Dressed To Kill
A finely tailored suit, freshly pressed shirt, shined shoes… Or for women: that special dress, earrings and heels… you know you look good and you can’t help but feel confident and perhaps a bit dangerous.
There is that iconic transformation when a mild mannered reporter from the “Daily Planet” (who can’t get a date with Lois Lane) dons a red cape and blue tights and sweeps all the ladies off their feet. (aside: I am wondering if it’s the cape or tights that create the biggest effect?)
Planning Music for a Themed Event
When planning music for a special event instrumentation can influence the type of music that will be performed. Looking at it another way, music can influence the instrumentation chosen for the ensemble. See: Music and Instrument Choices.
Already in tux I’ve noticed musicians play even better when under a chandelier! Design and decor contribute to the atmosphere of an event. Music is the sound track and live performance is the sound track and entertainment. These are dynamic factors influencing a themed event. Rounding off a successful event would be the necessary component of “presentation” by a competent Master of Ceremonies.
Add good friends, food and something interesting to drink, mix gently and let the good times roll!
Also see: Star Trek Jazz Trio.
And also see: Beautiful French Themed Wedding
Event Theme: “A Night In Venice”
I love working with the creative team that produced this event. They always have great ideas. They sent me links to several videos featuring the “house band” of Cafe Florian playing festive Italian music at this landmark restaurant on St. Mark’s Square in Venice Italy. The event designer said “Watch this video… we want that.” This was easy, everybody loves Italian music!
An augmented Elegant Music Jazz Trio performed; instrumentation included: Piano, String Bass and Drums with Accordion and Violin. This ensemble was further augmented with the addition of two Opera singers: Baritone Bernardo Bermudez and Soprano Ariel Pisturino! To say that we had fun recreating Cafe Florian would be an understatement.
The ensemble was able to split and stroll amongst guests allowing for music to be performed in several locations simultaneously. There is certainly magic in Italian Music. I felt happy for days after the event humming these familiar melodies.
Here’s to great ideas and great parties!
Theme “A Night In Venice” …what a great idea!
“Costumes for the performers” …what a great idea!
“Italian Opera Singers” …another great idea!
It’s a lot of fun planning music for themed party; the possibilities are nearly endless. Tell me your ideas; half the fun is in the planning!
DJ / Master of Ceremonies, Pianist and Bandleader
PS: I think a “James Bond Theme Party” would be a lot of fun!