Prelude Productions

Jazz Band from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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17 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2011
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$300 - $10000 per event
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About
Comprised of seasoned luminaries based in New York City, Prelude Productions offers a variety of ensemble sizes for all of your jazz needs. Solo, duo, trio, quartet or vocal groups can be tailored to your specific requests. Our musicians have performed world-wide with the greatest living jazz legends, and each holds a degree from institutions such as The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and Berklee College of Music.

For programming, we work hard to provide variety within even basic genre choices. For example, with a set of music from the American Songbook, we will choose songs in an order that provides interest in tempo, feel, and even key centers so that listeners can feel a sense of movement, even on a very subtle level.

While each musician in Prelude Productions performs at the highest level of musicianship, we all understand that most often our role is secondary in a cocktail hour or corporate function. We are happy to be sensitive to volume and physical space issues, and we are readily aware that we are an addition to your event, not necessarily the main attraction.

Our goal at Prelude Productions is to provide you with the greatest sense of ease regarding your event music. With just a simple consultation, we can create a beautiful addition to any special day.

Please visit our website for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you!

"Prelude Productions led by Matthew Rybicki played my wedding on Labor Day Sunday, and wow, they were awesome. My husband and I wanted a jazz band with the range to play a some Rock, R&B and Pop as well. We auditioned several bands and Matt's group really impressed us. They also had unbelievable flexibility. They had a guitarist accompany our ceremony and had additional band members come later in the evening as they transitioned from their superb jazz repertoire. Working with Matt in planning the music program was a pure delight. He was seemingly always available, very responsive and had great suggestions. He also was very accommodating. The wedding performance itself was just great. They are a very talented and professional jazz group. They played an excellent jazz set during our cocktail hour and then another during the dinner. After dinner they moved toward more danceable music with terrific variety. Their lead singer is a real talent. Her range is impressive. There are not too many singers that can pull off Adele, but she is more than up to the task and then some. Our guests are still complimenting us on our band selection. Their rates were very reasonable making them not only a great band, but a terrific value as well. We couldn't recommend them more highly." - Adi Haller, August 2012

"Dear Matt, We want to thank you and your entire ensemble for the awesome live jazz during our wedding cocktail hour at Addison Park! Our guests were absolutely floored and they loved the music. We go so many compliments on the live music you guys played and you may even get some referrals. Thank you for entertaining our guests! Best Wishes." - Gijoy & Purvi, February 2014
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
2014 - Top Jazz Ensemble

Fundraiser

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Matthew and his band were absolutely amazing! They were so easy to work with, very generous to accommodate our needs to maintain a strict budget as this was a fundraiser and, oh, did I mention they sounded fantastic?!? We received so many compliments on their talent and how well their jazz paired with our Gatsby theme. They were friendly and honest, we could not have asked for more! I'm just sorry that I did not get to thank them in person and congratulate them on a job well done! I highly recommend them. You will not be disappointed! Best- Cara DePaul

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Bar Mitzvah

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The band was excellent! We had a four person combo with a keyboard player, bass, drums, and singer. They set a wonderful, cool, and fun vibe for our luncheon. We really enjoyed them. Matthew Rybicki was extremely attentive during the preparations for the party. He is a great communicator and very happy to work with the hosts to plan the flow of the party. Great experience.

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Wedding

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They arrived on time. got going exactly as we expected. Played all of our requests beautifully. They are all top notch musicians and we a very picky crowd. Bride and groom are both Juilliard graduates. The singer, Charene was fabulous, gracious and exactly what we had hoped for. The group was wonderful to listen to and also great for dancing. I would reccommend them to anyone who wants great music and not just a "wedding band".

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Wedding Reception

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Super responsive and accommodating, with excellent musicians!

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Graduation Party

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Very professional and accommodating. Very bright, and colorful melodies! One of the best performances I've seen/heard in years, for a great price! I highly recommend for any occasion.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Definitely a five-star performance all around. Matthew and the other members of Prelude Productions arrived early and well dressed and were ready to start playing before the first guests arrived. They played beautifully, were sensitive to the mood of the room and our special requests. We would hire them again in a heartbeat -- for any occasion. Thank you!

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Corporate Function

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I had a wonderful experience booking Prelude Productions for a corporate event in New York City. Communication with Matthew the band leader was excellent and he was always available to answer my questions about our event. The band was professional and a pleasure to work with and the music was GREAT! You could tell we were listening a seasoned, talented Jazz band and I highly recommend them for any type of event.

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Prelude Productions’s Response:

Thank you, Jamillah it was wonderful to work together!

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Prelude Productions were an absolute pleasure to work with. Every detail was hashed out to perfection and their professionalism was unmatched. They were continuously checking in and following up regularly. Thanks to them we had a beautiful ceremony and cocktail hour for our wedding. We can't say enough, they were the perfect choice!!!

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Private Party

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Holiday Party

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Great group, wonderful music, set the tone for the evening, many thanks

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Prelude Productions’s Response:

Thank you for your kind words! Happy Holidays!

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Wedding Reception

January 25, 2020
$2500 for 4 hrs

Fundraiser

September 26, 2019
$1300 for 3 hrs

Wedding

September 28, 2019
$2000 for 5 hrs

Celebration

July 27, 2019
$1525 for 3.5 hrs

Wedding Cocktail Hour

November 01, 2019
$600 for 1.5 hrs

Corporate Function

May 02, 2019
$1525 for 3.5 hrs

PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Nov
1
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Riverhead, NY
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
May
2
Corporate Function
New York City, NY
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Dec
14
Holiday Party
New York City, NY
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Oct
21
Wedding
Perkasie, PA
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2015
Jun
28
Wedding Ceremony
Kingston, NY
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2015
Mar
29
Birthday Party (Adult)
Yonkers, NY
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2014
Dec
13
Bar Mitzvah
Livingston, NJ
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2014
Oct
3
Fundraiser
Madison, NJ
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Jun
21
Birthday Party (Adult)
New York City, NY
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2014
Jun
18
Celebration
Pocono Pines, PA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2014
Jun
14
Wedding
New York City, NY
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2013
Aug
17
Private Party
Bridgehampton, NY
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2013
Aug
10
Wedding
Bridgewater, CT
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Thelonious Monk
Exactly Like You
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For All We Know
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Gone With the Wind
Frank Sinatra
God Bless the Child
Billie Holiday
How Insensitive
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Ella Fitzgerald
I Could Write a Book
Harry Connick Jr.
I Hear a Rhapsody
John Coltrane
I Remember You
Diana Krall
I Thought About You
Dinah Washington
If I Should Lose You
Chet Baker
I'm Glad There Is You
Frank Sinatra
I'm All Smiles
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In a Sentimental Mood
Duke Ellington
It Could Happen to You
Miles Davis
Joy Spring
Clifford Brown
Just Squeeze Me
Duke Ellington
Just in Time
Nat King Cole
Like Someone in Love
Ella Fitzgerald
Love for Sale
Cole Porter
Love Walked In
George and Ira Gershwin
Lush Life
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The Masquerade Is Over
Nancy Wilson
Misty
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Mood Indigo
Duke Ellington
More Than You Know
Billy Eckstine
My Baby Just Care For Me
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My Favorite Things
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Rodgers and Hart
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Rhythm-a-ning
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Shadow of Your Smile
Tony Bennett
Softly As in a Morning Sunrise
Oscar Hammerstein
Someone to Light Up My Life
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Something to Live For
Billy Strayhorn
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Louis Armstrong
Sometimes I'm Happy
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A Sleepin' Bee
Nancy Wilson
Speak Low
Kurt Weill
Speak No Evil
Wayne Shorter
Star Eyes
Charlie Parker
Stardust
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Stompin' at the Savoy
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Summertime
Ella Fitzgerald
Take the 'A' Train
Duke Ellington
Tenderly
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That's All
Etta James
There Will Never Be Another You
Chet Baker
Thou Swell
Rodgers and Hart
Time After Time
Frank Sinatra
Up Jumped Spring
Art Blakey
Very Early
Bill Evans
What a Difference a Day Made
Dinah Washington
You Stepped Out of a Dream
Billie Holiday
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
Cole Porter
Big Band
Dixieland Band
Jazz Band
Swing Band
Acoustic Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Prelude Productions will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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