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Add a touch of class to your event with a Newport Jazz Ensemble that can be customized to your entertainment needs.


Francis Curley Jazz specializes in providing live jazz music for venues such as weddings, private events and corporate events.


We specialize in the cocktail hour with a live jazz trio or quartet.

Private Events

Customize to create your own ambiance with live jazz music!

Corporate Events

Celebrate with a touch of live jazz music at reasonable rate.

Who We Are

Fran Curley Jazz has been providing instrumental jazz in the Newport area and the Berkshires for 20 years.  Customizable trios, quartets or quintets for festivals, weddings, corporate events and private functions.  We play from the Great American Song Book, R&B and Smooth Jazz.  Booking live jazz has never been easier.

Francis Curley’s Newport Jazz Quartet

Hotel Viking wedding

 Fifth Element during a 10 year jazz residency

With Charles Neville of the famed Neville Brothers

About Francis Curley

Fran Curley grew up in Waterbury, CT one of 11 siblings in New Haven County. He played his first gig at age 12 and has been playing ever since.

Fran developed his love of Jazz while studying with Bob Weiner and Bob Gullotti, both of Berklee College of Music. He also played R&B, Rock and Funk in the bands called “Sextant” and “Added Touch” in the southern CT area.

Moving to the Berkshires in the 90s, Fran taught at the Berkshires Music School, Wood Bros. Music and privately at the Berkshire School.

In 1997, Fran started the Fran Curley Jazz Trio/Quartet and has been the Band Leader ever since. He has done two tours with the “Sister City Jazz Ambassadors” in Ireland and in Italy.

Fran was a staple on the local Berkshire music scene for 15 years playing Jazz Clubs and private functions, weddings and Tanglewood Events in Lenox, MA. Twelve years ago, he moved to Newport, RI and started a residency at Asterisk on Thames followed by a 10 year jazz brunch rotation at the Fifth Element on Broadway.

Fran’s latest Newport Jazz ensemble is on rotation at Norey’s on Broadway, in lovely downtown Newport RI. He splits his time between the Berkshires, Newport RI and Connecticut and creates ensembles drawn from a stable of Jazz and R&B professionals from these areas.


Please use the form below to contact Francis Curley Jazz for a price quote
or call 413-329-2231.

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