Post # 1
Has anyone used a live horn section or going to use one? Anyone been to a wedding that had one?
We’re thinking of getting them & a DJ since the reception is not large enough to have a 5-piece band.
Where would I even begin looking for a live horn section in the Boston area? Any recommendations for a DJ as well?? TIA.
Post # 3
Mr. H and I are thinking of having both a jazz combo and a DJ. This is a little different than a horn section, but similar in that we will be having both live music and radio music. The thing thats most appealing to me is the variety. During toasts, dessert, and coctail hour the soothing jazz will be nice (plus my brother is the saxophonist!) then the DJ will be there to help our guests party the night away.
Post # 4
yea, that’s exactly what we were thinking. have the horn section for the cocktail hour & stay on the terrace while the DJ is in the restaurant ‘making the party’ (terrace is off the restaurant, people can go back & forth).
Post # 5
just a horn section? Playign what exactly? That holds potential for ear pirrcing volume. Do you mean a dixieland style combo horn seciton, brass band?
One suggesiton is gypysy jazz and 20s/30s jazz rather than modern snooze-y jazz. it’s more upbeat. If volume is of concern go with stringed instruments and maybe one horn. horn section could be iff-y
Post # 6
good questions AJAzure-BVMedia. I have no idea. Someone mentioned it to my mother who in turn mentioned it to me. That’s why I asked the beehive if anyone had heard about it. The horn-section would be used for the cocktail hour and would be playing on an outdoor terrace. I’ll have to get more info…
Post # 7
We’re having a band with a horn section, but it’s a full band. 10 members!