130x130 sq 1375648220771 new pjp photo

Potomac Jazz Project

Springfield , VA
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

Springfield, VA 22153 US (map)

PHONE

703-966-9677

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

With hundreds of bookings and unanimous excellent customer reviews, and averaging over 100 performances a year in the DC area, Potomac Jazz Project is one of the DC area's most popular... Read more
With hundreds of bookings and unanimous excellent customer reviews, and averaging over 100 performances a year in the DC area, Potomac Jazz Project is one of the DC area's most popular groups. We specialize in swing, jazz, and bossa novas. In addition to weddings and private events, we have appeared at venues like The Smithsonian and The Kennedy Center, as well as local popular jazz clubs.

We can customize the group for your tastes and needs; whether you need a classical guitarist for the ceremony, a jazz or swing duo or trio for your cocktail hour and dinner, or a swinging quartet or quintet with vocalist for the reception, we can take care of it all.

We take pride in our expertise in tailoring our ensemble to your event! The singers we work with are all among DC's best, including Lena Seikaly, Karen Gray, and Sara Jones.

References are available upon request and many of our clients have agreed to chat by email if you wish!

Visit our web site www.potomacjazz.com and to seedates of our upcoming public appearances or email stanhamrick@gmail.com or call 703-966-9677 for samples, quotes, or ideas. Read less
Band , Ceremony Music

PHOTOS

130x130 sq 1360246920372 pjpwlenawedding
130x130 sq 1360191520367 guitarbizcardphoto
130x130 sq 1360191476083 pjpmainphoto
130x130 sq 1360191649612 dsc9968
130x130 sq 1360246687213 instruments
130x130 sq 1369748895044 lena stan dave
130x130 sq 1369748923717 dave
130x130 sq 1375648353295 new pjp photo
130x130 sq 1360191586561 pjpsmithsonianforgigmasters
130x130 sq 1360246727356 lenastantimatev
130x130 sq 1360246788030 steveandstan
130x130 sq 1360246863296 stanwtimandwebb
130x130 sq 1369748945190 stan bass 1

INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Medium (4-6 musicians), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, Acoustic, Big Band, Jazz, Latin, Oldies, Pop, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
We dress for the client! Our usual wedding attire is black suits, white or colorful shirts, colorful ties.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
yes
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
yes
How much time do you usually need for setup?
90 minutes
How much space do you usually require?
Depending on the band configuration, we usually need a space between 10 X 12 feet to 15 X 20 Feet.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We bring our own sound equipment; nothing extra needed.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
If desired.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Play more danceable music.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Varies by event and contract. We usually request a meal for events of 3 hours and longer.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
yes.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
We have many professional substitute musicians available.
What is your overtime rate?
Varies by event and contract.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We usually build travel time and expenses into the bid/contract price unless it requires overnight travel.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Usually 10 - 20%

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Guitar, Piano, Saxophone

REVIEWS

4.9
out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
4.9/5.0
4.9/5.0
4.9/5.0
4.9/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
Kent
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Stan and the Potomac Jazz Project were exceptional for my wedding reception. Stan did a terrific job in custom-designing the event with seasoned, professional musicians -- at a reasonable price. We started the evening with a duo for the cocktail hour (very nice), expanded to a trio for the dinner hour, and then expanded into a full eight-piece jazz band for after-dinner dancing. The band was comprised of truly professional musicians playing American songbook classics (which was great for my inter-generational guests). First rate performance. Stan and his assembled musicians are the real deal. Highly recommended.
Stan and the Potomac Jazz Project were exceptional for my wedding reception. Stan did a terrific job in custom-designing Read more...
Stan and the Potomac Jazz Project were exceptional for my wedding reception. Stan did a terrific job in custom-designing the event with seasoned, professional musicians -- at a reasonable price. We started the evening with a duo for the cocktail hour (very nice), expanded to a trio for the dinner hour, and then expanded into a full eight-piece jazz band for after-dinner dancing. The band was comprised of truly professional musicians playing American songbook classics (which was great for my inter-generational guests). First rate performance. Stan and his assembled musicians are the real deal. Highly recommended. Read less
Services Used: Band
Default vendor profile pic
Courtney
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Potomac Jazz Project was phenomenal! They accommodated all of our requests for songs and even worked on the timing to make sure they fit within the scope of the ceremony. We would highly recommend them. They were professional and very pleasant to work with.
Potomac Jazz Project was phenomenal! They accommodated all of our requests for songs and even worked on the timing to make Read more...
Potomac Jazz Project was phenomenal! They accommodated all of our requests for songs and even worked on the timing to make sure they fit within the scope of the ceremony. We would highly recommend them. They were professional and very pleasant to work with. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Default vendor profile pic
Eric
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
If you want Jazz of any kind at your wedding, look no further! As a musicians ourselves, the bar was high for a band at our wedding, and we were thrilled with the Potomac Jazz Project. (We had a trio of piano, bass, and drums) Stan and the band were very responsive to our requests - both musical and logistical - and they were a true asset to the event.
If you want Jazz of any kind at your wedding, look no further! As a musicians ourselves, the bar was high for a band at Read more...
If you want Jazz of any kind at your wedding, look no further! As a musicians ourselves, the bar was high for a band at our wedding, and we were thrilled with the Potomac Jazz Project. (We had a trio of piano, bass, and drums) Stan and the band were very responsive to our requests - both musical and logistical - and they were a true asset to the event. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Perfect! Set the mood for the most wonderful day of my life. Stan and the band were very talented and professional. They were so accommodating and when I requested certain songs, they were able to play all of them. If you looking for a jazz band that can play the classics, look no further. I'm so happy I chanced upon them.
Perfect! Set the mood for the most wonderful day of my life. Stan and the band were very talented and professional. They Read more...
Perfect! Set the mood for the most wonderful day of my life. Stan and the band were very talented and professional. They were so accommodating and when I requested certain songs, they were able to play all of them. If you looking for a jazz band that can play the classics, look no further. I'm so happy I chanced upon them. Read less
Services Used: Band
Default vendor profile pic
Tim
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We engaged the Potomac Jazz Project for our daughter's wedding and could not have been more pleased with this decision. From the initial contact, Stan was prompt, professional and always in communication. We cruised from Annapolis to Baltimore for 3 1/2 hours and the music was outstanding and set the perfect mood for a glorious afternoon on the Chesapeake.
Stan made the suggestion for a quartet of bass, drums and keyboard with a vocalist and that worked out perfect. I requested they be playing when our guests boarded and when we got to the ship, there was PJP, on-board laying down a cool, classy sound. Our guests were blown away by the quality and selections of classic standards and jazz renditions. Everyone complimented us on the band.
The Potomac Jazz Project are ultimate professionals, accommodating and the perfect compliment to almost any event where live music would enhance the party. I will surely be using them in the future and I highly recommend Stan Hamrick and the PJP to class-up your next event!
We engaged the Potomac Jazz Project for our daughter's wedding and could not have been more pleased with this decision. Read more...
We engaged the Potomac Jazz Project for our daughter's wedding and could not have been more pleased with this decision. From the initial contact, Stan was prompt, professional and always in communication. We cruised from Annapolis to Baltimore for 3 1/2 hours and the music was outstanding and set the perfect mood for a glorious afternoon on the Chesapeake.
Stan made the suggestion for a quartet of bass, drums and keyboard with a vocalist and that worked out perfect. I requested they be playing when our guests boarded and when we got to the ship, there was PJP, on-board laying down a cool, classy sound. Our guests were blown away by the quality and selections of classic standards and jazz renditions. Everyone complimented us on the band.
The Potomac Jazz Project are ultimate professionals, accommodating and the perfect compliment to almost any event where live music would enhance the party. I will surely be using them in the future and I highly recommend Stan Hamrick and the PJP to class-up your next event! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Default vendor profile pic
Private User
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Potomac Jazz Project played my wedding on October 19, 2013 and they were the absolute best to work with. From the inquiry stage all the way to the week of the event, Stan's responsiveness was great. So many of our guests commented on how great the music was - it truly made the event. I highly recommend working with Potomac Jazz Project!
Potomac Jazz Project played my wedding on October 19, 2013 and they were the absolute best to work with. From the inquiry Read more...
Potomac Jazz Project played my wedding on October 19, 2013 and they were the absolute best to work with. From the inquiry stage all the way to the week of the event, Stan's responsiveness was great. So many of our guests commented on how great the music was - it truly made the event. I highly recommend working with Potomac Jazz Project! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Default vendor profile pic
Lisa
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I highly recommend Potomac Jazz Project for wedding ceremony and party music. Thanks to Stan and the band our guests enjoyed beautiful music during our October wedding at Decatur House in Washington, DC. Stan was quick to respond to all of our questions and provided great recommendations for the music – from the processional to the recessional, through our cocktail hour and into dinner. Our wedding was one week ago and I can still hear our first dance song performed beautifully by Potomac Jazz Project with vocalist Karen Gray. Thank you!
My husband and I highly recommend Potomac Jazz Project for wedding ceremony and party music. Thanks to Stan and the band Read more...
My husband and I highly recommend Potomac Jazz Project for wedding ceremony and party music. Thanks to Stan and the band our guests enjoyed beautiful music during our October wedding at Decatur House in Washington, DC. Stan was quick to respond to all of our questions and provided great recommendations for the music – from the processional to the recessional, through our cocktail hour and into dinner. Our wedding was one week ago and I can still hear our first dance song performed beautifully by Potomac Jazz Project with vocalist Karen Gray. Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Band was fantastic! We had a quartet and everyone loved the music! Stan is very professional and responds to any ideas I have with an open mind. Young and old people alike came up to my wife and I and thanked us for having the band at the cocktail hour. It made our special day so much better!
The Band was fantastic! We had a quartet and everyone loved the music! Stan is very professional and responds to any ideas Read more...
The Band was fantastic! We had a quartet and everyone loved the music! Stan is very professional and responds to any ideas I have with an open mind. Young and old people alike came up to my wife and I and thanked us for having the band at the cocktail hour. It made our special day so much better! Read less
Services Used: Band
Default vendor profile pic
Katie
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Stan and the Potomac Jazz Project made our wedding memorable. From the cocktail hour until the dancing at the end, they were able to use their talents, instruments and choice of music to go with every part of our reception. During the cocktail hour the pianist played soothing music, and during dinner the trio played soft jazz music that enhanced the conversation. By the end of the night we added a vocalist who sang as all of our guests (including many young children) danced the night away. It was so great to see everyone out on the dance floor having such a wonderful time.
I was impressed by the professionalism, responsiveness and flexibility (they added some songs to our event that were not on their "list") of this group, but what was most impressive was the value of this band. We could not have been happier and will recommend this band to all of our friends. Thank you Stan and the Potomac Jazz Project for making our event something special for all of our family and friends.
Stan and the Potomac Jazz Project made our wedding memorable. From the cocktail hour until the dancing at the end, they Read more...
Stan and the Potomac Jazz Project made our wedding memorable. From the cocktail hour until the dancing at the end, they were able to use their talents, instruments and choice of music to go with every part of our reception. During the cocktail hour the pianist played soothing music, and during dinner the trio played soft jazz music that enhanced the conversation. By the end of the night we added a vocalist who sang as all of our guests (including many young children) danced the night away. It was so great to see everyone out on the dance floor having such a wonderful time.
I was impressed by the professionalism, responsiveness and flexibility (they added some songs to our event that were not on their "list") of this group, but what was most impressive was the value of this band. We could not have been happier and will recommend this band to all of our friends. Thank you Stan and the Potomac Jazz Project for making our event something special for all of our family and friends. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Default vendor profile pic
Kristin
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express how wonderful it was to work with the Potomac Jazz Project at our wedding. Stan was easy to communicate with, and very fast responding to any questions or requests. When I requested that my brother come up to sing one tune with the group, he was incredibly flexible and made it happen--even fitting in a few minutes to rehearse. The jazz quartet was absolutely fantastic--guests are still raving about them. As the vocalist for the quartet, Lena Seikaly was perfect. The musicianship shown by all four members made the music at our reception hard to beat. In short, I simply cannot recommend this group highly enough!
Words cannot express how wonderful it was to work with the Potomac Jazz Project at our wedding. Stan was easy to Read more...
Words cannot express how wonderful it was to work with the Potomac Jazz Project at our wedding. Stan was easy to communicate with, and very fast responding to any questions or requests. When I requested that my brother come up to sing one tune with the group, he was incredibly flexible and made it happen--even fitting in a few minutes to rehearse. The jazz quartet was absolutely fantastic--guests are still raving about them. As the vocalist for the quartet, Lena Seikaly was perfect. The musicianship shown by all four members made the music at our reception hard to beat. In short, I simply cannot recommend this group highly enough! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music

MAP

 
Springfield, VA 22153 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Potomac Jazz Project
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
 
220x220 1375648220771 new pjp photo