Steve Tapper and Audie Bridges are a flute and guitar duo from the Boston (MA) area, and their unique and expressive style draws from many different sources, yet maintains a strong identity. An established duo for over two decades, they have played for weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and special events in a variety of setting. They have also toured throughout the United States, performing in concert and coffeehouse settings. Their extensive repertoire includes jazz, classical music, folk music, blues, popular music and various world music styles (Jewish music and Brazilian music are specialties.) as well as distinctive, well-crafted original compositions
Steve plays flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo, wooden flutes, and recorders, while Audie plays classical guitar, steel-string guitar, twelve-string guitar, electric guitar, and laud. They usually perform as a duo but when appropriate they add other musicians and perform as a larger ensemble. They are enthusiastic about accomodating special requests, and by using carefully selected microphones and a highly accurate sound system, they are able to amplify their instruments in a natural and beautiful manner, creating a pleasant sound which can be heard throughout the entire room without overpowering it. Steve Tapper and Audie Bridges have released three recordings ("Island Dance", "Simple Gifts" and "Shalom Aleichem”) that have received national airplay and international sales.
"Refreshing, relaxing, and accessible to any audience" Ron Della Chiesa, WGBH Radio (Boston, MA)
"Steve and Audie are artists and craftsmen of the highest order, whose mastery of technique is put at the service of emotional and spiritual expression" Carole Friedman (Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA)
"Our goal was to create an atmosphere of warmth and joy, without schmaltz and loudness. Your versatility, flexibility, attention to detail, and musicianship made that possible" - Alice Melnikoff and Joe Newberg
"The musicians among our guests were impressed by your versatility and improvisations. The rest of us simply reveled in the beauty of the sounds that ebbed and flowed and seemed to reflect perfectly the mood of the party" - Esther Fortess
You set just the right atmosphere, allowing celebration and conversation at the same time.... perfect for both background and dancing" - Eva Radding
"Your performance is a class act and adds to any occassion a touch of elegance" - Karen Goldblatt (Party Planner)
"The diversity of your music was ideal for our event. Guests commented on the French classical pieces" - Janice Hunter, Ecole Bilingue (Arlington, MA)
"Thank you for the excellent concert Your music was pure, clear, and wonderful" - Alexa Buter, Lifeskills Healing Arts Center, (Hanover, MA)
"We'd like to thank you for making our wedding a great party. Your music was perfect. Each side of our new eclectic family appreciated the ethnic music...Well beyond the contract obligations, each was wonderful. To quote one of Leslie's cousins, "Not bad for Yankees!", a true compliment coming from an authority on reggae and calypso" - Ruth and Lesley
"During our reception, my wife and I barely needed to communicate with Steve and Audie - they seemed to anticipate every need before we did. If you are looking for a small musical group, you will be hard pressed to find musicians in the same league as these folks. Their repertoire is vast and varied, their performance is inspired, and they are very easy to do business with" - Scott Cronenweth and Rebecca Lovejoy
In addition to Wakefield, Steve Tapper & Audie Bridges Flute & Guitar Duo will also travel to Stoneham, Melrose, Reading, Woburn, Lynnfield, Malden, Saugus, Lynn, North Reading, Peabody, Winchester, Burlington, Everett, Medford, Revere, West Medford, Wilmington, Arlington, Boston, Chelsea, Danvers, Hathorne, Middleton, Somerville, Arlington Heights, Cambridge, Lexington, Pinehurst, Salem, Swampscott
and many other locations in and around the Wakefield area.
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