Four musicians make up the Grumpy Old Men with an instrumentation of piano, bass, drums and saxophone. Although primarily an instrumental combo, the pianist and saxophonist have a repertoire of vocal arrangements. If more vocals are desired for an event, a female vocalist can be added to the quartet for an additional fee.
Dance styles include ballads, waltzes, fox-trots, jitterbug tunes, swing tunes, Dixieland beats, Latin rhythms and, upon very special request, polkas. The Grumpy Old Men have a repertoire of over 500 songs and arrange a program of music tailored to each occasion.
The Grumpy Old Men have been entertaining for group events since the early 1990s and members have deep roots in the Western Kentucky jazz scene.
Although not “grumpy” on the job, the Grumpy Old Men interview prospective clients, and have a seldom used motto, “You don’t hire us; we select you!” As a result, the customer is almost always satisfied.