-Elegant and sophisticated music to create the perfect atmosphere for your special event.
The group performs instrumental jazz standards, and consists of piano and upright bass.
Artisan Jazz will PAY ALL GIGMASTERS FEES if you hire through the Gigmasters website. To inquire about pricing, please click on the "request a free quote/contact" button located at the top and bottom of this page. Artisan Jazz will respond within 24 hours with a quote for your event and answers to any questions you may have. The quote is totally free and you are under no obligation to hire Artisan Jazz.
Upon request, Artisan Jazz can perform as a trio(piano,bass and drums)
Thank you for your interest in Artisan Jazz.
"As a family of professional musicians, we have high expectations and standards for performers, and we were absolutely thrilled with the Artisan Jazz duo! Their variety of music was top-notch, and they really added a lot of class to the rehearsal dinner. They were always quick to respond via email, and were set up in plenty of time. They were professional, talented, and I'd love to have them for another event! Easy to work with and enjoyable to listen to. Five stars all around!"
Devon H. Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, 9/22/2012
Frequently Asked Questions:
*Do we need to have a piano?
If a piano is not available, the group can provide a professional, authentic sounding, portable digital piano for your event.
You may consider renting an acoustic piano for your event. "Columbus Piano Leasing" offers resonably priced, one-day piano rentals, with delivery to your destination!
*Does Artisan Jazz take requests?
Absolutely! If there is a song that you'd like to hear us play, we'll play it for you. We just require reasonable notice, so that we can learn the music if we don't already know it.(maximum of two songs,please)(please allow 3 weeks to learn each piece)
*How long can Artisan Jazz perform?
Typically, the group performs from one to three hours but is able to perform for up to 8 hours.
*How many breaks does the group take and how long are they?
For an event lasting up to one and 1/2 hours, we don't take any breaks. If we are to play longer, we typically play 45-50 minutes per hour.
*How does the group dress?
We always wear suits and/or ties and look professional and polished. If you prefer us to wear tuxedos or formal attire, or dress more casually, we're happy to do that as well.
*Can the group also perform for our ceremony?
Yes, Artisan can perform standard jazz selections for your ceremony.
Artisan's music is perfect for 1920's-1950's themed-style weddings.
Additionally, the pianist for Artisan Jazz, Kevin Gault , would be happy to perform solo piano(classical, jazz or popular) for your wedding ceremony.
We can offer you a very attractively priced package if you choose to book both the ceremony and cocktail hour/reception with us.
*How much time does the group need for set-up?
It usually takes the group one and a half hours to set up. We will be set up and ready to play at least 15 minutes before your first guest arrives. We will work seamlessly with all the other professionals who are working for you. You will never have to worry about conflicts.
*Does the group charge for set-up time?
*Do we need to provide any equipment?
No, Artisan Jazz will bring all the equipment we need. We just need a standard 3-prong electrical outlet within a reasonable distance of where we will be playing, and an area that is large enough for three men with instruments. **Also, if your event is outside, cover from the sun/rain is required.**
*How loud is the group?
Artisan Jazz is not loud. Whether you choose to hire Artisan Jazz for the night's featured entertainment or for soft ambient music, we will work with you to make certain our volume level is perfect for your event. Since many events are a time for guests to socialize and mingle, we never play so loudly that conversation becomes difficult. If you want us to play louder or more quietly, just ask us and we'll gladly accommodate your needs.
How much does Artisan Jazz charge?
Artisan Jazz's rates are very resonable. The group can offer you the most attractive rate if your venue has a piano on site. Please be certain to mention if a piano is available when you place your Gigmasters' gig request.
*Does the group travel?
We love to travel and play new places. However, if we have to drive more than 50 miles from Columbus, Ohio, there will be a small travel fee.
*Is Artisan Jazz available for "in-person" auditions/consultations?
Artisan Jazz does not normally meet with clients "in-person" before events.
They are, however, available by telephone and email for consultations, and for arranging special details. Phone calls and emails are usually answered within 24hrs. If clients prefer to meet, it can be arranged for a fee to cover their time and travel.
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
A Kiss to Build a Dream OnStandard
All BluesMiles Davis
All of MeStandard
All The Things You AreJerome Kern
Bag's GrooveMilt Jackson
Blue BossaKenny Dorham
Blue MonkThelonius Monk
Blue TrainJohn Coltrane
Cantaloupe IslandHerbie Hancock
Cast Your Fate to the WindVince Guaraldi
C-Jam BluesDuke Ellington
Don't Blame MeStandard
Dream a Little Dream of MeStandard
Fly Me To The MoonStandard
Freddie FreeloaderMiles Davis
Girl From IpanemaJobim
How High the MoonStandard
I Left My Heart in San FranciscoStandard
I Remember CliffordBenny Golson
I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be FreeStandard
In A Sentimental MoodDuke Ellington
In the MoodStandard
It Had to Be YouHarry Connick Jr.
Just the Way You Look TonightStandard
Killer JoeBenny Golson
Linus and LucyVince Guaraldi
L-O-V-ENat King Cole
My Favorite ThingsRogers/Hammerstein
My Foolish HeartStandard
My Funny ValentineStandard
Night and DayStandard
Now's The TimeCharlie Parker
Once I LovedStandard
Our Love is Here To StayGershwin
So WhatMiles Davis
Song For My FatherHorace Silver
Strangers in the NightStandard
Sweet Georgia BrownStandard
Take 5Dave Brubeck
Take the A TrainDuke Ellington
The Cape Verdean BluesHorace Silver
They Cant Take That Away from MeGershwin
UnforgettableNat King Cole
Watermelon ManHerbie Hancock
What a Wonderful WorldStandard
Work SongNat Aderly
You are the Sunshine of My LifeStevie Wonder
You Stepped Out of a DreamStandard
What Child is This ?Vince Guaraldi
The Most Wonderful Day of the Year
The Christmas Song(Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)Mel Torme
Santa Clause is Coming to Town
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Let It Snow
Auld Lang Syne
A Holly Jolly Christmas
Christmas Time is HereVince Guaraldi
Jingle Bells(with a New Orleans Rhythm)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
I'll Be Home For Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause
Smooth Jazz Band
$175 - $800
Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Bill Evans Trio, Oscar Peterson Trio, Vince Guaraldi Trio, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk Quartet, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Horace Silver Quintet
"My husband and I hired Artisan Jazz to perform at our wedding reception, and we couldn't have been more happy with them. They were very professional, accommodating and most importantly, they are amazing musicians! Almost all of our guests commented on how wonderful the music was. Thank you again Artisan Jazz!!"
- Rebecca H.
Corporate Function in Upper Arlington, OH on 09/26/2013
"We were very pleased and hope to use them in the future."
- Jennifer O.
Wedding Ceremony in Galena, OH on 08/16/2013
"FABULOUS!!! We hired Artisan Jazz to play for the ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner during our daughter and son-in-law's wedding. They were wonderful. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed their music. Kevin was great to work with. He was very attentive and accommodating. I would highly recommend them. "
- Mary L.
Wedding Reception in Medina, OH on 08/18/2012
"Artisan Jazz did a fantastic job at my sister's wedding. From start to finish, Kevin of Artisan Jazz was very prompt and professional in every correspondence. My sister wanted a classy lunch-time reception with no dancing, yet entertaining for her guests. That is exactly what Artisan Jazz delivered. The volume was perfect for conversation, their song choice was perfect for the occasion, and their personalities were enjoyable to watch. The band even honored a last minute request for a very special dance. We received countless compliments on the band, and I would highly recommend them!"
- Danielle M.
Fundraiser in Lancaster, OH on 09/17/2011
"The Artisan Trio was wonderful! We had nearly 200 guests at our event, and everyone was complimenting the music! The gentlemen were consummately professional, arriving on time, setting up quickly and efficiently, making announcements as asked--and the music was terrific! It was especially gratifying to have such a warm response from our guests, as we made the decision to go with a jazz group this year instead of a rock group, as we had in the past. I would hire the Artisan Trio again in a heartbeat. "
- Karen M.
Cocktail Party in Columbus, OH on 06/14/2012
"What a perfect experience! They were a wonderful fit for our venue - a cocktail party for 30. Kevin answered all my questions before and after the booking, showed up well in advance of the party, and were very professional and friendly, not to mention sounded GREAT! I can't wait to have them perform again! I highly highly recommend them. Thank you for a wonderful evening :)"
- Marie L.
Engagement Party in Dayton, OH on 04/14/2012
"Artisan Jazz was the perfect fit for our venue - an engagement party in our home. Their sound, performance, and music selection was perfect. I would definitely choose them again and would recommend them to anyone. Thank you for traveling to Dayton."
- Katherine W.
Hotel Event in Cincinnati, OH on 11/22/2012
"This is the second year we have booked Artisan Jazz to play at our hotels Thanksgiving Buffet. Kevin and the band are professional, accomodating, affordable, and our guests really enjoy them. I have even recommended them to a few of my clients for their private events!
We will definitely be contacting them again next year. "
- Rinda D.
Country Club Event in Jackson, OH on 04/29/2012
"Kevin, David and Eric were great to work with. The music was just what I wanted and they worked extra time to create a wonderful atmosphere. I have recommended them to others and I hope to book them for more events at my golf course.
- Kimberly F.
Wine Tasting Party in Powell, OH on 09/29/2011
"With knowing very little about jazz I was at a loss when my employer stated they wanted a jazz band at our next event. I went on gig masters and located Artisan Jazz. Within hours they responded to our gig request and were very accommodating. They are also very reasonably priced.
The day of the event they showed up well in advance to set-up and even asked if we wanted them to stay later in the evening past our proposed event end time. Our group was very pleased with the music selection the trio provided. They created a great atmosphere to our event. I would gladly hire them for any event we would host in the future.
- Jessica L.
Wine Tasting Party in Columbus, OH on 09/27/2012
"Great performers, our guests really enjoyed the songs they played. This was our second time hiring the trio and we will be pleased to use them again next year. Thank you! "
- Jessica L.
Event in Powell, OH on 07/28/2012
"The group was set up well ahead of their performance and actually started playing before their scheduled time. Everyone enjoyed their music. We will plan on having them again."
- Tim S.
Corporate Function in McArthur, OH on 04/13/2012
"Festival planners, and those who attended our event, were very pleased with the performance of The Artisan Jazz Trio. They offered such wonderful music for our listening pleasure! Thank you!"
- Clint W.
Anniversary Party in Fairfield, OH on 12/16/2012
"Artisan Jazz was the perfect choice for our party. They understood exactly what we were looking for when we described what our plans. They were very professional and returned emails quickly. Many guests mentioned how they were impressed with how Artisan sounded and how great it was to have a live band. I would recommend them to everyone."
In addition to Columbus, Artisan Jazz will also travel to Westerville, Blacklick, New Albany, Worthington, Lewis Center, Reynoldsburg, Galena, Dublin, Powell, Groveport, Hilliard, Pickerington, Johnstown, Pataskala, Amlin, Grove City, Canal Winchester, Sunbury, Unionville Center, Alexandria, Galloway, Lockbourne, Croton, Marysville, Baltimore, Delaware, Plain City, Centerburg, Carroll, Broadway
and many other locations in and around the Columbus area.
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