I ask for a security deposit of 50% total cost for private events. My solo hourly rate is $150/hour for private events, and $200/hour for a duo. Rates vary based on custom projects or public venues.
The client sends me an inquiry with project details and I respond with availability and interest. We set up a phone call or correspond over email to discuss details (song requests, acoustic or electric setup, PA system, price, number of performers). When the event details are finalized I ask for a security deposit for private events, and for large weddings and venues we finalize the contract. I send practice videos and status updates leading up to the event, and hopefully get to know you a little prior to performing.
Studied music at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and received a Bachelor's in Psychology. Jazz alto saxophonist from 2014-2019.