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BANDS (cont'd)

Creations Music, INC.


Creations Music tailors itself to hip couples. Bandleader Kim Sozzi draws upon her experience as a recording artist in order to perform songs exactly the way they sound on the radio. Some members of her seven-to-twelve-piece band have been performing together for more than 25 years, hence the band’s diverse repertoire of songs, from the forties through today. Prices upon request.

The Deanna Jones Orchestra

208 E. 51st St., at Third Ave., Ste. 330; 212-679-1077;

Playing funk and Motown covers, among other styles (including the bandleader’s original songs), this orchestra has a fun and energetic vibe. Led by the masterful vocalist Jones, who also performs with the band, the Deanna Jones Orchestra caters to couples’ tastes. From $5,000.

The Dexter Lake Club Band


These band members first met in their Oberlin days as an all-eighties cover band. Since then the band has added to their set list with classic rock and Motown. Members of the band play with the Walkmen, the French Kicks, and Todd Rundgren. Rates start at $7,500 for local weddings.

Doug Winters Music

73 Pleasantville Rd., Pleasantville, N.Y.; 914-238-9100; 914-588-7286;

Winters’s band, the Best Kept Secret, play a catchy, upbeat mix of songs and styles ranging from Tony Bennett tunes and Beyoncé numbers to the best of forties swing. Price is $1,200 per player, with a minimum of eight players.

Elan Artists Entertainment


Elan Artists represent non-clichéd musicians, bands, and D.J.’s including Grammy Award-winning performers. They do classical and electric strings, international and jazz combos, and fun dance bands. Prices for classical music average $750 to $2,500 for ceremony and cocktails; bands are $5,500 to $15,000; D.J’s are $1,750 to $2,500, including sound and lighting.

Empyreal Strings Music and Entertainment


From dance bands of varying sizes and ensembles, to quartets and 30-piece string orchestras, Empyreal offers classical, jazz, and gypsy music. Couples on a budget can hire just a few performers. Prices range from $500 to $750 per musician.

Faze 4 Orchestras

149 Madison Ave., nr. 32nd St., Ste. 203; 212-689-2483;

Faze 4, celebrating its 25th anniversary, will provide ensembles of six to fourteen musicians for high-energy dance music, today’s Top 40, and classical jazz. Sample each of the ten bands online. Prices upon request.

The Gainsborough Trio

942 Darien Terr., Teaneck, N.J.; 201-862-0088;

Friends for more than twenty years, this trio met as conservatory students and now play weddings to augment their professional schedules in the pits of such Broadway shows as Wicked. Wedding offerings range from Bach to Gershwin ($650 for the ceremony, $225 more for cocktails).

George Gee's Swinging Big Bands

1275 First Ave., nr. 69th St., Ste. 144; 718-779-7865;

TThis Chinese-American bandleader (and lover of all things retro) can offer combos up to a seventeen-piece big band playing swing and jazz, along with rock, R&B, and Motown grooves. From $750 per musician for four hours.

Gerard Carelli Orchestra, Inc.


Led by Carelli-a former Rainbow Room bandleader and Waldorf-Astoria entertainment director who’s played with Ray Charles and Rosemary Clooney-the orchestra specializes in "Rat Pack Jazz," but is also proficient in other styles such as classic rock and soul. Prices upon request.

Golem Entertainment


Fronted by talented singer-accordionist Annette Ezekiel Kogan, this energetic six-member band seamlessly mixes traditional klezmer music with tunes that have a modern sensibility. Inspired by Eastern European rock, Golem’s well-known wild versions of "Soul Man" and "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" make for a truly unforgettable reception wrap-up. Prices start at $1,000 per hour.

Grey Entertainment

61 Jane St., nr. Hudson St., Ste. 4F; 212-242-8780;

Company founder and music industry veteran Noel Grey, who’s worked with Kanye West, Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin, and other big names, offers a much more individualized service than most, and his standards are exceptionally high. He’ll use his expertise to find you the perfect D.J. or band-he’ll even come up with "hybrid bands," such as klezmer-Cuban soul. Prices upon request.

Hal Prince Music


This second-generation, family-owned agency offers one-stop shopping for any kind of musical entertainment a couple could dream up for their big day-from high-energy dance bands to string quartets, from orchestras to D.J.’s and emcees. The talented musicians they employ have performed with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Steely Dan, so couples can be assured that they’re getting the best. Prices upon request.

Hank Lane Music

65 W. 55th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 302; 212-767-0600;

This company is the exclusive entertainment provider for high-end spots such as the Rainbow Room, the Waldorf-Astoria, and the Ritz-Carlton. Hank Lane can provide virtually any style of band or D.J., as well as lighting and design elements. They’ve worked with clients from Sean Combs to George W. Bush to Vera Wang. Prices upon request.

Harbor Lights Music


Harbor Lights Music offer a roster of four different bands and orchestras, a slew of D.J.’s, and classical and jazz ensembles to accommodate virtually any taste. The focus is on dance music: R&B, mainstream hip-hop, Motown, seventies jams, and big-band swing. Prices upon request.

Jeff Jeffreys Music


Harbor Lights Music offer a roster of four different bands and orchestras, a slew of D.J.’s, and classical and jazz ensembles to accommodate virtually any taste. The focus is on dance music: R&B, mainstream hip-hop, Motown, seventies jams, and big-band swing. Prices upon request.

John Malino Music

675 Hudson St., nr. 14th St., Ste. 4N, 212-673-9334;

John Malino Music is perfect for couples more likely to frequent Bemelman’s Bar than the Bowery Ballroom. Bandleader, vocalist, and guitar player Malino has a Harry Connick Jr. sound and is guaranteed at all performances. The five-piece ensemble, which has been together for more than ten years, performs jazz, swing, and standards. Prices start at $6,500 for four hours.