Jazz Company is a group of educated jazz musicians fronted by male
vocalist, Andrew Massey, who produce a truly distinguished classic
sound and style of jazz.
Our music is straight-ahead cool jazz with a strong vocal element. The 'loungy' feel of the
music could easily be categorized together with that of vocal legends
Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr. & Michael Bublé.
Jazz Company is an ideal live musical entertainment solution for
banquets, Christmas parties, year-end functions, private parties,
corporate launches, weddings and the like, where an atmosphere of
intimacy, class and elegance is desired.
ANDREW MASSEY - Vocals
Andrew Massey is a well-respected singer in the South African music industry.
He studied voice from a young age singing in the Kimberley Children's Choir & Drakensberg Boys’ Choir.
After matriculating he went on to study music at Tshwane University of Technology and has been actively involved in music education ever since, lecturing at Technikon Pretoria as well as Campus of Performing Arts.
Andrew is a seasoned performer and session singer having performed in studio and with countless wedding & function bands over the best part of 15 years.
André Behnke is a Keyboard player /pianist from Johannesburg
and is actively involved in the South African music scene.
Andre studied piano from an early age and although he was classically trained,
took an interest in pop, rock and jazz.
After he matriculated he pursued his studies in Jazz
and received his B.tech from Tshwane University of Technology.
Andre plays keyboards for the following renowned South African artists
• Gang of Instrumentals 2009- current
• Emmanuel Castis 2010- current
• Lloyd Cele 2010-2012
• Cameron Bruce 2012 -current
ANDRÉ BEHNKE – Piano
Cesare graduated from the Tshwane University of Technology in 1997 where he studied music.
He has been a mainstay on the Johannesburg music scene for 25 years and taught at the National School of the Arts for 8 of those years.
Select performance credits include:
Reza Khota, Jonathan Crossley, Kevin Davidson, Marcus Wyatt, Loyiso, Gang of Instrumentals, Sabelo Mthembu, Peter Auret, Olufemi Ogonkula, Greg Georgiades, Max Mikula (Tsunami), Timothy Moloi to name but a few.
CESARE CASSARINO - Bass
Dio made the transition from playing Rock music to Jazz and other styles in the late 1980's.
In 1993 he went off to study at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles where he completed (with honours) the internationally recognized one-year program the college offered.
Dio maintains a busy schedule by teaching at colleges and universities and also by performing with many artists, ranging from Jazz, Pop, Rock, Funk, Classical to Latin.