Quartets with Harp | Piano Jazz Trios
Each instrument has a unique quality that contributes to the sound and versatility of an ensemble. It is a lot of fun to put instruments together and explore the possibilities.
The Story of Elegant Music
Elegant Music started with Sheila and I playing Flute and Piano Music together when we were first married.
At the request of listeners we added violin and cello to the flute and piano to create the Elegant Music Quartet.
I got busy writing arrangements (covers) of popular music for this ensemble. The result, the Elegant Music Quartet performs a large repertoire of Classic and Contemporary music.
Read more: The Story of Elegant Music.
Quartet with Piano
The instrumentation of the original Elegant Music Quartet is Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano. We call this the “Piano Quartet”.
Quartets with Harp
Sheila and I discovered that by replacing the “Piano” with “Harp”, a whole new ensemble is created. Flute, Violin, Cello and Harp. We call this the “Harp Quartet”.
The Harp Quartet is a beautiful looking and sounding ensemble that can play the same exciting repertoire as the original Elegant Music Piano Quartet.
Please see video: Quartet Harp Flute & Strings – Beautiful Wedding @ Rio Hondo Golf Club
Please also see: The Quartets of Elegant Music
Piano Jazz Trios
The instrumentation of the original Elegant Music Jazz Trio is Piano, String Bass and Drums. This is a very versatile group playing a large repertoire of traditional, swing, big band, latin and ballroom dance music including classic rock and covers of popular contemporary music.
Here, too, instruments and or vocalists can be added expanding the variety of sound and repertoire of these ensembles exponentially.
Another version of the Elegant Music Jazz Trio features the instrumentation of Piano, String Bass and Guitar.
Choosing Music – The Creative Process
A simple itinerary sketch shows the parts of the event.
Each part of an event can have its own music.
When planning music we discuss:
- Style of music you like,
- Favorite recording artists,
- Songs you like,
- Instruments you like.
Putting it all together is a lot of fun. I look forward to talking about music with you.
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann
Elegant Music 323-270-3650