Friday, December 9, 2011
Judy Chamberlain Entertainment, a unique live Dallas, Texas wedding music band boutique, provides extraordinary bands, musicians and music for the most elegant weddings in Texas. From jazz trios and quartets to swing ensembles and an entire swinging big band orchestra, we’ll rock your world with the finest in live music, played totally LIVE and in the moment.
With a 4,000 song repertoire of jazz, swing and big band music played by world-renowned musicians, this is one unusual event entertainment company!
Many of our clients are entertainers themselves; some are well-known celebrities and household names. They trust us to respect their confidentiality, offer event production guidance and fit into small spaces when necessary. We even take requests directly from the dance floor!
We don’t have to be a huge band to play big band music, swing and those wonderful Rat Pack standards. It’s amazing what a small combo of incredibly talented musicians can do to literally “make” a wedding or event. It doesn’t take more than a few of us to play thousands of songs from the 1920’s, 1930’s, 1940’s, 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s and beyond.
Not only do we play them – completely live – but we play them very, very well.
There is nobody quite… Read the full story »
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Sunday, August 14, 2011
We’re in Big “D,” My Oh Yes!…I said “Big D, little A…double L…A…S!”
We’re Judy Chamberlain Entertainment, parent company of America’s most versatile jazz wedding bands, and we are simply thrilled to be here in Dallas and Ft. Worth — the Metroplex is so stylish and happening!
We’re having lots of fun with the sophisticated Texas brides and grooms who are finding us. They’re telling us that they love the old standards and appreciate our repertoire — which is literally thousands of songs. We have a big bag of musical tricks, and aren’t afraid to use it.
We’re as likely to turn a hip hop song into a wedding ceremony processinal, or funk up a Cole Porter tune (but we’d never change the basic chord structure of anything THAT genius wrote; it’s all far too wonderful!)
We’re happy to use our clients’ song lists, and we can play music for weeks on end without ever repeating a tune. In addition to Cole Porter, we love all the music of the 1930’s, 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s: Rogers & Hart, anything George Gershwin ever wrote, Nat King Cole, The Platters – you name it. Oh, and lots of Bob Wills, Willie Nelson, Elvis and Johmnny… Read the full story »
Saturday, January 22, 2011
A Reception Fit For Royalty!
When the band is having as much fun as the guests, you know you’re at a great wedding!
Live music for Old Hollywood weddings and events means vintage: 1920’s, 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s music — with a dash of the 1960’s thrown in, as well.
It’s the most glamorous music in the world!
It’s also a lot of fun!
A mid-century modern location in Claremont, CA was the setting for Megan and Nate’s deliciously festive Old Hollywood wedding recently. The bride and groom looked splendid (she in an amazing one-shouldered frothy gown of purest white and he in a black fedora; adorable). The guests were all beautifully dressed too… and they were a total hoot!
I think Megan and Nate’s friends would have danced to the sound of two rocks rubbing together, because they started dancing up a storm long before the salads were served and crowded the dance floor all night. They were really great dancers, and had a flair for the dramatic. My musicians and I enjoyed watching them!
The band and I began with music from the 1920’s and 1930’s and swung into the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s at various times. There were numerous requests from… Read the full story »
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The miracle happened this way:
The wedding reception, a magnificent affair of abundant proportion and beauty — which followed a very personalized, romantic ceremony and lively cocktail hour, both with lots of live music — was just getting under way. In an unusual move for pre-dinner entertainment, my band was playing dance music. Wild dance music, I might add.
It was way too early to be doing such a thing — before the entrees had even been served — but many of the guests had traveled internationally, some had already been at the location for three days being feted, primped and pampered nonstop. They probably hadn’t slept much in nearly a week. The ceremony had been intense and the speeches…..well, let’s just say that they were ready to PARTY.
“Now look what you’ve done,” said the wedding coordinator, pointing to the dance floor. Every single person in the room was crowded onto that dance floor. My wailing horn and rhythm sections were tearing it up on pulsating renditions of “Shout” and “Stand By Me” and nobody was showing any sign of wanting to go back to their tables to consume the entrees, which were starting to arrive.
“You’ll have to tell… Read the full story »
Friday, November 12, 2010
Dallas, Texas wedding bands, jazz bands, swing bands….in a town near you…
Modern vintage jazz, traditional and western swing, retro-glam live music for couture weddings and events in California, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and the USA
Beverly Hills, CA
All the cool tunes of the Twentieth Century!
“Organic, eclectic…spontaneous! Jazz singer Judy Chamberlain solidly affirms the music’s far-reaching, continuing vitality.” Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times
“Judy Chamberlain is a singer who’s always a pleasure to hear. In part, because her astonishing repertoire makes every performance a fascinating journey through a century of song. But even more so because she brings such care, authenticity and musicality to everything she touches.” The International Review of Music
Singer/bandleader Judy Chamberlain specializes in live music for celebrity weddings and events in California, Arizona, Texas and beyond. She can be reached at 714 319-9242
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