About this Vendor
The Perfect Mix of Music!
The Cadillac Jazz Band performs cool, classic Jazz & hip, swinging Standards - the perfect musical backdrop during your cocktail & dinner reception, or upscale social event. You and your guests will absolutely love our sophisticated, elegant sound! Don't hesitate to call on us for more information and to check our availability - at no obligation to you!
$$$ – Moderate
Keyboard, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone
After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Reception, Wedding
Live Music, MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music
Could not have been happier!Reviewed on 4/21/2013 Tracy S
We could not have been more pleased with the music from Cadillac Jazz. We give them our highest recommendations and would use them again for any special event.
I cannot give Cadillac Jazz and specifically, Jason Hollar, enough stars!!! Our wedding would not have been so successful and so much fun without him. We knew we wanted a mix of live music and DJ services, and Cadillac Jazz was able to provide that for us. Jason met with us prior to our wedding to discuss our timeline, favorite types of music, and the vibe that we wanted to be portrayed at our wedding. Jason even went above and beyond to create a song mash-up for my father/daughter surprise dance. He went out of his way to help us with our wedding timeline and kept the evening flowing so smoothly. At the end of the evening, the venue coordinator asked who the DJ was because she had never seen so many people on the dance floor at a wedding. Now that’s a compliment! I cannot speak enough to Jason’s professionalism, kindness, and genuine passion for music. Thank you for making our wedding so special!!
Jason and his band did a fantastic job playing our recent wedding! Our guests were very complimentary of the band. They really added the right touch of class to our special day. Something that stood out to me about Jason and the band is how easy they were to work with. Jason was such a professional to deal with. He was always timely and easily accessible during the planning stages. We had a lot of questions and he always weighed in appropriately with his wealth of experience. He really put us at ease with how confidently he handled everything leading up to the wedding. Not only did they make sure the music was exactly how we wanted it, Jason helped us with many other details around our timeline of the day, announcements, etc. All in all when the big day came around Jason and the guys executed flawlessly. They played beautiful background music during the cocktail hour and dinner. After dinner we agreed to add a sax player, which our guests all seemed to love!. All in all I highly recommend going with Jason and Cadillac Jazz band. You won't have to sweat at all leading up to the Wedding because they will make sure that planning is a breeze, and when the big day comes they will deliver!
Cadillac Jazz - THANK YOU! I cannot say enough about Jason and his band — we did a fun mix of live jazz (great band and Vince has a great voice) and DJ at our Wedding. Jason is super responsive, friendly, and professional through the whole process. He was open to collaborating and customizing as we had a lot of requests in order to make our Big Day perfect. We had such a great experience working with these guys and we would certainly recommend them for any special occasion or gig!
The band did a great job at our wedding! They were very easy to work with, professional, and entertained our guests! I would definitely recommend them.
Perfect!Reviewed on 1/24/2015 Nicole B
Cadillac Jazz performed at my November 29, 2014 reception and was everything we hoped for! We held our reception at the LeMont in Pittsburgh so my husband and I wanted something classy but lively and Cadillac Jazz fit the bill perfectly! I worked with Jason (band leader) on a very specific playlist that ranged from Ella Fitzgerald and Etta Cox to The Beatles and the The Beach Boys and he was wonderful in meeting so many of our requests! He knew exactly which pieces of his band should be playing through cocktails versus dinner versus post-dinner drinks and dancing and kept the ambiance perfect through our entire wedding reception. If you're looking for a classic jazz band with a great repertoire these are your guys!
cadillac jazz bandReviewed on 7/29/2013 sara j
I wish we lived near Pittsburgh so that we could actually hear this band play regularly. We couldn't stop talking about how gorgeous the arrangements were, and how talented all the players were. I would recommend them to anyone. Jason was also very professional and organized--very easy to plan with and place trust in.
Charles/Wheatall WeddingReviewed on 11/12/2012 Brittany C
Jason and the Cadillac Jazz Band was absolutely fantastic! Jason worked with me months in advanced to our big day and was so organized. He made me look good! Not only were we impressed with him in our meetings but he and the band did an amazing job at our wedding reception. The jazz music was the perfect touch during our cocktail hour that all of our guests enjoyed for that is all they are talking about! Jason was also able to help us with a customized father/daughter dance that was a huge hit! Thank you Jason and the rest of the band for such an amazing reception full of wonderful music.
Excellent - Look No Further!Reviewed on 10/27/2012 Andrea S
First of all, if you just want the two-sentence version, here it is: Jason was extremely great to work with both in personal interactions and as a professional performer; he was an awesome, classy DJ, and he and his band blew us away at our wedding. If you are here, look no further; Jason and Cadillac Jazz are the absolute best, and we would have paid two or three times as much for the satisfaction we derived from our experience with them. For our wedding, my wife and I were looking for something that not many people offer - a Jazz band AND a DJ. Our concerns were 1) that we would get a person who excelled in Jazz, but not as a DJ, or vice versa, and 2) that paying for the two services separately would be very expensive. But after talking to Jason and experiencing Cadillac Jazz, all of our concerns melted away! To be specific... 1) Cadillac Jazz was awesome. The jazz during dinner was perfect, and really gave our wedding a very classy and sophisticated feel. We loved it. Also, as a DJ, Jason was so great. The music he played was excellent. I would say "classy" here as well. It was a perfect mix of songs that brought everyone from our college friends to our grandparents, and everyone in between, out on to the dance floor! Almost as critical was the fact that he knew what songs NOT to play (I hope you know which ones I'm talking about haha). Basically, not a single complaint. 2) In a sentence, Jason and his band were worth way more than we paid for them. It was honestly the most enjoyable aspect of all of the wedding planning because Jason worked so hard on our behalf. Not only did he provide more than we expected as a musician, but he also provided help and recommendations for other services we needed in the planning process. He went above and beyond the call of duty in order to provide us with the best service possible; looking back, we wouldn't even consider hiring anyone else. If you want an amazing wedding, you would be crazy not to choose Cadillac Jazz! They are awesome.
A musician's choice!Reviewed on 10/23/2012 Claire R
As a musician, I was more than picky when it came to the music at my wedding reception. Jason Hollar and Cadillac Jazz went above and beyond my expectations for the reception. He helped create smooth transitions, made sure to play my requested songs, and the jazz was spectacular. Because I actually majored in jazz piano performance, I wanted to play a song and dedicate it to my new husband. Jason was not only willing, but excited to let me sit in with the band! I couldn't be more honored to play with such outstanding musicians. Overall, we had a wonderful time, and it was such a relief knowing that I didn't have to worry at all during the evening about anything DJ/music related. Cadillac Jazz played a huge role in making my wedding day the very best day of my life. I couldn't thank them enough!
We Could Have Danced All NightReviewed on 10/21/2012 Philip N
Jason and Cadillac Jazz were incredible for our wedding. Jason went out of his way, literally across the state of PA, to play at our wedding and to DJ/MC the entire evening. There was never a moment where Jason was trying to run the show, he sincerely listened to our ideas and our wishes, and put forth every bit of effort to make our reception perfect. We had a 5 hour reception beginning with a cocktail hour paired with wonderful jazz from Cadillac Jazz. It was perfect. Our guests could not have been more pleased, it set the mood for the early part of the evening. The music allowed our guests to chat and enjoy each others company, but also continued to build the excitement and anticipation for the party that was yet to come. Following the cocktail hour, the band broke down their gear (without disturbing a single guest), and Jason took on the role of DJ/MC for the remainder of the night. We had told Jason early on that we hoped that he would be able to read the crowd, and respond to their mood with the proper music choice. We had given him plenty of "requests", but left it in his hands to decide what to play and when to play it. Following dinner, Jason didn't hesitate to get the party going with Shout, and from that point on, the dance floor was never empty. Jason was a professional from start to finish. Before we booked Cadillac Jazz, Jason took the time to speak with us over the phone and make sure that his services matched our desires for our reception. He managed to have a conference call with us about two weeks prior to the wedding, where we discussed every last detail of the reception. Jason did not leave any stone unturned during that conversation. He truly listened to everything that we said, and made us feel like he was there to serve us, not the other way around (like so many other vendors make you feel). Jason's music selection was HUGE and if there was a song that he didn't have, he would get it. He even went out of his way to edit (a few different times) our first dance song, trimming it down in a few areas for us. Jason edited our entrance songs as well, making sure that the wedding party had the perfect beat to make our grand entrance. Since Jason is a musician, the sound quality of his equipment is top notch, and it filled the room perfectly. Also, his additional lighting was just right, he had an eye for what lighting worked with the room without making it tacky. We would recommend Cadillac Jazz and DJ/MC Service to anyone. No matter what type of reception you are hoping to have, they will listen to your wishes and make sure that the evening goes as you have envisioned it.
Excellent jazz trio!Reviewed on 10/19/2012 Scott D
We hired Cadillac Jazz for a couple hours of cocktail music and we were very impressed. Very professional, excellent musicianship, extremely friendly, and a deep repertoire. We highly recommend these folks for your special event.
Fantastic experience - Thank you Jason!!Reviewed on 10/18/2012 Danielle H
From start to finish, Jason and Cadillac Jazz was one our most attentive, most thorough, and easiest to deal with vendors. It was clear from the beginning that Jason wanted our wedding to be a success not only because he wanted to make his clients happy, but because he take's pride in his company and his work... and that pride showed in his performance. We asked for a mix of services from Cadillac Jazz, a live music jazz trio during our cocktail hour, and for a DJ driven dance party later in the evening... oh and we asked Jason to travel three hours to York PA (from Pittsburgh) to perform. Not a single issue, not a single 'we'll need to charge extra for that', Jason couldn't have been more accommodating and we couldn’t have been happier with the results. As a true master of ceremonies, Jason’s focus was on his guests and the bride and groom, not on himself. He played what we wanted and what the situation tastefully called for, He kept the evening moving smoothly, but flexed enough to roll with the punches… Cadillac Jazz helped make our event one to remember and we still get compliments from friends and family. Thank you Jason! C & D
Wonderful and Professional!Reviewed on 10/18/2012 Rusty M
We had Jason Hollar as our DJ/MC for our wedding on October 14th, 2012. Everything was perfect. He helped us with wedding music choices and during the wedding if anyone had any requests, he was more than willing to play the song. Jason also kept us up to date of the time and made sure we were on track with announcements and everything. I would definitely recommend Cadillac Jazz to anyone having a wedding or any event. Wonderful all around!
Perfect!Reviewed on 10/18/2012 Vanessa C
My husband and I are both musicians, so it was VERY important to us to have a great band. Cadillac Jazz was amazing and we wouldn't have changed a thing. We had some soft piano during dinner, which created a nice vibe so everyone could talk, and then we had a 5 piece jazz band for dancing. The musicians were fabulous and everyone loved them. Jason is extremely kind, flexible and easy to work with. We realized we didn't have anyone to announce when toasts would be or when the wedding party arrived at the reception, and he stepped in very smoothly and did it for us. All-around great, couldn't recommend them more highly!
LOVE them!Reviewed on 8/28/2012 Nikki K
Great band and great DJ services. DJ is prompt to respond to any questions and is very helpful!
Great Jazz Band!Reviewed on 10/18/2011 Becky B
I really loved how Cadillac Jazz was able to find musicians in our area to fill out the Jazz Quartet. He picked perfect musicians and we had gotten so many compliments. The musicians played for the cocktail hour and dinner, while Cadillac Jazz Dj'd for the remainder of the reception. It was perfect and everyone had an amazing time.
highly recommendReviewed on 10/18/2010 Jenn B
We had the pianist play for our ceremony and then the jazz trio played for our cocktail hour. They did a great job and were very professional to work with!
Cadillac Jazz is amazing live musicReviewed on 9/18/2010 Kyla J
My Husband and I had our reception at the Music Foyer of the Carnegie Museum for cocktail hour and dinner. This space is very hard to play and Cadillac Jazz sounded amazing! I asked them to play something grand for our entrance into the reception and of course they blew us out of the water. Jason Hollar and his group were so kind and professional in the planning as well. Everyone is still raving about how much they loved the music that night. We wouldn't change anything.
Excellent Choice!Reviewed on 9/10/2010 Melanie A
We were so thrilled with Cadillac Jazz at our wedding in August. They touched base with us at all times before the wedding and took care of all arrangements. They were extremely accommodating and their music was awesome! We used them during our cocktail hour and dinner hour and it was absolutely beautiful. I still have people coming up to me telling me how great they were. We are beyond happy with the job they did and would highly recommend them to anyone!
Top NotchReviewed on 9/10/2010 Rebecca K
Cadillac Jazz is fantastic. They played for our wedding reception (aug 2010) and provided some great background jazz. They can change their style, tempo, and volume to fit the mood of your reception. We also had their pianist play for our ceremony and cocktail hour and he was wonderful for both of those as well. The group is very professional and I would recommend them for anyone's special day. Thank you guys for doing such a great job. David
Cadillac JazzReviewed on 6/17/2010 Renee H
Excellent performance that received many compliments from guests. Highly recommend !!! Dependable, reliable, and professional. Performance enjoyed by all ages !!
Review for Cadillac JazzReviewed on 5/10/2010 Wendy W
The instrumentalists were very good, but the male singer could have been better. We also had a female singer who was very good. They didn't emcee too much, but I think that was our fault for not communicating what we wanted better.;We were a little leary about the contract. They require you to pay in advance, and if they can't make it to the wedding due to bad weather conditions or whatever, you do not get your money back. Luckily everything turned out fine for us. We were happy with them overall.
Meet The Owner
As a professional bassist for over 25 years, I've been blessed to perform with so many incredible & talented musicians all across this great country. My band Cadillac Jazz has performed for hundreds of amazing wedding receptions, private parties, and special events - as well as night clubs, concerts, and music festivals. We work with only the finest musicians - and it shows! Trust our group to deliver an exceptional, memorable performance on your big day!