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The Brooklyn Beats is the inaugural event/wedding band founded by music industry veteran, Jon Shiffman. From 2005 to 2015, Jon's career was spent mostly on the road with Grammy winner Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Lorde).

During this time, Jon played Drums as a member of the Antonoff-led band Steel Train, recorded with the Platinum-selling band Fun, and served as Music Director and Drummer in Antonoff's Bleachers. With these projects and others, Jon has toured all over the world, performed at festivals like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and appeared on late night shows such as David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon and more. His drumming can be heard on various National TV Commercials, and is featured in the 2024 release of Paramount Pictures’ Mean Girls movie.

Since even before leaving the touring life in 2015, Jon has been a fixture in the New York private event/wedding band scene and has been a drummer, band leader, talent booker and event producer for the biggest agencies and bands in the area.

After over 10 years of working with other bands and agencies, Jon knew he had much to offer clients in terms of providing top-tier musical performances coupled with family oriented, "Mom and Pop style" customer service. His eye for talent along with his unique experience in both original popular music and private event/wedding band production ensures that The Brooklyn Beats are among the best event bands in New York. The band is comprised of the most talented and experienced performers from the New York area.

"I can promise that I treat every client and event as if it were my own wedding or party. Whenever live entertainment is hired for events, I understand the importance that music holds for the client - especially weddings, one of the most important days of a person's life." -Jon Shiffman, founder of The Brooklyn Beats Jon lives in the NYC area with his wife, Abbe, their daughter Joanna, and their dog, Bowie.

Frequently asked questions

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$8,000 - $11,000

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$7,000 - $10,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$9,948

Which of the following are included in the package?

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

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

7+

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

Acoustic
Big Band
Blues
Classic Rock
Classical
Country
Dance
Folk
Funk
Hip Hop
Jazz
Motown
Oldies
Pop
Punk Rock
R&B / Soul
Reggae
Rock
Strings
Swing

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
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
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Reviews of The Brooklyn Beats

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The Brooklyn Beats receive glowing reviews for their fantastic performances at various events and weddings. Customers praise the band for their amazing playlist, professionalism, and ability to keep guests dancing all night. The team\'s communication, talent, and versatility in playing different music styles are highly appreciated, making them a top choice for weddings and events. Customers highly recommend booking The Brooklyn Beats for an unforgettable and lively party atmosphere.

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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.

The Brooklyn Beats receive glowing reviews for their fantastic performances at various events and weddings. Customers praise the band for their amazing playlist, professionalism, and ability to keep guests dancing all night. The team\'s communication, talent, and versatility in playing different music styles are highly appreciated, making them a top choice for weddings and events. Customers highly recommend booking The Brooklyn Beats for an unforgettable and lively party atmosphere.

Spencer
Spencer R. Sent on 07/18/2024
5 out of 5 rating

This band delivers!!!

We hired the Brooklyn Beats for our event after seeing them two weeks prior at another event. They were FANTASTIC. Great playlist, amazing arrangements, the band dressed to match the vibe, and they were very helpful during setup. Real professionals. We got a ton of notes the following day calling them out as being awesome. This band is a HIGH recommend for any event. Oh yeah... they brought us a bottle of champagne as a thank you for hiring them. Above and beyond!!!
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Amy P. Sent on 07/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best band ever!

The Brooklyn Beats were amazing. Jon was great to work with. Everyone was singing and dancing all night! Honestly they MADE the party! Run don’t walk to Brooklyn Beats! I would 1000 hire them again (and many guests asked for their information afterwards!)
Roy
Roy D. Sent on 06/26/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Jazz trio for cocktail party at home

Amazing job. used the Brooklyn Beats for cocktail hour and nice sit down dinner party at my house. We had a Jazz trio first played outdoors and then moved indoors and played on our piano. really made the entire event so special. perfect vibe setting by the band, great jazz and piano based classic rock which we requested. Would use them again and again. very reasonably priced as well. Highly recommended!
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Jon Shiffman
Jon Shiffman
Owner/Bandleader

"I can promise that I treat every client and event as if it were my own wedding or party. Whenever live entertainment is hired for events, I understand the importance that music holds for the client - especially weddings, one of the most important days of a person's life."

-Jon Shiffman, founder of The Brooklyn Beats

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