Sophisticated Jazz and Sizzling Salsa are the two most-requested music genres today and are guaranteed to make any wedding or special event an unforgettable experience. Bandleader Russ Nolan has performed 25 years-worth of Jazz and Salsa for Corporate Events, Weddings, Private Parties, Fundraisers, Art Gallery Openings, Wine Tastings, and Nightclubs. He has recorded four Latin and Modern Jazz CDs and is active in both the New York Jazz and Salsa Clubs including popular venues such as Smalls Jazz Club, Jazz at the Kitano, Session 73, Taj Lounge, and Gonzalez y Gonzalez. View Live Jazz and Live Salsa videos from actual performances and see the bands through the eyes of real fans and guests.
My company organized for Russ to do a solo set during a grand opening party for a new building in the Upper East Side. Everyone was very impressed by his performance and I would highly recommend him for anyone interested in his services. Not only was the performance flawless, but his business dealings before the set were exceptionally professional and I would not hesitate to reach out to him again for any future events. His fees are also very competitive. Highly recommend! Thanks Russ!
Response from Jazz and Salsa New York - led by Russ Nolan:
Thank you very much, Sang! It was a pleasure to perform for Professionals who realize the value of hiring live musicians to entertain their clients. Looking forward to the next event!
My wife and I hired Russ to play saxophone during our wedding cocktail hour at the Central Park Boathouse this summer. We thought Russ did an amazing job - he played classic and upbeat tunes that fit very well with the vibe we were trying to create. He played the sax the whole hour and was generally a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. We highly recommend Russ!
Russ played the Sax at the cocktail hour of my Wedding. People loved him and a few people mentioned that he was one of the highlights of my wedding. Thanks RUSS!
I had a great experience hiring Russ Nolan for our event. We had a group of about 50 high-level executives come out for a reception and they all raved about Russ's performance. He was very receptive to ideas and accomodated all of our requests. Highly recommend!
We found Russ through GigSalad and hired him to play solo sax for the grand opening of our new Upper East Side studio, Pilates Challenge. He provided exactly the musical touch we were seeking: beautiful, sophisiticated sound and perfect playlist paired with a real sensitivity to the dynamics of the social event and the tone of the evening. We were delighted. He's a complete professional.
Russ and company provided music for our annual awards gala as well as various other events throughout the year. He is very professional and a great guy to work with. Also, very flexible.
Russ Nolan Music Production has been playing at our private New Year's Eve event at a Rockefeller Center venue for the last 8 years on a row and we enjoyed every single one! We definitely recommend their service for great quality and professionalism.
Price Range: $250 and up
Gig Length: 120 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
Russ Nolan Music Productions provides great music and personal service that will enliven your event and leave you and your guests with lasting memories. After 25 years of experience, our clients report back to us that it was not the food, the decorations, or the venue that they remembered most, but the quality of the entertainment. Rest assured that we will deliver this vital component!
We listen to you because your specific needs are our primary concern. From our first meeting to our last musical note, enjoy our attentive customer service. We will work with you to craft the perfect musical complement to your event.
RNMP's professionalism and experience let you relax, secure that your event's entertainment is in the best hands. We've earned a reputation for adaptability, reliability, and punctuality, backed up by testimonials and personal references. The music is alive with energetic, yet polished performances from our diverse repertoire. Dance or relax to the sounds of some of NYC's premier musicians, who expertly perform the music you want to hear.
Why This? Why Us? Why Now?
Sophisticated Jazz and Sizzling Salsa are the two most-requested music genres today and are guaranteed to make any wedding or special event an unforgettable experience. Chances are you have already invested much time, effort, and emotion in preparation—you don’t want to leave the music to amateurs who ‘occasionally’ play Jazz and Salsa music only when requested.
You need a Professional. Someone who truly lives this music and can transfer that enthusiasm to you and your guests! No one leaves our performances unchanged!
Bandleader Russ Nolan has performed 25 years-worth of Jazz and Salsa for Corporate Events, Weddings, Private Parties, Fundraisers, Art Gallery Openings, Wine Tastings, and Nightclubs. He has recorded four Latin and Modern Jazz CDs and is active in both the New York Jazz and Salsa Clubs including popular venues such as Smalls Jazz Club, Jazz at the Kitano, Session 73, Taj Lounge, and Gonzalez y Gonzalez.
Called a ‘Renaissance Man’ by his peers, Russ has also gained experience in the corporate world with notable employers such as PG&E, State Farm Insurance, and Valero Energy as well as held an educational sales position with Gand Music and Sound. Socially conscious, he also volunteered as an after school mentor at New Song Learning Partnership in Harlem. With this diverse background, he sees an event both through a musician’s eyes—and yours.
View Live Jazz and Live Salsa videos from actual performances and see the bands through the eyes of real fans and guests. Why book a band with professionally-produced videos recorded in controlled, static rooms without real guests present?
Other high-profile venues include: The Rainbow Room * Top of the Rock * Gotham Hall * Cipriani's 23rd Street * Bridgewaters * The Yale Club of NYC * World Yacht Cruises * Westin Times Square * New York Hilton * Sheration New York * Marriot at the Brooklyn Bridge * The Pierre Hotel
Past and Present Clients include: NYC & Company * MetLife * The Yale Club NYC * MPI of Greater New York * Citibank * Shackman Associates * RMP Travel * Event Travel Solutions * Bella Notte, Inc. * Volatour, Inc. * Theatre Projects Consultants * Millenium Broadway Hotel * Warwick Hotel * Spain-US Chamber of Commerce
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