The Hard Coretet

Jazz Quartet from Arlington, VA - Will travel up to 10 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2012

$200 - $2000 per event
About
The Hard Coretet is a group of versatile musicians ready and willing to provide the music for a wide variety of settings. Whether you want entertaining and original modern jazz for a performance setting, relaxing renditions of standards to create ambience at your restaurant or corporate event, or lively swing to keep the guests at your wedding reception dancing, we are ready to work with you. We have an extensive repertoire that includes standards, jazz classics, modern jazz, latin jazz, funk and originals. We are also always more than happy to do our best to honor requests.

The Hard Coretet is lead by trumpeter Carson Wahl and guitarist Griffin Semple. Carson and Griffin began playing together as teenagers as members of the Virginia Music Adventures program. Through this organization, they were able to perform around the world, including the Dominican Republic, Turkey, Peru, Ecuador, Australia, throughout Europe, and on a Caribbean cruise.
Carson and Griffin both completed jazz studies degrees at Loyola University in New Orleans. Studying jazz and music composition in the city where jazz was born simultaneously connected them to the roots of jazz while inspiring them to explore possibilities for the future of jazz. Being in New Orleans also gave them the opportunity to play at numerous renowned venues in the french quarter and the prestigious New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
In addition to performing regularly in New Orleans and the D.C. area, Carson and Griffin also teach and inspire the next generation of musicians, instructing students of the Virginia Music Adventures program as well as teaching in various other capacities.
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Anniversary Party

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The Hard Coretet was AWESOME!! They were everything and MORE than we expected! From the beginning of the booking to the end of our event, they were nothing but professional! Griffin, the lead guitarist, worked with us from the onset and was very accommodating to our needs! He was open to all request and tried to make sure all requested music was learned and played at our event. Our guest raved at the level of expertise in the sound and skill! The entire trio was warm and inviting! They interacted with the guest and made everyone feel "right at home"! We will DEFINITELY use them again and again in the future! Don't miss out on this group....AMAZING!! Derek & Kelly

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Corporate Function

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The Hard Coretet was absolutely fabulous! They played a very nice selection of jazz for my Sunday Brunch. The music was a soothing backdrop to all of the guests in attendance. I would call them again to perform at another event I would have. They made my event that much more memorable. Received a lot of favorable compliments of The Hard Coretet and wish them much success!!!

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Private Party

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I hired the Hard Coretet to play at a fundraiser I held at my home. They were absolutely amazing. The arrived on time and actually started playing early as we were setting up. Because we had a series of presentations and speakers, the group needed to play small sessions. They were very accomodating. This is a group of very talented musicians. Their playlist was long and very flexible -- they took requests. Their professionalism impressed all of us. I would without question hire them for another event of any type. Very, very highly recommend!

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Private Party

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The Hard Coretet played for a Cocktail Reception in our French Quarter Courtyard and they fit right in with all the guests. The song choice was right-on and the volume in which they played was perfect. Our guest truly enjoyed listening to the three musicians. All three are very talented and the best part of the cocktail reception. I would recommend them to others looking for a little jazz to add to a party.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Wonderful Musicians! The Hard Coretet were hired to play a birthday party I was hosting. From our first contact to the day of the event, they were professional, courteous and very easy to work with. I was a little concerned because they were younger than I was expecting but I was VERY pleasantly surprised. As a group they are extremely talented musicians with experience beyond their years. Their repetoire' of songs was impressive, they've mastered a variety of old and new standards. The Happy Birthday trumpet serenade was so wonderful it brought the birthday girl to tears! We all thoroughly enjoyed their music and I highly recommend The Hard Coretet.

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Wedding Reception

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The Hard Coretet was a really great band, especially for my function since it was a small, intimate affair. But I think they would also work for large functions. They were very accomodating and I received many compliments about them from the other wedding guests. I would definitely recommend them and hire them again.

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Family Reunion

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Review from the recipient of the surprise birthday performance: Recently (September 2) I had the honor to listen to the Hard Coretet Band. This time they played in a private setting (house). For this performance the “Coretet” consisted of a trio: trumpet/bugle, bass, and guitar. The three young musicians showed that they mastered anything jazz under the sun. They are very strong in the bebop idiom. However, when asked, they knew how to give a tune from the Great American Songbook a very fresh sounding modern jazz interpretation. In summary, the Coretet IS a “Must Hear” group. BvG My own review: I strongly recommend The Hard Coretet for your next event!

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2014
Aug
9
Anniversary Party
Deale, MD
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Jan
26
Corporate Function
Bel Air, MD
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2013
Sep
21
Private Party
Great Falls, VA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2013
Apr
20
Wedding Ceremony
Destrehan, LA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2012
Nov
29
Private Party
New Orleans, LA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2012
Nov
24
Birthday Party (Adult)
New Orleans, LA
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2012
Oct
6
Wedding Reception
Metairie, LA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2012
Sep
2
Family Reunion
New Orleans, LA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Days of Wine and Roses
Someday My Prince Will Come
Bye Bye Blackbird
Fly Me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra
The Way You look Tonight
Frank Sinatra
Misty
Stardust
'Round Midnight
Thelonius Monk
The Girl from Ipanema
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Dolphin Dance
Herbie Hancock
Billie's Bounce
Charlie Parker
Ornithology
Charlie Parker
Skylark
In a Sentimental Mood
Take the "A" Train
Duke Ellington
So What
Miles Davis
Naima
John Coltrane
Just a Closer Walk
St. James Infirmary
When the Saints Go Marching In
Bourbon St. Parade
Lil' Liza Jane
Wave
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Afro Blue
You are the Sunshine of My Life
Stevie Wonder
Norwegian Wood
The Beatles
Tears from Heaven
Eric Clapton
Cissy Strut
The Meters
A Change is Gonna Come
Same Cooke
Tell Me Something Good
Rufus
September
Earth, Wind & Fire
Cantaloupe Island
Herbie Hancock
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note The Hard Coretet will also travel to Alexandria, Washington, Falls Church, Oxon Hill, Suitland, Temple Hills, Bethesda, Brentwood, Capital Heights, Capitol Heights, Chevy Chase, Mount Rainier, Springfield, Annandale, District Heights, Fort Washington, Hyattsville, Mc Lean, McLean, Takoma Park.
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