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DJConnectionLive.com
4.7
from 260 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 516 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Celeste C.
Verified review

We loved having Sailing Stone perform at our farm. The band has a beautiful sound whether singing their original songs or performing a cover song. The way they harmonize together is mesmerizing. The crowd seemed to think so, too. We look forward to booking them again!

Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie K.
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Your jazz band was even better than what we were hoping for! It added just the touch we wanted - and such a fun group! Thank you! Can't wait to hear you again.

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Francis Hon, DMA
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cotter P.
Verified review

Amazing teacher with a vast knowledge of jazz music. Highly recommended

Josh's Music Lessons
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jason H.
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I briefly took guitar lessons from Josh. I wanted to learn to play with other musicians and improvise, and his jazz background is what caught my attention. The sessions were informative and Josh was very encouraging. I had to stop unexpectedly but what I learned in the few lessons I took was very helpful and got me out of the rut I fall into while practicing on my own.

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Soulful Sounds Entertainment
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ewarton M.
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This was one of those situations where you read through 100 reviews, find a company wit great feedback, and then use that company and see the reviews were correct. Soulful Sounds played and sang live music for my Wedding Ceremony and my Cocktail Hour. They were AMAZING! I got so many compliments on how great my band was. I gave them songs to learn about two months before the wedding, and they really got together to learn and practice the songs. This is the band you want at your event.

Nico Padden Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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I follow Nico's gigs as regularly as possible and have been doing so ever since her fledgling days as a singer song-writer. I love her original music as it has captivating melodies and heartfelt lyrics . She is quite tenacious in getting herself "out there" and in so doing, she leaves me breathless with all the things she does to promote her talents at any one time. I like to go with friends to hang out at her various gigs and be entertained by her while casually enjoying good food rather than a cover band with very loud music. Nico is a very talented singer and musician who plays different instruments equally well.

Sound Heights Records
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jer H.
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Great place, clean, good location and amazing Hammond organ! Perfect for live bands and recording sessions.

Purple Room Music & Studio
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Juanga L.
Verified review

Working with Mr. Stachel has been such a great experience! He has the wisdom, knowledge and profesionalism to guide you into maximize your results while recording, performing or composing. As a performer he is one if the great musicians I have ever met and work with. His wide musical knowledge and his control of Music theory and technology makes him a perfect combination between a amazing performer, educator and producer. He is truly a Master musician! 100% recommended. Juanga Lakunza Jazz Trombone Player, Composer

Tim Chernikoff Jazz
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jessie J.
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Tim and his jazz quartet were very professional! They are top-notch musicians who performed a wide variety of favorite selections. I would definitely hire them again. Bravo!!!

Select Jazz
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Alex H.
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Elegant and sophisticated music! The band was very professional and kind. I would definitely call them again!

The Jersey SureCats Band
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sue B.
Verified review

The band I hired originally fell through and the jersey shore cats were right there to pick up the pieces. The music they played was very relaxing and a good party vibe. Great voices. The lead singer can preform himself at your event and every one would still love it. Great guy! Value was awesome they were Worth every penny! Would definitely hire them again!

Jonathan Kalb
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Darren S.
Verified review

Just started and find that Jonathan is very talented and patient. Never felt this comfortable trying to learn guitar from a teacher before. I am an experienced player and can confidently say he can teach blues both pick and finger style as well as jazz and rock. Peace fellow musicians.. Darren.

Paladin Studios
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen K.
Verified review

Chanan was a joy to work with! Knowledgeable and skilled and very creative. He helped produce a record of sacred music for me and also provided back up guitar for my band when needed a few times in Dallas. He is an exceptional engineer and guitar player with a fine ear for detail.

Sarah Goldstone
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bianca M.
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I came to Sarah with a goal of wanting to accompany myself as a singer, instead of having to rely on a guitarist or a band. In less than a year I played my first solo show. Sarah has prepared me to play solo, with a band, how to rearrange songs, how to read sheet music and so much more. Every lesson I learn something different. She’s made learning piano fun and interesting. Sarah is very patient, kind and extremely talented. I’d never go anywhere else!

Peter Lin (The Lintet)
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marcy T.
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Peter is a great teacher! He's very attentive as a teacher, incredibly knowledgeable about jazz in particular, and is a fantastic teacher of technique. He is also a very kind, talented person with a great capacity for understanding his students' goals.

Helene's Notes
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon W.
Verified review

Helene was my piano teacher from kindergarten through high school. She taught me how to read, understand, play and love music. Furthermore, my early -and in-depth- start with piano prepared me for years of trumpet in various advanced bands. Although I am not currently taking lessons, I still sit down to play piano whenever I get the chance. I'll play anything from Bach to Beethoven to Josh Groban to new and classic Disney - really anything I'm in the mood for. Helene's teaching has made me proficient enough in piano and music in general such that I can truly enjoy playing. Thanks Helene!!

Peter & the Master Keys
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Phil C.
Verified review

Peter and his band were true professionals and exactly what we wanted for our New Orleans jazz theme. He even added a banjo player at our request. They were accommodating and most of all GREAT musicians. I would hire them again. -Phil C, Caldwell, NJ

Lonnie Leibowitz Music
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 38 years in business
Dorian C.
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I worked with Lonnie for ten years, from when i began my studies in jazz piano at age 11 until I went to college at Berklee School of Music in Boston. We worked in all the different aspects of music, from jazz improvisation and interpretation, to how to play with ensembles, as well as orchestrating and arranging. I always admired Lonnie's willingness to work with me on what i wanted to work on. As a young musician my creativity was pretty boundless and it was hard to get me to learn music in a conventional way. Lonnie showed me how important it was to listen to music in order to learn. I received the right amount of motivation and guidance from my lessons with Lonnie to propel me into a life of musical work, as i currently make a living as a freelance composer in Los Angeles. I owe a lot to my teachings as a young musician and I heartily recommend Lonnie's services as a music instructor. I can be reached at 310 729 3866 or at dcharnis@gmail.com

Saxophone Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Francesca F.
    Verified review

    Teacher and lessons are fantastic, with Francesco I learn all about jazz: music, history and great musicians. Every time I can I always try to have lessons with him. Super recommended!

    Steve Lacey Music lessons
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Arthur B.
    Verified review

    Before Steve moved to NYC, I had close to a dozen guitar lessons with him. At age 72, I decided to supplement my love for singing with knowing how to play the guitar. I have been successful learning. Steve's expertise served as a catalyst for me to "move out of my comfort zone." I've played at least 10 open mic nights and felt relatively successful singing and playing simultaneously. I've formed a band at the Georgetown, MA. VFW Post 7608. (see photo included). I'm the chap with the white hat on the right. I enthusiastically endorse Steve Lacey.

    Jacquelyn West Jazz Band
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Vernon W.
    Verified review

    Excellent musicians with a flair for bringing life to the Jazz Standards with the great musicianship of the band, but especially the vocals of Jacquelyn West, which are sublime. Her voice is evocative of a time when fine dining, dressing elegantly, and the utmost care went into a night out. Jacquelyn's stage presence and the sound of her voice, which sounds reminiscent of Billy Holiday, creates a gentle web of sound that draws one into the song, making the whole experience one that is unforgettable.

    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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