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DJConnectionLive.com
4.7
from 256 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 497 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris L.
Verified review

Nick was fantastic - great DJ...will definitely hire again!! Even though he was hired for a Sweet 16, he would be fabulous for a wedding, as well! Loved Gary, the photographer, (photo booth). Did a great job....gave out prints to the kids during the party and then received a flash drive with all the pictures when we were leaving.

Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven B.
Verified review

Absolutely perfect—that sums up our experience with Scott. We hired Scott to entertain our 40 guests at our annual holiday party in our home in Tribeca, and his skills, background and music blew away the other vendors who submitted quotes. Not only is he a wonderfully talented pianist, he is a composer, arranger and teacher. As such, he brings unparalleled skills in creating the perfect musical backdrop to any function…and our holiday soiree was no exception. Warm and welcoming in person and via email, he is professional, pleasant and aims to please. My wife & I asked Scott to prepare a set list filled with sounds of the season—and Scott prepared and performed an endless array of wonderful holiday classics infused with touches of jazz…providing the ideal mood for conversation, laughter and enjoyment. We will most certainly be booking Scott again for our private and corporate events moving forward, and strongly urge anyone looking for a fantastically talented pianist to hire him for any type of gathering, large or small.

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Sweet Harmony
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha C.
Verified review

So glad we used a harpist through Sweet Harmony! It was so easy getting in touch with Tara anytime I had a question, she was really on top of everything. We had 2 songs that we really wanted to be played, and they were able to add them into the repertoire of song choices. It was such a beautiful addition to our wedding ceremony, and I would definitely recommend Sweet Harmony to anyone looking to hire a musician.

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

This band did a great job for us. Alan was very responsive and easy to work with. The whole group was professional and friendly, and the music was great! Everyone at our event had something nice to say about the playlist and quality of the performance. Highly recommended!

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Broderson Music Studios
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanne M.
Verified review

Gary is FABULOUS! He is patient and kind, and really quite funny! Best of all, Gary can cultivate a child's natural talent for music. One of the many awesome skills Gary has is the ability to group children together to form bands. He puts bands together where the children bring out each other's musical strengths. These kids have ended up forming friendships and bonds that are long lasting. Even a shy child feels comfortable performing, after Gary's encouragement and tutelage. My oldest child, now in college, attributes his love for music to Gary. We cannot say enough positive things about Gary and encourage everyone to bring their children to Gary for music lessons.

Josh's Music Lessons
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole H.
Verified review

Josh and the band played at our wedding and did an incredible job. They played a good mix of music and we had a blast! They did different styles for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.

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Talking Machine
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen S.
Verified review

Fantastic musicians! Female/male both sing amazingly! Guitar skills are incredible! I would hire them again and again. Great people and great performance! Everyone at my party was raving about them. Almost don't want to give their number out, want to keep it to myself! Thank you so much!

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sebrena G.
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I looooove Soulful Sounds! They are my favorite band. They played at my wedding in August 2015. I'm so glad I gave them a chance. Besides picking my dress they were the best decision for my wedding. People still talk about how great the band was. My only regret was that I didn't have them play the whole night. The guys are so prefessional and they dress for the job. I highly recommend them to everyone I know. I can't wait for my next event to have Soulful Sounds play. Keep up the good work guys. I feel like they get better every time I hear them. Love Vicky

R.A.M. MUSIC
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah J.
Verified review

I have taken piano lessons from Robert for a few weeks now and my ability to read sheet music while I play, as well as understand music theory (big areas of weakness for me) have already improved significantly. He is a great instructor who understands what you need in order to become a better player, and he creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere that makes me look forward to my lesson each week. I would highly recommend Robert as a piano instructor!

partySWANK PARTYpoopers
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 27 years in business
Lisa J.
Verified review

Marla Mase is an extraordinary event planner, creator of party magic and Producer! After having been in the business for a couple of decades and working in so many different venues, types of events, parties and performances, Marla has an incredible team. She’s amassed a phenomenal, devoted group of performers, artists, designers & caterers whom she employs at all her parties, depending on need and skill set. I have worked with Marla on several creative projects and events and had a ball working with her. She is the ultimate professional, but always works in a relaxed, easygoing fashion. She is open to discussion and will always brainstorm to bring ones vision to life. Recently she produced a Rock show and party in Tribeca for me that hosted an amazing band, along with several international actors, dancers and singers. Marla hired one of her designers to transform the old Tribeca firehouse into an underworld of sea creatures and magic. It was spectacular. The food was a beautifully abundant array of hors devours and beverages. Hailing from Tribeca and having worked in the New York area for so many years for hundreds of high-end clients, Marla is truly cutting edge. She has an eye for the unique, and is able to adapt to the vision of her client. Marla really gets the job done. She’s personable and lovely and I always feel I’m in good hands with her at the helm.

Nico Padden Music
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel R.
Verified review

We were very pleased to have Nico play guitar and sing in our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. She is very professional, arrived in advance and dressed appropriately for a wedding. She asked us in details of what we need in the ceremony and the cocktail hour, and tailored the song choices to exactly what we wanted.  She recommended songs that would be good and also played my favorite, “Fools Rush In.” In a busy and stressful wedding, Nico’s professionalism made it easy and her beautiful singing made our ceremony really perfect.  My wife was so happy and several of our guests asked for her card.  We’d definitely hire her again.

Rorie Kelly
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher C.
Verified review

Here at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, I've had a number of opportunities to work with Ms. Kelly as a solo act and with her bands, in all of our different venues. Always professional, on time and a pleasure to work with! And musically outstanding as well!

Sound Chaser Band
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Chris L.
Verified review

One of the most hard working and up and coming bands on Long Island. When you listen to the band Soundchaser, you are definitely guaranteed to be entertained and to have a good time. You will not be disappointed. A truly wonderful experience!!!

Yuto Kanazawa Guitarist
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Diego D.
Verified review

My experience with Yuto, I could say, was life-changing. The amount of not only knowledge, but really feeling of what Jazz and music in general can be, was endless. Yuto treats you as a real friend, and his lessons are both very practical, but also with a theoretical foundation that really provides a real sense of what you are playing or composing. Also, Yuto, above all, is a great human being, with a big heart and passion for music. We ended up recording some things at his studio and continue to be good friends. I will always thank him and consider him to be one of the best musicians I´ve played with and hope to play again soon with him. To anyone that is looking for lessons on Jazz, or classical or any kind of music. I could, with all sincerety say, Yuto is the one for you. -Diego D.

  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory S.
Verified review

I had started getting into Latin music a little over a year ago when I met first met Nick Herman. Originally, I tried to learn to play Latin percussion (congas, bongos, timbales etc.) from books and instructional videos. I also tried lessons with a few different musicians. I was at it for months, however, I found my progress to be very slow. Eventually, I confronted Nick about lessons. After only 5 lessons, my bongo playing had improved exponentially! I would play my bongos with other musicians in the park and after one or two songs, many people would compliment me on my playing. One night I played a duet with a guitarist who would compliment me on my playing after every song. Later, I came to find out he was the leader of a salsa band who frequently performed around the city! Shortly after that I made Nick my official trainer on the bongos and cowbell! Nick Herman also leads his own band. I think anyone who is serious about learning Latin percussion would benefit greatly by having Nick as an instructor. I wish I had began lessons with him sooner!

Sound Heights Records
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren M.
Verified review

Quick and easy! We needed a voiceover recording for a nonprofit video for a big event pretty last minute - we were in and out in under an hour.

  • 50 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Larry L.
Verified review

I've seen Matt play several times at a dinner party. Big repertoire, great sound. A very talented man.

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

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!!

Liann Cline, harpist
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin S.
Verified review

I first hired Liann to play a informational class at our church. She played several pieces for the congregation and then opened the floor to answer questions regarding the harp. She was very kind and knowledgeable. We enjoyed her and her music so much that we hired her a second time to play the Christmas Eve service. Her prelude music was absolutely beautiful. Her accompaniment to the choirs singing was perfect. She was a true professional in every way and I cannot wait to hire her for our next big church event.

Anthem
5.0
from 1 review
  • 31 years in business
John S.
Verified review

Hired Anthem for a birthday party and it went great. They sound exactly like the bands they cover and put on a great show. They're pro, no goofy embarrassing talk between songs and the price was right. The sound was great and they DJ'd during the breaks. Would definitely rehire. Thanks guys!

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for big bands in Ossining

Need a Jazz Band for a Wedding Reception

Litchfield, CT

  • Number of guests
    51-75
  • Music genre desired
    Fusion Jazz: No, Big band or swing: No, Modern Jazz: No, Blues: No, Classical: No, Brass: No
  • Details
    It is a brunch wedding reception from 12-4.
  • $2000
    Average price

Need Reggae Band Entertainment on Aug. 10, 2013

Amagansett, NY

  • Music genre desired
    Other (Reggae)
  • $1075
    Average price
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