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New York/Washington's Best Musicians, Photo & Video

New York , NY

LOCATION

1724 Corcoran St Dupont Circle DC, 18 W. 48th St. 3F Rockefeller Center NYC
Washington - New York, DC 10007 US (map)

PHONE

212-227-3032

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

New York / Washington's Best is a consortium of professional musicians, photo/videographers offering the best dance bands, jazz/classical musicians, patriotic/ ethnic performers, and... Read more
New York / Washington's Best is a consortium of professional musicians, photo/videographers offering the best dance bands, jazz/classical musicians, patriotic/ ethnic performers, and digital photo/videography serving Washington, Baltimore, Annapolis, and New York.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our performers, and the quality of our service to you.

Our dance bands range in size form 3 to 10 players, and in cost from $1500 - $6500. All our band leaders are professional, experienced, responsive, and enthusiastic. We encourage you to speak with them before you book a band.

We provide soloists, jazz groups, and classical ensembles for wedding ceremonies or smaller events. They range in cost from $250 for a soloist, to $750 for a trio. Our musicians are all full time, educated, professional musicians. Many of our players currently perform in the military bands/orchestras. Others are drawn from academia.

Our photo packages range from $750 to $1500, three vs six hours of coverage, additional time is $75 per half hour. We provide all the images on a disc, 5 by 7 prints and an album. We are a small, select group of professional photojournalists.

Our video packages are $500 - $800. This includes three to six hours of coverage, additional time is $75 per half hour. We provide 3 dvd copies.

There is more information, examples of our work, and specific prices for all our services on our websites at www.washbest.com and www.newyorksbestmusicians.com

We encourage you to call us at 212.227.3032 (New York) or 202.232.4942 (Washington, D.C.)



Weddings are personal events. We prefer to get to know our clients. At very least we can offer some suggestions, even this helps you find another vendor more suited to your needs.

Best wishes and congratulations,



BOOK AMARETTO direct at www.amarettoband.com Amaretto, the best wedding top 40 dance band serving Washington and New York, brings the excitement of an authentic club band to the intimacy of a private event. The group has been featured at major venues in Washington, DC, Baltimore, New York, Richmond, Nashville, and Chicago. AMARETTO has opened for or appeared with many national name acts including Winonna Judd, The Four Tops, the Spinners, and the Pointer Sisters, and many more. This uniquely talented dance band includes two dynamic lead vocalists and full horn and rhythm sections.

What makes AMARETTO singular? A group of highly talented performers with a shared vision and a passion for their craft - a love of performing great music for great people ... you.

Thank you for considering us

David Fletcher

washbest@gmail.com

Owner/Operator

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Big Band, Classical, Dance, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Liability Insurance, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Microphones, Sound/PA System

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
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6, 7+
What instruments does your group play?
Bagpipes, Cello, Clarinet, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Oboe, Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Viola, Violin, Winds
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Microphones, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sound/PA System, Vocals

INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Negatives, Prints, Proofs

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Documentary, Storytelling
Which wedding events do you service?
Ceremony, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What videography services do you offer?
Add'l Hours, Client Revisions, High-Def Video, Liability Insurance, One Event/Day, Raw Footage, Slideshow/Montage
What final video formats do you offer?
DVD, USB Flash Drive

REVIEWS

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Rene
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Thank you for responding so quickly to our rush request. We would not have captured the beautiful church wedding of my daughter, if not of your professionalism. Your pricing is excellent and I just cannot say enough about the quality of work for the affordable price. Thank you very much!
Thank you for responding so quickly to our rush request. We would not have captured the beautiful church wedding of my Read more...
Thank you for responding so quickly to our rush request. We would not have captured the beautiful church wedding of my daughter, if not of your professionalism. Your pricing is excellent and I just cannot say enough about the quality of work for the affordable price. Thank you very much! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Jordan
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Simply put, we couldn't ask for anything more from a wedding band. We wanted to find a lively, complete motown band for our wedding, and the Amaretto band was it. We asked them to stick almost exclusively to that genre, but they played more modern music that was requested as well, and it was clear they would excel there too.

Planning the day was easy, and they learned a few new songs for our dances. It was clear they enjoyed playing together, and they seemed to have a great time. That energy spilled out onto the dance floor, and everyone had a really great time throughout.

We hired the Amaretto band for our wedding about six months in advance, which gave us the opportunity to see them in person a few times before they played live for us. They were as great when we saw them play a paid show as they were at our wedding. Top to bottom, great music and lively energy.

I would recommend them to anyone without an ounce of hesitation.
Simply put, we couldn't ask for anything more from a wedding band. We wanted to find a lively, complete motown band for Read more...
Simply put, we couldn't ask for anything more from a wedding band. We wanted to find a lively, complete motown band for our wedding, and the Amaretto band was it. We asked them to stick almost exclusively to that genre, but they played more modern music that was requested as well, and it was clear they would excel there too.

Planning the day was easy, and they learned a few new songs for our dances. It was clear they enjoyed playing together, and they seemed to have a great time. That energy spilled out onto the dance floor, and everyone had a really great time throughout.

We hired the Amaretto band for our wedding about six months in advance, which gave us the opportunity to see them in person a few times before they played live for us. They were as great when we saw them play a paid show as they were at our wedding. Top to bottom, great music and lively energy.

I would recommend them to anyone without an ounce of hesitation. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Amaretto made the wedding the event we hoped it would be. They were responsive, professional, and were truly happy to be a part of our event. They provided the ceremony music, cocktail hour music, and of course the reception music. We couldn't have asked for more!
Amaretto made the wedding the event we hoped it would be. They were responsive, professional, and were truly happy to be a Read more...
Amaretto made the wedding the event we hoped it would be. They were responsive, professional, and were truly happy to be a part of our event. They provided the ceremony music, cocktail hour music, and of course the reception music. We couldn't have asked for more! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Their name says it all..."Washington's Best". After reading other glowing reviews of Washington's Best and experiencing quick response to my online request for services, I decided to use them for my recent wedding and outdoor reception. Despite me being late for my wedding, photographer, Sassan was at the church early and began working his magic with the camera. Upon my late arrival to the church, Sassan immediately began photographing me and my bridesmaids and matron of honor. After the ceremony and upon arrival at the outdoor reception location, Sassan effortelessly took photos in the sweltering heat with a short break to eat and drink water. Despite my groom's challenging attitude caused by the heat, Sassan was able to direct my groom's attention to posing for memorable wedding photos and it shows in the photos. All 500+ photos within a span of 3 hours were nothing less than perfect! We are very pleased with the service and recommend David's Fletcher's Washington's Best to any and every bride within the DC metro area. Sassan and David - thank you for capturing our wedding in photos that will tell our story of that day for a life time.

P.S. My husband is now grateful that we hired a professional photographer rather than relying on the candid shots from our guests. he can't stop looking at the photos. He is grinning from ear-to-ear and repeats how great Sassan not only captured our wedding ceremony and reception; but also captured our guests and the locations of our special day.

Best Regards,

Nicole & Bryant
Accokeek, MD
Their name says it all..."Washington's Best". After reading other glowing reviews of Washington's Best and experiencing Read more...
Their name says it all..."Washington's Best". After reading other glowing reviews of Washington's Best and experiencing quick response to my online request for services, I decided to use them for my recent wedding and outdoor reception. Despite me being late for my wedding, photographer, Sassan was at the church early and began working his magic with the camera. Upon my late arrival to the church, Sassan immediately began photographing me and my bridesmaids and matron of honor. After the ceremony and upon arrival at the outdoor reception location, Sassan effortelessly took photos in the sweltering heat with a short break to eat and drink water. Despite my groom's challenging attitude caused by the heat, Sassan was able to direct my groom's attention to posing for memorable wedding photos and it shows in the photos. All 500+ photos within a span of 3 hours were nothing less than perfect! We are very pleased with the service and recommend David's Fletcher's Washington's Best to any and every bride within the DC metro area. Sassan and David - thank you for capturing our wedding in photos that will tell our story of that day for a life time.

P.S. My husband is now grateful that we hired a professional photographer rather than relying on the candid shots from our guests. he can't stop looking at the photos. He is grinning from ear-to-ear and repeats how great Sassan not only captured our wedding ceremony and reception; but also captured our guests and the locations of our special day.

Best Regards,

Nicole & Bryant
Accokeek, MD Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
I could not have asked for a better overall experience from David and The Amaretto Band. I was impressed from the moment my husband and I first spoke with David to hearing the last song at our reception. The band absolutely made our reception. Our dance floor was packed from the second dinner was over until the lights came on at the end of the night. The band learned a song for my father daughter dance, and allowed my husband to sing an original song and played along with him! If you are the couple who loves to dance, have fun and get the party going this band is definitely for you.
I could not have asked for a better overall experience from David and The Amaretto Band. I was impressed from the moment Read more...
I could not have asked for a better overall experience from David and The Amaretto Band. I was impressed from the moment my husband and I first spoke with David to hearing the last song at our reception. The band absolutely made our reception. Our dance floor was packed from the second dinner was over until the lights came on at the end of the night. The band learned a song for my father daughter dance, and allowed my husband to sing an original song and played along with him! If you are the couple who loves to dance, have fun and get the party going this band is definitely for you. Read less
Services Used: Band
New York/Washington's Best Musicians, Photo & Video responded with the following comments:

HI Kelly and Jason,

Thank you for your kind words about the band. We had a blast at your Binghamton NY wedding. Just to clarify, Amaretto is a great DC based band, I founded it 25 years ago. The band that played for Kelly and Jason was the South of Houston band, my new NYC band. more info at www.southofhoustonband.com
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JASON
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
They were amazing.... made my wedding better than any wedding has ever went to... they were very versatile with what i wanted... very professional.... and they rocked the house with flawless music and singing... THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN!!
Jason Stevens
They were amazing.... made my wedding better than any wedding has ever went to... they were very versatile with what i Read more...
They were amazing.... made my wedding better than any wedding has ever went to... they were very versatile with what i wanted... very professional.... and they rocked the house with flawless music and singing... THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN!!
Jason Stevens Read less
Services Used: Band
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Private User
Wedding:
6/5/2015
5.0/5.0
David was great videoing my wedding and the footage came out amazing!
David was great videoing my wedding and the footage came out amazing!
David was great videoing my wedding and the footage came out amazing! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Lyn
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
As the night ended the crowd chanted "ONE MORE SONG ONE MORE SONG" and I could have sworn I was at a concert and not my own wedding. My dad says he hasn't had that much fun since he was in his 20s! To put it mildly, Amaretto was so so much fun!! They were a joy to work with but nothing could have prepared me for the amount of fun we had with them during the party. My only regret is that the night wasn't longer! They are so incredibly talented and I wish I could have another party just to hire them again! Everyone danced all night long and is still raving about them. I highly recommend Amaretto - especially if you invite me to your wedding so I can dance to them again!!
As the night ended the crowd chanted "ONE MORE SONG ONE MORE SONG" and I could have sworn I was at a concert and not my Read more...
As the night ended the crowd chanted "ONE MORE SONG ONE MORE SONG" and I could have sworn I was at a concert and not my own wedding. My dad says he hasn't had that much fun since he was in his 20s! To put it mildly, Amaretto was so so much fun!! They were a joy to work with but nothing could have prepared me for the amount of fun we had with them during the party. My only regret is that the night wasn't longer! They are so incredibly talented and I wish I could have another party just to hire them again! Everyone danced all night long and is still raving about them. I highly recommend Amaretto - especially if you invite me to your wedding so I can dance to them again!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Jackie
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Amaretto came highly recommended but they were even better than I expected. Their music was a good mix of golden oldies and current songs but everything was danceable. Our guests were on the floor dancing from the moment they started to play until we had to be pushed out of the venue because it was closing. The band was sensitive to our requests and managed to satisfy all the generations attending. The highest compliment I can give them is that guests who attended from all over the country and several foreign countries are still talking about how great they were even though the wedding was two months ago!
Amaretto came highly recommended but they were even better than I expected. Their music was a good mix of golden oldies Read more...
Amaretto came highly recommended but they were even better than I expected. Their music was a good mix of golden oldies and current songs but everything was danceable. Our guests were on the floor dancing from the moment they started to play until we had to be pushed out of the venue because it was closing. The band was sensitive to our requests and managed to satisfy all the generations attending. The highest compliment I can give them is that guests who attended from all over the country and several foreign countries are still talking about how great they were even though the wedding was two months ago! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Dana
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Our harpist was great! She was on time, professional, talented and willing to work with us.

Our DJ was fun, full of personality and a great voice for introducing the wedding party.
Our harpist was great! She was on time, professional, talented and willing to work with us.

Our DJ was fun, full Read more...
Our harpist was great! She was on time, professional, talented and willing to work with us.

Our DJ was fun, full of personality and a great voice for introducing the wedding party. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ

DEALS

free wedding video when you book a band
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18 W. 48th St., 3F, New York, NY 10036 See On Map
 
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