#189, July 24, 2019
Enjoy the trio playing "Fly Me to the Moon", 
recorded a few years ago at an Easter Brunch.

Let's talk about the music for your next CELEBRATION 

Especially about PLANNING your wedding or party music.  

Want  to do it well?  Need help?  Let me give you a handy Tip.   

But First, Let Me Tell You a Little Story:

Sarah and Akin knew they might have a problem.

With their beautiful wedding just a month away, 
preparations were nearly complete.  

Lovely garden facility?  Check.

Fantastic Caterer?  Check.

Sensational Florist?  Check.

Amazing Photographer?  Check. 

They DREAMED of an upbeat mood to get 
everyone into the swing of things.  Check.

My band will be entertaining their guests,  
and they've selected one of their favorite 
tunes for their first dance.  

Their dance lessons created a beautiful 
routine to "Fly Me to the Moon", and they   
practiced to Frank Sinatra's 1964 recording 
with the Count Basie band.  Check. 

Sounds perfect!   So what was the problem?

For months, we've been speaking about their 
wedding music.  Finally one day they told me 
their first dance had to be exactly 2½ minutes.


Their first dance routine was timed to Sinatra's 
2½ minute recording, so we needed to make our  
version exactly 2½ minutes, too. 

No problem.  The solution was simple.

We were entertaining at a wedding show 
just a few weeks before their wedding.  

Sarah and Akin caught up with us there, 
asked us to play "Fly Me to the Moon" for 
exactly 2½ minutes, and recorded us 
on their iPhone.

Back home, they continued to practice, now
dancing to our recording instead of Sinatra's.
Finally, when we played at their reception, 
their first dance was a huge success!

This story reminds me that every celebration 
begins with a DREAM.  Imagine what you want, 
and gather the important DETAILS. 

So here's the Tip I promised:
First, DREAM about the Mood you want to create.   
Then pursue the DETAILS. Make the DREAM come true!

So try this when you begin:

Imagine you're a guest.  What mood would you like?  
 -  Formal, elegant, and sophisticated?  
 -  Or casual and mellow?  
 -  Or upbeat and rousing?  
 -  Or a soft background for conversations?

Think of everyone's five senses.  What do you want 
your celebration to LOOK like?  And SOUND like?  
What TASTES and AROMAS will everyone enjoy?  

What will being there FEEL like?   
Warm?  Cool?  Hard?  Soft?  Rough?  Smooth?   

Keep all this in mind when you build the mood  
your wedding and party music will create.

And now that we're talking about 
wedding and party music...
Summertime parties and Labor Day are just ahead, 
and you might be involved with planning an 
exciting 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   for 
upbeat, elegant music,  played the way you want, 
think of us.

Where can you can preview us?  Here: (RSVP required)

Thur, Sept 12,  5:30-8:00pm
"Fall Festival of Wine & Food"
The Winchester Mystery House,
525 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose

Reply or call 408-245-9120.  Let's chat soon.

Robbie Schlosser | Magnolia Jazz Band
"Elegant, Upbeat Music for Weddings and Parties"  
P.S.  See our  Yelp reviewsphotos of us in action on  Instagram

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