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Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle R.
Verified review

Stevie and John did an awesome job with my party! They arrived on time with all of their equipment, didn't need anything from me, and were super professional so I could keep enjoying the night. Their list of songs was extensive and when my friends came up with songs not on the list, they learned them on the spot if possible! Stevie even figured out Santana's Maria, Maria at my dad's request so we could have a father/daughter dance. Everyone had so much fun that we are talking about all chipping in to make having a private band an annual fun event! Their lights when if got dark made it seem like we were in our own private club. Also, I didn't even realize it until the end of the night- they didn't take any breaks (except when the VERY dark rain clouds threatened!) so the music just kept going and there wasn't a lull in the fun. Stevie turned my fun graduation party into an amazing night!

Jack Philipoom
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen C.
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Jack Philipoom came to my attention at my nieces wedding reception in Williamsburg , Virginia where he was performing jazz guitar with an ensemble. It was there that I booked him for a garden party at my McLean , Virginia home. The flow and style of this extremely talented musician added an elegant ambiance to our evening. His personality is delightful, and our guests found him to be simply charming. I will definitely rehire him, and have highly recommended him to our friends.

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Blue Raccoon Tunes
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom C.
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Carey is extraordinarily well-informed in all musical styles and is very patient and good-humored as he communicates to his students a thorough grounding in musical theory. In doing so, he is very passionate about fulfilling his professional obligations to his students. In addition, he is himself an excellent jazz musician. I recommend him to any budding musician without reservation.

J Walk Music
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sasha S.
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I hired Josh and a stand up bassist to play for a work reception and dinner. They were outstanding! I received many compliments about the music and would hire them again no question. The jazz was just lovely and they were very professional and easy going. You won't be disappointed!

The Satyr Hill Band
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Dee R.
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Baltimore's Best Bluegrass band!! Fun, affordable great for any event.

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel G.
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Cameron provided the perfect background music for our party. His repertoire was exactly what I requested, mixing genres from jazz to holiday classics to contemporary/rock. He played during our cocktail hour, but we could have listened to his music all night long. Highly recommend Cameron and his guitar!

Shannon Gunn Music
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Peter L.
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Shannon of Firebird Jazz was hired by a client of mine to record trombone and was easy to work with and completely professional. Thanks Shannon!

Piano Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dana I.
Verified review

Scott Schoem is a wonderful piano teacher who has worked with my children for four years. He is a talented musician himself who shares his skills and love of music with his students. Scott always is upbeat, patient and encouraging. My children enjoy their lessons with Scott and have learned to play piano well under his tutelage. He varies the songs they learn from classic pieces to jazz, rags and blues to holiday music to keep practice time fresh and fun.

Trackside
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Paul G.
Verified review

From the first gig that I worked with Jay and Trackside, they treated me as part of the group as we worked together to create video and photos worthy of a first class regional band. He and the group have always had my requirements as a priority and keep me informed about the things necessary for me to function in My role with the band. Love working with these guys. One of the best local rock bands ever!!

Your Piano Bar
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kristina G.
Verified review

Jonathan has played for several events for me. He is one of the most gifted piano players I have ever worked with, playing with heart and passion that lights up the room! Guests and clients are always impressed with his performances. He plays everything from Jazz and Pop, to Broadway and classical.

Rags to Riches
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Java Vault C.
    Verified review

    Great band with great sound and vocals to put you back in time!

    The New Dominion Band
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Michael S.
    Verified review

    Great local band, with a larg repertoire of songs that most people know and enjoy.

    The Bob Band
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Sharon H.
      Verified review

      We had a great time when you were at Dogfish. We loved it! Funny but my friend Arlene tried to dance to "Dillon" (her quote!). I hope we get to go back there on the 11th. It was a great trip down memory lane. You guys rock! Sharon

      Xtract Band
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 2 years in business
      LaWanda K.
      Verified review

      Xtract Band was phenomenal. They were dressed nice, performed well, what more can you expect. On top of their performance, working with Clint was very easy and very professional, an all around great experience! Everyone had a great time. The music and sound they projected was perfect. I highly recommend Xtract Band for any live performances.

      Fake Flowers Real Dirt
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 6 years in business
      Mike M.
      Verified review

      Billy and co are top notch. I've known Mr. Martin for a long time and he's played many events at my place in a couple different bands. He's a consummate professional and a good dude. FFRD is unique because they don't really sound like any one band. They're a combination of quite a few different genres, people of all ages will get what they do and they are super tight for such a big band. Hire them.

      About

      The Retro-Rockets, an oldies/variety dance band, is all about making and bringing back memories. Specializing in the music of the '40s, '50s, and '60s, the Retro-Rockets can also blast off to the '70s, '80s, and beyond to bring the kind of music to your event that everyone can dance to and sing along with. The Retro-Rockets perform its unique blend of driving rock and roll songs, smooth ballads, R&B music, classic instrumentals, and even country, big band, standards, and blues numbers in venues, large and small, throughout the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. Discover the Retro-Rockets: the perfect band for any event, where people want to dance, sing, and simply enjoy themselves. They will have the audience on their feet, dancing the night away. The Retro-Rockets is available for concerts, sock hops, swing dances, fairs, festivals, dances, service organization, senior centers/programs, and church programs. Let the Retro-Rockets create some special memories at your event by gearing the playlist to the ages and interests of your audience.

      About

      New Creation School of Music teaches and coaches ages 4 to 104. Our emphasis are piano, music theory, and band instruments. Our motto is, "Music! The most fun your brain will ever have".

      • 10 years in business
      About

      I take great care and pride in being a jazz pianist and performer. This begins with my own study and practice of the instrument and extends to performing live. It is vitally important to me that I provide guests and audiences with an enjoyable and memorable musical experience.

      About

      We specialize in top-notch quality in music entertainment for both live-band occasions and/or DJ occasions as well. We also provide educational services in all branches of music, from learning how to play the piano, drums, bass guitar, lead guitar, African native instruments, and percussion instruments; we also provide vocal services to individuals and/or groups. We have been in business for the past 21 years, and our goal has always been to provide the best essential customer service! We hope to hear from you soon!

      • 8 years in business
      About

      Professional vocalist & musicians that perform all genres. We're self contained with sound system, lights and truck.

      About

      Kenney Holmes and ShowBiz is the Washington Area's foremost Wedding Act. This Band has performed at the George Bush, Bill Clinton and Obama Presidential Inaugural events. Showbiz varies from 1 to 7 members, and we are pleased to adjust the size of the band to your budget and needs. The instrumentation includes male and female vocals, a horn section and, of course, the Famous ShowBiz Rhythm Section. Kenney is an experienced and skillful Master of Ceremonies that will keep your event moving. He will organize the caterer and the photographer to make sure all will go as intended. On the rehearsal dinner with a band booking, we offer a 50% off or discounted cocktail hour. Kenney is more than happy to meet with the couples in person to help in planning. We also offer a wedding questionnaire to assist brides plan. Please go to our website, there will be endorsements, song files, songlists and more info.

      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 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.

      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.

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      Need Jazz Band Entertainment

      Washington, DC

      • Jazz type
        Fusion
      • Event type
        Office party
      • Number of guests
        100-150
      • Details
        to play a variety of music, quartet no vocals, dance music, easy listening also
      • $400
        Average price
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