Studio Location: 555 Lester Road  Fayetteville, GA 30215   Call or text: (770) 361-9405

Quintet, Quartet, Trio, Duo & Solo Jazz  & Variety Musical Groups

John Shapley has the ability to put together smaller jazz groups and variety music groups to meet the client's budget, the size of the performance venue and the styles of music that are requested. He has performed and created bands for wedding ceremonies & receptions, funerals, birthday parties, retirement celebrations, engagement parties, house parties , graduations anniversary parties and other occasions. For questions and immediate feedback concerning booking music groups please inquire by phone/text (770) 361-9405 or Email




Since its inception in South Florida in 1994, the John Shapley Octet has grown in popularity among mainstream jazz listeners. The band plays swinging classic jazz arrangements and compositions by Shapley, Bill Dobbins, Rob Lussier, Marty Paich, Bill Holman, Quincy Jones, Gerry Mulligan, Dave Pell, Oliver Nelson, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Yellowjackets and others. With it's beautiful solos and horn section passages, the band has been featured in South Florida at the 1995 Hollywood Jazz Festival, 1996 Riverwalk Sunday Jazz Brunch series, the 2001 Greater Florida Jazz and Swing Club and maintains an active performing schedule in jazz clubs and concert venues in Atlanta, Georgia and throughout the southeast. It is well known for the production of the show  The Essence of Ellington featuring classic transcriptions of genius jazz composer Duke Ellington. In 2003 the John Shapley Octet released two CD's entitled John Shapley Octet:Essence of Ellington and John Shapley: Jazz Ensembles which attracted attention and  has been sold to listeners all over the United States, Canada, Europe and South America. In 2006 the band relocated it's home base to Atlanta, Georgia where it continues an active performing and touring schedule. The John Shapley Octet is currently available for bookings in public and private concert venues.