Frequently Asked Questions
After you reach out to us and decide we’re a good fit for your event, we’ll send you a digital Performance Agreement. Once you digitally sign the agreement, you’ll be prompted for a 50% deposit, which can be paid by credit card. Upon receipt of the signed Performance Agreement and deposit, your date will be secured, and we can start planning out all the details of your music. The remaining balance will be due by seven days prior to the event.
If you hire The Speakeasy Jazz Orchestra or The Gorillas of Swing, then absolutely. As larger bands, they have more “moving parts” and require some preparation, so it is important that Aaron attend personally as music director. Therefore, these two bands, which also share some personnel, cannot be double-booked with each other, at least for the time being.
For the smaller bands (The Calico Jazz Cats and The Dixie Bootleggers), if booked any other day than Saturday, chances are very high that Aaron will be there personally. Saturdays depend on whether one of the larger bands has been booked that night. Both of these bands can manage on their own with an appropriate substitute trumpet player and designated leader if Aaron is required elsewhere. Aaron will still manage the back end, ensuring set lists are created, arrangements are prepared, and appropriate musicians are contracted for the event.
If you hire The Aaron Stanley Jazz Combo, Aaron will personally perform. Keep in mind, this band is generally not available on Saturdays unless hired in conjunction with The Calico Jazz Cats or The Gorillas of Swing, which share personnel.