Tony Merlo-Elegant Sax & Vocals
Tony Merlo-Elegant Sax & Vocals

Tony Merlo-Elegant Sax & Vocals

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$150/hour
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Introduction: Tony creates the perfect setting with his silky smooth saxophone and buttery soft vocals. It’s cool. It’s classy. And...it’s full of songs your guests will absolutely love! You simply cannot resist swaying to the romantic sounds of American Jazz Standards made popular by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darren, Michael Buble', Etta James and more. Tony mixes in Rhythm and Blues, Smooth Jazz and Pop tunes...just to make certain everyone leaves happy! And they always do! But don’t take our word for it...scroll down to see his reviews! Here’s an example: “Tony's interaction with the audience is sure to keep your guests delighted. If you desire just a fabulous ambiance or full audience interaction...Tony is a master of both!” —Alfonse G., Food and Beverage Manager (Top Tier Temecula Winery) Tony sounds like an entire 5-piece band with sax, vocals and professionally recorded backing tracks, but all you pay for is one musician! It's an unbeatable entertainment value! Contact Tony now to make your special event even more memorable!
Overview

Hired 14 times

Serves Temecula, CA

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1 employee

25 years in business

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Jul - Dec

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

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Jenny H.
Feb 8, 2021
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Honestly LOVED having Tony at my party so much! I was very stressed out tying up loose ends and Tony arrived said hello and asked where to set up, he didn’t add to the stress, he was so polite and down to earth and his musical ability is INSANE. All of my guests asked me how I found this guy, and mentioned wanting to host him for their own future events! He is so comfortable in his talent and his music truly warms the room. When his time was up he was quick to clean up and go. He does not take breaks which i found very impressive! I absolutely will hire Tony again, even if it’s for playing music just for me and my husband at dinner time 😂 he is a joy, so friendly, so polite and just all around amazing. If i were you i would hire him !

Details: Birthday party • 25 guests or fewer • 18 - 30 years old • Band • Vocals • No preference • Jazz / Blues • Outdoors

Tony Merlo-Elegant Sax & Vocals's reply
Thank you so much for this wonderful review, Jenny! It was my pleasure to meet you and your guests and serve in this way. I hope to see you again!
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Naimah G.
Oct 7, 2021
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Anthony was Perfect for my 50 person wedding! All of the guest were impressed with his talent. I am so happy we chose him!❤

Details: Wedding reception • 26 - 50 guests • 31 - 50 years old • Vocals • Band • Jazz / Blues • Variety • Banquet hall / ballroom

Tony Merlo-Elegant Sax & Vocals's reply
I was privileged to be part of your day, Naimah. Blessings to you and your beautiful family.
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Ana M.
Jun 2, 2021
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Tony was amazing. The quality of music was great. Thank you Tony for making my day special.

Details: General event / party • 25 guests or fewer • 31 - 50 years old • Vocals • Band • Guitar • Other strings • Jazz / Blues • Outdoors

Tony Merlo-Elegant Sax & Vocals's reply
It was my pleasure to be there, Ana!
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Evan R.
Oct 25, 2021
Tony was phenomenal. He was the perfect fit for our event, read the room, and made everything so easy. All of our guests told us what a great performer he was, and we would hire him again without a moment’s hesitation!
Tony Merlo-Elegant Sax & Vocals's reply
What a beautiful event! Thank you for including me, Evan. All the best to you and your lovely Bride.
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Mireya M.
Jan 14, 2020
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Tony was great! I would definitely recommend for any romantic evening events. Tony was very professional and was able to read the room; he played instrumental music while guests were having conversations and being to add vocals to the music once the room dynamics shifted. Guests really enjoyed the music and I look forward to working with Tony again real soon!

Details: Cocktail hour • 25 guests or fewer • 31 - 50 years old • Other strings • Guitar • Jazz / Blues • Other

Tony Merlo-Elegant Sax & Vocals's reply
Thank you, Mireya! It was so nice to meet you and the folks at your venue. I look forward to the next event!
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Anthony Merlo

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I have a 2 hour minimum. For that you receive: *An arrival one hour before the start time. *Appropriate dress to match your event and guests. *Consecutive music. No breaks for the first 2 hours! *Volume and Guest Interaction based on your wishes. *I will never cancel you for a job that pays better. Yes, many Musicians actually do that!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Phone interview to obtain a general overview of the event, dress code and venue. Special requests will be sought and honored.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    40 years of musical performance and education. Saxophone is my primary instrument but I am also a bassist and guitar/vocalist. I have played with some of the top musicians in the area with excellent reviews.

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