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The Recessionals Jazz Band

Jazz Band from Brooklyn, NY - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$800 - $6000 per event
Music for your wedding, company event or party! The Recessionals Jazz Band has been performing in and around New York City since 2007, and in that time has performed at nearly every major landmark the city has to offer! Through working for agencies such as First Choice Musicians (created by Musicians Local 802 featuring some of the most established of New York City's professional musicians, ) The Recessionals have developed a reputation for delivering high-energy performances at some of New York City's most prestigious venues including opening for Aretha Franklin, and Michael Bolton.

Why hire us? We'll give you 10 reasons:

1. Not your typical band of weekend warriors.
Our musicians are working professionals who perform this music nightly. They are graduates of premier conservatories, and dedicated artisans who will make your event really stand out. We care deeply about the quality of our music in any setting, and are constantly striving to be the best we can be.

2. Professionalism at it's finest.
Working in the music industry, the skill you find most lacking is professionalism. So many bands and musicians lack this crucial skill. Our band will always arrive early, dress appropriately, bring all the necessary equipment, treat guests with the utmost respect, and most importantly, provide the client with exactly what was asked of us. We guarantee there will be no last minute headaches, so you can focus on what's really important.

3. Affordable rates.
We understand fully that in the era of DJs and recorded music it is a luxury to have a live band. But nothing compares to the sound and the experience of live music. It's memorable, it provides ambience to your event, and it's real. We do our best to provide this experience at a rate that not only the super wealthy can afford.

4. The only source of knowledge is experience.
Albert Einstein said it best. There is no substitution for experience. The Recessionals Jazz Band has performed at hundreds of events, and we are constantly improving the ways we can make our clients happy. We are prepared for many hiccups you might not see coming, and we know exactly what we need to do on the bandstand.

5. Easy communication.
Other then the actual performance at your event, the most important job of a hired band is communication. This is the area in which we really excel. Please read our customer reviews below! We love to talk with our clients. We respond quickly to emails, and executing your vision is our ultimate priority. You can always talk to us about any concerns or requests that you have regarding music at your event. We will help you make decisions and make you feel perfectly at ease.

6. Good musicians play their instruments. Great Musicians play the room.
Are you worried your band will be too loud? Not loud enough? The Recessionals Jazz Band will provide the perfect volume for your event as well as the perfect song selection and ambience. Years of experience have taught us how to read the room. We can sense when an audience would like the volume to be low and when they would like something lively to dance to.

7. Customizable instrumentation.
Our roster of high-caliber in demand players allows us to customize the instrumentation to fit your personal preferences. Our typical band is a 5-piece band but we can expand up to a 7-piece, or go as small as a Trio.

8. Emcee/Equipment rental.
Not sure who will do the announcements at your event? Let us do that for you! We have Emceed countless events and are very comfortable public speakers. We can also provide a P.A. and microphone for a small additional fee.

9. Whatever the client wants, we will provide!
The Recessionals Jazz Band will happily accommodate all of your musical requests. We can also help you find other entertainment professionals that will make your event unforgettable. Recently I helped a client hire a troupe of burlesque dancers. They were very grateful and it was a terrific wedding!

10. We love to play for you!
We love to play music that makes people happy. We are thrilled to get to share so many deeply personal experiences like weddings and anniversary parties with so many wonderful people. It's a real honor and a privilege.
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Responds quickly to client requests
Provided services at a GigMasters-hosted event
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

Engagement Party

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The Recessionals Jazz Band made our party truly fantastic! The guests loved them all! The lady jazz singer was exceptional! Thanks so much!

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We hired the Recessionals for our wedding and they rocked it! They played a total of 4 hours including cocktail hour and reception. All the guests danced, from my 3 year old niece to our older guests. We did the limbo and a congo line, and when it was over, everyone screamed for one more song. The Recessional obliged. The horn players came out to play on the dance floor with us which everyone loved. They even learned the song "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor a week before the wedding for me. All night we had guests asking us who they were and where we found them. I could not say better things about these guys and how happy I am. Highly recommend!!!

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Wedding Reception

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We hired The Recessionals for our wedding in Boston, and could not have been happier. Everyone had an amazing time, they kept us all dancin all night long, and we were so grateful to them for the amazing tone they set for out wedding. Working with them the months before was so easy-I always heard from them in a timely manner and they were very accommodating. We would definitely hire them again an would recommend anyone else hire them too!

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2016
Oct
8
Birthday Party (Adult)
Locust Valley, NY
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Jul
1
Cocktail Party
King of Prussia, PA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
Nov
14
Engagement Party
New Canaan, CT
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Sep
28
Wedding Reception
Califon, NJ
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Sep
16
Private Party
New York, NY
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2014
Sep
13
Wedding Reception
Brooklyn, NY
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Sep
12
Wedding Ceremony
Shrewsbury, NJ
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2014
Sep
8
Wedding Reception
Marblehead, MA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Please note The Recessionals Jazz Band will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus.
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