Artisan Jazz performs instrumental jazz standards, and consists of piano and bass. The group can provide sophisticated music to create the perfect atmosphere for your special event.
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.
Upon request, Artisan Jazz can perform as a trio(piano,bass and drums).
**Please visit our main site on Gigmasters-listed under jazz bands**
"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, Medina, OH, 8/18/2012
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 Jazz can perform jazz selections for your wedding ceremony.
Artisan's music is perfect for 1920's-1950's theme-style weddings.
Additionally, the pianist for Artisan Jazz, Kevin Gault , would be happy to perform solo piano(classical, jazz, 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. 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 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.
*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.
Kevin Gault (Piano),
Eric Moesle (Upright Bass),
Fred Dulaney (Drums(optional))