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Tyler Varnell - Saxophone + Piano + DJ/Emcee

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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.

  • "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 --- $5,000+

1 - Pre-Ceremony --- Live piano or saxophone 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 --- 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: TheKnot "Hall of Fame," WeddingWire Couples Choice, 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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    Absolutely Superb

    Tyler was, frankly, perfect. Start to finish he was quick to respond, very thorough, and completely professional. But the craziest part was how good his performance was. Many of our guests, including us, were blown away. His performances on the dance floor were electric, and his ceremony and cocktail performances were beautiful. He's an impressive guy and if he's free on your weekend, do it. It will probably be the best part of your wedding.
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    Best Decision Ever for our Wedding!!

    Tyler made our wedding so amazing!! I kept his card years ago and knew I wanted Sax music for our wedding and he exceeded our expectations. He was the best addition to our wedding and I could not be happier. He does it all!!! Sax, Piano, emcee & dj, it all was amazing. Pleasure to work with him on our wedding. Every song was a dream! We got so many compliments during the wedding and still receiving the most wonderful comments about our wedding because of the sax.
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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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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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