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Velvet River Jazz Band

Jazz Band from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles

$125 - $5000 per event
Buzzfeed says "If you're in the mood for some nostalgia with a completely modern-day spin, pour yourself a glass of Scotch and savor [Velvet River Jazz Band]."

Velvet River Jazz Band is led by jazz vocalist, Gracie Terzian [#3 Jazz Album on iTunes and #23 on Billboard], who delivers the sophisticated, traditional jazz sound you are looking for! Your guests will love being transported to the Jazz age with style, charm, and swing and will love her top quality musicians. Terzian has been on the stage her whole life and knows how to put on the perfect show customized for your party.

Known for her classic voice and what PopWrapped calls "An effortless vibrato, calling to mind jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald or Sarah Vaughan, but with a signature precision that is distinctively her own," Gracie Terzian is the key ingredient to set the right mood and make your party everything you want it to be.

We offer many different line-ups of bands:
Core Duo: vocalist and guitarist, or guitarist and bass player (can be double bass or electric bass)
Core Trio: vocalist, guitarist, and bass player (can be double bass or electric bass)
Quartet: Core Trio (vocalist, guitarist, bass player OR guitarist, bass player, and drums) + one additional instrument of your choosing such as drums/percussion, saxophone/clarinet, trumpet, trombone, cello, violin/fiddle, flute, or keyboard.

It is very common for us to play as a larger band such as a Quintet, Sextet, Septet, Octet, etc. The choice of instruments is decided by you (the client) with the help and advice of our bandleader to make sure the music is perfect for the occasion. Email Contact@GracieTerzian.com for a complimentary consultation.

Below are the prices for each musician. Simply multiply the fee by however many musicians you want in the band:
1 hour: $125
1.5 hours: $150
2 hours: $175
2.5 hours: $200
3 hours: $225
3.5 hours: $250
4 hours: $300

If this is a weekly, monthly or regularly recurring gig, discounts are available: Weekly recurring event (subtract $25 from each musician fee), and monthly recurring event (subtract $15 from each musician fee).

Every hour, band takes a 10-15 minute break to go to the bathroom, & plays similar music into PA system so there is no silence.

If band needs to bring their own PA system to the venue (must be speakers and monitors on stands that are meant for live music - not a PA system set up for a Dj or iPod), then the band charges a $50 PA fee for small venues, and $100 fee for large venues. This is something that can be discussed in your complimentary consultation. Having worked as a sound engineer as well, Gracie is more than happy to set up her own PA system at your venue and has successfully amplified her band in large venues with nothing more than an electrical outlet.

Song requests:
If the band needs to learn a large amount of new song requests specific for your event in advance, an extra fee may be added, but it will always be discussed in advance, and it will be very reasonable.

If the event is located very far from New York City, an additional travel fee might be added. This would of course be discussed in advance.

No surprise fees and no disappointments. We get most of our clients from word of mouth, so our goal is to make every client happy with their experience working with us and to love the music we play.

Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to the Velvet River Jazz Band. Depending on what you are looking for, Gracie can hire all the best musicians and instruments to achieve the sound and style you want. Offering a wide range of instrumental choices from piano and guitar trios, to full brass bands, Gracie will make sure the right music is being played for your event.

Velvet River Jazz Band is punctual, professional, well-dressed, friendly, and easy to work with, and made up of some of the best musicians in New York City.
Get in touch for a free consultation. If you book Velvet River Jazz Band for your event and we will pay the 5% GigMasters fee. Click on the "Request Free Quote" button to obtain more information.


Overall Talent

I really can't say enough great things about Velvet River Jazz Band and lead singer, Gracie Terzian (check out a few of her originals on iTunes, she has a wonderful voice). Gracie was highly communicative leading up to our day. In addition to putting together the band ensemble we requested and providing an extensive list of songs she/they could perform, she was also open to specific requests. Finally, nothing but compliments on the day-of. On time, flexible in getting set-up, excellent sound and vibe... They really were perfect!

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Please note Velvet River Jazz Band will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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