Russ Wilcox Jazz Group
The Russ Wilcox Jazz Group is one of the most popular jazz and function bands in both the Cape Cod and Boston areas. The ensemble itself is comprised of the most prominent upcoming musicians in the region, who have performed with Wynton Marsalis, Greg Abate, Alex Brown (Paquito D'Rivera's Pianist), and the late Steven Niel (who is best known as McCoy Tyner and Roland Kirks bassist) and have been featured at many prominent venues including: The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Wally's Jazz Club, the Cotuit Center for the Arts, and the Provincetown Arts Association Museum.
We offer ensembles that are suited for concert and private event settings. In fact, we specialize in providing light background music perfect for any cocktail or dining hour. We have performed at many restaurants in the area including: Avenue 1 at the Boston Hyatt (monthly residence in 2011), The New Seabury Country Club (weekly residence in summer of 2012), The Belfry Inn and Bistro, the Harvest Gallery Wine Bar and many others. We seek to provide music that will entertain your guests without interrupting their dining experience and conversation. We have been very well received at every wedding and private function we have performed for (please see our reviews page on the website) but as a testament to our ensemble here is a recommendation from one of our most recent weddings:
"Offering our sincerest thanks to the Russ Wilcox Jazz Group for creating the perfect atmosphere for the most magical day of our lives. We hosted a jazz brunch for our wedding reception in Martha's Vineyard and can't compliment the quintet enough for their professionalism, talent, and class.
The band arranged all of our song requests, and remained flexible with our schedule and preferences down to the last days before the wedding. They easily slid between different eras and styles of jazz and impressed every one of our guests.
We highly recommend Russ Wilcox and his band for your wedding or event, and can offer this as the highest endorsement of how well received their performance was at our wedding: after the wedding, our venue asked for their information to add them to the standard vendor list for future weddings at their hotel.
Many thanks to Russ and crew for sharing this special day with us.
Cheryl and Jacob Ricciardi"