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The Essentials

Jazz Band from Los Angeles, CA Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 11 Reviews
  • 21 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2014
  • 2 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $500 per event

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THE ESSENTIALS The Essentials are a classic jazz group, specializing in the soulful, sophisticated sound of Blue Note Records and rooted in the standards of the Great American Songbook. Our members have roots in LA's fertile jazz scene, years of experience playing in clubs worldwide, and degrees from the country's top jazz schools (Manhattan School, Berklee, and Calarts). The Essentials offer a combination of talent and professionalism to help make your event relaxed and fun from set-up to load-out. LIVE JAZZ FOR ANY OCCASION The Essentials bring a stylish mood to your event by performing an eclectic mix of Classic Jazz Standards, Bossa Nova and Swing, while our singer evokes the style of such luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald, Norah Jones, Chet Baker, and Madeleine Peyroux. The band is a perfect fit for popular event themes such as Great Gatsby, Old Hollywood and Speakeasy. From a small duo to a full 5-piece band, we are flexible enough to fit any situation, from a corporate event to wedding to casual backyard party. We are happy to cater our repertoire to your specific event as well, whether that means performing a set of holiday tunes or jazz renditions of modern pop hits. WEDDINGS Whether you are planning your own wedding or using a professional planner, The Essentials will become a part of the planning process. We like taking the time to get to know you and help to put together your perfect day, for example, discussing and suggesting special song requests, helping to work with your time line, toasts and announcements, and most importantly making sure your wedding is a fun, relaxed, romantic and unforgettable experience for you and your guests. EQUIPMENT The Essentials are a totally self-contained band with our own sound system and pre-recorded background music to play during band breaks. We can provide a microphone for your speeches, toasts and announcements. PARTNERS - We work with the Black Cat DJ group who specialize in 90s R&B/hiphop and dance classics from the 60s to today. They will pack your dance floor, guaranteed. - We also work with a String Quartet who will add a classical touch to your ceremony and mix in contemporary pop arrangements, as well.


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Review by Ai-Lang F.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on May 19, 2019From Newport Beach, CA

The band did an awesome job for us at our corporate sales meeting...they sounded great, arrived on time...were very professional. Thanks again!!

Review by Sophia L.

Christmas PartyReviewed on December 13, 2018From Lake Arrowhead, CA

We hired this group at our Holiday Party and they were great. It lightened the mood and everyone was really happy about it. The only hiccups we had were getting the whole group as a whole at first. I misread the invoice so we were only going to get the band at first. Make sure to read your contract! Andrew was understanding and send us a new invoice/contract right away. The second hiccup we had was paying. Since our company only uses credit cards it was hard to get the payment to them quickly because it was not their preferred method. Luckily we were able to work it out with our account department. They are wonderful, and you should hire them for your next event!

Review by Catherine D.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on November 12, 2017From Silverado, CA

Simone's voice will take you to a new level. The Essentials are great with or without vocals but Simone is definitely a cherry on top. They were a pleasure to work with and we were so happy we found them for our wedding. They were awesome at setting a romantic mood!

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Past Events

November 12, 2019 • Club Event
Tue7:00 PM - 7:15 PM Diamond Bar, CA
May 19, 2019 • Corporate Function
Sun6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Newport Beach, CA
December 13, 2018 • Christmas Party
Thu5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Lake Arrowhead, CA
May 5, 2018 • Wedding Reception
Sat4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Santa Ana, CA
April 7, 2018 • Wedding Reception
Sat4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Calabasas, CA
November 25, 2017 • Wedding Reception
Sat1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Laguna Niguel, CA
November 12, 2017 • Wedding Reception
Sun5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Silverado, CA
November 11, 2017 • Wedding Reception
Sat4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Los Angeles, CA
July 21, 2017 • Graduation Party
Fri6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Anaheim, CA
May 6, 2017 • Anniversary Party
Sat6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Carlsbad, CA
July 31, 2016 • Wedding Reception
Sun12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Los Angeles, CA
July 29, 2016 • Wedding Reception
Fri6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Huntington Beach, CA

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