Joan Zen

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About Joan Zen

Professional, tight, experienced musicians Joan Zen and Jason Hicks relocated from the San Diego area 18 years ago to Montana. Since then, Joan Zen has been voted Best Musician of the Bitterroot Valley in the Ravalli Republic's Annual Reader's Poll the 10 years out of the last 14 years 2006-2014 and 2018. Huey Lewis performed on their 2nd original album, 2007's Youniverse. Released 3rd studio album 2017, This is the Fortunate Life. Available for hire for concerts, festivals, weddings, clubs, cafes, and private events. Band covers a wide variety of styles including soul, funk, reggae, r&b, blues, and jazz.

The JZ band members include Eric Hutchins on guitar, Milan House on keyboards, Brandon Zimmer on drums, Branden Barker on bass, Jason Hicks on sax and E.W.I. (electronic wind synth), Joan Zen upfront on lead vocals and guitar. As an original and cover band, the group can 'wow' any crowd with their funky-soul original tunes, as well as playing great covers for dancing by Stevie Wonder, Prince, Aretha Franklin, and more. They always put their own spin on classic tunes ranging from the 60's to present, and always leave the crowd wanting more. Visit their website at joanzen.com for more!

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Stevensville downtown event
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Jason Hicks on E.W.I.
Joan Zen rocking the stage
Joan Zen rocking the stage
Eric Hutchins on guitar
Eric Hutchins on guitar
Joan Zen plays Brewery
Joan Zen plays Brewery
Acoustic Duo in Mexico
Acoustic Duo in Mexico
Caras Park sold out crowd
Caras Park sold out crowd
Stevensville downtown event
Stevensville downtown event
Jason Hicks on E.W.I.
Jason Hicks on E.W.I.
Joan Zen rocking the stage
Joan Zen rocking the stage

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3 Reviews for Joan Zen

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Tyler Warren · Married on 07/28/2018

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    Best Wedding Band

    Joan Zen played our wedding in July of 2018. They made sure that they showed up early and were quick and professional with their setup. The band learned a couple specific songs that we wanted for dances and did them wonderfully. They had the entire wedding dancing for the entire time that they were playing, and all of our guests including those who had traveled from out of state were highly impressed and complimented the band. If you want a band that will make you feel the love, dance the night away, and be incredibly sweet and accommodating then Joan Zen is the band for your wedding.

    Sent on 03/12/2019

    Joan Zen's reply:

    Tyler, thanks for making the time to review the band! What a great wedding! We could feel the love in the crowd. Have a grand time on your honeymoon! Best to you both!
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    Amy · Married on 07/07/2018

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    July wedding with Joan Zen

    I'm a little late writing this, bit we had our wedding this last July and contacted Joan Zen to play. Right away they were very responsive and made a great effort to get all the scheduling and the songs right. So we already felt good about it going into the wedding but were really blown away when they started playing. They helped make our wedding so special, from the song we wanted to walk down the aisle to just the reception they were awesome! They even fit in a few special requests during the reception and all of our guests couldn't stop saying how much they loved the band. I would absolutely recommend Joan Zen for a wedding or any event really, they really knocked it out of the park!

    Sent on 03/12/2019

    Joan Zen's reply:

    Amy, thanks for taking the time to write a review! I hope that your wedding bliss is still keeping you rocking the years away together!! Keep in touch and best wishes always!

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Joan Zen FAQ

  • What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season? $ 2,000 - $ 5,000
  • What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season? $ 2,000 - $ 5,000
  • Which of the following are included in the price? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, Lighting, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses
  • What is the price of your popular wedding package? $ 3,500.00
  • Which of the following are included in the package? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, Lighting, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sound/PA System
  • Are you an agency or a band? Band
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)? 1 - 3, 4 - 6
  • What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play? Acoustic, Classical, Dance, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Motown, R&B / Soul, Reggae, Top 40
  • What music services do you provide? Instrumentals, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, MC, Reception Music, Music During Breaks, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel
  • What items are available? Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

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    Wedding discount

    Book a wedding for 2019 before June 1 and receive a 10% discount on the price.

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    406-221-1553 (Phone number)

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