Laissez Foure was a great choice for our wedding. Instead of doing a traditional father/daughter dance, my dad and I wanted to sing the Jobim classic The Waters of March together. Even though it isn't their normal genre, Ken wrote out an accompaniment for each of the instruments and even allowed us to have a couple of rehearsals when my dad got to town. The song went perfectly and the guests loved it! Ken did a great job serving as an impromptu MC too. Later on in the evening when we figured out that the groomsman forgot the song for the mother/son dance, Ken sprang into action before most people even knew what was happening. They were very professional and the groom and I ended up staying to dance longer than we had planned. Great job, Laissez Foure!
— Scottie & Nancy, wedding

photo of Jim Ankar on bass
Jim Ankar holdin' down the bass.

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Saturdays: Patisserie Poupon
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Saturdays: Dean & Deluca
1-4 p.m.

Tuesdays: Westin Tysons Corner Hotel
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Oct. 23: USS Sequoia (private)
6 p.m. private

Oct. 25: Middleburg Film Festival
6 p.m.

Oct. 26: Acadiana (private)
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Oct. 27: Oktoberfest party (private)
1:30 p.m.

Laissez Foure @Alliance Francaise

Laissez Foure is an acoustic swing quartet playing classics from the 30s and 40s. The group consists of acoustic bass, swing rhythm guitar, saxophone/clarinet, and trumpet. In the tradition of New Orleans jazz, the quartet emphasizes an acoustic sound when feasible and plays charts by Armstrong, Ellington, Count Basie and others from the era.

"Words cannot express how magical your band made our special day ... you were all a pleasure to work with. If only you got married more than once! "
Kari Turner – bride

As always a real pleasure having you at our event!! You guys are wonderful musicians and very professional. Thanks again for doing such a great job.
Anita Broccolino – Event Specialist

photo by Wes McAdams
Ken Matthews, double-duty on clarinet and washboard