Jazz is one of the most popular types of music played at different events, mainly because of its broad range of appeal for people of all ages. Almost anyone can appreciate jazz music, and best of all, it can fit nearly any occasion, from weddings to birthdays to anniversaries to corporate events. Jazz can be soft and smooth, or upbeat and energetic; it can play softly in the background or be the centerpiece of an event; and it can come in several of ensembles, involving different numbers of musicians as well as varying instruments. Here are some of your options when it comes to types of jazz ensembles to use for your event (any group can include a singer as well):
Several types of jazz trios exist; one of the most common includes a bass player, a piano player, and a drummer; there are also several types of “drummer-less” trios, such as one that has a piano player, a double bassist, and a horn (which can be a saxophone or a trumpet) or guitar player. Trios that include a horn player, double bass player and a drummer involve more improvisation than the others, mainly because the lack of a piano (which provides chords) requires the horn player and bassist to take on the task of creating the changing harmonies.