Jazzing Up Your Holidays with Live Music

Ah, the holiday season! It’s that time of year when twinkling lights, cozy gatherings, and warm festivities fill the air. But what truly elevates the atmosphere and creates unforgettable memories? Live jazz.

Ah, the holiday season! It’s that time of year when twinkling lights, cozy gatherings, and warm festivities fill the air. But what truly elevates the atmosphere and creates unforgettable memories? Live jazz.

Allow me to whisk you away to two recent events where the Dennis Winge Ensemble had the pleasure of providing the musical backdrop. These experiences exemplify the magic that live jazz brings to any holiday celebration.

Holiday Party Extravaganza

Video: Holiday Party Performance in Sayre PA

Picture this: A room adorned with sparkling decorations, friends and family gathered,jazz trio at holiday party laughter and cheer flowing freely. Now, add the sultry melodies of a live jazz ensemble. Suddenly, the atmosphere transforms. The music becomes a living entity, wrapping everyone in its embrace. It’s not just background noise; it’s an integral part of the experience, creating moments that linger long after the last note fades.

At this event, we performed a mix of classic holiday tunes and jazz standards. The familiar melodies of “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night” intertwined with the rich harmonies of jazz, creating a unique and festive atmosphere. The guests couldn’t help but tap their feet and sway to the rhythm, their faces lighting up with holiday cheer. The host later told us that the music was the highlight of the evening, adding an irreplaceable warmth and joy to the celebration.

New Year’s Eve Masquerade

Video: New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball Performance at Binghamton Science Center

As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, there’s an air of anticipation and excitement. The masks, the glitz, the promise of a fresh start—it’s a magical moment. Now, imagine this coupled with the enchanting sounds of live jazz. The music carries everyone into the new year with a sense of wonder and joy. It’s a celebration not just of the calendar, but of life itself.

jazz quartet at New Years Eve Masquerade BallAt the Binghamton Science Center, the masquerade ball was in full swing. The elegant attire and mysterious masks added an air of sophistication, while our jazz ensemble provided the perfect soundtrack. As we played, guests danced and mingled, the music enhancing the festive atmosphere. The crescendo of our final song synchronized perfectly with the countdown to midnight, creating an unforgettable experience as we welcomed the new year.

Combination Wedding / New Year’s Eve Celebration

Video: La Vie En Rose Performance in Geneva, NY

“La Vie En Rose” is a song that transcends eras. Its romantic allure captivates hearts young and old. When performed live, it takes on a whole new dimension. It was the perfect choice for this couple who booked us to play their wedding which took place on New Year’s Eve lastjazz band in tuxedos performing on new years eve year!

This wedding was truly special. Combining the romance of a wedding with the excitement of New Year’s Eve, the couple wanted a soundtrack that would reflect both. Our rendition of “La Vie En Rose” during their first dance was a magical moment, capturing the essence of their love and the festive spirit of the evening. The joy and emotion in the room were palpable, and as the night progressed, our music continued to weave a tapestry of memories that the couple and their guests will cherish forever.

Limitless Possibilities

In each of these performances, we didn’t just play music; we created an experience. We tried to weave a musical tapestry that elevated the ambiance and turned ordinary gatherings into extraordinary memories.

Live jazz has this remarkable ability. It brings people together, transcending mere

entertainment. It creates an atmosphere that lingers in the hearts and minds of those present. The versatility of jazz allows it to adapt to any event, whether it’s a festive holiday party, an elegant masquerade ball, or a romantic wedding. Its timeless appeal resonates with audiences of all ages, making every event unique and memorable.


So, the next time you’re planning a holiday party or special event, consider the magic that live jazz can bring. Whether you’re looking to create an intimate, cozy atmosphere or an exuberant, festive celebration, live jazz can provide the perfect soundtrack to your event.


Book a free music consultation with me or simply write to me on the contact page if you want to talk about live music for your next event.