dan Tribute Band. A Rock / Jazz Band playing more than 40 of Steely Dan's Masterpieces. Royal Scam has helped to keep the compositions of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, the spirit of Rock and Jazz, and the enthusiasm of Rock Musicianship alive in concert in venues in the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan areas. Royal Scam has been featured in a Star Ledger article several years ago and appeared on the cover of "Steppin' Out" Magazine. They also appeared on television on the Jersey Spotlight as well as interviews on Live Radio Broadcasts.

Jazz, Latin and Pop are among the major elements which make up this bands music. Past performances: The China Club, Trump Marina's Shell Theatre, The Berks Jazz Festival, Kenny's Castaways, The Bitter End, Club Bené, The Rock & Roll Café, Essex County Summer Concert Series, and Stephen's Talk House. Royal Scam has ongoing concert tours with featured Classic Rock and tribute shows. Highlights include: AJA, Josie, and Tomorrow's Girl.

"Making your Concert Venue a Premiere Event," BOOK THEM TODAY!

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Rumba Con Son

Rumba Con Son will energize your party or special event from beginning to end! They are primarily a Salsa band, with highlights and other tropical rhythms such as Merengues, Cumbias, and Boleros. With a rocking brass section including trumpet, saxophones and trombones, a pumping rhythm section and talented singers full and lush!

Rumba Con Son is available for Private Parties, Club, Cultural Events, Festivals, Summer Concert Series, Wedding, Birthday, Graduation Parties, Corporate Events & Celebrations. Based in Central New Jersey. For booking information and consultation, contact JV Entertainment. Variable price range.

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Sonido Costeño

Sonido Costeño is a modern day Latin band. Their creative fusion of Latin music with other world music is enticing and the high energy in which they transmit it transforms their restaurant and club audiences into dance hall performances. Their solid reputation to deliver the best quality entertainment has lead them to perform in best known restaurants in New York City such as; all of the Havana Central restaurants, the re-known Gonzalez & Gonzalez in Soho, Bogota in Brooklyn and Two Boots in Park Slope, Brooklyn, as well as in Teak in Red Bank, New Jersey. Sonido Coste�o's limitless performance style has also been included in the Brooklyn Musuem of Art and ongoing engagements throughout the Tri-State and Summer Concerts for the Parks & Recreations Dept.

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The 1910 Fruitgum Company

The 1910 Fruitgum Company virtually exploded onto the National charts in 1968 with the first single release, "SIMON SAYS". The song quickly moved up the charts to become a # 2 record on the national charts and reached the top of the charts in the United Kingdom. The 1910 Fruitgum Company followed up this initial success with another smash hit, "1-2-3 RED LIGHT". The group's next hit record, "INDIAN GIVER" became The 1910 Fruitgum Company's third Gold record. Other releases to follow included, "MAY I TAKE A GIANT STEP", "SPECIAL DELIVERY", "THE TRAIN", "WHEN WE GET MARRIED" and "REFLECTIONS IN THE LOOKING GLASS". Several other songs created a virtual treasure chest of albums!

Today, The 1910 Fruitgum Company travels and performs throughout the United States and appeared on Dick Clark's American Bandstand and numerous TV and radio shows as well as Las Vegas and Atlantic City. The group has shared the stage and toured with such music and entertainment giants as, The Beach Boys, Lou Christie, Sly and the Family Stone, The Buckinghams, John Ford Coley, Maxine Nightingale, Tommy Roe, Mark Lindsey (original lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders), The Vogues, The Archies' Ron Dante, Gary US Bonds, Jim Yester of the Association, Melanie, Commander Cody and numerous other top acts.

Today, the group is back, with original members, and going strong. They perform all of their hit records along with the very best cover tunes from the 60's from acts such as The Turtles, The Buckinghams, The Beach Boys, The Grass Roots, B. J. Thomas, The Monkees, The British Invasion and a host of other acts.

The 1910 Fruitgum Company is an act you do not want to miss. For A free consultation, contact JV Entertainment Associates.

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The Barons

The Barons are one of the tri-state's hottest "OLDIES" groups. The Barons are known for their 1963 hits, "Pledge of A Fool", "Remember Rita" on Epic Records, and "Possibility", on Old Town Records under the name of The Crowns. These tunes will take you back to the 50's and 60's while being performed the way music used to and the way it should be. The vocalists consist of three males and one female and are supported by five dedicated musicians. The Barons have shared the stage with such groups, as: Brenda Lee,Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, The Duprees,The Classics, The Passions, The Mystics, The Harptones, The Tokens, The Skyliners The Drifters, The Shangri-las, Kenny Vance and The Planotones, Lloyd Price, Eugene Pitt & The Jive Five, The Del-Vikings,The Teenagers,Earl Lewis & The Channels,Randy & The Rainbows,Johnny & Joe, The Demensions, The Chantels, The Tymes, The Orlons, Herb Cox & The Cleftones,The Regents and we also had the pleasure of backing up Johnny Tillotson with music and vocals. For your next event-be it a party, dance or a good "oldies" concert-let The Barons take you back in time. For a free consultation, contact JV Entertainment Associates.

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The BStreetBand

The BSTREETBAND, originally known as Backstreets, was formed in Asbury Park, New Jersey in May of 1980 by musicians Will Forte and the late Bob Chipak. Since that time, the top drawing band has performed from Maine to the Bahamas for well over 3 million people.

The addition of Springsteen look-alike, Glenn Stuart, furthered the success of the BSTREETBAND who now plays powerful Springsteen favorites as well as dance music. Selections range from the legendary Roy Orbinson, Billy Joel, 70's Disco, and Motown to Tom Petty and John Mellencamp.

THE BSTREETBAND has just about DONE IT ALL! Whether it's opening for Bruce and the E-Street Band at the Phila. Spectrum Final Four Shows; Entertaining Hard Rock Chairman/CEO James Allen and fans at both the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl; Rockin' Duke University and Graduating classes of Harvard and Princeton; or just performing at unique venues as the NY Stock exchange and Congressional Country Club...the list goes on and on. They have played at hundreds of state and local fairs and festivals throughout the North Eastern region.

Over the last 30 years, the band has been estimated to have played in over 800 different nightclubs and 200 colleges through 20 different states and is now considered to be the longest running tribute band in the world.

The BSTREETBAND is available for private or corporate parties, large nightclubs, weddings...Anywhere in the world. For a free consultation, contact JV Entertainment Associates.

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The Cameos

New Jersey's favorite vocal group, oldies & doo-wop, The Cameos are always keeping their sprits high with renditions of the 1950's through 60's, all over again. Singing their hearts out with passion for everyone's delight they sport harmonics in four parts including a former member of The Duprees, Tommy Bialoglow, and former lead singer, Anthony Caggiano. This type of OUTSTANDING nostalgic entertainment is always in demand for audiences of all ages.

Their huge following has won critical acclaim in front of capacity crowds and numerous concerts and performances throughout New Jersey. Partial song list includes, "You Belong to Me", "My Own True Love", "Life is But a Dream", and much more to list. The Cameos are one incredible concert attraction.

(Please book your event date in advance in order to comply with their touring schedule). We're booking now!

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The Felix Endico Big Band

Felix Endico's swing band goes straight to the heart of swing music. The works of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Erskine Hawkins, and Artie Shaw are some of those represented in Endico's repertoire. The band's knowledge, joy, and love of music takes the audience through exciting swing romps, mellow love tunes, and bouncy Latin numbers that will have them dancing, singing, and tapping their feet.

The Felix Endico Big Band will take you back to the 1930's nightclub setting where you will enjoy the intensity and excitement. The timeless nature of swing ensures that the music that kept them dancing then, will keep you dancing now. Featuring Sol Yaged, Clarinetist, "the Benny Goodman sound alike". Past performances from California's Palm Springs Polo Club to New York City's prestigious Rockefeller Plaza, Red Blazer Too, New York Athletic Club, BB King's Blues Club, Waldorf Astoria, Lehigh University, London's Savoy Hotel all the way to Teaneck's Marriott Glenpointe Hotel.

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The Jack Vartan Orchestra

The Jack Vartan 14 piece Big Band Orchestra is alive and going strong in the music industry, under the musical direction of bandleader and booking agent Jack Vartan. You can always catch the Jack Vartan Orchestra during their performances through New Jersey's annual summer evening outdoor concert series. festivals and fairs. The year 2009 will indicate the Orchestra's 36th anniversary.

Stars in their own right, the ensemble, well-known as one of the area's leading dance and show bands. A musical library of over 300 dance and vocal charts and playing the original arrangements of the greatest big bands, the Jack Vartan Orchestra recreates the dancing and listening experience of the 1930's & 40's once again. Along with the authentic sounds of legends Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Guy Lombardo, and Glen Miller. Also featuring classic Latin tunes of greats Xavier Cugat and Perez Prado. Their sizable following consists of all ages, serious ballroom dancers, lovers of fine music and those who still cherish the elegance and fun of listening to a classic orchestra.

Past performances from the Stony Hill Inn Caterers of Hackensack 1996-1997, Friday night dinner dances to Forsgate Country Club for private functions, Montamy Tam-Crest Country Club, Sheraton Cross Roads in Mah-Wah, annual valentines day dinner dance for former juke-box 103.1 FM radio and ongoing functions. "We hope to see you all each summer on the dance floor at the summer evening concert series in Bergen County."

For a schedule of shows and dates in your area, contact us today. For smaller venues, the big band can be downsized up to 7 pieces with a vocalist.

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The Neighborhood

BACK FROM THEIR CANADA CRUISE... JV ENTERTAINMENT ASSOCIATES WELCOMES THIS INCREDIBLE DOO-WOP Cover Combo proudly.

From a standing-room-only arena, or a small formal affair, THE NEIGHBORHOOD is sure to bring the crowd to its feet. Together since 1982, THE NEIGHBORHOOD is comprised of a group of talented performers, who, in their youth, all sang together in the same New York neighborhood. Utilizing a repertoire of nearly 100 songs, THE NEIGHBORHOOD focuses on arrangements from the fifties and sixties, but, is just as engaging when performing their recent addition of hits from the seventies and eighties. THE NEIGHBORHOOD appeals to everyone's musical taste and the audience can never get enough, as evidenced by the brisk sales of the group's studio albums.

With four talented and versatile vocals, all who interchangeably sing lead, three knowledgeable and experienced musicians, along with a superb brass section, THE NEIGHBORHOOD is truly unique.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD's talent, showmanship and on-stage chemistry make each and every one of their appearances something special for the audience as well as the group. Everyone gets caught up in the excitement. THE NEIGHBORHOOD - a group you can count on for any concert, affair or function. Also available with 4pc. band as an added attraction. For a free consultation, contact JV Entertainment Associates. Moderate Price Range.

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The Sheatles

Five talented WOMEN join together to create the newest and hottest tribute act to The Beatles! The Sheatles can honestly claim to be the US's only all female tribute band to the Fab Four!

SHE SAID, SHE SAID... Why The Sheatles? There are many female tribute acts to famous male bands. Now, The Sheatles create a new twist to the sound of the Beatles and pay tribute, with a tight and powerful Rhythm section, sweet-rich harmonies and full sounds of two guitars and keyboards. Plus, this band is entertaining and will leave crowds "Twisting and Shouting" for more!

GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME...The Sheatles feature professional and seasoned female musicians who have opened for The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Allmann Brothers, Cheap Trick, The Spice Girls, Korn, Fuel, Keanu Reeves and have appeared on MTV, VHI, and The Tonight Show. Members have also played at such world famous venues as The PNC Arts Center, The Roseland Ballroom, The Stone Pony, The Bitter End and more.

WHEN I'M 64.... The Sheatles are the perfect entertainment act for any venue or occasion including birthday parties, graduations, reunions or even weddings! If you love the music of The Fab Four, you will love the music of THE SHEATLES, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! For Booking Info: contact JV Entertainment Associates. "SHOW PACKAGES" available to all Casino Club-Rooms and Lounge.

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The Uptown Getdowns

The Uptown Getdowns are a reincarnation of the funky, soulful, smooth and groovin sounds of decades spanning from the 60's to today. When it comes to the music, there's something for everyone. They methodically select tunes that are recognized and loved by your typical audience, as well as unique lesser known tunes that keep those in search of fresh sounds satisfied. Regardless, they'll have the shy folks boppin their heads, and the unreserved folks dancing the night away. Whether you're a bar/club looking for quality entertainment, a newlywed couple looking for the perfect wedding band or just someone who needs entertainment for an event; contact us and we will provide the atmosphere you are looking for! Liveliest in, R&B,Soul , Funk,Reggae,80s, and Covers... To book The Uptown Getdowns, contact JV Entertainment. Variable Price Range.

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Tigran Martikyan

In 1998, jazz pianist, Tigran Martikyan, earned his Bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies and went on to receive his Master's in Music from the Manhattan School of Music. He has gotten the attention of celebrities like Kelly Rippa, who talked about him on the "Kelly and Regis" Show on national television. His music has been aired several times on TV in the US, Middle East, Asia and Europe. In 1998, Tigran won 1st prize at the Hilton Head Jazz Society Scholarship Competition and has participated in several Jazz Piano Competitions and Concerts throughout the US and Europe. He has received a number of scholarships and Certificates of Achievement in Music.

Nowadays, he is busy teaching, playing and composing music in New York City and abroad. In 2001 he began as the resident accompanist to "We Dance," a children's ballet institute founded and directed by Sussanah Harris. Tigran serves as the Musical Coordinator of the esteemed New York Film Synergy Group founded by Director/ Actor/ Producer, Tom Lassu. He has worked as a pianist/ actor in the film "The Necklace" written by Guy de Maupassant and directed by Anna Condo. He also scored the short film "Make a Night" by James Mehr.

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Vladimir

Pianist to the Stars...

Vladimir is available for Corporate & Private Events as well as Weddings. He can handle any request. Vladimir represents an entertaining and informative program that equally appeals to audiences of various age groups and cultural backgrounds. Using his versatile and charismatic talents. He creates a singular one-man show in which the audience is presented with dazzling pianism, heartfelt vocal renditions and a sparkling mix of delightful musical, historical and personal anecdotes. His spontaneous dialogue with the audience is perfectly timed and his off-hand remarks and observations are entertainment at its best. Vladimir is both charming and awesome at the same time.

From Show Tunes, Classical and Baroque, Gershwin and Porter to the Beatles, Vladimir's capabilities are too much to list. Born in Kiev, USSR, Vladimir has performed on many a cruise ship such as Holland, America, Norweigen and Princess. He also makes frequent appearances in a "Borscht Belt" at Catskills Resorts in Upstate NY. Prince Vladimir is fluent in English and Russian. His singing is as superb as his piano playing. Ongoing performances from Beatles to any format, he is capable to handle any event on his own... and knows at least 1000 tunes. He is a true and remarkable performer of our time. Vladimir also sings "Dark Eyes" in Russian for everyone's delight. He is "One great piano showman not to miss... "

Please note, this entertainer must be booked 6 months in advance to comply with his touring schedule.

Portable keyboard if needed.

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