Wedding Band Music - From Ceremony to Reception

Can’t decide between live band and DJ?

Why not choose both? We can help! JMO can easily integrate the energy of a live band with the smoothness of a DJ, giving you your favorite songs and non-stop music for the most important party of your life.


JMO will work with you to custom design your wedding music from the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the main event. For wedding ceremony music Helen Maxwell's harp can provide that touch of elegance. Additional choices include harp and violin, a trumpet playing Vivaldi, even a recessional of  “When the Saints Go Marching In.” JMO's top-notch wedding band will certainly welcome your suggestions, offer some of their own, and take pride in helping you create a tasteful and appropriate ritual.

What to Expect on Your Big Day

JMO knows that when it comes to appropriate wedding band music, it's all about the couple's choices and preferences.

Many clients opt for a low-key cocktail hour, with piano and bass in the background so that guests can keep up conversations. When an acoustic piano is not available, Jimmy can play an electronic keyboard. You can also substitute a horn player (some couples ask for a saxophonist) for the bassist if you so desire.


For the dinner, JMO offers a full compliment of musicians and unique arrangements (“At Last,” “It Had To Be You,” “New York, New York,” etc.) as well as the most danceable charts from the 70s through today ("Funky Music," "Livin on a Prayer," "Forget You"). Check out our comprehensive song list for more suggestions and see the band in action on our video page.

The band will carefully coordinate with your maitre d’ and set the tempos and styles of each tune to get everyone on the dance floor at the proper moments. The announcements can be as prominent or unobtrusive as you’d like. “We specialize in customizing the music to match the the mood from moment to moment," says Jimmy. "We pride ourselves on creating softer moments for guests to talk during dinner, and then smoothly transitioning into timeless classics and today's hits when guests of all ages are ready to hit the dance floor."

Hollywood's Wedding Band!

A few of JMO's movie credits include members of the band in the wedding scenes of When Harry Met Sally and Working Girl. Check out more of JMO's Hollywood experience here!


JMO is known as the wedding reception band who has sent happy couples on their way in New Orleans, Mobile, Birmingham, Houston, Biloxi, the Florida panhandle, and across the South. Give us a call today to check availability and customize the wedding band music of your dreams.

A Personal Note...

We hope to hear from you. But even if we don’t, we sincerely hope that you have the affair of your dreams as well as a long and happy life together.

With Best Wishes,

Jimmy Maxwell  

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