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Portrait In Jazz

Jazz Band from Boston, MA Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 15 Reviews
  • 19 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2011
  • 4 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Starting at $400 per event

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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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Review by Maggie T.

WeddingReviewed on August 13, 2022From Portland, ME

Portrait in Jazz was an absolute dream to work with. They were professional from the start, always balancing our requests with the best musical decisions. We got married on an island off the coast of Portland, ME, and Brad and his crew made sure all of the logistics were covered, leaving no room for error. As individuals, the band members were extremely talented. Put them together, and you have one of the best wedding jazz bands on the east coast. The local residents commented that this was, "the best wedding band they have ever had on the island," and many chose to sit outside their homes to enjoy. Thank you for making our ceremony and reception perfect!

Review by Nate H.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on November 17, 2019From Boston, MA

Brad and his band were great! Brad is very easy going and detail oriented - a true professional. Our special requests of adding a singer for a few tunes and having me play bass on a tune (without any rehearsing) went off without a hitch. It was obvious our guests enjoyed the music from the many rounds of applause after songs. I would highly recommend hiring Portrait in Jazz again.

Review by Helaine D.

Bar MitzvahReviewed on September 7, 2019From Natick, MA

We were absolutely delighted with Portrait In Jazz. They played for our son’s bar mitzvah party. The band leader, Brad Ellenberg, is professional, easy to work with, and accommodating with special requests. The rest of the guys in the band were all terrific too. Many guests praised the band for their musicianship. The volume was perfect, also—you could easily have a conversation while listening to the music. The hora set they played was great. It helped create the festive environment we were looking for at this party! We started with traditional Jewish dancing and the band smoothly transitioned to jazz. Thank you, Portrait In Jazz!

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  • 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
  • Beautiful Love
  • Bewitched
  • Black Orpheus
  • Blue and Sentimental
  • Blue Moon
  • Body And Soul
  • But Not For Me
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Caravan
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
  • A Child Is Born
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine
  • Cotton Tail
  • Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
  • Cry Me A River
  • Darn That Dream
  • The Days of Wine and Roses
  • Desafinado
  • Dindi
  • Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
  • Don't Blame Me
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • East Of The Sun
  • Embraceable You
  • A Fine Romance
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Four
  • Four On Six
  • Gentle Rain
  • Georgia
  • The Girl From Impanema
  • God Bless The Child
  • Gone With The Wind
  • Have You met Miss Jones?
  • Here's That Rainy Day
  • How High the Moon
  • How Insensitive
  • I Can't Get Started With You
  • I Could Write A Book
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
  • If I Were A Bell
  • I'll Be Seeing You
  • I'll Remember April
  • I Love You
  • Imagination
  • I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
  • In A Mellow Tone
  • I Remember You
  • Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
  • Isn't It Romantic?
  • It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  • It Had To Be You
  • I Thought About You
  • It Might As Well Be Spring
  • It's Only A Paper Moon
  • It's You Or No One
  • I've Found A New Baby
  • I've Got A Crush On You
  • I've Got The World On A String
  • Jersey Bounce
  • The Lady Is A Tramp
  • Lament
  • Let's Fall In Love
  • Like Someone In Love
  • Long Ago and Far Away
  • Love For Sale
  • Lover Man
  • Love Walked In
  • Lucky Southern
  • Lullaby Of Birdland
  • Making Whoopie
  • The Man I Love
  • Mercy Mercy Mercy
  • Misty
  • Moonlight In Vermont
  • Moten's Swing
  • My Favorite Things
  • My Foolish Heart
  • My Funny Valentine
  • My Old Flame
  • My One and Only Love
  • My Romance
  • My Shining Hour
  • My Way
  • The Nearness Of You
  • Nica's Dream
  • The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
  • Nuages
  • Oh Lady Be Good
  • Old Devil Moon
  • On A Clear Day
  • Once I Loved
  • One Note Samba
  • On The Street Where You Live
  • Our Love Is Hear To Stay
  • Out Of Nowhere
  • Over The Rainbow
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Perdido
  • Polka Dots And Moonbeams
  • Prelude To A Kiss
  • Round Midnight
  • Samba De Orfeu
  • Satin Doll
  • Secret Love
  • September Song
  • Skylark
  • Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
  • Some Day My Prince Will Come
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • Speak Low
  • Stardust
  • Star Eyes
  • Stella By Starlight
  • St. Thomas
  • Stolen Moments
  • A String Of Pearls
  • Struttin' With Some Bar-B-Q
  • Sugar
  • Summertime
  • Sunny Side Of The Street
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Take Five
  • Take The A Train
  • Tangerine
  • Teach Me Tonight
  • There Is No Greater Love
  • There Will Never Be Another You
  • These Foolish Things
  • They Say It's Wonderful
  • Things Ain't What They Used To Be
  • Too Close For Comfort
  • Triste
  • Unforgettable
  • Up Jumped Spring
  • Valse Hot
  • Waltz For Debby
  • Watch What Happens
  • Wave
  • What A Difference A Day Made
  • When I Fall In Love
  • When Sunny Gets Blue
  • When You Wish Upon A Star
  • Witchcraft
  • Wonderful World
  • Yesterdays
  • You Are Too Beautiful
  • You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
  • Classic Rock | Beatles, etc.
  • Motown Standards | Various Artists
  • Original Jazz | Brad Ellenberg


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Upcoming Events

June 10, 2023 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Dover, NH

Past Events

August 13, 2022 • Wedding
Sat4:00 PM - 9:30 PM Portland, ME
July 11, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Newtonville, MA
November 17, 2019 • Wedding Reception
Sun12:00 PM - 3:30 PM Boston, MA
September 7, 2019 • Bar Mitzvah
Sat8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Natick, MA
June 8, 2019 • Private Party
Sat3:00 PM - 8:00 PM Westwood, MA
February 28, 2019 • Corporate Function
Thu3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cambridge, MA
November 29, 2018 • Waterstone
Thu7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Wellesley, MA
November 20, 2018 • Brookhaven
Tue7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Lexington, MA
November 19, 2018 • Plymouth Public Library
Mon7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Plymouth, MA
November 15, 2018 • Millis Public Library
Thu7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Millis, MA
October 17, 2018 • Heritage Restaurant
Wed6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Sherborn, MA
September 29, 2018 • Wedding
Sat2:30 PM - 6:00 PM York, ME

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