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New Orleans Classical & Jazz

New Orleans , LA
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4324 Perrier St.
New Orleans, LA 70115 US (map)

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504-884-4946

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ABOUT US

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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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Acapella, Brass - Quartet, Brass - Quintet, Brass - Trio, Choir, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Organ, Piano, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Formal (tuxedo/black dress), but any special requests are welcome.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Set up time can vary depending on many different factors such as location, parking, etc. Very often we will need more load in and set up time if the event calls for a harp, upright bass, or sound system.

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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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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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Private User
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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Katie
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Harry Hardin was great to work with when planning my wedding ceremony music from Denver! He was very detailed and thorough in his emails with working on the ceremony music, sending me youtube videos of the songs to choose from, and figuring out the timing of each song they would play throughout the procession....very professional and organized throughout the whole process. I could also easily reach Harry via telephone and it was very nice to plan with him and get more feedback/suggestions over the phone. He grew up in New Orleans and had some wonderful insight. Harry put together a quartet with a trumpet, violin, classical guitar, and cello. Before the event, Harry also was in touch with our coordinator at Cafe Amelie where we had our ceremony, so they handled the final seating details, times to arrive, etc. which really helped me out a lot and kept me from having to worry about those final details! They showed up in very nice attire and played beautifully! I was very pleased to have him perform and would love to have him play again for me in the future at other events!
Harry Hardin was great to work with when planning my wedding ceremony music from Denver! He was very detailed and thorough Read more...
Harry Hardin was great to work with when planning my wedding ceremony music from Denver! He was very detailed and thorough in his emails with working on the ceremony music, sending me youtube videos of the songs to choose from, and figuring out the timing of each song they would play throughout the procession....very professional and organized throughout the whole process. I could also easily reach Harry via telephone and it was very nice to plan with him and get more feedback/suggestions over the phone. He grew up in New Orleans and had some wonderful insight. Harry put together a quartet with a trumpet, violin, classical guitar, and cello. Before the event, Harry also was in touch with our coordinator at Cafe Amelie where we had our ceremony, so they handled the final seating details, times to arrive, etc. which really helped me out a lot and kept me from having to worry about those final details! They showed up in very nice attire and played beautifully! I was very pleased to have him perform and would love to have him play again for me in the future at other events! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding was held at Cafe Amelie in New Orleans. The group provided excellent intro and wedding music and helped set the stage for a successful ceremony that was followed by another band playing more modern and jazzy music for listening and dancing. Highly recommend. Harry Hardin was very professional in the business aspect of the engagement and made the process easy.
My daughter's wedding was held at Cafe Amelie in New Orleans. The group provided excellent intro and wedding music and Read more...
My daughter's wedding was held at Cafe Amelie in New Orleans. The group provided excellent intro and wedding music and helped set the stage for a successful ceremony that was followed by another band playing more modern and jazzy music for listening and dancing. Highly recommend. Harry Hardin was very professional in the business aspect of the engagement and made the process easy. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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andrew
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Couldn't be happier -
I contacted Harry to arrange for a jazz trio for our after-wedding brunch. Working with Harry was very easy and we couldn't be happier with the quality of the musicians. We were a little nervous since this was a destination wedding for us and everything was done by remote control, but they arrived on time, were very personable and very talented. We couldn't have asked for anything more.
Couldn't be happier -
I contacted Harry to arrange for a jazz trio for our after-wedding brunch. Working with Harry Read more...
Couldn't be happier -
I contacted Harry to arrange for a jazz trio for our after-wedding brunch. Working with Harry was very easy and we couldn't be happier with the quality of the musicians. We were a little nervous since this was a destination wedding for us and everything was done by remote control, but they arrived on time, were very personable and very talented. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jane
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Wanted to write you to let you know that we could not have been more pleased with the musicians you sent for our Daughter's Wedding. They were incredible and showed up in a timely manner, quite well prepared and as professional as we have ever seen. The music was perfect throughout the entire ceremony. We were impressed with their ability to create the mood throughout the Nuptials by playing the different pieces in different volumes to fit the procession or recession. We were concerned that hiring only a duet may sound lost in that big church, but our fears were unfounded as the Cellist and Violinist together gave a beautiful full sound.
Thanks for helping to make our special day even more special with that fabulous String Duet. Please pass this message on to them.
Most Sincerely and with much Gratitude,
Gary and Jane Sanchez (parent's of the Bride)
Wanted to write you to let you know that we could not have been more pleased with the musicians you sent for our Read more...
Wanted to write you to let you know that we could not have been more pleased with the musicians you sent for our Daughter's Wedding. They were incredible and showed up in a timely manner, quite well prepared and as professional as we have ever seen. The music was perfect throughout the entire ceremony. We were impressed with their ability to create the mood throughout the Nuptials by playing the different pieces in different volumes to fit the procession or recession. We were concerned that hiring only a duet may sound lost in that big church, but our fears were unfounded as the Cellist and Violinist together gave a beautiful full sound.
Thanks for helping to make our special day even more special with that fabulous String Duet. Please pass this message on to them.
Most Sincerely and with much Gratitude,
Gary and Jane Sanchez (parent's of the Bride) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Harry was very easy to work with and very professional. Susan Millar was our cellist and she played beautifully. All in all a great experience.
Harry was very easy to work with and very professional. Susan Millar was our cellist and she played beautifully. All in Read more...
Harry was very easy to work with and very professional. Susan Millar was our cellist and she played beautifully. All in all a great experience. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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kuhn
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely LOVED working with Harry and his team. He helped me choose the right songs (I didn't want same ol same ol) He had great ideas. and his team executed it perfectly. Went off without a hitch. Truly one of my favorite parts of the ceremony
I absolutely LOVED working with Harry and his team. He helped me choose the right songs (I didn't want same ol same ol) He Read more...
I absolutely LOVED working with Harry and his team. He helped me choose the right songs (I didn't want same ol same ol) He had great ideas. and his team executed it perfectly. Went off without a hitch. Truly one of my favorite parts of the ceremony Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Donna
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Harry was a pleasure to work with, and the musicians he sent could not have been easier to work with or better! Some music was changed/added a few days before and they accommodated us with everything, and without so much as a complaint! They were excellent, and added so much to my daughter's wedding at the Aquarium. I couldn't recommend them more highly! EXCELLENT!!
Harry was a pleasure to work with, and the musicians he sent could not have been easier to work with or better! Some music Read more...
Harry was a pleasure to work with, and the musicians he sent could not have been easier to work with or better! Some music was changed/added a few days before and they accommodated us with everything, and without so much as a complaint! They were excellent, and added so much to my daughter's wedding at the Aquarium. I couldn't recommend them more highly! EXCELLENT!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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