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The Skyline Ensemble

The SKYLINE Ensemble is a modern approach to live music. They are our flagship group that can play a great choice of contemporary pop music but can also play classical, baroque, swing, jazz, and pop favorites as well as Jewish, Italian, and continental repertoire for weddings or background music at corporate and private events. Duos & Trios are best for events up to 125 guests but can be amplified for slightly larger groups.


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Smooth Criminal

Norwegian Wood


Violin & Cello

Violin & Guitar

Violin, Guitar & Cello

2 Violins, Viola & Cello

Hit Waves Unplugged

This band is special, because they are so versatile.  The Hit Waves Unplugged offers exquisite musicianship with every note, whether it is soothing instrumental backgrounds or dance floor packing vocals.  You can select from one to five pieces depending on your budget and the sound you’re looking for.  If you’re looking for cocktail and dinner music, The Hit Waves can perform an eclectic mix of songs from the 1920s to today; from Sinatra to Michael Jackson; from Ella to the Beatles.  You name it!  If you’re looking for ceremony music, these artists can perform the classics with finesse as you walk down the aisle. You will truly feel like royalty!  If you love the acoustic sound of guitar, piano, bass, drums and vocals performed by masters of the song, the Hit Waves is your kind of band.

Hit Waves Song List (PDF)

Solo Guitar

Solo Piano

Duo Guitar & Upright Bass

Trio Guitar & Upright Bass & Percussions

5 Piece Band

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The Fabulous Rat Pack Ensemble

The appeal of the Rat Pack’s music crosses every age barrier. Sinatra, Sammy Davis, and Dean are still hip. Looking for a sure fire crowd pleaser for your next event? You need the AMS Rat Pack Ensemble. They are in high demand. Call now to check on availability.

Duke Ellington Project

An acoustic trio performing the works of Duke Ellington. This is not a typical jazz combo, but Ellington was famous for using a variety of instruments in unusual ways. The trio is primarily acoustic, and the intimacy of the sound gives another perspective on Ellington’s music from the 20s onward.

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The Heizman Ensembles

Rick’s ensembles are a popular choice for wedding and events because of the diversity of musical styles and instrumentation. Configurations include duos, trios, quartets, with a variety of instruments. Musical performances can range from Classical, Jazz, Brazilian, Italian Jewish and contemporary.

2 Guitars

Guitar & Mandolin

Guitar & Violin

Sax, Guitar & Bass

Solo Guitar

Fidelity Strings

Fidelity Strings provides that lush, romantic sound that appeals to every single age group. You will thrill to their extensive repertoire and flawless musical touch. Are you a fan of elegant wedding ceremony music at an affordable price? Whether you’re looking for great classical music or pop favorites, Fidelity Strings is for you! Available as a string duo, trio, or quartet.

Justin Hochin

Justin is a highly experienced musician, a passionate performer, and maintains a friendly professionalism.  He is fluent in many musical styles, including classical, jazz, popular, folk, Spanish, and South American. He treats each event on an individual basis, and enjoys collaborating with his clients over e-mail, phone, Skype or in-person consultations. If you are unsure of the music that would best suit your needs, he has the expertise and intuition to help create the perfect musical sound-scape for your special event. He has a number of standard wedding pieces that have been beautifully arranged for the classical guitar. And if you’re looking for non-traditional repertoire he can even arrange your favorite songs.

Bach Cello Prelude

Canon in D

Gymnopedie No. 1

Afro-Cuban Lullaby

Jesu Joy of Man’s desiring

Serenata

Mark Taylor

Classical and Flamenco guitarist. Mark is an international recording artist, performer and teacher. His combined experience in classical and flamenco music makes him a strong and dynamic interpreter of the classical repertoire with an approach to flamenco that is rhythmically vibrant, passionate and true to the essence of the many styles he performs.

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Bobby Jo

People rarely wear two hats well, but Bobby is an exception to the rule. Along with being an award-winning singer/songwriter, Bobby Jo Valentine is also a 5-star wedding musician, and has been flown all over the nation to provide the perfect music for a couples’ most important, romantic day.

He sings upbeat, soulful, romantic music – both modern and timeless – along the lines of Jack Johnson, John Mayer, The Lumineers, and Jason Mraz, and many clients end up choosing his originals for processional music/first dances/etc. He also plays proposals for clients about to pop the question.

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Justin Diaz

Justin Diaz has a young face and an old soul. He is new to AMS, but by no means new to performing high quality music all over the world. Justin was raised in the Napa Valley, the son of Dutch and Mexican immigrants, where the soundtrack at home was varied and eclectic. From his earliest years, Justin sang along, and it quickly became evident that he had a big voice and a keen musical ear. With over a decade of performing experience he has honed his skills in interacting with patrons and communicating with clients. He has traveled to 60 countries and 50 states; thoroughly observing cultures, music and people along the way. These experiences have equipped him to provide the service of high quality music at the times when it really matters; when memories are being created and when excellence is of the utmost importance. His repertoire is in excess of six hours; he has performed hundreds of times at weddings, corporate & VIP events, wineries and everything in between.


Soloist

A solo musician is a wonderful addition to a more intimate events up to 75 guests when performing seated.

Violin

Romantic songs for proposals, intimate dinners, formal dining, small parties, housewarmings, birthdays, graduations, any other special event in a small to medium-sized venue. Especially nice for small weddings.

Guitar

Our guitarists play a wide variety of music, from classical to jazz. A solo guitarist is perfect for intimate celebrations looking for a romantic, smooth touch of live music.

Harp

Harpist performing a mixture of classical, light jazz and popular American Standards