From left: Ryan, Brianna, Ben, Kara, Dominique, Jerry                    

From left: Ryan, Brianna, Ben, Kara, Dominique, Jerry                    

About the Band

The LustreLights is a dedicated group of professional musicians and entertainers who have performed in a variety of musical settings.  Whether it be a ceremony, a reception, an outdoor concert, or a corporate function, The LustreLights will always bring your party playlist to life.  From classical to jazz to pop/rock, our versatility and years of experience will ensure that your event will be the talk of the town.  And how can you enjoy all of these talented musicians without a high quality sound and lighting system?  We have an on-staff sound and lighting engineer with a state-of-the-art system that is sure to enhance your experience.         


The LustreLights mission for your event is to:

  • get all generations on the dance floor by playing your favorite hits from the 50's to current day 
  • entertain and engage you and your guests from cocktails to dinner music to the very last dance 
  • deliver a professional sound and lighting experience by employing one of the area's most in-demand sound and lighting engineers for every event
  • offer customizable packages, thorough communication and professional booking thanks to Contemporary Productions, who have over four decades of experience in producing unforgettable events 
  • deliver a dynamic, high-energy performance
  • go above and beyond to ensure client's satisfaction    

Band Leader - Kara Baldus

Kara has over eighteen years of experience playing in some of St. Louis' most popular event bands.  She has decided to step out on her own and assemble this group of talented musicians who she has worked with frequently throughout the years.  All of the musicians in the band have degrees in music and are well-respected throughout the community.  Kara has been a full-time instructor of jazz piano at Washington University in St. Louis since 2005.  Building on her valuable knowledge and versatility she and The LustreLights are confident that they can deliver an event for you to remember!      


Six Piece Band

Kara Baldus - Band Leader / Keyboards / Vocals

Brianna Brown - Lead Vocals

Dominique Price - Lead Vocals

Jerry Mazzuca - Drums

Ben Wheeler - Bass 

Ryan Wasoba - Guitar



Andrew Meyer - Trombone 

Steven Johnson - Saxophone 

Khamali Cuffie-Moore - Trumpet