Frequently Asked Questions

 

What type of music do you play? 

We play cool, hip jazz - the perfect musical backdrop to your upscale & sophisticated social. 

All of our musicians are extremely talented and bring a lifetime of dedication to their craft.  We approach the music respectfully, intelligently, and artistically.  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 guys are playing!"  The comment our couples 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 Cadillac Jazz Trio with upright bass, drums, and piano (we bring a keyboard if your venue doesn’t have a piano).  We also feature an awesome sax player in our soulful and swinging Cadillac Jazz Quartet.  If budget or space is key, we can easily perform as our bluesy Cadillac Jazz Duo with upright bass & guitar.

How long do you play? 

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

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 in the same location as your reception.

Do you perform for same-sex celebrations?

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

What do you wear?  

For most events we wear formal attire: dark suit & tie.  Outdoors, jacket & tie may be optional based on weather.  Either way, we always look sharp.

Do you play outdoor events?

Yes!  However, when organizing an outdoor event, it's essential to plan for adequate coverage from the elements.  We also require access to a dedicated electrical outlet near the performance area.  

Can we use your microphone?  

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

Can you DJ our party?

In addition to performing exquisite live music, we have DJ'd hundreds of rocking parties and currently offer a tasteful MC/DJ service ideally suited for smaller size gatherings and spaces.  We work with our couples to curate a fun, upbeat list of their very favorite artists and songs.  Unlike typical wedding DJ's, we step back and let the music do the talking. 

Do you provide lights?

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

Do you have a singer?

Our passion is performing in the timeless tradition of the great jazz instrumentalists.  This makes us the ideal choice for your cocktail, dinner, & social reception.  If your heart is set on a group with a vocalist, we can offer recommendations from our network of pro bands and musicians.

 How do we book you?

Please reach out to check our availability and let us know your basic timeline, details, and expectations.  We're happy to discuss options and offer a price quote at no obligation to you.  We require a nonrefundable booking fee to reserve your date and hold our favorite musicians.  We stay in touch in the months and weeks leading up to your big day, finalizing all details.  Don't wait - please call on us today!