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Jeremy Davis & the Fabulous Equinox

Rincon , GA

LOCATION

332 Weisenbaker Road
Rincon, GA US 31326 (map)

PHONE

912-547-3196

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. Trust us, we’ve done thousands! You want to start your married life off with a bang! Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous... Read more
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. Trust us, we’ve done thousands! You want to start your married life off with a bang! Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox team specialize in making your big day a musical dream come true. We offer: The spectacular full big band, big band with strings, the “little” big band, small jazz combos with or without vocalists, Motown and R&B. We can even mix and match a bit of this and that. If this doesn’t sound like what you want musically, call us and we’ll put together your vision for your reception. ☺ We’ve produced wedding events all across the country from one extreme to the other. Equinox has produced major events from Verizon Heritage and Liberty Mutual PGA events to weddings at the country’s most premier venues. We are not the cheapest option, but we are one of the very best. You’ll experience the difference. We’d love the opportunity to work with you.

Bio:
Live from Savannah , GA , raised in the Louisiana Delta and now performing across the nation, Jeremy Davis is proud to present his Fabulous Equinox Jazz Orchestra. Don’t expect a concert or a jazz recital, but a one-of-a kind, high-energy stage show featuring some of the best entertainers and musicians the industry has to offer. Their fresh approach to the Great-American Big-Band revival developing across the nation is revolutionary, and their success has developed from several key elements:

Jeremy Davis, Band-leader: As a business professional and phenomenal tenor sax player, Jeremy has surrounded himself with only the best and most professional musicians. His enthusiastic vision and determination has created a product that wows the young and old alike, meeting and surpassing all audience expectations.

Hoppy Hallman, Arranger: This world-class musical director has worked with such notables as Connie Frances, Vanessa Williams, Gene Barry, Rosemary Clooney, Wayne Newton and has produced music for several Disney films and hundreds of other well-known projects. Now, Dr. Hallman works with Jeremy to develop fresh and exciting new versions of standards from the Great American Songbook.

Clay Johnson, Singer: Raised in a family of Southern Gospel singers, Clay was born to entertain. his life long friendship with Jeremy brings a magic to the stage that is born from hundreds of “on the road” shows for many years, where together they learned how to entertain and engage audiences.

Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra perform more than jazz, more than a big band, they put on a show. In his own words, Jeremy describes the band as, “The Rat Pack meets The Dean Martin Variety Show with a touch of A Prairie Home Companion. It’s plain to see that we love what we do, and we love our fans. We’re not your grandfather’s big band.”

For the really special occasions, Jeremy brings along three more singers for an amazing cast of premier voices and real “Rat-Pack” banter that will keep you howling! The entire package showcases one of the greatest aggregates of professional, notable musicians ever assembled into a big band. Now, you have the formula for a memorable evening of entertainment. Everyone remembers the music!

Also available are smaller entertainment groups, such as a nine-piece small band with vocalist(s), or a jazz quintet (five-piece) with vocalist(s). These smaller groups are offered for occasions of limited space, budget restrictions, etc.



Presenter letters of recommendation, recent reviews, & quote sheet

“Jeremy Davis & Equinox completed the perfect wedding at the perfect location. Their professionalism was greatly appreciated and their talent unsurpassed- every guest had their feet on the dance floor the entire evening!”

Lisa M. Krajewski
Group Sales Manager
Blackberry Farm
Walland, TN

“Jeremy and his team have made two of our family wedding amazing with their music. If I had more children, he’d do their wedding too!

The Smith Family
Augusta, GA

“We used The Equinox Orchestra for our reception. Two major thumbs up!! Jeremy really catered to the specific things we wanted. Even the crazy ones!”
Jenna Toussaint
New Orleans, LA

“The Equinox Jazz Orchestra exceeded our expectations on every level. With a crowd notoriously hard to please, you had them swinging from the first song to the last.”
-Sage Crump, Program Director, Performing Arts Exchange, Southern Arts Federation

The Equinox Jazz Orchestra has rocked our house for the 4th of July each of the last four years helping make our celebration a hot ticket in Savannah . Jeremy Davis and his group have consistently delivered us great crowds”.
-Ken Carter, Executive Director, Lucas Theatre , Savannah , GA

“One of the hottest tickets in the city.”
- Savannah Morning News

"A real class act! Undoubtedly the best concert I've attended in years. Just the right mix of jazz, ballads, pop and traditional favorites performed by a superbly polished orchestra. I found myself totally caught up in the big band experience."
-Tommy Usrey, CEO, Northeast Louisiana Arts Council

“[other ensembles] don’t have the breadth and verve of the Equinox Orchestra”
-The News Star, Monroe , LA

“gratitude…for the creative inspiration that you brought to our efforts on behalf of the audience of Johnny Mercer fans everywhere.”
-Friends of Johnny Mercer (nonprofit educational 501c3)

“ Louisiana saxman Jeremy Davis brings a taste of New Orleans jazz.”
-Connect Savannah

“What a superb and exciting show…It was wonderful and we want more.”
- Savannah Morning News

"Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Jazz Orchestra performed for our 5th anniversary celebration here at the beautiful Carson Center in Paducah , KY. Wow, what a big band! These guys put on one amazing program! The sound, look and presence of the group were absolutely fantastic and professional in every way. They entertained a very distinguished audience during dinner and ended the evening with the whole crowd dancing the night away. Jeremy Davis and this crew were considerate, flexible and caring. I would highly recommend Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Jazz Orchestra to anyone looking for something special.
-Brian Laczko, Executive Director, Carson Center , Paducah , KY

“Jazz is alive and well in the hands of Jeremy Davis and Equinox”
-Fred Wesley, Musical Director for James Brown and world famous musician Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
Big Band, Funk, Jazz, Motown, Orchestra, R&B, Soul, Strings, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Super Sharp all black with coats and ties or Tux....
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes.. Please visit www.equinoxjazz.com to see videos, hear audio and see great live performance shots.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes. We do it all the time. As long as it's not Big Pimpin'...you gotta draw the line somewhere! :)
How much time do you usually need for setup?
It depends upon the size of the group. All but the big band only takes about 30 minutes to set up. The full group may take as much as and hour to load in and get rolling.
How much space do you usually require?
20x30 is the biggest. We have set up with the quartet in 6x6 area. We'll work with your space.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We have some very professional looking signage. Typically we do not set that stuff up at weddings unless requested.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We can do minimal lighting to "The works"!
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
As much as you would like. We can work the crowd or just deliver wonderful background music.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
As much as you would like... After thousands of shows out on the road, Entertaining is the name of the game.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We will work with your schedule. Typically we take a short 5 to 10 minute break ever hour and 15 minutes or so. Again we can shape breaks to fit your desires. We are also easy on the vendor meals. Sometimes we eat what the guests eat, other times we eat provided vendor meals before the event or during...and still other times we'll eat before the event. Whatever you prefer is just fine with us. We're not there to eat, we're their to entertain you and your guests.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
yes.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
We have a massive network of world class musicians that extends all across the country. We've never missed a date or had an event compromised due to someone failing to "make it to the gig". Here's an extreme example. Very recently the band and I were traveling to the Charleston area for a huge wedding affair. In route, the guitar player totaled his car half way to the job coming from Atlanta! He had the bass player with him!! They couldn't make it in time...SO, we got to work pulling together our network of players. In the end, we had two fantastic musicians step in and absolutely do a fantastic job. The bride and groom never knew there was a disaster that day. That's the plan! You can trust us with your most special day. We'll deliver!!
What is your overtime rate?
It depends upon the size of the band. We'll work that out in advance so there is no surprises.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Nope. Our price includes the band, the singers, the instruments, the travel, special musical arrangements, lighting and much enthusiasm.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Again it depends upon the size of the ensemble we bring. Usually between 10% and 20%. Some folks pay 50% upfront. Others pay 100% upfront. Whatever works for you

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james
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Jeremy and his band played at my wedding on 8/30/14. There are not enough stars on this scale to adequately show what a great band they are. They sounded incredible! By far the best band I have ever heard at a wedding, and they were playing at mine! The singer (Clay) was amazing. The band never played off key and they kept people on the dance floor. If you want your reception to be classy and fun, BOOK THIS BAND NOW while you still have time!
Jeremy and his band played at my wedding on 8/30/14. There are not enough stars on this scale to adequately show what a Read more...
Jeremy and his band played at my wedding on 8/30/14. There are not enough stars on this scale to adequately show what a great band they are. They sounded incredible! By far the best band I have ever heard at a wedding, and they were playing at mine! The singer (Clay) was amazing. The band never played off key and they kept people on the dance floor. If you want your reception to be classy and fun, BOOK THIS BAND NOW while you still have time! Read less
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Perfect We had a great event made possible by Jeremy Davis and Eqinox
Perfect We had a great event made possible by Jeremy Davis and Eqinox
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Miranda
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Jeremy worked with me over the last year to coordinate a live Jazz quartet to play at my Ships of the Sea Museum wedding. Jeremy was amazing to work with, his enthusiasm for his craft was obvious, and if you've heard his band, you'll know why, hands down they are AMAZING! My husband loves Sinatra and we really wanted to incorporate that genera of music into our special day and I can attest to the fact that Jeremy Davis and his musicians NAILED it! The guests RAVED about how amazing and impressive the band was, to include vocals by the talented Trae Gurley! They effortlessly played our requested song for our first dance, Nat King Cole's L-O-V-E. And they seamless coordinated with my wedding planner, Andrea, of Gray-Harper Event Maker! I highly recommend Jeremy and his musicians to anyone aspiring to make an impression and have memorable music at their event! Thanks to you, Jeremy, and your wonderful and talented musicians for making our day so memorable!
Jeremy worked with me over the last year to coordinate a live Jazz quartet to play at my Ships of the Sea Museum wedding. Read more...
Jeremy worked with me over the last year to coordinate a live Jazz quartet to play at my Ships of the Sea Museum wedding. Jeremy was amazing to work with, his enthusiasm for his craft was obvious, and if you've heard his band, you'll know why, hands down they are AMAZING! My husband loves Sinatra and we really wanted to incorporate that genera of music into our special day and I can attest to the fact that Jeremy Davis and his musicians NAILED it! The guests RAVED about how amazing and impressive the band was, to include vocals by the talented Trae Gurley! They effortlessly played our requested song for our first dance, Nat King Cole's L-O-V-E. And they seamless coordinated with my wedding planner, Andrea, of Gray-Harper Event Maker! I highly recommend Jeremy and his musicians to anyone aspiring to make an impression and have memorable music at their event! Thanks to you, Jeremy, and your wonderful and talented musicians for making our day so memorable! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Jeremy and the Equinox Jazz Band were fabulous to work with. From the start, Jeremy worked closely with us to decide upon a quintet for the size, style and venue for our day. They were such a huge part of our day and I could never imagine having anyone else there. Their renditions were more beautiful than many of the original songs and I wish I could purchase a CD of the evening and listen all of the time! My next goal is to hear them again at one of their shows. No question about it, they are absolutely amazing. Thank you all- you were fantastic!
Jeremy and the Equinox Jazz Band were fabulous to work with. From the start, Jeremy worked closely with us to decide upon Read more...
Jeremy and the Equinox Jazz Band were fabulous to work with. From the start, Jeremy worked closely with us to decide upon a quintet for the size, style and venue for our day. They were such a huge part of our day and I could never imagine having anyone else there. Their renditions were more beautiful than many of the original songs and I wish I could purchase a CD of the evening and listen all of the time! My next goal is to hear them again at one of their shows. No question about it, they are absolutely amazing. Thank you all- you were fantastic! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Amy
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Jeremy and his band love what they do and it is impossible not to see it. They are fun, artistic, excellent musicians who had the room swinging from the moment they walked through the doors into our reception. My husband and I were a bit concerned about the flow of things, from our first dance to speeches,etc. but Jeremy assured us that all he needed was a nod and he would make sure all was smooth. He was totally on top of it and the entire thing was seemless. If you want more than the same old pop songs you hear at every wedding, go with The Fabulous Equinox. These guys are the real deal.
Jeremy and his band love what they do and it is impossible not to see it. They are fun, artistic, excellent musicians who Read more...
Jeremy and his band love what they do and it is impossible not to see it. They are fun, artistic, excellent musicians who had the room swinging from the moment they walked through the doors into our reception. My husband and I were a bit concerned about the flow of things, from our first dance to speeches,etc. but Jeremy assured us that all he needed was a nod and he would make sure all was smooth. He was totally on top of it and the entire thing was seemless. If you want more than the same old pop songs you hear at every wedding, go with The Fabulous Equinox. These guys are the real deal. Read less
Services Used: Band
Jeremy Davis & the Fabulous Equinox responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for the kind words!
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Greg
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Can't get better than these guys. Our jazz band cancelled at the last moment (one week prior to the date of the event), and Equinox happened to be available. They are a little on the higher end of the cost side, but these guys are worth it. They know what they are doing, and they helped add a very special touch to our wedding.

We only used Equinox for the cocktail hour and immediately after the ceremony, where the led a New Orleans-style second line to the site of the reception.

It was fabulous working with them, and we really couldn't have asked for it to be more perfect.
Can't get better than these guys. Our jazz band cancelled at the last moment (one week prior to the date of the event), Read more...
Can't get better than these guys. Our jazz band cancelled at the last moment (one week prior to the date of the event), and Equinox happened to be available. They are a little on the higher end of the cost side, but these guys are worth it. They know what they are doing, and they helped add a very special touch to our wedding.

We only used Equinox for the cocktail hour and immediately after the ceremony, where the led a New Orleans-style second line to the site of the reception.

It was fabulous working with them, and we really couldn't have asked for it to be more perfect. Read less
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Jeremy Davis & the Fabulous Equinox responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for the kind words!

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