POP NOUVEAU

Pop Nouveau transforms the top pop hits into swinging, sultry, jammin', jazz classics. Better than pop, it's Pop Nouveau!

Style, Energy, Familiarity

These seasoned veterans of the Southern California music scene bring together their experience with a new style, look and feel to songs you've enjoyed for years and even some brand new ones!  They've taken the best of what Pop music has to offer and added a modern jazz approach. You'll be singing along to every tune. From the Beatles to Van Morrison, Zedd to Mumford and Sons, Van Halen to The Eagles, Miles Davis to Frank Sinatra; Pop Nouveau will help you create the perfect mood for any event.

 

Plus, you can still enjoy all your old favorite Jazz Standards, "lights out" Bossa Novas, "funky" Boogaloos, and even some originals! There's no limit to what these musicians are capable of.

They can perform as a duo, trio, quartet or even a larger group with a singer.  Whatever you need to create the perfect vibe for your event.

Dan Boissy is a native of Orlando, FL. He has been playing the saxophone for almost 30 years, but his musical exposure began as a baby.  Dan’s parents Sue and Ken Boissy were founding members of The Central Florida Jazz Society. This fortunate upbringing enabled Dan to have access to live music on a regular basis starting from a very early age.  By the age of 12 he had decided that music would be his life.

Dan received numerous awards throughout his middle and high school years.  He was a member of the Florida Allstate Concert Band 3 times and the Jazz Band twice.  Dan received a full scholarship to study Jazz Performance at Florida State University.  After a year at FSU he decided to transfer to The University of Central Florida and received a scholarship to study there as well.  Dan began playing gigs in and around Orlando at the age of 19.  In 1998 at the age of 21 Dan became a member of The Sam Rivers Rivbea Orchestra and recorded with the jazz legend that same year.  In 1999 He became a member of Swingerhead, a nationally touring act based in Orlando.  In January of 2000 Dan moved to Los Angeles to be a member of Michael Andrew’s Coconut Club Orchestra. 

Since moving to Los Angeles Dan has performed and recorded with numerous artists such as Pit Bull, Meghan Trainor,  Macy Gray, Englebert Humperdinck and has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Arsenio Hall Show, at The Hollywood Bowl, and at some of the largest music festivals in the country such as Summerfest and Bonnaroo. He has performed at venues all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and The Middle East.  He is a founding member of Wonk.  He is currently a member of Pop Nouveau, Stepping Feet,  Down To The Bone, The House of Vibe Allstars, The Martini Kings, Wonk, The Sam Johnson Quartet, The Joseph Pernicano Quintet and performs and records on a regular basis as a freelance composer and saxophonist.

Sam Johnson was born in Newport News, Virginia and moved to Maine when he was 2 years old. He started playing piano at the age of 8, however his music started much earlier while singing in the church choir with his mother. In the 5th grade he joined the school concert band on clarinet. In 8th grade he picked up the electric bass and started playing in the school jazz band. By high school he was performing in every music group available to him inside and outside of school. He graduated High School with the National School Choral Award for his achievements.

After trying several majors in the University of Maine system, Sam finally moved to the University of Miami where he graduated on the Provost's Honor Roll with a degree in Jazz and Studio Music on Electric Bass.

After graduating, Sam was immediately contracted to play music on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea where he worked for almost a year. In 2000 he moved to San Diego after completing his obligations to the cruise line. While in San Diego he started playing the Acoustic Bass and has found a new passion for this instrument that for so many years had baffled him.

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