Specializing  in  wedding receptions and corporate events

 

Welcome, this is the web site of Ralph Hopper

If you are looking for live music for a wedding reception

or live music for a corporate event.....you have come to the right place.

For the Gerry Mulligan Project please click the heading at the top of the page.



My goal and passion is to exceed your musical expectations, work hard to entertain and have fun. 

Testimonials

The trio played a wedding reception at Montebello in Oct 2013 - "We really enjoyed the music. People kept on raving about it.  I looked over at my grandmother a couple of times and I could see her just listening to you guys play with a smile on her face.  We think the music was the highlight of the wedding and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your performance."    Maria & Mark

Comment from a fan listening in England:  "Absolutely stunning instrumental music and a really outstanding talent, keep up the truly fantastic work, you are amazing! Loved all your beautiful tracks, really professional. God Bless you! Thanks for sharing your wonderful gifts with the world. My very best wishes to you from Reading in England,"  Rob.


Great live music for wedding receptions & corporate events is our specialty alongwith quiet and melodic tunes as background music for restaurants.

I can be reached at my email address:

 ralph[dot]hopper/at/rogers[dot]com

or phone  613-833-3509

Alternate Takes at the 2007 Ottawa Jazz Festival

We are currently working on a second CD but for now I've posted two tunes from our first CD - Sum Of The Parts

Cowboy Bebop is a tune written and arranged for us by David Braid

Blue Jeans was written and arranged by Rob Lussier for us

Cowboy Bebop shrt edit.mp3

Blue Jeans shrt edit.mp3

Original tunes [SOCAN]

I am currently working on a new digital release to be titled 'Imaginary Squirrels'

The tunes are well under way and I am delighted to announce -

the official release is set for our concert at Merrickville's Jazz Fest on Oct 18 at 3pm.  The quartet will play a few of these new tunes and there will be 30 CDs given freeto the first people arriving.  

Contact the festival for tickets - see contact details below on this page!

Imaginary Squirrels.mp3

Satin Under Moonlight.mp3

Green's 'N Blues.mp3

It's A Seasonal Thing.mp3

Dogsinthecity.mp3

Caught In The Rain .mp3

Eight By Eight.MP3

Squeaky Beach.MP3

That's Everything But.mp3

Outboundmusic

Special Note - since Feb 2014 some of my tunes have been in regular airplay rotation on Outbound Music and have been on the monthly top 10 requested list during this time.

Click the link above.  The 'Gravity' channel streams jazz, funk, blues and more to listen to. 

You can request any of these original tunes of mine listed under East Side Quartet:

Satin Under Moonlight, That's Everything But, Eight By Eight, Squeaky Beach, Caught In The Rain, and, It's A Seasonal Thing

And, I am now posting music on my Soundcloud page as well!  Check out my page at - soundcloud.com/jazzereh


I play baritone sax [alto in the photo to the left] in a 9-piece band called Alternate Takes and we are presently working on getting our second CD of jazz tunes completed.  The band name comes from our repertoire which consists of 'our take' on great jazz tunes.  Most of our repertoire is original arrangements either by our leader - Jean Trudel - or by other arrangers who have done charts just for us.  The band includes 5 horns - trumpet, trombone, tenor sax, alto sax, baritone sax - and a rhythm section of - piano, guitar, bass, drums and with this instrumentation we have our own very unique sound.  We have performed at the Ottawa jazz festival and other venues around Ottawa and we would be delighted to play for your event.  

Ottawa, Ontario, K4C1B8   613-833-3509

Michael Lalonde photography    

613-677-6727   www.mlalondephoto.com

3 of the photos to the right are by Michael from a recent wedding reception.  Get in touch with Michael if you are looking for a great photographer for your reception.


Thanks for visiting my web site.  I am an Ottawa-based jazz musician.  I play saxophone - alto, baritone, soprano and tenor - in my own jazz trio and jazz quartet groupings and my 'solo' saxophone performance - click on the One Man Saxophone Band link above. 

The quartet and trio are profiled on the Trio and Quartet page. If you are looking for a band for a great dance, I can provide a 9-piece dance band, for events where you would like your guests the opportunity to dance the night away to a great blend of jazz and pop/rock/Latin tunes. 

 

If you are planning a wedding reception and would like some superb music as background during cocktails and dinner - I specialize in doing just that.  Click on the buttons above to check out both the Trio/Quartet as well as my 'solo' - sax with tracks - performance then contact me for information including my repertoire and a quote.

And for something completely different

ACOUSTIC FRONTIERS is a radio program that airs music from the realm of electroacoustic, acousmatic and computer processed sounds

Each Monday at 12:30 pm until 2:00pm I host/produce Acoustic Frontiers on CKCU FM, 93.1 fm in Ottawa with both live streaming and 'On Demand Archive' on the internet at CKCUFM.com   For a very different radio experience, tune in and have a listen to cutting edge electroacoustic and computer-based sounds that composers have been creating since the mid-1900's. 

I also co-host the great jazz program on CKCU - Swing Is In The Air - which airs each Sunday afternoon between 4 pm and 5.30.  You can tune in live or also listen On Demand from the 'playlist'.

My quartet has been booked to play a set of my own compositions at Merrickville's Jazz Fest - Oct 16 to 19.  

We play a set at 3pm on Saturday October 18 in the Legion Hall, a new venue for the festival this year.  My set will be followed by Quarteto Latino so it should be a fantastic double bill!  Seating is limited, get your tickets early.

Click here for the MJF web site