The Blue Heron Trio

 

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About Us

In 2011 three close friends came together in Dayton, Ohio to produce voluptuous jazz and pop tunes. Blue Heron Trio is the culmination of their combined 20 years of playing in punk, pop, folk, jazz, and cover bands. Reviewed as "one of the prettiest voices in Dayton" by daytonrocks.com, vocalist Elisha Frontz leads listeners on a sensual journey through musical eras gone by, imbuing the music with a fresh, young feel. Phil Myers, formerly a musician for the United States Army, accompanies with lush saxophone riffs and gentle acoustic guitar. Dave Santucci solidifies the groove on the keyboards with his decades of piano experience. Whether it's an original song, a jazz standard made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, or a completely unexpected lounge rendition from another genre ("Sweet Child 'O Mine" by GunsNRoses is a crowd favorite), the trio performs with a deeply personal and authentic touch. In September 2013 Blue Heron Trio were finalists in "So You Think You Can Play The Schuster", an event marking the tenth anniversary of the Dayton landmark Schuster Center for the Performing Arts. In December 2014 they rose to the number one slot in the ReverbNation Jazz charts for Dayton, Ohio. In 2015 Blue Heron Trio released their first album. They can be heard regularly at restaurants, private parties, festivals, and fund raisers throughout southwest Ohio.

 

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Upcoming Shows

  • Jul 28 The Square Is Where Dayon, OH
     
  • Aug 12 Festival of the Vine - Fraze Pavilion Kettering, OH
     
  • Aug 19 2nd Street Market Dayton, OH
     
  • Aug 26 Live Music at Brandeberry Winery Enon, OH
     

A Few Tunes

We are always working on new material, but here are some of the songs you can expect to hear at a Blue Heron Trio gig, in no particular order.  Let us know if there is a tune you'd like to know more about, or if you have a special request.

 

I Will Wait For You   by Mumford and Sons

P.S., I Love You  by Gordon Jenkins

The King Knows How  by Over the Rhine

Just the Way You Are  by Billy Joel

The Scientist by Coldplay

Good Night Moon   by Shivaree

It's too Late    by Carol King

Summertime   by George and Ira Gershwin

I Put A Spell On You   by Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Killing Me Softly   as performed by Roberta Flack

Sweet Child 'O' Mine   by Guns N' Roses

Tainted Love   by Ed Cobb

Lady Sings the Blues  by Billie Holiday

You Are the Sunshine of My Life  by Stevie Wonder

My Funny Valentine  by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart

Ain't No Sunshine  by Bill Withers

Yesterday  by the Beatles

Michelle   by the Beatles

America  by Simon and Garfunkel

Sway  by Rosemary Clooney

Trouble  by Over the Rhine

One Note Samba  by Antonio Carlos Jobim

Black Coffee  by Peggy Lee

Fever  by Peggy Lee

Misty  by Erroll Garner

With or Without You  by U2

Somebody That I Used to Know  by Gotye

Here Comes Your Man  by the Pixies

I Feel the Earth Move  by Carol King

House of the Rising Sun   (a traditional American folk song)

Stormy Weather  by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler

Overkill  by Men at Work

So Far Away  by Carol King

 

**Holiday Songs**

The Christmas Song by Mel Torme and Bob Wells

All I Ever Get For Christmas Is Blue by Over the Rhine

Blue Christmas by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson

White Christmas by Irving Berlin

I'll Be Home For Christmas by Kim Gannon, Buck Ram, and Walter Kent

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blaine

A Few Of My Favorite Things by Rodgers and Hammerstein

Baby It's Cold Outside by Frank Loesser