By fusing jazz orchestration with hip-hop beats and MCs, Abstract Orchestra creates some of the most engaging hip-hop songs. The 18-piece all-star big band pushes the limits of live hip-hop by producing distinctive music that is both heavy and beautiful. A number of the band's members have performed on tour with some of the biggest performers in the world, including Jamiroquai, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, John Legend & The Roots, Roots Manuva, Rag 'n' Bone Man, Adele, Estelle and Lily Allen. Along with their original compositions, Abstract Orchestra is renowned for their expert reworkings of hip-hop classics by giants like J Dilla and MADVILLAIN, expanding the range of ways that hip-hop may be appreciated.
Along with MF DOOM, Slum Village, Illa J, Guilty Simpson, Blu, Young RJ, Megaran, Daru Jones and Eric Roberson, Abstract Orchestra has backed Yasiin Bey, Talib Kweli and The Zulu Nation on tour and in recordings.
While emulating the timeless beats created by legends like J Dilla and Madlib, Abstract Orchestra investigates the original samples utilized in vintage hip-hop tracks and orchestrates them throughout the ensemble. The ensemble also investigates a variety of key influences on hip-hop music, including jazz, Motown, TV soundtracks and film scores. Quincy Jones, Lalo Schifrin and David Shire (The Taking of Pelham 123) as well as Paul Riser (Motown) have a big impact, while arranger Rob Mitchell creates his own style that fits in nicely between Quincy Jones and Madlib..
How to hire Abstract Orchestra for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Abstract Orchestra to perform.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Abstract Orchestra in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Abstract Orchestra or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Abstract Orchestra's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Abstract Orchestra for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Abstract Orchestra, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Abstract Orchestra. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate Abstract Orchestra booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Abstract Orchestra for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Abstract Orchestra booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Abstract Orchestra charge for an event. An example fee to book Abstract Orchestra is in the starting range of $15,000-$24,999. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Abstract Orchestra for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Abstract Orchestra agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Abstract Orchestra, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Abstract Orchestra booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Abstract Orchestra, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Jazz, Jazz-Big Band, R&B-Funk, Rap-Hip Hop, Rap-Hip Hop-Pop, Rap-Hip Hop-Urban, Male, Age Group-18-30's, British