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JD Dorland Music
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Hans O.
Verified review

JD provided just what I was looking for--a range of options and theories for improvising in jazz keyboard. I'm self-taught, and JD was very patient with what I didn't know.

The Aqua-Nets
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alka S.
Verified review

I came across the Aqua-Nets at a charity event where they were playing 80's music. I had been debating having a 50th birthday party and having thoroughly enjoyed my evening, I booked the band for my party. The band manager made the planning very easy. The band were professional and really created a great atmosphere for my party. All my guests had a great time and mentioned how they hadn't danced in years. I would highly recommend the Aqua-Nets for your event. The performers will entertain your guests and I have no doubt they will make your event a complete success.

The Michael Benson Band
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Ted S.
    Verified review

    Michael Benson Band played at our wedding last month. The band is awesome. They did everything from wedding music for the ceremony, our special requests for our dance, to Frank Sinatra jazz music during cocktail hour, to modern dance music covers until midnight. Friend's and family are still talking about how great the band was. They transition from one song to the next just like a DJ. My great friend in the entertainment industry was impressed by the bands endurance. They kept everybody out on the dance floor for our entire party! Finally, they really only took two short breaks, one during dinner that was barely noticed, and one brief one after 2 hours of pretty intense dancing. They were well worth the money. I highly recommend hiring them for your event.

    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Tracey L.
    Verified review

    David is a very knowledgeable musician and teacher. I have had lessons from him in both music theory and a band setting. As a band leader he is outstanding and has helped me to understand the theory behind improv soloing. In the study of music theory he is a vault of knowledge and has broken things down to the smallest part so that beginners like me can start learning and USING the info in practice. The book he wrote is well laid out and very useful both in organization of theory and tools for practice on saxophone.

    Skyler Mehal
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Nathan Z.
    Verified review

    Skyler is an amazing player and an amazing teacher. Without him, there's no way I could have been accepted to Berklee College of Music. He introduced me to music theory, the world of jazz, and so much more. I have wonderful memories of the time I spent learning from Skyler. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to take their playing and knowledge to the next level.

    Charlotte Dike
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Laila G.
    Verified review

    Charlotte played my wedding in Oregon. I gave her a budget and the style I was looking for and she found a group to accompany her that was perfect. They played jazz and a piano solo for the ceremony and country for the reception. It was exactly what I wanted. She was very professional and gave me peace of mind by taking care of things before I could even think about them. I would highly recommend her services.

    Ron Newman, Pianist
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 24 years in business
    Guitar Cafe P.
    Verified review

    Ron is up visiting his friend Craig Alden Dell in Silverdale, WA, much to our delight, he was willing to step in and assist in doing a performance that Craig was originally scheduled for, but came down sick! What an amazing performance from a true professional! He joined another one of our 'favorites', Ray Wood on guitar. They both have a love for standards and Jazz and really brought the house down in our small venue, Guitar Cafe. We've booked him again and can't wait to have Ron back! thanks again Ron

    Ian Skavdahl Music
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Brendan K.
    Verified review

    I use Ian for our monthly music and all of our Wine Club releases as well. He is always professional, easy to work with, and always demanded by our guests to come back. If you are looking for the perfect sound, from a dependable musician, look no further. I highly recommend Ian (and his band if you have the space for it) for any event. He can rock any room, and he can also serenade any audience as well. He also brings an audience with him, and his sound draws in anybody within range. And unlike a lot in his profession; he is dependable and always incredibly easy to work with. Thank you Ian!

    Mystro Music
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 48 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Janet S.
    Verified review

    I was a piano student with Larry Schacher for two years. I had classical training but was interested in learning about jazz, blues, and improvisation. I was nervous to start, but Larry soon put me at ease, helping me transition to the new style I was attempting to learn. Larry teaches with patience and understanding while keeping the process entertaining and challenging.

    Music Performance
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
      Lynne V.
      Verified review

      I hired this jazz combo to play during the reception at my wedding and they were fantastic! They showed up on time, they were very professional, musically they were tight, and they came practiced and prepared! Not only did they perform above and beyond the day of, but they also took time to talk with me and make sure we were all on the same page of what I was expecting from them and the style I was hoping for. I didn't really have specific song requests, but mostly just explained the style I was going for and left it up to them to put together a good mix. They did not disappoint! They met my expectations and went above and beyond, and they really put that final touch on the reception that I was hoping for! :) I highly recommend them!!

      Rafael Tranquilino Band
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
        Connie R.
        Verified review

        The Rafael Tranquilino Band is one of the most versatile and exciting bands I have ever seen. Rafael's guitar work is inspired and he never ceases to blow me away! He also never plays a song the same way twice. You just never know what he's going to do. He is my favorite guitarist! Leah Tussing's vocals are this very cool combination of jazzy blues that brings a completely new vibe to every song she sings. Love her! They are a dynamic duo with some of the most talented rhythm sections in the PNW. I never miss seeing them when they are in Tacoma.

        Ed Mays Groove Kitchen
        5.0
        from 4 reviews
        • 7 years in business
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Lara P.
        Verified review

        They literally made the party and everyone talked about how awesome the band was. Great musicians, great people, flexible and fun. Would recommend them in a heartbeat and will definitely hire them for my next party (whenever that will be)

        • 12 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Evan P.
        Verified review

        Knowledgeable, encouraging, patient, & prompt. Having come from a very small musical background Nathaniel was extremely helpful in laying down a solid foundation for how to play the guitar and how to view music in general. Nathaniel clearly has a deep understanding of musical theory and performance. His lessons are structured around what you want to pursue, but at a pace and with material that is challenging, fun, and rewarding to complete. If you are looking for a teacher that is serious about music, experienced and poses the ability to help you reach your musical goals, whether that be increasing your aptitude with an instrument or studying complex theory, I would strongly suggest Nathaniel.

        The Highsteppers
        5.0
        from 3 reviews
        • 4 years in business
        Jeremy G.
        Verified review

        They did the best classics, and new stuff too, it was so fun! So nice to have a real live band and not a DJ. We were getting compliments on the band all night. Such a great time! Thanks Highsteppers, you rock.

        Lindstrom and Company
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 3 years in business
        Rick J.
        Verified review

        Lindstrom and Company are truly great performers and musicians. They can be the highlighted talent, or perform as house music. They are capable of mastering a wide selection of music that easily makes them art for any occasion. You will never be dissapointed in hearing them perform.

        • 10 years in business
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Hazel M.
        Verified review

        Jan was excellent to deal with. Very prompt and efficient and a talented musician.

        BLEEDING TREE
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 3 years in business
        Jennifer B.
        Verified review

        I hired Detour Band for a private party in Everett! They had a lot of energy and I loved how the songs were mixed together. They did a great job at playing music in between their sets and had awesome lighting! I was very satisfied and would definitely hire them again and would recommend them to everyone!! I loved how the singer got out and danced with the crowd in between her sets.. So much energy!! I love Detour!!

        About

        We provide a full-service band for weddings and events as well as the DJ and sound. We want your party or event to be the best it can be, and we are here to help.

        • 19 years in business
        About

        Whatever your event is, whether corporate to private function to wedding or house concert, we bring you the best and talented jazz artists on the West Coast! We’re flexible in group size from solo to duo to trio, from instrumental to vocals. Book us now!

        About

        I guess that would depend on which service we're referring to here; as far as karaoke goes I feel that it's because I add to the performance of the singer by playing assorted instruments, backing vocals, and an above average mix. These things combine to create a much more authentic feel for a singer. As far as instruction, I use a much more informal and flexible style that I feel is less rigid for a new student and allows for more creativity and enhanced advancement.

        • 34 years in business
        About

        The Craig Lawrence Band is the Northwest's premier party band and has been creating the elements of great dancing and good times for private functions since 1984. We pride ourselves in providing the perfect music selections for your function, whether it is a wedding ceremony/wedding reception, private party, or corporate event. We are able to play everything from soft background dinner music to high-energy rock, including the most current hits. Our band was just selected as the best wedding band of 2013 at Mywedding, and we were in the winning category for Evening Magazine's best wedding/party bands for Western Washington. We are known for pleasing the crowd and packing the dance floor from the very start of the evening until the final dance. We appeal to all ages because of our ability to perform such a large variety of music, which includes the following: current hits, classic rock, oldies rock, big band, swing, Motown, disco, funk, country, jazz, Latin and ethnic music.

        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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        Need Jazz Band Entertainment

        Port Angeles, WA

        • Jazz type
          Fusion, Modern
        • Event type
          General event/party
        • Number of guests
          75-100
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