Hello! My name is Eric Zimmermann. I am a DJ and Master of Ceremonies, Pianist and Bandleader. Since 1990 Elegant Music has provided Live Music, DJ Dance Music and Professional Announcing for weddings and events throughout Southern California.
Elegant Music Jazz Trio
I have a lot of fun playing with my Jazz Trio. On Saturday I played an elegant dinner dance with the Elegant Music Jazz Trio at the Annandale Country Club. Whenever this social club meets it is a formal affair; black tie. Such an event inspires men to become perfect gentlemen and women enjoy their men exhibiting proper manners :-) Though formal, there was nothing “stuffy” about this event. This was a party. Everyone had fun and dance they did!
One gentlemen at this party took a moment to speak with me and paid the band a very high complement. He said that he and his wife love to dance and regularly attend dances but that sometimes he notices that bands go into “a kind of a show and that loses the dancers.” He went on to say that my band was “truly a dance band and played the best dance music!”
Check out the video featuring ballroom dance music from such an event: Elegant Dinner Party with the Elegant Music Jazz Trio.
As a solo pianist I can play just about any song. But with the support of String Bass and Drums holding down the rhythm I can “stretch out” and play a greater variety of music! Hiring great musicians certainly helps.
Jazz is an improvisatory musical form. In addition to “Standards” and “Ballroom Dance Music” I also have fun improvising over the harmonic progressions from popular contemporary music. Here is a post with song lists from a wedding where the bride and groom requested popular contemporary music played in a jazz style: Alice and Wilson’s Beautiful Jazz Wedding.
Your Requests Please
Playing the right music is all about knowing your audience. Popular Contemporary Music or selections from the Great American Song Book I welcome the opportunity to speak with you about music you like.
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann
Elegant Music 626-797-1795