MPR Jazz really is one of the country’s finest Jazz specialists working in the music business today.
Whether it’s atmospheric music during dining, or at a drinks reception, music for dancing or an all out concert, MPR Jazz is the perfect choice to add style and sophistication to any event.
MPR Jazz has a wealth of experience playing at high quality events across the country, at venues such as The Grosvenor House and Hilton Hotel London, The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and the NEC Birmingham, The Crown Plaza Manchester and the Royal Berkshire Hotel Surrey, to name just a few. They have also made 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 band is happy to be completely flexible with regard to the ensemble line up, dress code, special requests, set and playing times etc in order to meet the requirements of the client exactly, to ensure that the event is a complete success and enjoyed by all.
MPR Jazz 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, on commercially available recordings and in some of the country’s finest concert venues.
The 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.)
Trio (Piano, Bass, Drums)
This size of ensemble is perfect to provide music at a background level, which is clearly audible, however does not interfere with the lively conversations taking place between family and friends or colleagues. The musicians have honed their skills over many years of playing corporate, wedding and military events, where the ability to play low level swinging music is essential. The MPR Jazz Trio creates a relaxed and classy atmosphere which greatly enhances the enjoyment of any meal or drinks reception.
Quartet (Sax, Piano, Bass, Drums)
This is one of the most versatile sizes of ensemble! Still perfectly at home playing at background level as described in the Trio section, but 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.
This ensemble is perfect not only for functions such as corporate, wedding, birthday and military but also as the main evening’s entertainment at any jazz club, restaurant, venue or bar, providing a full concert for all music lovers.
Quintet (Vocals, Sax, Piano, Bass, Drums)
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. Now that Robbie Williams has re-popularised the ‘Rat Pack’ repertoire with his number one hit ‘Have You Met Miss Jones’ this is the perfect time and ensemble to entertain any audience in that style, through to more modern ballads and bossa novas from the likes of Nora Jones and Diana Krall. Great for functions such as corporate, wedding, birthday and military but also as the main evening’s entertainment at any jazz club, restaurant, venue or bar, providing a full concert for all music lovers.
A range of P.A. sizes are available on request to cater for any size of event.
Alternative line ups for all the above combinations are available on request.
"Dear Mathew, Thank you very much for playing at our wedding - you were amazing and really topped the day off for us. Craig and I had such a wonderful day and so many people commented on how fantastic the band was. Thank you once again, we will certainly be recommending you! Best wishes" Mr and Mrs Pearce - Wedding
"The music during dinner was perfect and my colleagues were so very impressed by the way that you were able to play the requests they asked for." Midwives and Obstetric Dept Christmas Party
"We felt compelled to write to you to express our delight at the performance of The MPR Jazz Ensemble, they were simply fantastic. The choice of music was perfect and the band members were dressed impeccably and were polite and professional." Mr J Nottingham - Retirement party