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Kazz Music

New York , NY

LOCATION

New York, NY US 10012 (map)

PHONE

646-621-0249

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Kazz Music Orchestra is one of the premier NYC and Hudson Valley Wedding Bands - and Kazz comes with an affordable price tag that makes their quality of music a steal!!! Serving the... Read more
The Kazz Music Orchestra is one of the premier NYC and Hudson Valley Wedding Bands - and Kazz comes with an affordable price tag that makes their quality of music a steal!!! Serving the NYC, Westchester, The Hudson Valley, and the entire Tri-State area, the Kazz Music Orchestra plays the greatest dance hits, from Motown up through today's hottest dance music and everything in between. The band's goal is to get ALL of your guests on the dance floor! With the flexibility to perform as small as 6 musicians, or as large as 9 musicians, the Kazz Music Orchestra has the flexibility to meet nearly any budget, or any size party. We are not an agency - we are an independent band featuring some of NYC's top musicians, so we save you money on agency fees since you'll be booking and working with us directly!

In addition to great music, the band places a special emphasis on planning events. Our unique wedding planning document helps make the entire planning process fun and easy, and has been called a huge timesaver by past clients. Another thing you'll hear over and over from past Kazz clients is how much time and dedication you'll get from the Kazz Music Orchestra. We know how much goes into planning a wedding, and we truly want to make it as easy and stress-free as possible!

Our individual musician credentials include performances and / or recordings with Carrie Underwood, Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin, Macy Gray, 'N Sync, Roberta Flack, Diana Ross, Trace Adkins, and many other big names. But more importantly, the members of The Kazz Music Orchestra have performed at hundreds of weddngs and events, so we know how to make your day perfect!

Contact us today to find out how we can partner together to make your wedding a success! Visit us online at www.kazzmusic.com for photos, videos, references, song lists, and FAQs about the group! As one of the top NYC and Hudson Valley Wedding Bands, the Kazz Music Orchestra is an ideal choice for your wedding!

Contact Joe, Saxophonist / Director of The Kazz Music Orchestra, at (646) 621-0249 or joe@kazzmusic.com today!

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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)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Classic Rock, Classical, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
All Black. Guys wear black suits with black shirts and black ties. Ladies wear black dresses.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Absolutely! We'll typically learn up to 4 new songs for a wedding if you've got special songs you'd like to hear from us!
How much time do you usually need for setup?
We typically need about an hour and a half to set everything up and do a quick sound check, although we like to arrive earlier than that just to avoid any potential issues that may arise with logistics.
How much space do you usually require?
We request a space of 23' by 12' for the full 9 piece band, and can usually shrink down a little smaller than that for smaller versions of the band. Overall, we're flexible and will squeeze into whatever space you're able to provide us!
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
We are happy to emcee your event. Typically, we don't talk between songs. You hired us to play music, not to hear us talk. So, we play a lot of medleys of music where we segue directly from one song to the next in our performances.
What is your overtime rate?
Our standard block of time for a wedding reception is for up to 4 hours of time. You may extend our services as a full band for up to an additional hour at a rate of $75 per musician per half hour or portion thereof.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We require a deposit of $200/musician to secure a date, with the remaining balance being due the date of your wedding or event.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Kazz Music Orchestra brought our wedding to a level we never could have imagined! Leading up to the big day, they were incredibly organized and responsive to our wishes and worked with our other vendors to help the reception move smoothly. As a professional musician myself, I can attest that musically, this band is second to none. They have a diverse repertoire, play with incredible groove in all styles and engage with the guests in a way that only live music can make possible. A huge thank you to Kazz and the gang!
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Erin
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was held at a beautiful park on a perfect summer night. Despite the acres of grounds to explore and a bonfire that was lit at dusk, with the Kazz Music Orchestra playing the pavilion remained the center of the reception, with a large crowd of guests gathered on the dance floor throughout the evening. They played great songs with universal appeal, remained energetic for the full 4 hours and it was obvious that they genuinely enjoyed being at our wedding and playing with one another. We also truly appreciated their organization leading up to the wedding, including their initiative to coordinate with our other vendors. I could not have imagined a more wonderful wedding and the Kazz Music Orchestra played such a significant role in making this a reality. I offer my highest possible recommendation for this incredible group!
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Emily
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
There is zero chance that you will regret hiring this band for your wedding. Seriously, just do it.

The cost of hiring a band is significant, but it can (and did, for us) dramatically improve the tone and feel of your wedding. They were worth every single penny. Joe and the Kazz crew were incredible to work with, from our initial emails and phone calls to the very last song. Joe will be your main point of contact - he might be the most organized person I've met, and will certainly be the most organized vendor you'll have for your wedding.

Kazz also went far to make our songs personal - Joe called us a week or two before our wedding and said he'd thought about a mashup of two songs we'd requested (our minds imploded when he told us - it was a great idea) and it was little touches like that one that set them apart from other vendors.

Among the many compliments we received about Kazz was the quote, "I think if you didn't have food or booze, and just had Kazz, your wedding reception still would have been the best one I've been to." Hire Kazz now, and then please invite us to your wedding so that we can re-live the experience... :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My (now) husband and I agreed that our wedding reception band was maybe THE most important thing to us on our big day. We're both musicians, and had pretty high standards! We spent a good deal of time browsing bands in the NY State/NYC area, and once we came across Kazz Music knew immediately they were the band for us (even just by their collection of impressive video footage and press kit).

Once we solidified our arrangement with them, Joe (the main contact) was the most responsive person I worked with out of all of our wedding vendors. Even if he was out of town, he would reply to my email just to let me know he received it and that'd he be in touch soon with the requested information. I can't tell you how important that is, because unfortunately it's rare when you work with some of these wedding vendors and they take ages to reply. Not the case with these guys!

I would highly recommend getting all of the pieces of the ensemble available (the full horn section was incredible). Most of the good wedding music involves horns and it would sound best with them included in the arrangement...well worth it!!

The band did an amazing job at our wedding reception. They played our first dance/mother&groom/bride&father songs so well that I'm dying to get a copy of their versions because they were better than the originals! The rest of the night they kept the dance floor full, and even let me and my bridesmaids perform "Proud Mary" with them. :)

Beyond the great performance and responsiveness, even our venue coordinator said that Kazz Music was hands down the most professional band he's ever worked with in his career.

So basically, if you want an amazing group of musicians to rock your reception and be as professional and responsive as they come, book Kazz Music immediately!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Joe Kaczorowski and his band are absolutely AMAZING.

From our first meeting to our departing hugs at the end of the wedding night Joe has been an incredible partner, planner and creative resource.

The communication was SUPERIOR, the attitude and energy of the band warm, positive and supportive. The music and singing was incredible and authentic...there are no carbon copy covers of songs with Kazz...it'a all real - all heart and soul - all talent - all good. EVERYONE at the wedding loved them.

After a year of preparing for this wedding I am a little sad that there is no more official wedding business to keep us together. I plan to visit them at their music venue in the village and hopefully we will get the chance to work together again...maybe our daughter and son-in-law's first year anniversary :)

A TRULY REMARKABLE BAND and a terrific planning partner to work with.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We witnessed the dynamic energy that Kazz could bring to a wedding firsthand when they performed at a friend’s wedding last year. I don’t use the word “perform” lightly. Kazz is not a wedding band that fades into the background – you and your guests won’t forget that there is a group of supremely talented musicians moving the festivities along. That said, the band doesn’t take center stage all the time and strikes the perfect balance during dinner, speeches and slow moments with tasteful, restrained sounds. From the moment we started working with Joe, months before the wedding, we knew that he was not managing a run of the mill wedding band. Joe was truly excited about some parties where they had just preformed, and about upcoming shows. He came in from Westchester to meet us for a drink in NYC just to get to know us better. When asked to learn two songs that meant a great deal to each of our families, Joe didn’t skip a beat in agreeing to take on the task. For a fraction of the price of most wedding entertainment, Joe takes the extra steps to make sure the evening unfolds exactly as you want it to. Kazz was responsible for the most wonderful surprise of the night, and their ability to make it happen shows just how far they will go make your night. Our fathers both play guitar and decided to form the “father-in-law blues band” for one night only. Decked in the bedazzled blazers of the Blues Brothers, they performed an original number with Kazz backing them up. It was abundantly clear that Joe and the crew had worked closely with these aging rock stars in the weeks leading up to the wedding to help them sound incredible. We unequivocally recommend that you make the Kazz Music Orchestra a part of your wedding festivities. They are reasonably priced, extremely easy to work with and will do whatever it takes to bring your party to the next level. Give Joe a call, remove all anxiety from one of the most important aspects of your wedding, and prepare to be blown away.
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Jenna
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Kazz music orchestra is an absolute pleasure to work with. They were extremely flexible and helped me achieve our vision of having all Motown/60s music for our wedding. Joe, the band leader was quick to answer his emails and detailed with his suggestions ans feedback. We worked very closely on the song list, and his musical knowledge is unparalleled. He was attentive to all of our needs and easily handled any changes that arose. We appreciated their professionalism, but even more importantly, they are talented! What a group of performers; you can tell everyone is passionate about what they do and that they were enjoying themselves. They kept the party going until midnight. I've already recommended them to a friend's sister who will use them for their wedding. I would highly recommend them to any couple, because they make the planning process enjoyable!
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Beth
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
AMAZING band. My guests were awed by the singer, Rhonda and danced all night. Even the photographer said this was the best wedding band he's heard!! Make sure you get the full horn section, it's well worth it!
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Gus
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Joey Kazz and his orchestra are the best party band around. They just played my wedding znd people cant stop talking about them. Their singers are top notch and can sing ANYTHING! And those HORNS! I'm a musician myself and there's nothing like hearing a full horn section playing Motown. One of the best services they offer is the ability to learn up to four new songs not on their playlist for your wedding. Get this band if you want if you want the best! True professionals!
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Sara
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
You don't need to even read any further, just BOOK THIS BAND ASAP. If you need more here are the top three things: 1. The band as a whole is out of this world spectacular. All my guests could not stop saying how great they were. The chemistry this band has is one of a kind. They truly love playing together and it shows. 2. Joe is so professional and a real expert. Once you book there really isn't too much more you need to do. You can tell right out of the gate this isn't Joe's first rodeo. 3. They learn songs for you?! You can get up to 4 new songs, I was so lucky to get 5 and! the band learned some new songs just days before the wedding. Cannot stress enough how much this band made my wedding day. Do yourself a favor and book them and if you live in the NYC area you can see them live; they play a show at the Groove (west village) 1x a month. Your welcome <3
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Private User
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not possibly express the extend of my ecstatic joy in having Kazz play at my wedding. They band was outstanding and nearly everyone one of our guests insisted that it was among the best (if not THE best) wedding bands they had ever heard. Everyone was up dancing the entire evening - from my 2 year-old cousin to my 93 great-aunt. When we were looking for wedding bands we drove into NYC to see Kazz play at a bar in the Village. Unfortunately we got there late and my wife (then fiance) only heard the last few chords of their last song -- she was sold immediately because the band just had "the sound." And at our wedding night Kazz exceeded our already very high expectations. Their wheel house is soul, motown, classic rock and contemporary songs -- but they learned a few special country and folk songs for us which were just as good.

On the planning front Joe, the band leader, was exceptionally helpful. He was basically our defacto wedding planning since he gave us so much expert advice on what the schedule for the night should be and coordinated with our venue (the Belvedere Mansion just south of Rhinebeck, NY.)

The night was perfect in large part to Kazz!
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Sophia
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
The bandleader, Joe, was an absolute pleasure to work with - an unusual mix of extremely professional and on top of every detail, as well as super friendly, personable, and easy going. Our other vendors even commented how great he was to work with – which definitely made everything run smoothly. I was thrilled when I found out that Kazz was available for our wedding date, especially since comparable bands seem to be quite a bit more expensive. What we really wanted for our wedding reception was a great dance party and that's exactly what we got. After working with Joe and hearing the band’s demos we had pretty high expectations, and they were totally exceeded! Kazz was AMAZING - the dance floor was completely packed the entire night, and everyone was RAVING about how great they were. Multiple friends said that it was the best wedding band they had ever heard. We were in seventh heaven!! It’s all about the band! I would hire them again in an instant.
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mike and marlyn
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
kazz music orchestra is absolutely amazing... my best friend used them at her wedding and when my now husband and i got engaged, we knew we had to use them too!
joe is incredibly organized... his planning document helped me to answer questions with and across all of my other vendors that i never would have thought to ask...
we used various parts of the team for our ceremony and cocktail hour, and then used the entire 9 pieces for our reception, and it was awesome! the dance floor was fully occupied at all times, and everyone in attendance was extremely impressed with the non-stop music that kept them on their feet!
both my venue and i were impressed with their professionalism... joe and andrea arrived early and ready to trouble shoot the impending rain and puddled slate garden for an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour... and knowing that they had it under control helped me relax and not worry about the weather...
i have recommended them to all of my engaged friends, and i seriously hope i get to rock with them again!
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Cara
Wedding:
5/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough about how incredible Kazz Music is-- they truly made our wedding a blast for all of our guests. Joe, the band leader, was receptive, accommodating, and communicative. He made our dream wedding possible and affordable. The band even rewrote our wedding song for us, which was originally fast and difficult to dance to, into a beautiful slow song that we will remember forever. The passion and fun the band has while playing is absolutely contagious! All of our guests were on the dance floor all night and could not stop raving about our awesome band! Each of the musicians are beyond talented, and it was obvious even to all of our musician friends. Thank you, Kazz Music! We truly believe that there is no better wedding band out there!
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Kate
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Kazz gets FIVE STARS across the board, hands down. Are you planning a wedding? Do you consider your band to be a top priority for your wedding? Do you want to dance all night and do you want your guests to as well? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, stop reading this review immediately and BOOK KAZZ NOW. Kazz's nine-piece band played our May 2013 wedding and our guests are STILL talking about them. Kazz worked with us to play the music that we wanted from their set list, an awesome mix of motown, soul and funk that kept guests, old and young alike, out on the floor. Their enthusiasm and enjoyment for their music shows in their performance! Joe was amazingly nice, organized, responsive and helpful throughout the entire booking and planning process, and he genuinely wanted our wedding to be a success. Another plus: Kazz will learn songs for you - this is NOT a common characteristic of wedding bands. Kazz also worked seamlessly with our wedding coordinator AND our venue coordinator, and they are priced reasonably compared to other bands of similar size and quality in the region. Thank you to Joe, Rhonda and the rest of the band for making our wedding an unforgettable and incredibly FUN party!
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Leyla
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough positive things about Kazz Music Orchestra! They performed at our wedding on April 13th at The Garrison and were absolutely amazing. We had an acoustic guitar play at our outdoor ceremony, a jazz trio during cocktails, and the 9-piece band during our dinner and dance reception. From the very beginning the planning process, manager and sax player Joe Kaczorowski was a pleasure to work with - professional, kind, thoughtful, and incredibly helpful. He went out of his way to get to know us and to accommodate our requests. He was in frequent communication with us and went out of his way to coordinate with our other vendors - ensuring that the music, timing and announcements were personal, flowed well, and were exactly what we hoped for. Joe and the band even learned additional songs for our reception and created a special arrangement of our favorite song so it was a "danceable" first dance. The planning process with Joe was thorough and fun - there were no questions or worries when the wedding day arrived. And on the big day - everyone absolutely raved about the band. The progression of jazz to more classic standards (a priority for our parents which the band went out of their way to accommodate) to awesome dance music created an amazing flow and build to our evening - and when the night came to a close, all of our guests were on their feet dancing and singing along - and shouted for an encore! Again, really can't say enough positive things about Joe and the band. Thank you guys!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Kazz Music Orchestra played at my wedding. Their music was amazing. My guests raved about it. I talked with Joe the band leader, and he was so sweet and eager to help however he could. I highly recommend them!
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Tiffany
Wedding:
12/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot rave enough about this Joe and his band! My husband and I were more than blown away by there ability to absolutely stun our guests. They were the talk of our special evening. Guests danced from the minute they started playing up until the very last song. I actually felt like I was at a concert instead of listening to my wedding band. They absolutely stayed true to all of our requests and, like I have said, we were overly impressed by the talent of these individuals. A DJ is so impersonal and we wanted a band to really capture Kyle and I's love for music. Not once during the whole procecss of working with Kazz Orchestra did I feel unsure or nervous about their performance. Joe was attentive, prompt, and professional the entire time. Book this band!

Sincerely, Tiffany and Kyle McDermott
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Lauren
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Exceptional. Truly exceptional. Kazz was just unbelievably fantastic. Everyone stayed on the dance floor the entire evening because the music was just that good. I cannot be profuse enough in how much we LOVED them. I would unequivocally recommend them to anyone. BOOK THEM NOW!!
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Ray
Wedding:
11/16/2012
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have been more happy with Kazz Music Orchestra!!! Not only were they absolutely brilliant during the reception, but Joe was extremely helpful and available leading up to the wedding. I highly recommend this band!
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Alex
Wedding:
10/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Oh. My God. These guys tore the roof of our wedding! Kazz music was ridiculously awesome!!!!!

To start with.. Joe Kazz was a pleasure to work with from planning to final payment. He's highly organized, an efficient planner, and very accommodating to work with. He worked with us to provide multiple music formats throughout our wedding - we had classical strings/piano intro and ceremony music, a jazz cocktail hour with guitar and bass, and a 9 piece funk, soul, + R+B for the reception. The day's logistics were well planned out and coordinated with him - he and our facility's event manager were perfectly in sync. He had a lengthy event planning document that actually helped us figure out the timing and logistics of evrything else we had to do that day! (introduction of weddinf party, 1st dance, speeches, etc). Additionally, he made sure to send friendly reminders for when we were running 'behind' on getting him the planning info he needed - truly a project manager AND musician!

Enough of planning and prep - the band was INCREDIBLE. Keith and Rhonda are incredible talents, as are Joe and the rest of the band. They were accomodating in learning a few songs for us (including our wedding song, stevie wonder's 'As', which they nailed!), as well as NOT playing some songs we definitely werent' into. From the musician solos, the singing, transitions and medleys to the overall song selection, they were the runaway hit of the entire wedding. It felt more like we had private concert as opposed to having a 'wedding band'. Literally our whole wedding was on the dance floor for most of the event.

I can't say enough about these guys. I'll go out on this - booking these guys will be the best decision you make for your wedding. i'm glad to answer any further inquiries about these guys if it helps.... cheers!!
//Alex and Jeanette
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Al
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Excellent wedding band, what a talented group of musicians! I hired them for my son's wedding and was extremely pleased. Everyone had a blast dancing at the wedding and people were raving about the band for days afterward.... the band was genuinely having fun too. Most importantly the bride and groom were very happy with the band who reportedly did everything they were asked to and then some, and they were an absolute pleasure to deal with. In short: an outstanding wedding band at a reasonable cost. I also recommended them to a good friend of mine and they will be playing at his wedding coming up, can't wait to hear them again!
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Tricia
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
The Kazz Band just performed at my wedding in North Bergen at the Waterside 10/12/12. They were simply amazing! They were able to play a diverse song list and even offered to learn a few new songs for our first dances. All of our guests were impressed. I highly recommend the Kazz band, you will not be disappointed. They have their own vibe that makes them unique and memorable. I couldn't be happier with my choice to book them for my wedding!
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Nancy
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Hiring Kazz Music for our wedding was probably the best wedding-related decision that we made. They got EVERYBODY out of their seats with their energy and awesome music. They are all such extremely talented musicians. We had people in their 50's and 60's at our wedding who were dancing like they were in their 20's, just completely rocking out. Our guests could not stop talking about how great they were.
What I really appreciated was that Joe responded to EVERY SINGLE annoying email I sent over the past year, and answered all of my questions with patience and professionalism. We had a last minute request from a family member to play a song with the band and Kazz Music was extremely gracious in making it happen (it sounded awesome by the way). This band could so easily charge double for the service they provide, so we really feel like we got an amazing deal. We paid a little extra for the trumpeter and I'm so glad we did it--having the sax and horn together sounded SO GOOD. We had SO MUCH FUN at our wedding and it was 95% due to this band and the amazing energy and atmosphere they created.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Kazz was absolutely incredible and made our wedding night everything we wanted and more!!!! They had the dance floor packed all night and everyone came up to us and said we have the best band they have ever heard. They were the easiest people to work with; flexible, responsive and accommodating in every way. The horah rocked! The timing of the music and our dinner courses was perfect, even with some last minute changes. We couldn't have asked for a better band and a better night. Thank you Joe and the Kazz Music Orchestra.

Sarah + David
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Bronwyn
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
The Kazz Music Orchestra was the hit of our wedding. They were all professional, accomodating, incredibly talented and rocked! I am so thrilled with the outcome & the best part is everyone was up on their feet dancing the whole time. People have been talking about our band ever since! They are really fantastic - I highly recommend them - I am an EXTREMELY happy bride!
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mike
Wedding:
8/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Just hire them.

First - they are a kick ass band full of talented musicians. I play drums and have been in bands most of my life. These guys are tight.

Second - they get the crowd moving. They have a great setlist, and are flexible if you want them to learn specific songs. And they don't break in-between songs which keeps the party on the dancefloor.

Third - Joe is very organized and on top of the planning. In addition, he is a great person to bounce ideas off and can give you honest advice about how to plan your wedding.
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Mari
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
The Kazz Band was amazing! The band leader Joe was the most pleasant and kindest person I interacted with throughout the wedding process. He was so helpful and just really nice and because the wedding planning process can be stressful and people aren't always so nice, Joe's kindness was so refreshing. He and his band went above and beyond to make our wedding day special. They learned the songs we requested and even volunteered to learn to perform a song the week of the wedding for our entrance song. I had initially planned on just having them play the recorded version for the grand entrance song because we changed it last minute but Joe explained why it would be better performed live (which made complete sense) and then volunteered to learn it, just a few days before the wedding. He also gave incredibly helpful tips about other aspects of their performance and the wedding schedule. And most importantly, the band was fabulous. Everyone raved about how great they sounded and they had such a fun, positive energy that was contagious and kept the dance floor packed and moving. Also, I looked at other bands that cost much more than the Kazz Band but I liked the way the Kazz Band sounded the best and I still can't believe what a great deal they were. Impeccable quality at a great value. Thanks so much, Kazz Band for helping make our wedding so special!
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Jane
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Kazz Music Orchestra was exactly what we were hoping for in a wedding band – they rocked and we danced! From the beginning Joe was incredibly friendly and willing to help with all the planning that involved music throughout the event. We were extremely pleased he took steps to connect with our wedding event planner prior to that day to work out details. We were able to personally meet Joe in advance to talk about the vibe we wanted, the songs we like, and music in general. This was very helpful and fun! The Kazz Orchestra learned a few of our requests, and played several songs from their selection that were perfect for the dance party we wanted. Something to note is that the venue has weddings nearly every weekend in the summer and they are often asked for band recommendations. After our reception the staff said they were blown away and had found their “go to.”

Not only was the music incredible and got everyone moving but working with Joe and the rest of the band was a pleasure. Their calm and composed demeanor was extremely helpful. The band was on time (early even), and helped us with the ceremony music that was played from our Ipod.

A big thanks to the entire band for a memorable evening! We had a tough crowd filled with music enthusiasts - and the Kazz Music Orchestra was all anyone could talk about!
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Christopher
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Kazz to play our wedding reception because they sounded great online, and they far exceeded all our expectations. They were great throughout the planning process (very organized, responsive, and flexible) and were committed to making sure our reception was fun for our guests. The bandleader even drove over an hour out of his way to see the venue and made recommendations to improve the party solely to our benefit. He arranged our song requests perfectly (even for our complicated first dance), and the band played amazing music all night. This is a group of people who just really enjoy playing great, soulful music together, and our guests couldn't stop dancing.
Services Used: Band
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Amy
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Kazz Music Orchestra was phenomenal! Joe, the band leader, was wonderful to work with and the nicest guy you'll ever meet. He was so helpful throughout the planning process and always got back to us quickly. The band is made up of top-notch musicians. My then-fiancé was unable to attend the showcase Kazz set up in NYC, so I brought my brother along. He is a hard-to-impress musician (drums and bass) and he thought they were fantastic, giving particular praise to the rhythm section. At the wedding, Kazz proved to be the perfect choice from beginning to end. We had a trio for our cocktail hour, which created a very nice atmosphere. For the reception, the band rocked! The dance floor was packed all night (except during dinner) and we all had the best time. One thing that I think makes KMO stand out from other bands is that the members are all good friends (as opposed to musicians who just show up for gigs) so they have amazing chemistry and energy, and you can tell they're having fun, which transmits to the crowd. They also don't have any of the dreaded "cheesy wedding band" vibe. They learned several songs for us (some of which they've added to their official song list), and even surprised us with one that wasn't on our official request list but that we mentioned in an early planning-stages email. The event manager (who also happens to be a musician) at the country club where we had our reception told us the next day (when we went back to collect our cake knife, etc.) that he loved working with Kazz, they sounded great and were so professional, and he would definitely recommend them to other people having parties at the club. Many of our guests commented on how great the band was. All in all, we couldn't have been happier and can't thank Kazz enough for making our reception SO MUCH FUN!
Services Used: Band
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CERemer
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We had Kazz play at our wedding a couple of weeks ago and they were outstanding! We've gotten numerous comments from our guests that they were the best band they've ever heard at a wedding! My dad even commented to me the week after that he'd like to go to another "Kazz Party" and this means a lot coming from my Dad who does not usually dance. My husband and I are really into music and the band was the most important aspect of our wedding, we were over the top impressed with Kazz. They were so easy to work with and coordinated a lot of the details and flow of the wedding with the other vendors easily without us even having to ask. Joe kept in touch with us frequently and assured us going into the wedding that everything would be just as we wanted- and it was that and even more! The week before the wedding was hectic, and Kazz was the only part of the wedding that we did not have to worry about. They were on top of everything and beyond prepared. Their rendition of "Shout" was amazing and all the guests really enjoyed it! Our dance floor was full the whole time they were playing! Amazing! I would absolutely recommend having Kazz Music at your wedding or event-- they really made our wedding what it was : The best night of our lives!
Services Used: Band
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Jules
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Kazz Music! My wedding was this past weekend, and it could not have gone better! I wanted my wedding to be all about the music and the band, and they did not disappoint! They were outstanding. All of my guests were raving at how good the band was, and asked me how I found them. Joe, the band leader, was a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive, and gave me a thorough planning document to make the process run smoothly. I would highly recommend Kazz Music to anyone planning their wedding. They are top notch, and a ton of fun! Your guests will be on the dance floor all night!
Services Used: Band
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cmichaels
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
The Kazz Music Orchestra gave an absolutely incredible performance at our wedding on 4/28/2012 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY. Joe was a pleasure to deal with and went above and beyond to help us make sure everything went smoothly for our big day. My wife and I received countless compliments on the band, and we couldn't have been happier with how everything turned out.
Services Used: Band
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KimAuerbach
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
They were amazing and exceeded our expectations. They were so good that both our venue and our on day wedding planner both told us how impressed they were and asked to have all of their contact information. They made our wedding into the dance party that we wanted. Kazz made our wedding the dream wedding I had always wanted.
Services Used: Band
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annie11111
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I don't usually write reviews for products or services but in the case of Kazz Music I absolutely had to.

From start to finish, our experience with Kazz Music was absolutely perfect. The band leader (and saxophonist) Joe was our point-of-contact and he was the most professional, responsive, friendly wedding vendor we encountered during the whole planning process. He was extremely organized and accommodating every step of the way. He even offered to run emergency errands for us on the big day, if necessary.

The band as a unit was incredible. They learnt and played our special requests, which sounded incredible. They compiled an incredibly fun, funky, playlist within our guidelines. They got every single one of our guests up and dancing. By he end of the night no fewer than twenty guests had come up to my husband and I to say how amazing the wedding was and how incredible the band was. Our friends are still talking about Kazz Music a full month after the wedding. They are amazingly talented professionals and will rock your socks off.

We were on a tight budget but the band was a huge priority for us. Most wedding bands (at least the 8-piece versions of those bands) in the Hudson Valley were out of our price range. We took a chance on a lesser-known band and I'm so glad we did. They were incredible, and I would recommend them a thousand times over! I hope they're around to play our tenth anniversary party!!!!
Services Used: Band
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csteib
Wedding:
9/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Seriously, five stars across the board. Kazz were amazing to work with leading up to our wedding, and they put on a phenomenal show for our guests. Everyone had a blast, and danced the entire night. Joe "Kazz" is also one of the nicest guys you'll meet -- he's super accommodating, thoughtful, and supportive.

If you're looking for a band that can totally nail motown/soul party classics AND appeal to a broader audience with awesome contemporary covers, then Kazz is it.

- Chris (http://chrisandkerry2011.com/)
Services Used: Band
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Happy Jack
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
The Kazz Music Orchestra played at my daughter's wedding on September 3, 2011 in New York State's beautiful Finger Lakes region. If you are looking for a live band and you like 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and contemporary music, then look no further - sign them up NOW! Make sure you go for the 8 or 9 piece line-up - great brass section and great male vocalist.

Joe and the band members are a talented and professional team who just put their all into making sure that everybody has a great time. They learned five new songs for the reception, including one for the Bride and Father of the Bride dance and one at my request because I just love Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - I grew up in south London in the 60s listening to Motown, Stax and other great US R&B labels. Kazz Music does it all!

I told Joe that it's a shame that I only have one daughter, because I can't throw another wedding bash and have Kazz Music do their magic. But then my wife and I are approaching our 40th anniversary...
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Joe and the Kazz Music Orchaestra made my wedding fabulous! Corresponding with Joe throughout the planning process was not only a pleasure but professional and his documents kept me very organized. The band learned 5 new songs at our request and even with less than a week to go learned another arrangement just so me and my bridesmaids could surprise my husband with a choreographed dance! During the wedding, my guests kept coming up to me to stay, "This band is amazing, where did you find them?" My last recommendation get both singers and the full 9 member band, it is totally worth it!
Services Used: Band
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nrkays
Wedding:
6/26/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are reading this because you are considering hiring Kazz Music, let us save you some time: DO IT.

This band is one of the best things to happen to our wedding [June 2011]. Rhonda and the musicians are spectacular. They're not just a "wedding band". It's like having a LIVE concert at your wedding.

They created the perfect blend of music that fit into the background as people ate and talked, and then turned up the volume playing hits that had everyone on the dance floor. A few of our friends are professional musicians too, and they were practically bowing down to Rhonda when she sang. Our guests were a range of cool young people to older family members - and everyone's response was, "That was the best band EVER."

We can't say enough how meaningful their performance was to us. We originally gave them a long list of our favorite songs, and expected to only hear a few. Well, they played nearly all of them. And they are the NICEST people too. You could really tell that they love music and they love playing together, which means a lot when it's your wedding. Working with good people is so important. We even had some guests inquire about hiring her for their upcoming weddings, and wanted to get on her mailing list to hear her play around the city (you should do that, too).

We also requested at least 45 minutes of Jewish music for the hora, and they played that perfectly. We were SO impressed, and the hora was so much fun.

We could not be more grateful to this band, and we give them our highest recommendation. If they are your wedding band, get psyched. It's going to be a great party.
Services Used: Band
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jeremydh
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Kazz music played a huge part in making our wedding an incredible event. They were very helpful and knowledgeable on selecting and playing the right music. Our wedding was held in a barn which required the music to be a mix of songs that fit with the barn setting but also kept the guests excited. We received several comments from our guests on the music and were very happy with how everything turned out.
Services Used: Band
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Julie and Greg
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Kazz Music Orchestra is an AMAZING band! They played the music for my Friday night rehearsal "kick off" party, and again on Saturday for both our ceremony and cocktail hour. The Friday night party/dance music was such a hit, they really nailed it! We had such an awesome time and heard from so many of our guests that they loved the music. The singer has an amazing voice and totally captured the soul sound we were looking for. We were so happy to see our guests have so much fun and dance all night. It was awesome to see people let loose! They were so accommodating, and even learned some of my favorite songs at my request - they were perfect! I couldn't give them a higher recommendation.
Services Used: Band
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.9/5.0
Kazz music is awesome. Get them while you can because they will be in high demand once people learn about them. Joe is a pleasure to work with. Artists can be, shall we say, flaky. Not Joe! I think he might be as, if not more, detail-oriented than me, which is hard to do. He was so responsive throughout the hiring process, hardly ever took more than a day to get back to us. He has a very thorough and informative contract (more than just numbers, but lots of helpful information). He has a very inclusive planning document he insists you fill out beforehand. I was so impressed by his organization and he made me feel so confident in their abilities to deliver what we wanted. And deliver they did.

They learned so many songs for us-crazy songs no one has heard of because my husband is a ridiculous audiophile. They did a better version of our first dance song "True Companion" than Marc Cohn. It literally brought me to tears. The lead female singer sounds like Aretha Franklin and she is just off the hook good.

When we were discussing songs, I asked if they had any U2 in the repertoire, which they didn’t. Joe asked me if I wanted them to learn anything, but I had told him no since they were already learning so many songs for us. Well, he surprised me and they sang "Angel of Harlem," which has tremendous meaning to me and I don’t know how he knew it because I never mentioned it. The rendition was spectacular. That was really special to me. This was just one example of lots of special and extra touches they exhibited throughout the night. The only negative thing I would say about them is that Joe needs to be a bit of a louder more obvious presence at the event since people didn’t always hear his announcements. Their sound is so great and they exceeded my expectations. Most importantly they got people and kept people dancing. I highly recommend them and hope I have an occasion to hire them and hear them again.
Services Used: Band

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