"I Can't Cut Loose Without My Juice!"

August 10, 2016, Issue #116

But first, what's this "Juice" business all about?  

It's a line from an old jazz song.  

I remember it whenever I entertain 
at a cocktail party

Where a lovely glass of wine or a cocktail 
helps conversations flourish.

Last week we played at a fantastic 
"outer space"  theme cocktail party.  

We set the mood with  "Stardust", "Blue Moon",
"Fly Me to the Moon", "Volare", "Moonglow", 
"Sunny Side of the Street",  "My Blue Heaven", 
"Blue Skies", "Got the  World on a String", and 
dozens more like that.

Can you suggest a few tunes we missed?

Everyone there got right into the mood 
and enjoyed chatting with friends. 

That's the whole point of any cocktail party, 
isn't it?

Are you panning an event?  Although it might 
seem unimportant, cocktail party music can 
make or break your celebration.

Any celebration.  Really.  No matter what 
kind of event you're planning.


The right cocktail party music can  create
the perfect mood for your ENTIRE event.

How?  Three ways:

1.  Helping your guests remember where they've been.

Cocktail party music can reflect back to the preceding 
event  and whatever mood your guests bring to the party.  
What can you select?  Perhaps you could repeat a few 
songs from the wedding ceremony.  Or play songs about 
the activity your guests just completed.

2.  Helping your guests enjoy where they are.

Cocktail hour music can celebrate what's happening now.  
You could choose songs suiting the cocktail party's theme, 
that refer to the activity your guests are involved in right 
then and there.  Perhaps with specific words in the title, 
like "summertime", or "New Orleans", or "love".

3.  Helping your guests anticipate where they're going.

Cocktail hour music can prepare everyone for whatever 
follows, whether it's a friendly backyard barbecue,  or 
a formal awards dinner party, or an elegant wedding 

Whatever your event, you could assemble a playlist 
suggesting songs  you  know your guests will love.

Or you could explain your plans to the musicians.  
Tell them what mood your guests will bring at the 
start and what mood they should have at the end.  

And leave the details up to the musicians.  If they're 
experienced, they'll know what to do.

Want to watch this happening?  

The next time you or a friend  are looking for
upbeat, elegant music played the way you want, 
preview us in action at our next public event:  

Where?  You can catch us here:

Wednesday, August 24, 4:00-6:00pm,
"15th Year Anniversary Party", 
Belmont Village, 1039 El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
(A  celebration  for Belmont Village's "industry 
professionals",  residents, families, and friends.  
To RSVP,  call Radhika Singh at  (408)720-8498.

Sunday, September 11, 2:30pm,
"Cystic Fibrosis Research" Benefit Party,
22420 Old Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos

Friday, September 16, 8:00-10:00pm,
"Cocktail Lounge (Members Only)", 
Silicon Valley Capital Club, 
50 W San Fernando, San Jose

Caterer? Wedding or Event Planner? Bride? Groom? 
Enjoy the festive mood we'll create.  You'll hear
popular standards, jazz classics, and Latin favorites. 
Please stop by and say Hi.

Are YOU looking for wedding or party music RIGHT NOW?

Meantime, watch us play at a recent cocktail party. 

Magnolia Jazz Band playing "I Will"

Let's chat soon.  


Robbie Schlosser | Magnolia Jazz Band
"Bringing Elegant, Upbeat Music to Weddings and Parties"  

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