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Jon Novi
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
Verified review

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.

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 28 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.

Jerry D. Tiberi
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriel R.
Verified review

When the LIVE band sounds like a recording. That's when you know you chose the right group for the job. Professionalism was beyond measurable and the overall experience was A+

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

Kathryn Lachey Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa A.
Verified review

Kathryn was exactly what I envisioned when I set out to find a jazz singer for my father in law's birthday party. Her voice is seriously gorgeous and she was very easy to work with. She was flexible with me throughout our time planning the gig and was able to accommodate all of my requests. While her song list is quite vast, there were a few special tunes she specifically learned for this event and they sounded fabulous. She found the perfect accompaniment in a very talented guitar player as well. Throughout the time Kathryn performed and for hours afterwards I received compliments from other guests for finding such a talented duo. The men and women alike were very impressed with the quality of music, song selections, appearance, and demeanor of both musicians. Everyone thought the music really added something special to the party. Most importantly, my father in law was absolutely amazed with what wound up being the perfect gift for him. He was very impressed and I was so happy to see his face when Kathryn sang one of the songs she especially learned for us. He'll never forget it. I'd hire Kathryn again in a heartbeat.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Todd R.
Verified review

What great teacher!! I had the best experience learning to play from Clarke! He so patient & funny! He really understands how to conect with Me & get the best out of me! I've learned so much in such a short amount of time!! I highly recommend Clarke as a teacher! Thanks Clarke, You Rock Buddy!

Artist Collective
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 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!!

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Nick Roach Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Sid & Hala
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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.

The Starving Artists
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Linda W.
Verified review

I hired a band to play at my husbands 50th Birthday Party, they were great on time and professional.

Ultrafab Band
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Shannan M.
Verified review

Ultrafab Band played at my wedding! They are an AMAZING group! They are fun, interactive and their song list is the best! I would highly recommend them for ANY event! Keep Rockin' Guys!!!!

Sorry For Partying
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Tristan L.
Verified review

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.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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!

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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!

  • New on Thumbtack
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Trillium is an eclectic quartet with a repertoire ranging in style from Celtic to bluegrass to ragtime to swing, which appeals to all ages and most musical tastes! We're equally at home whether playing for a wedding ceremony or reception, anniversary or Christmas party, wine and cheese party, art gallery opening, library program, coffee house, retirement or birthday party, festival, house concert, or winery. We're able to play a program of totally acoustic background instrumentals, or perform a full-length concert or anything in between. Although we're not a bar band, we do occasionally play bars which book high-energy traditional Irish music for celebrations such as St. Patrick's Day. Musicians are: * Mim Eichmann - hammered dulcimer and vocals * Ed Hall (International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion at Walnut Valley) - guitar, banjo and vocals * Jonathan DeSouza - fiddle, mandolin and vocals * Doug Lofstrom - bass Trillium has played throughout IL, WI and IN, and has had music from their three CDs played on folk, Celtic and bluegrass stations throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. Their style is from Celtic to ragtime to bluegrass.

  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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TiMELeSS is an upcoming band in the Chicago Southland area. We play RnB from Stevie Wonder to Andra Day. We play pop from John Lennon to Rihanna. TiMELeSS has the best, whether it's a great vocalist, a big and bold horn section, or award winning instrumentalists. TiMELeSS will play any party from weddings to birthday parties. And we'll take care of the crowd and get the part going!

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