Music is one of the many creative feats that humanity can take pride in. Music is universal and has the ability to evoke responses of an emotional nature according to research. It is for this reason that music is used ceremoniously as well as recreationally.

One of the things music plays an important role in is celebration. No matter where in the world you may be from, music and celebration go hand in hand.

Jazz Music and Celebration

Where music does have universal appeal, there are different genres that agree with certain demographics more than they may with others. Our live jazz band, for instance, specializes in ragtime, Dixieland, swing, and styles relating to traditional or original jazz. The kind of music we produce might not be the sort to appeal to a group of angst-ridden, angry, intoxicated teenagers!

That begs the question, what kind of events would it makes sense for you to hire a live jazz band for?

Corporate Events

Corporate events such as dinners, award ceremonies and other celebrations in honor of various official accomplishments and successes are classy affairs. These are just the kind of events where down-tempo original jazz is perfect.

The music is mellow, soothing, non-intrusive and adds to the already present ambiance of panache.

University and College Formals

Where we mentioned earlier our music might not suit teenagers and young people of a certain disposition, it is quite appropriate for when young folk are feeling formal. Swing and ragtime are not just mellow styles. They can be a lot of fun, too.

Having a live jazz band at a formal event for an educational institution creates the perfect atmosphere to chat, socialize and move to the music if need be.

Retirement Parties

If you’re someone who is looking to throw a retirement party, you could be one of two— A young prodigy who has made it and is done with the professional world or someone of an age where they can appreciate and relate to good old music.

If the latter is so, a live jazz band at your retirement party could be a serious threat by way of nostalgia for you and others of like mind!


Jazz music playing at a wedding works great when the guests are being seated, it sounds lovely playing in the background while people drink and dine; best of all, you can move to it!

Weddings are special affairs and unless you’re deliberately going for something edgy or out there, original jazz offers just the right range and tempo to make your special day even more memorable.

20’s Themed Parties

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Do we really need to explain this one? If you’re throwing a twenties themed party, a live jazz band is a necessity.  We’re not joking. It isn’t a twenties party unless you have a live jazz band playing tunes like Mac the Knife, Tea for Two and Blue Skies and adding to the energy!

If it’s a twenties party you want, you best bring the swing with a jazz band!

Winding Down

There are a lot of other events you could hire a live jazz band for. Parades, Mardi Gras parties and government ceremonies to name a few. Just remember, if you want music that you can swing and sway to but is also classy, mellow and pleasing, hire a live jazz band. You won’t regret it! If you want to hire the Razzmajazz Dixieland Band, connect with us using the link above or call us on (817)-233-4149.