Dawn Lambeth & the Usonia Jazz Band

Timeless music to evoke the excitment and romance of a bygone era.

Since 2001 Dawn Lambeth and The Usonia Jazz Band has specialized in jazz and swing from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. Our music can add just the right atmosphere to your event, from elegant cocktail parties to swing dances to Mardi Gras parades. Whether you are planning a casual afternoon party or a formal ballroom affair, your guests will be delighted by the effervescent and polished sounds of our group. With an appeal that spans generations, our music is perfect for many settings, from weddings and private parties to fundraisers, holiday events, street fairs and music festivals. Dawn’s solo piano and vocals are a great complement to romantic dinners and cocktail parties, while our jazz band provides a festive atmosphere, playing hot danceable jazz. If you're looking to evoke the romance of a “Great Gatsby” garden party, the excitement of a New York 1930’s dance club, or the energy of a New Orleans street parade, then our music is just what you need!

Our musicians are recognized as some of the finest in this genre; our collective experience includes performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Smithsonian, tours of Europe and Japan, and work on cruise ships and at jazz festivals and clubs throughout the US. From San Francisco to San Diego we can provide excellent bands of many sizes. Danceable swing music is our specialty; our musicians have played in some legendary swing clubs, including the Club Deluxe and the Great American Music Hall.

These days we've shortened our name and dropped "The Usonia Jazz Band" part, but it's still the same gang...

“Thank you to you and the band for a wonderful party. You were a hit and we all very much enjoyed your music. We will spread the good word about Usonia. You guys were just great!”

“Our day was so magical for us, and we have you to thank for the beautiful music. Since Saturday, we’ve received so many remarks about Dawn’s “incredible” voice and the band’s perfect sound at the winery. Thank you for being so pleasant and a joy to work with. Everything went off without a hitch! Thank you also for fulfilling our special request and for playing our special first dance song. It was all just lovely.”

“Ya’ll were great. I got so many compliments on you. Everyone thought you were great and it added a great touch; I knew it would be wonderful…Thank you again.”

“I wanted to tell you thank-you again for playing the piano at our wedding. Your style and grace on the piano is truly amazing!”