MuZette is a husband & wife duo with over 25 years of experience. We are full-time musicians, performing on flute, cello, pennywhistle, fiddle, & global wind instruments. MuZette has toured the country from Dallas to Canada, NYC, Hawaii, upstate NY, and up & down the entire East Coast, including Florida.
Material includes classical, celtic, jazz, original & cover tunes. We can add other instruments such as guitar, vocals, violin, oboe and/or drums. We perform as a duo, trio, quartet or bigger ensemble, playing all classical, all celtic/Irish, all jazz, or any combination! We can play acoustically for smaller situations or "plug in" to cover a larger audience/room size. MuZette, the duo, is a very popular choice for weddings.
It's easy to have your special song included in your wedding! Tom Reese is an award-winning composer who can arrange your special request for the ensemble that will play at your wedding or reception. He has already done many popular songs, including "All You Need is Love," "Wind Beneath my Wings," "Ecstasy of Gold," & others. Ethnic or specialty songs are no problem!
Members of MuZette have accumulated a number of awards including 3 N.E.A. awards for work with youngsters, one Climbing Higher award, a Grammy Nomination, and 2nd place in Robert Burn's national tin whistle competition. We have performed with classical orchestras and headliners such as BJ Thomas, Ira Sullivan, Chuck Mangione, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mathis, Gloria Estefan, & recorded with Jon Anderson (lead vocalist with Yes). We've performed in Boston for the Boston-Prague New Music Festival & opened for Gaelic Storm, Grey Eye Glances, Stacy Earle, & Ritchie Blackmore's "Blackmore's Night."
We have played for all types of events, large & small, in unusual places (an engagement dinner in an open field, for one!) & all the usual places (churches, clubs, festivals, concerts, schools, retirement centers, private residences, yacht clubs, country clubs, resorts...& many more!).
"Last month my family celebrated my father's 80th birthday with a surprise party which was, in actuality, a family reunion. The musical group of choice for the event was Tom & Laurie Reese with their jazz band, The Reese Project. The afternoon was a huge success and this was due, in no small part, to the performance of this skillful and energetic quartet. The Reese Project (TRP) played three hours of captivating instrumental Celtic songs and Big Band tunes, perfect for our Irish-American ocotogenarian. TRP's renditions of these popular genres were refreshingly unique and vibrant without overpowering the event; 50+ guests were able to hold conversations and socialize easily as they enjoyed the music.
These professional musicians also possess excellent organizational and planning skills; dealing with them was so easy! Tom Reese provided several websites which allowed me to conveniently listen to different samplings of the group's many musical genres (jazz, folk, blues, celtic, classical, funk and lots of original compositions) prior to hiring the group. Also, Tom and Laurie Haines Reese's positive attitudes, attention to detail and willingness to accomodate the client instilled a lot of confidence as I planned this important family event. It was a pleasure to work with The Reese Project. These are experienced, classically-trained musicians who get the job done with flair and fun."
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Air on the G StringJS Bach
Allegrettoanon. 18th c
Alleluia O Praise the LordBach
Aria Andantino CantabileBach
Aria My Heart Ever FaithfulBach
Canon in DPachelbel
Jesu Joy of Man's DesiringBach
La Ci Darem La ManoMozart
Largo from Winter-4 SeasonsVivaldi
Menuet from French SuiteBach
Menuetto from Eine Kleine NachtmusikMozart
Minuet aka A Lover's ConcertoBach
Minuet in GBeethoven
Non Piu AndraiMozart
Ode to JoyBeethoven
Prelude in GHandel
Sarabande from 1st French SuiteBach
Sheep May Safely GrazeBach
Sonatina in FBeethoven
Suites for Solo CelloBach
Waltz - Violin ConcertoMendelssohn
Water Music Suite: Air-Bouree-Hornpipe-FinaleHandel
Beauty in TearsO'Carolan
Boggy Road to Lisdoonvaarnatrad Irish
Bumper Squire JonesO'Carolan
Captain Henry O'KainO'Carolan
Come Give Me Your Handtrad Irish
Danny Boy/Londonderry Airtrad Irish
Downfall of ParisIrish
Far AwayPeter Jung
Flowers of Edinburghtrad Scottish
Garry OwenCivil War
Gentle Maidentrad Irish
Girl I Left Behind MeCivil War
Jackie TarTrad Irish
Johnny's Gone to Francetrad Irish
June Appletrad Irish
Katy's Ramblestrad Irish
Kitchen Girltrad Irish
Loch Laven Castletrad Irish
Merrily Kiss the QuakerIrish
Midnight on the WaterThomasson
Minstrel Boytrad Irish
Over the Waterfallstrad Irish
Planxty Fanny Po'erO'Carolan
Planxty Irwin/George BrabazonO'Carolan
Planxty Brown/Mrs. O'ConorO'Carolan
Planxty Nancy MacDermottO'Carolan
Rally Round the FlagCivil War
Red-Haired Boy/Li'l Beggarmantrad Irish
Rights of Mantrad Irish
Scotland the Bravetrad Scottish
St. Anne's Reeltrad Irish
Thomax Leixlip the ProudO'Carolan
Waltz of the Little Girlstrad
When Johnny Comes Marching Hometrad
Young Terence MacDonoughO'Carolan
Everything I Do I Do It For YouBryan Adams
A Child is BornJones
A Foggy DayGershwin
Ain't Misbehavin'Fats Waller
Alice in WonderlandFain/Hilliard
All Gods Chillun Got RhythmKahn-Kaper
All of MeSimons/Marks
All You Need is LoveBeatles
As Time Goes ByHupfeld
Baby Elephant WalkHenry Mancini
Back at the Chicken ShackJimmy Smith
Blame it on my YouthLevan
Bye Bye BlackbirdHenderson
Can You Feel the Love TonightElton John
Cantaloupe IslandHerbie Hancock
Cheek to CheekIrving Berlin
Cold Duck TimeEddie Harris
Crystal SilenceChick Corea
Days of Wine & RosesHenry Mancini
Endless LoveStevie Wonder/Ray Charles
Every Breath You TakeSting
Falling in Love with LoveRogers/Hart
Fools Rush InMercer
Freddie the FreeloaderMiles Davis
Girl from IpanemaJobim
HallelujahJeff Buckley/Leonard Cohen
Have You Met Miss JonesRodgers & Hart
Here Comes the SunBeatles
Here There & EverywhereBeatles
Here's That Rainy DayVan Heusen
House of the Rising Suntrad
How High the MoonLewis
How Sweet It IsMarvin Gaye
I Can't Get StartedDuke
I Fall in Love Too EasilyStyne
I Got RhythmGershwin
I Just Called To Say I Love YouStevie Wonder
I Remember YouSchertzinger
I'll Remember AprilRaye/DePaul/Jonston
I'm Old FashionedJerome Kern
In My LifeBeatles
Isn't She LovelyStevie Wonder
Let's Fall in LoveKoehler/Arlen
Little SunflowerFreddie Hubbard
Maiden VoyageHerbie Hancock
Mr. PCJohn Coltrane
My Favorite ThingsRodgers
My Funny ValentineRodgers/Hart
My Secret LoveParish/Sherwood
Nature BoyMiles Davis
Nearness of YouCarmichael
Never Will I MarryLoesser
Night and DayCole Porter
Night in TunisiaGillespie/Paparelli
On a Clear DayLane/Learner
On the Sunny Side of the StreetMcHugh
One Note SambaJobim
Our Day Will Cometba
Out of NowhereHeyman/Green
So WhatMiles Davis
Softly as a Morning SunriseHammerstein
Someday My Prince Will ComeChurchill
St. ThomasSonny Rollins
Star Wars Main TitleJohn Williams
Stella by StarlightYoung
Straight No ChaserMonk
Stranger in ParadiseBorodin/Wright/Forrest
Strawberry Fields ForeverBeatles
SugarTurrentine & Scott
Sweet Georgia BrownBernis/Pinkard/Casey
The EntertainerScott Joplin
The Summer KnowsLegrand
There Will Never Be Another YouWarren
Tiny DancerElton John
Watch What HappensLeGrand
Watermelon ManHerbie Hancock
What a Wonderful WorldWeiss/Theile
What are You Doing the Rest of Your LifeLeGrande
When I'm 64Beatles
Work SongNat Adderly
You Don't Know What Love IsRaye/DePaul
Your SongElton John
Take the A TrainEllington/Strayhorn
C Jam BluesEllington
Don't Get Around Much AnymoreEllington
I Got It BadEllington
I Let a Song go out of my heartEllington
In a Sentimental MoodEllington
In a Mellow ToneEllington
It Don't Mean a ThingEllington
Prelude to a KissEllington
Things Aint What They Used to BeEllington
What Am I Here ForEllington
A New LoveTom Reese
Acorn WaltzTom Reese
Almost WednesdayTom Reese
Autumn SambaTom Reese
Blue EtudeTom Reese
Blue TuesdayTom Reese
Blues for Mr BTom Reese
Briar RoseTom Reese
Bunny RabbitTom Reese
China DollLaurie Reese
Cool Evening RainTom Reese
Darby's JigTom Reese
Dark KatTom Reese
Don't Throw Up on Your ShoesTom Reese
Dragon's ThemeTom Reese
Duncan's WaltzTom Reese
Fall BluesTom Reese
Gabreon's SambaLaurie Reese
Girl I Left Behind Bluestrad
Glaston's ThemeTom Reese
Groovulation LivesTom Reese
Happy ShirtTom Reese
How My Lonely Heart SingsTom Reese
The JourneyTom Reese
Kendall's WaltzTom Reese
Key to Your HeartTom Reese
King PauperKirk Reese
Latin TendenciesTom Reese
Lauri's JigTom Reese
Levi's BluesTom Reese
Little Miss KellyTom Reese
Loose Goose BluesTom Reese
Lullaby in ClayTom Reese
Opus ArconaTom Reese
Overture #1Kirk Reese
Peace of MindTom Reese
Piper's DreamTom Reese
Shadow DanceTom Reese
Simple PrayerTom Reese
Two Hearts as OneTom Reese
Voices From WithinTom Reese
Waltz for Lady JanetTom Reese
We Are FreeTom Reese
A Time For UsNino Rota
Hawaiian Wedding Song/Ke Kali Nei Autrad Hawaiian
Jesu Joy of Man's DesiringJS Bach
O Perfect LoveJoseph Barnby
One HandOne Heart
Our Love/Piano ConcertoTchaikovsky
Panis Angelicus/O Lord Most HolyFranck
Phantom of the Opera SelectionsWebber
Sunrise/SunsetFiddler on the Roof
There is Lovetba
Wedding March/Midsummer NightMendelssohn
Wedding Day at TroldhaugenGrieg
For The Beauty of the EarthKocher
Here I AmLord
I am ThineO Lord
The Lord is My ShepherdHamilton
Now Thank We All Our GodDanket
On Eagle's WingsJoncas
Praise to the LordHymn
Adir HuTrad Jewish
Adon OlamTrad Jewish
Ayn KaylokaynuTrad Jewish
Bashana Haba'aN. Hirsh
Chorshat Ha'ekaliptusN. Shemer
Dodi LiS. Sher
Erev Shel ShoshanimJ. Hadar
Fiddler on the RoofHarnick/Bock
If I Were A Rich ManHarnick/Bock
Havah Nagilahtrad Jewish
Hevenu Shalom Alechemtrad Jewish
Hinay Ma TovTrad Jewish
Israeli LullabyHeskel Brisman
Jerusalem of GoldN. Shemer
Melody in FRubenstein
Od YishamaS. Carlebach
Siman Tov Umazal Tovnew moon blessing
Zum Galli GalliTrad Jewish
40's Hits Duo
80's Hits Trio
Chamber Music Duo
Chamber Music Quartet
$250 - $2500
Laurie Haines Reese
violin, viola, piano
more as needed...
JS Bach, James Galway, Chieftains, Jethro Tull, Kronos String Quartet, Turtle Island String Quartet, Bela Fleck, Apocalyptica, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis.
Graduation Party in Avondale, PA on 08/22/2009
"Muzette was incredible! I would highly recommend this duo at any time and will hire them again in the future. "
- Sandy G.
Wedding in Catonsville, MD on 09/12/2009
"If it were possible to give higher scores we most definitely would. What an incredible couple Tom and Laurie are. They are consummate professionals and incredible musicians. We were thrilled to be able to offer unique musical selections for our wedding. The pieces Tom composed were lovely. I also cannot ever express enough gratitude at their willingness to arrange and incorporate Gabriel's Oboe into our service as a memorial to my grandfather. We were in tears before we walked down the aisle...it stirred the soul. I highly recommend Muzette! Thank you! "
- Amy P.
Wedding in Cape May, NJ on 09/12/2009
"MuZette was a delight to have as our musical performers at the wedding. They were prompt and professional and their music was lovely. We communicated easily and I appreciated their suggestions as to the music selections. Our guests enjoyed the music at the reception. Thank you to MuZette for a wonderful experience!
Sherry and Bob Runco"
- Sherry F.
Wedding Ceremony in Myersville, MD on 09/06/2009
"Muzette did a great job playing at our wedding! They played for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner. Many of our guests commented on the music and how much they enjoyed it. They played a mixture of celtic, classical and jazz. It was very refreshing to have something a little different than the typical wedding music. My only regret is that we didn't get to hear them enough since we were off with the photographer getting pictures taken for the cocktail hour! "
- Germaine B.
Anniversary Party in Williamsport, PA on 07/10/2010
"Laurie and Tom were fantastic to work with. My sister and I were hosting a surprise 5oth anniversary party for my parents and so I couldn't really ask for my parents favorite songs. They arrived early even though it was a (2) hour drive from their home. They started playing early and stayed late at our request. They always had a smile on their face and that was commented on. They are very good musicians and choose just the right music for the right time. They even played songs on the flute and cello that had people singing. Anyone that hires them will be thrilled with them."
- Jennifer M.
Wedding in Edgemere, MD on 07/04/2009
" Muzette played at our fourth of July wedding, and we absolutely loved them! We had guests coming up to us all day asking us where we found the musicians! They were so accommodating, and really easy to work with. The communication back and forth was excellent, and they were always available to answer questions! They showed up early for our event, and they played beautifully throughout our ceremony and reception. If we ever have another event, we will book with Muzette without question. I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for musicians at their event! Thank you again for making our fourth of July wedding one that we will NEVER forget! We love you guys :)"
- Melanie M.
Wedding Ceremony in Baltimore, MD on 06/06/2009
"Muzette was a great addition to our wedding ceremony-the music was beautiful and the guests all complimented us on it! They were on time and very helpful with planning the wedding ceremony music. Thanks Muzette!"
- Jessica R.
Wedding in Lancaster, PA on 04/04/2009
- Brandy Y.
Rehearsal Dinner in Arlington, VA on 05/04/2012
"Absolutely wonderful! Tom and Laurie could not have been any nicer, their playing credentials are impeccable, and they made it very easy on us. They added a jazz guitarist (also a professional musician with whom they play frequently) for our event, and delivered an incredible, tight, upbeat performance. They didn't overpower the conversations in the room, and added a very special, expertly delivered musical background. These folks are top drawer. I would highly recommend them to anyone. We were blessed to have them play for us, and I hope our paths cross again."
- John P.
Wedding in Chevy Chase, MD on 10/24/2009
"Laurie was extremely responsive to my emails prior to the date, and at the wedding itself our shuttles got lost and were running 30 min late! Tom and Laurie were very understanding of the situation. And of course, the music was great!! The flute and cello duo was loud and clear and lovely."
- Lauren S.
Wedding in Hanover, PA on 10/03/2009
"We had a beautiful wedding and Muzette was a huge part of it!
Mr. & Mrs. Rummel"
- Danielle P.
Anniversary Party in East Berlin, PA on 06/15/2013
"Very pleased with both the business and musical performance levels of MuZette. They were easy to deal with and they were very willing to include our special music requests."
- David K.
Wedding Ceremony in North East, MD on 04/27/2013
"Laurie and Tom were super professional and very accomodating. My husband could hear them playing while waiting in in the church, and he thought they were awesome. Thank you for making my wedding day super special."
- Krista P.
Saint Patrick's Day Party in Annville, PA on 03/15/2013
"Muzette gave an exceptional performance at our senior center. The audience gave its full attention (which is saying something) and I heard many positive comments after the performance. They are welcome back anytime! Thank you for your performance."
- Shannon N.
Festival in Raleigh, NC on 11/20/2012
"They were terrific. The kids enjoyed the show tremendously. They were also so professional and accommodating. I had to ask that they change times and they made it happen for the kids. I will definitely put them on my short list in the future."
- Jbutler37 B.
School Assembly in Harrisburg, PA on 11/06/2012
"Muzette did a wonderful job playing several assemblies for our school. The students had a wonderful time listening to their performance and their rapport with the students was fantastic. Tom and Laurie were so easy to work with concerning the logistics for their performance. Wonderful music and wonderful communication. I highly recommend them!"
- Leslie R.
Wedding in Gettysburg, PA on 11/03/2012
"Muzette gave a wonderful performance at my daughter's wedding! Very talented and professional. We were able to communicate via email so that we could plan and listen to samples of their music. They worked with us to accommodate specific and an unusual requests; she processed to Led Zepplin's Cashmir and it was just what she wanted! Many guests came to me to express how beautiful their performance was! Thank you so much!"
- Shari K.
Wedding Reception in Nags Head, NC on 10/13/2012
"If only there were 10 stars to rate Laurie and Tom with! They were so kind and accommodating from the first day. They really made my special day amazing. They played songs I specially requested and they were happy to relocate when the weather changed! They dressed professionally and were kind and generous! ALL of our friends and family adored them. If you're looking for the perfect group to play your event: LOOK NO MORE! You've found them! "
- Lauren G.
Wedding Ceremony in Washington, DC on 10/12/2012
"Muzette was absolutely wonderful. My client was so pleased with how well they performed. They were professional, friendly, personable, and very talented. They came right in, got to work, and knew exactly what they needed to do. I hope to work with them again in the near future. "
- Tiffany G.
July 4th Party in Hagerstown, MD on 07/04/2012
"I was not there but the residents really liked them and asked if I could arrange to have them back. Very good!"
- Christine A.
Wedding Ceremony in Chestertown, MD on 06/23/2012
"Muzette played our outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour as a three-piece Celtic ensemble. They were highly professional and easily accommodated all of our special requests as well as easily paring down their song list. Our guests all enjoyed their set and the band went above and beyond when they loaned us a microphone and amp for the ceremony. I would definitely recommend Muzette for any event!"
- Patrick H.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Darlington, MD on 09/21/2013
"I wanted to be confident that I would have a group that was prompt, professional and pleasant. I was not disappointed! Thank you Laurie and Tom you added to the suxccess of the party. "
In addition to Mount Joy, Muzette will also travel to Rheems, Landisville, Marietta, Maytown, Silver Spring, Columbia, Elizabethtown, Manheim, Mountville, Wrightsville, Bainbridge, Lawn, York, East Petersburg, Penryn, Washington Boro, East Prospect, Lancaster, Mount Gretna, Elm, Millersville, Mount Wolf, Bausman, Craley, Lititz, Manchester, Campbelltown, Cornwall, Quentin, Emigsville
and many other locations in and around the Mount Joy area.
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