Saturday, January 30, 2010


I recently had the pleasure of performing for an event at the Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, NJ.  A company was sponsoring a post holiday cocktail party and networking event. I was asked to assemble a  jazz trio for background music.   My initial suggestion , in terms of instrumentation, was a trio consisting of piano, bass and drums.    I thought this would work wonderfully- a nice, bright swinging sound.    However, the event planners wanted a smooth,  sophisticated and low-key sound that would not interfere with conversation.  We decided on a piano, bass and saxophone trio for the perfect sound level.  Personnel included myself on piano,  and two world class musicians, Larry McKenna on sax and Bob Campbell on bass.   The event was a huge success, well attended, lots of conversation and many business cards exchanged. Everyone loved the music and the company was very pleased- it was the perfect instrumentation for the event. 

When planning a party,  please be sure to communicate your musical needs for the perfect ensemble. MUSIC MATTERS, INC.  specializes in customized, attentive service. Remember, the  right music makes all the difference!