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Greetings to my favorite jazz musicians in Georgia!

On Behalf of The Humane Society of Jackson County, we extend our thanks for your stellar performance at our Fur Ball gala on April 1st. As a former event coordinator at Disney World, I have booked many entertainers over the years; therefore, I must say that your professionalism was on par with many of the famous headliners that I've met along the way. That's why I'm extremely confident in recommending you to anyone seeking top-notch musical entertainers for their event. On top of that, your sparkling personalities were a big plus. Everyone who interacted with you that evening was very impressed with your musical repertoire and you enthusiasm for our gala event.

Best wishes to all of you. Looking forward to working with you again.

- Laura Collier, Event Coordinator Humane Society of Jackson County


 I was so pleased with the performance by The FlyCats at our "Bootlegger's Ball." The music added perfectly to the overall theme of the "Roaring 20's." Courtney was extremely professional and easy to work with. I would highly recommend The FlyCats!

- Crystal N, Atlanta, GA


The FlyCats were very professional but with a personal touch that made them very easy to work with. They were open to my suggestions; sensitive to the level of volume issues and played at just the right volume. I would strongly recommend them because they were so good at my event. I could not have asked for more. The FlyCats more than met my expectations and I would hire them again in a heart beat. I can't find enough works to express how well they met the needs and desires of my party. They are A++!

- Karen M, Hoschton, GA


Guys, I almost feel like saying to myself; where the hell have I been? I had no idea that this much talent, master's talent, existed this close in Gwinnett. What a delight hearing you guys wail tonight. You guys are world class. As I am looking at you website I cannot imagine adding drums, percussion, woodwinds, and vocals. I know one thing, you guys are amazing! When Glenn starting ripping off chromatic runs at lightening speed, I could only think of how Joe Pass is smiling somewhere saying. Yes, that's it, that's the way you play jazz guitar. Wes Montgomery with perhaps some smooth Herb Ellis rifs. It was a real treat for me tonight, so thanks for that! You two cats compliment each other well, swinging bass lines anchoring an unbelievable rhythm and soloing guitarist extraordinaire.

Again, blown away gentlemen. I got to see Joe play with Oscar and Ray Brown back in about '79. That show put a smile on my face that lasted years, I am smiling a similar smile tonight.

Thanks for that.

I can't wait to hear you guys play again, and can't wait until the full band starts swinging. Now that I have been introduced to the FlyCats, you can be sure you have a immediate fan that will tell anybody that will listen.

The FlyCats are in town.

Thank you,

Michael Clark - Lawrenceville, GA


I feel like my life in Cumming is complete! My son, who has played drums for 35+ years, and I used to listen to a jazz station until midnight. We would tape our favorites and now I can transfer them over on a cd format. We have a group that plays for weddings and other gatherings. I will have them with me next Friday. My son, who is the one who asked you to play "Mercy, Mercy", is a premier drummer is very shy and it took a lot of coaxing just to get him to go ask! He would fit your style perfectly.

Your selection of music was outstanding and that is why I am writing this manuscript. I play a little guitar but I have Parkinson's as that is why I was in a power chair last night. So I just enjoy listening to your good music.

- Rod Watts, Cumming, GA


Hey Zibby,
Some buddies of mine came over and we were searching for some nice "background music" to play while we and our families were hanging out - I remembered listening once to the audios you sent across and so I hooked speakers up to my laptop and that was it...we had music. You guys are really good. Great stuff and really 'tight!'

- Bayo Akinola-Odusola, Northbrook, IL


My wife and I stopped into Chophouse for the first time last night for dinner. The food was good, but the highlight was that we heard live jazz from the bar. My wife is a sucker for the saxophone (I think all women are), which we could hear coming into the dining room. So we went into the bar and had the best time we have ever had in a bar!! The bartender seemed to be juggling every table but never missed a step and the band was absolutely incredible. They said the saxophone player and drummer were just sitting in! Wow! They sounded like the had been playing together for years. We now have a place to go for live jazz other than Sambuca or Churchill Downs in Atlanta. We can't wait to go back and will do so often.

- Steve Chatlin, Cumming, GA


Thanks for the great music for my niece's Engagement party. Your wonderful jazz sounds filled the rooms with fun and flavor! Loved it. Had been a long time since my husband and I have been dancing so was a great opportunity to have fun. Especially great to watch my parents dance and to dance with my Father again. I wish I could have seen them dance when they were young and dancing professionally, that is how they met too. Was a neat time to experience a special occasion with great music and family and of course the food of Sean's in Buford. I think the music bridged the generations of my daughters, my parents, and me and my husband! Fond memories, thanks so much. Look forward to hearing you all again soon. Wish we could see you all on Sat. for the one year celebration at Sean's.
Fun times !!!

- The Lightfoot's, Lindke's and Jolly's, Buford, GA


We saw these guys at Grapes & Hops and went last week to Firewater Chophouse to have dinner and catch a set.. Their music swings!! Romantic, hip and happy... nice change from the usual, up here in north Ga. Very classy!! Keep it up guys. We'll be checking back to see ya again.

- Janie and Paul, Flowery Branch, GA


The FlyCats performed during a private function honoring my Mom. She was surprised and thrilled with the featured entertainment. The Jazz Trio was fabulous! I was especially grateful because they performed beautifully despite the hot temps; the AC stopped working! Fans were blazing while perspiration formed on their brows...but the band played on. Lou kindly calmed me down saying all would be fine and to just try turning it off for an hour. It worked! Thanks Lou and to all of the FlyCats for a great event and for making my Mom so happy!

- Sharon C., Suwanee, GA


Guys, thank you so much for making such a difference at our wedding reception. Everyone enjoyed the music you all played along with your good-natured banter. You made everyone feel comfortable and we really appreciated your professionalism and musicianship. You all definitely went the extra mile in every way to make our biggest day truly wonderful. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and hope to see you around town some time. Please put us on your mailing list so we can see when you are playing. Thank you again.

- Jeff and Renee' M., Alpharetta, GA


I was looking for something a little different with class, when hosting a dinner/cocktail party for 50 or so business associates at our home & all I can can say is " The "FlyCats" , helped to "seal the deal"!!!! Many of my guests commented to me that the music was lively, appealing yet sensitive and intimate. The result was that we were all able to turn a business, networking/ social event into "a nice & easy, classy & "jazzy" success.

Thanks a million guys.. I look forward to using you folks again in the future

- John D., Marietta GA


What a glorious evening of cool jazz! Your music was the soundtrack to our reunion and I thank you.

- Nancy W., Douglasville GA


I’ve hired bands before for parties and have had some rough experiences, but not so with The FlyCats! You guys were completely professional and fun – and your music was sensational. Everyone was buzzing about your sound and you helped make this year’s bash the best ever.

- Melvin G., Atlanta GA

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Formed in 2008, The FlyCats are jazz favorites in north Georgia, specializing in what they call "New York Lounge Jazz" or "Cigar-Club Jazz", performing standards, swing, bop, bossa, a little funk/R&B, etc. and some original compositions.

For booking please call 770-965-6000 or 770-634-3442.   Or, email booking@theflycats.com.

If you prefer, you can complete our RFQ (Request For Quote) Form by clicking here.

We'll put together a proposal that fits your musical needs and budget.