About Booking Organists
From the classic, jazzy sound of the Hammon B-3 to the majestic, worshipful sounds evoked in a church service atmosphere, an organist can meet a wide range of musical event needs. Gig Salad has premier organ players available to perform for your formal event, fundraiser, wedding ceremony or corporate function.
The most well-known type of organ is the pipe organ and is used in many church services and classical music concerts. Another type is the electronic organ, which does not have pipes and generates its electronically-produced sound through built in amplifiers; these are performed in genres ranging from rock to jazz. There is also the Hammond B-3 organ was the first successful electric organ, released in the 1930s, and is popular in jazz, gospel and classic rock music. The organ's unique sound would be the perfect addition to a variety of events from corporate engagements to private parties and weddings.
There are a few things you should consider when hiring an organist. As you begin searching, listen to audio and watch video samples. You want to be sure you are satisfied with the sound and look of the performer before you book him/her. Also, be sure to discuss how the organ will get to the venue. Does the venue already have one? If not, can the performer provide it? Next, get references and read reviews. Talk to people in the area who have seen the organ player and/or have booked them in the past. Feedback is the best way to ensure you book what you want. Last, always get a contract. Read the contract carefully and work out any details in regards to deposit requirements, length of performance, scheduled breaks, attire, travel, and lodging. Watch for specifications made by the performer and be sure you can meet them.