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New Shades of Blue Jazz Band

Bar Harbor , ME
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Bar Harbor, ME 04609 US (map)

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207-323-6500

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ABOUT US

We are a versatile, professional, and experienced group that can play many different styles of music to suit your needs. Our trio is the best sound for the size and style of an intimate... Read more
We are a versatile, professional, and experienced group that can play many different styles of music to suit your needs. Our trio is the best sound for the size and style of an intimate occasion, but for a dancing crowd, we add our drummer to form a quartet. We can also add piano, sax, and/or trumpet to suit your taste and budget. We work with some of the finest musicians in Maine which translates to a great sound! Chris Poulin, our guitar player, is also a trained classical guitarist who has provided ceremony music for many a beautiful event.

We have a great sound system which we can hook up to your iPod, laptop, or CD player. This can save you a lot of money if you want both a DJ and a live band. You can put together a mix for this if you want. As an example, we can provide classical guitar for the ceremony, some nice jazz for the cocktail hour, a dance set of swing jazz, and/or funk, pop, and reggae, and DJ capabilities after that.

Our base fee for a wedding is $300 per musician. This covers the first 2 hours, after that we charge $75 per hour, per musician. We travel anywhere in Maine.

If there is a specific song you want us to learn for a special dance, we charge $25 for the first song we learn. The price after that is $40 per song. We do request a minimum of one month lead time to learn new songs. You can also pick a song from our song list or plug in your music player for special dances.

We require a written contract signed by both parties with a retainer of 1/2 the total in advance. The deposit is non-refundable should you have to cancel.

Thank you for considering us. We hope we can help you celebrate your special day! Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6, 7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Classical, Folk, Funk, International, Jazz, Motown, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Swing
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music
What items are available?
Microphones, Sound/PA System

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Carly
Wedding:
9/1/2016
5.0/5.0
New Shades of Blue plays at our annual Monday Night Music event hosted by our nonprofit organization each summer. They always gather a huge crowd (200-300 people), and know just what to play to keep everyone dancing and smiling. We don't have enough good things to say about them: professional, timely, amazing tunes, soulful, and a great time. Would absolutely recommend them for any special occasion. They really know how to set the vibe for a wonderful evening.
New Shades of Blue plays at our annual Monday Night Music event hosted by our nonprofit organization each summer. They Read more...
New Shades of Blue plays at our annual Monday Night Music event hosted by our nonprofit organization each summer. They always gather a huge crowd (200-300 people), and know just what to play to keep everyone dancing and smiling. We don't have enough good things to say about them: professional, timely, amazing tunes, soulful, and a great time. Would absolutely recommend them for any special occasion. They really know how to set the vibe for a wonderful evening. Read less
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MrsTherkel
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Nothing I say could properly articulate how much I love and appreciate New Shades of Blue. First of all, and most importantly, the music was fantastic. The whole group was the perfect balance of professional and friendly. When I mentioned to Juliane that I had my heart set on a bongo drum or the like (tribute to my late father), she brought in a traditional African hand drummer. I needed music for walking down the aisle and our cocktail hour - she made the planning and selection process easy. We were getting married on a beach with no access to electricity and other restrictions - no problem! The bus to the reception was late - they just kept playing. So many things that could have been stressful just weren't because of them. I only hope they're still performing together in 10 years so we can bring them back for an anniversary party!
Nothing I say could properly articulate how much I love and appreciate New Shades of Blue. First of all, and most Read more...
Nothing I say could properly articulate how much I love and appreciate New Shades of Blue. First of all, and most importantly, the music was fantastic. The whole group was the perfect balance of professional and friendly. When I mentioned to Juliane that I had my heart set on a bongo drum or the like (tribute to my late father), she brought in a traditional African hand drummer. I needed music for walking down the aisle and our cocktail hour - she made the planning and selection process easy. We were getting married on a beach with no access to electricity and other restrictions - no problem! The bus to the reception was late - they just kept playing. So many things that could have been stressful just weren't because of them. I only hope they're still performing together in 10 years so we can bring them back for an anniversary party! Read less
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Stesha
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
I hired Chris Poulin to play classical guitar during the ceremony of my sister's wedding and it was absolutely beautiful. He helped to make the ambiance and experience truly exceptional. He is a supremely talented musician and very professional and very easy to work with. I would recommend Chris to anybody looking to enhance their special day with music!
I hired Chris Poulin to play classical guitar during the ceremony of my sister's wedding and it was absolutely beautiful. Read more...
I hired Chris Poulin to play classical guitar during the ceremony of my sister's wedding and it was absolutely beautiful. He helped to make the ambiance and experience truly exceptional. He is a supremely talented musician and very professional and very easy to work with. I would recommend Chris to anybody looking to enhance their special day with music! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Amber
Wedding:
7/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Music sets the tone of your wedding. It elicits emotion immediately. That is exactly what The New Shades of Blue does. Their beautiful music tells the story of your heart. Their music is beautiful, breathtaking and perfect! From the minute I got out of the car to walk down the aisle their music was there to guide me through the most special day of my life. Our guests were blown away! Their music resonated with every guest at our wedding. They make your wedding day feel like a fairytale! They are incredibly kind and wonderful people to work with. They have so much knowledge about weddings and events. I truly appreciate how special they made my wedding day and I know you will too!
Music sets the tone of your wedding. It elicits emotion immediately. That is exactly what The New Shades of Blue does. Read more...
Music sets the tone of your wedding. It elicits emotion immediately. That is exactly what The New Shades of Blue does. Their beautiful music tells the story of your heart. Their music is beautiful, breathtaking and perfect! From the minute I got out of the car to walk down the aisle their music was there to guide me through the most special day of my life. Our guests were blown away! Their music resonated with every guest at our wedding. They make your wedding day feel like a fairytale! They are incredibly kind and wonderful people to work with. They have so much knowledge about weddings and events. I truly appreciate how special they made my wedding day and I know you will too! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Suzanne
Wedding:
7/17/2015
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for wonderful music, the most accommodating professionals, look no further. Chris and Julianne are the best! I have had the pleasure of having them play for several different occasions... and not only were they a musical hit, they added their own specialness to our gatherings. I would use them again, and again. Thanks to both of you!!
If you are looking for wonderful music, the most accommodating professionals, look no further. Chris and Julianne are the Read more...
If you are looking for wonderful music, the most accommodating professionals, look no further. Chris and Julianne are the best! I have had the pleasure of having them play for several different occasions... and not only were they a musical hit, they added their own specialness to our gatherings. I would use them again, and again. Thanks to both of you!! Read less
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Doug
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
You were awesome, we felt incredibly lucky to have found you.
Throughout the planning process you listened to all our concerns and thoughts, as well as provided a lot of great suggestions.
You were awesome, we felt incredibly lucky to have found you.
Throughout the planning process you listened to all our Read more...
You were awesome, we felt incredibly lucky to have found you.
Throughout the planning process you listened to all our concerns and thoughts, as well as provided a lot of great suggestions. Read less
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Nicholas
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Juliane and "Shades of Blue" could not have done a better job in providing just the right atmosphere to our reception. If you want a sophisticated and elegant audio backdrop for your wedding or reception, any newlywed couple would be lucky to have "Shades of Blue". Their professional and well organized nature put us at ease, and they took care of everything without a hitch. We also found them flexible and able to handle an a-typical venue, a barn. Juliane also did a fabulous job learning "our song", which made for a very special moment for my husband and me.
Juliane and "Shades of Blue" could not have done a better job in providing just the right atmosphere to our reception. If Read more...
Juliane and "Shades of Blue" could not have done a better job in providing just the right atmosphere to our reception. If you want a sophisticated and elegant audio backdrop for your wedding or reception, any newlywed couple would be lucky to have "Shades of Blue". Their professional and well organized nature put us at ease, and they took care of everything without a hitch. We also found them flexible and able to handle an a-typical venue, a barn. Juliane also did a fabulous job learning "our song", which made for a very special moment for my husband and me. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Shawnee
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Shades of Blue were the ideal choice for our wedding. They communicated with me well ahead of time to work out all the logistics, caring about our needs and making the best use of their time. On the day itself, it was very natural to have them around despite there being only a small group of people (20+) at the wedding. The music was fantastic and well-rehearsed, with a calm and easy flow to the selection of songs. When the mosquitoes got to be too much to bear in the evening on the house lawn, the band happily moved their equipment inside to play for the final hour. Good energy overall, and quite well received. I'd highly recommend them to anyone in Maine or area who are hosting a large or small party - as they could definitely accommodate based on your needs.
Shades of Blue were the ideal choice for our wedding. They communicated with me well ahead of time to work out all the Read more...
Shades of Blue were the ideal choice for our wedding. They communicated with me well ahead of time to work out all the logistics, caring about our needs and making the best use of their time. On the day itself, it was very natural to have them around despite there being only a small group of people (20+) at the wedding. The music was fantastic and well-rehearsed, with a calm and easy flow to the selection of songs. When the mosquitoes got to be too much to bear in the evening on the house lawn, the band happily moved their equipment inside to play for the final hour. Good energy overall, and quite well received. I'd highly recommend them to anyone in Maine or area who are hosting a large or small party - as they could definitely accommodate based on your needs. Read less
Services Used: Band
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MaryLee
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Shades of Blue is a great band that I recommend highly. Juliane and her team are very accommodating and pleasant to work with. They helped create a warm ambiance to our reception and got people dancing! Several accomplished musicians were in attendance and all raved about the band.
Shades of Blue is a great band that I recommend highly. Juliane and her team are very accommodating and pleasant to work Read more...
Shades of Blue is a great band that I recommend highly. Juliane and her team are very accommodating and pleasant to work with. They helped create a warm ambiance to our reception and got people dancing! Several accomplished musicians were in attendance and all raved about the band. Read less
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Blanche
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
For quality, spirit and generosity of heart, there is no finer music for any event!
For quality, spirit and generosity of heart, there is no finer music for any event!
For quality, spirit and generosity of heart, there is no finer music for any event! Read less
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