From Mozart to Glenn Miller to Jason Mraz, the family-friendly Metropolitan Saxophone Quartet, and our energetic mix of music arrangements, has been entertaining brides, grooms, and guests since 2004.
The foursome is setting new standards for eclectic saxophone performance and is available for your wedding ceremony and cocktail hour!
We're never too loud or too showy. We want to add to your special day, not make it about us. We do it all -- classical, jazz, and pop covers -- and can tailor the music we play to fit whatever you imagine your ceremony and cocktail hour sounding like.
Price Range: $650 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 150 minutes
What to Expect
We tailor our music selections to your preferences. We offer full books of classical, jazz, and pop covers, or you can mix and match your favorite styles. We never play too loudly, and we know that your day is about YOU! We only play to give your ceremony and cocktail hour the feel you want.
From Mozart to Glenn Miller to Journey, the family-friendly Metropolitan Saxophone Quartet and their energetic mix of music arrangements have been entertaining audiences and wedding guests in the New Jersey metropolitan area since 2004.
The four saxes and drummer are setting new standards for eclectic saxophone performance. New Jersey is in their blood as the M.S.Q. members are teachers in New Jersey.
The tenor saxophonist explains that, “the desire to create an ensemble of equally high-level musicianship in the jazz, pop, and classical genres inspired the formation of the quartet.” The group continues to captivate audiences of all ages with their burning big band charts, sophisticated classical works, and rousing marches.
The more recent addition of unique pop and rock arrangements to the quartet’s repertoire treats the audiences to music they know and love performed in a brand new way. The soprano saxophonist acknowledges the difficulty in using a limited number of instruments. “My time arranging is mostly spent figuring out the most important parts to keep while still staying true to the overall sound of the original song,” he says. Though only four saxophones and a drummer perform, the listener is hard pressed to miss even the quietest piano riff or the most subtle guitar chord.
Based in the northern New Jersey town of Morristown, The Metropolitan Saxophone Quartet can be seen regularly performing for audiences at weddings, churches, community functions, libraries, street and rural fairs, and colleges throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. In 2009, the group released their first album, Holiday Classics. Their sophomore jazz and pop album, Close Enough…, followed in 2011. The Quartet's second Christmas album, Hark!, was released in 2015.
The quartet’s light humor, precise musicianship, and passion for performing always leaves their listeners yelling, “Encore!”
Additional Booking Notes
We're easy! We only need space for 5 instrumentalists (one is our drummer), and we're good to go. Amplification, lighting, and staging are great but never needed.
We offer full books of classical, jazz, and pop covers, or you can mix and match your favorite styles. Contact us for more information.
|Erik S. Donough||soprano saxophone|
|John DiEgidio||tenor saxophone|
|Deanna Loertscher||alto saxophone|
|James Aslanian||baritone saxophone|
Influences & Inspiration
string quartets, solo classical musicians, jazz combos, piano music
no specific equipment needed