The Jim Lower Trio
The Jim Lower Trio

The Jim Lower Trio

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Introduction: Hi, if you are looking at this you may be looking for a jazz group to play at your wedding, holiday party, corporate event or private party. My name is Jim Lower and I can put together the best jazz group for your event ranging from a trio all the way up to a full 17-piece jazz band. Whether you want light background music or a group with a vocalist your guests will be entertained. Generally speaking, the music I focus on is from the "Great American Songbook," vocal jazz standards that most everyone will recognize. Songs performed by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald or bossa nova/Brazilian classics are what we focus on. We will never play original music or obscure jazz tunes the audience doesn't know.

Hired 3 times

Serves Grain Valley, MO

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3 employees

8 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and punctuality.

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5 reviews


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Cinthia H.
Dec 5, 2018

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Everything went great at the event with the Jim Lower Trio. They exceeded the expectations and got a few compliments from the guest. I would recommend it for sure!

Details: Corporate event • 51 - 75 guests • 31 - 50 years old • Office coordinator • Strings • Jazz / Blues • Banquet hall / ballroom • Indoors • No, professional will need to provide their own sound equipment • $$$ (premium) • Conducting initial research

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Stephen P.
Aug 3, 2019
This review is based upon our experience with The Jim Lower Trio for our elder daughter's wedding in 2018. Suffice it to say that Jim and his gents were a real find. . . so much so that we're about to hire them again for our second daughter's wedding this year! The Jim Lower Trio understands who they are and why they have been hired. They are exactly who you want for your special event.
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Erin F.
Oct 13, 2020

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Quick and helpful responses! Much appreciated!!

Details: Birthday party • 25 guests or fewer • 31 - 50 years old • Other strings • Vocals • Band • No preference • Country / bluegrass • Oldies • Variety • Jazz / Blues • Rock / classic rock • Outdoors

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Mary G.
Aug 3, 2019
Jim was great to work with and the trio was excellent. Fantastic musicians!
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Ca B.
Jul 2, 2018
These guys sound fantastic!!
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James Lower


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I price everything as fairly as I can. I base the prices/quotes entirely on the number of musicians, hours and guests expected. I will generally include 1-2 prices if the customer is unsure whether they want just a trio or a trio with vocals and my prices are always negotiable. We also include our PA with a wireless mic for you to use throughout the night.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I don't use a one size fits all process for working with a new customer. Every customer has a unique situation and budget so I try to customize a package for every potential customer. If I did have a process I would say listening and finding out exactly what the customer is looking for is the key to every successful event.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a bachelors and master's in jazz studies. In addition to my academic background I teach music courses at JCCC, Penn Valley and UMKC. I also help my wife run her bakery and I hold a Master's in Accounting and a Master's in Jazz Studies so I understand the music side but also the business side of running a small business and working with other businesses.

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