Weddings and Parties

Mady and micThe majority of Mady Kaye’s engagements are private parties and wedding receptions. She has a wealth of experience in all kinds of situations, from anniversary parties to holiday parties to cabaret shows for special events to wedding receptions and ceremonies. Special attention is given to brides.

If vocals play a part in the wedding ceremony, Ms. Kaye often accompanies herself on guitar. In receptions geared toward dancing, all of Mady Kaye’s repertoire is appropriate for ballroom dancing.

Jazz standards make up the largest proportion of her song list. Songs by such composers as George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Duke Ellington and Cole Porter are perfect for swing dancing or close, romantic dancing. Latin songs provide dancers with opportunities to rhumba, samba, tango or cha cha. Polkas and waltzes are available. Ms. Kaye also has a few classic Broadway and country tunes up her sleeve. Sorry, no top 40 or rock ‘n roll.
Song list is available upon request.

Band Size

In public, Ms. Kaye often performs in a trio: piano, upright bass and vocals. For small parties or receptions, this can work quite well. For a dancing crowd, adding a drummer is a necessity. Horn(s) can be added and/or guitar for a bigger band sound. All things are possible. Ms. Kaye also has a complete big band book, with classic hits from the big band era. The band can range in size from ten to seventeen players, depending on the size and needs of the party.


Mady Kaye has created custom Cabaret shows for dozens of functions, from 50th wedding anniversaries to Symphony luncheons to awards banquets to fundraisers: short shows, longs shows, funny shows, romantic shows, corporate shows. You name it. Song lyrics can be created for any situation, making the event unique and very personal.

Brides’ Thanks You Notes

“…I just wanted to say thanks for all you did to make our wedding celebration such a delightful occasion. We sincerely appreciate the thought you put into planning the music program, not to mention your very considerable talent! We had many, many compliments on the music, and I’m happy to pass those along. I also am grateful for the help and guidance you gave in seeing that events flowed smoothly throughout the evening. It was a pleasure to work with you. I don’t intend to plan another wedding any time soon, but I hope we’ll have an opportunity to collaborate on an event some other time. Thank you so much for everything.”
–J. and B.

“…Everything you contributed to our ceremony will be cherished inour hearts forever. You add a depth and warmth that is often missing in weddings. Your singing, and scoring of my husband’s song made theceremony truly ours, and we shall always hold a special fondess for special one.”
–N. and K.

“Thank you so much for the wonderful entertainment you provided at our wedding. We were delighted with all the music and are still receiving compliments from your performance. Thank you for making our day a very special one.”

“Thank you for all your excellent work in preparing for our reception. We certainly appreciate your efforts and talent. You have helped to make our wedding day memorable, and we are most grateful.”
–C. and K.