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 doing!"  The comment our clients most often hear is: "The band is fantastic - 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 saxophone player in our swinging Jazz Quartet.  If space and budget is key, we can easily perform as our Jazz Duo with upright bass with 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 Swing, Standards, & Soul 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: dark 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 like providing a tent or covered area - plus securing access to a dedicated electrical outlet.

Can we use your microphone?  

Yes!  Depending on the location & venue, we can supply a professional microphone & speaker for your toasts & speeches plus help make introductions & special announcements.

Can you DJ our dance party?

Although we have DJ'd hundreds of rocking parties in the past, we are no longer offering these services.      

Do you provide lights?

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

Do you have a singer?

Our specialty - and passion - is performing instrumental jazz music in the timeless tradition of the greats.  If you're looking for a band with a vocalist, we'd be happy to offer recommendations from our network of professional musicians.

 How do we book you?

Please reach out to check our availability and to discuss your musical ideas & logistical needs to make sure we're the right group for you.  We require a nonrefundable booking fee to reserve your date and to book our favorite musicians.  We stay in communication in the months and weeks leading up to your big day finalizing all the details, updates, important and requests.