Thank you for visiting the JFAO site. Let’s get started right away with a video. Below are a variety of our engagements including Rutherford Ranch Winery, Sticky Rice Chinese Bistro and Bar, the Sardine Can Restaurant, other venues and the JFAO Quintet and vocalist Marcella Hooks at Sausalito’s “Jazz By The Bay” event.
The JFAO Quintet featuring vocalist Marcella Hooks, is a “swinging” group of musicians committed to performing America’s #1 art form…..JAZZ. Formed by leader Dalt Williams in 2001, JFAO has performed in numerous venues (see bottom of Calendar page). Be it Swing, BeBop, Latin, or just plain Blues; the musicians of the Dalt Williams group (JFAO) are versatile in performing the many styles of jazz.
The complete success of your event is our top priority and we are ready for that task. With decades of experience performing in many venues and a passion for performing that keeps our music beautiful and invigorating; we are ready to make your event the best ever.
Among some of the notable musicians they have performed with are Bay Area Jazz Ensemble, Charlie Barnet, Tony Bennett, Joe Dodge, Ella Fitzgerald, Vince Guaraldi, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Quincy Jones, Buddy Morrow, Eddie Peabody, Norbert Stachel, Ed Thigpen, Al Trobbe, and Claude Thornhill.
So listen to our music, read the bios and “Client Comments” and then contact us about what we can do for your event.
When you hear this group, don’t be surprised if you feel a strong urge to tap your toe’s. Guaranteed to “swing,” JFAO is “toe tappin’, finger snappin’ good.”
We also perform under the name of “Swingology,” providing “big band and swing era” dance music of 20′s, 30′s, & 40′s.
Our “Holiday Jazz 2004″ CD is still available. It was recorded “live” at the Pinole Senior Center, December 11,2004 by an outstanding A/V crew from the City of Pinole. Selections include: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer,Winter Wonderland,I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus(bossa),*Deck The Halls(samba),*O Tannenbaum,*God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,The Christmas Song,Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town, and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.
* = Instrumental
Price: $14.00 (includes shipping). Call or e-mail for orders (see “Contact” page).
Here’s our latest “HolidayJazz” http://www.youtube.com/v/sCMyQVgHKM8?hl=en&fs=1
Teachers: Make your classroom clock work for you!! Order this simple kit that will teach your students all the major keys, their signature, their relative minor, and enharmonics. Kids WILL check the clock, you may as well have it be educational. Only $12.50 for kit. Contact Dalt (e-mail) to order.
In 2008 Dalt’s theme was selected as “Grand Prize Winner” (out of 33 entries) in a theme song contest for The Artys, a gala annual Solano County theater awards show. Hear it here: “The Artys Theme”