Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Profile: Adelaide's Just Jazz Band Agency

As part of a new feature on The Bride's Diary Blog, we will be introducing you to individuals who work in the wedding industry... giving you an insight into who they are and why they love weddings!

This week we've been chatting to Harvey from Adelaide's Just Jazz Band Agency, about his love of music and his favourite wedding memories...

• Tell us a little about your business…

Adelaide's Just Jazz Band Agency specialises in "Tailor-made Bands for your Occasion..." whether it be Jazz Bands or Classical String Groups along with personal service.

• What is your role in the business and why are you passionate about it? 

My role is: Owner, Boss, Booker, Receptionist, Customer Liason, Chief Cook & Bottle Washer. Why am I passionate about it? Because if I ain't who else will look after it and our clients? 

• How long have you been working in the industry? 

Only 36 years! 

• What are some of your past business experiences?

Truck Driver/Depot Co-ordinator, Greenkeeper, Sound Engineer, Session Musician, Professional Double Bassist. Curently am still running a Contracting Franchise and performing around Adelaide andAustralia as a Jazz Double Bassist when not working with my Agency. 

• What is one of your favourite recollections from your business? 

One of my favourites was a wedding ceremony at a dance studio between the owners, where they wanted a Traditional Jazz Band to perform the Beatles' tune "When I'm Sixty Four" as they and their Bridal Party danced, twirled, somersaualted down the aisle, ending finally with the bride and groom sliding down the 25 foot aisle on their knees up to the Celebrant's lecturn. Unfortunately the band was the only one there that knew what was going to happen, thus the poor old Celebrant was so stunned he couldn't find his voice for at least a couple of minutes! Enough time for, "Another chorus of 'When I'm Sixty Four' boys!

• Tell us a bit about your family and home life…

Married, two adult children, no mortgage.

• How do you enjoy spending your spare time?

Writing Musical Arrangements for the shear fun of it, being the Convenor of the Australian Jazz Convention Steering Committee and reading Musician's biographies.

• What is your most memorable life experience?

Opening the blinds each morning and not finding my name in the obituary columns!

• What are your plans for the future? 

Business - Building a web site to attact the younger generation. Personal - Keep playing music but more often.

Contact Adelaide's Just Jazz Band Agency:

Location: South Australia
Phone: 08 8248 1670
Address: 5 Farringdon St, Largs North SA 5016

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