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Warren Priske Jazz Band (LA, NYC, Miami, Chicago, Phoenix, Hawaii, Los Angeles, New York City)

Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Dallas, Houston, Hawaii, San Francisco, Miami, Santa Barbara , CA

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Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Dallas, Houston, Hawaii, San Francisco, Miami, Santa Barbara, CA 90212 US

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310-205-2556
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ABOUT US

Booking events coast-to-coast and worldwide. It's that Old Hollywood feel you have been looking for, but with an East Coast flair. Classic standards from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Frank,... Read more
Booking events coast-to-coast and worldwide. It's that Old Hollywood feel you have been looking for, but with an East Coast flair. Classic standards from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Frank, Dean, Bing, Nat 'King' Cole, Mel Tormé, Bobby Darin, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Buble, and so many more. Warren has performed for the likes of Kirk Douglas, Barbara Sinatra and Steven Spielberg, to name a few, and has appeared on David Tutera's My Fair Wedding and Celeb-Rations several times. Warren preserves the timing, swagger and traditional style that made these songs so irresistible. He performs this timeless material in a flexible variety of ensemble sizes suited for your event. From a Duo to a 5-piece Jazz Combo, 7-Piece Swing Combo, 11-piece Swing Band, to a complete 17-piece Big Band. Warren also collects other amazing jazz acts so he can offer them to the public as well. Whether you're looking for a Vintage American Jazz , Swing, Big Band, Gypsy Jazz, French Jazz , Vaudeville, or Latin Lounge Jazz, Warren represents the very best acts from Los Angeles to New York City and beyond. Please check out our video section to get an idea of what's available. Cheers!















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Sarah
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
IMPECCABLE! Warren and his band are truly outstanding, talented musicians. Having a swing, jazz band play at our wedding reception was always a dream of mine. After going to so many jazz concerts, listening to the greats play on repeat at home, my husband and I started accumulating high expectations for a great live band at our wedding. Honestly without hesitation, Warren far exceeded our imaginations! His voice is smooth, full, and impactful. Our friends who typically love EDM, Top 40's, and Hip Hop kept asking him to sing more! Warren also made MC'ing look easy. It's a skill only few can really master and Warren did it with charisma.

Along with Warren and his band, we had two GORGEOUS women sing at our reception. We had the great pleasure of having Frannie sing our first dance song in French and English. It was actually THE favorite moment of our whole day. My husband and I will never forget how utterly romantic and divine our first dance felt to us. My 70 yr old aunt even mentioned how beautiful Frannie's voice was weeks later to my parents. Frannie is so chic and we're incredibly lucky to have had her.

We also have to thank the immensely multi-talented Leya for singing and playing the violin for us. What an amazing gift she has! The moment I watched the video of her playing the violin, I was HOOKED and hoped she was available for our wedding day. She was truly the icing on the cake! Definitely top-notch. If she's available, you HAVE to meet her and watch her perform.

Our wedding really felt like talent overload and we LOVED every minute of it! Warren - thank you and your whole band for such an unforgettable evening. Kevin and I wish we could do it all over again - exactly the same way!
IMPECCABLE! Warren and his band are truly outstanding, talented musicians. Having a swing, jazz band play at our wedding Read more...
IMPECCABLE! Warren and his band are truly outstanding, talented musicians. Having a swing, jazz band play at our wedding reception was always a dream of mine. After going to so many jazz concerts, listening to the greats play on repeat at home, my husband and I started accumulating high expectations for a great live band at our wedding. Honestly without hesitation, Warren far exceeded our imaginations! His voice is smooth, full, and impactful. Our friends who typically love EDM, Top 40's, and Hip Hop kept asking him to sing more! Warren also made MC'ing look easy. It's a skill only few can really master and Warren did it with charisma.

Along with Warren and his band, we had two GORGEOUS women sing at our reception. We had the great pleasure of having Frannie sing our first dance song in French and English. It was actually THE favorite moment of our whole day. My husband and I will never forget how utterly romantic and divine our first dance felt to us. My 70 yr old aunt even mentioned how beautiful Frannie's voice was weeks later to my parents. Frannie is so chic and we're incredibly lucky to have had her.

We also have to thank the immensely multi-talented Leya for singing and playing the violin for us. What an amazing gift she has! The moment I watched the video of her playing the violin, I was HOOKED and hoped she was available for our wedding day. She was truly the icing on the cake! Definitely top-notch. If she's available, you HAVE to meet her and watch her perform.

Our wedding really felt like talent overload and we LOVED every minute of it! Warren - thank you and your whole band for such an unforgettable evening. Kevin and I wish we could do it all over again - exactly the same way! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
We hired Warren Priske and his 7 piece ensemble to play at our wedding. It was surprisingly difficult to find a band that played standards in the Los Angeles area... even harder to find one that was actually good. So, when I stumbled across Warren Priske's band, I was elated.
He was easy to communicate with and always responded to emails in a timely manner. He was also very flexible; we asked to change the start time of the gig because of venue logistics a month before the wedding and he was very accommodating (which made a stressed bride very happy!).
The band was timely, and the set up looked fantastic. Very big band throw-back. Most importantly, the musicians were talented and the ensemble sounded wonderful. Our guests kept commenting on how beautiful Warren's voice was. The balance of music was great... they played for part of our dinner service, and the volume was never overpowering. When it was time to hit the dance floor, they adjusted levels perfectly.
They added class and fun to our wedding and I am so glad we went with them as our musicians. Live music makes a difference! Thank you, Warren!
We hired Warren Priske and his 7 piece ensemble to play at our wedding. It was surprisingly difficult to find a band that Read more...
We hired Warren Priske and his 7 piece ensemble to play at our wedding. It was surprisingly difficult to find a band that played standards in the Los Angeles area... even harder to find one that was actually good. So, when I stumbled across Warren Priske's band, I was elated.
He was easy to communicate with and always responded to emails in a timely manner. He was also very flexible; we asked to change the start time of the gig because of venue logistics a month before the wedding and he was very accommodating (which made a stressed bride very happy!).
The band was timely, and the set up looked fantastic. Very big band throw-back. Most importantly, the musicians were talented and the ensemble sounded wonderful. Our guests kept commenting on how beautiful Warren's voice was. The balance of music was great... they played for part of our dinner service, and the volume was never overpowering. When it was time to hit the dance floor, they adjusted levels perfectly.
They added class and fun to our wedding and I am so glad we went with them as our musicians. Live music makes a difference! Thank you, Warren! Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
My new wife and I and many people in our families are musicians, so we wanted a really good band at our wedding reception. Warren brought it. There is a sound that only a professional horn section can deliver, and we had it. The band was solid.
Warren himself was engaged in the event and was genuinely excited to be a part of it. He understood our vision for the reception and helped make it happen. He got to know the bridal party and our parents and announced everyone when we arrived. He introduced and sang the songs well and with style, but without becoming the focal point. And he was very gracious with the unscheduled drunk people grabbing the microphone and making toasts. The schedule we gave him was out the window before the band even started, but he improvised, kept things moving, and got to all the toasts and cake cutting while still playing a lot of music. We are very happy with our decision to hire Warren for our wedding reception, and would recommend him to anyone who wants a great entertainer with a really great band.
My new wife and I and many people in our families are musicians, so we wanted a really good band at our wedding reception. Read more...
My new wife and I and many people in our families are musicians, so we wanted a really good band at our wedding reception. Warren brought it. There is a sound that only a professional horn section can deliver, and we had it. The band was solid.
Warren himself was engaged in the event and was genuinely excited to be a part of it. He understood our vision for the reception and helped make it happen. He got to know the bridal party and our parents and announced everyone when we arrived. He introduced and sang the songs well and with style, but without becoming the focal point. And he was very gracious with the unscheduled drunk people grabbing the microphone and making toasts. The schedule we gave him was out the window before the band even started, but he improvised, kept things moving, and got to all the toasts and cake cutting while still playing a lot of music. We are very happy with our decision to hire Warren for our wedding reception, and would recommend him to anyone who wants a great entertainer with a really great band. Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Hi Warren. Becky and I wanted to thank you again for doing such a wonderful job at the wedding. The music was perfect, and your emceeing and coordinating efforts made the night. You were doing such a great job keeping everything moving that at one point in the evening I looked over at Becky and said "what if this guy wasn't here?" You really kept everything together and made the night a lot of fun. You are an amazing emcee.
As I mentioned before we hired you, Becky and I are both professional jazz musicians. We interviewed so many male (and female) singers, but no one came even close to your talent level for this genre of music. You seemed so comfortable and effortless, and we received numerous compliments on the band throughout the night. You fit in perfectly with our Old Hollywood theme.

Many thanks!

Rob & Becky
Hi Warren. Becky and I wanted to thank you again for doing such a wonderful job at the wedding. The music was perfect, and Read more...
Hi Warren. Becky and I wanted to thank you again for doing such a wonderful job at the wedding. The music was perfect, and your emceeing and coordinating efforts made the night. You were doing such a great job keeping everything moving that at one point in the evening I looked over at Becky and said "what if this guy wasn't here?" You really kept everything together and made the night a lot of fun. You are an amazing emcee.
As I mentioned before we hired you, Becky and I are both professional jazz musicians. We interviewed so many male (and female) singers, but no one came even close to your talent level for this genre of music. You seemed so comfortable and effortless, and we received numerous compliments on the band throughout the night. You fit in perfectly with our Old Hollywood theme.

Many thanks!

Rob & Becky Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ, Wedding Planning
Warren Priske Jazz Band (LA, NYC, Miami, Chicago, Phoenix, Hawaii, Los Angeles, New York City) responded with the following comments:

Thanks guys. I really appreciated all the hospitality. And thanks again for those hand-rolled cigars. Congratulations! It was truly and amazing evening.

Cheers!
--Warren
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Anna
Wedding:
12/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Awesome, fun and classy band. Jazz music fit the mood and setting. It was really great.
Awesome, fun and classy band. Jazz music fit the mood and setting. It was really great.
Awesome, fun and classy band. Jazz music fit the mood and setting. It was really great. Read less
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Warren Priske Jazz Band (LA, NYC, Miami, Chicago, Phoenix, Hawaii, Los Angeles, New York City) responded with the following comments:

I'm so happy your day turned out as you had hoped. I'm glad I could be a part of it. You two seem like such a great couple. Take care.
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Phillip
Wedding:
6/17/2010
4.7/5.0
Music was impeccable, Never heard anything so smooth. They didn't get in the way and neither did the cost, Very nice. Highly suggested to anyone getting married.
Music was impeccable, Never heard anything so smooth. They didn't get in the way and neither did the cost, Very nice. Read more...
Music was impeccable, Never heard anything so smooth. They didn't get in the way and neither did the cost, Very nice. Highly suggested to anyone getting married. Read less
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JessnRich
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I had Warren and a 5-piece jazz band at my wedding on May 8. I wanted the entire big band, but it was just out of my budget. It was just him, piano, bass, guitar, drums and saxophone. I couldn't believe how much sound these guys made with this small band. Warren actually sounded better than he does on his demo I heard online because it stood out more in the smaller jazz combo. The look, the sound, everything was perfect-- and all my guests LOVED his personality (especally my bridesmaids)!!! He was probably the best emcee I'd ever seen at a wedding, and he wasn't cheesy or corny. He took care of all the announcements enthusiasm and class. He was able to get people laughing and having fun while keeping things elegant at the same time.

Warren helped us plan our wedding reception in advance and basically coordinated the entire reception. We were too busy greeting guests to worry about the schedule, so he just tapped us on the shoulder now and then to see if we were ready for the next event. The best thing was that he really kept the night moving and never let the party lag (one thing I hate about most weddings). He and the band kept the dance floor packed most of the night until it was time for the next announcement.

Warren-- Of all the things we did for our reception we got the most compliments on you and the band. My mom won't stop raving about you. I think we might have to have to have you back for their 30th anniversary in November. Thanks again, Warren! You guys are AMAZING!!! Stay in touch.

-- Jessica B. (Rich says hi too!)
I had Warren and a 5-piece jazz band at my wedding on May 8. I wanted the entire big band, but it was just out of my Read more...
I had Warren and a 5-piece jazz band at my wedding on May 8. I wanted the entire big band, but it was just out of my budget. It was just him, piano, bass, guitar, drums and saxophone. I couldn't believe how much sound these guys made with this small band. Warren actually sounded better than he does on his demo I heard online because it stood out more in the smaller jazz combo. The look, the sound, everything was perfect-- and all my guests LOVED his personality (especally my bridesmaids)!!! He was probably the best emcee I'd ever seen at a wedding, and he wasn't cheesy or corny. He took care of all the announcements enthusiasm and class. He was able to get people laughing and having fun while keeping things elegant at the same time.

Warren helped us plan our wedding reception in advance and basically coordinated the entire reception. We were too busy greeting guests to worry about the schedule, so he just tapped us on the shoulder now and then to see if we were ready for the next event. The best thing was that he really kept the night moving and never let the party lag (one thing I hate about most weddings). He and the band kept the dance floor packed most of the night until it was time for the next announcement.

Warren-- Of all the things we did for our reception we got the most compliments on you and the band. My mom won't stop raving about you. I think we might have to have to have you back for their 30th anniversary in November. Thanks again, Warren! You guys are AMAZING!!! Stay in touch.

-- Jessica B. (Rich says hi too!) Read less
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Warren Priske Jazz Band (LA, NYC, Miami, Chicago, Phoenix, Hawaii, Los Angeles, New York City) responded with the following comments:

Thanks guys. It was great getting to know you and your family. Jessica, your mom is a riot! So fun. Please tell her I said hello and she owes me another dance.
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chengdong
Wedding:
1/10/2010
4.8/5.0
After my wedding , People told me that we had the most amazing band.

They cater to all age groups by playing all types of music; and they had

no problem playing all of the songs that we requested. We could not have

been happier. I don't think that there was one time throughout the

whole reception that the dance floor was not filled. We highly recommend

them! They were very professional and went above and beyond. Thanks!
After my wedding , People told me that we had the most amazing band.

They cater to all age groups by playing all Read more...
After my wedding , People told me that we had the most amazing band.

They cater to all age groups by playing all types of music; and they had

no problem playing all of the songs that we requested. We could not have

been happier. I don't think that there was one time throughout the

whole reception that the dance floor was not filled. We highly recommend

them! They were very professional and went above and beyond. Thanks! Read less
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