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Corporate event jazz and dance music at the Gaylord National Convention Center

Friday, August 10th, 2012

On opening night of a large event (hosting over 3200 people), Olivera Entertainment provided corporate event jazz and dance music with two of the regions best bands, ‘Sound Connection’ and ‘Sonyx’ to kick off the celebration. The Gaylord National Convention Center served as the perfect setting for this grand event.

‘Sonyx’ establishes a jazzy ambiance suitable for conversation and cocktails in the spacious lobby while ‘Sound Nation’ brought the crowd to the dance floor in the main ballroom

corporate event jazz and dance music

corporate event jazz and dance music

corporate event jazz and dance musicMusic is Power…..Music is the Life of a Celebration!

When planning your next event, let us assist you in selecting the best music entertainment for your celebration.  Look through our blog to find the Top Ten Planning Tips for successful music entertainment production.  Our staff is ready to assist you with complete music production services for your corporate and social events.

Jazz Music by the ‘Sonyx Trio’ at the National Portrait Gallery,Smithsonian,DC

Monday, July 16th, 2012

The National Portrait Gallery hosted an elegant event celebrating a corporate anniversary.  Throughout the evening, the spacious gallery resonated with catchy jazz music provided by the ‘Sonyx Trio‘.  The performance was subtle, professional, and always entertaining as the guests dined, gambled, and conversed.

Food, games, and music is always a recipe for success!

Jazz Band ‘Sonyx’ at 2012 Food & Friends ‘Chef’s Best’ Fundraiser

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

The 6-piece Jazz Band ‘Sonyx’ entertained with two hours of jazz music while guests enjoyed this elegant, delicious (and extremely filling) event.  The band consisted of piano, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, and saxophone, and played a variety of jazz band music styles from dixieland to blues to  contemporary jazz music.

Thousands participated in this annual charity event by ‘Food and Friends’, which featured the talents of 60 celebrity chefs.   Money generously donated by attendees and sponsors help to provide meals, groceries and other nutritional services for those in need.  Besides an enormous amount of food tastings, the event included a large silent auction, and was concluded with a live auction.

Jazz Band 'Sonyx' at 'Chef's Best' Annual Fundraiser

Jazz Band ‘Sonyx’ performs for ‘Chef’s Best’

Entertainment Production – Tip #7 Patriotism is Always in Style

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Successful Entertainment Production
Tip #7 – Patriotism is Always in Style

Adding a patriotic element to your special event provides your attendees with a welcome sense of pride. Here are various suggestions to achieve this goal:

  • A Dixieland Band, performing at the entrance to the venue or ballroom, providing a lively, upbeat atmosphere
  • A Soloist, with or without an accompanist, singing the “National Anthem” at the beginning of your program, with optional Color Guard.
  • A Marching Band, leading your guests from one event to another; or making a special entrance during your event, including a short program of patriotic music to honor America’s heroes; or sending them off for the conclusion of your convention.
  • A Patriotic Show, “Rhapsody America”, including a narrator, 8-piece band, 3 vocal soloists, and a kids choir, showcasing music through the years, tailored to your event, your theme, and your guests.
  • A Fife and Drum Corp in full costume providing a spirited program.
  • Herald Trumpets to announce a special entrance.
  • A Bagpiper for honoring special warriors.
  • A USO themed show, including a swing orchestra and dancing.
  • A Choir, presenting a selection of patriotic songs.
  • A Brass Band, presenting marches and patriotic selections, in military-style attire.

Entertainment Production – Tip #6 Atmosphere is Everything

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Successful Entertainment Production
Tip #6 – Atmosphere is Everything

The band is set, along with the caterer and featured speakers. Successful event? Possibly, but consider:

  • Is there a theme woven throughout your event?
  • Do all of the musicians, from the entrance, to cocktails, dinner, awards ceremony, special presentations, featured entertainment, and dancing, have song selections to perform which match the theme?
  • Is the lighting highlighting exactly what you wish to have highlighted, with the appropriate colors?
  • Does the lighting change as the event progresses?
  • Is the cuisine carefully matched to the theme?
  • Are the linens, chairs, and all rentals enhancing your theme?
  • Are the centerpieces carefully crafted to provide continuity with your decor?
  • Were the guests instructed on proper dress for the event?
  • Is there a special fun/color/request for the guests to bring to or receive once at the event?

The overall atmosphere will create an event to remember…make it special!


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