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

Tony Merlo-Elegant Sax & Vocals

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Introduction: I create the perfect setting with my 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. I also mix in Rhythm and Blues, Smooth Jazz and Pop tunes...just to make certain everyone leaves happy! And they always do! But don’t take my word for it...scroll down to see my 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) I sound like an entire 5-piece band with my sax, vocals and professionally recorded backing tracks, but all you pay for is one musician! It's an unbeatable entertainment value! Contact me now to make your special event even more memorable!

Hired 11 times

Serves Temecula, CA

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24 years in business

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Jul - Dec

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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

Exceptional 5.0

19 reviews


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Jenny H.

Music Entertainment

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 !
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!
Feb 8, 2021
Mireya M.

Music Entertainment

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!
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!
Jan 15, 2020
Patrick W.

Tony Merlo was the perfect entertainment for our cocktail hour. When we first heard him perform at a local winery, we knew we had to get him for our wedding. Our Italian family are suckers for some good Rat Pack vibes. We were so lucky he was available on our day. He came early to set up and stayed for the full amount of time allotted. It was one of the hottest days in history, but Tony's tunes helped us all chill out. Thanks for everything, Tony!
Sep 16, 2020
Teresa K.

Music Entertainment

Tony did an amazing job, he hit the nail on the head for the performance for my parents. We will always remember that day!
Tony Merlo-Elegant Sax & Vocals's reply
Thank you so much, Teresa! I loved being with your lovely family and friends. 😊
Jul 1, 2020
Laura L.

Music Entertainment

Tony was great! He arrived early and was really accommodating of my party needs. And Wow! he plays beautifully. I will definitely recommend him and hire him again.
Tony Merlo-Elegant Sax & Vocals's reply
Thank you, Laura! I loved playing for you and your guests and hope to see you all again soon! Such a lovely bunch....😎🎷😎
Nov 17, 2019
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Anthony Merlo


  • 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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