Looking for high quality musicians to perform at your next special event? Browse the list below for solo artists and/or ensembles for hire.



James Allen

Instrument(s): Guitar
Music Type: Jazz, Brazilian, South American, Classical
Preferred Events: Any
Description: Experienced solo acoustic or electric guitarist who plays a number of styles.
Fee: $125 per hour (negotiable)
Contact: jamesallen2@mac.com

Rachel Bauske

Instrument(s): Flute
Music Type: Classical
Preferred Events: Weddings, Special Events, Church Services, Orchestral Sub
Description: Rachel has a B.M. in Music Performance and is an active musician in the community.
Fee:  Negotiable
Contact: rachel.bauske@gmail.com, 763-913-8460


Benjamin Bussey

Instrument(s): Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
Music Type: Classical, Jazz, Commercial
Preferred Events: Any
Description: I am well versed in all styles of music.
Fee: Negotiable by event. Contact for details.
Contact: benjamin.bussey@gmail.com


Teresa Campbell

Instrument(s): Violin
Music Type: Classical
Preferred Events: Any
Description: Classical violinist, with our without piano or other string instruments.
Fee: $150/hour (per person if accompanied)
Contact: campbell.teresa@macphail.org


Timothy De Prey

Instrument(s): Piano
Music Type: Classical, Pop, Musical Theater, Light Jazz
Preferred Event: Weddings, Birthday Parties, Special Events
Description: Over 20 years experience playing background and featured music for special events
$150 for the first hour, $75 for 2nd hour, additional hours negotiable
Contact: deprey.timothy@macphail.org


Jean De Vere

Instrument(s): Violin
Music Type: Classical
Preferred Events: Weddings, Funeral, Other
Description: String trio or string quartet
Fee: $150 each
Contact: 612-889-5459


Dan Duke

Instrument(s): Piano
Music Type: Classical, Jazz, Rock, Etc.
Preferred Events: Any
Description: I am available to provide a variety of music for your event, depending on your preferences. I gravitate toward the Great
American Songbook, but also play classic rock, etc.
Fee: Depends on event, to be negotiated
Contact: dan.duke.mn@hotmail.com


Emily Gerard

Instrument(s): Harp
Music Type: Classical, Various
Preferred Events: Weddings, Various
Description: Hire as a harp soloist or combined with other instruments for all event types.
Fee: Varies depending on time and location
Contact: gerard.emily@macphail.org


Crystal Hall

Instrument(s): Oboe, English Horn
Music Type: Classical
Preferred Events: Wedding, Church Service, Special Event
Description: I am a classically trained oboist with over a decade of performing experience. I have played everything from weddings to parties to graduations to solo recitals.
Fee: To be determined based on length of performance and musical requirements.
Contact: To be determined based on length of performance and musical requirements.


Rebecca Haas

Instrument(s): Piano
Music Type: Jazz, Brazilian, Classical, Pop
Preferred Events: Weddings, Church Services, Receptions, Parties, Funerals/Memorial Services, Background Music, Corporate Events,
Fundraisers/Galas, Etc.
Description: A versatile performer, Rebecca is a seasoned accompanist as well as soloist – see website rebeccahass.com
Fee: Varies, contact for pricing
Contact: rebecca.hass@gmail.com, 952-457-6798


Christopher Jannings

Instrument(s): String Bass, Electric Bass
Music Type: Classical, Jazz, Rock, Country
Preferred Events: Any
Description: I am a freelance musician on string bass/electric bass in virtually any style.
Fee: Negotiable
Contact: csjannings@yahoo.com


Jeff Lambert

Instrument(s): Guitar
Music Type: Classical
Preferred Events: Weddings, Special Events/Parties (background music)
Description: Elegant solo classical guitar music for a classy touch.
Fee: $100/hour
Contact: 952-546-1429


Kelly Lehr

Instrument(s): Violin, Viola
Music Type: Classical, Popular Music, Any Genre
Preferred Events: Weddings, Special Events, Any
Description: Experienced violinist in all genres. I will gladly work with you to find the music that will best complement your event!
Fee: Varies
Contact: lehr.kelly@macphail.org


Katrina Mundinger

Instrument(s): Clarinet
Music Type: Classical, World Folk
Preferred Events: Weddings, Special Events, Educational Workshops
Description: Katrina is an award-winning musician, and can provide classical music (chamber) or world folk music for any type of event.
Fee: Varies
Contact: folkclarinet@yahoo.com


Andrew Myers

Instrument(s): Percussion, Drum Set, Mallets, Timpani
Music Type: Jazz, Rock, Classical, Musical Theater, Afro-Beat, Folk
Preferred Event: Pit Orchestras, Orchestras, Religious Ceremonies, Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jazz or Rock bar/festival shows, Percussion Ensemble
Description: Andrew has performed with Guthrie Theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Minneapolis Pops Orch., MN Percussion Trio, VocalEssence, numerous churches, and a variety of jazz/rock/afro-beat/folk groups.
Contact: AndrewMyersPercussion@gmail.com


Gail Olszewski

Instrument(s): Piano, Harpsichord, Organ, Synthesizer
Music Type: Classical, Musical Theater, Some rock/jazz
Preferred Events: Weddings, Receptions, Special Events
Description: Gail Olszewski has had a long and varied career playing many musical styles on keyboard instruments for many occasions and concerts.
Fee: $250 minimum
Contact: gwolszewski@comcast.net, 651-295-4549


Nina Olsen

Instrument(s):  Clarinet
Music Type: Classical
Preferred Events: Indoor Events
Description: Member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra for over 20 years. Frequently accompanies choirs and performs special music for church services, often suggesting and providing the repertoire for the service.
Fee: Varies
Contact: olsen.nina@macphail.org


Josh Osborne

Instrument(s): Guitar, Voice
Music Type: Classical, Jazz, Covers, Solo guitar/singing
Preferred Events: Weddings, Special Events
Description: I’m a performing musician for 15 years, equally comfortable with classical guitar repertoire or singing covers with solo guitar.
Fee: $150/hour
Contact: joshosbornemusic@gmail.com


Tom Pletscher

Instrument(s): Piano
Music Type:  Jazz, Background Music
Preferred Events: Special Events
Description: Great background piano music to add delightful ambience for your special event.
Fee: $200-$300 depending on length of playing time, location, and if I need to supply keyboard
Contact: trptunes@aol.com, 651-227-9466


Shari Latz Rothman

Instrument(s): Harp
Music Type: All
Preferred Events: Any
Description: Harp music adds elegance to all events. Versatile musician able to perform as soloist or as part of an ensemble.
Fee: Please contact for fee information
Contact: sharirothman@comcast.net, 952.807.2175


Susan Sophocleus

Instrument(s): Piano
Music Type: Classical
Preferred Events: Accompanist
Description: I am a staff accompanist at MacPhail with lots of experience with playing for string players.
Fee: $60/hour
Contact: sophocleus.susan@macphail.org


Jacqueline Ultan

Instrument(s): Cello
Music Type: Any
Preferred Events: Any
Description: Jacqueline’s unique versatility as a cellist, composer and collaborator is represented in her diverse musical groups. She is a 2015 McKnight Performing Artist Fellow.
Fee: Negotiable
Contact: cellojacq@gmail.com


Victoria Vargas

Instrument(s): Voice: Mezzo
Music Type: Classical
Preferred Events: Any
Description: I am an active Opera singer in the Twin Cities who performs both the standard and hidden gems of the operatic and musical theater repertoire.
Fee: Varies
Contact: victoria.a.vargas@gmail.com


Julia Waletzko

Instrument(s): Voice
Music Type: Inspirational/Christian, Classical, Folk, Jazz, Musical Theater
Preferred Event: Special Events, Corporate Events, Church Events, Weddings, Club Performances, Non Profit Charity Events
Description: I am a female soloist with extensive experience in performing a wide range of genres in a wide variety of venues ranging everywhere from large-scale conventions to small nursing homes.
For Soloist — *Club Performance: $100-$200, $130-$300 (if there is cover) *Wedding: $200-$400 *Church Event: $100-$200
*Special Event: $250-$450 *Corporate Event: $300-$600 *Non–profit Charity events: negotiable
Contact: waletzkojulia@gmail.com




Artful Tone Quartet

Instrument(s): Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano
Music Type: Classical, Rock
Preferred Events: Weddings, Corporate Events, Private Parties
Description: We will work with you to provide music for your special event. We take into consideration the space, invitees, and purpose of the event to help you select music to highlight the occasion.
Fee: $100 per musician per hour
Contact: kblarusso@gmail.com


David Birrow Group

Instrument(s): Vibraphone, Bass, Drums
Music Type: Jazz
Preferred Events: Weddings, Corporate Events, Festivals
Description: We perform music ranging from Swing to Standards to Bop to Bossa Nova at corporate events, weddings, cocktail hours and receptions.
Fee: Negotiable depending on event. $225/hour is the base rate with a minimum 2-hour booking.
Contact: davidbirrow@gmail.com; http://www.davidbirrow.com/jazz.html



Instrument(s): Taiko, Guitar, Voice
Music Type: Folk, Japanese-American
Preferred Events: Any
Description: Ensemble-MA uses traditional Japanese drums along with guitar and vocals to create contemporary Japanese American influenced music.
Fee: Negotiable
Contact: ensemble-MA@gmail.com


James Allen

Instrument(s): Guitar, Voice
Music Type: Jazz, Latin
Preferred Events: Any
Description: Vocal and guitar duo performing jazz standards, contemporary, jazz, 60s rock/pop tunes
Fee: $150 per musician (negotiable)
Contact: jamesallen2@mac.com


Jess & Zeb

Instrument(s): Guitar, Vocals
Music Type: Jazz, Blues
Preferred Events: Concerts, Weddings, Private Events
Description: A highly versatile acoustic duo.
Fee: Varies
Contact: www.jessandzeb.com


Karin Valdizan

Instrument(s): Violin (2), Violin and Cello (2), Violin-Viola-Cello, Standard Quartet
Music Type: Classical, Traditional, Pop Tunes
Preferred Events: Weddings, Parties, Corporate Events
Description: Traditional string duo, trio or quartet to fit needs of client.
Fee: Weddings for $175, other events depend on hours
Contact: valdizan.karin@macphail.org, 612-581-8828


Minnesota Percussion Trio: Bob Adney

Instrument(s): Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Log, 5 Gallon Bucket, Drumset, Cowbells, Castanets, Woodblocks, Paper…
Music Type: Programs for All Ages
Preferred Events: Community Fine Arts, Libraries, School Concerts
Description: Family friendly repertoire that is exciting to listen and learn about. www.minnesotapercussiontrio.com
Fee: $475
Contact: adney.robert@macphail.org


Modern Spark Trio

Instrument(s): Violin, Cello, Piano
Music Type: Jazz, Classical, Brazilian, Folk, World, Modern Composition
Preferred Events: Weddings, Receptions, Parties, Funerals/Memorial Services, Background Music, Corporate Events, Fundraisers/Galas, Art Exhibits,
Description: The Modern Spark Trio is a piano trio with diverse repertoire who can fit any wedding, event, or special occasion
Fee: See website – www.modernsparktrio.com for details
Contact: Contact form on website, info@modernsparktrio.com, Aaron Kerr: 651-489-5461



Instrument(s): Oboe, Double Bass
Music Type: Classical
Preferred Events: Recitals, Receptions, Educational Presentations
Description: OboeBass! is the only duo of its kind in the world! We perform recitals of original, engaging music and also present educational programs to elementary schools and senior residences.
Fee: Varies
Contact: Carrie Vecchione: (651) 319-1414 or carvec@aol.com


Orkestar Bez Ime

Instrument(s): Clarinet, Accordion, Vocal, Bass, Guitar, Violin
Music Type: Balkan Folk/Romany
Preferred Events: Wedding Receptions, Parties, Dances
Description: Orkestar Bez Ime (OBI) is an award-winning Balkan folk band which provides lively music for dancing. OBI can provide a dance instructor/leader as well, for a complete evening of entertainment.
Fee: $1000
Contact: Katrina Mundinger: folkclarinet@yahoo.com


Second Winds

Instrument(s): Flute, Oboe, Clarinet
Music Type: Classical
Preferred Events: Any
Description: Members of the MN Opera Orchestra, we have performed together for over 10 years: in recital halls, schools, senior centers and the skyways. We are comfortable performing for audiences of all ages.
Fee: Varies
Contact: olsen.nina@macphail.org


Tom Pletscher Trio

Instrument(s): Piano, Bass, Drums
Music Type: Jazz
Preferred Events: Special Events
Description: Swinging jazz trio to make any event special.
Fee: $600-$900 depending on hours, location, and if I need to provide a keyboard.
Contact: trptunes@aol.com, 651-227-9466


Vicky Mountain

Instrument(s): Voice (with piano or guitar as a duo, adding bass, drums and saxophone as trio, quarter or quintet)
Music Type: Jazz, The Great American Songbook (Standards), Latin Jazz, Blues
Preferred Events: Special Events, Themed Parties, Weddings, Openings, House Concerts
Description: Vicky Mountain and her excellent players will add a definite spark to your event with their far ranging repertoire of background jazz, danceable standards and hip light rock and blues.
Fee: From $300 – $400 for a duo to $750 – $850 for a quintet. Cost may vary depending on length of engagement, travel time, etc.
Contact: mountain.victoria@macphail.org, 612-875-0393