The Legacy Jazz Band

Jazz Band from Dallas, TX - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$800 - $4500 per event
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About
Jazz music has a very diverse presentation. It can be very improvisational, very bluesy, very obscure, and often unrecognizable. We strive to preserve the timing, swagger and traditional style of the old vintage Hollywood swing. Our arrangements are not our own interpretation, but rather of the swing era greats that made the early jazz songs so nostalgic and irresistible. We feature the duets of Nat & Natalie Cole, the Tony Bennett duets, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, the Frank Sinatra duets, and the Michael Buble duets. In addition, we cover artists like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Bobby Darrin, Vic Damone, Billie Holiday, Etta James, just to name a few.

The Legacy Jazz Band offers a unique wedding/party experience that combines two popular wedding/party preferences. The sophistication and timeless elegance of a vintage jazz band, and the ability to accommodate all music genres with the benefits of a mobile DJ. The Legacy Jazz Band with vocalists Monte & Aubrey Slaver are the only professional father/daughter jazz vocal duo in Dallas. People can expect to hear that old nostalgic swing from the 40's, 50's & 60's. He chose the name of the band because of his extremely talented daughter, Aubrey who grew up with music all her life. Aubrey is the living legacy of this lifetime of music.

Our arrangements are just like the popular versions you are used to hearing. We feature the duets of Nat and Natalie Cole, the Tony Bennett duets, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, the Frank Sinatra duets, and the Michael Buble duets. In addition, we cover artists like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Bobby Darrin, Vic Damone, Billie Holiday, Etta James, just to name a few.

Monte spent the 80's performing in a variety of bands covering, heavy metal, R&B and 50's-60's, which included traveling the US and Canada playing in the finest hotels. Shortly after moving to Dallas he began his DJ career. Over the span of 30 years he has DJed more than 1000 weddings. In 2013, he started the jazz band because he wanted to create a place that his very talented daughter could develop in a live band environment, and get her out in front of people. Both Monte and Aubrey share a love and respect for the sophistication and art of jazz music. Monte knew the potential was there for the combined talents of he and his daughter to be something special, however, he had know idea it would develop into what it is today. Not to mention, a way to integrate his 30 years of DJ experience with a live jazz experience.

We have every possible option to fit your environment or budget. Whether you are looking for Monte and Aubrey with professional backing tracks or our 8 piece swing band. We are ready to customize a performance to fit your needs.

Upon reflecting over his years of DJ experience, Monte was reminded that the majority of wedding couples preferred to have jazz music played for the first part of the reception. The budget would often make it a challenge to have both live music and a DJ. One of the benefits of having these two services combined is its cost effectiveness. Additionally, you have one emcee and one sound system for the event.

One of the things that Monte has always been known for is his desire to empower the wedding couple to plan their wedding. He accomplishes this by his “music planning guide” that he has continually developed over the years. Any experienced wedding DJ knows the importance of providing this to a wedding couple. The newest iteration of this planner encompasses both the live jazz elements as well as the DJ elements. This music planning guide is designed to give a wedding couple all the possible options of the day, as well as inspire creativity, embrace individuality and spark imagination.

An example of how the event might look is; the band typically plays instrumental jazz for the cocktail hour, then transitions to vocal jazz through dinner, then finally after dinner, the DJ would light up the dance floor for the remainder of the event.

The ability to provide both elements in one offering will make any event memorable.
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Wedding Reception

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Monte and his band performed at my wedding and everyone raved about how great the band was! We decided to split the evening between live music and DJ, both of which monte and his band were able to accommodate. We hired the seven membered jazz band during cocktail hour and dinner. The band very talented and was able to learn new songs for our walkout and first dance. Additionally, Monte was the perfect MC and was able to keep the flow of the wedding as he announced dances, toasts, and cake cutting. When dancing starting, we switched to DJ and every song drew a huge crowd of dancers. My husband and I could not be happier with the band and we highly recommend!

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The Legacy Jazz Band’s Response:

Oh Erika, thank you so much for the kind words. We had a fabulous time celebrating your big day. Thank you for choosing us! We hope our paths will cross again soon. Monte

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Tremendous band. They were great entertainment for our birthday party. Everyone truly enjoyed them. In fact, one of our best parties ever. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks for making this party a success!

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The Legacy Jazz Band’s Response:

I can say on behalf of the band, that everyone had a wonderful time. It was truly a fun, interactive night. Thanks for the kind words.

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Monte and his group were phenomenal!I Very professional in every way.All my guests, including me and my husband of course , had a great time. Friends constantly asking about this group, and I would highly recommend them in a heart beat!!!

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The Legacy Jazz Band’s Response:

Thank you for the nice words. You and Rodolfo are a wonderful couple with a beautiful family. Thank you for choosing us!

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Holiday Party

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Monte and his band were not only a massive hit with our guests but incredibly nice and helpful as well! When we were trying to choose a location, Monte came out to the location and stayed for almost an hour to help with the planning process. It was very much appreciated. Do yourselves a favor and hire them!

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The Legacy Jazz Band’s Response:

Thank you Ariel, we had a great time with the Great Gatsby theme. Hoping you have a wonderful new year!

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Private Party

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Monte Slaver and the Legacy Band was a perfect choice for our corporate party of 250 people. Monte is extremely professional and showed up early to make sure the sound was set-up correctly and ready to go for their performance later in the evening. Monte and his daughter's singing was beautiful, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience all around from them. Our company was really pleased, and we got lots of compliments about them. Thank you for a great time!

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The Legacy Jazz Band’s Response:

Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of such a fantastic event. You really no how to honor and value the people who make your company such a great success! We hope to see you again.

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We hired Monte Slaver & The Legacy Band for our client event at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. On the front end, Monte was very communicative, helped me anticipate some of the logistical planning, was very accommodating with the few small requests we had. On stage, they were truly delightful. We had a keyboard, saxophone, drums, bass, and Monte sang. We requested some 1940s-1970s jazz and I heard over and over from our guests how much they enjoyed the band, and how much it added to the atmosphere of our event. Thanks, Monte!

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Celebration

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I hope to hire Monte again! Monte did a fantastic job of hearing about the graduation party swing dance we were throwing for a special girl who has been through one rough year. He put together a lineup of pro charts (the same stuff you hear on the radio) and brought the band. As a musician, I researched 7 bidders and am so glad I went with Monte! The demos he has don't do the band justice. They sound INCREDIBLE. A full sound, the band members just find the pocket, and the vocalists do not do the old slow jazz drag of some jazz singing – they throw their emotion into it and keep the tunes rolling. Young and old loved the music, and I couldn't be happier.

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The Legacy Jazz Band’s Response:

Thank you Isaiah, we were happy to have you share your trumpet talent with us. We had a fantastic time with Carly and friends. Hope our paths cross again!

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The Legacy Jazz Band’s Response:

Thank you Janeane for your review. We had a wonderful time working with you and the whole MarcSamuels staff. You are a top notch organization. Hope to see you again soon, Monte

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Wedding Reception

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Love their sound, Love their music. Would highly recommend Monte for any venue. Everyone was a pleasure to be with.

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The Legacy Jazz Band’s Response:

Russ, thank you very much for the review. We had a wonderful time. Hope to see you again in the future. Monte Slaver

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2019
May
25
Wedding Reception
Fort Worth, TX
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Mar
30
Birthday Party (Adult)
Flower Mound, TX
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Mar
16
Birthday Party (Adult)
Allen, TX
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Dec
31
Wedding Reception
Dallas, TX
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Dec
8
Holiday Party
Dallas, TX
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Nov
1
Private Party
Plano, TX
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Oct
17
Corporate Function
Dallas, TX
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
May
25
Private Party
McKinney, TX
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2018
May
19
Celebration
Dallas, TX
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Oct
26
Private Party
Frisco, TX
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Oct
21
Wedding Reception
Colleyville, TX
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Aug
17
Grand Opening
Frisco, TX
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ain't That A Kick In The Head
Dean Martin
All I Do Is Dream Of You
Michael Buble
All Of Me
Ella Fitzgerald
All The Way
Sinatra/Dion
Almost Like Being In Love
Natalie Cole
As Time Goes By
Stewart/Latifah
At Last
Etta James
Autumn Leaves
Paula Cole
Baby, You've Got What It Takes
Bible/Jones
Beyond The Sea
Bobby Darin
Blue Velvet
Tony Bennett
Cheek To Cheek
Fitzgerald/Armstrong
Chicago (That Toddling Town)
Frank Sinatra
Come Dance With Me
Frank Sinatra
Come Fly With Me
Frank Sinatra
Cry Me A River
Natalie Cole
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Fitzgerald/Armstrong
Feeling Good
Michael Buble
Fever
Peggy Lee
Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Frank Sinatra
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Tony Bennett
I Won't Dance
Buble/Monheit
I've Got You Under My Skin
Frank Sinatra
It Had To Be You
Harry Connick Jr
LOVE
Nat King Cole
Lullaby Of Birdland
Ella Fitzgerald
Misty
Johnny Mathis
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Bobby Darin
My Funny Valentine
Natalie Cole
Nice & Easy
Frank Sinatra
Orange Colored Sky
Natalie Cole
Pennies From Heaven
Frank Sinatra
Putting On The Ritz
Ella Fitzgerald
Quando, Quando, Quando
Bible/Furtado
Route 66
Natalie Cole
Smile
Nat King Cole
Something Stupid
Frank/Nancy Sinatra
Stardust
Nat King Cole
The Girl From Ipanema
Frank Sinatra
That's Life
Frank Sinatra
The Nearness Of You
Vic Damone
The Very Thought Of You
Natalie Cole
The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra
Unforgettable
Nat/Natalie Cole
When I Fall In Love
Nat/Natalie Cole
When You're Smiling
Frank Sinatra
Witchcraft
Frank Sinatra
You Make Me Feel So Young
Frank Sinatra
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Tony Bennett
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Ballroom Dance Music Band
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40s Band
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Please note The Legacy Jazz Band will also travel to Coppell, Irving, Lewisville, Grapevine, Richardson, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Addison, Euless, Southlake, Colleyville, Fort Worth, Bedford, Roanoke, The Coloney, Lake Dallas, Hurst, Plano, Arlington, Argyle, Grand Prairie, Denton, Keller, Little Elm, Frisco, Garland, Allen, Haslet, Justin.
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