Let us entertain you...
We represent a wide selection of musicians, featuring an eclectic array of musical styles. Click on the above links to see the entertainers available in a particular genre.

Ceremony Musicians

You name the ceremony, we'll name the musicians. Weddings, commitment ceremonies, even a swearing-in ceremony. For ceremonies the most popular choices are a string quartet or a combination of a strings/woodwinds quartet. We also have a range of other options. For a more intimate feel you may want to choose a trio, duo, or even a soloist. Sometimes less is more.

Ceremony and reception in the same location? Variety could add spice to your event. A musical group that can handle a classical music ceremony, and perform some jazz or alternative music for the cocktail / dinner portion of the event is both convenient and economical. Most of our ceremony musicians are adept at this double duty.

Large ceremonies: Classical and jazz quartets, trios, duos
Small to medium ceremonies: Soloists or classical and jazz duos

Reception Bands

Tuned for perfect reception...
Phoenix Entertainment offers a variety of bands that specialize in receptions. These bands can perform a wide range of music from different eras and styles ranging from Swing to Salsa and everything in between! Other bands specialize in specific musical genres, such as Country, Oldies, Classic Rock, Current Hits, Motown/Funk, etc.

When selecting your band remember, this is a social event, not a concert. There's nothing worse than having to scream over loud music to be heard - that's a quick party killer. That's what you don't want, but what about what you do want?

You want your reception to keep everyone dancing, happy and talking to each other. You want a band whose members know how to connect with an audience, a band that makes everyone in the room feel this is the most important event they'll play all year. In short, you want a band that knows what they're doing, knows how to do it, and knows how to engage an audience without overwhelming them. And that just happens to be a perfect description for any of our reception bands!

Dinner Musicians

Tasty sounds for dining...
Dinner is for eating and conversation, not shouting over the band. That's why our dinner musicians are especially adept at providing an engaging instrumental ambience without ever being intrusive.

From bluegrass to bossa nova and everything in between, we can match just the right music with your cuisine or dinner theme to create the perfect ambiance. Explore our large roster of acoustic acts for smaller, more intimate venues, such as backyard events or parties in your home.


More than just disc spinners...
What sets our DJs apart from the rest? Simple - we emphasize personalized attention. We put you in direct contact with the DJ prior to signing on the dotted line to ensure a comfortable working relationship. Developing a rapport with your D.J. either by phone, fax, or email is important in making sure that your event goes smoothly and is memorable...for the right reasons! At Phoenix Entertainment, our DJs are prompt, polite and presentable. We make it a point to format the day the way you want it. Most people prefer that the DJ also work as master of ceremonies; this is entirely up to you. We'll be as interactive as you want us to be. Once your music selections are made you can still contact your D.J. and modify the play list, right up to the day of the event. We measure our DJs success by your happiness.

Cajun Zydeco

Flambeau featuring Tom Rigney
Frogs Legs
Motordude Zydeco
Queen Ida & her Zydeco Band
Tee Fee
The Cajun Coyotes
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Classical & Jazz Quartets, Trios, Duos

Davis Ramey (duo, trio, quartet)
Gordon Rowland (guitar)
Jeffery McFarland Johnson (cello)
Kathryn Vast (cello)
Lee Waterman (guitar)
Leo Cavanagh (guitar)
Matt Venuti (duo)
Michele Abby Berger (duo, trio)
Solid Air (duo)
Teresa Orozco Peterson (flute)
Terese Wagner (flute)
The Grant Johnson trio
The Marin Strings (duo, trio, quartet)
The Oberon Folk Ensemble (quartet)
Le Jazz Hot - The Quartet of the Hot Club of S.F. (french jazz 20's)
Tom Edwards (guitar)
Vast Musical Groups (duo, trio, quartet, quintet)
Wreede Musical Groups (duo, trio, quartet)
The King's Court (various instruments)
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Country & Western

Hijinks (bluegrass)
Panther Slim (guitar, vocals)
Stardust Cowboys
The California Cowboys
The Dallis Craft Band
The Jerry Shelfer Band
The Michael Thomason Band
The Rhythm Cats (bluegrass, dixieland)
Todd Holcombe ∓ Hearts on Fire
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Disc Jockeys

C & V Productions
Grand Slam Mobile DJ
Grasshopper Productions DJ ∓ Karaoke
Kelly Beardall DJ
Spectrum Mobile DJ & Karaoke
Star Mobile Sound
That's Entertainment
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Latin & Salsa

Azure (brazilian)
Dr.Loco's Rockin' Jalapenos (latin, cumbia, R&B)
Jazz Caliente
Julius Melendez & Nueva Vida
K'Antu (music of the andes)
Mariachi Madridgal
Pete Escovedo (latin jazz, salsa)
Quitus (music of the andes)
Sol Y Luna (noveau flamenco)
Tocar (noveau flamenco)
Trio Latino (latin, jazz, salsa)
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Motown & Funk Reviews

Big City
Blue Haze
Chain of Fools
City Lights
Dave Martin's House Party
Dick Brights SRO
Larry Lynch & The Mob
Paradise Drive
The Blue Moon Band
The Cool Jerks
The Essentials
The Fundamentals
The Game Plan
The Karen Drucker Band
The Scott Brothers Band
The Tongue N' Chic Orchestra
The Violet Fox Band
Uptown Spin
Hip Service
Akimbo (world beat, dance)
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Rock & Blues

Danny Sorentino
Derek & The Aces
Elvin Bishop
Joe Louis Walker & the Boss Talkers
Key Lime Pie
Larry Lynch & The Mob
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Marcia Ball
Michael & Blue Suede
Mitch Wood's & His Rocket 88's
Norton Buffalo & the Knockouts
Papa Doo Run Run
Ron Thompson & the Resisters
Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings
Terry Hanck & the Soulrockers
The Annie Sampson Band
The Boneshakers
The Charlie Musselwhite Band
The Dallis Craft Band
The Firebirds
The James Harman Band
The Panther Slim Trio
The Pulsators
The Tommy Castro Band
The Willy Jordan Band
Wendy De Witt and Blue Saloon
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Al Guzman (vibes, percussion)
Ben Heveroh (piano)
Bertina Mitchell (harp)
Carey Dubbert (dulcimer)
Charlotte Wolter (harp)
Daniel Maya (guitar)
David Auerbach (world beat percussion, holiday)
Davis Ramey (duo, trio, quartet)
Dennie Mehocich (violin)
Frederick Nighthawk (piano)
Gordon Rowland (guitar)
Grant Johnson (piano)
Jeffery McFarland Johnson (cello)
Kathryn Vast (cello)
Lee Waterman (guitar)
Mary Brennan (vocals)
Panther Slim (guitar, vocals)
Sylvie Braitman (vocals)
Teresa Orozco Peterson (flute)
Terese Wagner (flute)
Tim Hockenberry (piano)
Tom Edwards (guitar)
Paul Binkley (guitar and mandolin)
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Swing / Jazz Big Bands

Blue Moon Big Band
Indigo Swing
Jazz Emphasis
Michael Bolivar
Midnight Taxi
Silver Moon Big Band
Steve Deutsch Ensemble
Swing Fever
The Grant Johnson trio
The Joyce Cooling Group
The Magnolia Jazz Band
The New Morty Show
The Savoy Swingers
Tim Hockenberry Band
Wally's Swing World
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Variety Acts

Alfy the Clown
Black Tie Unlimited
Bob Hartman (puppeteer)
Carnival Spirit (samba troupe)
Dick Queirolo (magic, comedy)
Grinn & Barrett (jugglers)
Jest in Time Clown Theater
Murder on the Menu (murder mystery)
Q4 Holiday Vocal Quartet (holiday)
Sterling Performances (the Phantom)
The French Connection (male dancers)
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Various Ethnic

Akimbo (world beat, dance)
Betty Roi (french vocalist)
David Auerbach (world beat percussion, holiday)
Dix Bruce Holiday Duo
Ensemble Bizou (french, tango)
Higher Ground (holiday)
Jeff Narell & the Spirit of Pan (steel drum, calypso)
Michele Munro (brazilian)
Nossa Bossa (brazilian, world beat)
Phoenyx (celtic-folk)
Spirit of Polynesia (complete dance troupe and musicians)
Strictly Roots (reggae)
The Baguette Quartet (french)
The Harmonics (caribbean, reggae)
The Hot Fritattas (italian)
Wild Mango (world beat, dance)
Le Jazz Hot - The Quartet of the Hot Club of S.F. (french jazz 20's)
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