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Top Eight Tips For Hiring a Jazz Band

Updated: Jun 3, 2023

Harrison Jazz Band
Harrison Jazz Band

Are you considering hiring a jazz band for your event in the Tampa Bay area?

Our band, The Harrison Jazz Ensemble has been servicing the Tampa Bay area for a decade now and we’ve worked with lots of bands, some good and some not so hot.

Here’s the top eight things to look for in hiring a jazz band for your upcoming event in sunny Tampa Bay:

1. Musical Ability: Look for a jazz band with exceptional musical abilities, including technical proficiency, creativity, and improvisational skills.

2. Experience: Ensure that the jazz band has a wealth of experience performing at events similar to yours.

3. Repertoire: Check that the band has an extensive and varied repertoire, including classic jazz standards, contemporary jazz, and popular music.

4. Professionalism: Choose a jazz band that is reliable, punctual, and professional in their dealings with clients, event planners, and vendors.

5. Flexibility: Look for a jazz band that can be flexible with their performance, such as adjusting their sound level or playing an extra set if needed.

6. Appearance: Ensure that the jazz band looks professional and well-presented, as their appearance can enhance the overall atmosphere of your event.

7. Communication: Choose a jazz band that communicates effectively and promptly, answering all your questions and addressing any concerns you may have.

8 Price: While price shouldn't be the sole deciding factor, ensure that the jazz band's fees are reasonable and transparent, without any hidden costs or surprises.

Our mission is to match all of the above important criteria in our operations.

We’d love to hear about your vision for your event to see if we can help you achieve it.

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