The Kevin Mitchell 4 – St. Louis Jazz, Swing, Blues, Fun!

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Whether it’s at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom or a local park, at a stylish wedding, a nostalgic anniversary party, or a swanky fundraiser, the Kevin Mitchell 4 provides swingin’ Martini Music that will make your event especially memorable.

Performing with energy and an infectious sense of fun, we have been called “the hardest swingin’ band around.” We are pianist/guitarist Kevin Mitchell, singer Barb Tippett, saxophonist Steve Kauffmann, drummer Mike Schleicher, and bassist Dave Eckhoff, and we all have been performing professionally for decades.

We’ve provided atmosphere and background music on the slow side and also kept people on the floor dancing for four hours straight—and everything in between. Our finely honed repertoire includes the work of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Louie Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Bobby Darin, Miles Davis, Burt Bacharach, and even Diana Krall, Dido, Tracy Chapman, Michael Bublé, Norah Jones, and Van Morrison … some rockin’ blues tunes are usually thrown into the mix as well. Please see our song list and you’ll get what we mean by “Martini Music.”


Piano and Wedding Rings. So often we get a call from a couple who feels that a DJ isn’t their speed, and one of those big bands that plays “everything” is too much … for them, we’re just right! We love working with the bride and groom. There’s nothing like live music—that said, we’ve also partnered with DJs with great success, too. We have played everything from a 27-guest wedding on a college campus to one in Busch Stadium. Give us a call! Kevin would love to talk to you about being a part of your special day.


Kevin Mitchell 4 at a corporate/non-profit event. And as one of the especially classy nonprofits that is asking us back for its annual fundraiser says, “You were so great to work with and brought so much energy that we would LOVE to have you back!” We have several clients who hold events such as silent auctions or wine tastings annually. We’ve played at one for seven years in row. Barb is happy to handle light emcee duties, too. Ask about our special nonprofit rate!

Corporate Parties

Steve Kauffmann. From Edward Jones to local banks, we’re a great asset to the company that wants to say “thank you” to its clients or employees. If you’re hosting a team of employees from different parts of the country, what a nice touch to have the Kevin Mitchell 4 playing as they come in from a long day of meetings for a cocktail party and dinner. We’ve performed for intimate events of 50 guests as well as big galas at the Arch that go from cocktail time to a swinging party.


Barb Tippett and Kevin Mitchell. Take one look at all the wonderful music we play from the 1930s–1950s and you won’t be surprised that we are part of a lot of special 50th anniversary parties and 70th birthdays! We’re always mindful of keeping the music soft when people want to visit with each other, and swingin’ when guests want to hit the dance floor.

Public Events

Kevin Mitchell 4 at Webster Jazz & Blues Festival. We’ve played community events, jazz in the park concerts, and jazz festivals at New Town St. Charles and Webster Groves. We love playing the local wineries, too! Not surprisingly, we have a history of playing at martini bars, and we’ve even been asked to play at Eckert’s Farm.

Just for the Fun of It

Kevin Mitchell 4. Throw a party for yourself! If not now, when? If not you, who? To book The Kevin Mitchell 4, please contact Kevin.