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Nick's guy Ron was great! They worked with our budget and really got the crowd going. I would definitely hire him again. He had any song we wanted! Thanks guys.
DJ Al did a fantastic job. He was early to set up, organized and tidy. Very respectful and professional. An outstanding job with the music!! He kept the party going to the very end and read the crowd PERFECTLY. He made the night one of the very best I’ve seen. You’re looking at many options, but I assure you Al is the very best! Hire him, you won’t regret it. Al, thank you for your hard work and talent, it was great working with you!
I've played with Jimi since the first time I picked up the instrument (bass for 11 years). Lessons with him enabled me to play in big bands and small ensembles at the college level, as well as have a steady stream of gigs when I was in school. His method of teaching is sadly growing rarer and rarer in private lesson study. Rather than mandate to the student rote musical examples which are a.) boring and b.) relate nothing about learning actual music, Jimi's approach is a holistic one that has faith in pupil's drive and intelligence. He demonstrates aspects of music theory fundamentals, and then has the student utilize the formulas he has imparted to extrapolate the rest, with his guidance of course. If the student has trouble, Jimi instructs to fill in the gaps but never spoon feeds. This method insures the student actually learns and internalizes the information, rather than becomes an automaton. Moreover, Jimi encourages the students to bring in pieces that they actually like to play! So instead of spending months hammering out a highly diluted version of a Bach morning song, the student can bring in pieces by Zep, the Strokes, the Black Keys, Rihanna, whatever! Jimi then instructs through elucidating the music theory fundamentals within the songs that drew the student to the instrument in the first place! Jimi is professional, yet laid back. I have continued my friendship with him after studying and going on to professional life. He's just a good dude to know. Lastly, and this should be the last thing you consider. Jimi's rates are always reasonable. For private study in college, I paid 3-4 times as much for a lesson as what I paid when taking a lesson with Jimi. I hope you Long Islander aspiring musicians realize what a gem you have there.
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.
We had a low turn out due to the weather, but the music made it all better! We absolutely made the best decision choosing this band! They are professional, full of personality and extremely talented! The first of many events to come!
Wayne Batchelor is a top notch musician, and his trio is nothing short of remarkable. They are prompt, professional, and with their music are able to make any event extra special. Personally Wayne is a true gentleman and very easy to speak and have a rapport with, and working with him is not only extremely easy, but is also a joy as well. Hire this group TODAY for your event, party, wedding reception, etc.
Michael and his trio performed at our corporate function. They played wonderfully, were punctual and added a terrific element to our party. We would hire them again in a heartbeat!
I had the pleasure of working with Aodhan in a Rockabilly band. He's an Excellent Guitar Player, songwriter, and band leader. Very reliable and talented!
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.
My daugher took piano lessons from Gab Kallay before moving to Germany and really enjoyed taking lessons from her. Gab was very patient but also extremely thorough with the lessons. In Germany my daughter later joined the school band and continues to play.
The Jersey Surecats drove about 70 miles in a snow storm for my daughter's wedding. They provided light cocktail music. Then played a wide variety of toe tapping dance cover songs. They were the life of the party. In fact, several guests inquired about them so that they can hire them. They even learned several songs for the wedding. They were cooperative and went the extra mile for us.
Chanan was a joy to work with! Knowledgeable and skilled and very creative. He helped produce a record of sacred music for me and also provided back up guitar for my band when needed a few times in Dallas. He is an exceptional engineer and guitar player with a fine ear for detail.
Nick was the best! We had a cocktail party at our house and his 2 group band was just what we needed, playing smooth jazz and setting a wonderful mood for the party. Punctual, professional, friendly, and an excellent musician too. I'll be rehiring in the future.
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!
My guests and I were treated to great entertainment over the weekend. I hired Peter to perform for my husbands birthday party. We had several conversations before the party, as I wanted to make certain that he touched on some of my husbands favorite songs and artists. Peter was very accommodating. He even learned some new songs for our party. Peter also took requests and tried to accommodate several of my guests song requests. He really covers so many styles of music. It was a perfect evening and I am very happy I made the best hire for our party. I highly recommend Peter for any type of function that requires a talented singer and guitar player, that sounds like a full band.
I contacted Marta's band through a common friend to play at the premiere of my last film, "La Última Noche", and the experience was just wonderful. I was impressed not only by the quality of the music -they're all unbelievably talented musicians-, but also for their professionalism and fantastic attitude. They were there way before time -and this is shocking for musicians! :), they lifted the mood of the party with wonderful tunes, they were really nice to all my guests and they left a great impression on all of us. Even Marta's cute Spanish accent was widely celebrated amongst my friends! If you're looking for a classy band to play classy tunes on your event, you can't go wrong with this phenomenal girl and her talented musicians!
Helene was my piano teacher from kindergarten through high school. She taught me how to read, understand, play and love music. Furthermore, my early -and in-depth- start with piano prepared me for years of trumpet in various advanced bands. Although I am not currently taking lessons, I still sit down to play piano whenever I get the chance. I'll play anything from Bach to Beethoven to Josh Groban to new and classic Disney - really anything I'm in the mood for. Helene's teaching has made me proficient enough in piano and music in general such that I can truly enjoy playing. Thanks Helene!!
The band was fabulous!! We danced and sang and had an all around great time! Very professional.
Hired Anthem for a birthday party and it went great. They sound exactly like the bands they cover and put on a great show. They're pro, no goofy embarrassing talk between songs and the price was right. The sound was great and they DJ'd during the breaks. Would definitely rehire. Thanks guys!
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Los Chamanes is a musical group serving a fusion rooted in Nueva Cancion and Latin-American folklore, with flavors of jazz, rock and blues that was born from the spirit of friendship between these Chilean expatriates in NYC, a nostalgia for the magic of the Andes and their native culture. In September 2008, they released Conjurostheir first albumavailable on digital downloads and CD. Initially, the band interpreted songs from authors of Argentina and Chile such as Fito Páez, Violeta Parra, Peteco Carabajal, Victor Jara, Congreso, etc. With time, they have increasingly combined their own compositionswhich now represent almost all of their repertoirethrough which they hope to guide their listeners to reflect on issues such as our behavior as a species and social injustice through the healing and inspiring power of music and poetry. Los Chamanes hold a residency monthly at Terraza in Queens, and have entertained at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and for the Chile Independence yearly event in Randall's Island. They were the opening act of the concerts of Mariana Baraj and Fernando Ubiergo, and have appeared in various "peñas" (folkloric shows), cafés, restaurants and events in the NY Tri-State area. In 2009, they were on a tour twice in Puerto Rico. They performed at the Noche de Viaje Cultural, at an event organized by the Chilean community in association with the city and in Old San Juan. They were invited at the TV show, Buenas Noches con Silverio on Canal 13 and on 2 radio shows of the University of PR. They've recently contributed to various benefits for the victims of the tsunami and earthquake in Chile.
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Volora Howell is an international jazz vocalist who studied classical music, gospel, voice and music theory for four years, before going on to earn a B.S. in Journalism from Suffolk University and a master's from New England Conservatory of Music. As a vocalist, Volora has performed in New York City hotspots, the Lenox Lounge, Blue Note, Sugar Hill Bistro, Copeland's, and the 5-Spot, among others. She has also toured Italy, Japan, the UK, Trinidad and Tobago, and Grenada. Volora is winner of the Producer and Host Cable Award, "Woman of the Week". She received a "Diva Award" for newcomer artist extraordinaire on the Piscataway, NJ Cable Show "Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!" Volora was also nominated "Best Female Jazz Vocalist" in Boston for her show "A Tribute to Phyllis Hyman". Volora's band, with Pianist Isaac Ayala, is also with the Sultans of Swing 21. The band has performed multiple times at the Kennedy Center, working with both Quincy Jones and Wynton Marsalis. The band's sax/flute player, Cleave Guyton, has been nominated for a Grammy. Volora's band performs at Red Rooster, Ginny's Supper Club, Smoke Jazz, Lennox Lounge, and Kitano Jazz as well as in festivals, cultural affairs, events, parks, etc. Musicians are as follows: * Isaac Ben Ayala, Keyboard * Belden Bullock, Bass * Vincent Ector, Drums * David Lee Jones, Saxophone and Flute You can listen to songs on YouTube. Jazz Vocalist Legend Etta Jones said "Volora can sing anything". Living Legend Donald Harrison said "I could have been a superstar". Hugelyn Fierce, former CEO at JALC, said Volora's CD is slammin'. Joe Franklin said "Volora's music is sensational". Tony Camillo, composer and Grammy award winner (Midnight Train to Georgia), said Volora has such a beautiful voice