Quartette Barbette

Woodwind Ensemble from Portland, OR - Will travel up to 250 miles
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$425 - $2000 per job
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About
QUARTETTE BARBETTE is an extremely versatile and talented saxophone quartet located in Portland, Oregon. Quartette Barbette is just as beautiful and elegant as a string quartet, but far more versatile! The saxophone produces beautiful sounds like no other instrument ranging from elegant, pure tone to searing, soulful sounds. What kind of ensemble can perform everything from J.S Bach to James Brown? The sax quartet!
AND: Quartette Barbette has just been given a RISING STAR award for 2008 for top number of bookings and customer satisfaction!

QUARTETTE BARBETTE performs eclectic musical styles including:
-Cool swing,
-Elegant jazz,
-Big Band Tunes
-Classical favorites,
-Upbeat ragtime,
-Rousing klezmer (Jewish jazz),
-Fun and funky oldies (Motown, Beatles, James Brown etc)
-Celtic and Irish melodies
-Polkas and German folk tunes
-Christmas jazz and holiday favorites
AND MORE!

Just some of the groups Quartette Barbette's members have performed with:
- Oregon Symphony Pops with Johnny Mathis
- Count Basie Big Band's Joe Williams and Dennis Rowland (vocalists)
- Harry James, Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Bands, Eugene Symphony, Eugene Opera and more!


Just some of the venues and clients of QUARTETTE BARBETTE:

- Portland City Grill
- KPTV Channel 12's 'Good Day Oregon',
- Weiden + Kennedy,
- Benson Hotel,
- PGE PARK - Portland Beavers,
- Children's Museum,
- KMHD 89.1FM - 'Home Grown Jazz' hosted by Mary Burlingame,
- Cathedral Park Jazz Festival,
- Silverton Wine & Jazz Festival,
- Arlington Jazz Festival,
- Portland Marathon,
- Meinig Park Classical Concert Series,
- Timberline Lodge,
- Acadia Ballroom,
- Resort at the Mountain,
- Willamette Falls Hospital,
- Oregon Health Care Foundation,
- KBOO Radio 90.7 FM,
- Willamette Valley Vineyards,
- Jenkins Estate,
- McMenamin's Edgefield,
- Governor Hotel
- East Fork Country Estates
- Heathman Lodge,
- Mt. Hood Festival of Jazz/Gresham Business Association
- Oaks Pioneer Church,
- Night at the Oscars (Hollywood Theatre),
- Crown Vista (near St. Helens),
- OMSI,
- Oswego Lake Country Club,
- Canby Country Club,
- Royal Oaks Country Club,
- The Columbian Newspaper
- March of Dimes,
- Epilepsy Foundation,
- Overseas Women's Crisis Hotline
- Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens,
- Leach Botanical Gardens,
- Scottish Rite Temple,
- Abernethy Center,
- Elderhostel Association
- Clarion Hotel
- Chamber Music in City Hall,
- LightRail extension celebration(MAX),
- opening of Oregon's first sculpture garden
and many more!

- Other ensembles/instrumentation combinations include:
CELTIC FLUTE
CLASSICAL FLUTE
FLUTE/GUITAR
PIANO
SAXOPHONE/PIANO "Barbette and Ellen" Jazz, Pop and Classical Duo!
FLUTE/OBOE
SAXOPHONE/GUITAR
ENGLISH HORN, ETC

Call us for an elegant and fun musical experience!




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Gold Member
25+ GigMasters Bookings
2015 - Top Woodwind Ensemble
2013 - Top Woodwind Ensemble
2010 - Top Woodwind Ensemble
2008 - Top Woodwind Ensemble

July 4th Party

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Quartette Barbette did a fabulous job of entertaining our fans and making our 4th of July game at PGE Park something special.

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Christmas Party

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Quartette Barbette did a fantastic job our Christmas party. We had hired them for background music, but they truly deserve center stage. We were very impressed with their sound, talent and extensive repertoire. I would definitely ask them back for a future event.

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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Barbette and her associates played for my twin granddaughters 4th birdthday party. It was absolutely amazing! We had several special requests for songs such as the overture of 1812, timed complete with canons, and it was A++++++++! Extremely warm and accomodating and will most definitely use their group again. SUPERB! Melanie Loveland Daddies Board Shop, LLC

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Anniversary Party

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The Barbette Quartet arrived plenty early to assure me that they were there and set up in time for our event. They dress in black and white as asked to complete our theme. They were very flexible about our cut-ins for announcements, introductions, and thank yous. They even played "Happy Birthday" for a 100 year old resident without previously being told this would happen. Of course, that made the centurion's day! Their music was beautiful, clear in an outdoor setting, and appropriate for our 1920's theme. The quartet blended well with the hired dancers to make a very special 20th anniversary for West Hills Village, a senior retirement community.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Quartette Barbette performed at our wedding ceremony on a beatiful day, on 9/11/10 at The International Rose Garden. Barbette was a delight to comunicate with and the guests enjoyed their lovely music. I would recommend them for any event.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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It was great to have the Quartette Barbette play at our Birthday Party. Barbette was very accomodating and professonal. The music added that special touch and helped make our event a real success.

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Fundraiser

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Quartette Barbette played 1940's and 50's tunes for our Auction fundraiser. All of the guests remarked that they enjoyed the music immensely and several got out on the dance floor after dinner. Quartette Barbette helped make our event a success and we would invite them to play for another event in a heartbeat.

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Corporate Function

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Corporate Function

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I expressed a need for swing and big band sounds for a Gatsby themed dinner. They were to play from 7pm to 10:30pm. At 8:30 they took a break that turned into a 30 minute vanish. I had to track them down at 9pm to have them come back and play music, which turned into the Pink Panther theme and other unsuitable selections. They were not dressed in sets, they brought one of the band members' daughter along, it was very unprofessional. I wouldn't have paid them the final payment for the night if I had known they were this unprepared.

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Quartette Barbette’s Response:

Quartette Barbette had SEVERAL guests come up to us at the end of the evening and compliment us on our music! Sarah Emerson was rude and demeaning from the beginning of the evening even though we performed all the sets of jazz and big band music for their dinner house (quiet jazz set) and then later more dancable music later on as discussed. We were dressed in black slacks and dressy collared shirts. We were puzzled as to why Sarah seemed so unpleasant to us during the entire evening and as stated above, many guests LOVED our music, danced to it and had a great evening. We have had 4 and 5 star ratings consistently from EVERY client on gigmasters prior to this!

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PAST EVENTS
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2015
May
15
Corporate Function
Stevenson, WA
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2014
Aug
9
TBA - WEDDING
Portland, OR
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2013
Dec
31
Club Event
Portland, OR
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2013
Dec
31
McLean House - Barbette, solo piano with Nancy Ives, cello!
West Linn, OR
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2013
Aug
5
Wedding
Vancouver, WA
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2013
Jul
20
Wedding
Oregon City, OR
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2012
Dec
31
Courtyard Plaza
Portland, OR
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2012
Sep
8
Corporate Function
Vancouver, WA
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2012
Aug
11
Blitz -Ladds Addition
Portland, OR
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2012
Jul
15
Commitment Ceremony
Portland, OR
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2012
Jun
17
World Trade Center - Wedding Ceremony
Portland, OR
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2012
May
19
Liberty House - 50th Wedding Anniversary Party!
Damascus, OR
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Trisch Trasch Polka
Johann Strauss
Chicken Dance
trad. Folk tune/Oktoberfest
Thunder and Lightning Polka
Johann Strauss
Annen Polka
Johann Strauss
Theme from Austin Powers
Quincy Jones
William Tell Overture
Rossini
Red Clay
Freddie Hubbard
Memphis Underground
Herbie Mann
How High the Moon/Ornithology
Charlie Parker
Fiddler on the Roof Medley
Christmasttime is Here
Vince Guaraldi
Bolero
Ravel
Our Love is Here to Stay
George Gershwin
As Time Goes By
Hupfeld/Gale
Take Five
Paul Desmond
Tiger Rag
20's jazz
King Porter Stomp
20's jazz - Jelly Roll Morton
Pink Panther/Moon River
Henry Mancini
All the Things You Are
Jerome Kern
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Burke/Heusen
Maple Leaf Rag/The Entertainer
Scott Joplin
Linus and Lucy Theme
Peanuts Theme -Guaraldi
Trumpet Voluntary
Purcell/Clarke
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Mambo No. 5
Prado
Ain't Misbehavin'
Fats Waller
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington
Jump Jive and Wail
Louis Prima/Brian Setzer
Cantaloupe Island
Herbie Hancock
When I'm 64/Penny Lane
The Beatles
NY, NY
Frank Sinatra
It Don't Mean a Thing (if it ain't got..)
Duke Ellington
Chicago
Sinatra
A Foggy Day
Van Heuser
In the Mood
Glenn Miller
Moondance
Van Morrison
My Girl
Temptations
Soul Man
Sam and Dave
Louie Louie
The Kingsmen
Smooth/Europa
Santana
60's Medley
various artists
50's Medley
various artists
70's Medley
various artists
Mack the Knife
Kurt Weill/Bobby Darin
80's Medley
hits of the 80's
There Will Never Be Another You
Jerome Kern
It's Been a Long, Long Time
Bing Crosby
The Best is Yet to Come
Frank Sinatra
Autumn in NY
jazz ballad
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
jazz ballad
I Let a song go out of my heart
Duke Ellington
I Remember You
swing
Johnson Rag
20's jazz - Hall/Kleinauf
Summertime
George Gershwin
I Got Rhythm
George Gershwin
Irish Suite
Trad. Irish
Have You Met Miss Jones
40's swing tune
Ja Da
20's done swing style
American Patrol
Glenn Miller
Moonlight Serenade
Glenn Miller
Fly Me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra
Round Midnight
Thelonious Monk
Mission Impossible Theme
Lalo Schifrin
Baby Elephant Walk
Henry Mancini
I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Marvin Gaye
Morning has Broken
trad/Cat Stevens
House of the Rising Sun
trad/the Animals
Powerhouse
Warner Bros cartoon music -Raymond Scott
Danny Boy
Trad. Irish
Yesterday
Beatles
Hey Jude
Beatles
Eleanor Rigby
Beatles
Night in Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie
Wave
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Cantina Band
Star Wars bar music
Rhapsody in Blue
George Gershwin
An American in Paris
George Gershwin
My Funny Valentine
Rodgers & Hart
When you Wish Upon a Star
from Pinocchio
Yakety Sax
Boots Randolph
Beale St. Blues
W. C. Handy
Relax!
rhumba
Make it Funky/Popcorn
James Brown
Finiculi, Finicula
Italian Tarentella
A Whole New World
Aladdin's Theme
Spring from Four Seasons
Vivaldi
Air on the G String
Bach
Scherzo from Midsummer Night's Dream
Mendelssohn
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
Hallelujah Chorus
Handel
Bridal Chorus
Wagner
Selections from the Moldau
Smetana
Night Train
classic swing tune
Zoot Suit Riot
Cherry Poppin Daddies
L.O.V.E
Nat King Cole
The Way You Look Tonight
Jerome Kern
Blue Grass Rag
ragtime
Ghost Riders in the Sky
Frankie Laine
Raiders of the Lost Ark March
John Williams
Sesame Street Theme
TV Theme
Do you Know what it means to miss New Orleans
20's jazz
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
20's jazz
The Nearness of You
swing tune
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Ellington
Stella by Starlight
Kern
Limehouse Blues
20's jazz
Out of Nowhere
Lena Horne
Symphony No. 8 Mvt 2
Beethoven
Bouree and Hornpipe
Handel
Four Brothers
Woody Herman
Theme from Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Gounod
Theme from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Theme from Rocky
Bill Conti
Bugler's Holiday
Leroy Anderson
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Sherwin
I Remember Clifford
Benny Golson
Puttin on the Ritz
Irving Berlin
Blue Skies
Irving Berlin
The Easy Winners
Scott Joplin
That Old Black Magic
Johnny Mercer/Harold Arlen
Django
John Lewis
My Ideal
Robin/Whiting/Chase
Ob la Di, Ob la Da
The Beatles
Strike up the Band
George Gershwin
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Irving Berling
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Charles Mingus
Segment
Charlie Parker
Down by the Riverside
Traditional
Guantanamera
Latin
House of the Rising Sun
Traditional
The Shadow of your Smile
Johnny Mandel
I Can't Take my Eyes off of You
Burt Bacharach
Empress Tango/Girl in Satin
Tangos
Day by Day
The Four Freshmen
Moonlight & Roses/Girl of my Dreams/Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
Waltz Medley
It Could Happen to You
swing
The Last Waltz
Burt Bacharach
Nice Work if you can get It
George Gershwin
Stars and Stripes Forever
John Phillip Sousa
Hot Toddy
Perez Prado
Indiana
swing tune
Groovin'
The Rascals
Oh, Lady be Good
George Gershwin
Rudy Wiedoeft Suite
20's novelty tunes
My Favorite Things
Rodgers & Hammerstein
Happy Birthday
Muppet Show Theme
TV Theme
Nutcracker Suite (for sax quartet)!
Tschaikovsky
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Mel Torme - Judy Garland
Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson
Swing Christmas tunes!
holiday favorites a la swing style
White Christmas
Irving Berlin
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Johnny Marks
Traditional Christmas medleys
traditional holiday favorites
My Ideal
30's swing
Hava Nagila
traditional Jewish music
Rock of Ages
traditional Jewish music
Klezmer Triptych
traditional Jewish/Klezmer
Siman Tov U Mazel Tov
traditional Jewish song
Laila Laila
Jewish folk song
Od Lo Ahavti Di
Israeli Dance Tune
Three Klezmer Trios
Traditional Jewish/Klezmer
Tants Fraylachs
Traditional Jewish
Beer Barrel Polka
polka
Pennsylvania Polka
polka
Liechtensteiner Polka
polka
It's only a Paper Moon
standard
The Simpson's Theme
TV theme
Take the A Train
Duke Ellington
Over the Rainbow
Harburg - Judy Garland
Well You Needn't
Thelonious Monk
Brazil
Samba
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
The Andrews Sisters
Body & Soul
Classic Jazz Ballad
Besame Mucho
Latin
Autumn Leaves
jazz ballad
Cold Sweat
James Brown
Ory's Creole Trombone
Edward "Kid" Ory 20's jazz
Suo Gan
Welsh Lullaby
Elite Syncopations
Scott Joplin
Riverboat Shuffle
Hoagy Carmichael
Simple Gifts
Shaker Melody/Aaron Copland
So Shall the Lute and Harp Awake
Handel from Judas Maccabeus
Star Bangled Banner
Francis Scott Key
Armed Forces Medley
Anchors Aweigh etc
Larghetto
Vivaldi
Perpetuum Mobile
Johann Strauss
Love Me Tender
Elvis
Irish Suite
Irish medley
Goodbye Porkpie Hat
Charles Mingus
Reflections
Thelonious Monk
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Glenn Miller w/ The Andrews Sisters
Lady is a Tramp
Sinatra/Ella Fitzgerald
Looney Toons Theme
cartoon music
Mood Indigo
Duke Ellington
Cottontail
Duke Ellington
Sophisticated Lady
Duke Ellington
Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen
Theme from 1812 Overture
Tchaikovsky
Michael Jackson Medley
Michael Jackson
I Wish
Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder
Oye Como Va
Santana
Singing in the Rain
What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
Theme from 8 1/2
Nino Rota
Clarinet Polka
Traditional German Polka
Polka
Sentimental Journey
Glenn Miller/Doris Day
Dos Gardenias
Bolero
Early Autumn/Blue Orchids/Stardust Medley
40's standards
Can you Read My Mind- Love Theme from Superman
J. Williams/Leone
Carmen Medley
Bizet - classical/jazz arr.
Charleston
20's Jazz
Basin Street Blues
W. C. Handy
Ashokan Farewell
PBS Civil War miniseries Theme
All of Me
popular standard
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Joe Zawinul - funky jazz
Lime House Blues
20's jazz
Josephine
20's jazz
In a Sentimental Mood
Duke Ellington
Blues Walk
Clifford Brown
Caravan
Duke Ellington
Blue Bossa
Kenny Durham
Birdland
Joe Zawinul
Better Get hit in yo' Soul
Charles Mingus
Blue Rondo a la Turk
Dave Brubeck
Bist du Bei Mir (If Thou be Near)
J.S. Bach
El Relicario
Paso Doble
Forget
Bolero
Halloween Fantasy
Lennie Niehaus
Georgia on my Mind
Hoagy Carmichael
All of Me
Marks - jazz standard
April in Paris
Vernon Duke - Count Basie
4 Gershwin Songs - Nice Work if you can get it, Love Walked in, They all Laughed, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
George Gershwin medley
Ain't she Sweet
20's Jazz
Adios-Guantanamera - Chuco-Guataca City
Latin songs
Amazing Grace
Traditional
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Big Band
Swing Band
Celtic Duo
Classical Duo
Jazz Duo
Oldies Duo
Swing Duo
20's Hits Trio
30's Hits Trio
40's Hits Trio
Jazz Quartet
Jazz Brass Ensemble
Chamber Music Brass Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Classical Woodwind Ensemble
Classical Quartet
Weddings
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
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
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
High School Reunions
Please note Quartette Barbette will also travel to Beaverton, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Marylhurst, Clackamas, Aloha, Fairview, Gladstone, Gresham, West Linn, Camas, Troutdale, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Brush Prairie, Boring, Sherwood, Saint John, Wilsonville, Heisson, North Plains, Ridgefield, Washougal, Battle Ground, Corbett, Canby, Cornelius, Scappoose.
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