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New Orleans Classical & Jazz

New Orleans , LA
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New Orleans, LA US (map)

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504-884-4946

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We provide a very personalized and individualized approach to the music for your wedding or event. Promptness, reliability, performance quality, interactions with the audience and... Read more
We provide a very personalized and individualized approach to the music for your wedding or event. Promptness, reliability, performance quality, interactions with the audience and overall impressions make our ensembles and soloists the most talented and most professional in the New Orleans area.

We specialize in classical and jazz soloists and ensembles for wedding ceremonies, receptions, brunches, and private parties.
Our classical musicians include: Violin, viola, cello, trumpet, organ/piano, harp, flute, vocal soprano, vocal tenor; as well as other brass and woodwind ensembles.
Our jazz ensembles consist of trumpet, saxophone, trombone, clarinet, piano/keyboards, guitar, banjo, upright and electric bass, and a variety of percussion.

Choosing your musicians carefully is crucial to a successful soire'e--you don't want your event to be memorable for the wrong reasons. Whether you need a bluegrass or klezmer band in Biloxi, a salsa, swing, or celtic band in Baton Rouge, a string orchestra in Mandeville, a brass quintet or jazz combo in Gretna, or a wedding ceremony ensemble or DJ in the French Quarter, we handle it all.

Birthday parties, bat or bar mitzvahs, weddings, corporate, whatever the event calls for, live bands are an exceptional choice. Set the tone and generate a unique atmosphere for your event by taking advantage of the fine musicians our area has to offer. Other genres of ensembles available include big band, swing, bluegrass, blues, motown/R&B, irish, jewish/klezmer, jazz, latin, salsa, and classical. Read less
Ceremony Music

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Sarah
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
New Orleans Classical & Jazz was the perfect choice for our wedding! From my very first phone conversation with Harry Hardin, I felt like I was in good hands. My husband and I were having a destination wedding in NOLA, but were living in New York, and as a classically trained opera singer (with a Masters degree in Music), I was a bit nervous about booking musicians off the internet alone.
However, I knew from the start that Harry from New Orleans Classical & Jazz knew what he was doing. Harry coordinated a classical pianist to play at our rehearsal luncheon, a classical trio to play during our ceremony, a guitarist to play our cocktail hour, and a five-piece jazz band to play at our reception.
First off, I couldn't believe the how fantastic the cellist was who played during our ceremony. I asked for the Bach Cello Suite No. 1 (which I've heard countless times played out of tune) for my bridal party's procession. The cellist nailed it stunningly! I was thrilled.
The guitarist was fantastic during our cocktail hour! He could play both classical and jazz well and was super friendly.
Finally, the jazz band blew me away! They were fun and flexible and while we had given them a couple songs in advance to play for us, they happily accompanied me singing an impromptu song for my mother. They played a drum roll for the bouquet toss and threw in a burlesque-type soundtrack for the garter removal and toss. They picked up on the fact that there were a lot of Minnesotans who wanted a chicken dance and broke out playing it at the end of the night and brought the house down!
We really couldn't have been happier with the services of New Orleans Classical & Jazz and highly recommend them for any musical aspect of your wedding!
New Orleans Classical & Jazz was the perfect choice for our wedding! From my very first phone conversation with Harry Read more...
New Orleans Classical & Jazz was the perfect choice for our wedding! From my very first phone conversation with Harry Hardin, I felt like I was in good hands. My husband and I were having a destination wedding in NOLA, but were living in New York, and as a classically trained opera singer (with a Masters degree in Music), I was a bit nervous about booking musicians off the internet alone.
However, I knew from the start that Harry from New Orleans Classical & Jazz knew what he was doing. Harry coordinated a classical pianist to play at our rehearsal luncheon, a classical trio to play during our ceremony, a guitarist to play our cocktail hour, and a five-piece jazz band to play at our reception.
First off, I couldn't believe the how fantastic the cellist was who played during our ceremony. I asked for the Bach Cello Suite No. 1 (which I've heard countless times played out of tune) for my bridal party's procession. The cellist nailed it stunningly! I was thrilled.
The guitarist was fantastic during our cocktail hour! He could play both classical and jazz well and was super friendly.
Finally, the jazz band blew me away! They were fun and flexible and while we had given them a couple songs in advance to play for us, they happily accompanied me singing an impromptu song for my mother. They played a drum roll for the bouquet toss and threw in a burlesque-type soundtrack for the garter removal and toss. They picked up on the fact that there were a lot of Minnesotans who wanted a chicken dance and broke out playing it at the end of the night and brought the house down!
We really couldn't have been happier with the services of New Orleans Classical & Jazz and highly recommend them for any musical aspect of your wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kristin
Wedding:
4/23/2015
5.0/5.0
We live in New York and had a destination wedding in New Orleans on April 23, 2015. We found Harry through reviews we read online, and after speaking with him on the phone we knew he was the right choice. We had a simple ceremony in the courtyard of hotel Mazarin. We chose to use 2 songs that are meaningful to us and Harry got the sheet music and played them on the violin with someone playing the guitar next to him. During the prelude we had a mix of Beatles, billy Joel, Elton John and other similar music. I cannot describe to you how amazing everything sounded. Before walking down the aisle I just listened and took it all in. We even had people video the ceremony just for the music!! Everyone raved and thought that it was amazing. Harry was exceptional during the whole process of figuring everything out and it far surpassed anything I could have imagined. If you're looking for someone to play at your wedding, New Orleans finest musicians is the place to use!! We keep playing the ceremony back just to listen to the music! Thanks Harry for making our day memorable!!
We live in New York and had a destination wedding in New Orleans on April 23, 2015. We found Harry through reviews we read Read more...
We live in New York and had a destination wedding in New Orleans on April 23, 2015. We found Harry through reviews we read online, and after speaking with him on the phone we knew he was the right choice. We had a simple ceremony in the courtyard of hotel Mazarin. We chose to use 2 songs that are meaningful to us and Harry got the sheet music and played them on the violin with someone playing the guitar next to him. During the prelude we had a mix of Beatles, billy Joel, Elton John and other similar music. I cannot describe to you how amazing everything sounded. Before walking down the aisle I just listened and took it all in. We even had people video the ceremony just for the music!! Everyone raved and thought that it was amazing. Harry was exceptional during the whole process of figuring everything out and it far surpassed anything I could have imagined. If you're looking for someone to play at your wedding, New Orleans finest musicians is the place to use!! We keep playing the ceremony back just to listen to the music! Thanks Harry for making our day memorable!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Brittany
Wedding:
4/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Harry performed ceremony music for our wedding in April at the Maison Dupuy in the courtyard in the French quarter.... I had a violin and a cello and they did absolutely beautifully! Harry was amazing with getting back with me promptly and he was easy when discussing specific songs and willing to work with me and my husband on what we wanted played, when, etc! He was on time and also very professional in person and via email! I recommend him and his others that play with him for a wedding ceremony or any type event! They were awesome and made our wedding day even more special!!!
Harry performed ceremony music for our wedding in April at the Maison Dupuy in the courtyard in the French quarter.... I Read more...
Harry performed ceremony music for our wedding in April at the Maison Dupuy in the courtyard in the French quarter.... I had a violin and a cello and they did absolutely beautifully! Harry was amazing with getting back with me promptly and he was easy when discussing specific songs and willing to work with me and my husband on what we wanted played, when, etc! He was on time and also very professional in person and via email! I recommend him and his others that play with him for a wedding ceremony or any type event! They were awesome and made our wedding day even more special!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The music provided for my daughter's wedding at Latrobe's on Royal was fabulous!! Harry was so professional and easy to work with. He was quick to respond to my emails and offered great suggestions for music choices. The trio was exactly what we were looking for to add an elegant touch to the ceremony.
The music provided for my daughter's wedding at Latrobe's on Royal was fabulous!! Harry was so professional and easy to Read more...
The music provided for my daughter's wedding at Latrobe's on Royal was fabulous!! Harry was so professional and easy to work with. He was quick to respond to my emails and offered great suggestions for music choices. The trio was exactly what we were looking for to add an elegant touch to the ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Debra
Wedding:
3/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Harry was extremely helpful and provided wonderful musicians.
Harry was extremely helpful and provided wonderful musicians.
Harry was extremely helpful and provided wonderful musicians. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Amber
Wedding:
12/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Harry was absolutely wonderful to work with. He responded quick to emails and his main concern was making sure to have what we wanted. The music was wonderful. Couldn't have asked for anyone better!
Harry was absolutely wonderful to work with. He responded quick to emails and his main concern was making sure to have Read more...
Harry was absolutely wonderful to work with. He responded quick to emails and his main concern was making sure to have what we wanted. The music was wonderful. Couldn't have asked for anyone better! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Debbie
Wedding:
11/21/2014
5.0/5.0
New Orleans Finest is the perfect name for them! Harry Hardin was an absolute pleasure to work with. He helped us plan the ceremony music for our daughter's destination wedding in New Orleans. He had impeccable follow up throughout the wedding planning process, He helped to provide us with some non-traditional wedding music as well as some traditional. The ceremony music was beautiful! Harry Hardin is a first class act providing the highest quality of service and professional musicians. I highly recommend New Orleans Finest!
New Orleans Finest is the perfect name for them! Harry Hardin was an absolute pleasure to work with. He helped us plan the Read more...
New Orleans Finest is the perfect name for them! Harry Hardin was an absolute pleasure to work with. He helped us plan the ceremony music for our daughter's destination wedding in New Orleans. He had impeccable follow up throughout the wedding planning process, He helped to provide us with some non-traditional wedding music as well as some traditional. The ceremony music was beautiful! Harry Hardin is a first class act providing the highest quality of service and professional musicians. I highly recommend New Orleans Finest! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Gay Marie
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I just loved these musicians! They played so beautifully! Their music helped to make my wedding like a fairytale and royal wedding combined. They so much fit with my them of romance and timeless elegance. And Harry Hardin was so professional and easy to work with and was able to accommodate regarding my selections and requests and gave helpful suggestions. I highly recommend this vendor
I just loved these musicians! They played so beautifully! Their music helped to make my wedding like a fairytale and royal Read more...
I just loved these musicians! They played so beautifully! Their music helped to make my wedding like a fairytale and royal wedding combined. They so much fit with my them of romance and timeless elegance. And Harry Hardin was so professional and easy to work with and was able to accommodate regarding my selections and requests and gave helpful suggestions. I highly recommend this vendor Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
2 words - HIRE HARRY!

I did not have much experience finding bands before we hired him for our wedding. I was unsure what to expect when hiring a band but as an amateur musician myself I knew of the quality that I wanted. When I found Harry, his initial response gave me great confidence from the onset.

Harry and his group exceeded our expectations!

Harry provide a jazz quartet for our wedding (Tuba, Violin, Trumpet and Banjo), they provided incredible ambience for a cocktail hour and then added some additional musicians for a second line from the ceremony to the reception. They were AWESOME! They set such a great atmosphere for our guests, they have an extensive song list and were very affordable to boot. By the time we got to the reception, our guests were all ready to dance!

Harry is very hands on and will work with you to make your event special. All of the details were on point and there is not a single negative thing to speak of working with him. You WILL NOT go wrong with Harry and his team.

Thank you Harry!
2 words - HIRE HARRY!

I did not have much experience finding bands before we hired him for our wedding. I was Read more...
2 words - HIRE HARRY!

I did not have much experience finding bands before we hired him for our wedding. I was unsure what to expect when hiring a band but as an amateur musician myself I knew of the quality that I wanted. When I found Harry, his initial response gave me great confidence from the onset.

Harry and his group exceeded our expectations!

Harry provide a jazz quartet for our wedding (Tuba, Violin, Trumpet and Banjo), they provided incredible ambience for a cocktail hour and then added some additional musicians for a second line from the ceremony to the reception. They were AWESOME! They set such a great atmosphere for our guests, they have an extensive song list and were very affordable to boot. By the time we got to the reception, our guests were all ready to dance!

Harry is very hands on and will work with you to make your event special. All of the details were on point and there is not a single negative thing to speak of working with him. You WILL NOT go wrong with Harry and his team.

Thank you Harry! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
A huge thank you to Harry Hardin and his musicians. From the beginning, Harry was easy to work with and quick to respond - which made the process of planning our destination wedding so much easier. He had great insight into the song options and quickly lined up a cello and guitar player to handle entertainment during the ceremony. On our wedding day, the duo arrived early and played well and we received numerous compliments from guests. In addition, Harry also handled booking a second line band for us, taking care of police permits and the necessary paperwork so we didn't have to sweat the details from afar. The band (Pin Stripe) was waiting when our buses pulled up and did a phenomenal job - leading our 175 cheering guests through the streets of the Quarter. It was definitely a night to remember and we appreciate Harry's role in making our wedding even better than anticipated. I highly recommend New Orleans Finest Musicians!
A huge thank you to Harry Hardin and his musicians. From the beginning, Harry was easy to work with and quick to respond - Read more...
A huge thank you to Harry Hardin and his musicians. From the beginning, Harry was easy to work with and quick to respond - which made the process of planning our destination wedding so much easier. He had great insight into the song options and quickly lined up a cello and guitar player to handle entertainment during the ceremony. On our wedding day, the duo arrived early and played well and we received numerous compliments from guests. In addition, Harry also handled booking a second line band for us, taking care of police permits and the necessary paperwork so we didn't have to sweat the details from afar. The band (Pin Stripe) was waiting when our buses pulled up and did a phenomenal job - leading our 175 cheering guests through the streets of the Quarter. It was definitely a night to remember and we appreciate Harry's role in making our wedding even better than anticipated. I highly recommend New Orleans Finest Musicians! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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