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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
Laurie U.
Verified review

Bob is great! Patient and fun. We have worked with him for over a year and he even organized four 6-year-olds for a band for the school talent show in a very short time.

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Jerry D. Tiberi
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nate G.
Verified review

Jerry and the trio were a perfect fit for our event. They provided excellent music and adjusted their volume to the room perfectly. I would highly recommend the trio to anyone looking for solid jazz musicians! Our cocktail party was a huge success and I know Jerry and the gang played a huge role in this. Thanks again guys!

The Band Sundance
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jamison A.
Verified review

Dollar for dollar, hiring The Band Sundance was the best decision we made in our wedding budget. The band gave us a great experience from beginning to end. We had numerous guests say we had the best or one of the best receptions they have ever attended because of the music and our dancing (obviously aided by the music). They kept asking where I found them and how much I must have paid to book them. As great as the band was, they did not detract from us as a couple. Jim and the band planned everything to cater to us. They provided a DJ for the breaks, and a few songs we wanted outside of their repertoire were played on break. They even let me sit in for a song. I found them through this site, and did a lot of other research on them before booking. We wanted a band who could provide the 1940s big band sound for swing dancing and also play contemporary rock, pop, and country with everything in between (50s, Elvis, 80s, polkas, waltzes, etc.). Moreover, we wanted a band who played both “In the Mood”and “Uptown Funk” well. Hard to find, huh? Well, here they are. They read the crowd well and knew what songs to play to keep people excited and on the dance floor. They have a full sound with keyboards, drum set, lead guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, sax, and vocals, and they blended very well as a ensemble. They helped give our reception such an amazing energy. This praise might seem effusive from anyone who has not seen them, but you cannot go wrong with these guys.

Artist Collective
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 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
Rich S.
Verified review

I was a beginner guitarist when I met Pete. Six months later I was already playing through some of my favorite pop and classic rock songs. Pete's also taught me how to write my own songs, and we've also recorded on occasion. I'd have to say that songwriting is my favorite part about playing guitar, and I'm glad that I've got a few originals "under my belt" now.

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 8 reviews
    • 19 hires on Thumbtack
    Carlos C.
    Verified review

    Nick and his mate, Sam showed up on time....ready to work and continued to play three sets during a three hour period. This is my first time hiring a band for my personal party and I could not have worked with a better pair. I will definitely use him again. Well worth the money. Nice guys and open to my inexperienced suggestions. Lol! And I haven't even mention the quality of their music (jazz) was outstanding. They were the hit and highlight of the party.

    Camerata Studios
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Kyle D.
    Verified review

    I started taking lessons with Tracey just to improve my singing. I'm in a band, but I only played guitar because I used to make people's ears bleed with my voice. Tracey helped me not make people's ears bleed and even sing harmony and write new music.

    La Fuerza Versatil
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Clemente L.
    Verified review

    La Fuerza Versatil is a perfect example of what a well committed and disciplined band is all about. They also play all kinds of music, from Banda, rancheras to cumbias and zapateados. Their performances are always great. The crowd really enjoys their music.

    The B-Side Band
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Ted S.
    Verified review

    The band has played at private events events that I hosted and I have seen them dozens of times at public venues. I keep coming back for more because they get better every performance

    J.A. Hermanny Studios
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Kate S.
    Verified review

    My daughter, Piper, started her 1st music lessons with Miss Jessica at age 7. She laid the foundation for love of music which continues to this day. Her thoughtful lessons designed to suit Piper's ability, made learning fun and easy. Her uncanny patience brought them through periods when faced with greater music challenges. I appreciated her approachable demeaner and willingness to keep an open dialogue. Piper passed from piano to French horn in 5th grade when school band was offered. With the benefit of lessons from Miss Jessica, it made for a smooth transition. Thanks for 4 great years! Kate (Piper's mom)

    Rock Boxx
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 13 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Evelyn K.
    Verified review

    We had a birthday party for my husband's 55th and Rock Boxx could not have been more perfect! Their energy level accommodated the pace at which we love to celebrate! Family and friends have nothing but excellent comments about the social band members and their music! Can't thank them enough!

    Instead of Tomorrow
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Joe D.
      Verified review

      Instead of Tomorrow was great for my event! They are not only a great band but also great people, I would love the opportunity to work with them again!

      Blue Note Music
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Tom M.
        Verified review

        Provide instrumental music for a spiritual encounter. Mikey McKay handled this with confidence and left a lasting impression on all who attended.

        • 10 years in business
        About

        One stop shop for professional and talented bands and musicians - available to hire for private events, weddings, bars, casinos, etc. Acoustic or "plugged in". thestudentbodyband.com ethanbellband.com

        About

        Hi, everyone! I have been a singer and blues lead guitar player for 20 years. I have experience and techniques that I can show you to improve your singing or playing. I've been singing tango, soul, blues, gospel, Cuban, etc.

        • 10 years in business
        About

        We are a live band. We do jazz, funk, R&B, hip-hop, soul, neo-soul, gospel, vocal, and instrumental. We will travel to you!

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        About

        We are a band of variety. We play songs, from the '50s through current rock hits, Motown and country. Also, we will learn songs for your reception!

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        We stand out because of the high quality of our product plus pr willingness to go the extra mile to make sure our clients have everything they could possibly need from us.

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        Need wedding band

        Chicago, IL

        • Number of guests
          101-150
        • Details
          Our ceremony and party are at the same location. I need ceremony/cocktail hour music (6-7:30pm) and then party music during and after dinner (7:30pm-12:00am)
        • $4333.33
          Average price
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