"I Can't Cut Loose Without My Juice"

#138, July 6, 2017

 Read on for 
   *  a Tip for planning your wedding & party music, 
   *  details for our next Public Event. 
   *  and another quick Video. 

If you need wedding or party music right now
and tell me about the mood you're looking for.

But first, let me tell you a quick story:

"Huh?  What's this "Juice" business all about"?  

Actually, that's a line from an old jazz song.  

I remember it every time I entertain people
at a cocktail party...

...where a lovely glass of wine or a cocktail 
helps conversations flourish.

"cut loose", in other words.  Politely, of course.

Recently we played at a fantastic cocktail 
party, with an  "outer space"   theme.  

We set the mood with   "Stardust", "Blue Moon", 
"Fly Me to the Moon", "Volare", "Moonglow", 
"Sunny Side of the Street",   "My Blue Heaven", 
"Blue Skies", "Got the   World on a String", and 
a dozen more like that.

Can you suggest a few tunes we missed?

With a glass of wine, everyone there got right 
into the mood  and enjoyed chatting with friends. 

That's the whole point of any cocktail party, 
isn't it?

Are YOU planning a cocktail party?  Although 
it  might  seem unimportant, your cocktail party 
music  can  make or break your celebration.

Any celebration, really.  No matter what 
kind of event you're planning.


SIMPLE.  The right cocktail party music can  
create the perfect mood for your ENTIRE event.

How?  Three ways:

1.  Helping your guests remember where they've been.

Cocktail party music can reflect back to the preceding 
event  and whatever mood your guests bring to the party.  
What can you select?  Perhaps you could repeat a few 
songs from the wedding ceremony.  Or play songs about 
the activity your guests just completed.

2.  Helping your guests enjoy where they are.

Cocktail hour music can celebrate what's happening now.  
You could choose songs suiting the cocktail party's theme, 
that refer to the activity your guests are involved in right 
then and there.  Perhaps with specific words in the title, 
like "summertime", or "New Orleans", or "love".

3.  Helping your guests anticipate where they're going.

Cocktail hour music can prepare everyone for whatever 
follows, whether it's a friendly backyard barbecue,  or 
a formal awards dinner party, or an elegant wedding 

So here's that Tip I promised you.  
Whatever your event, assemble a playlist of
appropriate songs you know your guests will love.

Even better, explain your plans to the musicians.  
Tell them what mood your guests will bring at the 
start and what mood they should have at the end.  

And leave the details up to the musicians.  If they're 
experienced, they'll know what to do.

Remember this lesson and make it pay off at your
wedding or your next party.

And now that we're talking about 
wedding & party music...
The 4th of July just passed and Labor Day is far off. 
In the meantime,  you might be involved in planning
exciting birthday or anniversary celebration.

And if you or a friend are engaged to get  married,
you might also be involved with 
planning the wedding.

Perhaps both. 

So the next time you or a friend 
are  looking 
upbeat, elegant music
played the way you want, 
think of us.

Where can you preview us?  Here  (see details below,
and call 408-245-9120 about last-minute additions.)

Tuesday, July 18,   6:00-10:00pm,
Gala for "International Live Events Association."
The Regency Center,1290 Sutter St, San Francisco

Caterer? Wedding or Event Planner? Bride? Groom? 
Enjoy the festive mood we'll create.  You'll  hear the
popular standards, jazz classics, and Latin favorites. 
Please stop by and say Hi.

So whenever the time is right for you, please  
and tell me about the mood you're looking for.

Watch us play "I Will" at a cocktail party back in 2010.

Let's chat soon.


Robbie Schlosser | Magnolia Jazz Band
"Elegant, Upbeat Music for Weddings and Parties"  

and see photos of us in action on Instagram

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