FAQs

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What do I look for in hiring a band?

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If hiring any band of any genre please do your research and think about the audience you are catering to. Take the time to see a live performance from a potential band or listen to their music via online or You Tube.  Talk to others who have hired the band. Read your contract! Look for news articles and testimonials. Make sure that the band is willing to accommodate your music entertainment needs. Some events only happen once in a lifetime so don’t rush your decision. Make sure its right for you.

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What is your cancellation policy?

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We advise to cancel 14 days prior to the event. If  not within that time, we will take 20% of your first deposit.

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How do you work with overtime?

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The West 79th Street Funk Jazz Band works on the time allotted. Per the performance agreement, we strongly advise to allocate the appropriate time for your event. If time agreed upon has to go over, we will draft up an invoice and have an overtime performance agreement contract on hand.

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Can I pick all my songs for my event?

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Yes you can pick all the songs on your event per our sample set lists provided to you. If you have any special request we may charge for our time to compose and organize.

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How long will it take for you to set up?

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For small events an estimated time may take up to a half  hour to an hour.  For larger events an estimated time may take 1 ½ to 2 hours for set up. Please consider  sound check, safety, and load in logistics.

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Are we obligated to feed the band?

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No. Unless specified by contractual agreements, it is to your personal discretion. If we play for a certain period of time, breaks are expected. We can accommodate background ambiance music during our breaks.

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I have a limited budget would I still be able to utilize your band?

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We will try our best to to work with your budget and find the right fit to maximize your needs.

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How do I book your band?

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You can either book The West 79th Street Funk Jazz Band via online our contact form, e-mail, or phone. Please let us know your event type, location, music genre(s), date of the event, how many hours needed, and type of band. We would need an initial 50% of the first deposit to reserve the date. We are pleased to provide free consultation.

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“Pricing – How Much?” Do you charge by the hour or per event?

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Our rates vary by distance, time, and labor. No two events are the same, so price may have slight variations depending on your wants and needs.

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Can you host?

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We can host your event whether it may be the band leader or DJ. We would need time to prepare to work with you or your event planner or coordinator. We suggest drafting a script first so your event can be organized and scheduled in a timely matter.

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Do you provide insurance?

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Yes, we provide insurance for our band that is inclusive in our rate sheet.

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Do I have to pay for an itemize sheet?

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Our itemize sheets are free as well as our consultation. This is part of our service. We want to make sure you get exactly what you are paying for. If the service is abused, we reserve the right to charge a nominal fee for our time.

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What is adequate time frame to reserve an event?

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We ask at least two weeks in advance so we can organize well for your event. If it is a wedding or corporate event, we ask at least 2-12 months in advance so we can plan meticulously to draft out all of the logistics and details toward making your event fruitful and memorable. We understand the decision making process is key and we want what is best for you as a client.  We can only reserve dates for 14 days unless there is a deposit.

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Can you do free events and sponsorships?

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The West 79th Street Funk Jazz Band believes in social responsibility but please understand we are a business.  Depending on the interest of the West 79th Street Funk Jazz Band we may make an exception. If we cannot do a performance, we may help find an alternative opportunity for you.