The MPR Jazz Ensemble have had countless appearances at stately homes and country house hotels, for occasions such as corporate events, weddings, parties and birthday celebrations etc., as well as being engaged by the British Military on many events throughout the year.
The Ensemble is made up of hand picked, professional musicians and led by Mathew Richardson Bmus (Hons), who is a former scholarship student of the Royal Academy of Music London. Away from the ensemble, Mathew along with the other members, enjoy vast success as freelance musicians, working at home and abroad on television, radio, and commercially available recordings and in some of the country’s fine concert venues.
MPR Jazz Ensemble can be employed in the following standard line-ups. (Bespoke tailor made line ups are available on request: i.e. solo, duo etc)
The Trio (piano, bass, drums) is perfect, to provide music at a background level, which is clearly audible, yet does not interfere with the lively conversations taking place, between family, friends and colleagues.
With the addition of the saxophone to the rhythm section, the Quartet has the ability to perform a fully blown jazz gig to any size of audience. Playing a set of Jazz standards, fused if necessary with Funk, Soul and Blues tunes - just for good measure.
With the addition of the vocals to the quartet, The MPR Jazz Quintet is able to play all of the famous Swing Standards from Sinatra to Ella Fitzgerald and very much more re-popularised - the 'Rat Pack' repertoire.
They are willing to be completely flexible with regard to the ensemble line up, dress code, special requests, sets and performance times etc, in order to meet the requirements of the client exactly and to ensure that the event is a complete success and enjoyed by all.