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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.
Great live music for wedding receptions & corporate events is our specialty
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 new solo saxophone performance. The quartet and trio are profiled on The Jazz Trio Page. If you are looking for a band for a great dance, I can provide a 6-piece dance band, for smaller 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. And, if great jazz tunes performed by a jazz big band would sound great at your event, I can also provide info about a full 18-piece big band that I play with - Aardvark Big Band.
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. Check out 'The Jazz Trio Page' or the 'Solo Sax Act' page then contact me for information including our repertoire and a quote.
A Great New Concept in Live Music for the Ottawa area
*** live music for a low fee and small space
click 'One Man Saxophone Band' ***.
From wedding reception music, corporate events, conferences, gala balls and restaurants to private party celebrations - live music is best. My One Man Saxophone Band, jazz trio and jazz quartet have played all these kinds of events and I can provide the appropriate sized group for your live music needs. Our repertoire is varied to accommodate your event.
Tunes by the quartet have been picked up for airplay by a few jazz internet radio channels such as those below:
Outboundmusic Jazz Chanel
mvyradio.com in Martha's Vineyard
'UptownJazzNetwork' in North Carolina
And for something completely different
ACOUSTIC FRONTIERS is a radio program that airs music from the realm of electro acoustic, 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.
Currently I'm on baritone with a couple of big bands including Alternate Takes - an excellent jazz nonet run by Jean Trudel.
I'm also active with a few other things as you will see while wandering through this site. On the Model Railway page, I'll be placing some pictures of my HO layout as it [slowly] develops. And I profile some of my pocket watch collection on that page.
You are welcome to have a look at the photos page. I'll be adding and changing from time to time.
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