The Boston Jazz Orchestra, a critically acclaimed seventeen piece ensemble led by saxophonist Andy Baer, burst onto the new England scene on Valentine’s Day of 1990. The band has been performing to enthusiastic audiences at concerts and parties, including the Boston Globe and DeCordova Museum Jazz Festivals, the Boston Harbor Hotel Wine Festival Gala, the Prudential Center Summerfest and First Night. In 1991 the Boston Jazz Orchestra received a Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant. The orchestra is comprised of artful seasoned veterans and young rising stars that blend a repertoire of traditional classics and contemporary big band sounds. The music of Count Bassie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Bob Mintzer, Thad Jones/MelLewis, Oliver Nelson and Frank Foster is featured, along with songs and arrangements by local composers
Members of the Boston Jazz Orchestra have previously toured, recorded and performed with numerous internationally renowned jazz artists, including Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, Gary Burton, Carla Bley, Maynard Ferguson, Chuck Mangione, Clark Terry, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Looking for something fun and different? The Cello Chix are an electric cello band that has been tearing and sawing through classic rock in the Boston area since 2002. Becca and Susanna, classically-trained cellists, both went to the Oberlin Conservatory, but only really got to know each other a decade later at a friend’s party in Watertown. A fan of hiking and funky acoustics, the friend suggested that the two bring their cellos on a hike and then play some tunes in a ravine. The prospect of turning antiques into kindling didn’t thrill the cellists, so instead they decided to start playing duos at friends’ parties, getting paid in chocolate and compliments. It was the usual string stuff: Bach, Handel, Haydn. But they also tried out a couple of Susanna’s Beatles and The Doors arrangements. Those were a hit. Emboldened, the Cello Chix started showing up at Open Mic Night at the Burren, replaced their traditional cellos with electric ones, ditched the Baroque, and soon got gigs playing rock music at bars around the Boston area. The Cello Chix now have a repertoire of over 50 classic rock, jazz, pop and Latin tunes, a loyal and sizeable following, and a CD titled ‘Under the Covers‘.
Learn more about the Cello Chix here.
Music Management provides music at several of Boston’s finest hotels that honor mothers with a special brunch.
Music Management provided dueling pianists for the RIMS (Risk & Insurance Management Society, Inc.) event on April 25th at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The event hosted 1900 guests and pianists Tim Ray and Ben Cook were the featured entertainment for the evening. Two grand pianos were placed atop risers in the middle of the ballroom and the musicians played jazz and popular standards and fielded requests. Not used to seeing dueling pianos, attendees were delighted at the quality and originality of the presentation.