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Legacy Jazz Band & DJ

Jazz Band from Dallas, TX - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2016
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$400 - $3000 per event
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About
When skill, talent, strategy, and execution come together, something memorable happens.

Monte Slaver has been DJing events the Dallas/Ft Worth area since 1986. He has built a reputation on attention to detail, the desire to listen to what you want, an ability to play the right music at the right time, and most of all the value of relationships. When all these things come together, a memory is created.

As your music architect, we identify your dreams and wishes, and execute them with impact.
As is true of anything that is great, it does not happen on accident. A memorable event has to be intentionally planned, collaborated, and managed.  A team player listens to the way a dream is articulated. Then he takes that dream and starts to build a memory.
When it is all said and done and everyone has gone home, what will you and your guests remember? The cake? The food? When you look back, what will most influence the memory? The answer will most likely be how smooth and well planned everything was, and how much fun they had dancing.
After years of DJing every kind of event, Monte settled into wedding's as his primary focus. Not every DJ has the personality or the lack of ego to be a wedding DJ. Weddings are not about the DJ. When you bring a party DJ into the wedding environment all kinds of things can go wrong.

So, what is the difference between a party DJ and a wedding DJ? A party DJ is used to being the entertainment, and a wedding DJ knows the wedding couple are the entertainment.

 I have personally DJed over 1000 weddings in the DFW metroplex. The benefit of this experience is an extensive knowledge in all genres of music, the confidence that you have a DJ with a proven track record of executing the elements of your big day, an in-depth ability to operate a state-of-the-art digital sound system, and a polished ability to emcee with professionalism and discretion on a mic. 

Upon reflecting over my years of DJ experience, I 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.

My daughter and I are the only professional father/daughter jazz vocal performers in Dallas. I started the jazz band to get her in front of people and give her a place to develop. I chose the name of the band because Aubrey grew up with music all her life, and she is the living legacy.

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.

I can provide both these services at a very high level, while at the same time streamlining and eliminating any typical coordinating issues that having two separate entertainment vendors could potentially naturally create. Having worked with bands in this very same scenario many times over the years, there was typically confusion in the PA usage, as we both preferred our own, as well as who would emcee etc.

One of the things that Monte has always been known for is his desire to empower the wedding couple as they plan their wedding. As your DJ, I not only provide the emcee, music and audio, but also provide direction and assistance in the planning process. I do this by providing a detailed full color music planning guide that is designed to give you all the possible optional elements of the day, as well as inspire creativity, embrace individuality and spark imagination. This guide includes a flash drive with over 100 song suggestions that are mentioned through out the planner. 

My inspiration for DJing has always been the depth and magnitude of the human experience on this day. A wedding is a signature moment in a persons life. I enjoy the planning and details that make the moment special. After all, we are blending together the story and soundtrack of two different lives, and celebrating it all in one significant event. I love knowing that I have a significant role in the outcome of this memory.

My overall goal is to work with you on the planning, and when the big day comes, you can be assured that I will execute the plans so you don't have to worry about a thing.

Don't leave your event to chance, years of experience and attention to detail have made Monte a top choice of, professional athletes, celebrities, and dignitaries.

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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2019!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!

Restaurant Event

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Professional, on time, came by for a walk thru pre-event, dressed the part, amazing talent, didn’t take huge breaks, entertained the crowd, best band we’ve ever had for NYE! Highly recommend.

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Legacy Jazz Band & DJ’s Response:

Thank you Bonnie, we had a fantastic time with all who attended. You and your staff put on an outstanding NYE celebration! Hope to see you soon! Monte

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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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Legacy Jazz Band & DJ’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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Legacy Jazz Band & DJ’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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2019
Dec
31
Restaurant Event
Plano, TX
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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
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
Jazz Band
Swing Band
Ballroom Dance Music Band
20s Band
30s Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Legacy Jazz Band & DJ 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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