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Just Jazz Live is a highly talented wedding music ensemble based in Mansfield, Ohio. As a nine-piece collective, they offer a versatile and engaging performance to couples filled with energy and charm. Leader/guitarist Britt Reed and his group average over 200 shows annually, presenting you with an experienced and sought-after band for your special day.

Services Offered

Just Jazz Live works with couples to create a personalized setlist of entertainment for their wedding day. They specialize in the tunes from the Great American Songbook, but they also offer a variety of R&B, Motown, and rock ballads. They are happy to perform for your ceremony, reception, or other events, depending on your musical needs. Additionally, they are open to learning new songs upon request for a more personalized performance on your special day.

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Frequently asked questions

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?

$1,000 - $4,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$3,000

Which of the following are included in the package?

Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6
7+

What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Big Band
Classic Rock
Dance
Jazz
Motown
Oldies
Pop
R&B / Soul
Rock
Swing

What music services do you provide?

Instrumentals
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Sample Performances
Vocals
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Fog Machine
Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
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Reviews of Just Jazz Live

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Just Jazz Live is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for wedding receptions. The band is praised for their exceptional performance quality, professionalism, and ability to create a perfect night. Reviewers appreciate the band's affordability combined with their musicianship, as well as their ability to handle announcements and dance floor activities with grace and excellent timing. Many guests were impressed by the talented musicians and showmanship of the band, and they received positive feedback for their captivating performances that kept guests dancing late into the night. Overall, Just Jazz Live exceeded expectations and provided a memorable experience for wedding guests.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Just Jazz Live is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for wedding receptions. The band is praised for their exceptional performance quality, professionalism, and ability to create a perfect night. Reviewers appreciate the band's affordability combined with their musicianship, as well as their ability to handle announcements and dance floor activities with grace and excellent timing. Many guests were impressed by the talented musicians and showmanship of the band, and they received positive feedback for their captivating performances that kept guests dancing late into the night. Overall, Just Jazz Live exceeded expectations and provided a memorable experience for wedding guests.

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Travis Sent on 09/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic!

We got married on 6/9/22. We absolutely loved Just Jazz Live, and our guests have had nothing but compliments for the performance quality at our wedding reception! It was exactly what we wanted, and made for a perfect night! They also handled all announcements and dance floor activities we asked them to do throughout the night with grace and excellent timing. Their affordability combined with their musicianship allowed us to truly enjoy our night and we wouldn't change a thing!
Jordan
Jordan T. Sent on 10/16/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding!

Prior to my engagement I had heard Just Jazz Live play at several different venues and was always blown away by the performance. After I proposed to my wife, I knew immediately that we had to have them play at our reception, and they did not disappoint! Not only is the band full of very talented musicians, but they are truly skilled showmen. Joel is very knowledgeable about his setlist, and he really knows how to captivate a crowd. He had our guests dancing late into the night, and we had a ton of positive feedback about the music. I highly recommend this group!
Michelle
Michelle M. Sent on 12/14/2021
5 out of 5 rating

We never thought we would get a wedding band this amazing!

We LOVED working with Just Jazz Live (primarily Britt for logistics and Kelly for vocals and the set). We found them online and couldn't believe we were able to get this caliber of a band for our wedding. Britt was super easy to work with and responsive, and there aren't enough words to describe how much we truly enjoyed working with Kelly. She understood our vision for our wedding, and her vocals are so amazing. I could have sat and listened to her sing for hours. We didn't want a crazy party wedding. We wanted the classics - Motown, jazz, etc. They absolutely crushed it. We also left the set list entirely in their hands (with the exception of the first dance) and they made all the right choices to get people on the dance floor at the right time. They were professional and courteous. People were asking who the band was all night long, and talking about how great they were. I would 100% hire them again if I had to do it all over!
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Team

Britt  Reed
Britt Reed
Leader

Britt is the leader and guitarist for Just Jazz Live. Britt has over 40 years experience in the music world and has led the group since it's inception in 2015.

Britt spent his early years playing the Holiday Inn Circuits on the East coast where he learned the ropes from some of the top players of the time.

Now he brings his broad knowledge of sales, marketing and friendly customer service persona to bear, leading the group to averaging over 200 shows per year throughout Ohio. His attention to detail coupled with his earnest desire to make the bands shows the best they can be for their clients, sets the group apart from most.

Kelly  Knowlton
Kelly Knowlton
Vocalist

Kelly is a versatile songstress, well-versed in a variety of styles including jazz, pop/rock, Motown & musical theatre.

She has been in the business for over 16 years. She has her music degree from Ashland U and is a music teacher in the Ashland school district.

Kelly is also a music director/actor at the Renaissance Theater, Mansfield and has been performing with the band for five years.

Her beautiful voice and incredible range has helped keep the band busy for years.

Joel  Claypool
Joel Claypool
Vocalist

Joel is a young jazz musician who got started singing the standards under the tutelage of Ralph Brown a noted teacher/player in Richland County.

Joel played with some heavy hitting groups like the Ashland Krock Center Big Band before becoming a regular vocalist with Just Jazz Live.

He is honing his craft by emulating the great singers ala Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin and more.

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