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Prelude Productions

Jazz Ensemble from New York, NY - Will travel up to 120 miles
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$300 - $4000 per event
Comprised of seasoned luminaries based in New York City, Prelude Productions offers a variety of ensemble sizes for all of your jazz needs. Solo, duo, trio, quartet or vocal groups can be tailored to your specific requests. Our musicians have performed world-wide with the greatest living jazz legends, and each holds a degree from institutions such as The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and Berklee College of Music.

For programming, we work hard to provide variety within even basic genre choices. For example, with a set of music from the American Songbook, we will choose songs in an order that provides interest in tempo, feel, and even key centers so that listeners can feel a sense of movement, even on a very subtle level.

While each musician in Prelude Productions performs at the highest level of musicianship, we all understand that most often our role is secondary in a cocktail hour or corporate function. We are happy to be sensitive to volume and physical space issues, and we are readily aware that we are an addition to your event, not necessarily the main attraction.

Our goal at Prelude Productions is to provide you with the greatest sense of ease regarding your event music. With just a simple consultation, we can create a beautiful addition to any special day.

Please visit our website for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you!

"Prelude Productions led by Matthew Rybicki played my wedding on Labor Day Sunday, and wow, they were awesome. My husband and I wanted a jazz band with the range to play a some Rock, R&B and Pop as well. We auditioned several bands and Matt's group really impressed us. They also had unbelievable flexibility. They had a guitarist accompany our ceremony and had additional band members come later in the evening as they transitioned from their superb jazz repertoire. Working with Matt in planning the music program was a pure delight. He was seemingly always available, very responsive and had great suggestions. He also was very accommodating. The wedding performance itself was just great. They are a very talented and professional jazz group. They played an excellent jazz set during our cocktail hour and then another during the dinner. After dinner they moved toward more danceable music with terrific variety. Their lead singer is a real talent. Her range is impressive. There are not too many singers that can pull off Adele, but she is more than up to the task and then some. Our guests are still complimenting us on our band selection. Their rates were very reasonable making them not only a great band, but a terrific value as well. We couldn't recommend them more highly." - Adi Haller, August 2012

"Dear Matt, We want to thank you and your entire ensemble for the awesome live jazz during our wedding cocktail hour at Addison Park! Our guests were absolutely floored and they loved the music. We go so many compliments on the live music you guys played and you may even get some referrals. Thank you for entertaining our guests! Best Wishes." - Gijoy & Purvi, February 2014
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
2014 - Top Jazz Ensemble

Fundraiser

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Matthew and his band were absolutely amazing! They were so easy to work with, very generous to accommodate our needs to maintain a strict budget as this was a fundraiser and, oh, did I mention they sounded fantastic?!? We received so many compliments on their talent and how well their jazz paired with our Gatsby theme. They were friendly and honest, we could not have asked for more! I'm just sorry that I did not get to thank them in person and congratulate them on a job well done! I highly recommend them. You will not be disappointed! Best- Cara DePaul

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Bar Mitzvah

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The band was excellent! We had a four person combo with a keyboard player, bass, drums, and singer. They set a wonderful, cool, and fun vibe for our luncheon. We really enjoyed them. Matthew Rybicki was extremely attentive during the preparations for the party. He is a great communicator and very happy to work with the hosts to plan the flow of the party. Great experience.

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Wedding

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They arrived on time. got going exactly as we expected. Played all of our requests beautifully. They are all top notch musicians and we a very picky crowd. Bride and groom are both Juilliard graduates. The singer, Charene was fabulous, gracious and exactly what we had hoped for. The group was wonderful to listen to and also great for dancing. I would reccommend them to anyone who wants great music and not just a "wedding band".

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2016
Oct
21
Wedding
Perkasie, PA
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2015
Jun
28
Wedding Ceremony
Kingston, NY
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2015
Mar
29
Birthday Party (Adult)
Yonkers, NY
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2014
Dec
13
Bar Mitzvah
Livingston, NJ
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2014
Oct
3
Fundraiser
Madison, NJ
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Jun
21
Birthday Party (Adult)
New York City, NY
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
We Waive Your Booking Fee!
Starting at $100
All of Me
Frank Sinatra
All of You
Ella Fitzgerald
Alone Together
Miles Davis
Angel Eyes
Carmen McRae
Ask Me Now
Thelonious Monk
Autumn Leaves
Miles Davis
Beautiful Friendship
Bille Holiday
Body and Soul
John Coltrane
Bourbon Street Parade
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Blue Monk
Thelonious Monk
Big Band
Swing Band
Country Duo
Jazz Duo
Swing Duo
Country Trio
Jazz Trio
Latin Trio
Smooth Jazz Trio
Jazz Quartet
Jazz Brass Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Prelude Productions 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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