Eclipse Jazz Quartet

Jazz Band from Williamsburg, VA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$650 - $2500 per event
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About
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.

Please see our composite video of many styles and gigs on YouTube: http://*******.**********.**********.***

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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Best musical group we have experienced hiring in years! They had lots up dancing which is unusual for our group! Lots of people asked if we have our event within the Trios area if we could have them back again!

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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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The most talented Jazz Band around! Very professional. Thanks!

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Eclipse Jazz Quartet’s Response:

Chris, thank you for the very positive review. It was a pleasure to provide the music for your event. Please keep us in mind for future events. Sincerely, Allen Wittig Leader, Eclipse Jazz Quartet

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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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The Eclipse Jazz Quartet exceeded all of my expectations. Not only did they accommodate all of my last minute requests, but they sounded absolutely amazing! All of my guests complimented me all night about the music. They are worth every penny, and I would hire them again in a second! I would also recommend upgrading to the full ensemble that adds the female vocalist. She is absolutely amazing.

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The Performance was great! The quality of jazz music was excellent and Mr. Wittig was very professional and nice. He worked with us even when the contract got lost in the mail. It finally came the day of the performance. I do understand the business of music because I am a musician myself so I know contracts are very important. I am glad that he was courteous about the contract because he did not have to be. We will be hiring them again and I will tell all my friends and family to hire them for their dances and weddings... Thank you for recommending them.

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Holiday Party

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We found Eclipse Jazz Quartet on GigMasters, and were impressed by the audio clips we previewed so much, that we booked them. They were on time, professional, accommodating, looked great, and are extremely talented musicians. Our party of 80+ people was impressed, and remarked often how much their presence added to the party. My boss has asked me to keep in touch with them, as we will definitely find more opportunities to use them in the future. Excellent job, gentlemen!

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Eclipse Jazz played the music at my company holiday party. The booking experience was smooth - Al is prompt in his email responses and very attentive to detail - he made sure all the band's needs were taken care of before the event [another plus here - only electrical outlets and chairs required]. Everyone I spoke with raved about the band - both their professionalism and their excellent play. They gauged the crowd well and played appropriate tunes, and there was a clear atmosphere shift during the band breaks (although they had recorded music during the breaks) and even got some people dancing to the jazz tunes! I'd highly reccomend this band

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Eclipse was a wonderful addition to our cocktail hour and reception. they provided a classy atmosphere and great entertainment for our guests. Allen was professional and responsive. the group was easy to book and work with. I would definitely recommend them.

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PAST EVENTS
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2019
Oct
12
Wedding Reception
Norfolk, VA
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Nov
5
Corporate Function
Norfolk, VA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jul
25
Grand Opening
Richmond, VA
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
May
4
Anniversary Party
Norfolk, VA
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Apr
27
Festival
Williamsburg, VA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Apr
26
Corporate Function
Richmond, VA
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Nov
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
Apr
28
Wedding Reception
Richmond, VA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Apr
27
Event
Midlothian, VA
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Apr
21
Wedding Reception
Charlottesville, VA
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Dec
1
Rehearsal Dinner
Richmond, VA
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Oct
8
Anniversary Party
Germantown, TN
4:00 PM - 8:00 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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