Joe Simon and his band have played traditional New Orleans music for the past 40 years, including 25 years as the house band at the world famous Commander's Palace jazz brunch.
Playing favorites from Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Al Hirt, and plenty more, they perform across the country for the likes of Presidents W. Bush, H.W. Bush, and Clinton, US Sentaors, New Orleans mayors, actors including Tom Hanks, Jim Carrey, Sandra Bullock, and musicians such as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
They've probably even played for your grandmother.
Let Joe Simon and his band play something for you.
Prices begin at $800 for a two hour, 3 piece band.
3 Reviews for Joe Simon's Jazz
Recommended by 100% of couples
Samantha · Married on 11/08/2013
My wife and I got married at the Elms Mansion in NOLA last month (Nov. 2013). We were looking for a jazz band to perform classic, New Orleans-style jazz to complement the Elms' vintage aesthetic and our wedding's whimsical and fun garden party theme.Sent on 12/15/2013
From our first interaction with Beth, Joe Simon's business manager, and Vic, the bandleader - they exemplified professionalism of the highest degree. They were super-responsive to our requests - providing a detailed timeline of the musical schedule for the evening.
They arrived to our wedding venue exactly at the time they promised. Their music set in the Elms bar was fabulous...Next, they played outside in the Elms gazebo during dinner. Then, they came back into the bar and played the perfect set to match the vibe and décor of the venue. And, to complete the evening, they led a second line. Everything they did was perfect, and our guests all commented on how great the band was. They are so polished, with the most professional presentation. The second line was an absolute blast!
Most newlyweds would be thrilled with this quality and level of service and attention. But I need to share a couple of additional things about this band which I believe makes them so special. For our wedding, they over-delivered. Here's how...
As a musician myself, I wanted to perform a few tunes to our guests with my college friends of 20+ years. Vic arranged for us to borrow gear from him and his bandmates. He was so attentive to this request, making sure I had exactly what I needed for my performance.
But, there's more. Our last tune we chose to play - our "show stopper" - required horns. Vic's 2 bandmates took the initiative prior to our wedding to learn the horn parts to the song, Paul Simon's "Late in the Evening." Talk about going above and beyond! They rocked it!
They were awesome in every way. I cannot thank Joe Simon's Jazz Band enough. Highly recommended!!!
Von · Married on 07/16/2011
I love the Joe Simon Band! I had the trio play for my wedding and it was wonderful! They even played along as I sang a song to my husband that I wrote for him! Two words for them A-Mazing :-) I'd recommend them to everyone!Sent on 08/09/2011
Dave · Married on 04/16/2011
I had the pleasure of having Joe Simon's 5 piece band play for my wedding and reception! I had a literary Dixie theme for my wedding and wanted to have classic New Orleans Louis Armstrong style jazz. They did a wonderful job. Almost every single person at our wedding commented on how wonderful the band was. They played a very sweet version of La Vie en Rose for my walk down the aisle and knocked out a great version of A Kiss to Build a Dream On for our first dance! Don't waste money on a DJ....nothing can ever replace the fun and spontaneity of a live band. Band leaders Joe Simon and Vic Shepherd were delightful.Sent on 04/26/2011