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your go to live music specialists.

Private Events. Fundraisers. Galas. Weddings. Cocktail Receptions. Corporate Events. & More

about the collective.

The Musicians Collective was started in 2019 by veteran music industry lead vocalist, songwriter, and producer Chris Pinnella (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) to fill a specific void within the event entertainment industry:


By working closely with each client and/or event planner to put together a fully customizable group of musicians, music arrangements, sound and lighting design + rentals, and more.


The Collective is detail oriented and will be available to you for creative meetings, site visits, and consults.  Not only will Chris work with you and your sound and lighting hire, he can also provide full backline support, sound and lighting design if needed. He will also scout out talent from his roster of over 500+ musicians and singers and put together a one of a kind group for your next event.

Having 20+ years in the entertainment industry both as a performer and producer, Chris's roster of talent has shared the stage with some of music's biggest acts: Taylor Swift, The Who, Rhianna, Ariana Grande, Styx, Bruce Springsteen, Billie Eilish, Bon Jovi, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Diddy, Lady Gaga, and many more.

Let The Musicians Collective be your go to music specialists whether a special holiday party for your company, your wedding day, private house party, golf or country club event, fundraising gala, or really anything you can dream up.

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Award Winning 'Best Entertainment Production' from the 2019 International Live Events Association for our commissioned performance ft. a 15-Piece Orchestra infused rock band, all new arrangements + Amanda Lo from Vitamin String Quartet.

our clients.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Mandarin Oriental, NYC

Windows on the Water

The Rainbow Room, NYC

Jonathan's Landing, FL

Guastavino's, NYC

The Asbury

Trenton Country Club

Manasquan River Golf Club

The Jeremy Fund

POAC Autism Services

Jazz! At Lincoln Center

The Samaritan Center

The Hope Center / Hope Sheds Light

what we offer.

"People raved and raved for days, comments like 'wedding of the year', even 'wedding of the century'. Please pass on to the band and vocalists - making people so very happy, so energized, is a gift and everyone without exception cited the music being the driving force."

Bride and Groom
wedding ceremony

Let us plan the music for your ceremony. From vocalists raging from opera to pop to musicians ranging from string groups, orchestras (yes its happened) to solo guitar or piano and harp. We will also custom arrange any song for your specific style and day.

Cocktail Hour
cocktail hour

Relax while we provide the music for your cocktail hour. From jazz trios & duos, solo guitar, string ensembles, small bands with vocals and more. These groups will enhance the mood and not overwhelm the room with sound, adding the perfect amount of ambience and vibe.

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Let us work with you to create your ideal wedding reception. From customized set lists, musicians, singers, lighting and sound. We will make sure your guests are never off the dance floor. Our MC will guide your evening beautifully from your first dance to last.

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special performances

Want a special one of a kind performance specifically tailored to your event theme? We have the know how and expertise to make that happen.

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corporate events

Want to add elements of live music throughout your next corporate event? From solo musicians to large scale groups and even full orchestras.

fundraising galas

Make your next fundraising gala shine with any of our fully customizable music groups.

"Our expectations were exceeded from day one. Chris delivered a group of handpicked musicians and singers specifically tailored to the evening we had envisioned.

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big bands

Having a themed swing-era or Gatsby evening? We've got you covered with a full 17-Piece Big Band down to a 6-Piece Little Big Band.  Comprised of some heavy hitting jazz players that will transport your guests back in time.

"And I explain, it's not a group, it's a customized ensemble you managed, selected, and produced - which is ridiculously impressive."

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symphony orchestra

How about a full symphony orchestra to impress your guests? This 50-member orchestra can be sized to your needs and ready to go for your wedding, corporate event, even private party. 

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Jazz Trio, Duo

Our jazz trio and / or duo are the perfect match for a beautiful cocktail hour setting or private event at your home. Choose your setlist of classic songs or go popular with familiar radio friendly hits done up jazz-style.

Rock solid, dependable, presentable, and talented musicians and singers.

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Our roster of vocalists cover every genre of music and have collectively worked with some of the biggest names in music both past and present.

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Our roster of string players are unmatched in skill and tone.  Our youthful list of talented players are sure to enhance your special event.

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Our roster of musicians can cover any genre and make sure that your event has the right look, sound, feel, and vibe.

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sound design

We partner with outside sound companies not only to get you the best price - but more importantly the highest quality in sound and design.

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Lighting design

We partner with outside lighting companies as well to team up with the company that works perfectly for your event.

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backline rental

Backline rentals? We have you covered. From pianos to amps, drum kits to in-ears + staging of any size.

Winner of the 2019 International Live Events Association's 'Best Entertainment Production' award.


Full Band | 8 Musicians

Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar I, Guitar II, Trumpet, Saxophone, Lead Vocalist


Quartet | 4 Musicians

Piano, Bass, Drums, Lead Vocals


Duo | 2 Musicians (Option 1)

Piano & Lead Vocals


Quintet | 5 Musicians

Piano, Bass, Drums, Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals


Trio | 3 Musicians (Option 2)

Guitar, Bass, Lead Vocals


Solo | Chris on Piano

Chris will play piano & sing


Sextet | 6 Musicians

Piano, Bass, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Lead Vocalist


Trio | 3 Musicians (Option 1)

Piano, Bass, Lead Vocals


Duo | 2 Musicians (Option 2)

Guitar & Lead Vocals

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We hired Chris to sing for one of our largest events of the year and our expectations were exceeded from day one. He worked with us to brainstorm ideas, meet us onsite and, when it came time to execute those ideas, Chris delivered a group of handpicked musicians and singers specifically tailored to the evening we had envisioned. In addition, he arranged the music, rehearsed the musicians, staged them and worked closely with our sound and lighting company to ensure every technical detail was ironed out as well. As a result, his performance, among other aspects that evening awarded us the International Live Events Association's "Best Entertainment Production" award for 2019.

Ashley Albrecht, President & Founder

Albrecht Events | Philadelphia, PA

Venue: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Stage Setup

The feedback we have gotten has lifted you to "superstar" status -- who is this man, why do I not know him, his voice is amazing, and this group, and I explain, it's not a group, it's a customized ensemble you managed, selected, and produced which is ridiculously impressive. People raved and raved for days, comments like wedding of the year, even "wedding of the century", and please pass on to the band and other vocalists - making people so very happy, so energized, is a gift and everyone, without exception cited the music being the driving force. I am a vocal perfectionist so I know that every note takes time and practice - the end result is not where we start when one obtains a play list or sheet music and brings them to life. Rock solid musicians too even when AJ decided to play air guitar.

Sandra Churchin, Mother of the Bride

Venue: Windows on the Water

Sea Bright, NJ

get in touch.

The Musicians Collective | Asbury Park, NJ  /  Tel. 732-948-3421

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