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Playz Music-DJ & Live Music, Also Photography & Video Services

Seattle , WA

LOCATION

PO BOX 99813
Seattle, WA US 98139 (map)
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ABOUT US

As a professional musician, I am frequently called upon to provide music services in the more traditional settings such as restaurants, nightclubs, or weddings. But I also recognize the... Read more
As a professional musician, I am frequently called upon to provide music services in the more traditional settings such as restaurants, nightclubs, or weddings. But I also recognize the great value live music can bring to other venues, public or private, small or large, formal or informal, cozy or dynamic.

Most folks will concentrate on supplying superb cuisine as the main staple of a social gathering. After all, there is no greater joy than to watch guests devour the food and sing their praises to the chef. And what better way to accompany such fare than with equally inspired music. For centuries, man paired food with music to create a feast for all the senses. Music enhances the overall experience, automatically and instantly respond to the changing dynamics of the listeners. A good musician or DJ can innovate music on demand, changing mood, tone, tempo and style in an instant, creating a fluid work of art that uniquely represents the energy of that exact moment in time.

We can provide a group configuration or DJ to accommodate events of virtually any size and flavor? Please look at our partial song list below. We can create a group to cover many styles of music, from dance music, like Reggeaton, Swing, Salsa, Funk, R&B, Pop, Cover to listening music like Classical or Latin Jazz. From small, intimate gatherings where an acoustic soloist or duo might be all that is needed, all the way up to large weddings, corporate functions, parties, or other special events where a full band or orchestra will keep things swinging. No matter what the venue, we strive to make the event memorable with music that is exceptional and a pricing structure that builds in flexibility for our clients.

A little bit about Arturo. Never one to stand still for very long, LP endorsed percussionist Arturo Rodriguez is both a popular face and a powerful force on the Pacific Northwest music scene. One night you might catch him tearing up a flamenco-funk set with Fender-endorsed guitar aficionado Omar Torrez, and the next performing his own brand of soulful Latin jazz compositions with his qunitet at the Axis. While moving through the musical boundaries of jazz, funk,pop, rock, flamenco, Latin and even folk music, Rodriguez has an amazing talent for bring things together. An accomplished performer, author, and educator, Rodriguez has performed worldwide, sharing the stage with such music legends as Tito Puente, Dave Valentin, Paul Horn, and Pete Escovedo. He is the author of the Ethnic Percussion Series of self-study courses published by Mel Bay Publications. He is an annual presenter at the World Rhythm Festival in Seattle, and offers classes each semester through the ASUW Experimental College. His groups from traditional to contemporary music are available to do school, festival perfomances and tradtional Bembe's.

DEMO CD's / DVD's / Packages as well as a wide variety of music samples can be emailed upon request. Read less
DJ , Videography

PHOTOS

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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Describe your DJ style:
I'm engaging, interactive and accomadating.
What is your usual attire?
Casual to Formal
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No!
How many other DJs do you work with?
2
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
15 minutes
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes!
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
Yes! Latino, Jewish
Do you bring your own equipment?
PA, Sound System and DJ Equipment.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
NO
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
1 hour
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Yes!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Negotiable
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Yes!
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes!
What is your overtime rate?
Friday and Saturday, 3 hours or less is $150/hr, 4-6hours is $125/hr, 7 or more hours $100/hr. Monday through Thursday, 3 hours or less $125/hr, 4-6 hours is $100/hr, 7 or more hours is $90/hr.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes! anything past a 1/2 hour drive is negotiable.

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
Home based business
What types, such as unedited footage or special effects, of videography do you offer?
one camera tightly edited
Describe any special editing services you offer:
NA
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
Yes!
How many videographers do you work with?
2
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
Yes!
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Negotiable
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No!
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
Yes!
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
All the necessary equipment to get the job done right.
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
one 10 minute break every hour.
Do you charge overtime?
Yes!
Do you give access to your raw footage?
Yes!
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
Negotiable
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
Negotiable
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
Depends on how much editing is required.

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Courtney's mom
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.4/5.0
Playzmusic was a great value for the money. Arturo arrived before his scheduled time to make sure everything was set up before our ceremony, which was greatly appreciated. I wish he would of had a little more communication with us while planning the important songs, maybe a form for the play list or something, but he had the songs we requested when we needed them. when he was starting to pack up to leave, one of the bridesmaids requested a song, and he graciously set back up and played it for her. That is going above and beyond and shows great service :)
Playzmusic was a great value for the money. Arturo arrived before his scheduled time to make sure everything was set up Read more...
Playzmusic was a great value for the money. Arturo arrived before his scheduled time to make sure everything was set up before our ceremony, which was greatly appreciated. I wish he would of had a little more communication with us while planning the important songs, maybe a form for the play list or something, but he had the songs we requested when we needed them. when he was starting to pack up to leave, one of the bridesmaids requested a song, and he graciously set back up and played it for her. That is going above and beyond and shows great service :) Read less
Services Used: DJ
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jiggler
Wedding:
4/3/2010
4.8/5.0
great video the people filming it were very good and nice were not getting in anyone's way.
great video the people filming it were very good and nice were not getting in anyone's way.
great video the people filming it were very good and nice were not getting in anyone's way. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Christine
Wedding:
3/19/2010
5.0/5.0
We were so busy before the wedding to give much pointers.Nevertheless, the videographer was able to do a great job.Moreover, the videographer was very receptive to last minute instructions on capturing events during the wedding that are not part of the typical weddings. She was incredible, and very pleasant to work with. She is really sweet, and my closing highlights look amazing. She was very flexible and we just loved her! They are really the best at what they do. We LOVED them!
We were so busy before the wedding to give much pointers.Nevertheless, the videographer was able to do a great Read more...
We were so busy before the wedding to give much pointers.Nevertheless, the videographer was able to do a great job.Moreover, the videographer was very receptive to last minute instructions on capturing events during the wedding that are not part of the typical weddings. She was incredible, and very pleasant to work with. She is really sweet, and my closing highlights look amazing. She was very flexible and we just loved her! They are really the best at what they do. We LOVED them! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Ellis
Wedding:
1/23/2010
4.5/5.0
We had some extra money left over from our budget, and so we decided to get some live music! Playz did a pretty good job, their playlist was great in my opinion. I'm not so sure about my parents, but they did leave everyone entertained so I have to say thank u!
We had some extra money left over from our budget, and so we decided to get some live music! Playz did a pretty good job, Read more...
We had some extra money left over from our budget, and so we decided to get some live music! Playz did a pretty good job, their playlist was great in my opinion. I'm not so sure about my parents, but they did leave everyone entertained so I have to say thank u! Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.5/5.0
We had some extra money left over from our budget, and so we decided to get some live music!They were very professional and sounded great. We were very please overall with them.
We had some extra money left over from our budget, and so we decided to get some live music!They were very professional Read more...
We had some extra money left over from our budget, and so we decided to get some live music!They were very professional and sounded great. We were very please overall with them. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Donnald
Wedding:
9/8/2007
4.7/5.0
We didn't like this music so much, and it was a little loud, so we told them to switch it up and turn the volume down. They responded and everyone had a great time!!
We didn't like this music so much, and it was a little loud, so we told them to switch it up and turn the volume down. Read more...
We didn't like this music so much, and it was a little loud, so we told them to switch it up and turn the volume down. They responded and everyone had a great time!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Serenity
Wedding:
5/16/2007
4.6/5.0
Attention to detail was great; nice to work with
Attention to detail was great; nice to work with
Attention to detail was great; nice to work with Read less
Services Used: DJ
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JoshL
Wedding:
5/7/2007
4.5/5.0
Playz Music isa great company that brought fun and sophisticated music to our wedding. They were very professional and sounded great. We were very please overall with them.
Playz Music isa great company that brought fun and sophisticated music to our wedding. They were very professional and Read more...
Playz Music isa great company that brought fun and sophisticated music to our wedding. They were very professional and sounded great. We were very please overall with them. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Cathy
Wedding:
3/17/2007
5.0/5.0
Me and husband were completely happy with the way Arturo handled our wedding from our first meeting to our wedding date everything went perfect!
highly recommend his services. In fact we are going to hire him again for our aniversary.
Me and husband were completely happy with the way Arturo handled our wedding from our first meeting to our wedding date Read more...
Me and husband were completely happy with the way Arturo handled our wedding from our first meeting to our wedding date everything went perfect!
highly recommend his services. In fact we are going to hire him again for our aniversary. Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ, Photography, Videography
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Irene
Wedding:
8/19/2006
3.8/5.0
They did a pretty nice job, but just weren't exactly our style.
They did a pretty nice job, but just weren't exactly our style.
They did a pretty nice job, but just weren't exactly our style. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Zuly
Wedding:
6/17/2006
3.8/5.0
Play variety of music.
Play variety of music.
Play variety of music. Read less
Services Used: DJ

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