Live Music Directory

BIG BANDS:

American Jazz Express
(big band dance orchestra)
Don Breyer – 608-849-8804

Ladies Must Swing (LMS)
(18 piece, all female big band)
June Dalton – 608-698-8944 ladiesmustswing@yahoo.com
www.ladiesmustswing.com

SMALL BANDS & COMBOS:

Ambiance Music
Jazz & Latin jazz duo, trio, quartet, quintet or ensemble for cocktails, dinners, meetings & ceremonies.  Featuring the vibraphone.
Marianne Egerstrand 608-249-5444 – ambiancemuzik@gmail.com

American Express Dance Band
(smaller group from American Jazz Express –  swing, jazz, pop, dancing & listening)
Don Breyer – 608-849-8804

Brian Whitty Group
(small group jazz, swing, and popular)
Brian Whitty 608-225-4931 – brian@brianwhitty.com
www.brianwhitty.com

The Harmonica Hour
A guitar and harmonica duo with sing along and popular favorite songs. Over 1000 performances throughout the area include: private parties, coffee houses, music festivals, community centers, nursing homes, assisted living, and memory care.
DeWayne Keyes 608-221-8495  harmonicaman@charter.net

Max Drexler: Bavarian Brass Band
Specializing in Wedding Dances, Outdoor Concerts & Festivals. Seven to Twenty Musicians.
Howard Christensen, Leader 608-527-5362
Box 297, New Glarus, WI 53574

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES:

A Capriccio
Baroque/ Classical solo, duo, trio or quartet featuring the vibraphone w/ flute, violin or string quartet. For indoor & outdoor weddings, celebrations & dinner parties.
Marianne Egerstrand 608-249-5444 – ambiancemuzik@gmail.com

The Allegro Chamber Ensemble
Comprised of highly trained professional, experienced and reliable musicians. We perform a variety of music from classical to tangos to contemporary—Bach to the Beatles. We specialize in weddings, receptions, fundraisers, holiday celebrations, corporate events, concerts and recordings. Our ensembles are comprised of string quartet, trio, duo and solo strolling violin.
Alexis Carreon 608-772-5591 – alexiscnote@ameritech.net

The Ancora String Quartet
Let exquisite music set the mood! These four musicians, graduates of nationally-recognized music schools and members of the Madison Symphony and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, bring a professionalism and passion to playing chamber music that can be witnessed in their regular recitals (see website for season schedule). With their expertise, care, and split-second timing, they will transform your custom-designed music program into the perfect soundtrack for your wedding or special event.
Marika Fischer Hoyt 608-233-2646 – ancoraqtet@gmail.com
www.ancoraquartet.com

The Camerata String Quartet
Celebrate in style as this ensemble of four musicians performs elegant music for your special event! Right from the start, careful attention will be paid to your preferences ensuring the music matches the atmosphere. This classy and professional ensemble offers an extensive list of music to fit any occasion, but can also fulfill special requests. From classical to pop to folk, they have performed music for grand celebrations as well as intimate wedding ceremonies for over 20 years.
Leyla Sanyer 608-516-1339 cameratastringquartet@gmail.com
www.cameratastrings.com

Capitol Consort
Our ensemble of professional symphony musicians performs a variety of styles from classical to contemporary as a duo, trio, quartet of strings/piano/flute in any combination for weddings, receptions or other special occasions.
Laurie Riss 608-835-7046 – tylee@charter.net

Quinthorne
Brass Quintet – Exceptional musicians performing exceptional music
Brian Whitty 608-225-4931 – brian@brianwhitty.com
www.brianwhitty.com

Whitewater String Quartet
Beautiful music for your wedding, reception, or special occasion. We play a variety of music from Bach to the Beatles.
Jean Dickinson 262-473-3636 — jeanadickinson@yahoo.com
www.whitewaterstringquartet.com

SINGLE ENTERTAINERS & SOLOISTS:

PIANO/KEYBOARD

Brian Whitty: Solo piano for parties, receptions and background music
608-225-4931 – brian@brianwhitty.com
www.brianwhitty.com

VIOLIN

Alexis Carreon: Providing elegant music for your wedding or special event. Strolling also, performing all  styles of music: including classical, standards, waltzes, tangos, ethnic, contemporary, continental and more! Violin-O-Gram is available.
608-772-5591 – alexiscnote@ameritech.net