Ten String Swing

Jazz Band from Worcester, MA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2006

$300 - $2200 per event
About
Ten String Swing specializes in weddings and corporate events; for instance, we regularly perform at Harvard University alumni events. Although we typically play jazz standards, we often perform wedding ceremonies, playing classical guitars and flute, and then afterward switch to acoustic bass and jazz guitar for cocktails and dinner. We work closely with clients to be assure their complete satisfaction.

We will also expand to a trio or a quartet by adding another woodwind player and a drummer for dancing. We may also add a singer, and our bassist and saxophonist double on vocals, too. Our cocktail and dinner repertoire consists of classic jazz, Latin, and easy listening pop background music; for ceremonies we offer the traditional favorites for processionals and recessionals, and popular selections by Bach, Rameau, Handel, Beethoven, Telemann and Mozart.

For cocktails and dinner, composers like Gershwin, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern are well represented, as are the Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Latin composer Jobim. We also play more "straight-up" jazz like Miles Davis, Chick Corea, and Pat Metheny when the occasion calls for it. Jazz lovers are pleasantly surprised when we turn into a hard-swinging band after a polite set of Mozart, Bach and Handel!

Guuitarist Rich Falco, is Director of Jazz Studies at WPI. Bassist/flutist/guitarist Matt Brown has played and taught in New England for years, and was a member of the Marty Gilman Band. Saxophonist/flutist Jim Allard is a faculty member at Clark University. Additional members of the group are long-time associates with whom we perform frequently.
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They were exactly what we wanted - mellow live background music for our formal sit down wedding reception. thanks!

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Ten String Swing was exactly what my daughter wanted for her wedding reception! Their music was contemporary yet laid back in style. Despite bad weather, the musicians took great effort to attend the reception, and the guests were delighted! I would definitely hire this ensemble again. They were professional, great communicators, and accomodating, not to mention affordable. Thanks, 'Ten String Swing'!!!

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The band was terrific; showed up exactly on time, were extremely professional and most importantly, sounded fab. Our guests went out of their way to compliment the music selection and volume (which allowed for conversation.) We highly recommend Ten String Swing! Shannon & Brian

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Great musicians, very professional... great sound! We would highly recommend Ten String to anyone. Thanks guys!

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Ten String Swing played for our company holiday party at the Boston Harbor Hotel. I received many positive comments from guests about the music and I found Matt and Rich to be very professional, competent and accommodating. There was an issue about amplification in the Rotunda, where the party was held, and TSS contacted the hotel's catering director prior to the party, as I requested, and worked out the problem. I highly recommend Ten String Swing and will hire them again if the occasion arises.

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Musicality was very good, and provided the mood we were seeking for our event. Would have been quite pleased, but they arrived 1/2 hour late in Boston due to heavy traffic. Left half an hour early but reduced their fee appropriately.

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We would have continued performing as contracted, but members of the party were continuing to make toasts, and we didn't wish to interrupt. Afterward, we found out that the clients had wished us to continue, but hadn't said so at the time, so we gave them a refund.

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My wife and I were looking for a talented smooth band since we set our wedding up to be romantic and intimate. Ten String Swing were just the performers we were looking for. The music was always smooth and present in the background, but there was enough energy to produce the mood we were looking for. We love to dance to swing music as well as listen to the easier side of jazz. I highly reccommend this group, they are professional, warm and very accomodating. It was a sheer pleasure having them part of our wedding. Thankyou Ten Strin Swing for your part in making our day so wonderful.

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Matt Brown and the boys of Ten String Swing should be hired to play everyone's wedding in Boston and the surrounding area. If you want a top notch jazz/swing group these guys are it. I had asked them to play side one of Van Morrison's "Moondance" album which they performed with a female singer friend of mine. My friend and Ten String Swing never had a chance to practice. They just laid it down. Van Morrison would have been proud. People stopped dancing to listen. I have been receiving e-mails since I have returned from Rhode Island from our guests telling me how much they enjoyed the music. Feel free to e-mail me: graha4u@yahoo.com & I can give more details.

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Loved them and the guests all enjoyed them as well. Have recommended gigmasters database to everyone. thanks

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A Foggy Day
Gershwin
Summertime
Gershwin
They Can't Take That Away from Me
Gershwin
In a Sentimental Mood
Ellington
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Ellington
Take the A Train
Ellington
It Don't Mean a Thing
Ellington
Isfahan
Ellington
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Ella Fitzgerald
A Fine Romance
Jerome Kern
All the Things You Are
Jerome Kern
I'm Old Fashioned
Jerome Kern
Dearly Beloved
Jerome Kern
Yesterdays
Jerome Kern
The Days of Wine and Roses
Henry Mancini
All of You
Cole Porter
I Love You
Cole Porter
Night and Day
Cole Porter
What Is This Thing Called Love
Cole Porter
Have You Met Miss Jones
Rodgers and Hart
I Could Write A Book
Rodgers and Hart
Isn't It Romantic?
Rodgers and Hart
My Funny Valentine
Rodgers and Hart
My Romance
Rodgers and Hart
How Insensitive
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Quiet Nights
Antonio Carlos Jobim
No More Blues
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Once I Loved
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Wave
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Michelle
The Beatles
Yesterday
The Beatles
This Masquerade
George Benson
I Get A Kick Out of You
Sinatra
Over the Rainbow
Judy Gardner
But Not For Me
Chet Baker
Embraceable You
Tony Bennett
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Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
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Bat Mitzvahs
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Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Ten String Swing will also travel to Hamilton, Milford, Hopedale, Medway, West Millbury, Holliston, Bellingham, Franklin, Hopkinton, Mendon, Westborough, Ashland, Berlin, Charlton Depot, Millis, Upton, West Upton, Charlton City, Manchaug, Sherborn, Woodville, Blackstone, East Princeton, Framingham, Linwood, Norfolk, North Uxbridge, Northbridge, South Lancaster, Centerville.
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