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As seen in People Magazine, Brides Magazine, and Sports Illustrated, Tyler Varnell performs as one of the most sought after Saxophone-DJ's in Southern California.

Specializing in luxury and celebrity events, recent performances include Disneyland, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mercedes Benz, Four Seasons Beverly Hills, Ritz Carlton Laguna Beach, and internationally at luxury resorts

Tyler Varnell was voted by LA industry professionals as a Top 4 finalist for Best Live Music and Best DJ/Emcee by California Wedding Day in 2023 and 2024, received the Hall of Fame Award from TheKnot in 2023, and is currently ranked by WeddingWire in the top 4% of performing musicians nationwide.

Tyler's Saxophone-DJ sets are high energy and interactive with Tyler roaming wirelessly throughout the crowd on live Saxophone, while mixing nearly every genre including tropical house, wedding classics, hip hop, and all-time Saxophone crowd pleasers.


--- "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.

--- "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.

--- "His sax game is electric, piano on point, and DJ/Emcee perfect. Our dance floor was rocking all night. Did I mention how epic the surprise sax appearances are?!" - Jeff S.

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SAXOPHONE + PIANO + DJ/EMCEE --- FULL DAY WEDDING EXPERIENCE --- $8,000-$12,000+

1 - Pre-Ceremony --- Tyler's Llive Piano or Saxophone performance sets the tone as your guests arrive

2 - Ceremony --- Walk down the aisle to your favorite songs performed live on Saxophone or Piano

3 - Cocktail Hour --- Tyler's interactive roaming live Saxophone performance definitely gets the party started!

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

5 - Dancing --- Wow your guests with surprise saxophone appearances on the dance floor! This is often the most memorable part of the night and will leave your guests raving!

6 - Equipment --- Tyler & his team provide all professional grade sound and lighting, fully covering your big day, all in one package

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Featured photography by Valorie Darling Collective, The Big Affair, Jim Kennedy, Gary Coelho, Whitney Darling, Cheers Babe, Mood Photo, Lex and the Lotus, The Vondy's, Soul & Veil, Paper Moon Shoppe, Emry Photography, Charissa Magno, Sara Ellen, Vivian Sachs, Jay Claus, and Honey Photographs

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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”

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

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Frequently asked questions

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

$7,000 - $10,000

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$3,000

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

$6,000 - $9,000

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$7,500

Which of the following are included in the price?

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

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Music
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$7,500

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
Soloist / Vocalist

Which of the following are included in the package?

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

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

What instruments does your group play?

Piano
Saxophone

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Vocals

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

Acoustic
Big Band
Classic Rock
Dance
Funk
Hip Hop
Jazz
Latin
Motown
Oldies
Pop
R&B / Soul
Rock
Swing

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
Sound/PA System
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Reviews of Tyler Varnell - Saxophone + Piano + DJ/Emcee

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Tyler Varnell is described by multiple reviewers as a standout performer who brought high energy and an unforgettable experience to their weddings. His skills as a saxophonist, DJ, and emcee were highly praised, with guests of all ages enjoying his music. Reviewers emphasized Tyler's professionalism, responsiveness, attention to detail, and ability to bring couples' visions to life. Many noted that Tyler's performances, including live saxophone and piano, made their weddings incredibly memorable and fun, urging others to book him for their events without hesitation.

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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.

Tyler Varnell is described by multiple reviewers as a standout performer who brought high energy and an unforgettable experience to their weddings. His skills as a saxophonist, DJ, and emcee were highly praised, with guests of all ages enjoying his music. Reviewers emphasized Tyler's professionalism, responsiveness, attention to detail, and ability to bring couples' visions to life. Many noted that Tyler's performances, including live saxophone and piano, made their weddings incredibly memorable and fun, urging others to book him for their events without hesitation.

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Jeff S. Sent on 07/20/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Best Decision of My Wedding (Other than my wife!)

Tyler is the best in the business. The GOAT. A Renaissance Man. An absolute legend. Stop your search as you have found your guy.

From a music perspective he is incredibly talented. His sax game is electric, piano on point and Dj/Emcee perfect. Our dance floor was rocking all night. Did I mention how epic the surprise sax appearances are?!

As a person, he is so calming, kind and thoughtful. Weddings are stressful enough and the entire process with Tyler was seamless and fun. He's knowledgeable and really tries to tailor each experience to the couple.

My wife and I have not stopped receiving compliments about how amazing Tyler was. Tyler was the best decision we made (other than marrying each other). Can't wait to have him party with us at another life event in the future!
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Lindsey T. Sent on 06/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The DJ/Sax & Piano Player you didn't know you needed!

Tyler is AMAZING. We found Tyler through our wedding planner and we are so glad we did. He is super responsive and deeply cares about making each couples wedding day important and tailored to them. For us the music was a huge part of our wedding day as we are both heavily into music as well as our parents. Tyler spent over 2 1/2 hours on our final call (originally meant to be an hour) perfecting the set and perfect types of music to play for each sequence of events throughout the entire wedding day. He created such a magical atmosphere from start to finish. The ceremony music was timed beautifully and the cocktail hour music was amazing when he started playing sax! He was a huge crowd pleaser all night long, especially on the dance floor. My husband and I are big into EDM and boy did he deliver the last hour playing music that had everyone so pumped up to the point where our wedding had ended and our crowd was SCREAMING for one more song! The day was absolutely amazing and we cannot thank Tyler enough for going above and beyond in his delivery and performance of music for our special day.
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Yasmeen A. Sent on 05/30/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Most epic performer ever!

Tyler truly is a one man show! From piano, to sax, to MCing, to DJing! He did it all!!! He truly exceeded our expectations and our wedding was epic because of him! Our guests are still raving about how good Tyler was! He learned multiple songs for our ceremony, learned our first dance song and came out as a surprise, and even played arabic songs that our families both really enjoyed! It was a joy working with him from day one! His energy and vibe are amazing and it shines through as he performs! Could not recommend Tyler enough!!! We truly are so thankful we made the decision to have him be part of our special day!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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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Team

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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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