#207, April 8, 2020
But First, Let Me Tell You a Little Story:

"Well, I can't cut loose without my juice"

Actually, that's a line from an old jazz song.  

I remember it every time I entertain people
at a cocktail party...

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

..."cut loose", in other words.  Politely, of course.

Recently we played at a fantastic cocktail 
party, with an "outer space"  theme.  

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 
a dozen more songs like that.

Can you suggest a few tunes we missed?

With a glass of wine, 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 planning a cocktail party?  Although 
it might seem unimportant, your cocktail party 
music can make or break your celebration.

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


SIMPLE.   The right 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 

So here's that Tip I promised you.  
Whatever your event, assemble a playlist of
appropriate songs you know your guests will love.

Even better, 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.

Remember this lesson and make it pay off at your
wedding or your next party.

And now that we're talking about 
planning wedding and party music...

Easter Sunday and Mother's Day are just ahead, 
and you might be involved with planning an 
exciting celebration.

And if you or a friend are engaged to get 
married, you might also be involved with 
planning the wedding.

Perhaps both. 

So the next time you or a friend  are looking  for 
upbeat, elegant music,  played the way you want, 
think of us.

Where can you can preview us?  Here: 

Saturday, May 9, 5:00-8:00pm  (Sorry, canceled)
Annual "Wedding Faire" 
Ardenwood Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont

Reply or call 408-245-9120.  Let's chat soon.


Robbie Schlosser | Magnolia Jazz Band
"Elegant, Upbeat Music for Weddings and Parties"  
P.S.  See our  Yelp reviewsphotos of us in action on  Instagram

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