The Prickly Pair Jazz Duo performs valley-wide at various restaurants, galleries, festivals and private engagements, and is perfect for events that need elegant music at a reasonable volume. This professional ensemble is well suited for events ranging from causal to sophisticated. Playing with the artistry and soul of traditional jazz , the mood is always relaxed and enjoyable. The style and professionalism of the Prickly Pair Duo create a musical ambiance that will add class to any party or corporate event.
Our repertoire includes hundreds of jazz standards, bossa-novas and sambas. We also mix up the sets a bit by adding numerous pop tunes (James Taylor, Carly Simon, Stevie Wonder, Carpenters, Chicago, Toto, etc...). We perform at corporate events, wedding receptions, grand opening celebrations, home parties, anniversaries, and any other event needing great jazz at a reasonable volume and price.
Here's what my clients are saying:
The Prickly Pair Jazz Duo was the perfect accompaniment to our afternoon party in the park! We had an early Thanksgiving Arizona-style with guests from near and far, of all ages and musical tastes. Dan on the guitar with Ben on the upright bass struck all the right notes with their jazz and mellow tones in the background. Dan was super easy to work with, and their music was everything I had hoped for. Our guests had a great time at our party, and I know the music was a huge part of the day. I would definitely use Prickly Pair Jazz Duo again if I had another party! -Debby M, Fountain Hills, AZ
Wow, I was totally impressed with the musicianship and professionalism of the Prickly Pair Jazz Duo. Dan was really easy and accommodating to work with and the jazz just really made our party a smashing success! They played a great variety of absolutely fantastic music. I would definitely hire them again! -Patricia W, Gilbert, AZ
I used Dan for an event I organized in Phoenix and I am sure glad I did. Dan and his colleagues were first rate! From the planning phase right up to the day of the event, Dan was incredibly attentive, accessible and easy to work with. There were a lot of details to the event but none so small that Dan did not have time to discuss. And the music was amazing! I could see that my client and their guests were really enjoying it. I would certainly use Prickly Pair again and highly recommend this group for an event of any type. - Jeanine W
I can't recommend a better local jazz musician. We hired Dan for our wedding and he really kicked the occasion up to another level of class with his solid playing. We'll definitely call him again for some future event. - Dave McElfresh (former jazz writer for Goldmine, Cadence, Coda, Downbeat, Wire, Phoenix New Times, Tucson Weekly, Jazz Now)
Perfect for our event! -Jim R, Phoenix, AZ
These guys were super! I couldn't have asked for more. They're brand of music was just the right touch for our corporate event. They were also very accommodating in handling a few special requests. They are great musicians, and I would definitely use them again without hesitation. -Teddi J, Phoenix, AZ
They play straight-ahead jazz, quiet but intense. You can have a conversation over it, but it's worth devoting your listening attention to it if you're so inclined. -Jay P, Hot Springs, AR
This ain't no sleepy jazz. -Jacob B., Mesa, AZ
Thank you so much for making our wedding so fantastic with your fabulous music. It was the perfect added touch that we were looking for. -Mr. and Mrs Tommy T, Tempe, AZ