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Clifford made our event extra special and made my wife and guests very happy. He accompanied my wife on stage and even brought some extra musicians to the event which I thought was very generous of him. I would definitely recommend him for your event because he is simply stellar.
It was such a pleasure working with Caroline! I wanted to surprise my husband with having the jazz trio play our song when I enter with my father. Caroline and her band learned our song and played it beautifully for the ceremony. We also had a few other requests that were not part of their repertoire and they learned those songs as well. We received so many compliments from our guest about how amazing Citizen Jazz was. The trio really brought a little something extra, and classy to our event. We would definitely hire them again!
My son and his classmate took saxophone lessons with Andrew to be ready for Fall Band in 5th grade. He is straight forward and they learned fast from him. I highly recommend him.
I'm a beginner to guitar, having played a little piano and drums before. Been working with Chris for a few weeks now and it has been a blast. He's a talented musician who is connected to the music scene. I wanted a guitar teacher who was connected to the local music scene, and so I've really enjoyed working with Chris and even going to see his band perform. I also love how Chris walks through songs and is able to write out the tabs and chords on the fly, and then on top of that show me multiple ways of playing the same song. Highly recommend.
Ashten was great! Super fun to work with and really encouraging! Thanks Ashten!!!
We hired Groovy Judy and her band to perform at a biker event. She was extremely professional and the band was great! They played well and their song selection was perfect. I highly recommend her.
A skilled and multi-talented musician, composer, and arranger, Jeffery has collaborated with me on a number of projects including notating some of my own pieces. I was extremely happy with the quality of his work. Additionally, he was the band leader and composer-in-residence for San Franciscos beloved Pickle Family Circus and consistently wrote music of great charm and invention. Highly recommended.
I am a bass player who has always played guitar here and there but nothing too serious, and about a year ago decided I really want to know the fundשmentals of guitar. A friend recommended Jacob Light, whom I've heard play before in local bands, and I decided to take the chance. I wasn't dissapointed to say the least. Jacob is a really down to earth guy who immediately understood my musical style and focused mainly on what I wanted to know, unlike other teachers I've had experience with. Even so, he knew what subjects to insist I learn, like improvisation. and scales. all this was done in a friendly, calm, cool yet persistent atmosphere which is just the right blend for learning, in my opinion.Soon enough I started feeling I really understand guitar, and this new kno'ledge even helped me with my bass guitar playing. Ive been taking guitar lessons with Jacon for 6 months and the only downdise I can think of is the fact he moved to California, otherwise I would have still take lessons from him, without a doubt.
Patient, professional, and knows his stuff. What else do you want in a guitar teacher?
The Hitmen were awesome! They played for our annual holiday party and everyone loved their music. Their repertoire of songs was wonderful and they are truly exceptional musicians. A million thanks to Kelly and the Band!!!
I threw my Dad a birthday party this past September in Napa and I hired Barb and her band because my Dad wanted live music and singing. I'm glad I hired them because she has an incredible voice, a lot of charisma, an amazing band, and basically had everyone's attention. My Dad said he felt like he was in a nice upscale club with her performing and was mesmerized by her and her voice. She's really versatile as she can sing any English genre and style and also in any language too! My Dad is from Brazil, so he was completely impressed with her spot on rendition of "Mas Que Nada" and even sang along with her on stage. Dad said it was one of the best birthdays he had and is already trying to get OrKestra International to perform for his office's holiday party coming up.
Natalie has been fantastic to work with! Her instruction through exercises, general tips/suggestions, and specific ideas when working on a particular song has all been stellar and on point throughout my work with her. I feel like I have improved dramatically over the course of our lessons, and my band members have made several comments about my improvement as well. She has an uncanny knack for knowing what I am doing with my breath, diaphragm, throat, mouth, etc., and being able to suggest just the right adjustments to make things sound better and more comfortable to sing. Natalie is a wonderful person, too, very encouraging, supportive, and respectful. I highly, highly recommend her!!
Pentimento Jazz was a great addition to our college campus event! It is clear that Mike and his group very much enjoy what they do, and their music adds a wonderful vibe to any event.
In a short time had a beginner performing live with a band in front of co-workers at a party. Kevin used many helpful tips and tricks to help me learn the minor and major chords to play.
Martan has been doing a wonderful job teaching my teenage son jazz piano for the past few years. Martan has a proven approach starting at the basics and advancing to very sophisticated techniques at a pace the student can handle. The techniques my son is learning are also directly applicable to playing jazz on other instruments such as the saxophone that my son also plays in his school band.
The GTS Band has been my favorite for years, so I was thrilled when I was asked to contract with them for a high school reunion. Rick was great and easy to work with. We placed the band centrally in the room to give the lead singer an opportunity to work the room as he performed--which he does so well. As always, the music was fantastic!
Professional, talented musicians. A pleasure to deal with. They get it.
The Refugees are the most authentic Tom Petty tribute band in the nation! The band was named the top tribute band in the entire SF Bay Area in 2009 on KFOX 98.5 FM.
JD and Company is a seven-piece party/dance band which plays popular music from the 50s to the present.
We offer the following: * Pop/Latin Fridays (second and fourth Fridays) * Fuz Fridays (first and third Fridays) * Frat/Sorority Weekdays * College Thursdays * Teen Starz We are featuring the hottest Bay Area weekly and biweekly parties; three full bars; and 6,000 square feet including two VIP areas, full stage, lounge, heated patio, and water fountain. We offer full DJ, bands, artists, production, and entertainment on-site and off-site supported for both public and private events.
I'm a rock/jazz drummer with experience working out songs, building bands, and organizing live sets. I usually work with a guitarist and bassist, and I'm used to improvising new drum parts to go along with their riffs and solos. I'm less about crazy chops and drum solos, and more about just delivering a great, steady beat. I also manage a small practice space, Abbot Studio. Our recording equipment isn't great, but it's enough for a proof of concept, and I have a good relationship with a more professional recording studio, ShatteredRecords. I'm located in Dale City, CA.