Portrait In Jazz

Jazz Band from Boston, MA - Will travel up to 200 miles
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16 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2011

$400 - $3000 per event
About
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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Wedding Reception

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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.

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Bar Mitzvah

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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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Corporate Function

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Very pleased with the music and professionalism from Portrait in Jazz!

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Wedding

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Brad & company were so accommodating and helpful. All of our guests complimented us on our choice of music. I was unsure of what I wanted to walk to but Brad and I worked together and came up with the perfect piece. Breaks were timed when appropriate rather than a strict schedule. Thank you for your help in making my wedding day perfect!

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Private Party

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Portrait in Jazz is perfect. First, they are a group of experienced, talented musicians who play a huge variety of jazz pieces with skill and class! All of my guests -- everyone of the 50 or so people--commented that the group made the night. We asked Brad (who was the point person) to play one hour cocktail/background music; one hour dinner and eating music; and the last hour dance music. Brad really listens and divided the music and mood exactly the way we wanted it. He consistently told us he could adjust to our guests' wishes--and he did lowering volume when needed. What a wonderful gig. Hire this band and you won't go wrong. Everyone will be delighted. Bravo.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Portrait in Jazz did a great job to add an exciting and elegant dimension to an outdoor birthday party of about 45 people. I found the contact person, Brad, very knowledgeable and accommodating in both putting together the repetoire and playing requests. It was obvious to the guests that the musicians were very skilled and enthusiastic and played well together. They killed it. The evening was a memorable evening for all guests due in no small measure to portrait in jazz.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Holiday Party

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Portrait in Jazz always leaves our audience feeling happy and wanting more! Their talent and professionalism is everything our facility could ask for! I can always count on them to make our special occasions just that! I will call on them again and again!!!

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Holiday Party

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Portrait in Jazz is a amazing group of musicians who brought life to our holiday party. First of all, their music is fantastic. So many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed their playing. And - even when I didn't know exactly which style and selection of music to ask for, Brad Ellenberg used his good judgment to select pieces that were just right to fit the mood and the tone of our event. Beyond this, each of the musicians was a consummate professional. They arrived at our event ahead of schedule -which was a great comfort to me as the event planner. In addition, they were so accommodating - checking in with me at every step.

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Fundraiser

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We were thrilled with Portrait In Jazz. They showed up early, looked great, were so accommodating and the music was out of this world. Everyone at the event raved about the music and it really made the event have a fun and lively feel. I would use them again in a heartbeat. Top Notch.

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2019
Nov
17
Wedding Reception
Boston, MA
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2019
Sep
7
Bar Mitzvah
Natick, MA
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2019
Jun
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Private Party
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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Feb
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Sextet with Featured Vocals
 
  • One of our featured vocalists w/ Trumpet, Saxophone, Guitar, Bass and Drums
  • This full-band option is perfect for all larger functions and events!
Quintet: Instrumental Only
 
  • Trumpet, Saxophone, Guitar, Bass and Drums
  • A fantastic option in creating background ambience for any event!
Wedding
 
  • Ceremony, cocktails, dinner & reception
  • We can cover all the musical needs for your wedding!
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
 
  • Jazz for cocktails, lunch/dinner, reception
  • We can play Klezmer/Jewish music for the Hora and throughout the event!
Jazz Quartet
 
  • Saxophone or Trumpet, Guitar, Bass, Drums
  • Your choose the instrumentation that best meets your needs!
Jazz Trio
 
  • Trumpet/Saxophone, Guitar, Bass or Guitar, Bass and Drums
  • Your choice or Horn, Guitar and Bass or just Rhythm Section!
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
Big Band
Jazz Band
Swing Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Original Band
Ballroom Dance Music Band
30s Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Weddings
Bar Mitzvahs
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Holiday Parties
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Retirement Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Anniversaries
School Assemblies
New Year's Eve Parties
Dinner Dances
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Community Events
Please note Portrait In Jazz will also travel to Braintree, Cambridge, Newton, Readville, Brookline Village, Medford, Randolph, Milton, Quincy, Wallaston, Watertown, West Medford, Weymouth, Arlington Heights, Holbrook, Melrose, Nonantum, North Quincy, Waverley, Dorchester, East Weymouth, Hyde Park, Mattapan, North Weymouth, Oakdale, South Weymouth, Waltham, Babson Park, Avon, Canton.
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