Unforgettable Live Music for Corporate Events

Experience the Perfect Harmony of Professional Entertainment in Finger Lakes Region of NY

Benefits We Offer:

  • Energizes Atmosphere – the music will match the vibe you are going for
  • Expertise – we can make suggestions that will help you with the planning
  • Engaging Performances – your guests enjoy themselves and remember the event
Dennis Winge playing live music for corporate events with his band.

Missed Moments, Fading Memories: Why Settle for Less?

In the rush of planning, it’s easy to overlook the heartbeat of any event – the music. Imagine the atmosphere falling flat, the energy dwindling, and your guests discreetly checking their watches. Don’t let lackluster music be the memory they leave with!  Without the right act, you risk an event that fades into the background rather than standing out in vibrant detail.

Instead, elevate your event to extraordinary. With any one of our bands, you ensure a seamless symphony of entertainment that keeps spirits high and creates moments that linger long after the final note. Our expertise and passion for music guarantee an experience that not only meets expectations but surpasses them. Choose us, and watch your event become a masterpiece of memories.

Unmatched Expertise in Ithaca Events: Elevate Your Experience with Our Local Insight!

With a deep-rooted connection to Ithaca and the Finger Lakes, we bring more than just music to your event. Our familiarity with local venues that we’ve played such as Inns at Taughannock Falls and Monks-on-the-Commons in our hometown of Ithaca gives us an intimate understanding of what it takes to create an unforgettable experience at any Syracuse / Ithaca / Rochester / Buffalo / Binghamton area event. This local expertise allows us to tailor our performance to the unique atmosphere of the Finger Lakes, ensuring an event that resonates with both residents and visitors alike.

“We have hired Dennis Winge for 3 years in a row to play at our company holiday party and people always approach me to tell me how much they enjoy his music during the parties. Dennis’ presence takes what would be an otherwise average holiday get-together and makes it a more festive, lively atmosphere. We also like the variety of songs that he plays; there’s something for everyone. Plus, he’s a very nice person to deal with, very friendly and personable.” – Maria S.

Tailored Configurations for Your Corporate Event

When it comes to setting the perfect musical backdrop for your corporate event, we offer a range of versatile configurations to suit your unique vision. Here’s a closer look at the options you can choose from:

1. Solo Instrumental Guitar (Jazz, Classical, or Rock/Pop)

Dennis Winge’s solo instrumental guitar performances are a masterclass in musical finesse. With a repertoire spanning jazz, classical, and rock/pop, Dennis crafts an enchanting atmosphere that resonates with sophistication and charm.

2. Solo Guitar and Voice (Rock, Pop, or Jazz)

For a dynamic and engaging experience, Dennis Winge brings together the richness of guitar melodies with captivating vocals. Whether you’re drawn to the vibrant rhythms of rock, the timeless appeal of pop, or the soulful notes of jazz, this configuration promises an engaging performance.

3. The Way (Party Band – Classic Rock & Country)

Elevate the energy of your corporate event with The Way – an electrifying party band specializing in classic rock and country hits. This ensemble transforms any gathering into a lively celebration, leaving your guests with memories that resonate long after the event.

4. Dennis Winge Jazz Ensemble (Guitar, Drums, Bass, Sax)

The Dennis Winge Jazz Ensemble brings together a powerhouse of musical talent. With any combination of guitar, drums, bass, and saxophone, this ensemble creates a tapestry of sound that infuses your event with an air of sophistication and excitement.

Each configuration offers a distinct musical experience, allowing you to tailor your event’s ambiance to your precise specifications. Whatever your choice, rest assured that Dennis Winge Music is committed to delivering a performance that exceeds your expectations.

Elevate Your Corporate Event with Tailored Soundscapes

Dive into our sample playlist for corporate events, meticulously crafted to amplify your professional gatherings. Whether it’s background melodies for networking or energizing tunes for team-building, our music selection is designed to enhance the ambiance. Remember, this is merely a taste of what we offer. Every playlist can be personalized to align perfectly with the goals and atmosphere of your event, ensuring a memorable and productive experience for all attendees.

To get our Ultimate Party Playlist click here.

To see our huge repertoire list click here.

Brick House – Commodores

Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band

Come on Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

Dancing Queen – ABBA

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks

I Wish – Stevie Wonder

Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi

Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel

Rolling in the Deep – Adele

Play that Funky Music – Wild Cherry

September – Earth, Wind & Fire

Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder

Smooth – Santana

Soul Man – The Blues Brothers

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Tell Me Something Good – Stevie Wonder / Chaka Khan

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

Valerie – Amy Winehouse

Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

What I Like About You – The Romantics

You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates

You May Be Right – Billy Joel

jazz trio at art gallery

“Dennis and his band didn’t require much direction for our corporate event. We gave him a timeline and he stuck right to it. They were extremely responsive and very prompt. Would definitely work with them again! Thank you so much for everything.” – Myneco R.

Transparent Pricing for an Unforgettable Event Experience

Planning an exceptional event requires meticulous attention to detail, and we believe pricing should be just as clear and comprehensive. Our custom quotes are tailored to your unique needs, ensuring you receive exactly what you envision. Here’s a breakdown of the value you get when you book us:

  • Experience of playing countless events: Priceless
  • Using & transporting well-maintained instruments: $10,000
  • Library of your favorite songs: $5,000
  • PA & sound equipment: $2,000
  • Sound engineering, including 2.5 hours setup and break-down: $500
  • Zoom/phone consultation(s), contract creation, email communication, accounting: $100
  • Musical preparation / learning requests: $500
  • Planning / logistics / hiring musicians: $100
  • 4-hours of playing time @$100 per musician per hour: $1,200
  • MCing: $150
  • Travel expenses (fuel, vehicle maintenance, Airbnb, etc.): $300


Total value: $19,850

Your investment starts at only: $500

Remember, this is just a starting point. Your final quote will be customized based on various factors including location, duration, and other considerations specific to your event. Get in touch with us to discuss your vision, and let’s create an unforgettable experience together.

“The band performed at our organization’s philanthropic Red Dress Gala. The jazz was elegant and sophisticated, raising the event to the next level. Dennis was also incredible with planning the event, coordinating band members, and even offering a slightly reduced rate for our charity.” – Sally H.

Dennis Winge playing classical guitar by lake for wedding ceremony

Our Pledge for an Unforgettable Experience

We’re committed to delivering an unforgettable performance tailored to your event. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied, we’ll work tirelessly to make it right. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we guarantee an event filled with exceptional music and cherished memories.

Your Trusted Partner for Unforgettable Events

Planning large-scale events can be a daunting task and we understand the intricacies involved.  From the rooftop of the Curtiss Hotel in Buffalo to the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown and everywhere in between, we have a rich history of successfully orchestrating hundreds of events, we’ve earned accolades for our exceptional work.

We’re not just musicians; we’re event specialists dedicated to bringing your vision to life. Let us be the guide that transforms your event into a cherished memory. Fill out the form below to embark on this exciting journey with us!

Dennis in tux with flautist

“Dennis was fantastic. He was able to easily assess what type of music (vocal or instrumental) that would suit our affair and his suggestion worked. He was very flexible as we had various giveaways and drawings that needed to be done while he was playing. The sound level was correct for our venue; not too loud or not too quiet. Everyone enjoyed his playing and it made our event! I would definitely hire him again.” – Clarissa W.

Seamless Booking Process, Exceptional Results

Step 1: Inquire about Availability – Reach out to us to check availability and receive a personalized quote tailored to your event. We’ll provide you with all the details you need to make an informed decision.

Step 2: Secure the Date – Once you’ve decided to bring our music to your event, we’ll guide you through a straightforward online booking process. This includes signing a contract and making a deposit to secure your chosen date.

Step 3: Schedule a Music Consultation Meeting – We value open communication to ensure your event is a resounding success. In our music consultation meeting, we’ll discuss event logistics, song preferences, and any specific details you’d like to include. This step ensures that everything runs seamlessly on the day of your event. With Dennis Winge Music, booking is a breeze, leaving you free to focus on enjoying your special occasion.

Meet the Man behind the Music: Dennis Winge

Let me take you back a bit to where it all began. Music has always been my true north, and from a young age, I found solace in the strings of a guitar. I used to sit at the dinner table and think “when I grow up I’m going to write a song that sounds like this (humming to myself).”  I never thought to write it down, lol!  It was this passion that set me on a lifelong journey dedicated to mastering the art of live performance.

In the realm of corporate events, performing as a musician takes on a unique significance. It’s an honor to be entrusted with shaping the musical atmosphere of such pivotal occasions, recognizing the delicate balance between fluidity and structure. Each corporate event presents a distinct energy to which a skilled musician responds adeptly. With a diverse musical background spanning three decades, I relish the opportunity to create a tailored experience, adapting to the ebb and flow of the event. The goal is not only to play beloved songs but to sculpt the entire engagement, blending predictability with spontaneity.

Last year, for example, we played the kickoff of “Minis Take the States,” a thrilling event for the car enthusiasts of Minis. They wanted Dixieland music, and we delivered an experience that resonated with every guest.  After the event, the coordinator wrote to me saying:

“I am writing to thank you for the quality of service provided by your band. We sincerely appreciate your efficient, gracious customer service, the level of detail and accountability you have demonstrated on our MTTS program, and the way you conduct business. We will recommend your services to our internal as well as external partners and contacts. Our team could not be more satisfied with your work, and we look forward to continuing this relationship.”

I believe that music has the power to elevate any occasion, and I’m honored to be the architect of those moments.

“The Way played here today. It was absolutely terrific, their repertoire was exceptional, just great songs. Everybody was singing along, dancing, and we were real happy with them. And we had a lot of diverse people here; we had young people, old people, and everybody enjoyed them thoroughly. I would recommend them highly.” – Cameron Hosmer (owner of Hosmer Winery)

The Way Band at Ithaca Yacht Club

Unveiling the Harmony: Your Questions about Our Corporate Event Performances Answered

  1. What styles of music do you typically perform for corporate events?
    • Answer: We specialize in a diverse range of genres including jazz, and pop, rock, and country, tailoring our repertoire to suit the atmosphere of your event.
  2. How experienced are you in performing for corporate events?
    • Answer: With a track record spanning over 20 years, we’ve entertained at hundreds of corporate gatherings, earning acclaim for our musical prowess and professionalism.
  3. Can you accommodate special song requests or specific musical themes for our event?
    • Answer: Absolutely! We understand the importance of personalizing the music to align with your event’s unique vibe and message. We allow up to 3 requests that are not already in our repertoire per event.
  4. How do you ensure a seamless and engaging performance for our corporate event?
    • Answer: We conduct a thorough consultation to grasp the nuances of your event, working closely with you to curate a musical experience that resonates with your audience.
  5. Can you provide examples of venues or companies you’ve performed for in the past?
    • Answer: Certainly, we’ve had the privilege of entertaining at esteemed venues like Inns of Aurora, Hamilton Inn, Syracuse Marriott, and have been hired by renowned companies including CoBank, Cornell University, and Popeye’s.
  6. What is your approach to ensuring appropriate volume levels during the performance?
    • Answer: We are well-versed in adjusting our sound to suit the ambiance, ensuring that the music enhances rather than overwhelms the event.
  7. How do you engage with the audience and create a vibrant atmosphere at corporate events?
    • Answer: We’re skilled at reading the crowd and adapting our performance to maintain an inviting and energetic atmosphere, and interacting with guests when appropriate.
  8. Can you collaborate with our event planner or coordinator to synchronize the music with the overall event schedule?
    • Answer: Absolutely, we work hand-in-hand with event planners to guarantee that the music aligns seamlessly with the flow of your event.
  9. What measures do you have in place for unexpected circumstances or emergencies that may arise on the day of the event?
    • Answer: We have contingency plans in place to address unforeseen situations, ensuring that the show goes on without a hitch.
  10. What is your policy regarding breaks during the performance?
  • Answer: We typically take short breaks to ensure our performance remains top-notch. The frequency and duration of breaks are tailored to suit the event’s schedule and preferences.  We typically pipe in an appropriate Spotify playlist over our sound system while on break.
  1. How do you handle the logistics of equipment setup and breakdown?
    • Answer: We arrive well in advance to set up, and ensure a swift and discreet breakdown after the performance, allowing for a seamless transition during your event.
  2. What is your policy regarding travel and accommodation expenses if the event is located outside of Ithaca, NY?
    • Answer: Travel expenses, including fuel, vehicle maintenance, and accommodation, are included in the price quoted, and there are no additional expenses that you would be responsible for.

Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions or specific requests!

“Extremely professional, got back to me in a timely manner. Would definitely hire again for future events.” – Natalie S

Dennis playing solo jazz guitar at hotel lounge

“Dennis is very talented and terrific to work with. I was impressed from the beginning with how accommodating he was given the unique venue. Very flexible. Will definitely recommend to others!” -John L.

The Way Band trio at wedding on a boat from Midlakes Navigation in Skaneateles