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Musician Referral

If you need to hire a musician, combo, or band for a special occasion, studio performance, or for instructional purposes, contact La Dolce Vita Music Services.

(504) 304-7167


Musicians for Hire

The following is a partial list of musicians who exemplify the word professionalism, and with whom La Dolce Vita has had the pleasure of working with on occasion.  If you need a musician to join in your group or need to hire a combo, these established players can perform or compile just what you need.

Francis "Chispa" Roussell

Talented trumpet player, has recorded with Alan Toussaint, writes arrangements, plays with both precision and heart.

Bobby Lonero

Louisiana Entertainers Hall of Fame inductee, an electric performer; mix of oldies, jazz standards, New Orleans music, and a dazzling Louis Prima tribute. 

Tijonne Reyes

Versatile vocalist, can belt out the blues one minute, mesmerize the crowd with a beautiful jazz ballad reminiscent of Billie Holliday or Julie London the next.

Steve Burke

Saxophone player with all the tools and a great ear for all styles. 


"Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom.  If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."

- Charlie Parker

legendary jazz saxophonist