We chose Pizzicato because of Thomson's quick, detailed, professional & friendly email responses. This level of service remained consistent throughout the 8 month span of the planning & on the day of our wedding. He was enthusiastically accommodating of our special song requests. On the wedding day Thomson first performed during the ceremony & cocktail hour & then performed with Pizzicato & vocalist, Kat, for the reception. They were ready even in advance of the agreed time & flexible to last minute changes. Our guests enjoyed their performance, loved Kat's voice & liked that they could have table conversation without being overpowered by overly loud music.
In the past year, we've performed at private events for Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Satori Consulting, the Rainbow Room, Lincoln Center, Ciprianis, the Boston College Club and many other high profile parties and weddings. Our professional attitude emphasizes courteousness, looking great (suits or tuxedos), dynamic and flexible volumes to fit your event, and most importantly, incredible music by some of the world's finest jazz musicians.
With a repertoire of over 600 songs, Pizzicato Jazz plays the timeless music of instrumentalists Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane to vocalists Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Nat King Cole, not to mention Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto and other Brazilian artists. We go the extra mile with your event, working with you to select the band configuration and the genre selection of music that suits the needs of your event, from traditional swing and standards to bossa nova, or even a few klezmer tunes for barmitzfahs.
Our group can range from a piano/bass duo to a sextet playing big band swing from the era. We'll help you select an instrumentation that will fit your event in volume, style and mood; our most popular instrumentations are the piano trio with either guitar, drums or sax, as well as our full quartet.
If you are looking to have us play your wedding or corporate event, I function as a music planner, working one on one with you beforehand to coordinate repertoire, schedule, ceremony music selections, setup, and everything else to make sure your event flows smoothly and has the specific aural ambience you are looking for. The event schedule and all other details will be laid out in advance with a written contract so the event can flow smoothly and professionally without you having to manage it; you can focus your energies on your guests without worry!
For a cost effective wedding, we offer offer wedding ceremonies in conjunction with cocktail hour and reception, playing classical ceremony music (Bach, Pachelbel, etc) or even nonstandard repertoire; get in touch to discuss!
The members of Pizzicato Jazz were selected by the US State Department and Jazz at Lincoln Center for the 2011-12 Rhythm Road International Touring Program. We spent 6 weeks performing festivals and bringing an educational outreach program to Venezuela, Haiti, Panama, Mexico, and Peru. We'll be following this up with a 4 week tour of China in fall of 2015.