1. Is your band insured?
Believe it or not, many New York venues, including hotels and event spaces, require vendors to have liability insurance. This insurance can be expensive (in the hundreds of dollars) per event, so many jazz bands remain uninsured, or they layer their insurance costs into their quotes. Alex Levin Music’s performers carry a million dollars worth of liability insurance.
2. Do you provide your own sound system?
When you book a band, make sure that they know how many people are attending your event. If the group is larger than 100 people, the band ought to provide a large enough PA system to allow their music to be heard throughout the event space. Alex Levin Music can provide adequate sound for up to 500 guests. And remember, nobody like a band that plays too loudly. Tasteful music at a comfortable volume is one of Alex Levin’s musicians’ strong suits.
3. Do you take requests?
If you have any special requests for your band, you should be sure to let the group know as early as possible. At Alex Levin Music, we take our clients’ requests seriously, and strive to rehearse and perform the new songs in public well ahead of the day of your event or wedding. Only the best professional musicians can make any song sound as beautiful as you imagine it to be.
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