Joan Zen

Missoula, Montana, Missoula, MT 59808 Map · Phone number
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About Joan Zen

Joan Zen is a high-energy, powerhouse live band based in Missoula, Montana. This successful six-piece funky-soul and reggae band can bring a polished performance and to your wedding event. As both a cover band and successful original band, Joan Zen has released three albums and has been voted Best Musician of the Bitterroot Valley 11 times over the past 15 years. Seasoned, tight, and soulful, this experienced group of musicians can enhance your event with their signature soul sound.

Services Offered

Joan Zen is a versatile group that can provide a variety of styles and ensembles to best suit your event needs. They can play you up the aisle as an acoustic trio, provide soulful background music for your cocktail hour, and then unleash their prime performance for your wedding reception. Their repertoire includes many popular covers, by such legends as Aretha Franklin, Prince, and Stevie Wonder, to ensure that your dancefloor is full all night long. Additional services offered by Joan Zen include:

  • MC services
  • Music during breaks
  • Willing to travel
  • Learning new songs
  • Instrumentals
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19 Reviews for Joan Zen

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    R S · Married on 07/10/2020

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    Top Notch Band

    This is the ultimate wedding band in Missoula and the surrounding area.

    Sent on 02/22/2020

    Joan Zen's reply:

    Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you out and about when live music makes its return! Best to you in the future.
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    Jake · Married on 10/05/2019

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    Joan Zen is the best!

    We hired Joan Zen to play at our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception for our wedding and they were absolutely incredible! They went out of their way to make sure everything went smoothly. Leading up to the wedding, they were very responsive and even learned some songs for our special day. They did such an incredible job with those songs and all of the other music throughout the day. Their ability get the crowd dancing and having a great time was off the charts. Ever since the wedding, our guests keep raving about how awesome the band was and how much fun they had. Thankfully, this is the only wedding I'll ever have to plan. But, if I had to plan 100 more weddings, I would book Joan Zen for every single one of them. Their energy, kindness, flexibility, and musical talent is truly incredible. And we seriously could not recommend them enough!

    Sent on 10/09/2019

    Joan Zen's reply:

    Thank you Jake for making it so easy! Every step of the way you were so thoughtful and kind regarding the needs of the band! In fact, if you needed an extra job, I’d say you make a hell of a wedding coordinator! Mallory must have been so proud of you! Best time ever, thanks to your responsive and fun family and friends!
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    Chelsea Bukowski · Married on 09/07/2019

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    Couldn't recommend Joan more highly - but I'll try anyway

    Joan Zen and her band were absolutely incredible - from the moment we started working together, she was extremely professional, kind, and flexible.

    Joan was generous with her time and provided a contract that was easy to understand and put us at ease planning a destination wedding. Her band was also extremely helpful on the day of the wedding and not only kept the dance floor packed all night but also handled the music queues during our ceremony.

    And then the dancing started. They read the room and played two unforgettable sets. They are excellent performers, have a great catalogue, and each member is a world class musician.

    It would have been impossible to have the best wedding ever without them. She was amazing and we couldn't recommend her and her band more highly. Trying to figure out how to have a second wedding so we can hire them again.

    Sent on 11/15/2019

    Joan Zen's reply:

    Your wedding was one of the most special days of our lives. And I just watched the gorgeous video from Killer Creations! Totally epic, as was your special day. I hope the floating feeling is still keeping you both sailing in the perfect love you share. Thanks for having us there!

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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?
    $ 3000
  • 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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