The Prickly Pair Jazz Duo performs valley-wide at various restaurants, galleries, festivals and private engagements, and is perfect for events that need elegant music at a reasonable volume. This professional ensemble is well suited for events ranging from causal to sophisticated. Playing with the artistry and soul of traditional jazz , the mood is always relaxed and enjoyable. The style and professionalism of the Prickly Pair Jazz Duo create a musical ambiance that will add class to any party or corporate event.
Prickly Pair is led by Guitarist Dan Sieckman. The duo includes an additional Guitar or Bass Player.
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Prickly Pair Jazz Duo played at my wedding reception. First off: they performed wonderfully! They created an an atmosphere that was pleasant, classy, and relaxed. Secondly, all my guests loved the music! Nobody had to shout over each other and the overall mood was pleasant. These guys are on time, respectful, clean cut, and very talented. I would recommend them to everyone!
Dennis and Dave of The Prickley Pear Jazz Duo were perfect for our Celebration of life event even in a venue with less than stellar acoustics. Very accomplished musicians and very personable.
Our guests came about 10 minutes early so they asked if they could go ahead and start! The volume was just right to hear but still allow conversation. I went outside briefly and missed the one song I had specifically requested, so they played it again for me!
Couldn't have been better!
They arrived and were set up before our dinner began at the Musical Instrument Museum in the courtyard. They are experienced and talented and just very cool dudes.
This Duo was perfect for our event. Professional, accommodating and of course GREAT MUSIC!!!
Start to finish, this was a fantastic experience. These guys are great players.
What to Expect
Typical performaces consist of approximately 50 minute sets followed by a 10 minute break.
Following is a brief list of the types of tunes that we play:
MEDIUM TEMPO STANDARDS
A Foggy Day
The Days of Wine and Roses
Green Dolphin Street
Have You Met Miss Jones
I Thought About You
I Remember You
Line Someone In Love
Softly , As In a Morning Sunrise
Stella By Starlight
Stompin At the Savoy
All The Things You Are
East of The Sun
I Love You
It Could Happen To You
It’s All Right With Me
My Shining Hour
Night And Day
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
Body And Soul
Darn That Dream
My One And Only Love
We’ll Be Together Again
The Girl From Ipanema
I’ll Remember April
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
Once I Loved
Recado Bossa Nova
The Shadow Of Your Smile
Watch What Happens
When Sunny Gets Blue
The Boy Next Door
Someday My Prince Will Come
And Many more.....
Upcoming Booked Events
|November 10, 2018 • 5:00pm - 10:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|April 27, 2019 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
Past Booked Events
|June 16, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|March 18, 2018 • 6:30pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 09, 2016 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||City of Surprise - Recreation Dept.|
|September 13, 2016 • 4:30pm - 7:00pm||Tatum Ranch Golf Club - Dinner Music|
|August 09, 2016 • 4:30pm - 7:00pm||Tatum Ranch Golf Club - Dinner Music|
|July 26, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|July 12, 2016 • 4:30pm - 7:00pm||Tatum Ranch Golf Club - Dinner Music|
|July 10, 2016 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Reception at the Clayton|
|June 20, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||Mott MacDonald Corporate Event - Herberger Phoenix|
|April 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Cermony - AZ Country Club|
|April 28, 2016 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Scripts Howard Awards Event|
|April 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Hilton Squaw Peak - AZ Hemophilia Society|
|April 16, 2016 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||80th Birthday Event|
|April 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Celebration - Peoria|
|February 27, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Scottsdale - Tatus Ranch|
|February 20, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Wine Tasting - Paradise Valley AZ|
|February 19, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Jazz In the Hills - Fountain Hills AZ|
|January 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Party - Flemings Steakhouse - Scottsdale|
|January 14, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||AltaMira Art Gallery Scottsdale AZ|
|January 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Chandler Cocktail Party!|
|January 09, 2016||Cocktail Party|
|December 31, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||VI at Grayhawk - Senior Living Center|
|November 21, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Aniversary Party - Fountain Hills|
|November 07, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Phoenix - AZ Hemophilia Association Conference|
|November 07, 2015||Nonprofit Event|
|October 24, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||La Bocca Wine Bar and Urban Lounge|
|October 22, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Scottsdale - VI at Grayhawk Aniversary Party|
|September 24, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Glendale Az - Morningstar Senior Living|
|May 03, 2013||Private Party|
|Dan Sieckman||Jazz Guitarist - Leader|
|John Chapman||Upright bass|
|Gerald Rulon-Maxwell||Guitarist - bass alternate|
Small space required!! - approx 6' x 8'
Thank you so much for making our wedding so fantastic with your fabulous music. It was the perfect added touch that we were looking for.
They play straight-ahead jazz, quiet but intense. You can have a conversation over it, but it's worth devoting your listening attention to it if you're so inclined. -Jay P
These guys were super! I couldn't have asked for more. They're brand of music was just the right touch for our corporate event. They were also very accommodating in handling a few special requests. They are great musicians, and I would definitely use them again without hesitation. -Teddi J, Phoenix, AZ
Perfect for our event! -Jim R, Phoenix, AZ
I can’t recommend a better local jazz musician. We hired Dan for our wedding and he really kicked the occasion up to another level of class with his solid playing. We’ll definitely call him again for some future event. - Dave McElfresh (former jazz writer for Goldmine, Cadence, Coda, Downbeat, Wire, Phoenix New Times, Tucson Weekly, Jazz Now)