Why Jazz Music is Perfect for Your Wedding

The creativity, versatility, and style of live jazz music are unmatched by nearly any other wedding entertainment option. The unique, upbeat vibes that characterize live jazz can set the tone for a perfect party- one you’ll remember for the rest of your life. From the riffs of the roaring twenties aesthetic to the enchantment of Etta Jame’s “At Last,” a live jazz band will provide the perfect music for every moment, making your wedding all the more memorable and romantic. 

Interested in hiring a professional live jazz band for your wedding or next corporate event? You’ve come to the right place. RMF Entertainment offers plenty of options for selecting live music for your big day. With over 13 years of experience creating the perfect musical experience for both wedding ceremonies and receptions and a 5-star rating on Wedding Wire, we’re dedicated to setting up the perfect atmosphere for your wedding. 

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Jazz Music for Weddings

Hiring a live jazz musician for your wedding establishes a fun, yet sophisticated, tone for your reception and keeps your guests on the dance floor all night long. The riffs and stylish transitions of this music ensure that no two performances are alike. In short, this type of music ensures your wedding will be unforgettably entertaining. 

Let’s look at a few of the key reasons why you should choose a live jazz band for your wedding: 

Establishing a Unique Wedding Aesthetic

There’s nothing quite like jazz music. The instruments and creative arrangements possible within this genre are nearly endless. By hiring a live jazz band for your wedding, you ensure a one-of-a-kind musical experience for your ceremony and reception. Whether you’re going for the glitzy Great Gatsby-style or a simple, intimate arrangement, you’ll have so many options for making your special day an even more exceptional experience. 


Jazz bands and ensembles range significantly in size, with anywhere from three to twenty musicians. This allows you to match the size of your jazz band with your venue and guest list. If you’re planning to throw a big party, you might want to consider a complete ensemble. If you’re hosting a smaller ceremony or reception, you might prefer to hire one or two individual jazz musicians. 

Outstanding Improvisation 

The changing nature of jazz music is one of its more essential characteristics. Each tune can be customized and explored in-depth with new improvisations and expansions by the musicians. When it comes to planning your wedding, the unique variations of each piece can help make your wedding even more of a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Stylistic Variability

There’s nothing quite like a live jazz band. This music's stylistic variability and versatility are unmatched by any other genre. From the slow, relaxed beats of smooth jazz to the grand, upscale vibe of the roaring 20s aesthetic, there are so many options when it comes to selecting the perfect tunes. No matter what your venue is and what kind of scene you’re going for, there’s sure to be a perfectly unique style that matches your preferences. 

Get Your Guests Up and Moving

The right jazz music for your wedding invites your guests out onto the dance floor throughout the night so that there’s no break in the action. A professional wedding musician can read the room's vibes with ease and set the tone of the music to match. The appeal of jazz music bridges the gap between age groups and gets everyone up and moving together. 

Jazz Wedding Music Playlist

When you hire a jazz band for your wedding, you’ll need to think carefully about what music you’d like to hear at various key moments during the ceremony and reception. The right musician for your wedding listens to and understands all your preferences, establishing a tone that’s unique to each couple. 

If you’re looking for a few song suggestions, we’ve got a couple of wedding jazz tunes in mind for you: 

  • The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
  • At Last - Etta James
  • I’ve Got A Crush On You - Ella Fitzgerald
  • There Is No Greater Love - by Chet Baker
  • L-O-V-E-  Nat King Cole
  • I’ll Be Seeing You-  Billie Holiday
  • You Stepped Out Of A Dream – Sarah Vaughan
  • My One And Only Love - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
  • Let’s Get Lost - Frank Sinatra
  • I’m Glad There Is You - Julie London

Choosing Between A Live Jazz Band and a Wedding DJ

Live wedding bands and wedding DJs each offer a handful of benefits and drawbacks that you should consider before you book. Live musicians require significantly more space and need to take more frequent breaks. On the other hand, wedding DJs allow you to move between musical genres throughout the night to mix it up and keep your guests moving. However, despite this versatility, there’s nothing quite like live music.

When you hire RMF DJs to handle your Montana wedding entertainment, you won’t have to choose between a live jazz band and a wedding DJ- you can just as easily hire both! You can select one of these two options for the ceremony and then select the other for the reception, or vice versa. One of our platinum DJs, Kadin, can bring together a live jazz band and DJ at a consolidated price so that you can get the best of both worlds for your big day. 

Conclusion- Why Jazz Music is Perfect for Your Wedding

Jazz music is an outstanding choice for your wedding entertainment. Whether you’re planning on hosting a large party or want to keep the vibe relaxed and intimate, the versatility of this musical genre means you’ll always have the perfect tune playing during the big moments. RMF Entertainment is here to help you plan all aspects of planning your wedding entertainment in Montana, with both live jazz bands and wedding DJs at your disposal. 

Book your Montana Wedding Entertainment with confidence by calling (406) 531-2321 or emailing us at hello@rmfdjs.com.

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