No more do you have to listen to Kenny G  or boring elevator music during your Cocktail Hour and Dinner.  Bring the unique talents of a “live” strolling musician to your reception and your guests will surely have an unforgettable time. Contact us for booking information and availability.

Ben Dean joins Atmosphere Productions to perform musical pieces for your traditional Wedding Ceremonies, outdoor Wedding Ceremonies and as a strolling Violinist during Cocktail Hour and/or Dinner.

Enjoy Ben’s strolling from table-to-table taking requests, heard over an incredible wireless broadcast sound system so that ALL your guests hear the virtuoso talents of this young musician.

From traditional classical repertoire that ranges from J. S. Bach to Prokofiev, to your favorite Irish Jig; from a Jazz Standard to the latest Pop/ Rock Anthem, the combination of Ben Dean and Atmosphere Productions can make it happen at your Ceremony or Wedding Reception.

In a culture where originality is highly valued, recording artist, performer, clinician, and composer Ben Dean is a stellar talent.  He began his career on a full scholarship to the prestigious Hartt School of Music and had the privilege of studying under Mickey Reisman, an internationally renowned violin instructor.

In addition to his conservatory training, Ben is a highly accomplished recording artist whose work was featured in the movie “Brothers Bloom” (2009) starring the Oscar winning actor Adrien Brody.

Ben has performed in front of audiences of over 15,000 people opening shows for Coldplay, Steve Miller Band, Ricky Skaggs, and former members of the Talking Heads.

As an educator, Ben has been a guest clinician for colleges and numerous public school districts. In these presentations he demonstrates the art of improvisation for strings in jazz, fiddling, and rock genres.

As a composer, Ben has scored the music for live performances with the Citi-Arts Dance Ensemble and had his original compositions premiered at the opening of the Hartford Convention Center.

Ben recently recorded an album of original string music for the Hartford Arts Council. His solo debut album “String Theory” has recieved great reviews and is now available on iTunes and CD Baby.

Ben explains what he does in his own words: “This type of performing is my absolute specialty. I average 100+ engagements per year. The standard wedding package with Atmosphere Productions is based on a 2-hour time frame to cover both the Ceremony & Cocktail Hour or Cocktail Hour & Dinner.  A state-of-the-art wireless sound system recreates a concert hall sound for groups ranging from 30 to 1,000. This allows everyone to hear the music and fully enjoy it!”

“During Cocktails I do a lively up-tempo mix of Jazz, Classical, Latin, and Pop music to set the atmosphere as your guests arrive. It never fails to make an immediate positive impression on the guests. If you prefer to keep the music to a particular style during this time, I am open to ideas.”

“After the introductions and toast, I offer a musical toast (usually a romantic ballad) to the Bride & Groom. I introduce myself and then announce to your guests that I’ll be around to all of the tables after first playing a special request for the Bride & Groom. From there, I go immediately from table-to-table taking requests from your guests. This is where the excitement builds and people inevitably begin clapping along to the music and cheering after each piece.”

“My repertoire covers over 500 tunes and I am highly skilled at improvising. I encourage special requests for parents, grandparents, birthdays, anniversaries.”

“I take my strolling performances very seriously and realize that you get only one chance to do this right. With this in mind, I look forward to being part of your Wedding Day!

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