Weddings

“I knew who the band would be before I knew who the groom would be would be!”

Daniella (married to Aaron May 28, 2017)

Photo by Hannah Patterson of Citrine Pictures

We’ve been escorting couples into matrimonial bliss since our first gig in November of 1995.  We can’t prove it but we feel that, after we play for you, you will have a happier marriage.

We can handle your rehearsal dinner, your ceremony, your reception, learn your favorite song and even give you a bangin’ second line! Jewish weddings are our specialty with a large repertoire of klezmer music for your ceremony, hora and reception.

Pricing:

Friday and Saturday Nights:
Panorama Jazz Band (7 players for up to 4 hrs) – $5000
Panorama Brass Band (up to 15 players, up to 4 hrs) – $6800

All other time frames, various combos available starting at $1500

For booking, contact Ben Schenck ([email protected]

Testimonials

“Wow, where do we even begin to express our incredible experience with Panorama? It felt like they were just as excited about our wedding as we were, and that made all the planning so much more enjoyable.  They also have an amazing ability to blend cultures. We were celebrating a Jewish and Cajun wedding, and knew that music would be a big part of the blended experience. Panorama turned our special day into a magical celebration that we and our guests will remember forever. We wish we could get married again, just to party with Panorama!”

Annie and Dayton (married November 20, 2023)

“The music was incredible! Honestly the whole thing felt like a dream. When we reflect on it it’s hard to keep back the tears… best day ever. Everyone loved the music. I think people had to hear it to believe it, you know? The hora was a transcendental state! Seriously, off the charts.”

George and Liat (married July 30, 2023)

“Having Panorama as part of our wedding really took the whole experience up a level from just plain special to transcendent. They brought klezmer magic to our tisch (celebratory reception before the ceremony) and played throughout the ceremony. They were delightfully flexible about learning the Lord of the Rings theme song to play when we presented our rings to each other! All in all, we can’t imagine our wedding without them.”

Rachel and Lauren (married April 2, 2023)

“Panorama Jazz Band performed during our welcome party at the Columns Hotel on a Friday night. They were the life of the party, entertaining guests in their 20s and in their 70s. The positive experience with Panorama began even before the party started though – of all the vendors we had for the wedding, they were one of the most responsive, easiest to communicate with, and most friendly. We would certainly book Panorama again for another event in New Orleans. Their music quality, high energy, and professionalism all made them a smash hit!”

Emily and William (married January 6, 2023)

“Nothing but great things to say about Panorama! We wanted our guests to walk into a New Orleans jazz party and they brought it! They played beautiful processional music for our ceremony and got everyone on their feet dancing for the entire cocktail hour. Ben was a pleasure to work with. Thanks for making our wedding a true celebration!”

Rose Mary and Patrick (married July 29, 2022)

“We’ve known Panorama Brass Band for over a decade now, from past carnival celebrations in New Orleans. They never fail to bring it, so we hired them for our wedding. And bring it they did!  Our guests danced their booties off—even those who rarely ever dance at parties and those unfamiliar with brass bands. EVERYONE danced. It was truly joyous, and friends and family still bring it up. “Best wedding I’ve ever been to,” I hear over and over again. And the band has a huge part of that. They just killed it. We love Panorama! Thanks Ben and team!”

Willa and Bruno (married April 16, 2022)

“We loved closing out the weekend with a lovely Sunday brunch and your fantastic music.  We loved working with you and can’t thank you enough for making our wedding weekend so special.”

Rachel and Ryan (married March 20, 2022)

“Our family and friends were thrilled to see and hear Panorama Jazz Band at our son’s wedding. Everyone commented that their presence was the crowning touch to a lovely affair. So much fun! Great vibes. Pure Joy. Ben and the boys are officially family now.”

Scott (father of the groom, December 18, 2021)

“Panorama was amazing, set the tone perfectly for the ceremony and got the party started! They accommodated our request for a special song to walk down the aisle to, and were generally wonderful to work with. Hire them!”

Leah and Jen (married November 6, 2021)

“Ben and the crew from Panorama are extraordinary. Excellent communication, super fair prices, and the musicians are very talented. They were so much fun to work with and made our special day just perfect. 10/10!”

KB and Jon (married November 5, 2021)

“Coming from the Pacific NW, we wanted our wedding to have that special NOLA essence.  Panorama set the tone for our entire wedding, pre-ceremony, ceremony and reception.  They are eager to share their love for music and for playing together and it shows.  Any time we reminisce about our blessed day, their presence and sound always resonate.”

Amanda and Justin (married March 6, 2021)

“I’m not exaggerating when I say that you made our day the best! The music and the atmosphere it created made the day perfect.”

Stephanie and Vince (married November 10, 2018)

“Words cannot express how wonderful our wedding was.  You and the band made it that way!

We had such a good time…  Throughout the night and the rest of the weekend all of our friends, (including so many professional musicians), commented on how wonderful you guys were.”

Christine and Roger (married March 3, 2018)

“Just wanted to write and tell you how much your music elevated the wedding.  So many people came up to me to say how much they loved your playing.  And that hora was epic!”

Gail (mother of the bride, November 6th, 2016)

“What can I say? You were wonderful, fabulous, fun, creative and delightful and made our wedding. Simply the best.”

Rebecca and Brenda (married June 18th, 2016)

“Throughout the whole planning phase and on the day of the wedding, Ben and the band were so incredibly kind and awesome to work with… ready to rock with all the NOLA parade classics.”

Gabrielle and Michael (married March 5th, 2016)

“Philip and I wanted to extend a big thank you to you and the Panorama band. We are so grateful for the beautiful ceremony and fun filled evening – what a blast!! Our guests are still raving about the dancing and the music, as are we. Thank you for being part of our day and bringing so much joy to everyone.”

Sasha and Philip (married May 30th, 2015)

“I just wanted to say thank you for playing our wedding.  Y’all were amazing and everyone really enjoyed the music.  I have never been to a wedding where all the guests were on the dance floor letting loose.  Caitlin and I have Panorama Jazz Band to thank for that. You all made it truly a memorable evening.”

Caitlin and Jeff (married January 3rd, 2015)

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