2023 Events Calendar – How To Add Live Jazz to Your Event
It's possible you wouldn't consider the idea of hiring a jazz band as a first option for an event if you're not a big fan of the genre. However, a live jazz band these days is usually more versatile with a mix of classic jazz, some popular film/TV tunes and the odd pop song as well. And they won't be playing complex modern jazz that could alienate a lot of your guests. They understand that the popular tunes are those that will be best received at the average event.
One of the main reasons for choosing it is for being classy, relaxed and yet not too informal. So it's a great choice for drinks receptions, networking events and wedding receptions. It's versatile and we find that some of our clients want the swinging 30s/40s style jazz. They'll choose a clarinet over a sax for it to sound more retro. Others are happy with a simple and elegant sax and piano jazz duo. Most of our events are in and around London. Central London itself is full of venues that lend themselves to live jazz. Whether it's the classy Claridge's, The Savoy or many of the other classy venues, a smartly dressed and talented jazz bands will add a very positive accent to the atmosphere.
It's really easy to forget just how important live music is for adding the finishing touches to an event. Once you've got beautiful flowers and decor, as well as delicious food and drinks, you then require entertainment. Live music brings everything up in terms of the buzz in the room. Lots of people talking in a room is always pleasant but when accompanied by live music, it's even better. Jazz is a good style of music for versatile volume also. If you're in a very large reception room or Ballroom, then you could go the whole hog and have a larger band with brass and a drummer. In a smaller room a pared down jazz swing trio of clarinet, guitar and bass would be more effective.
Either way, our clients often ask will the music overpower the chat in the room, so guests have to shout, and the answer is a resounding no! We can tailor the number of musicians to the number of guests and most bands use small amps which are very easy to control so can be turned up or down according to the level of conversation in the room, as well as the general acoustics.
Get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements.