Bring the swing!
Book a JazzED Combo for your next event.
You'll impress everyone with your taste in music and support top notch high school musicians at the same time.
Please read this page completely before booking a combo.
Who's in the combo? A JazzED combo typically consists of 3-4 students but can be made it smaller or bigger as needed. This includes the rhythm section (for example: bass, drums, guitar, and/or piano) together with instrumental soloists such as saxophone, trumpet, or trombone. The specific combo that you hire will be subject to availability.
How much does it cost? $350. Please ask us about free or reduced rates if you're booking on behalf of an organization that serves low income people.
How long can they play? The musicians arrive 30 minutes before the event start time and play for up to 2 hours, with a 10-minute break between sets. Slightly longer times can be negotiated, however playing time must be clearly-defined.
What do they wear? All black or business casual. That's up to you.
How do I schedule a combo? We typically need one month notice to schedule a combo. We generally can't schedule gigs during school hours. All gigs must be in the Seattle area, unless special arrangements are made.
Important things to consider:
Space - A trio requires approximately an 8'x8' space. Larger combos require a 10'x10' space minimum.
Power - Musicians will supply their own cords. They will need access to a power outlet.
Equipment - If you would like the combo to make any announcements, a microphone will need to be provided. Seating for rhythm players should be also be provided by you.
Piano - Tell us if there will be a piano on-site, or if there will be room for an electronic keyboard (which can be provided by the pianist).
Water - Plan to provide bottled water for the musicians, or easy access to a water fountain.
Outdoors - The same requirements for space and power apply. A tent or covered area is needed to protect musicians and their instruments from sunlight and weather. Nighttime performances will require lighting for musicians to read their music. A hard surface should be put down over grassy areas for flooring under the combo.
Parking - It is helpful for musicians to know where they can temporarily park their cars to unload their equipment. Other useful specifics include: what door to enter through, ramps, elevators to use, as well as instructions of how to reach the performance site. Nearby parking and possible fees are also useful information to know in advance.
Communication - The musicians will arrive at your event independently. A JazzED liason for the combo will be available via cell phone the day of the event to answer any last-minute questions.
Payment - An electronic Letter of Agreement will be provided to you by Seattle JazzED along with instructions on where to pay your donation, either via mail or online.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please Kelly Clingan at firstname.lastname@example.org.