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 very special occasion.
All of our musicians are incredibly talented and bring a lifetime of dedication to their craft. When we play for an upscale event, we approach the music respectfully, intelligently, and tastefully. In fact, one of the compliments we most often hear comes from folks who tell us: “We don’t usually listen to jazz - but we absolutely love what you are doing!” The comment our clients most often receive is: “The music is incredible - where did you find these guys?"
How big is the group?
Our most popular configuration is our Cadillac 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 Cadillac Jazz Quartet. If space and budget is key, we can easily perform as our Cadillac Jazz Duo with upright bass and jazz guitar.
How long do you play?
Every event has a different timeline so we remain flexible. The cocktail "hour” could last 75-90 minutes, while a quiet dinner set might only be 30-45 minutes. If you’d like the musicians to stay later, our Cadillac Quartet performs a set of classy, instrumental Swing & Standards for an elegant evening of dancing and listening.
Can you play for our wedding ceremony?
Yes! Our pianist performs a beautiful repertoire of solo classical, jazz, and romantic pop during your Prelude (guest 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 and location 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?
We 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 a tent or covered patio - plus access to a nearby dedicated outlet.
Can we use your microphone?
Yes! We can supply a professional microphone for your toasts & speeches.
Can you DJ our dance party?
Yes! In addition to our outstanding live music, we can provide a fantastic sound system and spin a mix of fun, upbeat music - perfect for all ages. Our compact, powerful setup is geared toward more intimate gatherings in smaller venues - ideally up to 75 guests.
Do you provide lights?
Our focus is on the music! If your venue doesn't include a lighting in their event space, they can usually make referrals to approved production companies and DJs that specialize in decor & lighting packages.
Do you have a singer?
Our specialty - and passion - is performing "strictly instrumental" jazz music. If you're looking for a dance party band with vocalists, please let us know and we'd be happy to offer recommendations from our professional network.
How do we book you?
Please reach out ASAP to confirm that we are available on your date - and let's discuss your musical & logistical needs to make sure we're the right group for you! We'll email you a draft of our quote for your review before you commit. We require a nonrefundable booking fee to reserve the date and book our favorite musicians for your party. The balance is typically due on or before the event date - depending on how you're paying (we take cash, checks, & credit cards). We stay in communication in the months & weeks leading up to your big day finalizing all the details, itinerary updates, important announcements, special requests, etc.