The John Hartmann Group is a
hot swinging Jazz group
in the St. Louis area. The group has a unique Jazzy sound while still
carrying on the standard Jazz tradition. Along with Jazz standards the group
also plays Blues, Latin, and Funk. The band consist of a Quartet with John
Hartmann on guitar, Aaron Giraudo on sax, Max Kelly on bass, and
Jimmy Star on drums. Their collaboration of sound comes together to create a
signature sound that is very unique and defining.
The John Hartmann Group has been
2002 forming at the SIUE jazz program. The John Hartmann Group has played at
numerous venues throughout St. Louis including Harrah's Casino, Casino Queen,
President's Casino, Ritz Lounge, Ritz Carlton, Hyatt, Chase Park Plaza,
Westport Plaza, and the Planetarium. The John Hartmann Group has performed for
special events for the Cardinals, Rams, St. Louis local Celebrity Benefit,
Clayton Chamber of Commerce, WB 11 News Station, as well as many weddings and
private parties. The John Hartmann Group continues to make its name in St.
Louis and has become one of the highest demanded jazz bands in St. Louis area
by bringing a contemporary approach while maintaining maturity and respect for
the timeless traditional jazz sounds.