Top 10 Reasons I Love Playing Weddings

by Jason on August 13, 2010 · 3 comments

in Business, Gigs, Thoughts, Weddings

Photo by Darrah Parker Photography

Writing this post the other day got me thinking about all the reasons I love playing weddings. It was actually hard for me to narrow it down to a list of 10 reasons!

I know many musicians who don’t like playing weddings. I’m not one of those musicians. Weddings make up a big part of my ability to survive as a working musician and I’m thankful for each and every one I’m asked to play.

With that I give you my top 10 reasons I love playing weddings:

  1. Playing music with my favorite people in the world, my bandmates in the Jason Parker Quartet
  2. Gettin’ gussied up
  3. Playing beautiful music that I love, both standards and the non-traditional tunes our hip couples tend to pick
  4. Cake!
  5. Playing in so many different beautiful locations
  6. Being entrusted with setting the tone for the biggest day of peoples’ lives
  7. Paying my bandmates well and fairly for their talents
  8. Paying myself well and fairly for my talents
  9. Did I mention cake???
  10. Weddings help finance all the other things I do, like club gigs that pay poorly, tours, recording CD’s, etc.

If you or someone you know is getting married and is looking for a band that truly enjoys playing weddings, look no further than the Jason Parker Quartet! We will bring every ounce of our joy and passion to the big day.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Juan-Carlos Hernandez
Twitter: jchernandezjazz
August 13, 2010 at 9:31 am

Props mate !

I could say the same as you as a photographer 😉

wayne August 17, 2010 at 7:45 pm

love the attitude that flows through your list, and yes it is a good thing to get gussied up

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