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Atmosphere, décor, food and the band you hired can make or break your cocktail party. These are four things you want working for you on all cylinders. You may be serving delicious hors d’oeuvres with a décor of elegance, but what if you have hired a crappy band? The band who told you they played jazz to get the job, but don’t know popular jazz standards and play like they have not picked up their instrument in three years?

You want live professional jazz music whether as a duo, trio or quartet to enhance and contribute to the atmosphere, not detract from it. An intimate cocktail party denotes elegance, style and sophistication. The hiring of a jazz combo is a natural fit for the occasion. Sophisticated jazz offers background music without being too subdued. It also offers swinging dance music for your guests, especially for the mature crowd.


Songs from the American Songbook mixed with contemporary song fare served up in soft rhythms, bossa, swing and sprinkled with a few requested ballads for slow dancing is a recipe for a successful cocktail party. You want your guests to enjoy themselves and be able to engage in conversation. What you don’t want is a loud band who is clueless about dynamics and playing in proportion to the room. This is a dead give-a-way of a musician who is not seasoned.

Overall you want your guests to leave the party happy and smiling after enjoying themselves, thus leaving a smile on your face as the host.




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Hitting The Right Note for a Successful Cocktail Party

Hitting the Right Note for a Successful Cocktail Party

by Teri Wilson