“What kind of band are you?” This is a hard question. Generally speaking, we work on songs until they feel right, like “us,” but this isn’t helpful if you’re anyone but us. The shortest answer we’ve thought of is:

We like playing jazz standards and our own jazz takes on everything else.

That’s actually one of the reasons for our band’s name, Standards & Substandards, but that might not clear everything up. So here’s a partial catalog of songs we cover just to give you a sense of scope. You’ll likely hear a lot of these at a given gig. (Some of these titles link to samples from our album or a lo-fi video of a live performance.) We’re always working on new stuff, too. Let us know if we can give you more info or provide other samples.


classic jazz standards or more recent standards-esque compositions


our own interpretations of a wide variety of songs