The Art and Nancy Duo is made up of Art & Nancy Ruprecht from St. Louis, MO, a married couple with four children.
Since 2008, they have been performing all over the St. Louis area, providing a high level of musicianship and wide range of styles including jazz, country, R&B, oldies, blues and gospel. Performing standards as well as contemporary fare, Nancy's strong alto vocals blend with Art's jazz guitar and violin as they flow through a refreshing repertoire of uplifting melodies.
Nancy has a minor degree in music from Missouri State University. She is the lead singer for The Art & Nancy Duo, and is featured on the "All Is Well" CD, and on The Art & Nancy Duo project which is scheduled for release in late 2018.
Fred Middlekauff joins Art and Nancy on occasion, adding another dimension with his incredible talent on the saxophone, clarinet, flute and trumpet. He is featured on both of Art's CDs and on "All Is Well". Fred has been working in the St. Louis area as a professional musician for many years and also performs with the Meramec Jazz Band and many other local artists.
"I wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your music last evening at the Friends of St. Luke's garden party! I heard many compliments and wanted to be sure and pass them along. Thank you for your time and talent!"
Mary Murawski, Development Officer - St. Luke's Hospital
St. Louis, MO
"We used the Art & Nancy Duo as entertainment at the Gateway Getaways motor home club's "Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration". The group was very entertained at a fair price. We will use them again when the opportunity for entertainment arises."
Keith Jerome, President Gateway Getaways
St. Louis, MO
"Art and Nancy have played at Breeze Park numerous times. The residents in all areas think they are great. We enjoy having them, they are very personable to our residents and put on a great show."
Margie Orr, Activities Director - Breeze Park
St. Charles, MO
"Thanks again for a great performance, you guys are always a hit!! My residents love your music, you are a class act, and you are an absolute pleasure to work with."
Renee Pyatt, Activities Director- Meramec Bluffs
The Art & Nancy Trio