Cocktail Sax, an Indianapolis jazz band and tradition

Introducing the smooth, jazzy tunes of Cocktail Sax

Cocktail Sax is an elegant, classy jazz band with over 15 years of experience in Indianapolis, Indiana. If you’re planning an event that needs an instrumental music, jazz, or vocal kick, we’re ready to play. Cocktail Sax can scale performers up or down to meet your budget. You can join the hundreds of brides and grooms, wedding planners, corporate event planners, and party planners that have found the perfect musical touch for weddings, receptions, corporate events, and other tasteful and classy gatherings with Cocktail Sax.

In addition to private party and company events, Cocktail Sax can be seen and heard at jazz and music festivals across central Indiana and the Midwest. The full Indianapolis-based jazz band consists of a sax player, vocalist, drums, keyboards, and bassist.

Toss your preconceived notions of what it means to be “just a jazz band”. Cocktail Sax has smooth, cool covers of contemporary pop songs of the last 50 years. Now you can delight your grandparents, parents, and kids with a classy bit of nostalgia and modern flare.

The experienced cocktail party band

  • Contemporary or classic song covers
  • 15 years’ experience
  • Instrumental or vocal performances
  • Big-band fun at a budget-friendly price
  • Serving Indianapolis and central Indiana
  • Weddings, receptions, festivals, cocktail and corporate events

Listen to Cocktail Sax perform

Popular songs frequently requested and performed

Smooth Jazz, R&B and other Favorites

Affirmation – J Feliciano
Amazed – Lonestar
Any Love
Baby What a Big Surprise – Chicago
Best of My Love – Eagles
Breathe – Faith Hill
Breez’n
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis
Carolina In My Mind
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Crazy Love
Crying – Roy Orbison
Dancing in the Street – Marvin Gaye
Desperado – Eagles
Devil with the Blue Dress – Mitch Ryder
Don’t Stop Believe’n – Journey
Endless Love – Lionel Richie
Evergreen
Feel Like Making Love – Roberta Flack
Feels Like Home
Feels So Good – Chuck Mangione
Forever in Love
For the Love of You
Goin’ Out of My Head Over You
Grazing in the Grass
Harlem Nocturne
Have I Told You Lately
Here and Now
Hotel California – Eagles
I Just Called to Say I Love You – Wonder
I Don’t Know Why – Nora Jones
If You Leave Me Now – Chicago
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
It’s Too Late Baby – Carol King
It’s You
Just the Two of Us
Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack
Lady Love
Longer – Dan Fogelberg
Love Me Tender – Elvis
Maputo – Marcus Miller
Moondance – VanMorrison
Nights in White Satin – Moody Blues
On Broadway
Only the Lonely – Ray Orbison

Only You (and you alone) The Platters
Open Arms – Journey
Pink Houses – Mellencamp
Pretty Woman – Ray Orbison
Put Your Head on my Shoulder – Paul Anika
Ramblin’ Man – Allman Brothers
Sailing – Christopher Cross
She’s A Lady – Tom Jones
Sixteen Candles
Smooth Operator
So Into You – Atlanta Rhythm Section
So Nice (Summer Samba)
Soul Man
Spooky
Stand By Me
Stormy
Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Sunrise Sunset
Take Five
Time in a Bottle – Jim Croce
Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart
Too Hot
Traces
The Twist
The Prayer
Twist & Shout
You’re The Inspiration – Chicago
Watermelon Man
Wave
We Can Work It Out
Wind Beneath my Wings
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Wouldn’t It be Nice – Beach Boys
You and I
You Are the Sunshinve of my Life – Stevie W
You Don’t Know Me
The Beatles
All You Need is Love
Can’t Buy Me Love
Imagine
Somthing
Yesterday
We Can Work It Out
When I’m Sixty-four

Jazz Band Songs

At Last
A Foggy Day
All the Way
Come Dance with Me
Come Fly With Me
Come Rain or Come Shine
Everything – Buble
Fever – Buble
Fly Me to the Moon
Home – Buble
How Sweet it Is (to be loved by you)
I Get a Kick Out of You
I Only Have Eyes for You
I’ve Got the World on String
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
L.O.V.E.
My Funny Valentine
The Nearness of You
Night and Day
The Lady is a Tramp
They Can’t Take that Away from Me
Moondance
Somewhere Beyond the Sea
Song for You
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Sway
The Way You Look Tonight
What a Wonderful World
You make me feel so Young

Swing your wedding, cocktail hour, or business event in motion

The room felt so comfortable. Everyone relaxed and had a great time. I’d recommend Cocktail Sax repeatedly to every new bride, groom, and family.

“Everything about my wedding day was perfect – except the weather,” says April McCalister. Her October wedding date fell in the flux of an Indiana seasonal change. “It was sunny and warm all month. Then my wedding day comes and it was a damp high of 51.”

“Our catering had already booked and prepared everything, including the beverages. We had coffee available, but nothing else was warm. We took a guess that people would want iced drinks,” April said.

“My mom said she stepped outside for a moment. When she came back in she got to feel what everyone else felt—a sudden warmth not from the climate control, but from the reception music.” Suddenly, all the tensions and stresses of that day vanished. “I never worried about my guests feeling unattended or uncomfortable from that moment on.”

Cocktail Sax was performing that special wedding day. Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” and “Come Fly With Me” interspersed with jazzy versions of contemporary songs like Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Ramblin’ Man” by the Allman Brothers peppered the wedding attendees. “They even performed some of my favorite Beatle’s songs,” said April.

April attests, “The room felt so comfortable. Everyone relaxed and had a great time. I’d recommend Cocktail Sax repeatedly to every new bride, groom, and family.”

Cocktail Sax is available to serve your wedding, cocktail party, bridal shower, ceremony, rehearsal dinner, and wedding reception.

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