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East Side Jazz - a jazz trio or quartet or One Man Saxophone Band

Cumberland , ON
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LOCATION

1085 Durant CRT
Cumberland, ON CA K4C 1B8 (map)

PHONE

613-833-3509

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

I specialize in live music for wedding receptions and corporate events. My groups have lots of experience playing wedding receptions in the Ottawa area as well as many other events... Read more
I specialize in live music for wedding receptions and corporate events. My groups have lots of experience playing wedding receptions in the Ottawa area as well as many other events including the Ottawa Jazz Festival for several years.

My trio - East Side Trio - or my solo performance - One Man Saxophone Band - are excellent ways to have great live music at your wedding reception. The music is perfect as background for the reception cocktails and/or dinner. If you want dancing later the trio can be expanded to a quartet or larger as needed.

My solo performance - One Man Saxophone Band - is unique in that while I perform solo what you and your guests hear is larger sized groups from a quartet up to a big band. The repertoire is very wide including lots of jazz standards, pop, Latin, funky blues, smooth jazz and more. This is an excellent way to hear wonderful live music while keeping the costs low. The solo performance also needs much less space than other groups.

There is lots of information and sound clips on my personal web page - ralphhopper.ca - and I am always happy to work with clients to ensure that the music you hear on your special day is exactly what you want.

I provide quotes for my services and work out details with each client in advance of any deposit or commitment for the booking. Once you are happy with the details I then take a 25% deposit with the balance due the day of the booking.

So, don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about your wedding reception plans.

Thanks,

Ralph Hopper

ralph.hopper@rogers.com or 613.833.3509 Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Medium (4-6 musicians), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
Big Band, Blues, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Pop, Reggae, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
No
What is your band's usual attire?
Suit - Tux - casual - all based on the clients request
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
yes - lots of sound clips on my personal web site
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
yes - have done this frequently for special tune request by a client
How much time do you usually need for setup?
1 hour
How much space do you usually require?
10'x10' for the solo act, a larger space for the trio and quartet
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
I only supply our own equipment - all instruments and sound equipment as needed for the booking.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
yes - based on the nature of the booking and typically not between every tune.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
I would typically try different kinds of tunes to see if there is a response to other styles such as tangos, waltzes, reggaes, slow or fast tempos, etc...
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Typically a 3 hour booking is 3 sets with 2 short breaks within each hour. If it suits the booking I have played two 90 minute sets with a longer break between. For bookings of 4 hours or more a meal is very welcome.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
yes - when requested by the client to do so.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
I have several musicians on call for any booking and as such I can contact someone else from the group to fill in if needed.
What is your overtime rate?
$80 per hour per musician
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No travel time is charged within the Ottawa area. If the drive is longer than an hour, extra is charged.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
No deposit is required until the client is satisfied with the detail of the booking and then I take a 25% deposit to firm up the booking with the contract signing. The balance is due on the date of the booking - cheque or cash in either case.

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