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Martan Mann
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Fred B.
Verified review

Martan has been doing a wonderful job teaching my teenage son jazz piano for the past few years. Martan has a proven approach starting at the basics and advancing to very sophisticated techniques at a pace the student can handle. The techniques my son is learning are also directly applicable to playing jazz on other instruments such as the saxophone that my son also plays in his school band.

Anthony Nino Lane Band
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Mitch M.
Verified review

Nino and the band are a GREAT addition to any event. They put on an amazing show, with songs from every era. Nino was a wonderful emcee/host as well. They band is professional, and a awesome addition to my event! I would recommend the band, and I will be hiring them again.

Steve's Jazz Kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Peter D.
Verified review

Friends, I own the Capitola Mercantile. I’ve known Steve Neuman and his band members for many years. They play at my Annual Nathan’s Day Even at Capitola Mercantile for adopted kids. They play at Cava Wine bar in Capitola Mercantile. Steve and the jazz kitchen are fun, creative. I always leave his shows with a big smile. Peter Dwares

The Blackouts
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelly M.
Verified review

One of the most entertaining bands we have had! The quality is pure pro and their lead singer keeps the crowd moving...and at the bar. This is one of our go to bands and I highly recommend them for any event.

Jacqui T.
Verified review

Love the versatility of the band and how you can play various genres of music. We also really enjoyed the dance routines that band performs with the songs - this is truly unique to FSE and all our guests loved it!

Isaac and The Haze
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Ade D.
Verified review

I am so glad we found Isaac and the Haze for our wedding. Our dance floor was PACKED the whole night. All our friends and family loved them, and getting to hear them play was one of the things we were really looking forward to. They played all the most current dance music (which a lot of wedding bands don't do). Kevin also DJed our after party and was fantastic. Kevin was super helpful and flexible throughout the whole planning process, setting up a number of calls with us and always very quick to respond. He really cared a lot about the wedding. We would definitely hire them again! Thank you Isaac and the Haze!!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina W.
Verified review

Mike's band is fantastic! From start to finish, I felt I was in good hands. Mike and his band did jazz music at the brunch reception for my wedding. All the musicians are highly experienced and professional. Their music was a true highlight, setting an upbeat, jazzy ambiance for all of the guests (including myself!). They accommodated my music requests, were responsive on messages beforehand, offered a great price, and were a pleasure to work. Thank you very much to Mike and his band for making my wedding reception so special!

Mike Osborn Band
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
John D.
Verified review

The Band is exceptional! The Guitarist and lead singer is like nothing you have heard before! The whole experience with The Mike Osborn Band was AAAAAAAA++++++++++ Will hire again, and again!!

Kiefer Taylor Piano
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lauren M.
Verified review

Kiefer is an amazingly talented pianist. I hired him off of Thumbtack to play the piano at my wedding reception. I was nervous because I wanted someone who could play classical very well, but also indulge us with rock, contemporary, and soundtrack covers. Kiefer can do IT ALL and MORE! He not only did a great job playing everything on our list, but he also played back up accompaniment to my cousin who is a singer. She is in a band and was very impressed by his skill. I would highly recommend Kiefer to anyone who wants a pianist that can play it all, giving something to everyone through his gifts and talents. He is reliable, gracious and gifted. Thank you, Kiefer!

GXP Music
5.0
from 1 review
    Jesse L.
    Verified review

    Mr. Perez is an extremely talented songwriter, musician, producer, and composer. He has great skill and demonstrates it in a variety of music styles. He is also an experienced music director, leading various bands in live performances. Mr. Perez possesses great creativity and professionalism and I would totally recommend to anyone.

    • 33 years in business
    About

    The Jesse Charles Band is very interactive with their audience... from getting people up on stage to sing with us to Lindsey teaching a line dance... to Mike getting out on the dance floor with his Sax... Plus, the attention that is paid to the detail of each event - managed by Lindsey Barrow... every detail is discussed which allows the band to customize the party for each client... Above and beyond. That is our motto!

    About

    Are you looking for live music for an event or music lessons? I can help you with that. I have been working as a professional musician for over 20 years and have a large network of top-notch players to provide many styles of music for your event (swing, klezmer, bluegrass/Americana, and world music). I play with the Speakeasy 3 playing vintage swing. I play with the Sour Mash Hug Band playing swing, Americana and klezmer. I play with Moonshine Jelly playing Celtic, jazz, and folk. I have also worked as a guitar teacher with students of all ages and backgrounds. I am new to Thumbtack, so I do not have reviews yet. Please visit my websites for more information.

    About

    We are a country western band that puts on a great show and gets people up and dancing.

    • 12 years in business
    About

    Our services is outstanding and professional...we cater to whatever the client need...we are on time, perform on time and make sure our client have a great time with our music. Our music program cater to the type of venue..

    About

    We are an authentic Beach Boys Tribute Band. We follow the vocal part charts and duplicate the vocal sounds of The Beach Boys.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    From 1965 to 1973, I performed and took on the leadership with my rock band called Yellow Brick Road, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. At that time, my band enjoyed performing alongside some well-known groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. During 1974, after many years of performing with Yellow Brick Road, I moved to South San Jose. At that time, I decided to continue my passion for music and form a band with my own family and felt that it was only appropriate to call my new band "The Family." While forming a family band, My Family band performed all around the Bay Area for many years. That included the following: - The Policeman - Ball in the late 1970 While Diane Feinstein was a guest speaker on that special night, that was pretty cool.

    About

    We are a country band who will get you up and dancing. We put on a show complete with lights and 4 hours worth of non-repeat music.

    About

    County Rock band that gets the people up and dancing.

    About

    I Am a professional musician and songwriter, I have played hundreds of weddings and thousands of events. I do covers of artist ranging from: Jack Johnson,Ben Harper,John Meyer,Joe Cocker,John Lennon,Bob Dylan, And many more I am adaptable and always play to the vibe of the environment. Refined and professional and punctual.

    • 53 years in business
    About

    Quality - We have 2 Gold Records and a Grammy nomination. Credibility - We have performed in the Beach Boys' and Jan & Dean's bands. Longevity - We have performed continuously for over 45 years. We must be doing something right.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    We are a Santa Cruz based rock and roll/classic rock band specializing in weddings, corporate events, private parties i.e. birthdays, holidays, etc. We have multiple singers, strong harmonies and incredible musicianship. Lenny's Basement has carefully selected great uptempo rock and roll songs, with a few original songs thrown in for a mix of "totally danceable" and "uplifting music". They get rave reviews wherever they play. Lenny Ruckel (Guitar/Bass), Ted Porter (Guitar/Lap Steel/Mandolin/vocals), Jojo Fox(Bass/Accordion/Vocals), Lisa Gardner (Percussion/Vocals Glenn Morse (Drums/Vocals).

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is a mariachi band?

    Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

    How many mariachis can a band have?

    A mariachi band for hire can have as many players as you like. Modern mariachi bands typically have a minimum of four players with the trumpet playing a vital musical role along with stringed instruments such as the violin, guitarrón (a Mexican bass guitar with a deep body), vihuela (a Spanish stringed guitar) and guitar. Strong vocals are also an important component of mariachi bands for hire, since one or more of the players will be singing during the performance. For a truly spectacular show, you can hire a mariachi band with 15 or more players. The medley of stringed instruments, multiple trumpets, soaring vocals, and even an accordion or harp is powerful and beautiful. Mariachis typically wear the traditional costume of charros — Mexican horsemen. The look is a very regal, monotone suit, often in black or white, with silver adornments and embroidery. Mariachi bands often wear sombreros as well. Traditional mariachi bands were only made up of two or more players, according to a UNESCO report celebrating the cultural heritage of the musical style. The style of music originated in the state of Jalisco. Now the style of music is symbolic of Mexico but is celebrated all over the world, and adds a fabulous vibrancy to any group’s events, parties and weddings.

    How much does a mariachi band cost?

    A mariachi band will bring your party or event alive with their fabulous costumes, beautiful playing and strong vocals. The cost of a mariachi band for hire will depend on how many players are in the group. Each musician in a performance group needs to be paid, so pricing is usually based on the number of mariachis (musicians), the location of the event (and travel time required), and the length of the performance. Day of the week also affects cost, as does day — Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other major holidays will cost more than regular days. The national average cost for live bands of all types ranges between $740 and $1,200. Depending on where you live and regional rates for performers, you might expect to pay between $65 and $120 per hour, per player. Mariachi groups may have 12-15 players available for performance at one time, depending on your budget. Here are some examples of how the number of players affects average cost:

    • Four mariachis: $300 per hour for weeknights, $400 per hour for weekends.
    • Five mariachis: $350 per hour for weeknights, $400-$450 per hour for weekends. Weekends may have a minimum number of hours.
    • Six mariachis: $400 per hour for weeknights, $450-$500 per hour for weekends.
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