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DJConnectionLive.com
4.7
from 245 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 468 hires on Thumbtack
Celeste C.
Verified review

We loved having Sailing Stone perform at our farm. The band has a beautiful sound whether singing their original songs or performing a cover song. The way they harmonize together is mesmerizing. The crowd seemed to think so, too. We look forward to booking them again!

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Al Louis Entertainment
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jon K.
Verified review

I wanted to write a quick review of the Alan Louis Band. I was in the market for my wedding and saw these guys play. They were extremely good, Alan was very professional. I didn't book with Alan, because we went with a family friend. It was a very tough decision, but I would book them in the future!

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Josh's Music Lessons
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Olena K.
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Loved the band ! Our guests danced to some current hits as well as enjoyed their sofisticated sounds of jazz and Motown . Excellent and engaging musicians , highly recommend

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Jimi Durso
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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

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  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Wayne B.
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Sean and his band provided ideal lively jazz music at a local event. They were super easy to communicate with beforehand, and they played beautifully to a large very appreciative crowd. I strongly recommend them.

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Dave Hall
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Olav C.
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Vocal session as they should be! I can HIGHLY recommend Dave! Whether you are a new to singing, getting back in the swing or just keeping your voice limber, Dave is an absolute joy to work with. I have been touring with a rock band for many years and working with Dave has widened my range significantly and has helped me unlock my hidden potential!

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Spencer and Sequoia
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
Verified review

My husband James and I had the privilege of having Spencer and Sequoia perform at our wedding at a winery in Virginia this summer. It would be a huge understatement to say we were SO pleased with how everything went!!! Spencer and Sequoia were amazingly professional and joyful to work with and super gracious with everything. It was the first time I had worked with a band of any kind so from the second we signed a contract, they were extremely responsive of our needs and questions, provided a very lengthy and diverse song list and even said they would be willing to learn song requests for a nominal fee. Because they're based out of New York, they had to make the long drive the morning of and were totally on board to work with our tomeline and the venue set up. They were also super self sufficient so we didn't have to worry about providing them equipment as they assured us they had everything they needed and required little set up time which proved to be true. We had them perform during our ceremony, cocktail hour AND reception but they did it like champs and our guests could not stop raving about how great they sounded! Not only were they just downright talented, they were a pleasure to have around as well. At one point, my nephew who sung a song for us was experiencing technical difficulties with his sound system so Spencer right away let him use his, which was a total lifesaver. Bottom line- customer service is beyond amazing with this lovely husband wife pair and we are so happy and grateful we could have them be a part of our special day. THANK YOU Spencer & Sequoia!

Soulful Sounds
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ciara P.
Verified review

Soulful Sounds is an amazing band! I wanted to let everyone know how happy we were with Soulful Sounds at our annual Administrative Professionals Day event. We thought you would be good based on the recordings you send me, but you totally blew our expectations away. You are so much better in person. Your song selection and instruments were absolutely amazing. I had several people tell me you were the best band they had ever heard at this type of event. Thank you again for making the event so much fun for everyone. All the best, Clara

partySWANK PARTYpoopers
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lisa J.
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Marla Mase is an extraordinary event planner, creator of party magic and Producer! After having been in the business for a couple of decades and working in so many different venues, types of events, parties and performances, Marla has an incredible team. She’s amassed a phenomenal, devoted group of performers, artists, designers & caterers whom she employs at all her parties, depending on need and skill set. I have worked with Marla on several creative projects and events and had a ball working with her. She is the ultimate professional, but always works in a relaxed, easygoing fashion. She is open to discussion and will always brainstorm to bring ones vision to life. Recently she produced a Rock show and party in Tribeca for me that hosted an amazing band, along with several international actors, dancers and singers. Marla hired one of her designers to transform the old Tribeca firehouse into an underworld of sea creatures and magic. It was spectacular. The food was a beautifully abundant array of hors devours and beverages. Hailing from Tribeca and having worked in the New York area for so many years for hundreds of high-end clients, Marla is truly cutting edge. She has an eye for the unique, and is able to adapt to the vision of her client. Marla really gets the job done. She’s personable and lovely and I always feel I’m in good hands with her at the helm.

Piano Workshop at Chester
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Carole F.
Verified review

Mark Weisman has been my son's piano teacher since he was 11 years old. Alex is now a proficient pianist at age 21. Under the tutelage of Mark, my son advanced from a music student to a true musician. Mark is an engaging teacher who introduces his students to a variety of music genres, keeping classical, standards and popular music all part of the student's repertoire. My son Alex's interest in music was spurred on by Mark's enthusiasm and style of teaching. The Music Workshop conducts annual performances for parents and friends so we can see the progress our children have made. My son is now in college and still studies with Mark on breaks and in the summer. Alex belongs to The Jazz Band at Loyola University as well as his own band. He has played professionally for cocktail hours and theater productions. Mark has inspired Alex to continue his music into his adulthood. Mark Weisman is an exemplary teacher and person.

  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory S.
Verified review

I had started getting into Latin music a little over a year ago when I met first met Nick Herman. Originally, I tried to learn to play Latin percussion (congas, bongos, timbales etc.) from books and instructional videos. I also tried lessons with a few different musicians. I was at it for months, however, I found my progress to be very slow. Eventually, I confronted Nick about lessons. After only 5 lessons, my bongo playing had improved exponentially! I would play my bongos with other musicians in the park and after one or two songs, many people would compliment me on my playing. One night I played a duet with a guitarist who would compliment me on my playing after every song. Later, I came to find out he was the leader of a salsa band who frequently performed around the city! Shortly after that I made Nick my official trainer on the bongos and cowbell! Nick Herman also leads his own band. I think anyone who is serious about learning Latin percussion would benefit greatly by having Nick as an instructor. I wish I had began lessons with him sooner!

Crush Love LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Kathy B.
Verified review

I went to Klein's last night in Belmar with my friend Rachel to see Jeremy and Jimmy Acoustic Duo. These guys are great! Their rendition of songs are amazing and their sound is incredible. Jeremy & Jimmy truly enjoy what they do and it's reflected in their performance. So, if you're ever looking for live entertainment whether small, big, corporate...these two will surely bring it! They also founded "Wrapped Around Your Finger"; a full on 9 piece event/wedding band. Check 'em out! Thanks guys for a great night!👍

Sound Heights Records
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Eugene B.
Verified review

Although the studio is small, the care of the staff is top grade. They are professional, pleasant, competent and enthusiastic to make certain that we will be satisfied,

The Verdict
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine B.
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This band was the real deal. The music was incredible, on point, and perfect for our crowd. This band is professional in all ways possible- on time, manners, and knowing how to work the crowd. can’t speak highly enough of this group... but they will definitely be at another party of mine in the future!!! Thank you all!

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!

Dans Band
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jim A.
Verified review

Dan's Band made our fundraiser event extra special. Excellent communication and promptness - they are super professional and arrived, set up, got to performing right away...and took very little break time. You can tell these guys really enjoy what they do. When the time came to finish, they asked if I wanted them to keep going for a bit - totally appreciated that. Oh and they sounded great! Real talent and the price was right. I am literally looking for additional events to use them again.

Helene's Notes
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rosalyn C.
Verified review

Helene has been my daughter's piano teacher for 7 months now. My daughter is six years old and had never played any instruments before. She now can read music and play many songs confidently. She is very patient and great with children. I will be sending my other two children to her when they are old enough. I highly recommend her.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel (.
Verified review

Sean and his band played live music for our wedding reception at Mrs. Murphy's Irish Bistro. They were very punctual and made the reception a blast! Would recommend!

Muzzi Music
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Liann C.
Verified review

Sean is an outstanding musician. He's always professional and reliable; whether it's playing bass in a band or mixing sound in a venue. I definitely recommend hiring him!

Latinology

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  • New on Thumbtack
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We are a dynamic, diverse, ultra-professional Latin ensemble with a sizzling sound that blends traditional Latin, Afro-Cuban, Caribbean and Brazilian music with the sophistication of jazz. We have a great following mainly because we've established ourselves as unique from the more typical Latin bands. We're known for taking familiar love songs from legendary artists such as Stevie Wonder and The Beatles, and putting our refreshing Latin spin on them. We are truly passionate about what we do and take great care in customizing our song list and presentation to fit your exact venue or event. If you want "Caliente" and dancing, we never fail! We do it all - cha-cha, merengue, salsa, bachata, etc. If you want it more reserved and ambient, we can provide a smooth, more sophisticated sound to create the perfect backdrop for a more formal event. Check out the comments on our website from people who see us live. Let us bring something completely out of the ordinary and fantastic to your venue or event!

Body and Soul Band

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We provide live entertainment for all occasions, from one to ten-piece band, classical music ensemble and best DJs.

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