Frequently Asked Questions

 

What type of music do you play? 

We specialize in playing cool, hip, straight ahead jazz - the perfect musical backdrop to your sophisticated social. 

All of our musicians are incredibly talented and bring a lifetime of dedication to their craft.  We approach the music respectfully, intelligently, and tastefully.  In fact, one of the compliments we most often receive comes from guests who tell us: "We don’t usually listen to jazz - but we absolutely love what you are playing!"  The comment our clients most often hear is: "This is the best band we've ever heard at a wedding!  Where did you find these guys?"

How big is the group? 

Our most popular configuration is our classic Jazz Trio with upright bass, drums, and piano (we provide a keyboard if your venue doesn’t have a piano).  We also feature an awesome horn player in our soulful & swinging Cadillac Quartet.  If space and budget is key, we can easily perform as our Jazz Duo with upright bass & guitar.

How long do you play? 

Every party has a different timeline so we remain flexible. The cocktail "hour” could be 90 minutes, while a quiet dinner set might only last 30.  If you’d like the musicians to stay later, our Cadillac Quartet kicks off the party with your first dances and a classy set of Standards & Soulful Jazz.

Can you play for our wedding ceremony? 

Yes!  Our pianist performs a beautiful repertoire of solo classical, jazz, and romantic pop during your Prelude (seating), plus select pieces for your Processional (entrance) & Recessional (exit).  This works best for us when your ceremony is being held at the same venue as your reception.

Do you perform for same-sex marriages?

Yes!  The only discrimination we practice is our refined taste in music.

What do you wear?  

Formal attire: suit & tie. For outdoor events, we wear upscale casual attire with jacket & tie optional based on the weather. Either way, we always look sharp.

Can you play in the rain?

Electricity and precipitation just don't mix!  When considering live music at your outdoor event, it's essential to plan for adequate coverage from the elements like a large tent or covered patio - plus we require access to a dedicated electrical outlet nearby.

Can we use your microphone?  

Yes!  Depending on the logistics at the venue, we can supply a nice microphone & speaker for your toasts & speeches, plus we can help with your big introductions & important announcements.

Can you DJ our party?

Although we have rocked hundreds of DJ dance parties, we are no longer offering this service.   

Do you provide lights?

Our focus is on the music!  If your venue doesn't include creative lighting in their event space, they can usually make referrals to approved production companies who provide specialty lighting & decor.

Do you have a singer?

Our passion is performing swinging music in the timeless tradition of the great jazz instrumentalists.  If your heart is set on a vocalist, we'd be happy to offer recommendations from our pro network of bands and musicians.

 How do we book you?

Please reach out to check our availability and let us know your basic timeline and music expectations to make sure we're the right group for you.  We're happy to provide options and a price quote at no obligation to you.  We typically require a nonrefundable booking fee to hold your date and to hire our favorite musicians.  We stay in touch in the months and weeks leading up to your big day, finalizing all the details and very special requests. Call on us today!