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Long Branch Jazz Bands

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Francis Hon, DMA
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cotter P.
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Amazing teacher with a vast knowledge of jazz music. Highly recommended

Jimi Durso
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Robert S.
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Jimmy has been our daughters Long time bass instructor along with bass guitar and ukulele. Has enabled her to excel in her school orchestra along with Jazz band. He has brought the best out of her and is primary reason she sticks with it

Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie O.
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The best classical quartet music ensemble!! Vasiliy is amazing and very personable, they were truly a hit at my wedding!! Our guests were very impressed with their music!! Professional and all around affordable. They can play Mozart, Bach along with modern day genre which they did at my wedding, they played "Black Magic Woman" for my husband to walk down the aisle to... I walked down the aisle to Christina Perry " thousand years"!! They are awesome!! I would hire them again for an event!!

Josh's Music Lessons
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jason H.
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I briefly took guitar lessons from Josh. I wanted to learn to play with other musicians and improvise, and his jazz background is what caught my attention. The sessions were informative and Josh was very encouraging. I had to stop unexpectedly but what I learned in the few lessons I took was very helpful and got me out of the rut I fall into while practicing on my own.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Divya A.
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Soulful Sounds were the perfect choice for our son's graduation party! It was an amazing night with thunderstorms, rainbow & music ! They played to a large gathering of over a 100 people. A very professional band who adjusted to the situation and played remarkably. Highly recommend!

Jonathan L. Segal
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mark S.
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Taking lessons with Jonathan has been a blast. While I'm not a "new" person I'm a pretty new player and the variety of music I've learned has kept it interesting and challenging. We've worked on classical pieces, Beatles, bluegrass and jazz and blues. He's taught me a lot of theory as well as practical technique. And how to practice. The past few years have changed the way I listen to music.

Nico Padden Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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I follow Nico's gigs as regularly as possible and have been doing so ever since her fledgling days as a singer song-writer. I love her original music as it has captivating melodies and heartfelt lyrics . She is quite tenacious in getting herself "out there" and in so doing, she leaves me breathless with all the things she does to promote her talents at any one time. I like to go with friends to hang out at her various gigs and be entertained by her while casually enjoying good food rather than a cover band with very loud music. Nico is a very talented singer and musician who plays different instruments equally well.

Philly Heart & Soul
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
John K.
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A group that exhibits total professionalism and high quality vocals. A great band to listen to while relaxing at your neighborhood pub or to be entertained at a great private function.

Select Jazz
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Alex H.
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Elegant and sophisticated music! The band was very professional and kind. I would definitely call them again!

Tim Chernikoff Jazz
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jessie J.
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Tim and his jazz quartet were very professional! They are top-notch musicians who performed a wide variety of favorite selections. I would definitely hire them again. Bravo!!!

The Jersey SureCats Band
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sue B.
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The band I hired originally fell through and the jersey shore cats were right there to pick up the pieces. The music they played was very relaxing and a good party vibe. Great voices. The lead singer can preform himself at your event and every one would still love it. Great guy! Value was awesome they were Worth every penny! Would definitely hire them again!

Jonathan Kalb
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Darren S.
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Just started and find that Jonathan is very talented and patient. Never felt this comfortable trying to learn guitar from a teacher before. I am an experienced player and can confidently say he can teach blues both pick and finger style as well as jazz and rock. Peace fellow musicians.. Darren.

Peter Lin (The Lintet)
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marcy T.
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Peter is a great teacher! He's very attentive as a teacher, incredibly knowledgeable about jazz in particular, and is a fantastic teacher of technique. He is also a very kind, talented person with a great capacity for understanding his students' goals.

Omer Ashano Music
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Suzy N.
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    Omer loves music, the violin, and it shows. His youtube videos are smokin' and had me humming with joy. He puts a spin on the classical instrument in a way I had not known possible before...by playing jazz with it! It's just what a teenage boy needs to experience. My son has been playing since he was 5 years old and I felt that the traditional, classical instructors with their dated attitude just would not cut it at this juncture in his music career. With Omer teaching, I'm confident my latently, hesitant violinist will "produce" his own music with time. He goes away from some lessons whistling the piece. When Omer and my son jam, it's quite exciting. Omer is knowledgeable, modern, in tune with the young student, I believe because he was a young boy once too. He's absolutely what we are looking for in a contemporary instructor. And his jazz concerts are quite inspiring to see too. I hope my raving reviews won't take him away from my student but he's one of the best violinists in New York City presently.

    Sarah Goldstone
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Bianca M.
    Verified review

    I came to Sarah with a goal of wanting to accompany myself as a singer, instead of having to rely on a guitarist or a band. In less than a year I played my first solo show. Sarah has prepared me to play solo, with a band, how to rearrange songs, how to read sheet music and so much more. Every lesson I learn something different. She’s made learning piano fun and interesting. Sarah is very patient, kind and extremely talented. I’d never go anywhere else!

    Minji Kim
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Paul L.
    Verified review

    I was learning piano when Minji was teaching at NYU and I was a student. She was super patient with me and guided me step by step. Unlike some of the other teachers, she really takes time to get to know the student and comes up with the curriculum that is suitable for the student. She is also super knowledgeable when it comes to jazz harmony and composition. Not only that she is very bright and fun to work with. I highly recommend Minji!!

    Peter & the Master Keys
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Phil C.
    Verified review

    Peter and his band were true professionals and exactly what we wanted for our New Orleans jazz theme. He even added a banjo player at our request. They were accommodating and most of all GREAT musicians. I would hire them again. -Phil C, Caldwell, NJ

    Ryan Slatko Music
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Tuja L.
    Verified review

    Ryan is so pleasant and easy to work with. He performed at our 15th wedding anniversary & vow renewal reception. He is very professional...and played jazz and so many beautiful songs. He is so sweet!...and very talented!

    Saxophone Lessons
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Francesca F.
      Verified review

      Teacher and lessons are fantastic, with Francesco I learn all about jazz: music, history and great musicians. Every time I can I always try to have lessons with him. Super recommended!

      • 28 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Seth B.
      Verified review

      I hired Andy to play at my restaurant many times. I have known Andy for over a decade now, and I associate him with some of the best bands in town. When he plays solo he is respectful of his audience and plays an excellent range of music. He is definitely a crowdpleaser. And I can always count on him to arrive on time and play for as long as we agreed that he would play. I recommend him highly – and look forward to working with him again.

      Peanut Butter Bridges
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 5 years in business
      Leah S.
      Verified review

      The band was fabulous!! We danced and sang and had an all around great time! Very professional.

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      How many mariachis can a band have?

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