Portrait In Jazz

Jazz Band from Boston, MA - Will travel up to 200 miles
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Portrait In Jazz:

In some form, Portrait In Jazz has been together since 1993 when Ellenberg was working on his Master's Degree in Jazz Composition at New England Conservatory. The group began as a trio of guitar, bass and trumpet and grew from there. As the gigs required, saxophone, drums and vocals were added to fill out the sound. Portrait In Jazz has performed hundreds of gigs over the years and continues to perform throughout New England at private and corporate events as well as publically at various clubs and restaurants. The flexibility in instrumentation allows this group to play everything from smaller, more intimate functions where ambience is essential to high-energy dance related events as weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and Corporate events. Though the primary focus of Portrait In Jazz is performing jazz standards, we can easily and comfortably cover many Motown and rock classics for upbeat, extended dance sets.

The Brad Ellenberg Quintet:

This band was put together in 2008 and grew out of Portrait In Jazz. Though the members are the same, the focus of the band is on performing many of Ellenberg's original jazz compositions. Rendezvous, their first cd released in January of 2010, was the culmination of these initial efforts. Their second cd of original music was released in March or 2014. Currently, the band continues to add new originals to their playlist with over 45 and growing. Performances by The Brad Ellenberg Quintet occur in more of a concert environment at clubs and public venues.
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Private Party

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Portrait in Jazz is perfect. First, they are a group of experienced, talented musicians who play a huge variety of jazz pieces with skill and class! All of my guests -- everyone of the 50 or so people--commented that the group made the night. We asked Brad (who was the point person) to play one hour cocktail/background music; one hour dinner and eating music; and the last hour dance music. Brad really listens and divided the music and mood exactly the way we wanted it. He consistently told us he could adjust to our guests' wishes--and he did lowering volume when needed. What a wonderful gig. Hire this band and you won't go wrong. Everyone will be delighted. Bravo.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Portrait in Jazz did a great job to add an exciting and elegant dimension to an outdoor birthday party of about 45 people. I found the contact person, Brad, very knowledgeable and accommodating in both putting together the repetoire and playing requests. It was obvious to the guests that the musicians were very skilled and enthusiastic and played well together. They killed it. The evening was a memorable evening for all guests due in no small measure to portrait in jazz.

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Holiday Party

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Portrait in Jazz always leaves our audience feeling happy and wanting more! Their talent and professionalism is everything our facility could ask for! I can always count on them to make our special occasions just that! I will call on them again and again!!!

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Sextet with Featured Vocals
 
  • One of our featured vocalists w/ Trumpet, Saxophone, Guitar, Bass and Drums
  • This full-band option is perfect for all larger functions and events!
Quintet: Instrumental Only
 
  • Trumpet, Saxophone, Guitar, Bass and Drums
  • A fantastic option in creating background ambience for any event!
Wedding
 
  • Ceremony, cocktails, dinner & reception
  • We can cover all the musical needs for your wedding!
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
 
  • Jazz for cocktails, lunch/dinner, reception
  • We can play Klezmer/Jewish music for the Hora and throughout the event!
Jazz Quartet
 
  • Saxophone or Trumpet, Guitar, Bass, Drums
  • Your choose the instrumentation that best meets your needs!
Jazz Trio
 
  • Trumpet/Saxophone, Guitar, Bass or Guitar, Bass and Drums
  • Your choice or Horn, Guitar and Bass or just Rhythm Section!
The Songs listed are just a sample of the many hundreds of Jazz Standards in our repetoire.
Various Artists Have Recorded These songs Over the Years
Agua De Beber
Ain't Misbehavin'
All Of Me
All the Things You Are
Alone Together
Angel Eyes
April In Paris
Autumn Leaves
(Back Home Again In) Indiana
Big Band
Jazz Band
Swing Band
Variety Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Original Band
Ballroom Dance Music Band
30s Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Weddings
Bar Mitzvahs
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Holiday Parties
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Retirement Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Anniversaries
School Assemblies
New Year's Eve Parties
Dinner Dances
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Community Events
Please note Portrait In Jazz will also travel to Braintree, Cambridge, Newton, Readville, Brookline Village, Medford, Randolph, Milton, Quincy, Wallaston, Watertown, West Medford, Weymouth, Arlington Heights, Holbrook, Melrose, Nonantum, North Quincy, Waverley, Dorchester, East Weymouth, Hyde Park, Mattapan, North Weymouth, Oakdale, South Weymouth, Waltham, Babson Park, Avon, Canton.
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