Classical & jazz singer - Jennifer Maslin
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Versatile singer specialising in classical song and jazz standards available as a soloist, duo and trio for your wedding ceremony, reception drinks or wedding breakfast.
Type of Performer(s) or Business
Style of Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Pricing & Costs
- I have been performing professionally for over 8 years as a classical and jazz singer in a variety of capacities. Since graduating with a First in Music and German from Southampton Unviersity, I have sung and performed at hundreds of weddings in a range of fantastic venues - every one unique. I can provide solo song with backing tracks, coordinate with a church organist booked through your church, with my classical crossover duo Lyrae (voice, violin & piano) or a jazz duo or trio (voice, keys &bass/guitar). I also regularly sing and perform with a guitar and harp. As well as singing, I play violin professionally. If you would like to add further musical variety to your day at no extra cost, (e.g classical song during your wedding ceremony and background violin music for your reception drinks or violin during your ceremony and a jazz duo for afterwards), do consider this! The music on your special day reflects you both as a couple. It plays a vital role (excuse the pun!) in setting the mood of your day and putting you and your guests at ease and in the party mood. I am always happy to accommodate requests. Recent testimonials (more available on request): David W, Mayfair: “Jennifer worked with her guitarist to produce unamplified a selection of 7 or 8 English and Scottish folk songs for a private family dinner. She was happy to pander to the whims of the organiser in the song selection! Her very beautiful, pure and clear soprano voice she moderated perfectly for the size of the room and its acoustics. Clearly classically trained and with a warm vibrato, she used this sensitively to suit the folk theme with a very pleasing result. She introduced her songs with modest charm and warmth and connected excellently with the audience comprising a mixture of people who did and didn’t know the songs and of all ages. Everyone enjoyed her contribution. [...] All in all a wonderful experience – thank you.”
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2008# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team1Public Liability InsuranceYes
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Performing at the Dorchester Hotel, London, has to be one of my highlights. The wedding was just before Christmas, and the hotel looked amazing with all it's decorations up.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Classical cross-over jazz versatile personable
What about your business are you most proud of?
Many musicians rely on diary services but I have built up my business off my own back and take great pride in the service I provide.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Make sure the "flow" of the day runs smoothly. Photos often delay things on the day and hungry guests are not happiest!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Last year I performed in a field for a handfasting ceremony. The bridal couple stood in a circle of flowers and recited their own personal vows. Afterwards their close family and friends, tied ribbons around their hands. It was really special.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I ask for the follwoing details: date, time, duration and venue as well as which ensemble set up they would prefer and a possible budget. If the couple is happy with my quote, I request a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure the date and that the remainder of the fee is paid by the day before the wedding or cash on the day. (That way I don't have to bother them whilst they are celebrating or on honeymoon!) We usually discuss songs and pieces about a month before the date and finalise details in the weeks leading up to the big day. Email is the best way to contact me, but I'm happy to chat on the phone too.
What makes a romantic first dance?
A song where the words really mean something. I've been requested "I'm kissing you" quite a lot and the words are actually really sad. Celebrating love is a lot better. I've recently added "The first time I saw your face" to my repertoire which usally brings a tear to people's eyes!
What is your number one floor-filler?
I usually sing at wedding ceremonies and reception drinks so rarely get to witness the dancing!
Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?
What is the soundtrack to your life?
One with a lot of variety. I love so many different singers and artists.