Hello, I wanted to ask for opinions on reception music. I am currently getting my masters degree in music performance, so music is very important to me. I would love to have a live, full big band, but simply cannot afford one. What do you think would go over better at a wedding reception at a 300 person, WI wedding.
1) A jazz combo made up of male/female vocals, piano, drum set, bass, trumpet, and saxophone, playing mostly swing tunes (possibly include a short 15 minute swing dance lesson to get people going with a few moves)
I love music from the swing era, so I am drawn to the live music group, but am nervous not many guests will dance to a smaller combo. What would you suggest? What is more dancable/enjoyable (there will be a lot of friends in their 20s who should dance).
Thanks for the help!
-Bride born in the wrong era :P