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‘Is jazz suitable for corporate events?’

Is jazz suitable for corporate events? Some of our clients have asked me if jazz is right for a corporate event. In a word – yes! We have many corporate bookers who keep coming back for more.  This year Savills have hired the Sara Oschlag Trio three times. The first occasion was a cocktail party

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‘Will the band take up too much space?’

Will the band take up too much space? It’s a common misconception that a band has to take up a lot of floor space. Some potential clients opt for a DJ instead, as they mistakenly believe that will take up less room. In fact, when you hire a jazz band they don’t tend to bring

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‘Will the band be too loud?’

‘Will the band be too loud?’ There’s a question I hear a lot. The straight answer is no, not if you book your band through The Jazz Agency. I can sum up, in one word, the reason why our bands will never play at an inappropriate volume: experience. With experience comes wisdom, and wisdom tells

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Jazz Pilgrimage

It’s been a while since I blogged. I’ve been very busy with the business of playing my instrument. That’s what it’s all about – playing my bass. When I’m not doing that, I’m generally focussed on creating more opportunities to play. There are some exceptions – I have to eat, for example. In fact, I’m

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Resources for Learning Jazz

Down here in the Home Counties there are many resources for the aspiring jazz musician. This agency is based in Brighton, and in this town alone I can think of several jazz schools. Pianist Wayne McConnell runs Brighton Jazz School, which runs courses for beginners on various instruments. Here’s Wayne’s description of what his core

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Why only jazz?

A question I hear fairly regularly: “Why does your agency only supply jazz?” The short answer: jazz is my area of expertise; it also happens to be my passion. I’m one of the lucky few who can make a living doing what I love to do – playing jazz. The long answer goes like this:

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Celebrity Jazz Bookings

Whilst adding bands to the site I’ve noticed that a high proportion of our musicians have been hired by celebrities. I confess, celebrity culture isn’t high on the list of things I’m interested in, but in this instance I was genuinely interested to see which celebrities like jazz. There are a few obvious ones, for

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Choosing a band to suit your event

Jazz has many styles – from the early days of Ragtime, around 1900, it evolved through many periods to the present day. Granted, very few people will hire a contemporary jazz band for their wedding. A lot of weddings, parties and corporate events are based on a theme, generally harking back to a certain era.

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