The Secret Jazz Band played at our wedding and we all LOVED them. They played our first dance song live and NAILED it. I attend a lot of live music performances and I rate The Secret Jazz Band as a top notch band. Their talent is amazing as is their professionalism and communication. The ambiance they provided for our special evening will be forever foremost in our memories. Have I mentioned, I just couldn't stop dancing?! and our guests are still talking about "the band"! Our Day Of Planner has added them to her preferred vendor list. We took someone's advise in their review – “hire them and don’t look back” – and now I’m passing that advice to you too!
The Secret Jazz Band creates a unique, up-beat, classy-vintage atmosphere by performing an authentic mix of 20s, 30s and 40s Jazz, Bossa Nova, Swing and Soul. The band is a perfect fit to complement popular event themes such as Roaring 20's, Great Gatsby, Old Hollywood and the Speakeasy Clubs of the Jazz Age. The band can also liven up the dance floor if that is where your party wants to go! The band has performed numerous events, venues and performances all over Southern California and beyond. They have had the pleasure of performing at such venues as the world famous House of Blues (Anaheim), The Segerstrom Center for the Arts, The Sands Expo at The Venetian in Las Vegas and Pier Sixty in New York City
ABOUT - The Secret Jazz Band was formed by couple Katie Harris (vocals) and Tom Brayton (drums) out of a long time love for jazz. The two have had an eclectic musical journey that has seen them work professionally in the rock, pop and jazz worlds as touring musicians, studio musicians, songwriters and band leaders. Their music has been heard in film and television, including Legally Blonde (MGM), What Lies Beneath (Dreamworks), Ugly Betty (ABC), The Road To Stardom With Missy Elliott (UPN) and music for Fox Sports. The Secret Jazz Band has also appeared in an episode of I Found The Gown on TLC.
With The Secret Jazz Band, Katie and Tom have had the privilege of playing with some of L.A.'s best jazz musicians who have played with the likes of Jane Monheit, Royal Crown Revue, Engelbert Humperdinck and Jane Lynch.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING - Some quotes from GigMasters client reviews: "Please do yourself a favor. Book this band and never look back. The reviews don't lie." ... "Katie's voice was sublime and the guys were incredibly talented and friendly." ... "The music was awesome — the playing and singing first-rate. I give them five stars all the way" ... "My family and friends have not stopped calling me RAVING about the wedding and how perfect the music was. PICK THIS BAND!!"
EXPERIENCE -With over 10 years of performing and event experience, Katie and the band are professional, accommodating and flexible during the planning process. We are always happy to talk or email anytime to discuss any adjustments to make sure your special event runs smoothly. We love what we do - both before and during the event!
WEDDINGS - Whether you are planning your own wedding or using a professional planner, The Secret Jazz Band is more than just a band. We will also become a part of the planning process. We likes to take 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 Secret Jazz Band is a completely self-contained band. The band comes with it's own sound system, stage lights and pre-recorded background music during band breaks. We can also provide a wireless microphone for your speeches, toasts and announcements.
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