Tag Archives: Jazz Band

Classy Birthday

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I can’t tell you how grateful I am that the classiest people book us. What a great night. Dan wanted to surprise his S.O. with a birthday party, and hired us to be part of it. Beautiful place, totally fun people, but I digress. Condo in Clayton, and when Mike walked in, as Dan tells […]

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A Private Affair …

Make your party truly memorable - hire a band.

I say this to everyone who calls about us performing at their birthday party, anniversary party, or summer fling: it doesn’t have to be us, but no one ever regrets having live music at their event! There’s something special about walking in and seeing live musicians jammin’ away. I see it party goers faces wherever […]

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It’s Always “Just In Time” …

… for live music! We got a typical query the other day for a wedding — but it could have just as easily been for a 50th Anniversary or a 40th Birthday party in a private home. What as “typical” [for us!] was that it was “short notice.”  Someone asked us less than six weeks […]

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Thinkin’ Summer Time

… the song that is. Sure, St. Louis got hit with four inches of wet heavy white stuff today, but as we’re booking for spring/summer/fall outdoor events, we’re thinking of that time in the not too distant future when we’re wearing sleeveless shirts – pants optional. Which brings to mind a fan favorite, our version […]

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What the Band Knows: How’s Your Place Sound?

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There are a lot of factors that go into a band sounding great versus merely good. For a band like ours, playing a lot of classier weddings and nicer corporate events, most are intangibles – how the individual members are feeling that day, whether or not they got sprinkled with Miles Davis Magic Fairy Dust, […]

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That Christmas Engagement

When I decided to ask my wife to marry me, I chose to do it on her birthday. See, I was being practical … when you present her with a nice rock, you’re totally off the hook for any other present! So I’m always impressed with other guys who propose on someone’s birthday, Valentine’s Day, […]

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Jazzin’ Up the PWC Holiday Party

Tina Hassler (vocals) & Kevin Mitchell (piano/guitar)

“I’ve been coming to these [holiday parties] for 21 years, and you guys are absolutely the best band we’ve had at this thing,” said Ben, a Price Waterhouse Cooper executive, during one of our breaks. It was high praise – and this was a really fun, classy holiday party. It was at the Four Seasons […]

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What the Band Knows … Part II

Joe & Chris keepin' the rhythm.

When your band is playing your event you’re (hopefully) listening to the band. But sometimes it’s a good idea to listen to the band even before your event … and I don’t mean going to check out a performance first. This is second in a series where I suggest that the experienced St. Louis band […]

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Ensuring a Charity Event’s Success

It’ll be no surprise to anyone who has seen us (or even heard our recordings) that we absolutely love playing. We love the music, we love contributing to a good time, and we love the smiles it brings people. What could be even better? When we play your St. Louis charity event. It’s all of […]

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Five Tips to Find The Right Band for Your Holiday Party

A great classy fun jazz band - just what your corporate holiday party needs?

It’s an unusually cool August week in St. Louis, so that must have people thinking about Corporate Christmas parties because The Kevin Mitchell 4 is suddenly getting a lot queries to play in December. In my 10+ years as a professional musician, a pattern has been apparent in the selecting of bands to play the […]

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