Category Archives: Vendors

Ceremony Music by Kazz Music Orchestra Pianist, Andrea Shaut

Our band’s pianist, Andrea Shaut, recently launched a new website in support of all of the independent wedding ceremonies that she performs at.  So, if you’re looking for the best Hudson Valley wedding ceremony music, check out  Andrea Shaut has performed wedding ceremony music at hundreds of weddings in the Hudson Valley, and the site showcases a lot of her work, and her repertoire.  When the couples we’re performing for ask us what their options are for ceremony music, Andrea is our number one recommendation.  Check out her new website and contact her to see what your options are!

Apt3 Media Wedding Highlight Reel

Here’s a really awesome highlight video from Apt3 Media ( from a wedding that we played at back in May 2012. The Kazz Music Orchestra makes a few appearances throughout the video. One of the things I really love about Brad and Apt3 Media’s work is that it does such a great job of telling the story of the wedding. I’m not quite sure how to describe it, but their approach is just a little bit different than other wedding videographers I’ve seen, and I really like it! If you’re looking for a videographer for your wedding, definitely check them out, as they’re easily one of my favorites!

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Julie + Matt | Wedding Day Highlights from Apt3 Media on Vimeo.

Live Painting At A Wedding


Live wedding painting by artist Anthony Galati

Live wedding painting by artist Anthony Galati

The Kazz Music Orchestra was featured in a painting done by artist Anthony Galati during a wedding that we played at in November 2012 at The Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ.  I know this is something that has started to become more popular at weddings, but we’ve never been at a wedding where this has taken place, and seeing the final product, I’m more than impressed by Anthony’s work!  

This painting was a gift to the bride and groom (Ray and Jennifer) by one of the guests, and we had been watching Anthony work on it throughout the night, but I had no clue how cool the final paintingwas going to turn out!  If you’re considering something very unique as a way to remember your wedding, I’d definitely get in touch with Anthony.  He was a really great guy to talk to, and as you can see, he does really amazing work!

New World Catering – Hudson Valley Weddings

If you’re looking for catering for your wedding in the Hudson Valley, I just wanted to take a brief second to acknowledge my personal favorite:  New World Home Cooking.  Here’s what I like:

  • The Food:  New World Home Cooking has long been one of my favorite restaurants in the Hudson Valley.  When we have guests in from out of town, this is one of the top places we’ll take them.
  • The Team:  Most people only consider the food when choosing a caterer.  As the leader of one of the best Hudson Valley Wedding Bands, I also really value a caterer’s pre-wedding coordination, as well as their ability to communicate and partner with us on the day of a wedding. 

Having worked previously with Sidney Orlando and the New World Catering team on a wedding with a lot of intracacies and last minute adjustments, and having seen how flawlessly we were able to negotiate the challenges we faced makes me give Sidney and New World Catering my highest recommendation for a caterer in the Hudson Valley.  Both prior to the wedding, and at the actual wedding, Sidney and the New World Catering team had their act together and made for fantastic partners for us as a band. 


Wedding Photography – Alken Photo Studios

Kazz Music Orchestra at The WatersideWe recently had the opportunity to work with Alken Photo Studios for Chris and Tricia’s wedding at The Waterside in North Bergen, NJ and they were nice enough to share some of their photos of the band with us (including the one posted here!).  Check out the album from the wedding by clicking HERE.  I think it will only be available until mid-December.  You can also check out their website at  They were awesome partners throughout the planning process, and communicated really well the day of the wedding, so from our perspective, they’re the kind of vendor that we love to work with!  When I have some time, you’ll end up seeing more of their photos on our site, as there are quite a few good ones!