Gypsy Jazz at Marion Davies Guesthouse
Gypsy Jazz at Marion Davies Guesthouse … When Extraordinary Events asked us for some advice on what music would sound perfect for a small private event in the Marion Davies Guesthouse, I said “Gypsy Jazz“! Django Reinhardt came to mind instantly. So I called my trusted Gypsy guitarists Greg and Travis and we effortlessly created our trio. We performed tunes from that era with all our heart because that setting put us right in character. La Vie En Rose, All of Me, Summertime, Blue Skies …
Not only is the music important in this case, but the costume is equally important. So I contacted my buddy, Shawn Lochridge, who works at the Bob Mackie costume shop and he designed and hand made a perfect headband with appliqué and feather. I was in heaven in that shop, surrounded by boxes labeled “Carol Burnet” and “Cher“!
Champagne Creative supplied a “live strolling table”. The other flapper in the photo below is actually in the middle of a table on wheels filled with hors d’oeuvres.