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Prickly Pair - A Jazz Duo

Jazz Band from Phoenix, AZ - Will travel up to 100 miles
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If you are looking for some classy jazz, the Prickly Pair Jazz Duo is an affordable option. We perform straight ahead traditional jazz standards, latin, bossa's, sambas as well as some pop favorites, a great mix for most crowds.

The Prickly Pair Jazz Duo is an instrumental jazz guitar and bass duo. We perform at many corporate get togethers, private dinner and cocktail parties, grand openings as well as weddings. Our music will never overpower your guests ability to talk, or just enjoy the music.

The style and professionalism of the Prickly Pair Duo create a musical ambiance that will add class to any party or corporate event.

By the way, if you are looking for a larger group with sax, trumpet, violin or vocals, check out my other listing : Trilogy Jazz Collective

Here's what my clients are saying: (more on my web site)

CORPORATE EVENT:
Prickly Pair was Great!
Prickly Pair was exactly what I was looking for at my event.
They came early, were prepared and were very nice!
Everyone enjoyed the music!
Reviewer: Kelly B.
Event Date: November 14th, 2019
Rating: 5 out of 5

CHARITY EVENT:
Prickly Pair Duo are seasoned professionals.
Prickly Pair showed up ahead of time, set up and started doing their thing - which is wonderful to hear! Smooth Jazz which everyone could enjoy - added to the atmosphere without being intrusive just gave the right "vibe" to the evening.
Would wholeheartedly recommend.
Reviewer: Loretta A.
Event Date: September 14th, 2019
Rating: 5 out of 5

CORPORATE EVENT:
The perfect fit!
The guys were terrific. Consummate musicians and very personable. Our even planner mentioned how they added greatly to the ambiance. 200 attendees who stayed for the duration! So happy with how it all turned out!
Reviewer: Sean W.
Event Date: May 15th, 2019
Rating: 5 out of 5

WEDDING RECEPTION:
Great band!
I did not want a DJ for my wedding, but I did want some live jazz. The Prickly Pair Jazz duo was great: they played standard jazz favorites, and the music was a great compliment to the reception! Communication was very easy, and I enjoyed working with them.
Reviewer: Ardella A.
Event Date: April 27th, 2019
Rating: 5 out of 5

WEDDING RECEPTION:
You guys provided a lovely set for our cocktail hour guests. They really seemed to enjoy themselves. -Ryan C
Reviewer: Ryan C
Event Date: March 20th, 2019
Rating: 5 out of 5

CORPORATE EVENT:
Prickly Pair Jazz Duo provides great background music!!
They arrived and were set up before our dinner began at the Musical Instrument Museum in the courtyard. They are experienced and talented and just very cool dudes.
Reviewer: Marlene K
Event Date: March 18th, 2018
Rating: 5 out of 5

WEDDING:
Unbelievable!
We are so pleased with Prickly Pear the guys were amazing !!!! They entertained our wedding party for the whole evening ,there repertoire was amazing and we would only use them for our future events !!!
Reviewer: Bruce T
Event Date: November 10th, 2018
Rating: 5 out of 5

PRIVATE PARTY:
Thank you- perfect!
Dennis and Dan of The Prickly Pear Jazz Duo were perfect for our Celebration of life event even in a venue with less than stellar acoustics. Very accomplished musicians and very personable.
Our guests came about 10 minutes early so they asked if they could go ahead and start! The volume was just right to hear but still allow conversation. I went outside briefly and missed the one song I had specifically requested, so they played it again for me!
Couldn't have been better!
Thank you.
Reviewer: Shannon R
Event Date: June 16th, 2018
Rating: 5 out of 5
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Exceptional great music for the event. Everyone enjoyed the entertainment. They were very professional. I would hire them back and recommend them highly.

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Thanksgiving Celebration

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The Prickly Pair Jazz Duo was the perfect accompaniment to our afternoon party in the park! We had an early Thanksgiving Arizona-style with guests from near and far, of all ages and musical tastes. Dan on the guitar with Ben on the upright bass struck all the right notes with their jazz and mellow tones in the background. Dan was super easy to work with, and their music was everything I had hoped for. Our guests had a great time at our party, and I know the music was a huge part of the day. I would definitely use Prickly Pair Jazz Duo again if I had another party!

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Corporate Function

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I used the Prickly Pair for an event I organized in Phoenix and I am sure glad I did. Dan and his colleague were first rate! From the planning phase right up to the day of the event, Dan was incredibly attentive, accessible and easy to work with. There were a lot of details to the event but none so small that Dan did not have time to discuss. And the music was amazing! I could see that my client and their guests were really enjoying it. I would certainly use Prickly Pair again and highly recommend this group for an event of any type.

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2018
Nov
9
Community Event
Wickenburg, AZ
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Oct
20
Fundraiser
Phoenix, AZ
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Nov
7
Event
Phoenix, AZ
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Oct
20
Birthday Party (Adult)
Chandler, AZ
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Apr
12
Private Party
Scottsdale, AZ
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Jan
1
Wedding Reception
Paradise Valley, AZ
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Dec
8
Corporate Function
Chandler, AZ
3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Dec
1
Corporate Function
Scottsdale, AZ
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Oct
9
City of Surprise-Recreation Dept
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Sep
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Tatum Ranch Golf Club - Dinner Music
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4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
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9
Tatum Ranch Golf Club - Dinner Music
Scottsdale, AZ
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Casino Event
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POP/CONTEMPORARY
Africa
TOTO
Annies Song
John Denver
Bright Size Life
Pat Metheny
Don't You Worry About A Thing
Stevie Wonder
Close To You
Carpenters
For Once in My Life
Stevie Wonder
Don't Let me Be Lonely Tonight
James Taylor
Fantasy
Earth Wind and Fire
Friday Night At the Cadalac Club
Bob Berg
Have I Told You Lately
Van Morrison
How Sweet It Is
James Taylor
If You Leave Me Now
Chicago
It's Too Late
Carol King
James
Pat Metheny
Josie
Steely Dan
Just The Two of Us
Grover Washington
Just The Way You Are
Billy Joel
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Masquerade
George Benson
Nobody Does It Better
Carly Simon
Peg
Steely Dan
Pick Up The Pieces
Average White Band
Saturday In the Park
Chicago
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Steely Dan
September
Earth Wind and Fire
She's Always A Women
Billy Joel
Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder
We've Only Just Begun
Carpenters
Yesterday Once More
Carpenters
Your Smiling Face
James Taylor
Your Song
Elton John
STANDARDS: To Name a Few:
All of Me
All the Things You Are
Autumn Leaves
Body and Soul
The Boy Next Door
Corcovado
Days Of Wine and Roses
Desafinado
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
A Foggy Day
Gentle Rain
Girl from Ipanema
God Bless the Child
Green Dolphin Street
Dolphin Dance
Have You Met Miss Jones
How Deep is the Ocean
How High is the Moon
If I Were A Bell
I Love You
I Remember You
I Thought About You
Like Someone In Love
Misty
My One and Only Love
My Romance
Night And Day
Road Song
Stella by Starlight
Stompin at the Savoy
Sunny
Take the A Train
Windows
50s Band
Jazz Band
Pop Band
Swing Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Acoustic Band
20s Band
30s Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Weddings
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Retirement Parties
Divorce Parties
Mardi Gras Party
Anniversaries
Labor Day Parties
Please note Prickly Pair - A Jazz Duo will also travel to Glendale, Tempe, Peoria, Chandler, Sun City, Laveen, Mesa, Scottsdale, Cashion, Paradise Valley, Gilbert, Sun Lakes, Tolleson, Avondale, Higley, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Youngtown, El Mirage, Fountain Hill, Sun City West, Queen Creek, Sacaton, Surprise, Maricopa, Fort Mcdowell, Apache Junction, Waddell, Carefree, Wickenburg.
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