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Jon Novi

5

(35)

  • 48 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Andres P.

Verified review

Jon provided the music for the cocktail hour of our wedding on Sunday, September 18, 2016. We must start out by saying that, because the entire wedding was one big whirlwind, we did not have the pleasure of being able to hear a majority of Jon’s performance. However, we did hear through word of mouth that the guests really enjoyed the music that Jon provided. We communicated exclusively through e-mail. He was very kind and patient with us as we tried to figure out what types of music we wanted to play. Jon was able to send us a list of songs that he was well-versed in and that accommodated the genres we ultimately decided on (latin, jazz, bossa nova, R&B). This made our lives easier as it helped us to focus and eventually narrow our choices down to a small selection of songs. We finally got a chance to meet face to face at the wedding venue. He was very sweet and very formal (and he speaks Spanish too!). We did have a bit of confusion regarding whether or not Jon would use his own personal keyboard or the piano provided by the wedding venue but thankfully everything worked out in the end. Jon was VERY reasonably priced; however, he does not provide a contract (but because Jon is such a professional, this was not an issue at all). We would absolutely recommend Jon. And like we had mentioned to him at the venue, hopefully we have another opportunity to hire him so that we can listen to and enjoy his musical talents in its entirety. Thanks again Jon!

Bruce D.

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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.

Kelly S.

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I sought Mr. Novi out after taking a long hiatus from piano. I have had many piano teachers but Mr. Novi is definitely one of the most fun and enthusiastic teachers I've had. I have had many years of classical piano instruction but am completely new to jazz. Mr. Novi will give me suggestions on new pieces to learn, but ultimately leaves choosing what I learn up to me, no matter what style I want to learn (classical, jazz, rock n' roll, etc). Because of this I never see practicing as a chore since I am only playing the pieces that I truly enjoy. Mr. Novi is a fantastic musician himself, it's very inspiring to listen to him play! I would absolutely recommend Mr. Novi for anyone interested in studying piano.

  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Chicago, IL

Andrea L.

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We had Echoes perform for a house concert, and it was the event of the year. Our friends are still talking about it. They are excellent musicians, and Max was very sensitive to accommodating our timing and needs. We highly recommend them.

Matt D.

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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.

Chase K.

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I love jazz and the newer styles these musicians were playing. 10/10!!!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

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!

Rhonda K.

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Working with Bob has been a great experience for all three of my children. The enthusiasm he shows for music makes it such a positive experience! We look forward to our weekly sessions.

Laurie U.

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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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 20 min

Jeremy P.

Verified review

Laura Joy recently played at my wedding and was an absolute sensation. Not only did she play the wedding songs we requested (and very well I might add), but she played an array of appropriate wedding songs without the need of any cues form the bride or groom. My wife and I were honored that she played our wedding (you would be too) and would love to see her play again anytime, anywhere. Come to Japan!

Kyla S.

Verified review

Laura understood exactly what kind of vibe we wanted for our Sunday morning brunch wedding. The entire band was super friendly and stayed to play for us even as we were cleaning up the event space. They took the time to learn two songs for us and nailed them while also putting their own style into it. Highly recommend, so much better than any DJ.

Sarah K.

Verified review

Laura and Dave played during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour last spring and were fantastic. They learned a requested song and played it beautifully during the ceremony. I can't say enough good things about them!!

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Chicago, IL

Ashley G.

Verified review

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!

Irena D.

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Kathryn and Josh (guitarist), performed at our wedding brunch reception and were just lovely! Kathryn has a stunning voice, and we received many, many compliments on how wonderful they were. You'll find Kathryn very sweet and easy to work with as well; she was always responsive and helpful via email and was professional and personable on-site. Positive experience all around.

Liz P.

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Kathryn and her fellow musicians are very talented and professional. Guests at our wedding reception were impressed and enjoyed their performance. Would highly recommend their jazzy style.

TOP PRO
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours
  • Chicago, IL

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.

Molly N.

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Nick led a second line through our wedding reception-- which was an amazing experience! Our family absolutely loved it, the band was impressive and they were awesome to work with. The guys arrived in professional attire, were wonderful company, and made our night memorable. We can't thank them enough! I would HIGHLY recommend hiring Nick, you won't regret it!

Andrea M.

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Nick is so easy to work with. He played with a trio for our wedding reception. The music sounded was the perfect backdrop and Nick, Ryan, and Zac were extremely professional.

  • 35 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rolling Meadows, IL

Marie S.

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We hired Ken to play for our wedding ceremony on 10/1/16. He was so fantastic prior to our wedding, making sure we were on track with what decisions needed to be made, and suggestions different songs. I unfortunately didn't see him on the day of, but the music sounded great and everyone had compliments! Out of all the vendors I had to converse with and accommodate, he was one of the best! Thanks, Ken!

Barbara H.

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Ken was a pleasure to work with, he was knowledgeable, professional, responsive, and friendly. Sadly, I personally didn't hear much of his playing since I was preoccupied with my wedding, but I heard plenty of good feed back from my guests who enjoyed his playing. I recommend Ken with no reservations.

Julie T.

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Ken was fantastic. He played for my parents 50th wedding anniversary vow renewal ceremony and put together a perfect arrangement of music and played beautifully. I could not be happier with his service. I would definitely call on him again or recommend him to anyone.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 27 min
  • Villa Park, IL

Melissa S.

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Carlyn has worked many different gigs for me, personally and professionally. A specific occasion in my personal life, was our wedding. It was an outdoor affair at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Even though I have a degree in music, I had very few ideas for what might work for that specific venue. Carlyn is very accommodating to her clients wishes, but provides excellent consultative service when the client is ambivalent or just overwhelmed with the planning process of the event. She is punctual, has a vast network of service providers, and even recommended the officiant for our ceremony. Carlyn is a top notch musician, with a lovely personality. it is easy to talk to her and work with her to match the needs of the event. She works very hard to stay at the top of her craft, and it shows. Please consider her for your next special event. You won't be disappointed.

Alissa C.

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I hired TLC to play my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Carlyn, the manager was a pleasure to work with. She was organized, professional and responsive. The day of the wedding it had been raining all day and though it was damp it had stopped by the time of the ceremony. The musicians didn't want to play because it was damp and they were nervous about their equipment so after some stressful discussions they set up in a covered gazebo near by. They played custom learned selections for the processional and recessional which meant a lot to my fiancee and I. Their talent was great and they added a lot to the atmosphere of the wedding. They played the cocktail hour in the tent. I would definitely work with Carlyn again in the future.

Lauren P.

Verified review

Our experience was very nice! As a Bride, I would have many questions and many worries; however, I was always reassured and put at ease. They are very professional and pleasant to work with. They made our day very beautiful and lovely, the song selections were perfect. I could not stop smiling when I heard Disney's "I see the Light"-I had a Disney Wedding! My walk down the aisle was perfect and it was all because of you all! I cried tears of joy when Disney's "Tale as Old as Time" started to play. Everything was wonderful! Thank you SO MUCH!

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Larry B.

Verified review

Matt played for our daughter's wedding and we couldn't have been happier with the results. His acoustic guitar playing before the wedding ceremony set just the right tone and filled the church with beautiful music. Matt's playing gave a jumpstart to a truly glorious evening.

Jean R.

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Matt played for my daughter's wedding and did a FANTASTIC job. He consulted with the bride and groom on music and they were very pleased. I LOVED his selection of classical pieces and the performance was flawless. Thank you Matt!

Liz E.

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Matt played at a friend's outdoor wedding ceremony and it was beautiful. My friend said he was easy to work with. I would hire him.

  • 8 years in business
  • Response time: 8 min
  • Aurora, IL

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.

Julio H.

Verified review

Esta banda es la mejor en la aurora. Contratarlos para sus eventos, bodas, bautismo, xv y más. This band is the best in the aurora. Hire them for your events, weddings, baptism, xv and more.

Heriberto O.

Verified review

The band is great awesome music La musica es muy buena

Sid & Hala

4.8

(5)

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Angie R.

Verified review

I am so pleased with Sid and Hala. We had them play for my mom's 80th birthday party last weekend. Beginning with my first correspondence with them up until they left the party, they were wonderful. I have never used Thumbtack before or even heard of Thumbtack so I didn't know what to expect. I put in the information to Thumbtack a few months ago looking for a live band for my mom's birthday party. I had no idea what a live band would cost and if there was anything available where I was looking to have the party. (The party was a good hour from any major city). So once I entered the information into the Thumbtack website, within maybe an hour or so Sid and Hala contacted me. They introduced themselves, informed me about the type of band they were (acoustic), type of music they played and told me costs in the first correspondence (quite reasonable I thought). We went back and forth several times with questions of mine and their answers and they always answered within an hour. Can you believe they were willing to drive 2 hours to my event! I couldn't believe it. No extra charge for drive time either! So we had a verbal/email commitment with them and the next week they emailed a contract that I signed and sent back to them. We emailed back and forth a couple of times over the following few months up until the event. The emails were mainly regarding song selection. They have a good sized list of songs they play on their website. I had two song requests that they didn't currently play but they were more than willing to learn for me. The day of the party they were right on time-1 pm sharp. They were professional and polite. They gave themselves an hour to set up and started right at 2 pm like we planned. They checked in with me prior to starting to ask about when they should play the songs they learned special for me. They asked if it was okay if they took a break in the middle. (Of course it was okay!) The quality of performance was 5 star and then some. Their voices are beautiful and work really well together. I had listened to several of their songs on you-tube prior and the internet quality of the music was not the greatest for some of the songs. Let me tell you that in person they are fabulous!! So much sound and talent from two people. My family threw in some song requests that they were not expecting and they accommodated beautifully. They could play the music and just looked up the words on their smart phones so they didn't make any mistakes. That was the only time they had to read lyrics. If you had not been looking at them you would have never known they were reading the music. I received compliment after compliment from our guests on how great the music was. I cannot recommend this acoustic band enough. You will not be disappointed. Well worth the money.

Thumbtack Customer

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They played for our 40th birthday party and they were a hit! We had over 100 people there and everyone was so impressed. Thank you so much! Great show!!!

Jennifer C.

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On time, quick replies, great music.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 57 min
  • New Lenox, IL

Chrissy D.

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Vinny has been giving Slide Trombone lessons to my son for 3 years now. My son is doing a great job with the Trombone and about to enter high school to march in the band! On a side note my son is high functioning autism. Vinny has been amazing and incredibly patient with him. He helped develop my sons love for music. I could not recommend him enough! Vinny in wonderful in all aspects of teaching.

Ken L.

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I am 51 years old and haven’t had any formal music instruction in 34 years. Decided it was time that I get some formal piano instruction just for my own fun and entertainment. Just had my first lesson. Vinnie assessed where I am at and what I wanted. I learned a lot about music theory that I had been missing in our very first lesson. I thought that it was an hour very well spent.

Rob O.

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Very thorough and open minded with his teaching. I am an older student and is able to improvise his way of teaching, productively. So far so good!!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min
  • Lemont, IL

Kristin A.

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We attended our friends wedding who had The Band Sundance play and we immediately knew we wanted to book them for our own wedding. Our guests had a blast dancing to their songs. They even learned to play our first dance song which made it extra special. They are so much fun! They were very responsive throughout the process and easy to work with. I highly recommend them as a wedding band!

Emily K.

Verified review

We booked this band for our wedding reception and they were amazing. All of our guests had a blast and gave a lot of compliments specifically about the band. They play a good variety of songs and are super fun. We would recommend them to anyone looking to book a wedding band!

Brittney H.

Verified review

Best wedding band around! Super interactive and accommodating to the requests of the bride and groom! This is the 3rd family wedding we've had them at and I know it won't be the last!

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Nora P.

Verified review

My reiki experience with Manny Capozzi exceeded my expectations. He created a relaxing and inviting environment for me and made sure to ask me if I was comfortable every step of the way. Everything from the relaxing music and light levels, to the types of by-products being used during the session were there with my permission. I have known Manny for many, many years and I was still surprised at his intuitive gifts and the intense yet calming energy he exuded before, during and after our exchange. Manny has developed his own unique style of reiki that is infused with music, chant or intuitive readings. His positive vibe has a ripple effect on anyone who is around him and he is truly generous with his abilities to help those seeking a more spiritual path.

Tim B.

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I can't stress enough how much we loved working with Manny for our Wedding in October 24, 2014. From the moment we met, we knew he was someone we wanted to play at our ceremony. We didn't want traditional wedding, we wanted something different. We had music from the 80's and 90's that represented our taste, to contemporary music. I highly recommend using Manny, and I know the guests at my wedding does as well.

Nanette T.

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We had a wonderful experience having Manny Petty at our event. We will for sure use them again.

  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Jane H.

Verified review

I actually like everything about Christopher Laughlin's School of Music. We have been with the school for almost 10 years. Both of my boys play instruments and I have seen them grow tremendously as musicians. The instructors are excellent, there are opportunities for performance, and Chris & his staff go out of their way to accomodate what are often crazy schedules. If you want your child to develop a true love of music, learn how to make music, and be comfortable performing -- look no further than this school.

Lauren G.

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My son learned to play guitar there at the age of 5. He is now 12 and has continued his lessons and has formed a Rock Band where they all practice and perform through the music school. They have all learned a tremendous amount and it continues to be a wonderful experience for them.

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

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!!

Michelle C.

Verified review

I own Fork It Over Catering and I recommend Vinnie to any of my clients that are looking for a great musician. Vinnie is very talented and super professional! I highly recommend him!!

Cory R.

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Vinnie and his team are amazing! Anything you need they will be there for you. They completely changed the way I think about booking music.

  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Mundelein, IL

Anne B.

Verified review

The B-Side Band performed at our fundraising in November. They were outstanding!. I would highly recommend them for your next event. From securing our date to discussing the details of the evening, the members of the band were extremely helpful in guiding us. Our guests enjoyed their playlist and couldn't get off the dance floor.

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

Megan B.

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The B-Side band delivered an A++ performance! Everyone had a blast and they kept the dancing going to the end! True professionals.

  • Chicago, IL

Tristan L.

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Sorry For Partying played at my wedding this past May and they were outstanding. The band members are true professionals and their performance couldn't have been better. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again. They truly make any occasion way more fun.

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  • Oswego, IL

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!

  • Chicago, IL

About

The Full Circle Cover Band has been booked for weddings, concerts, parties, and private, public and corporate events. Our band features a five-piece instrumental arrangement and four singers sure to give you the live performance that's expected. Our showmanship is shown through our many selections and genres of music. There is nothing we can't cover. Our vocal cover band covers blues, R&B jazz, neo soul, pop, reggae, gospel, hip-hop, classical, rock, inspirational, and spiritual music. If you would like to put a list together of songs or requests, we are willing to accommodate your party. Our goal is to leave you with a song in your heart and a beat in your feet. If you are looking for a band who will make musical memories that is sure to last, Full Circle Cover Band is just whom you have been looking for. Book us, and we will become your go-to cover band for all upcoming events. Book us now; events are booked daily.

South Boulevard Band

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  • Evanston, IL

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We are an 8-man rockin' R&B/blues band with a dynamic frontman/harp player, a rhythm section that's "tight as rope", two funky guitar players, and an amazing horn section. With more than 200 years of cumulative musical experience among us, we craft sets that get the crowd up and dancing, from twenty-somethings to folks in their seventies. We'd love to play your club, corporate event, casino or festival. Call us today for availability!

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