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Jon Novi
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bruce D.
Verified review

Our daughter (Kivi) started with the recorder in 4th grade, and soon graduated to clarinet. By Middle School, she was taking lessons from a classical teacher who advanced her skills markedly. Upon reaching high school, she was in demand by the jazz band - whose leader persuaded her to take up the saxophone. Kivi loved the sax, and loved jazz, but clarinet remained her first instrument. I thought of the great jazz clarinet players: Pete Fountain at the top of a substantial list. But we could find no one who could teach jazz clarinet. Finally, we attended an event at VanderCook, and one of the presenters gave us Jon's name. Kivi studied with Jon for about two years. I was disappointed with the amount of time Kivi had to spend practicing Jon's lessons - what high schooler has time for anything? Nevertheless, Kivi learned a great deal from Jon, and was the only student to ever perform a clarinet solo in our high school's jazz band history ("Jack the Bear"). Jon was unique in my experience in that he taught what Kivi wanted to learn - rather than imposing a rigid course of instruction. If you are considering private lessons that offer something both valuable and unique, please look no further than Jon Novi.

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna C.
Verified review

Bob has been working with my daughters for 5 years. He goes above and beyond by playing a few band sets after their individual lessons. My daughters not only learn, but they have so much fun and they sound awesome!

Matthew Steiner
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Jill S.
Verified review

Matthew has been teaching my teenaged son guitar for the past few years. He is extremely knowledge, passionate, kind, professional, dedicated and just overall a fabulous teacher!! He has also been coaching our son's Rock band and he helped them to do great at their first public performance!

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Ryan Gorey Media
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dave S.
Verified review

Super job! Not a ton of dancers in our group, but all enjoyed the mix and quality of music that Ryan played. Our group ranged in age from eight to 80 and Ryan kept up an excellent mix that engaged all even when he played songs outside of a generation's sweet spot. He also presented an excellent light show. It was the first time we had a DJ at our block party, and it brought a lot of new energy to the gathering. We plan to bring Ryan back next year!

The Band Sundance
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Paul B.
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Do not have enough words to express how great the Band Sundance was for our wedding. Their ease of communication beforehand put both of us at ease that we would not have to worry about this vendor. The bands choice of songs kept everyone of all age groups on the dance floor. We received numerous compliments of the band. Whether it was when they were playing, or when they catered to other music the crowd liked when they were on break. Their professionalism, talent, and love of getting people out on the dance floor is second to none. I wish we could have had more time with the Band Sundance, and would recommend them to anyone looking to have a live band. Whether it was 70s-90s music or country music, the Band Sundace put on an amazing show. Also the fact they took candid photos while playing was something that went above and beyond what you woould expect of a band. Again, there are not enough words to express how great they were at our wedding.

Alyssa Conde
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel S.
Verified review

Alyssa has always been willing to assist as our pianist during Sunday morning worship when called upon. Once she agrees to a job, she gives her very best effort. She stays in communication with the party she is hiring and performs beautifully. She is a very capable and dependable pianist. I would recommend her highly.

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Kathryn Lachey Music
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley G.
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I cannot express how AMAZING Kathryn and her band were at our wedding! It was the first thing our guests commented to me on: "Where did you find her?!" "She has an amazing voice!" Kathryn has a long repertoire list that is packed with songs of many genres. She also worked with us to incorporate any songs we wanted which weren't on the original list. She and her guitarist provided beautiful background music during our lunch and cocktails, and more danceable selections later on. Their music was such an important part of our event and I would hire her again in a second!

Artist Collective
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick L.
Verified review

Artist collective is a very professional business that has the musician in their best interest. I personally have worked with them and it was so nice to have them take care of the "business" end, so I could concentrate on the creative end with my band. AC set us up with a photo/video shoot and it was a success! Highly recommended by us!!

Krusin' Music
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gary M.
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Pete and I regularly performed, wrote music and recorded albums together in Shenzhen, China from 20012-2014. I've traveled the world and have performed/collaborated w musicians from all walks of life. Without a doubt, Pete is one of the best. His unique melodic & harmonic guitar colorings are essential in what set him apart from other composers. Pete knows how to listen to each song and write to meet the needs of that song. Pete is also a seasoned music teacher, having 3-5 years of classroom teaching of guitar, ukulele in China as well as private lessons in the US over the last decade. And then there's performing: Pete's performed in all manner of venues, all types of bands and with eclectic and unique musicians. There's very little he hasn't experienced and so much that he is able to assist in helping student's develop. Whether you want to develop your guitar chops, learn how to song- write, pro tips and pointers on performance - Trust me, Pete Kruse is your mentor. I'm his peer and I have learned countless skills from him. He gets my full recommendation. If you're looking to book him to perform for your function, you'll be very happy with your entertainment!

CR W.
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As our family has grown AudioWest has been there to grow with us. Ray and his team provided dee jay service and entertainment for our wedding some long years ago, they rocked it! Professional, on time and a pure resource of knowledge. We returned to AudioWest for our anniversary renewal of vows, sweet 16 party for our daughter, graduation party and also my daughter's pending wedding this coming 2017 year. The only request my wife and I had were have AudioWest provide the lighting and entertainment. Ray remembered each event and knew what we liked. One of the best services, friendly and most importantly..... on time. AudioWest is a game changer!

Max Bessesen
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Matt D.
    Verified review

    We really enjoyed having Maxwell and his band at our holiday party every year since 2014. They played all the songs we requested and kept their performance at a reasonable volume.

    Nick Roach Music
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 20 hires on Thumbtack
    Jan A.
    Verified review

    Nick brought a talented combo to our party in Evanston and put together some great music for our professional dancers as well. We heartily recommend him!

    Rush Events, Inc.
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
      Tony C.
      Verified review

      I have worked with "DJ Rush Events" on three different occasions; a Birthday Party for my son, a Bat Mitz'Vah for my daughter and a Christmas Party for my company. It has been a total pleasure working with Justin "DJ Rush"!!! Very energetic, highly professional and accommodating. Very knowledgeable in all kinds of music that he provides as well as using a great sounding equipment as well as lighting. To anyone who's planning a party, be it a wedding, anniversary, birthday or anything else for that matter, I would highy recommend Justin's "DJ Rush Events" company to bring joy and a great energy to any event. As the matter of fact, Justin will be doing our Halloween Party soon, so I will share my experience with you as well. Thank you Justin!

      EcoLimes
      4.6
      from 10 reviews
      • 9 years in business
      • 11 hires on Thumbtack
      Elizabeth S.
      Verified review

      Eric was outstanding!! We booked him two days before the party. He took the time to review our requests and desired music. The one song requested for my husband he knocked out of the park! Eric welcomed requests and really made the audience feel a part of the music and the party. All of our guests contacted us after the party to say what a wonderful time they had and how much enjoyed Eric. Would highly recommend!

      Tom Ceschin
      4.9
      from 7 reviews
      • 7 hires on Thumbtack
      Julie L.
      Verified review

      Tom was perfect for our professional networking cocktail party. Tom was prompt and played straight through the two hours. His guitar playing is excellent and his music is unique. Definitely will hire Tom again.

      Jet Set Quartet (JSQ Band)
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 19 years in business
      • 9 hires on Thumbtack
      Jennifer H.
      Verified review

      Fantastic music, fun band members, great night!

      The Starving Artists
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Wes G.
      Verified review

      These guys art great! Really good original songs and their covers are spot on! Fantastic live band. Will definitely see them again.

      Ron Harris Music Group
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 21 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Linda K.
      Verified review

      The Ron Harris Music Group was terrific! Ron will create a wonderful evening of background music perfect for a party when you want your guests to socialize. Ron took care of all the details including coming out to our venue ahead of time and checking the space out! Ron and his keyboardist played pop music, jazz, oldies-a wonderful range. He also chose the right volume for the party space. The Ron Harris group are excellent musicians and really nice guys. I recommend them wholeheartedly!

      DJ Rob J
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Tonya M.
        Verified review

        My grand daughter had a birthday party and I wanted a DJ who could provide music for the children to enjoy, and DJ Rob J provided that with a touch of music in between for the adults to enjoy. ??

        The Big Eagle Band

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          About

          The Big Eagle Band was established in Chicago, IL, in January 2008. Covering a range of jukebox favorites from the 1970’s to present day, The Big Eagle Band sets its sights on recreating what is in your establishment’s jukebox, live on stage. The Big Eagle Band features John Beniacs on bass and vocals, Matt Stone on guitar and vocals, Mark Sibincic on drums and Phil Valenti on guitar. All members are in their early 30's, jamming the music everyone loves. John, Matt, Mark and Phil have a long sordid history of playing in original bands dating back to the mid-90’s (most recently Mark and John in Government Warning and Matt and Phil in Killie McGee and Point 08). While styles and genres fade in and out, hits remain, and this idea brought the four members of The Big Eagle Band together. With everyone’s prior experience, it was a matter of weeks before the band was armed and ready to bring its show to the masses. The Big Eagle Band’s performance is guaranteed to electrify and stimulate any crowd with their diverse catalog of jukebox favorites and humorous banter — the perfect ingredients that make any show not just fun, but a blast! The Big Eagle Band is professional and is available for booking not only for bar gigs, but also for corporate events, festivals and public or private parties. Offering well over 6 hours of music, The Big Eagle Band can provide entertainment all night long.

          About

          Chicago's Skip Towne & The Greyhounds personify hard-driving, heartfelt classic blues, jazz, swing, ballads, and downright good time rockin' blues that you can't refuse! The band has been regularly performing acoustically as a 3-piece up to an electric 10-piece band around the Midwest and frequently in Chicago area clubs, such as The Park West, Buddy Guy Legends, Famous Dave's, Beale Street Blues Cafe, Frankie's Blue Room, Penny Road Pub, The Brat Stop, Porter's Oyster Bar, Cubby Bear North, Flatlanders, Port of Blarney, Blarney's Island, Pete Miller's, and The Firkin. The band also plays for any type of concert, festival, wedding, private, and corporate event.

          Q & A

          Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

          What is a mariachi band?

          Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

          How many mariachis can a band have?

          A mariachi band for hire can have as many players as you like. Modern mariachi bands typically have a minimum of four players with the trumpet playing a vital musical role along with stringed instruments such as the violin, guitarrón (a Mexican bass guitar with a deep body), vihuela (a Spanish stringed guitar) and guitar. Strong vocals are also an important component of mariachi bands for hire, since one or more of the players will be singing during the performance. For a truly spectacular show, you can hire a mariachi band with 15 or more players. The medley of stringed instruments, multiple trumpets, soaring vocals, and even an accordion or harp is powerful and beautiful. Mariachis typically wear the traditional costume of charros — Mexican horsemen. The look is a very regal, monotone suit, often in black or white, with silver adornments and embroidery. Mariachi bands often wear sombreros as well. Traditional mariachi bands were only made up of two or more players, according to a UNESCO report celebrating the cultural heritage of the musical style. The style of music originated in the state of Jalisco. Now the style of music is symbolic of Mexico but is celebrated all over the world, and adds a fabulous vibrancy to any group’s events, parties and weddings.

          How much does a mariachi band cost?

          A mariachi band will bring your party or event alive with their fabulous costumes, beautiful playing and strong vocals. The cost of a mariachi band for hire will depend on how many players are in the group. Each musician in a performance group needs to be paid, so pricing is usually based on the number of mariachis (musicians), the location of the event (and travel time required), and the length of the performance. Day of the week also affects cost, as does day — Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other major holidays will cost more than regular days. The national average cost for live bands of all types ranges between $740 and $1,200. Depending on where you live and regional rates for performers, you might expect to pay between $65 and $120 per hour, per player. Mariachi groups may have 12-15 players available for performance at one time, depending on your budget. Here are some examples of how the number of players affects average cost:

          • Four mariachis: $300 per hour for weeknights, $400 per hour for weekends.
          • Five mariachis: $350 per hour for weeknights, $400-$450 per hour for weekends. Weekends may have a minimum number of hours.
          • Six mariachis: $400 per hour for weeknights, $450-$500 per hour for weekends.
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