We used them for a conference reception. They were awesome and we got a lot of compliments on them! Thank you!!
The following combinations of instruments are available:
Jazz Piano and Bass,
Jazz Saxophone, Piano and Bass,
Drums may be added to the ensembles listed above
Classical Flute and Piano Duo
Classical Violin and Piano Duo
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!
Frequently Asked Questions:
*Do we need to have a piano?
If a piano is not available, we can provide a professional, authentic sounding, portable digital piano for your event.
*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 does the group dress?
We always wear suits and/or ties and look professional and polished. If you prefer for us to wear tuxedos for a black-tie event, or dress more casually, we're happy to do that as well.
*Can I just have solo piano for my wedding ceremony?
Yes, the pianist for Artisan Jazz, Kevin Gault , would be happy to perform solo piano music for your wedding ceremony.
You have the option to have solo piano for your cocktail hour/dinner or choose one of Artisan Jazz's ensembles.
We can offer you a very attractively priced package if you choose to book both the ceremony and cocktail hour/dinner/reception with us.
Where can we go to see Artisan Jazz perform?
Don't be afraid to book a music group without having seen them play live, provided you are happy with their demo, song list and experience. The top private event/wedding/corporate event musicians tend only to play at private events because they have enough private work never to need to play pub and club events. Realistically, the only time you would be able to view such a music group would be at someone else's event.
*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. If needed, Artisan Jazz can provide a shelter for a nominal fee.
*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 more loudly or more quietly, just ask us, and we'll gladly accommodate your needs.
How much does Artisan Jazz charge?
Artisan Jazz has very reasonable rates. 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.
*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.