Are you looking for top-quality live jazz for your wedding reception, office party, or special gathering? The Matt Dinsick Machine is a New York-based jazz band that is perfect for you, whether you're looking for world-class, improvised music worthy of a serious listening session or simply the best live, acoustic musical background. Unlike many other bands, we don't perform other kinds of music on our gig, like disco, rock & roll, or current pop tunes. Instead, we pull our inspiration from the great jazz combos of the 50s and 60s and our repertoire from the best jazz and latin-jazz standards. We believe jazz is one of America's greatest cultural institutions, and we're dedicated to preserving the spirit of group improvisation for audiences to enjoy.
No gig is ever treated the same way, because today is not yesterday, and neither one is tomorrow! Matt works closely with the client, whether scouting the performance space, selecting the tunes or working out the scheduling of the event. This ensures that each performance is unique, seamless and to the client's needs. Moreover, the members of the band are all up-and-coming young performers educated by some of the finest artist/teachers in the area and have years of professional experience, which guarantees music of the highest quality.
We don't really play weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, engagement celebrations, family gatherings, office parties, corporate events or birthdays. We actually perform live jazz concerts that take place at those events. Our clients appreciate the fact that we play with spirit and soul, because as jazz musicians, we truly love what we do!
The core of our swingin' group is the trio of piano, double-bass and drums, and the full group adds tenor saxophone to make a quartet. As per client's wishes, we have also included trumpet and a female vocalist in the past, and we are always happy to perform in whatever format the client asks for, so if you have a special instrumentation you'd like to perform, just ask! We're also capable of performing in a wide variety of situations, so if you need us to provide, say, ceremonial music for your wedding ceremony followed by straight-ahead jazz for the reception, we can swing that!
Please contact Matt Dinsick today if you'd like rates or any other info about hiring us for a performance. You won't be disappointed!
Children's Birthday Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
After You've Gone
Alice in Wonderland
All My Tomorrows
All of Me
All of You
All the Things You Are
Along Came Betty
As Time Goes By
Autumn in New York
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Beyond the Sea
Blues for Alice
Blue in Green
Body and Soul
Bye, Bye, Blackbird
Chega De Saudade
A Child is Born
Darn That Dream
The Days of Wine and Roses
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Do You Know What It Means (To Miss New Orleans)
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Easy to Love
Everytime We Say Goodbye
Falling in Love With Love
Fly Me To the Moon
A Foggy Day
Gee, Baby, Ain't I Been Good to You
The Girl From Ipanema
Have You Met Miss Jones
Here's That Rainy Day
How High the Moon
How Long Has This Been Going On
I Can't Get Started
I Could Write a Book
I Got Rhythm
I Hear a Rhapsody
I Let a Song Go Out of my Heart
I Love Paris
I Love You
I Mean You
I Should Care
I'll Remember April
I'm Beginning to See the Light
I'm Confessin' That I Love You
In a Mellow Tone
In a Sentimental Mood
In Walked Bud
In Your Own Sweet Way
It Ain't Necessarily So
It Don't Mean a Thing (If it ain't got that swing)
Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Nat 'King' Cole, Ahmad Jamal, Brad Mehldau, Bud Powell, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Chris Potter, Joe Lovano, Barry Harris, Keith Jarrett, and anyone who played with them!
Birthday Party (Adults) in East Meadow, NY on 04/07/2013
"The band and band members were extremely professional, polite, accommodating, talented and delightful. They meshed the elements of music and joy that we were hoping for.
I would highly recommend them for future events! They are quite simply, great to have around!
- Tisha I.
Event in East Meadow, NY on 05/20/2012
"We were very pleased with their performance. They looked and sounded great. Just what we wanted for our event. "
- Louis B.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Scarsdale, NY on 05/19/2012
"Matt and his group were absolutely terrific at my birthday party! They were very easy to work with, very flexible and accommodating of special requests, and the quality of the music was extremely high. I lost count of the number of guests who came up to me to tell me how great the music was and where I found the group. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to hire them again for another occasion!"
- Mark D.
Celebration in Holicong, PA on 12/03/2011
"I went on-line to find a 3 piece band for our daughter's (after the fact) wedding reception that would be a "festive/holiday cocktail party" venue. I was able to listen to Matt's music on-line and knew it would work. Plus, he was SO REASONABLE$ He's communicative, honest and on time. Our event was held in early Dec. in PA and we had a tent off of an historic Inn. The heaters weren't "hardy enough" so folks weren't out there as we would have hoped. Matt...I hope your feet have thawed! Their music was terrific, they made sure to play our requests (which included "jazzy" versions of holiday music) and played favorite songs over again upon request. A+!!"
- Kim W.
Wedding in Belmar, NJ on 09/24/2006
"We hired the Matt Dinsick Machine for our wedding, and we would give them more stars if we could.
The band was absolutely AMAZING and dealing with them was an absolulte dream. The members of the Matt Dinsick Machine are amazingly talented musicians, and this is coming from two music snobs! We would highly recommend them to absolutely anyone, and are hoping that they will do a public gig so we can see them again.
They will greatly improve anything you would hire them for, be it a wedding, corporate gig, or even a nightclub gig. We've been to "events" where they hire "jazz" bands, and have gone to some of the best jazz clubs in NYC, and we can honestly say these guys blow away any band we've ever seen at any event, and if these guys played a regular club gig, we'd be there every week.
We can't stress to you enough how great this group is. The songs online don't do them justice, and those tracks are great. They absolutely nailed everything. I wish we recorded the performance. That's how good they really are. Don't make a mistake, make sure you hire the Matt Dinsick Machine.
Marisa & Junior"
- David S.
Anniversary Party in Glastonbury, CT on 10/28/2006
"I would whole-heartedly recomment this group to anyone! They truly made our party. Every thank you note included compliments on the wonderful music. They were prompt, courteous, professional, friendly, and very very talented. It would be a dream for me to have them play in my home every evening! As this is not possible, I will look forward to having them again for our next event."
- Nancy B.
Private Party in Manalapan, NJ on 09/03/2006
"Matt and his band did an excellent job at my engagement party. I will definitely call Matt again and will refer him on to friends for sure. Thanks Matt, you guys did a fantastic job... good luck.
In addition to Brooklyn, Matt Dinsick Machine will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus
and many other locations in and around the Brooklyn area.
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