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afterglow jazz

New York Based Classic Jazz Band

Afterglow Jazz

Afterglow is the perfect union of timeless jazz standards, the American Songbook, Golden Age swing and Bossa-Nova. Set against a backdrop of classic old-Hollywood glam, Afterglow serves up sultry vintage music to set just the right mood for your wedding, private party or corporate event. All throughout New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and even into Upstate New York, Afterglow is called upon to perform at intimate and chic rustic weddings taking place at barns, homesteads, wineries, old houses, in fields, and even on boats.

Often compared to a unique version of Postmodern Jukebox, a well known contemporary band known for reworking popular modern music into different vintage genres, especially early 20th century forms such as swing and jazz. Like Postmodern Jukebox, Afterglow is not just music. They are an achieved concept gone very right. They are a legitimate choice for entertainment, naturally and skillfully delivering a cultivated and rehearsed sound and style with personality, fun, and professionalism.

Featuring the sweet and sensuous vocals of international chanteuse and film actress Erika Smith and the vibrant, versatile and classically trained guitarist Jeff Latz, Afterglow can adapt to your specific budget, taste, and space limitations. Afterglow can be booked as a duo, trio, quartet, or up to 7 piece jazz band, depending on the needs and flavor of your event. With a vintage-inspired, 1940s look, each performance is customized to hit just the right note.

The band has an extensive repertoire but is happy to take song requests or even accompany one of your guests in an impromptu performance. Whether serving as background music or performing onstage as a visually entertaining main event, Afterglow maintains its sense of elegance, charm and class, guaranteeing a special and uniquely timeless performance for your event.

Afterglow can be booked for a length of time ranging from a Ceremony and Cocktail reception to four hours of continuous danceable music. Afterglow is based in New York City but can travel anywhere in the United States or overseas for your event.



  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ (A)
  • All Of Me (G)
  • All The Things You Are (cm)
  • Autumn Leaves (bm)
  • Blue Moon (A)
  • Blue Skies (Eb/cm)
  • Blues In The Night (F)
  • Body and Soul (G)
  • Bye Bye Blackbird (Eb)
  • Cheek to Cheek (F)
  • Cry Me A River (gm)
  • Darn That Dream (C)
  • Day In The Life Of A Fool (f#m)
  • Don’t Explain (dm)
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (G)
  • Dream A Little Dream Of Me (C)
  • Flamingo (Bb)
  • Fly Me To The Moon (A)
  • Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You (G)
  • Honeysuckle Rose (Eb)
  • I Can Dream, Can’t I? (C)
  • I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good (C)
  • I Wanna Be Loved By You (F)
  • I Won’t Dance (C)
  • Lover Man (C)
  • Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love) (F)
  • Mean To Me (Db)
  • Mood Indigo (Eb)
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street (G)
  • Pennies From Heaven (F)
  • ‘Round Midnight (bm)
  • Satin Doll (G)
  • Smile (Eb)
  • Somethin’ Stupid (Eb)
  • Stardust (F)
  • Stormy Weather (C)
  • Sway (am)
  • Teach Me Tonight (Bb)
  • The Girl From Ipanema (F)
  • The Lady Is A Tramp (G)
  • The Man I Love (Ab)
  • Wave (D)
  • What A Little Moonlight Can Do (Eb)
  • You Go To My Head (C)
  • You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You (Eb)


  • Chandelier – Sia
  • First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes
  • Just A Girl – No Doubt


  • Across The Universe –  The Beatles
  • And I Love Her –The Beatles
  • Another Brick In The Wall – Pink Floyd
  • Baby I Love Your Way – Peter Frampton
  • Bad Reputation – Joan Jett
  • Because The Night – Patti Smith
  • Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
  • Call Me – Blondie
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  • Cover Me – Bruce Springsteen
  • Cupid – Sam Cooke
  • Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  • Guns Of Brixton – Clash
  • Heart Of Glass – Blondie
  • Heart Of Gold – Neil Young
  • Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
  • Highway To Hell – ACDC
  • House Of The Rising Sun – Animals
  • I Love Rock And Roll – Joan Jett
  • I Put A Spell On You – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Into The Mystic – Van Morrison
  • It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
  • Love Is A Battlefield – Pat Benetar
  • Magic Man – Heart
  • Miss You – Rolling Stones
  • Money – Pink Floyd
  • Moondance – Van Morrison
  • More Than A Feeling – Boston
  • Rhiannon – Stevie Nicks
  • Roxanne – Police
  • Rudie Can’t Fail –  The Clash
  • Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  • Tenth Avenue Freeze Out – Bruce Springsteen
  • The Weight – The Band
  • Welcome To My Nightmare – Alice Cooper
  • Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
  • You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt


  • La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf
  • Les Feuilles Mortes – Yves Montand
  • Mon Manege A Moi – Edith Piaf
  • Sous Le Ciel De Paris – Edith Piaf
  • Zou Bisou Bisou – Gillian Hills

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