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Passing of Joe LoRé – owner TV 47

Jeff and I were sad to hear this devastating news. Joe LoRé was a consummate professional and super nice guy to work with.  Joe and Tom Carpenter were always willing to listen to our suggestions about editing and audio on the two broadcasts we did for TV 47.  They did a bang up job as anyone knows that’s seen them.

Atlanta Jazz and Blues Show – Jazz By Two  2014

Atlanta Jazz and Blues Show – Jazz By Three  2018

He was always a welcoming and engaging dude; making us super relaxed in the studio giving way to best performance we could achieve.  What a crazy bunch and so fun to work with. We’ll miss it and you too, Joe.  Below is obit from our friend and on the onsite photog Tom Marnell.

R.I.P.  Mr.Joe

Jeff & Billy



Very sad to be sending out the news that the technical driving force behind the production of the show Atlanta Jazz and Blues, Mr. Joe LoRe, passed away last night. No details at this time.

Most of you have done at least one recording with Joe at the helm of camera operations in the studio. He was the founder and operator of TV47, a streaming TV show that aired the Atlanta Jazz and Blues show
several times a week. After Comcast 25 Studio closed Joe was the person responsible for keeping the show recording first at the West Side Cultural Arts Center and then at the fellowship hall of the Tucker Methodist Church. We had only done 4-5 recordings in that location before Joe Passed. Joe was a cameraman for the Sesame Street show for many years.

He was fun, creative and easy to work with. He will really be missed.

Production of the show has been put on hold and hopefully we will be up and running soon with another engineer. Not sure, at this point, what is going to happen to the tv47 show.

Tom Marnell



Friendsgiving 2017 in North Georgia

Jazz By Two For Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving time has been a little crazy for Jazz By Two the last couple of years.

Believe me, its a GOOD problem.  In 2016 our friends Jane and Tom of “Amazing Grace Catering & Events” in Blairsville, Ga. employed us to come up north to play on Thanksgiving Eve.

They called it a “Friendsgiving Dinner” inviting all of their friends and business associates. This would be a covered dish and catered event taking place in a stable barn that Jane & Tom freshly renovated into an new event hall.   So creative, and inventive right?  Well, what a beautiful and rustic setting, I’ve never seen anything quite like it.  Way to go guy’s, thats really thinking on your feet.

Well, we’re happy to say the event was a smash (just like last year).  So many welcoming and friendly faces  (and good food!) it was our pleasure to come back and do it again this year!

Look at the little boy in bottom right hand corner of picture. He was there “air drumming” with me all night. (my biggest fan!) Bet he will grow up to be a drummer in a big band one day.


Here are the reviews from last year and this year:

“A FIVE-STAR duo! We have invited this fantastic duo for the last two years at our Thanksgiving Friendsgiving Dinner for 100 guests and have reserved them for 2018! They are a lot of fun and our guests enjoy them. 100% satisfaction!”  – Review by Jane Heim. FROM BLAIRSVILLE, GA ON 11/23/2017

“Jazz By Two (aka) A Sparkling Planet was THE BEST duo for our Friendsgiving Holiday Dinner. Their professionalism and music was A+ and they are a lot of fun! Hope to use them again and again…!” – Review by Jane Heim. FROM BLAIRSVILLE, GA ON 11/23/2016


Thanks guys , keep the home fires burning and we’ll see ya next year!



Rhodes Hall – 1516 Peachtree St. Atlanta, Ga.

 Gilbert / Geise  Wedding – April 2nd 2017 

“We had Billy and Jeff play as our only musical entertainment at our wedding, and they did an amazing job! They were extremely prompt in their responses, easy to work with, affordable, and accommodating- the live music jackpot! We made several song requests for ceremony and reception music, and they learned our songs without issue.

The day of the wedding, they were set up and ready to go on time even though they had never played at our venue before.
My husband and I were extremely impressed by the quality of the music during the event, and they did an excellent job of keeping everyone entertained and dancing.

Billy Bryant

I would absolutely recommend their services for your wedding and other events. We thoroughly enjoyed working with them, and they helped make our wedding a fun and memorable day.”

Thanks again guys!

Lindsay & Charlie


Jeff Simpson

Beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple, Lindsay Geise and Charlie Gilbert.  First time we ever played Rhodes Hall (Castle!) for an event.  The atmosphere and heritage is really flowing thru the place. Also, it is headquarters for The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.  We performed outside on the massive front porch on a gorgeous afternoon.  A “Chamber of Commerce” day, as they say.

Very relaxing.  Charlie & Lindsay couldn’t have been better hosts and made us feel like family.  Guests were very nice and responsive to our performance.  This was very fun and we won’t forget it.

Again, congrats!  Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert

We wish you all the best from us

Jeff and Billy – Jazz By Two

Valentines Day 2017

Venue: Reunion Country Club

When I planned our Valentines Dinner for the club, I had a certain vision in my mind. I wanted a classy, entertaining, and romantic atmosphere. I had heard Jazz By Two before, and they were fantastic. They were fantastic this evening as well.

The members were blown away by the talent and the overall performance. The whole evening would not have been complete without them. I would definitely have them back. Thank you again!! – Meghan D, Hoschton, GA 


Thumbtack Professional 2016 Reviews

Jazz By Two - Thumbtack ProfessionalHello,

Due to our busy performance schedule, my attention to “In The News” blog has suffered.  Really, not allot of time to update recent events (my apologies).  But, this week has given me a few minutes to catch everyone up as to what we have been doing this year.  Also, make some over due upgrades to this web site.

If you’ve never heard of Thumbtack.com –  it is an online service that helps people connect to entertainment and many other service professionals. (You may have seen the TV ads).

Jazz By Two became a member of Thumbtack in 2012. In the beginning the leads and requests were unfocused and not really targeted towards our “jazz duo” situation.  However, in 2016 they tweaked the site and we made some valid quotes and worked!  Thumbtack seems to listen to vendors concerns and takes action getting more targeted traffic to your niche offering.

Anyway, we sent many quotes out this year and have had some really great responses to the band. I wish to share a few of those with you today:


Jazz Band Entertainment Verified Review


Pianist Verified Review



Jazz Band Entertainment Verified Review

The band was great!! They arrived on time and played their butts off!! Thanks Billy and Jeff..I will use you guys again!!



Music Duo Entertainment Verified Review

This is an amazing group that made a special evening an event to remember. They were professional, on time and came prepared with a broad catalog of music. Our guests had a great time dancing and enjoying the great music.I will definitely contact them for future events.