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Live music can be used to soothe and relax, to entertain, to excite, to evoke a mood, to make people want to dance. Think about what your objectives are and plan accordingly.

An exciting live band is great entertainment for after dinner, but their music must be subdued if played during cocktails or dinner. Not all bands have this capability. If your favorite band is too loud or obtrusive to play for dinner, you can consider the possibility of having solo piano or guitar for this portion; or an instrumental jazz duo, trio, or quartet. Some bands have a musician or two within them who can play a more subdued format before the full band performs. As a general rule, music with vocals demands more attention from the guests than instrumental music. Call us and we’ll discuss the capability of the groups you’re considering as well as availability and any other relevant information.