Thomson Kneeland And Pizzicato Jazz

Jazz Trio from New York, NY - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$400 - $4000 per event
Consisting of some of the finest jazz musicians on the scene today, Pizzicato Jazz brings years of professional experience to your event with extensive careers spent performing with the likes of Chet Baker, Cab Callaway, Horace Silver, Bill Cosby and many others. We've set our roots deep into the history of the music we play, and we bring that experience into every setting we perform in.

In the past year, we've performed at private events for Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Satori Consulting, the Rainbow Room, Lincoln Center, Ciprianis, the Boston College Club and many other high profile parties and weddings. Our professional attitude emphasizes courteousness, looking great (suits or tuxedos), dynamic and flexible volumes to fit your event, and most importantly, incredible music by some of the world's finest jazz musicians.

With a repertoire of over 600 songs, Pizzicato Jazz plays the timeless music of instrumentalists Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane to vocalists Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Nat King Cole, not to mention Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto and other Brazilian artists. We go the extra mile with your event, working with you to select the band configuration and the genre selection of music that suits the needs of your event, from traditional swing and standards to bossa nova, or even a few klezmer tunes for barmitzfahs.

Our group can range from a piano/bass duo to a sextet playing big band swing from the era. We'll help you select an instrumentation that will fit your event in volume, style and mood; our most popular instrumentations are the piano trio with either guitar, drums or sax, as well as our full quartet.

If you are looking to have us play your wedding or corporate event, I function as a music planner, working one on one with you beforehand to coordinate repertoire, schedule, ceremony music selections, setup, and everything else to make sure your event flows smoothly and has the specific aural ambience you are looking for. The event schedule and all other details will be laid out in advance with a written contract so the event can flow smoothly and professionally without you having to manage it; you can focus your energies on your guests without worry!

For a cost effective wedding, we offer offer wedding ceremonies in conjunction with cocktail hour and reception, playing classical ceremony music (Bach, Pachelbel, etc) or even nonstandard repertoire; get in touch to discuss!

The members of Pizzicato Jazz were selected by the US State Department and Jazz at Lincoln Center for the 2011-12 Rhythm Road International Touring Program. We spent 6 weeks performing festivals and bringing an educational outreach program to Venezuela, Haiti, Panama, Mexico, and Peru. We'll be following this up with a 4 week tour of China in fall of 2015.
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We chose Pizzicato because of Thomson's quick, detailed, professional & friendly email responses. This level of service remained consistent throughout the 8 month span of the planning & on the day of our wedding. He was enthusiastically accommodating of our special song requests. On the wedding day Thomson first performed during the ceremony & cocktail hour & then performed with Pizzicato & vocalist, Kat, for the reception. They were ready even in advance of the agreed time & flexible to last minute changes. Our guests enjoyed their performance, loved Kat's voice & liked that they could have table conversation without being overpowered by overly loud music.

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I can't say enough good things about Thomson Kneeland and Pizzicato Jazz. From my very first communication with Thomson he was professional and accommodating, but also warm and enthusiastic about playing at our wedding. Thomson went above and beyond to respond to all of my questions promptly and in great detail and to allay any concerns we had about the logistics of our ceremony and reception. He even offered to arrange a few of our favorite songs that were not in the band's repertoire. All of the band members are talented musicians and we were very happy with their performance. I would recommend Thomson Kneeland and Pizzcato Jazz without reservation. Thanks Thomson!

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Thomson Kneeland and Pizzicato Jazz are not only tremendous performers; they were extremely accommodating and went well out of their way to create an amazing musical experience during both our ceremony and reception. It was a joy to work with Thomson in every step of planning the music for our wedding. He was by far the most professional, helpful, and understanding vendor we worked with. The music for our wedding was magical thanks to Thomson and Pizzicato Jazz. I loved every song they performed and our guests raved about the elegance and style of their music.

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2014
Oct
23
Private Party
New York, NY
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2013
May
26
Wedding
Stony Brook, NY
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2012
Jun
6
Fundraiser
Manhattan, NY
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2011
Oct
26
Corporate Function
East Brunswick, NJ
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2011
Oct
1
Wedding Reception
Garrison, NY
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2011
Jun
25
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Nyack, NY
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Take the A Train
Duke Ellington
All Blues
Miles Davis
Everything Happens to Me
Chet Baker
What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
Fly me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra
The Girl from Ipanema
AC Jobim
I've Got You Under my Skin
Sinatra/Cole Porter
The Way you Look Tonight
Sinatra
Pennies from Heaven
Sarah Vaughn
O Grande Amor
Jobim
Jazz Duo
Big Band Duo
Brazilian Duo
Chamber Music Duo
Dixieland Duo
Smooth Jazz Duo
Swing Duo
Classical Trio
Jazz Trio
Big Band Trio
Brazilian Trio
Dixieland Trio
Latin Trio
Smooth Jazz Trio
Swing Trio
Jazz Quartet
Jazz Ensemble
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Please note Thomson Kneeland And Pizzicato Jazz will also travel to Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City, Long Island City, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, North Bergen, West New York, Bayonne, Kearny, Secaucus, Staten Island, Cliffside Park, Fairview, Jamaica, Bronx, Edgewater, Harrison, Newark, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Fort Lee, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, Palisades Park, Ridgewood, Belleville, Carlstadt.
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