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Copyright 2009 Deborah Massa
The Synergy Jazz Project
 Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Synergy Jazz Project?
As a full-time professional musician, Deborah Massa has performed at public and private events in the Philadelphia area since 1978.  In 2001, she founded her own jazz project, Synergy.  She appears regularly as a lead vocalist in the tri-state area with an illustrious list of fellow jazz artists.

What type of music does Synergy perform?
Synergy plays jazz standards from the American Song Book, along with classic tunes from the world jazz repertoire.

Does Synergy perform at private parties as well as public venues?
Yes-we perform for guests at private functions.  We also perform at public concert events, restaurants and other area venues.

Where have you performed?
Deborah has appeared on the Broadway stage as an actress, singer and dancer.  She has performed at the Kimmel Center, the World Café Live, Havana, and at numerous private event venues in the area including Cairnwood Mansion
, the Four Seasons, the Downtown Club, the Ballroom at the Ben and the Hotel DuPont.

What is the instrumentation of Synergy?
We perform in various formats, depending upon your needs-duo, trio, or quartet.  The most common instrumentation, however, is the quartet; piano, upright bass, drums and vocal.

Will the volume of the band conflict with the atmosphere of my private party?
The advantage to hiring a band like Synergy for your private event is our mellow approach to the music.  First and foremost, we are a backdrop to your event; not a concert performance.  Every effort will be taken to perform at a tasteful volume, so your guests can relax and converse during your cocktail and dinner hour.

Do you play continuously?
Continuous live music is an option.

Is Synergy a dance/party band?
We provide background music for pre-ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner hour at private events; we also perform at public venues.  We are not a dance band.  We will, however, perform for the duration of your wedding or private party if tasteful background music is what you seek throughout the event. 

Do you perform special requests?
Yes-please notify us of your special request at least four weeks before the date of your event to ensure that we have the song in our repertoire on the evening of your party.

What attire does your band wear?
For private functions, the band wears formal attire unless asked to do otherwise.

What is the performance fee for Synergy?
The fee for Synergy is contingent upon the number of performance hours you choose, as well as the number of musicians you require.  Performances can be booked as duo, trio or quartet.  A reasonable sound system fee is added to our performance fee. 

What advice can you give to potential clients?
Live music adds an immeasurable dimension to your event.  The tasteful jazz of the Synergy Jazz Project will enhance your cocktail hour and dinner hour in a unique way, and will complement the formality and elegance of your party or venue.  We hope you will consider us for your event!