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Bands and Ceremony Music in Portland,
(207) 939-7969

About Us

As a faculty member at Bates College and jazz pianist and organist who has played over 1,500 gigs, I have the experience necessary to provide your event with top-notch musical entertainment. I am extremely tasteful and situationally appropriate with my musical choices and volume level, and sensitive to the desires of the client. Additionally, I have memorized hundreds of jazz and Great American Songbook pieces, and devoted my life to this music. I exclusively work with musicians of a similarly high calibre.

I am comfortable within a range of styles beyond jazz including pop/rock, classical and church hymns, and am happy to learn your dream pieces for ceremony music and first dances.

I can add the following instruments if desired:

-Vocals (male or female)

-Acoustic bass

-Drums

-Sax, Trumpet, or Flute

-Guitar (electric, acoustic or classical)


Suzanne

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  • If you are looking for an amazingly talented jazz pianist who can work with any musician, then this is your man!! He is 100% professional and super NICE to work with. I could NOT BE HAPPIER with Michael's musicianship and his kindness and flexibility. I certainly hope this is only the first of many endeavors with Michael. I sent him charts for multiple vocal tunes (all standards) with my own arrangements and he was prepared and completely intuitive in working with me and three vocalists and 2 flautists. He is an extremely sensitive accompanist and solo player. Worth his weight in gold!

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    Thanks, Suzanne— I enjoyed playing a mix of jazz, classical, church music and my favorite Elvis song for your ceremony, and also being joined impromptu by two flautists during the reception! It was fun, and I hope to work with you again!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Band

    What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

    What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Ceremony Music, Learning New Songs, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses

    What is the price of your popular wedding package?

    $ 2,500.00

    Which of the following are included in the package?

    Ceremony Music, Learning New Songs, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses

    Are you an agency or a band?

    Band

    How many musicians are in your band(s)?

    1 - 3, 4 - 6

    What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

    Big Band, Dance, Jazz

    What music services do you provide?

    Instrumentals, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, MC, Reception Music, Music During Breaks, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Liability Insurance, Willing to Travel

    What items are available?

    Microphones, Sound/PA System

    Frequently Asked Questions about Ceremonymusic

    What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Microphones, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses

    What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

    Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist

    How many musicians are in your band(s)?

    1 - 3, 4 - 6, 7+

    What instruments does your group play?

    Clarinet, Drums, Guitar, Organ, Piano, Saxophone

    What services do you provide?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Microphones, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sound/PA System, Vocals



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