Looking for the excitement of a full swing band or the relaxing sound of light jazz background music? Matt Hill & Friends brings an atmosphere of class to your event. Our group plays a mixture of jazz, big band, and throws in some New Orleans style fun. It's retro...with a modern twist!! We can tailor our group of musicians to your unique needs, whether it be a simple duo, trio, our popular 4 piece, the Little Big Band or the Brass Band. Matt Hill & Friends arrangements of classic standards is engaging and refreshing. We are available for concerts, corporate events, private parties, weddings, festivals, clubs, and dances. Audio samples available.
Matt Hill & Friends has the special ability to seamlessly cross over genres and styles. That strongly contributes to not only their success, but the success of your event
Matt Hill & Friends will customize our performance for your event!
The Little Big Band
The Brass Band ( New Orleans entertainment)
Matt and I texted and talked by phone several times. He was so flexible as to times, number of players and songs. I am so grateful for his flexibility to a fluid wedding reception. In the end it was perfect! The songs played. the 5pc. band were amazing. The guests were delighted as to the sound and music selection! I would 100% recommend these wonderful Jazz musicians to any event! Thanks Matt & Friends! Joe
1940s Era Entertainment, Big Band, New Orleans Style Entertainment, Wedding Band, Jazz Band
Professional, Price, Reliable- Wedding ready!
We hired Matt Hill & Friends for our 2 hours at our wedding reception. It was a Gatsby/ 20’s theme so we were so excited to find these guys! They flawlessly played into our timeline which was broken up between them and the DJ / cocktail hour & our wedding blessing. Matt was easy to get ahold of, communicative, professional and fun! They even brought an extra player with them- so instead of a trio it was a quad of great performers. We would have loved to have them for longer but balanced them out cost wise with the DJ for the rest of our night. Either way they provided a great service and performance at a good rate! We were satisfied and would definitely book them again if the need arises.
1920s Era Entertainment
Matt & Friends provided a very memorable night of classic jazz and blues music for a special wedding anniversary celebration. They are an excellent and very professional ensemble and my guests loved the set they chose which included terrific renditions of Benny Golson and Miles Davis jazz classics. If you seek great jazz music for your special event, Matt & Friends should top your list of must haves.
This team did a wonderful job, music was excellent and they kept everyone dancing. They can read a crowd, are polite and classy. Will use them again!
1920s Era Entertainment
Thank you, Matt Hill and Friends!
Your music was just perfect for our event!
Nothing completes the atmosphere quite like a live band and Matt Hill & Friends were wonderful! I would highly recommend them.
1920s Era Entertainment, Jazz Band
Matt Hill & Friends performed Amazing Grace and a Jazz Sendoff for my father's Memorial and Life Celebration at the Grand Concourse. They were perfect: professional, timely, fabulous pre-event communication, and gave an exceptional performance. My father played in his HS jazz band and loved attending the Pgh. Jazz festivals. Matt Hill and Friends helped us choose appropriate music my dad would have loved. Just about everyone asked me for their info. after the remembrance.
We really enjoyed having Matt and company play our wedding's cocktail hour and dinner time. In the 2.5 hours we had them, they did a great job playing relaxing classics, mixed with a more uptempo, dance-ready songs as dinner was closing, and it worked perfectly as we transitioned into DJ music for the remainder of the evening.
They're talented musicians, to be sure, but we also appreciated the way they struck a great balance between engaging the crowd / getting people into the event without necessarily overshadowing things. We were beyond happy and recommend them highly for whatever event you may be planning!
Wedding Band, Jazz Band
Matt Hill & Friends performed at our daughter's wedding. They performed 2nd Line New Orleans music at the end of the ceremony. The Bridal couple led the band out into the receiving area and then played inside the venue during cocktail hour. They were excellent! This component was new to our guests and we received so many positive comments! We must say this was a unique experience for us and our guests! Thank you Matt Hill and Friends!
Brass Band, Wedding Band
I contacted Matt with admittedly late notice about my plan have him perform for a surprise proposal for my girlfriend and I. He and his guitarist (Joe) handled every single request with ease and great communication and were able to play a few jazz songs for us in a park as I proposed to my girlfriend, now fiancé. That night will be a memory we will cherish forever and it’s all thanks to these guys!
1940s Era Entertainment, Jazz Band
We were highly impressed with Matt Hill and Friends who performed live music for our wedding reception in Pittsburgh, PA! Matt was very easy to work with, replied to my messages promptly, and was very accommodating of the specific songs we requested, even on short notice. Matt Hill and Friends not only performed the specific songs and artists we requested, but also provided a great variety of music for all ages and tastes including jazz, rock and roll, pop, and country! They even checked in with us throughout the evening to make sure the volume of the music was just right! We received numerous compliments about Matt Hill and Friends from our family and friends who attended our wedding! We highly recommend Matt Hill and Friends for weddings and other special events and would most definitely book them again!
Wedding Band, Jazz Band
Big Band jazz is timeless - fun for the younger crowd just being introduced to the songs as well as the generations nostalgic for it!
Add the excitement of a full swing band or relax to light jazz background music, Matt Hill & Friends will bring an elegant ambiance to your event!
Are you planning a wedding? Matt Hill & Friends offers a variety of styles from Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder. The group can play the ceremony, move to the cocktail hour and expand up to 7-piece group to get the party started. Their unique take on jazz standards is engaging and refreshing. Past Performances include: PPG Place, corporate events, private parties, weddings, festivals and even the White House!
Matt Hill & Friends are available for festivals, concerts, clubs, dances, weddings, conventions, corporate functions, and parties of any kind.
Audio Samples of Full Band Now Available
Matt Hill is a seasoned band leader and performer appearing in jazz clubs and venues in the US and Europe. Hill has played with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame groups such as The Impressions, Little Anthony, and The Tymes. In addition, Hill’s jazz combo has performed at the White House! As Founder and Executive Director of the Dream Big Music, Hill is a music educator deeply committed to instilling a love of music and providing opportunities to students throughout the upper Ohio Valley.