The Mix is the ideal band for any event: weddings, parties, corporate functions, etc. With a huge repertoire equally based in the Great American Songbook, Motown and R&B, and the best pop, The Mix is guaranteed to satisfy the connoiseur in any field, from the discerning listener to the ballroom dancer to dancers who want to get down! Co-led by saxophonist Rich Cohen and keyboardist Chris Rutkowski and featuring the extraordinary vocalist Janet Hines-Norris, The Mix is not a cover band, but rather are seasoned interpreters of contemporary and vintage popular music which has rocked audiences at venues such as the Woodstock Country Club (Indianapolis), The Studebaker National Museum (South Bend, IN), the Indiana State Museum (Indianapolis) and Music on the Monon (Carmel, IN).
The main unit of The Mix is a quintet, but smaller or larger groups are available, including solo piano, vocal/piano duo, sax/piano duo, piano/bass/drums trio, and vocal/sax/piano trio. The basic unit can also be expanded to include guitar and additional horns. An especially popular option for events is a cocktail/dinner set of sophisticated background music from The Duo followed by a rousing dance set from the full band.
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Featured vocalist Janet Hines-Norris joins The Mix in our electronic press kit. The Mix has an extremely wide repertoire that satisfies the most discerning fan of the Great American Songbook, as well as powering the deep groove that always fills the dance floor!
"The Mix is a terrific ensemble - they truly made my event joyful! My guests danced for hours and we were very pleased with the range of music they played; standards, pop, R & B and classic light rock...everything from Sinatra to The Beatles to Bruno Mars! They were total professionals, responsive to my emails and direction of what I wanted, on time, looking good and playing beautifully. I highly recommend this top-notch group!"
Ideal Talent, Inc., Carmel, IN
"The Cohen-Rutkowski Duo, apart from being consummate professionals, are one of the best casual performing duos I've ever had the joy of seeing. They play the room and interact with the audience and make everyone's musical tastes feel welcome. Perfect for everyone occasion upon which I have called them to play."
Sommelier and Manager, Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro
Conrad Hotel, Indianapolis, IN