No other band compares to Jessica Byrd with Martini Five-0 when it comes to setting a tone of refinement, elegance, class, and cool for your wedding or party. We are a boutique jazz combo dedicated to helping uncompromising clients create exceptional experiences and memories to last a lifetime.
Our timeless repertoire pays homage to classic standards from The Great American Songbook, popularized by greats such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble’, Amy Winehouse, Louis Armstrong, and Billie Holiday, to name just a few. Our style is laid-back, sophisticated, and always captivating – think early Norah Jones or Diana Krall.
Note to brides – we understand the above description perfectly fits the tone of taste and refinement many couples desire for cocktail hour and dinner. Afterwards, however, newlyweds often want to open the dance floor and kick the party into high gear. Though we are not a “big band,” Martini Five-0 certainly knows how to up the tempo and swing when the moment is right, but we always stay within our area of expertise: the jazz standards genre.
Couples who want the refinement of jazz for cocktails and dinner but who then wish to switch to contemporary music can be tempted to go with a variety band that claims to “do it all.” Unfortunately, we know from our own past experiences performing in such bands that this is rarely, if ever, the case. As they say, “Jack of all trades, master of none.”
Thus, if you’re looking for the elegance and sophistication that only Jessica Byrd can provide, but still want to party like rock stars once the last course has been served, we strongly suggest going with a DJ for the latter portion of your reception. DJ’s offer unbeatable variety and flexibility, play the original recordings of songs (exactly as your guests know and love them) and are often more budget-friendly than a variety band.
A few other things to keep in mind when considering Martini Five-0:
We are, as one of our clients put it, “the real deal.” Jessica Byrd with Martini Five-0 takes pride in what we do to help our clients create fairy tale weddings, posh corporate events, and stellar dinner parties. But that’s not all we do. When we’re not busy working alongside our clients, we’re out performing the very same repertoire for our substantial following at public venues such as Griffins of Kinsale, Elements Restaurant, and Oak Mountain Winery.
We are highly experienced. Collectively, we’ve performed at hundreds of weddings and private parties. Corporate clients include Vibrant Media, Atypical Brands, Loma Linda University Medical Center, and Transplant Connect. Recent venues include Firestone Vineyard, Malibu Rocky Oaks, Riviera Country Club, the InterContinental Hotel, the Park Plaza Hotel, and Hilton Checkers’ penthouse rooftop.
We’re accommodating. We aren’t just a band that shows up and plays – we actively partner with our clients to help them bring their dreams and visions to life. We can learn your first-dance song, adapt our performance to your specific needs, and even help you plan your reception or event. Our standard configuration is 4 to 5 musicians, but that can be decreased or increased, depending on the situation. We provide all necessary PA and amplification gear, seamlessly transition to background music during breaks, and can also emcee your reception or party at no additional cost.
Last but not least, we’re nice! We really love what we do, and we are genuinely, 100% committed to helping you make your wedding day a joyous occasion that will bring you wonderful memories for the rest of your lives. We apply the same level of meticulous care when performing at private parties and corporate events.
We’d be happy to talk to you about how we can help you make your wedding, party, or corporate event a truly memorable occasion. To get the ball rolling, just email firstname.lastname@example.org!