Ekstedt Entertainment was founded in 1999 as the Seattle String Quartet. In the years following many of the Northwest’s finest musicians have joined our musical family. These are all professional musicians who work throughout the Northwest in all the major Symphonies and Orchestras. Our musicians make their living from music performance and teaching.
We offer The Seattle String Quartets, The Seattle String Trios, The Seattle String Duos, harpists, Pianists, and Strolling Violinists. Our groups convey an ambiance of elegance at any wedding or social event where they perform. It is our goal to bring the finest musicians available to your event. We hold ourselves to the strictest level of excellence from our professional attire, Black Tie Tuxedo or White Tie and Tails, to our ladies in tasteful concert black, to arriving one half hour early at events to set up and be prepared to perform at the contract time.
Our musicians have performed throughout Washington at such memorable locations as the The Sorrento Hotel, Benaroya Hall, The Columbia Tower Club, Kiana Lodge, Salish Lodge, The Stimson Green Mansion, The Seattle Tennis Club, The Bellevue Club, The Seattle Art Museum, Semiahmoo, Lakewold Gardens, Thornwood Castle, etc. We have also performed at private residences and locations that are special to the client. As an added protection for our customers, we are covered by Washington State Industrial Insurance and for our clients convenience, we accept VISA/MC.
Ekstedt Entertainment boasts one of the largest private music libraries in the Northwest. We have hundreds of pieces of music. Examples of our large repertoire range from classical music by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Pachelbel, to opera favorites by legends such as Puccini, Rossini, and Verdi, to popular, swing and jazz tunes by Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and many others. We are continually updating our musical library. It is our passion to help you create the event you have envisioned. Elaine Ekstedt and her husband, Jan Ekstedt, Master Violinist, will be delighted to visit with you concerning your musical needs to help you create an event as exciting as a great movie.