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Tyler Varnell - Saxophone + Piano + DJ/Emcee

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About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

As seen in People Magazine and Sports Illustrated, Tyler Varnell's specialty is performing on Saxophone, Piano, and DJ/Emceeing for luxury weddings and events, all in one package, fully covering your big day :)

Nationally ranked in WeddingWire's Top 5% and The Knot's Top 4% of wedding musicians, Tyler performs at California's top venues including Disneyland, Mercedes Benz, LA Live, Pelican Hill Resort, Disney Concert Hall, Four Seasons, and Ritz Carlton Resorts.

  • "Best money we spent on our wedding! I can't even tell you how beyond thrilled my husband and I are about the amazing job Tyler did performing at our wedding." - Sarah A.
  • “Guests were shedding a tear when Tyler played Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud as I walked down the aisle” - Lauren K.
  • "If you want beautiful ceremony music, tearful father daughter dances, or unforgettable reception dance parties, Tyler does it all at a serious pro level." - Matt D.

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FULL DAY WEDDING EXPERIENCE --- Starting at $5,000

Together we design a fully personalized music plan incorporating live saxophone, live piano, and DJ'd music throughout your special day.

1 - Pre-Ceremony --- Live piano or saxophone sets the tone as your guests arrive

2 - Ceremony --- Your favorite songs performed live on saxophone or piano

3 - Cocktail Hour --- Upbeat Top 40 hits on saxophone definitely gets the party started!

4 - Reception --- Tyler's award-winning DJing & Emceeing keeps the dance floor filled, with live saxophone & piano performances for your First Dance, Parent Dances, dinner music, & more! We can get creative :)

5 - Dancing --- At the end of the night, wowing your guests with surprise saxophone appearances on the dance floor is always super fun & definitely memorable! (see videos)

6 - Equipment --- Tyler provides all professional grade sound & lighting, fully covering your big day, all in one package :)

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ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • As seen in People Magazine and Sports Illustrated
  • Awards: WeddingWire Couples Choice, TheKnot "Best of Weddings," GigSalad "Top Performer," TheBash "Best of"
  • 4-Year Music Scholarship, Lead Saxophonist - Pepperdine University Jazz Ensemble
  • Studied with Berklee School of Music
  • Toured across U.S. and internationally

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Featured photography by Lex and the Lotus, The Vondy's, Soul & Veil, Paper Moon Shoppe, Emry Photography, Jim Kennedy, Whitney Darling, Charissa Magno, Sara Ellen, Honey Photographs, and Jay Claus

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“I am getting chills just thinking about it now, but the moment I heard him playing before I walked down the aisle, the emotion of the day hit me like a wave”

Classy, talented, and unforgettable, Tyler Varnell is the all-in-one package of live & DJ'd music for your big day :)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

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

Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
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
Big Band
Dance
Funk
Hip Hop
Jazz
Motown
Oldies
Pop
R&B / Soul
Swing
Top 40

What music services do you provide?

Instrumentals
Ceremony Music
Karaoke Services
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Vocals
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Projector
Sound/PA System

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    Don't think, just hire him

    I can't say enough good things about Tyler. Don't even think about it and just hire him, he will single-handedly make your wedding day less stressful, and significantly more epic. Starting from when we hired him, he was a calming presence, very responsive, and gave us the confidence that everything was going to be OK. At the wedding itself, he is the single best wedding resource we've ever come across. The cocktail hour piano / sax, and the dance floor sax + DJ is an experience that every single guest will remember and wish they had though of at their own party. Again, don't think about it, just hire this man.

    Tyler Varnell - Saxophone + Piano + DJ/Emcee's reply:

    Haha right on thank you so much Cory! What an amazing night & many blessings to you and your bride Zoe!!!
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    Lindsey K. Married on 10/16/2021
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    Incredible Experience- An Absolute Must Hire Vendor

    Tyler Varnell is an absolute wedding/ event experience- we couldn't have picked a better vendor to play at our wedding. Not only is he an amazing musician, but he was able to become the star of the show and really rock the dance floor (or in our case, a second story balcony over looking reception). He can set a classy, romantic, vibey tone during cocktail hour and then turn around and play hits next to you on the dance floor during reception. He was even able to learn a few songs that were special to my husband and I to play at our wedding. Our guests were in literal awe at the talent and showmanship of Tyler- have you ever heard a sax play EDM hits?- this guys brought it! If you're not hiring him for your wedding, its a total missed opportunity.
    Did I also mention his communication was always prompt, positive, and top notch? What more can a couple ask for?!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

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  • Olivia & Cameron
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Team

Tyler Varnell
Tyler Varnell
Owner / Lead Performer

As seen in Sports Illustrated and People Magazine, Tyler performs on Saxophone, Piano, DJ/Emcee's, and provides all sound and lighting equipment, creating an unforgettable experience for your wedding :)

Tyler's background includes receiving a 4-year music scholarship to perform for the Pepperdine University Jazz Ensemble, studying with Berklee School of Music, and touring on saxophone and piano throughout the U.S. and internationally.

In Southern California, Tyler has performed at luxury venues such as Disneyland, LA Live, Pelican Hill Resort, Saddlerock Ranch, Rancho Las Lomas, Monarch Beach Resort, Ritz-Carlton Resorts, and Walt Disney Concert Hall.

In his spare time, Tyler LOVES going on adventures with his beautiful wife Courtney, surfing, avidly rooting for the Seahawks, re-re-watching The Office, and renovating their new house together! :)

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