Bar Mitzvah•Reviewed on September 7, 2019•From 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!
Private Party•Reviewed on November 5, 2017•From New Britain, CT
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.
Birthday Party (Adult)•Reviewed on July 15, 2017•From Dorchester, MA
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.
Holiday Party•Reviewed on December 10, 2014•From Andover, MA
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.
Fundraiser•Reviewed on September 4, 2014•From Boston, MA
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.
Wedding Ceremony•Reviewed on August 10, 2013•From Block Island, RI
Portrait in Jazz, led by Brad Ellenberg, are consummate professionals with exceptional talent. As a long time jazz fanatic, I wanted nothing but the best for my wedding. And that is exactly what we got, a group of artists, who after years of playing together, have elevated to the music to art. They have an incredible grasp of of the jazz vernacular and are comfortable in any style, from swing to modern. They were also some of the nicest, most accommodating musicians I have ever come across. If you are looking for exceptional jazz music, look no further than Portrait in Jazz.
Private Party•Reviewed on May 12, 2013•From Boston, MA
The Brad Ellenberg Quintet exceeded all our expectations - they were consummate professionals, flexible, and accommodating to our last-minute changes. They played exactly the style of jazz that we asked for, and presented beautifully for our event. We would not hesitate to highly recommend them, and would happily engage them again.
Pat Krol, Executive Director
Birthday Party (Adult)•Reviewed on November 19, 2011•From Cambridge, MA
We hired the Brad Ellenberg Trio to play for a birthday party with ~80 guests. Brad was a good listener in our pre-event discussions and understood very well what we were looking for: Engaging background music for a cocktail party. After arrival, the trio set up quickly, and delighted our guests with their engaging but unobtrusive, versatile style. I heard many positive comments from our guests, and we were very happy with our choice.