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Al Louis Entertainment
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
Leticia J.
Verified review

DJ Al did a fantastic job. He was early to set up, organized and tidy. Very respectful and professional. An outstanding job with the music!! He kept the party going to the very end and read the crowd PERFECTLY. He made the night one of the very best I’ve seen. You’re looking at many options, but I assure you Al is the very best! Hire him, you won’t regret it. Al, thank you for your hard work and talent, it was great working with you!

Jimi Durso
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander M.
Verified review

I've played with Jimi since the first time I picked up the instrument (bass for 11 years). Lessons with him enabled me to play in big bands and small ensembles at the college level, as well as have a steady stream of gigs when I was in school. His method of teaching is sadly growing rarer and rarer in private lesson study. Rather than mandate to the student rote musical examples which are a.) boring and b.) relate nothing about learning actual music, Jimi's approach is a holistic one that has faith in pupil's drive and intelligence. He demonstrates aspects of music theory fundamentals, and then has the student utilize the formulas he has imparted to extrapolate the rest, with his guidance of course. If the student has trouble, Jimi instructs to fill in the gaps but never spoon feeds. This method insures the student actually learns and internalizes the information, rather than becomes an automaton. Moreover, Jimi encourages the students to bring in pieces that they actually like to play! So instead of spending months hammering out a highly diluted version of a Bach morning song, the student can bring in pieces by Zep, the Strokes, the Black Keys, Rihanna, whatever! Jimi then instructs through elucidating the music theory fundamentals within the songs that drew the student to the instrument in the first place! Jimi is professional, yet laid back. I have continued my friendship with him after studying and going on to professional life. He's just a good dude to know. Lastly, and this should be the last thing you consider. Jimi's rates are always reasonable. For private study in college, I paid 3-4 times as much for a lesson as what I paid when taking a lesson with Jimi. I hope you Long Islander aspiring musicians realize what a gem you have there.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alfred B.
Verified review

Sean and his band provided ideal lively jazz music at a local event. They were super easy to communicate with beforehand, and they played beautifully to a large very appreciative crowd. I strongly recommend them.

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melanie H.
Verified review

We had a low turn out due to the weather, but the music made it all better! We absolutely made the best decision choosing this band! They are professional, full of personality and extremely talented! The first of many events to come!

  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
PJ C.
Verified review

Wayne Batchelor is a top notch musician, and his trio is nothing short of remarkable. They are prompt, professional, and with their music are able to make any event extra special. Personally Wayne is a true gentleman and very easy to speak and have a rapport with, and working with him is not only extremely easy, but is also a joy as well. Hire this group TODAY for your event, party, wedding reception, etc.

Around Town Entertainment
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Kim S.
Verified review

Was best man at a wedding and just hired Around Town Entertainment for my wedding this coming July. Can't wait, the best band and most professional in NYC that we spoke with!

Joe DiVita
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Michele C.
Verified review

I don't hire bands that often but Joe made me feel that he had everything under control. He showed up earlier than we had arranged and had a big smile on his face. His music was fabulous and he brought his dad who plays the accordion for that extra special touch. The range of music was fabulous. He knew when to play what for the mood of the party. He and his partner were outstanding. I highly recommend them.

Sound Heights Records
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jer H.
Verified review

Great place, clean, good location and amazing Hammond organ! Perfect for live bands and recording sessions.

Nathan Garrett Live Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Svitlana G.
Verified review

The best band we have ever had a pleasure to work with!!! The most professional, the friendliest and with the most beautiful sound!!! For the last 4 years we have hired different bands and this one is hands down THE BEST!!!

Jeff Cerzosie
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian S.
Verified review

I Love working with Jeff and all of his bands and bandmates! He's very easy to work with, very fair and reasonable. He and all of his bands play great and give it their all every time they play!

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!

The Verdict
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff A.
Verified review

The Verdict played at our welcome dinner in VT the night before our wedding for around 150 guests. They were amazing, and exceeded our already sky-high expectations. We and our guests had an awesome time, and we have The Verdict to thank for it! They are extremely talented musicians, and you can tell they love to play together; there is a soul to their music that is not typical of most bands. They really read the mood of the crowd and make sure everyone is having a good time – they played softer background music during cocktail hour and dinner, and then switched to dancing music after dinner that got everyone out on the dance floor. They are true entertainers – getting everyone at the event out of their seats dancing, laughing and celebrating. John, the band leader, was a pleasure to work with and was extremely flexible and responsive. He answered all our questions beforehand and worked with us to make sure the evening was exactly what we wanted. They sound amazing – their song list is extensive and varied, and they can play anything from roots reggae to pop with a great reggae vibe. We highly recommend the Verdict for any party or event – they were a pleasure to work with and will make sure everyone has an AWESOME time. -Emma & Jeff

Paladin Studios
5.0
from 6 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.

Alex Madeline
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Etienne M.
    Verified review

    My name is Etienne Monsaingeon, I work as film composer and pianist. I worked and hired Alexandre to play for my band and to record on my film scores. He is very reliable, always on time and prepared. Very professional with a great musicality. He will always try to serve the music and to make the work session easy.

    Nick West
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Lorna M.
    Verified review

    Nick was the best! We had a cocktail party at our house and his 2 group band was just what we needed, playing smooth jazz and setting a wonderful mood for the party. Punctual, professional, friendly, and an excellent musician too. I'll be rehiring in the future.

    déjàvu music
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Risa K.
    Verified review

    Dejavu music is great!! They played for my wedding and it was such a great vibe. They knew all the hit songs that we loved and they could play any kind of genre that we requested from jazz, pop, motown, etc. I recommended them to my other friends and also I'm gonna call them again for my birthday party!!! :) such a great band.

    David Easton Music LLC
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    Jim B.
    Verified review

    David and his band are the complete package...excellent new and familiar music, well executed with a very professional manner. Well rehearsed and articulated music.

    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

    • 28 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Seth B.
    Verified review

    I hired Andy to play at my restaurant many times. I have known Andy for over a decade now, and I associate him with some of the best bands in town. When he plays solo he is respectful of his audience and plays an excellent range of music. He is definitely a crowdpleaser. And I can always count on him to arrive on time and play for as long as we agreed that he would play. I recommend him highly – and look forward to working with him again.

    Piano lessons
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Renata T.
    Verified review

    Polina is an excellent piano teacher. She helped me progress to the level of skills that I am proud of. She pays attention to details and works with you patiently on your errors. I was able to perform solo and in a jazz band in my school with her help. She has taught me for over 10years. I would recommend her highly.

    Sevestet S.
    Verified review

    Diand gitesha and outstanding jazz trio has worked a couple of times at several parties i have produced and her performance and that of her band members have all been of top quality. I highly recommend her.

    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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