Introducing “The Los Angeles String Quartet”


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A New Contemporary Approach to the “Classic” String Quartet

Early this year, Rossi Music saw the demand rising for more than just the standard classical string quartet for the Los Angeles weddings and corporate events that we book. Young brides and grooms have been requesting their favorite pop songs for their wedding ceremony in record numbers.   So we started to put the word out, looking for talented young female string players interested in playing rock and pop standards in a string quartet format. Meanwhile, we collected arrangements of rock tunes for string trio and quartet to add to our repertoire. In a few weeks, we had a list of the hottest players in town – freelance musicians who actively play in movie scores and on screen in shows such as American Idol, America’s Got Talent, The Voice, and numerous talk shows and primetime television. In April, the Los Angeles Rock String Quartet was formed, rehearsed, video taped, and already performing and trying out the new groups arrangements at wedding ceremonies in the area.

We found arrangements from several prominent Los Angeles composer-arrangers of excellent rocking string trio and quartet arrangements from the 60′s to current pop hits. Songs like “My Sharona”, “I’m Yours” (Jason Mraz), Michael Jackson tunes, Led Zeppelin, Lady Gaga (Poker Face, Papparazzi, Bad Romance), You Belong to Me (Taylor Swift), Beatles, Elton John, Rolling Stones medley, Sting, and many others too numerous to mention. We have already produced several video clips of many of the songs in the Los Angeles String Quartet‘s repertoire that you can view at at

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Advantages to hiring a Los Angeles cover band

Los Angeles corporate bandIn selecting the type of entertainment for your corporate event or wedding, you may feel overwhelmed with choices. One of your top choices in Los Angeles should be cover bands. They offer numerous advantages, some you probably already realize and others not. Following is a list of reasons why cover bands should be at the very top of your list:

*Variety - One incorrect assumption is that the musical variety is limited. This is because many people confuse them with a tribute band. The difference is really in the variety, since instrumentalists in a cover band are extremely versatile musicians who are trained in knowing a huge number of songs and types of music. You will definitely get the right vibe for your event by hiring this kind of band.

*Crowd interaction - Have you heard people complaining that the band is having a hard time getting the party started? It’s hard to connect with a crowd and get them out of their seats. However, experienced Los Angeles cover bands know exactly how to add the right amount of enthusiasm. When working with DJ’s, they are often limited in their knowledge and ability to deal with certain situations. It’s understandable because certain things are not expected of DJ’s, however it can be frustrating as the head of the party to have entertainment that is limited in its offerings.

*Demos - Very few DJ’s have a good quality demo of their MC’ing along with a medley of their top tunes. All professional LA cover bands have samples of their work from past private events. From this, you will not only be able to make sure they are at the musical level they claim to be but also their level at connecting with the crowd.

*Stress - Choosing and having to hire entertainment for your corporate event or wedding can be a handful. By hiring a Los Angeles cover band, you won’t be as stressed out with the whole planning process. That’s because these bands are extremely flexible and offer you options that other groups do not. Since the music is often the detail that makes the crowd really love the party or really want to leave, why not choose a band that will be the most versatile and with the most experience in engaging your audience?

Rossi Music is your best choice for your entertainment needs in Los Angeles and Orange County. We will help you plan your musical needs, choosing the band that best fits for you. Please call (818) 209-2620 or visit for more information.

Helpful suggestions for booking Los Angeles jazz bands

los angeles jazz bandsThere are many factors to consider when booking Los Angeles jazz bands for your event. Ensemble size is critical; in other words, the number of instruments (also referred to as “pieces”, like a 4 piece jazz band). This is an extremely important detail since it directly relates to the amount of money you will end up spending. The most popular ensemble size is a three piece, consisting of piano, bass, and drums. However, if you need your event music to be at a volume where your guests can comfortably speak without being distracted, you should exchange the drums for guitar or saxophone. When a jazz trio consisting of this combination is hired, they are aware that their purpose is to provide instrumental music of an ambient and subtle volume as background for the occasion – most often awards shows, wedding receptions and corporate gatherings.

The next most chosen Los Angeles jazz band is a quartet, also known as a four piece. The instrumentation for this combination is sax, piano, bass, and drums. You should go with this option if the room is large or you would like your guests to dance. This brings me to my next point which is determining what group to choose based on your venue size and format. Whether it’s a hotel lobby, stage, ballroom, it will sound vastly different in each of these rooms.

This following consideration requires a little bit of research – what kind of jazz would you like to be performed? Go out and listen to jazz, whether it be a recording, a video, or live music. Take notes of the songs, artists, and types of jazz that catch your ear. Specifically, take note of the ones that you think would fit with your party. With this list, you will really be able to help us narrow down some options and present you with the best choice for you, creating the perfect touch for your event.

Rossi Music is your agency of choice for the best Los Angeles jazz bands and musicians for hire. Call us at 818-209-2620 or email for more information and for a customized quote. For samples of our jazz bands, please visit

We will work with you to personalize your event with the best entertainment options and make you an offer you can’t refuse!

Hiring a Jazz Band for Your Los Angeles Wedding

Los Angeles Jazz BandsIf you’re a jazz fan and you’re looking to hire for a jazz band for your Los Angeles wedding, rest assured that with a little research online you should be able to find some of the best Jazz musicians in the country right here in your hometown.  Jazz musicians and bands come to Los Angeles more than any other city in the world because of all of the talent and opportunity here for musicians. Not only is there lots of opportunity in studio and film work but Los Angeles musicians stay busy working weddings, corporate events and dance parties. The advantage of hiring Los Angeles jazz bands for your wedding is that many of the bands carry musicians that are extremely versatile and can cover anything from strict classical repertoire to pop and modern jazz, including classic jazz and even smooth jazz. That way you can hire one band for your entire wedding day and they can cover everything from the wedding ceremony to the cocktail hour, dinner music and even a 4 hour top 40 dance band reception. So with that kind of versatility you are going to be able to save a lot of money by not having to hire 3 different ensembles to do what they can do with just one variety Los Angeles jazz wedding band.

Let’s look at an example of how you can take advantage of the talent in Los Angeles when hiring a jazz band for your wedding. Let’s start with the cost of a ceremony ensemble. They typically run 750.00 minimum to over a thousand. Jazz musicians can cover the classical or pop music you may want for less than half that price for the extra hour. Next on the cocktail hour, that same group of LA musicians can play jazz and pop music for less than 200.00 extra. For the dinner set, you can add a singer and keep the ambiance of live music without excessive loudness. And last, the same musicians will be able to
play all your favorite current top 40 and classic rock all for a price that adds up to a fraction of what it would cost to hire those musicians separately for each job. There’s no compromising on the quality either. Los Angeles jazz musicians are studio level musicians that are amazing in every style you need.

While it is common practice to hire a DJ for many Los Angeles weddings, many brides prefer to hire live classical and jazz musicians for their ceremony and cocktail hours. If you hire a jazz band for your los angeles wedding you will have the advantage of getting a band that can do it all and be able to adapt to the size of band you need as well as the budget you can afford.

While you have many choices for entertainment, it’s worth doing a little research and finding the real talent that resides right in your hometown. Call Rossi Music for a whole list of options you can choose from for entertainment whether you’re hiring for your wedding, corporate event or backyard party or go online and see the many choices we recommend at:

Wedding Jazz Bands in Los Angeles: the 30 most requested tunes for the first dance

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Weddings are known as extravagant events, and as such there are numerous facets they are composed of. The first dance is an integral part of the wedding, as it can set the mood for the rest of the evening. You can think of it as the beginning of your union. Many couples choose to have the first dance as the introduction to their family and friends as newlyweds. This way, you can have the greatest reaction from your loved ones. This is your moment to shine on the red carpet. Below is a list of our most sought-after first dance selections for Los Angeles wedding jazz bands.  

  1. “The Way You Look Tonight” (Frank Sinatra)
  2. “Our Love Is Here To Stay” (Billie Holiday)
  3. “Your Song” (Elton John)
  4. “At Last” (Etta James)
  5. “As Time Goes By” (Casablanca)
  6. “Unforgettable” (Nat King Cole)
  7. “You Are So Beautiful” (Joe Cocker)
  8. “One Moment In Time” (Whitney Houston)
  9. “Somewhere” (West Side Story)
  10. “It Had To Be You” (Harry Connick Jr.)
  11. “We’ve Only Just Begun” (The Carpenters)
  12. “The Rose” (Bette Midler)
  13. “When I Fall In Love” (Nat King Cole)
  14. “Come Rain or Come Shine” (Ray Charles)
  15. “Can’t Help Falling In Love” (Elvis Presley)
  16. “Endless Love” (Diana Ross & Lionel Richie)
  17. “I Only Have Eyes For You” (The Flamingos)
  18. “You and I” (Stevie Wonder)
  19. “Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You” (Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson)
  20. “Love Theme To Romeo & Juliet” (from Romeo and Juliet)
  21. “Lady In Red” (Chris DeBurgh)
  22. “Wonderful World” (Louis Armstrong)
  23. “If I Loved You” (from Carousel)
  24. “Wedding Song (There Is Love)” (Captain & Tennille)
  25. “Wedding Song (There is Love)” (Petula Clark)
  26. “True” (Spandau Ballet)
  27. “From This Moment” (Shania Twain )
  28. “Because You Loved Me” (Celine Dion)
  29. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (Elton John)
  30. “You Belong With Me” (Taylor Swift)

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Finding the right corporate event entertainment in Los Angeles

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Electric Angels Los Angeles String Quartet at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach August 7, 2013

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Music is the final touch for any gathering. It can feel daunting to choose the best corporate entertainment band in Los Angeles because you can either kill the vibe or delight your guests. It might seem to you on first glance that all professional bands have a certain level of excellence, however this is not the case. Carefully watch as many samples of different bands as possible. In order to narrow down your choices, think of what kind of entertainment you are looking for. Will a full on dance bands excite your guests more than a string quartet? Here are a few words of advice on choosing the best fit for you.

The first thing you should do when you start finding options you think will fit is to make sure they have positive reviews. If you can actually speak to someone about the band, gage the level of excitement in the voice of the person on the other line. Also check social media posts on this group – you may run into unsolicited references. To have a more honest insight into the band’s performance level, check Facebook and Twitter for posts written right after a performance. If you can obtain copies of past performances, be sure to watch it in its entirety as oftentimes bands have weaker sets or don’t sound their best with specific repertoire. Live video is also great to observe the physical interaction of the band with each other and the audience.

Your corporate entertainment band must fit with your choice of venue. In some cases, a tribute band will match more than a jazz ensemble. If your event is a fundraiser, a string or jazz group is more appropriate. For holiday parties, cover bands are livelier and excite guests more. Know your event before you start thinking of the music.

I hope you have a better idea of what to look for when considering what corporate entertainment to hire for your Los Angeles event. Make sure you pick the right kind of music ensemble and find positive reviews for the LA tribute band you are thinking of. With all of this in mind, you are already a little closer to creating a memorable evening.

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Rossi Music Los Angeles wedding event entertainment planner of the month – Nutan Shah

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Rossi Music is proud to present our event planner of the month, Nutan Shah. With 5 star reviews on Wedding Wire, Event Wire, Baby Shower Wire and Mitzvah Wire and a perfect score of 5 out of 5, Elegant Events specializes in Asian and North American Events. They are able to accommodate military, eco-friendly, destination, civil, and double weddings. In addition the agency also offers partial planning, full planning, and day-of coordinator. Elegant Events boasts anniversaries, baby showers, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthdays, bridal showers, corporate events, engagement parties, graduation, holiday parties, LGBTQ ceremonies, memorials, proms, and sweet 16s in their list of events serviced.

Proudly a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, Los Angeles wedding event entertainment planner Nutan Shah truly is living her passion. This is obvious in the care she takes which each event, offering sophisticated entertainment and delicate hospitality. You will notice her flawless taste by clicking on some of the links below with slideshows of some of her best events. Nutan’s perfectionism is evident in her striking ability to take care in each and every detail.

Some of her happy clients rave about how Elegant Events graciously handle last minute changes and unanticipated obstacles, go above and beyond, always show interest and are always available, personally take care of the guests, deliver exactly what they promise, are artists in their craft, help clients save money by negotiating early with vendors, and how perfectly organized their events are. One went so far as to say they were so involved it seemed like they were planning a wedding for their own family, claiming they became family friends by the end of the planning.

One of my favorite reviews reads: “Nutan and her team are simply amazing. They made our night the most special and memorable night anyone could have asked for. Our venue was at the historic downtown LA’s Millenium Biltomore Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom, a sight to see in of itself. However, what Nutan did with the place can be described as nothing short of magical. She transformed that ballroom into a fairyland. The wide open gasps on the faces of all our guests said it all. We had several guests immediately run and ask for her card, a testament to her work. Furthermore, throughout the whole wedding process, she was always available and supportive. If she could not pick up the phone, she would always call back in a timely matter. Weddings can be stressful, but Nutan holds your hand the whole way if you need it. She has great suggestions, but also is not overbearing and will let the groom and bride run the show if they wish. Furthermore, her staff is unbelievably capable and professional. They are on top of the program at all times during the event and think of everything! They are always a step ahead. Finally, she is one who always has YOUR back when dealing with vendors. Some planners are known to skim off the top, but nothing of that sort happens here. Nutan is fair, honest and will always get you the best price. I would recommend Nutan a 100 times over. We have a large family based in southern California for many years, and have used a lot of planners for various events, and I can confidently say that southern California has a new Queen of wedding planning, and that is Nutan.”

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Electric Angels Los Angeles String Quartet at the Hilton Anaheim June 8, 2014

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LA String Trio the Electric Angels at the Legendary Park Plaza June 23

Once again the Los Angeles String Quartet, the Electric Angels, shone on June 8 with a stellar performance at the Hilton in Anaheim. The Angels performed for a nurse’s convention at the hotel and left the audience wanting much, much more. Performing for the longest they had ever played, the girls kept the crowd wanting more as they went on break for speeches and awards.

Rossi Music owner Rick Rossi was operating the sound as well as shooting footage of the band, which will soon be on the website. Among the best moments were songs like “Just the Way You Are” and “Funky Town”, which turned the room into a live karaoke session, with many of our guests singing at the top of their lungs. The crowd interaction created by the girls turned out to be truly exhilarating for our audience, which could not stop complimenting the girls even as they were done for the night!

The sets still featured contemporary favorites such as “Viva La Vida”, “Clocks”, “Paradise”, and “Paparazzi”, while sprinkling in classics like “My Sharona”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, and “Stairway to Heaven.” Even the “James Bond Theme” classic by the John Barry Orchestra was thrown in. Every selection surprised and pleased the guests.

Our clients could not have been more pleasant to work with! They made sure we were taken care of all throughout the event, and at the end did not let us leave without serving ourselves to our heart’s content at the buffet! They, as the rest of the audience, did not measure compliments when thanking us.

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Rossi Music has the best Los Angeles wedding dance cover bands for your event!

Best live music bands for Los Angeles weddingsIf you’re looking for the best top 40 cover dance band for your Los Angeles wedding, look no further. Rossi Music has incredible choices that fit every budget. In addition, our versatile selections will suit you whether you want the crowd dancing all night or whether you want to bring it down during dinner and hype it up afterwards.

Take a look at our dance bands website at There, you can browse descriptions of our very best bands and watch compilation videos. You’ll notice that some of our all around best groups have live videos on our site. Others spent more money to get a really produced in-studio video, however there is no guarantee they will sound exactly like the video.

It’s also imperative to point out that Rossi Music produces many of its groups in house, and since agency owner and Grammy winner Rick Rossi is a key player in these creations, you can rest assured you are getting the very best musicians in town for the most affordable price. Our star Los Angeles wedding dance cover band is the “Hollywood Spinners”, a DJ hybrid band that combines the excitement of live musicians with the fullness of sound of professional tracks mixed on the spot.

Rossi Music top 40 party wedding dance cover bands are always working in Los Angeles! This past June 14, Zero Hour performed for a wedding at the Wilshire Ebell Theater for three sets. Rick Rossi led the horn section and even strolled out into the crowd with his enthralling saxophone solos. The sets were varied, with oldies and classics dominating one, contemporary being the focus in another, and rock for the third.

Don’t miss your chance to book Los Angeles’ hottest new wedding dance party cover band, the Hollywood Spinners, or any of our other excellent top 40 ensembles! Call us at 818-209-2620 or email

Los Angeles Rock String Quartet at the Biltmore May 25

Los Angeles string quartet electric angelsRossi Music’s very own Los Angeles Rock String Quartet, the Electric Angels, played a beautiful wedding at the Biltmore Hotel on May 25. The quartet performed at the Tiffany and Crystal ballrooms in short white dresses. Once again, the event was a success and the girls left the crowd wanting more! One guest even told us she would make sure her daughter hired us for her wedding!

The Angels began at the entrance while guests were coming in, and then they moved to the ballroom where they impressed the audience with a short concert. Rossi Music owner Rick Rossi was on site running the sound and making sure the client’s needs were well taken care of. The wedding could not have run more smoothly!

The girls who shone for this wedding were Nora Germain, Reiko Nakano, Mary Keating, and Danica Pinner. Our girls all perform regularly with Los Angeles Rock String Quartets, as well as being top session players and frequently being part of orchestras, TV shows, international tours, and much more. Getting the top Los Angeles female string players is always a Rossi Music promise.

Among crowd favorites were Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga from the contemporary hits and “My Sharona”, “Funky Town”, and “Sweet Child o’ Mine” from the classics. As always, there was a lot of crowd interaction and the Angels were having a lot of fun with each other. The quartet arrangements really brought out each of the player’s strengths and opportunities to take melodies.

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Los Angeles Wedding Jazz Band – Angeles National Golf Club, 5/17/14

jazz trio los angelesSaturday, the Los Angeles Wedding Jazz Band was hired to play a very elegant wedding at the Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, California. I had never been to this venue, and after this gig I would definitely recommend it as a very beautiful and elegant spot for a wedding or corporate event. The golf course is touted to be one of the best in the country. With beautiful rolling mountains in the Angeles Crest as a backdrop, the course has stunning views and provides an outstanding place to have a wedding or event and even at a modest price.

Rossi Music worked with Chris Clark to handle the entertainment. A jazz DJ was hired for the wedding reception as well as for the ceremony and cocktail hour, which was held on the lawn overlooking the beautiful landscape. The bride was a fan of jazz standards, so Chris recommended the Los Angeles Wedding Jazz Band to do the job. The group not only played jazz music but for the ceremony played strictly classical repertoire with piano, flute, and bowed acoustic bass. For cocktails, Rick Rossi broke out the saxes and played a host of interesting and tasteful instrumental jazz band classic standards, Latin and R&B based music perfect for the wedding cocktail hour.

For the dinner hour, the Los Angeles Jazz Band was hired for an additional hour before the DJ took over and moved into the elegant ballroom which was beautifully lit with a light green shade of lights placed strategically along the bottom of the walls shining up and creating a beautiful warm ambiance in the room.

After toasts, the band continued with soft jazz background music to complement the dinner hour ambiance. To top off the dinner hour music, the groom had set up a secret surprise for the bride. He had requested the band to play the song “Feels Like Home” by Randy Newman and without a prior rehearsal the band pulled it off flawlessly and the groom was really ecstatic about the level of musicianship. The bride was in disbelief over the fact that the groom hadn’t rehearsed it with the band because it sounded so good.

At that point, DJ Val took over the reception festivities starting with the first dance “Someone Like You” by Randy Newman. There was more toasting and dessert and cutting of the cake and in the end the bride and groom were extremely happy with the night!

The Los Angeles Jazz Band is an excellent choice for weddings, corporate events, and parties of any kind. For more information, visit or call (818) 209-2620.