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Fantastic experience. A jazz quartet came in and played for a party of 65 people. (Sax, Bass, Drums, Keys.) Musicians were so very talented, and knew exactly what to play for the crowd. They showed up on time, were courteous, and even took requests, Great vibe, great people. I highly recommend and hope I can hire them again soon.Aug 27, 2019Verified
June22, 2018 I organized a cocktail reception in red bank NJ. We had 76 guests at the Molly Pitcher Inn. The Jazz trio( Louis on the upright bass), a jazz keyboard player and drummer, plus a female jazz vocalist made our evening magical!!! Many thanks to the Louis Pettinelli group!!!!Jun 23, 2018Verified
I hired the band so that I could sing lead at my 50th Observations: -Adam Shaber was the lead guitarist and is the BOSS. He took MY playlist and nailed every single song on it. The dude is a "rock star" IMO -I got a ton of compliments all night on how tight the band was -I would love an opportunity to work with them in the future Not sure if the links will come through but I want to show how good Adam is on guitar. I screwed up (lead singer) in terms of timing on the 2nd verse in Wonderwall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEJYQ95q02Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O10WWJE6idwAug 21, 2018Verified
Double Bass Lessons (for adults)
Was on his a phone durring lessons more that i would have liked.Apr 16, 2018VerifiedLouis Pettinelli Entertainment's reply
Thank you for your review Deanna. I appreciate your feedback, and feedback of any kind is certainly valuable for my business. I have to say that I am not quite sure what you mean by "me being on my phone during lessons more than what you would have liked". If I recall correctly, the main reason I used my phone during the lesson, if at all, was to calibrate the metronome that I frequently use for my students. The metronome I use is in the form of an app. Having my students use a metronome for their studies and music lessons with me is an essential part of my instruction, and serves the purpose of seeking to elevate the musicianship and musical proficiency of my students. Thank you for your time, and I wish you continued future success with your studies on the double bass.
The trio that played for my wedding was awesome, and Arturo, the upright bass player and my main contact from the group, was super helpful and communicative. He called to tell me he was stuck in traffic on his way to the ceremony, and he felt so bad about it I could tell, but he arrived on time anyway and everything was perfect. The guests were really impressed with the "extra touch" of having a jazz trio during social/cocktail hour. Thanks so much guys!Sep 19, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Prospective customers should know the following about my pricing policy: I work to find a fair price that works for both the customer and me. I always aim to find a cost that doesn't break the bank, but accurately reflects the services that I provide. In addition, it's important to me for customers to know that my hourly rate of $150 per hour is an estimation of my services. I am always trying to find affordable deals for my musical services. For example, my minimum pricing for a solo performer for 1 hour is $250. A one person ensemble is the smallest ensemble I offer. However, a 2 hour performance for a solo performer is typically only $300.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?My typical process for working with a new customer begins with showing them the array of musical services we provide. Louis Pettinelli Entertainment is a full service music agency, meaning that we provide over a dozen types of ensembles and types of musical entertainment. Some of the types of ensembles we provide include solo piano services, jazz duo, jazz trio, acoustic rock duo, solo piano for a wedding ceremony, and even a six piece top 40 wedding band. After showing a new customer the services that accurately correspond to their request, I also show them information about the company's background, including our major clients and training. All of my staff are full-time, professional musicians that consistently rank as some of the most talented and passionate musicians in the Tri-State Area. In addition, they are completely reliable, and are true professionals in every sense of the word. After showing the prospective customer samples, I explain what makes us different from any other band or agency on Thumbtack, and work to find a price that works for both the customer and I.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?My training in music is extensive. I hold a bachelor's degree in music from a four-year university, where I studied upright bass in both classical and jazz formats for several years. Equally as important, however, is my practical training. I have been a part of the music scene in the Tri-State Area and MD/VA/DC Area for years. Rather than having sat behind a desk and sent musicians out to various events, I have worked as a freelance musician for years, and continue to do so, both as a sideman and band leader. I am continually in demand as a bassist throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and even Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. From still continuing to perform hundreds of events per year, I know what a good band should sound like, and what the optimal behavior and performance for live music should entail. I have immersed myself in the local music scene so that I have first-hand experience. This is important, and a differentiating factor, in my opinion. Many of the heads of booking agencies consign themselves to a "desk job" role, and greatly minimize the amount of performing they do, or stop altogether. People hiring musicians for an event want someone who has first hand experience and practical knowledge of what an event with live musicians requires. Every musician that I hire, play with, or send out to an event has been "battle-tested", so to speak, and can be ensured to be reliable, professional, and deliver a premium service.