It’s free with no obligation to hire
Hired 13 times
20 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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General event / party,
Jazz / Blues
I hired Basson in the Wild for my mother’s 80th Birthday Party and they were AMAZING! I have avid jazz fans in my family and they could not stop talking about how great they were. I really enjoyed dealing with Michael as he was personable, professional and made the over all experience just wonderful. I will definitely recommend these guys for any future events and to friends and family looking for jazz band. They were absolutely incredible!!!Mar 10, 2019Verified
Wedding Jazz Band
I hired Bassoon in the Wild Band for my wedding. The music was great especially the bassoon playing in the background, it is definitely one of a kind. Highly recommendedMay 5, 2016VerifiedBassoon in the Wild's reply
Thank you Jennifer, My band Bassoon in the Wild had a great time playing for your wedding. Michael
I hired Bassoon in the Wild to play cocktail hour at my wedding. The band was amazing! we received so many compliments on the band from guests. People were really impressed we had a bassoon player!! Michael was super professional and efficient and gave a great price. I highly suggest hiring these guys!Jul 3, 2018
Michael and his trio performed at our corporate function. They played wonderfully, were punctual and added a terrific element to our party. We would hire them again in a heartbeat!May 3, 2017VerifiedBassoon in the Wild's reply
Thank you Aaron. We had a great time playing and making your party successful. Michael
Jazz Band Entertainment
We hired Michael and the Bassoon in the Wild for our Engagement Party of 35 guests and they were exceptional and extremely professional. I highly recommend hiring them for your next event. Guests complimented me on my choice in having them all night. They were flexible with our requests and stopped and started when we asked. We ended up asking them to play longer we enjoyed it so much! Thanks, Michael and gang for adding even more joy to an already joyful evening!Feb 23, 2015VerifiedBassoon in the Wild's reply
Thanks Pam. I wish you both happiness in your marriage. Michael
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Usually about $100.00 per hour per person including transportation costs.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Discuss the type of music he or she wants for the event. Go over the logistics of the venue, address, where to load in equipment and timing of breaks. Once everything is set I send the customer a contract in writing which they sign. I co-sign and send back.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I received a BFA in music performance from SUNY at Purchase in the late 70s. After college I spent 2 years busking in Paris, Amsterdam and Scotland entertaining 1000s of fans. This gave me invaluable experience as a performer and expanded my repertoire. My professional musical work continued in the states in Connecticut until I moved to NYC in the mid 80s. Over the past 15 years I have had the good fortune of working as a founding member of The Charles Mingus Orchestra and perform regularly with that group. That involvement along with working and composing for my own quartet Bassoon in the Wild has provided a creative outlet to experiment with the improvisational abilities of the bassoon. Additionally I have been asked to conduct master classes and one on one lessons for bassoonist and oboists that are curious about improvising on their instruments.