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Bar & Bat Mitzvah Jazz Combos & More

What does it take to get a slew of newly-minted teens, your stuffy colleagues and the influx of out of town aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents on the dance floor? If you guessed magic with a generous side of sheer luck, you’re in for a big surprise. As the host of your child’s bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, one of the biggest challenges is ensuring everyone has a great time—and busts our those dance moves. It might be your pre-teen’s rite of passage, but the success of the biggest party of their life rests on your shoulders.

Looking for something in between a string quartet and DJ who has all the latest Top 40? A jazz combo group is the perfect fit—and complements the strings and DJ, too, so you really can have it all. Whether you prefer the sure thing of a classical pianist or a brass-heavy top rated band to get everyone moving in the right direction, there are more options to choose from than that drool-worth dessert table your caterer is dishing up.

Strike the Right Chord

A pop string quartet might be perfect for appetizer hour. And that DJ/MC combination? They really get 13-year-olds—and they notice when Grandpa Abe needs some attention for his toast, too. These mitzvah masters can direct the big day, score the soundtrack for the ceremonies and ensure that the spotlight is always on the right person. But when it comes to seriously breaking in those dancing shoes, nothing compares to a real band.

Rhythm6 is brimming with energy from young talent, but with a big nod to tradition offers a playlist that speaks to generations. SoundConnection is just as grand as the festivities, featuring a 10-piece ensemble designed to get guests of all ages flocking to the dance floor. If you want a powerhouse band, SoundNation delivers while still capturing a more intimate vibe. Just like your teen, every jazz band is unique and brings something different to the tisch. Whether you go classic jazz or mix things up, this is going to be one mitzvah that has everyone talking—and breaking out moves that they haven’t sampled in years.