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7 Best First Dance Songs with a Jazz Band

Alex Levin Music’s bands are hopeless romantics, and we know how important it is to choose a first dance song. In many ways, it can be the married couple’s first foray into the world as a wedded pair. Here are some of the songs our couples chose for their first dance songs, and why we […]

5 Amazing Jazz Band Covers

The bands at Alex Levin Music have performed so many thousands of great songs, and every now and then, they take time to videotape their version of tunes. These five cover versions of pop, soul, and jazz tunes will keep your feet tapping and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The Lovesome: […]

How to hire a great New York jazz band for your wedding.

When it is time to choose a swing or jazz band for your wedding, make sure to do some research about the group you’re hiring. Wedding review websites like WeddingWire.com offer accurate and honest reviews of bands. If possible, see if you can find out about the band’s repertoire and style. You should look for […]

Turn It Up (?): The Importance of Choosing the Right Volume for Music at a Wedding

When you are planning your wedding, it is important to consider how the band will function over the course of the entire event. There are moments in weddings when you want the band front and center, like during the dancing part of the reception. At other times, however, the band is there to deliver an […]

Choosing a Great First Dance Song

Once you have chosen a band for your wedding, it makes sense that you would like to request that the band accompany you during your first dance. It is so exciting–and slightly nerve-wracking–to anticipate your family and friends standing around you, as you twirl and swirl your way around the room. When it comes time […]

Before you hire a jazz band for your New York Wedding, make sure to ask three key questions

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 […]