Eclipse Jazz Quartet

Jazz Band from Williamsburg, VA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Eclipse Jazz Quartet is an exciting, entertaining, and highly professional musical ensemble led by veteran multi-instrumentalist Allen Wittig, who performs on alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet and flute, backed up by virtuoso guitarist John Calisto, regional professional and educator Jordan Ponzi on bass, and various regional drum-set artists from the Richmond, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach region.

Eclipse Jazz performs a wide spectrum of traditional jazz, such as swing, blues, bossa novas and sambas, and contemporary jazz, including funk, fusion and hip-hop grooves. The group can perform as a hard driving contemporary jazz group, keeping jazz fans enthralled with both original and cover material, or it can deliver a comfortable background of easy listening standards, enhancing the atmosphere of any social gathering.

While normally performing as quartet, I customize my group to meet each client's objective. For example, a vocalist or additional musicians (i.e. trumpet and/or trombone and/or keyboards) are available upon request for an additional fee.

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Group leader Allen Wittig served 26 years in the US Air Force Band career field as a Music Arranger, Saxophonist and Musical Director of jazz and pop/rock music ensembles. He produced/co-produced or contributed to five compact disc recordings for USAF/NATO Bands. Additionally, he led various US Air Force jazz ensembles in performances at the following jazz festivals: Clifford Brown (Wilmington, DE), Berks (Reading, PA), Cork (Ireland), North Sea (Den Hague, NE), Montreux (Switzerland), Cork (Ireland) and more. Allen earned his Master of Music in Composition at Shenandoah Conservatory and his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to being a top-notch professional jazz saxophonist, he is also a published composer of big band music, arranger and producer. His compositions for jazz ensemble have been published by Belwin-Mills and Ludwig Music Publishers and performed by bands throughout the US and Europe. Allen currently leads Eclipse Jazz and performs occasionally with the Virginia Symphony and Richmond Symphony on jazz and pops concerts.
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We hired Eclipse for our after wedding celebration this past weekend. I can’t say enough about how terrific the experience was with Eclipse. From the very first contact, they were responsive, professional, flexible, and made our needs/preferences a priority. The leader, Allen, worked hard to find just the right vocalist for the occasion and she was perfect. Ours was a second time around wedding with an upscale, formal venue - about 100 guests in attendance. The positive comments from the guests began half way through the evening and continued all day today. Many thanks to Allen and Eclipse for a truly memorable evening!

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I can honestly say that booking Eclipse Jazz for our reception dinner was one of the very best decisions my fiancé and I made in the wedding planning process. They were professional, extremely talented, and very accommodating to all of our requests. We asked Allen Wittig if his band would be able to play in the style of New Orleans street jazz, and he promptly replied that if his quartet added another two players (a trumpet and trombone), they could make it happen. We were not disappointed. Truly an incredible group of musicians (not to mention a fantastic deal).

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If you are looking for a professional class act this is the band for your event. They are accommodating and personable. It shows that they have love of music and enjoy what they are doing . Your event is taken to an entirely different level with a live band such and Eclipse Jazz Quartet. Love these guys.

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2018
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17
Fundraiser
Virginia Beach, VA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Oct
23
Corporate Function
Richmond, VA
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
May
12
Wedding Reception
Richmond, VA
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2018
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28
Wedding Reception
Richmond, VA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
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Midlothian, VA
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
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6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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Richmond, VA
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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Please note Eclipse Jazz Quartet will also travel to Lightfoot, Norge, Toano, Jamestown, Barhamsville, Lanexa, Ark, Yorktown, Claremont, Lackey, Newport News, Ordinary, Plain View, Spring Grove, White Marsh, Wicomico, Bellamy, Gloucester, Hayes, Surry, Woods Cross Roads, Zanoni, Gloucester Point, Providence Forge, Ruthville, Shacklefords, Bena, Saluda, West Point, Achilles.
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