Whether it is a private party, wedding ceremony/reception or corporate event, I will play anything from soft background music to up tempo dancing swing, well known pop melodies, Bossa-Nova, funky grooves and of course beautiful ballads.
My band (if you choose group entertainment) is made up of talented top shelf Jazz musicians from New York City who have played on many of the U.S and Europe's top venues & jazz festivals.
Band sizes range from Solo entertainment (only guitar) to Quintet, and instrumentation are tailored to match your own special event, private party, cocktail hour, anniversary or wedding.
I guarantee I will make your celebration musically memorable !
These guys are incredibly talented and were really professional to work with for my wife’s 40th. They played a great mix of bossa nova jazz with modern pop mixed in between. They really brought our party to another level.
Response from Live Music Events, Guitarist Artur Akhmetov:
Thank you so much Mark ! Was a lot of fun on your party and we are looking forward to play for you again sometime in the future!
We hosted an intimate cocktail party in our Director's brownstone. Artur and Pasha were very professional throughout the process, timely, and what's better- sounded amazing. So many compliments from guests and colleagues on their quality and the ambiance they created.
Response from Live Music Events, Guitarist Artur Akhmetov:
Thank you so much Cole! Was a truly pleasure to play for you and your guests!
Artur is a very talented musician he literally Made our event. The atmosphere was really something special. I would Definitely hire him again! Thanks, Artur, for a wonderful & memorable evening.
Artur was amazing! Extremely talented musician. He was very professional. He barely took a break. Came early, played late. He made our party fantastic! I got so many compliments from guests after the party about how they loved Artur and enjoyed his selection of songs. He was very nice and personable as well. I would definitely recommend Artur and would love to have him back. Thank you very much!
Artur arrived and did everything that we asked of him and more. He quickly set up and played guitar beautifully, enveloping our guests in an atmosphere of sweet, funky grooves and smooth jazzy licks. He is awesome and I would recommend him 100%!!!
Artur was great! We found him via the website on short notice. He was very easy to work with. He was not too loud. He was great with his selection of music! He also played all of our requests. Would highly recommend him!!!
Wonderful! Artur is very talented, personable and interested in doing what ever he can to make the event a success. I would love to hear Artur at many future events!
Artur is a very talented musician and he literally Made our event. The atmosphere was really something special. I would Definitely hire him again! Thanks Artur for a wonderful & memorable evening.
Highly Recommended!!! Artur is an outstanding jazz guitarist. He is very personable and very nice. Very professional and truly made our wedding reception a very special event. Several people asked about this band and how could they book Artur for their events.
What to Expect
Expect Professionalism and the best musicians from New York City !!!
No matter what the location, I can accommodate your needs. I have worked in large venues as well as various clubs and private home parties, indoors and outdoors!
Artur Akhmetov is born on 2nd of December 1985 in UFA, a city in the East of Russia (Bashkortostan). His mother, who is a pianist, started to teach him classical piano when he was six years old. After some years he increasingly got involved in jazz music and very soon he started to play guitar. At the age of 14 he entered the Jazz department at the Music College in Ufa and at the age of 16 he got accepted at the Conservatory in Moscow (Jazz Department). His musical career started here. During this time in Moscow, Artur met a lot of good musicians and managed to engage in different projects. The major ones were: his own guitar trio which played from standards to original music, and another project called "C Style", a jazz band which focused on original compositions and modern ways of playing jazz standards. With this band he played at several Jazz festivals and performed in different cities around Russia. At the same time he was busy with a bunch of Pop projects and Pop studio recordings at companies such as 'Infinity' and 'Soyuz'. In 2007 he received a Grant from the Ministry of Cultural Affairs in Russia, for supporting Young Talents. This Grant provided him the opportunity to study abroad. In the same year Artur was accepted at the Conservatory in Amsterdam and moved to Amsterdam as well. In Amsterdam he started to study with great guitar players such as Jesse van Ruller, Maarten van den Grinten and Martijn van Iterson and had private lessons with Jonathan Kreisberg. Here he also started his sextet with whom he performed and recorded his compositions and arrangements. A year later, together with trumpet player Dennis Sekretarev, he initiated "Project Time Life'', a jazz band which performs original compositions written by Artur Akhmetov and Dennis Sekretarev. Project Time Life played concerts around Amsterdam as well as in foreign cities such as Frankfurt (Jazz Keller) and Hamburg (Birdland Jazz Club). In fall 2011 Artur completed an exchange program at Temple University in Philadelphia (USA). There he studied (guitar & composition) with a broad range of teachers, famous iconic Jazz musicians as (e.g. Dick Oatts, Terrel Stafford, Bruce Barth, John Swana and Craig Ebner). In 2012 Artur entered prestigious Master Of Music program at “Prince Claus Conservatory” Jazz Department (New York comes to Groningen) The Netherlands.
In 2014 Artur recorded his debut CD album “ Some Where On The Other Side Of The World”, with one of the most iconic American Jazz musicians like Associate Professor in Jazz Studies, Queens College CUNY pianist David Berkman and 11 times nominated and 2 times Grammy Award Winner bassist Boris Kozlov.
Additional Booking Notes
No matter what your budget, I'm willing to work with you to make your special day one to remember.
Upcoming Booked Events
|April 07, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|September 21, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|March 08, 2019 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Product Promotion|
|March 04, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|March 03, 2019 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday Party|