for celebrations of all kinds!
String of Pearls is a popular and trusted choice of hosts/hostesses and event planners. Sized at eight members, the group is big enough to provide richness and variety, but small enough for intimate private parties. We can also provide a 3 - 5 person combo for smaller rooms and gatherings.
bridges the generation gap. The band's extensive repertoire features great
tunes of the swing era, plus danceable favorites
from the pop, jazz, Latin, Dixieland, ballroom
dance and (if desired) soft and classic rock traditions.
We bring new life to familiar tunes, with fresh arrangements and interpretations
that appeal to many audiences. Vocals by Connie Anne and Don add further
performs frequently for private affairs, such as wedding
receptions, anniversary parties, reunions, ballroom dance
clubs, country club dinner dances, conventions, open houses, and company
parties. We provide a choice of background, dance, or concert (show) music,
or a combination as called for.
The Palo Alto Weekly annually surveys readers' opinion on the area's
"best" restaurants, shops, destinations, and services. In 2001, a
Local Band category was added. String of Pearls came in first. For
more, click www.PAWeekly.com,
scroll down to links at bottom of page, and click on "Best of."
String of Pearls is the area's "Best Band" according to
the 2001 Palo Alto Weekly poll.
In addition to playing for private events, Pearls is known from over
200 public appearances at concerts, nightclubs, festivals, and dances.
These include the grand finale of the City of Palo Alto's Centennial celebrations,
the Palo Alto Concours d' Elegance, the 1998 Mirassou Vineyard Wine and
Jazz Celebration, and outdoor concerts in Belmont, Burlingame, Los Altos,
Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Milpitas, Mountain View, San Carlos, and
String of Pearls
has also been pictured in a number of newspapers and newsletters in relation
to the release last September of our two albums, ''Makin'
Whoopee!"(1997) and "Totally Swing!"(2000)
Available in both CD and cassette format, the albums are carried
The band has made three US-China Friendship Tours
(1999, 2001, 2002), involving 23 performances in 9 cities. The program
we developed for overseas audiences was enthusiastically recieved there
and appeals to multi-ethnic listeners generally.
Though a name band,
String of Pearls understands how to play a support role at private affairs.
Connie Anne and the band realize that each event is unique, and tailor
their playlist accordingly. The band also cooperates fully with the host/client
during the event to enhance the enjoyment of guests. This sensitivity
and flexibility brings the band many repeat referrals from wedding
consultants, catering directors, and others who assist people in planning
"By Recommendation Only" awards the BRO Seal of Approval to event
professionals who meet our standards for quality and client satisfaction.
To learn more about the selection process and to find other professionals,
visit the BRO website. You
will also find information there about the By Recommendation Only
Calendar to see where you can hear String
of Pearls live.
Info to get on the Pearls e-mail list.
to request any of the following:
- Demo tape with recordings
from a variety of String of Pearls's tunes.
- List of selections showing
styles and tunes available for your consideration.
- List of past public
Connie Anne will
be happy to talk with you about your event with no obligation at
650 / 326-0726