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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Los Angeles Classical String Trios and Quartets

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For a touch of elegance, consider having a string trio or quartet perform in your private event located in Orange County or Los Angeles. Classical music is a great addition to art gallery openings, cocktail hour and ceremonies, corporate cocktail and dinner parties, birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, and the list goes on. Below is a list of options of the size of the classical ensembles you should consider for your next event.

Solo classical musicians work great as piano, harp or guitar. For a duo, you will want to go with any of the solo instruments plus flute or violin. Trios offer a bigger variety, as you can now add a cello or acoustic bass and combine flute and violin with a cello as well. And quartets are usually all string quartets composed of 2 violins, viola and cello. Another option is the substitution of one of the violins for a flute to form a flute quartet. Classical ensembles are most popular as trios or quartets, but solo or duo options are available for clients most concerned with their budget. And remember, we offer packages that can help you save and our 2 hour minimum guarantees the same ensemble for your ceremony and cocktail hour for one low price.

Other names you can find to describe these groups are chamber ensembles, changer groups, chamber music, classical groups, string ensembles.  We will be happy to send you a player with options of these different ensemble combinations, all tailored to your tastes and your budget. In addition, you can hear some of the most requested pieces for the ceremony and recognize them by name, such as Pachelbel’s Canon in D, Air on a G String by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi Spring (from the Four Seasons), and Handel’s Hornpipe.

For the best String Trios and Quartets in Los Angeles and Orange County, look no further! Please call us at 818-209-2620 and we will handle all your entertainment needs.

Rossi Music at the Intercontinental Hotel this Wednesday!

background music los angelesThis Wednesday August 20, live at The Hotel Intercontinental in Los Angeles – Relax to the music of our favorite Pop Vocal/Guitar Band! Michael and Heather 6pm-10pm

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Important details when choosing Los Angeles jazz bands

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So you bought your dress, chose the venue, even the catering and flowers are all taken care of, but now you have to worry about the music. Oftentimes the band is left for last, and this is unfortunate for many reasons. By the time you have to worry about the band, you have no energy left to think of what songs you want for the ceremony and what kind of band you want to entertain your guests during dinner. Not only that, you probably will have very little money left to choose quality ensembles given the hefty prices of venues (a lot of which require their own catering), flowers, and everything else in between.

When considering the kind of band you would like for dinner and dancing, you need to first have an open mind. One excellent and very classy choice is a Los Angeles jazz band. Once you start doing your research you will realize there are vast differences from jazz band to jazz band. Here are some tips to help with your selection.

The style and approach to each jazz band in Los Angeles are distinct. The best way to start is to ask friends what jazz ensembles in town they’ve heard of. Social media, general internet research and blogs are other ways to get a list together. Once you have a list, call or email the band leader and request a press kit. Many of the best groups will have these on their website, but some are exclusive through an agency so you will have to go through the agency. After reviewing the materials, you can start forming your opinion about the best Los Angeles jazz band for your event. In addition, take note of the personal interaction each band has with the guests. This important detail many times sets bands apart from just playing music and truly entertaining.

After choosing your Los Angeles jazz band, the next step is to have a meeting with the leader of the ensemble to coordinate set up, arrival, details about the venue, and playlist options. Planning your wedding, you have probably been in control of every aspect of it so far. When it comes to the music, though, that control needs to be handed to the band leader. It is very important to give Los Angeles jazz bands flexibility in order for them to be able to interact on a more personal level with the audience and choose tunes that will either relax the crowd for dinner or get them moving for the dancing set, and everything in between.

A solid amount of research will have you on the right track for picking the ideal band for your wedding, corporate event or private party. Los Angeles jazz bands can be the final touch of elegance that makes your guests feel even more at home. Jazz bands are known for the mood they can set in any kind of event.

For help with any of your entertainment needs, including tips on what the right band for your Los Angeles wedding is, as well as song options, contact us at 818-209-2620.

The versatility of wedding bands in Orange County and Los Angeles

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The wedding season is the peak of bookings for most dance party cover bands in Orange County and Los Angeles, however keep in mind the low season is an excellent time for those planning an event to get these bands for a great price. Wedding bands are highly adaptable no matter what the environment and type of crowd, and that includes being able to engage your audience no matter what the age range and stylistic preference. Following is a list of the possible parties where wedding bands can really excel.

To give an original twist to your next art gallery or museum opening, consider hiring a wedding band. String quartets are usually more classically oriented and offer no chance for audience interaction. If you want your guests to dance and you want a group that can easily switch between upbeat, dance, soul, pop, jazz, etc. there’s nothing better than a LA/OC wedding band. Band leaders are usually excellent in dealing with clients and offer a partnership that really personalizes your event. You can set specific themes together and discuss playlist options.

Two other ideal occasions for Los Angeles and Orange County wedding bands to shine at are anniversaries and birthday parties. DJ’s are popular for these events, however there is an element of fun lacking, not to mention nothing personal about someone playing tracks from records. You can be sure your guests will really get up off their seats with wedding bands.

There is no single venue or occasion for wedding bands in Los Angeles and Orange County. Extremely adaptable musicians, these cover bands blend well with any occasion. Whether the occasion is black tie or dress down, these kinds of groups will excite the crowd and keep a high level of entertainment as well as tune it down for conversation and lounging.

For help booking live bands, string and jazz groups, and DJ services for your next party or social gathering please visit or call 818-209-2620.

Rossi Music at the Intercontinental Hotel this Wednesday!

guitar vocal background music los angelesThis Wednesday August 13, live at The Hotel Intercontinental in Los Angeles – Relax to the music of our favorite Pop Vocal/Guitar Band! Michael and Heather 6pm-10pm

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How a Los Angeles Jazz Trio can improve your event

jazz trio los angelesPlanning a corporate entertainment event in Los Angeles is stressful enough. Being in charge of the music in addition can feel overwhelming. One of the best and most low cost options are Los Angeles jazz trios. This kind of ensemble can provide a classical and elegant vibe for your event while also being a huge crowd pleaser. Below are some tips you should keep in mind when picking your entertainment and how jazz trios can improve your event.

Ask around. You may already know someone who has worked with a Los Angeles jazz trio on a previous date. Having a personal conversation about bands with a person who has first hand experience with that group is the best way to build your list of bands. Another way to gather options is local and social media.

Do not control the playlist. I’m sure you are familiar enough with jazz music, however you are also not the performer. A great band is experienced enough to gage the crowd and create a successful performance by making impromptu changes in the set list to excite the crowd. A playlist set in stone will not allow them to do that.

Request demos and interviews. Being a good musician is only part of what makes a jazz trio in LA great. Watching a demo video is a good way to see the group’s natural ability to interact with the audience. You will also be able to see how they start and end tunes and their style choices. Additionally, it’s always good to interview the band and gage their ability to solve problems and deal with last minute changes.

The right kind of entertainment for your event is a challenge. As you may have already realized, the music can either make or break a party. The versatility of a Los Angeles jazz trio allows this type of group to really take your gathering to the next level. You will have guaranteed success if you take the time to research and plan your date by finding the right band.

As always, do not hesitate to call us for any of your corporate entertainment needs. For more information, please visit or call 818-209-2620

Rossi Music at the Intercontinental Hotel this Wednesday!

MichaelMulder_Flash copyThis Wednesday August 6, live at The Hotel Intercontinental in Los Angeles – Relax to the music of our favorite Pop Vocal/Guitar Band! Michael and Heather 6pm-10pm

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Los Angeles jazz trios for weddings

los angeles jazz trioIf you want to ensure that your guests dance throughout the night while also setting a mood on your big day, consider booking a Los Angeles jazz trio for your wedding reception. There are several things to note for when choosing the right jazz band, such as being extremely versatile and knowing how to gage the crowd. Following are some ideas on how to hire the best jazz trio.

*References. You should be asking for references with all your vendors, including entertainment. This means professional references, a list of awards, and past clients you can contact on your own. Social media is another great way to go, as frequently there should be honest testimonials on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.

*Demo. All professional jazz trios will have a demo of past performances. This can be either audio or video, although video is best so you can have a better idea of how they use the stage and hopefully also have a leader who is good on the mic for announcements. By watching demos you will also have a better idea of the most popular jazz tunes that are played in weddings.

*Allow freedom for song selections. Although it can be tempting, choosing every single song to be played during your wedding reception is not a good idea. Los Angeles wedding jazz trios enjoy some input, however if there is no room for change they will not be able to modify tunes based on audience response. Make sure you some of your favorites are included, however in order to keep the audience on their toes you need to hand it to the band for most of the time.

In hiring a Los Angeles wedding jazz trio, keep these pointers in mind and you will eliminate much of the stress associated with choosing entertainment. As always, come to us with any questions and we will be happy to lend our knowledge and expertise to help make your night more special. For any of your entertainment needs, please visit or call 818-209-2620.

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.