The MPR Jazz ensemble is one of the countrys finest Jazz specialists working in the music business today. Whether its 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.
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The MPR Jazz ensemble 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, 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.
Please note: the musicians pictured may not be the musicians provided for your event.
- 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
Different line up's are available to meet the clients requirements and taste.
Piano can be swapped for Guitar without cost.
- A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
- All Blues
- All Of Me
- All The Things You Are
- Engel Eyes
- Autumn Leaves
- Beautiful Love
- Black Orpheus
- Blue Bossa
- Body And Soul
- Bye Bye Blackbird
- Can’t Get Started
- Cheek To Cheek
- Come Fly With Me
- 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
- 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
- Takin’ A Chance On Love
- Take The A Train
- Take 5
- What Is This Thing Called Love
- What’s New
- You Made Me Love You
- You Make Me Feel So Young
& Many More...
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.
Amazing band. They were very approachable and relaxed. Everyone at the wedding commented on how amazing they were. Thank you so much!!!
Brilliant ensemble with a high quality and balanced repertoire. All in all a top flight band.
They played beautifully! :)
The music was wonderful, the musicians were great. All together a very successful event!
Five stars for MPR Jazz!
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.
Fantastic and very professional. Lots of people commented on how good they were.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Great band made a lovely atmosphere for New Years Eve in our restaurant. Friendly band and were on time. Wouldn't hesitate to book them again, I would just book them for a little longer next time. Thanks.
The band played very well and we very much enjoyed the music.
Incredibly talented group, everyone in the house loved them.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
The MPR Jazz Ensemble has a wealth of experience playing at high profile events across the country. They have appeared on ITV’s “This Morning” show with Philip Schofield and Fern Britten and have also performed as the backing band to the 2006 “X Factor” runner up, Ray Quinn. In April 2008 the band performed at Rupert Murdoch’s “News International” plant in Merseyside. Rupert Murdoch was in attendance and the event was featured in “The Times” and “The Sun” Newspapers. They have appeared at events along side personalities such as Sebastian Coe, Anthony Worrall Thompson, Duncan Bannatyne, Vince Cable, Barry Cryer and the Jonathan Ross show’s Four Puffs and a Piano.
They have also appeared 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.
In addition, The MPR Jazz Ensemble has performed for numerous corporate clients including: Barclays, Boots, Bosch, CORGI, Dixons, Ernest Jones, Ernst & Young, Eversheds Solicitors, Four Seasons Hotel London, HSBC Bank, IKEA, ITV Productions, Kings College London, Kumho Tyres (official club sponsor of Manchester United), The Landmark Hotel London, London Hilton Metropole, Lowery Hotel, “The Cast of the smash hit musical” MAMMA MIA, Marks & Spencer, Mint, Nat West, News International, Price Waterhouse Coopers Charted Accountants, Royal Automobile Club (Pall Mall, London), RSPCA, SS Great Britain, SONY.
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.
- 2 x 45's
- 2 x 60's
- 3 x 45's
Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.