MPR Jazz

MPR Jazz

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Location Cambridgeshire
Starting from £720
27 Reviews

The MPR Jazz ensemble is one of the country's finest jazz specialists working in the music business today.

  • Highlights
  • Line-up can be adjusted according to space and budget, ranging from 1 to 6 musicians
  • Dress code, sets and performance times can be flexible to suit your requirements
  • Fully insured and all equipment PAT-tested

Very professional. Lots of people commented on how good they were.

Katie Smith, Cornwall

The band were really accommodating and flexible – just what was required.

Dewi Lewis, Denbigh

About


Whether it’s atmospheric music during dining, or at a drinks reception, music for dancing or an all out concert, the MPR Jazz ensemble is the perfect choice to add style and sophistication to any event.

The MPR Jazz ensemble is made up of handpicked professional musicians and led by Mathew Richardson Bmus (Hons) who is a former scholarship student of the Royal Academy of Music, London. Mathew now works as a full time session musician and band leader and is also involved in education as the current teacher of drum kit and percussion at Worksop College, Nottinghamshire. 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.

Repertoire


Jazz Repertoire

  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
  • All Blues
  • All Of Me
  • All The Things You Are
  • Engel Eyes
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Bewitched
  • Beautiful Love
  • Black Orpheus
  • Blue Bossa
  • Body And Soul
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Can’t Get Started
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Desifanado
  • Don’t Get Around Much More
  • Don’t Worry About Me
  • Drop Me Off In Harlem
  • Everything Happens To Me
  • Embraceable You
  • Exactly Like You
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Foggy Day
  • Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • Girl From Impanima
  • Have You Met Miss Jones
  • I Got Rhythm
  • I Love You
  • I Remember You
  • In A Sentimental Mood
  • It Had To Be You
  • I’ve Never Been In Love Before
  • Let There Be Love
  • Let’s Fall In Love
  • Like Someone In Love
  • Lover Man
  • Lullaby Of Birdland
  • Misty
  • Moondance
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Night And Day
  • On Green Dolphin Street
  • One Note Samba
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay
  • So What
  • Softly As A Morning Sunrise
  • Someday My Prince Will Come
  • Song For My Father
  • Stella By Starlight
  • St. Thomas
  • Stormy Monday
  • Summertime
  • Takin’ A Chance On Love
  • Take The A Train
  • Take 5
  • Unforgettable
  • What Is This Thing Called Love
  • What’s New
  • You Made Me Love You
  • You Make Me Feel So Young 
Line-Up

  • Trio: Drums, Bass, Piano.
  • Quartet: Drums, Bass, Piano, Sax.
  • Quintet: Drums, Bass, Piano, Sax, Vocals.
  • Sextet: Drums, Bass, Piano, Guitar, Sax, Vocals

Smaller line up's

  • Duo: Bass, Piano
  • Solo: Pianist or Guitarist

Piano can be swapped for Guitar without cost.

27 Reviews

100 Events
Top reviews

Laura Benazaize

Event: Corporate
Location: Leeds
5/5

Amazing band - talented and polite. Would recommend to others and would definitely book again!


Scott K

Event: Wedding
Location: Gloucestershire
5/5

We had a great day thank you and the Quartet were perfect for our guests, the volume was pitched just right to be audible but not intrusive on conversation and the content was excellent, even playing a few requests perfectly. All of the guys were lovely to chat to in the brief opportunity we had and looked like they were enjoying themselves which came across very well to us and our guests and set a great ambience. Kat and I would have no reservations in recommending MPR Jazz to anyone and hope we can catch another performance sometime soon.


Charlotte Smith

Event: Wedding
Location: London
5/5

Amazing band. They were very approachable and relaxed. Everyone at the wedding commented on how amazing they were. Thank you so much!!!


Colonel Robert Murfin - Pattenmaker Events Lt

Event: Military Event
Location: London
5/5

Brilliant ensemble with a high quality and balanced repertoire. All in all a top flight band.


Holley Wiles - LIBF

Event: Corporate
Location: London
5/5

They played beautifully! :)


Robert Howie - Schlumberer PLC

Event: Corporate
Location: Oxfordshire
5/5

Top marks.


Carole Clarke

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Northamptonshire
5/5

The music was wonderful, the musicians were great. All together a very successful event!


Philippa Olivia - McCarthy & Stone

Event: Corporate
Location: Surrey
5/5

Five stars for MPR Jazz!


Rebecca Maxted

Event: Corporate
Location: Gloucestershire
5/5

We hired MPR Jazz to entertain and provide background music to a corporate dinner. The whole group were very friendly, talented and self-sufficient in terms of set-up/breakdown etc. We would definitely book them again for future events.


Katie Smith

Event: Wedding
Location: Cornwall
5/5

Fantastic and very professional. Lots of people commented on how good they were.


Amy Bubb

Event: Wedding
Location: Devon
5/5

They were absolutely brilliant! We were so pleased with them! It was a shame the weather wasn't great so they had to play inside but other than that we were over the moon!


Kieran & Katie

Event: Wedding
Location: Cornwall
5/5

I thought I would send you a quick email to say thank you very much for your help with the band that played at our wedding on Sunday at the Eden Project. Both Katie and I really loved the music and we got so many good compliments from the guests. The band were very professional and seemed to have had a good time too from those that I spoke to during one of the breaks. Hopefully they were looked after by the team at the Eden Project!! Thank you once again!! Kieran and Katie.


Caleb-Daniel Oyekanmi

Event: Venue Club
Location: Northamptonshire
5/5

Five Stars!


Julian Hardy

Event: Funeral
Location: Leicestershire
5/5

Stylish 4-piece band, really created a great atmosphere and had a really good sound. Would definitely hire them again for other gigs. Easy to deal with and nice guys.


Dewi Lewis

Event: Venue Club
Location: Denbigh
5/5

Everything was great thank you, the band were really accommodating and flexible – just what was required for our first NYE! Guest feedback was fantastic, so really well done to all the team and thank you for the efforts from us!


Steve Whittaker - DoubleTree by Hilton

Event: Other
Location: South Yorkshire
5/5

Great band, made a lovely atmosphere for New Year's Eve in our restaurant. Friendly and were on time. Wouldn't hesitate to book them again, I would just book them for a little longer next time. Thanks.


Alex Young

Event: Wedding
Location: Berkshire
5/5

The band played very well and we very much enjoyed the music.


Ben Oliver

Event: Private Party
Location: South Yorkshire
5/5

Incredibly talented group, everyone in the house loved them.


Zak & Becky

Event: Wedding
Location: Suffolk
5/5

This is a long overdue email to say thank you so much for the MPR Jazz Ensemble that you organised for our wedding. The band was fantastic; they were perfect for the style of the event, and were very professional and friendly. We hope they enjoyed themselves as much as our guests did. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to others looking for a band. Thank you again and best wishes.


Sarah Allen - Blacks

Event: Corporate
Location: Birmingham
5/5

I just wanted to drop you a quick mail to say how very impressed we were with the jazz band. The band was very versatile and was well received within our event. If you could pass on our gratitude to them that would be great. Thank you for all your help.


Catherine Scandrett

Event: Wedding
Location: Warwickshire
5/5

I just wanted to say thank you so much to MPR Jazz for performing at our wedding on the 20th. We were so pleased the band - they created a fantastic atmosphere and made it a brilliant start to the reception. We received so many compliments about them and couldn't have been happier with it. The whole booking process with Warble was great too. Thank you again, Catherine


Ben Balla-Muir

Event: University Event
Location: Manchester
5/5

Very friendly group of guys, Mat and the rest of MPR Jazz set the perfect mood for our university ball. Many thanks from us for helping us put on such a fantastic night!


Jonathan Woodhouse (Freers Solicitors)

Event: Corporate
Location: Cleveland
5/5

I hired the MPR Jazz Ensemble as a quartet with a female vocalist for an annual dinner event for 275 people. They accompanied the crowd through the meal and then did a more lively set later on, to which people could dance along. I was concerned to ensure the music was an accompaniment to the enjoyment of the evening, rather than necessarily being a focus of everyone's attention. The crowd like to mingle and chat on this type of evening. I have to say the band were spot on and the music was a great mix of known jazz classics with some more modern flavours such as Amy Winehouse numbers. The female vocalist was very good (I was sat with a jazz singer that evening and she assured me of the singers quality voice). The feedback I had from the guests was all very positive and I can highly recommend them as a professional class act!


India Elliott

Event: Wedding
Location: Worcestershire
5/5

Booking process couldn't have been better - Sam, you were wonderful. MPR brilliant too - they called me a couple of weeks before to liaise and everything seemed to go so seemlessly. VERY IMPRESSED with their talent too. Good job all round. THANK YOU.


Penny McConnell

Event: Corporate
Location: Leicestershire
5/5

MRP jazz were cool cats! It was hardly the best venue accoustic wise, and the audience were made up of lawyers! However, they managed to fit in beautifully, and played fabulously, and to time, and contributed to creating the perfect atmosphere to the Annual Dinner. Magic men!


Alex Palmer

Event: Corporate
Location: Surrey
5/5

We just wanted to say thanks for a great evening. The band were well-organised, well-presented and friendly. The music was fantastic, just what we were looking for - and we would certainly book them again. Really fresh and professional attitude, and super-flexible to accommodate our needs. Great stuff, and thanks again.


Monica Hill (FishBurns LLP)

Event: Corporate
Location: London
5/5

Hi Tracey, MPR were brilliant. Really professional and play/sung very well. I have already received comments and passed Warbles contact details on as a result. Many thanks to the team and look forward to speaking with you in the future regarding up coming events.


    Pricing

    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    East
    • Cambridgeshire £720
    • Norfolk £720
    • Norwich £810
    • Suffolk £720
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £720
    • Leicestershire £720
    • Lincolnshire £720
    • Northamptonshire £720
    • Nottinghamshire £720
    • Rutland £720
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £1080
    • Rest of the world £1080
    North East
    • Durham £720
    • East Yorkshire £720
    • Leeds £720
    • North Yorkshire £720
    • Northumberland £720
    • South Yorkshire £720
    • Tyne and Wear £720
    • West Yorkshire £720
    • Yorkshire £720
    North West
    • Cheshire £720
    • Cumbria £720
    • Lancashire £720
    • Liverpool £720
    • Manchester £720
    • Merseyside £720
    Scotland
    • Aberdeen £1080
    • Ayrshire £840
    • Dumfriesshire £840
    • Dundee £1080
    • East Lothian £840
    • Edinburgh £810
    • Fife £810
    • Glasgow £810
    • Inverness £810
    • Lanarkshire £810
    • Midlothian £810
    • Perth £810
    • Stirlingshire £810
    • Sutherland £720
    • West Lothian £810
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £720
    • Berkshire £720
    • Buckinghamshire £720
    • East Sussex £720
    • Essex £720
    • Hampshire £720
    • Hertfordshire £720
    • Isle of Wight £900
    • Kent £720
    • London £720
    • Middlesex £720
    • Oxfordshire £720
    • Surrey £720
    • Sussex £720
    • West Sussex £720
    South West
    • Bath £720
    • Bristol £720
    • Cornwall £900
    • Devon £720
    • Dorset £720
    • Somerset £720
    • Wiltshire £720
    Wales
    • Anglesey £810
    • Brecon £720
    • Caernarvonshire £720
    • Cardiff £720
    • Cardigan £720
    • Carmarthen £720
    • Denbigh £720
    • Flint £720
    • Glamorgan £720
    • Monmouth £720
    • Pembroke £720
    • Wrexham £720
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £720
    • Gloucestershire £720
    • Herefordshire £720
    • Shropshire £720
    • Staffordshire £720
    • Warwickshire £720
    • Worcestershire £720

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    FAQs

    The Ensembles repertoire consists of well known ‘standards’ taken mainly from ‘The Great American Songbook’. Composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rogers & Hart and Irving Berlin with songs made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and more recently Robbie Williams, Westlife and Blue.

    The MPR Jazz ensemble is happy to be flexible with regard to the ensemble line up, dress code, special requests, set and playing times etc. in order to meet your requirements exactly, and to ensure that the event is a complete success and enjoyed by all. 

    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 audience. Playing a set of jazz standards fused, if necessary, with Funk, Soul and Blues 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 the famous Swing Standards from Sinatra to Ella Fitzgerald and 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. Also performing modern ballads and bossa novas from Nora Jones and Diana Krall the quintet line up is perfect for corporate functions, weddings, birthdays and military events. Furthermore, also as the main evening’s entertainment at any Jazz club, restaurant, venue or bar.

    Please note: The musicians pictured may not be the musicians provided for your event.

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