Comments from Private Clients (please scroll down to read comments from corporate clients)
"Emanuel, I have seldom dealt with a more professional operation than Jabbôq Jazz. The promo material is great, the demo recording was excellent and it was really useful to have your repertoire list. Follow-up was excellent and all phone calls were returned very promptly. The efforts you made to make our day special and to tailor songs for us were outstanding. You spent an enormous amount of time ensuring everything was right - from phoning my friend in New Zealand to arranging a song for us to sending rehearsal tapes to rehearsing with my friend. On the day, everything was perfect and I did not have to worry about a thing. The music was perfect and you judged the mood just right. From my own perspective in organising my wedding, I had 15 or more suppliers to deal with for various aspects of the wedding and there was an incredible amount of detail involved for each one. You made it easy for me, and you answered the questions before I even asked and took the stress away completely. I would recommend Jabbôq Jazz to anyone and I wish you the best in your future endeavours ... you deserve the world!" - Debra Close
"Vanessa and I would love to thank you and the ensemble for a wonderfully outstanding performance on our wedding day. Many people at the wedding were blown away by both the amazing display of diversity and your exceptional musical ability. Your friendliness and professionalism exceeded any expectations we may have had. Please extend a big thanks also to the young lady with the amazing voice [Melissa Kenny] who only added to the excellent quality of the ensemble. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending you to anyone who is looking for first class entertainment for their next function. We will definitely be catching up with you guys at one of your future gigs. A special thanks from my father who loved you guys joining in when he was playing the traditional [Italian] music (further proof of your diverse talent). Many thanks." -Tom and Vanessa
Firstly, I would like to express my delight and gratitude for the wonderful music and fantastic ambience you set for the evening of our wedding. The music was everything I wanted and we particularly enjoyed the music you provided for our ‘conga’ entrance’; we had so much fun doing it, which was purely inspired by your choice of groovy ‘conga’ music! Such a talented group of musicians in one place was awesome! The levels of professionalism, friendliness and approachability exceeded my expectations…thank you. Thank you Emanuel for your most able assistance; I was most appreciative of your confirmation calls and delighted in our conversations throughout the year leading up to the wedding. Also the effort you went to complete the transcript of both songs for the church really put my mind to rest regarding the music for the ceremony and I was very moved by your beautiful accompaniment during both songs. I look forward to returning to Sydney and coming to see your performances over a drink and with friends in the not-too-distant future. Thank you once again….a wonderful evening of superb music and celebration. Have a wonderful new year and hope to see you in Sydney very soon. Gratefully,"
- Angela Mee Lee
“I would like to thank you for your wonderful performance on my wedding day. So many people at the wedding commented on how great the band was and asked who you were and where did I find you. Your music was just perfect; it was upbeat and put everyone in a good mood. There were a few so-called jazz experts at the function that mentioned you were one of the best jazz bands they have heard. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone thinking of using a jazz/latin/blues band at a function. I hope to use you in the future at my next big function and please pass onto the other band members my regards and thanks." - Tracy B.
“Emanuel, thank you for everything you did for us to make our reception the wonderful event it was. We were not really Jazz aficionados, but we knew that we wanted a mellow 'funky' atmosphere for the night and you gave us some great ideas to start with. We used your amazing 'Play-List' to refine exactly the music we wanted. Thank you also for the extra trouble you went to sorting out the curly little problems with the venue. You were able to ensure that we had exactly what we wanted on the night, all while minimising the hassle for us. Right from the start, you have been very professional and patient with us while helping us find exactly right music and atmosphere. On the night, you delivered exactly the feel we had hoped for. You guys looked a million dollars and played perfectly to create a wonderfully relaxed evening on the water. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you and Jabboq Jazz to anyone looking for that special touch for their reception. I hope you continue doing what you do, because you bring a great deal of enjoyment to all those you play to. All the best for the future.” - Carl and Vivienne.
"Having placed our feet back on the ground after our wedding, I would like to write to show our gratitude to you and Jabbôq Jazz for the outstanding music you played at our reception on 18th August 2001 up in the Blue Mountains. Having only spoken to you on the phone, the music far exceeded any expectations we had for the evening - it was truly marvellous. I don't think that there was one person who didn't feel compelled to get up and dance! Jabbôq Jazz were friendly and efficient in their professional manner, blending in well to the venue and atmosphere of the day, which was very important to both Ben and I ... all the musicians are truly talented. Jabbôq has contributed to the special memories of the day. A big thank you from both of us. Good luck with your future ventures, we look forward to both seeing and hearing you again.”
- Lindsay and Ben S.
“Emanuel’s band was made up of very skilled and professional musicians... their feel, execution and spontaneity were a key ingredient in the success of our night. Most people that commented on the day also commented on the high quality of the band. On the completion of the band’s final dance set our guests were reluctant to let them go. Emanuel had managed to set the mood for the whole function to exactly what we intended for the night. We would recommend Emanuel and Jabbôq Jazz to anyone, and actively do whenever the chance arises. Thank you for making our night a very memorable one.” - Andrew & Christine Gontarczyk
“Thank you so much for being such a feature at our wedding. Emanuel – you went to such an effort to getting everything just right – and it was! We were especially impressed with the way you liaised with my uncle to make sure the song at the ceremony went well and the way you all managed to play our “special” song at such short notice – so well!! We will and have recommended you and your band to anyone and everyone! You were great!! Lots of love,” - Vanessa and Martin Fuller
“Jason and I would like to thank you very much for the wonderful performance Jabbôq Jazz gave at our recent wedding. The music sounded fantastic and really added to the atmosphere of our special day. Many of our guests commented on how great the music was and the relaxed mood that it set. Please pass on our sincere thanks to the other two musicians. Please keep in touch as I would love to hear about your future gigs. Thanks again. Kind regards,” - Kelly and Jason Ingham
We are writing to thank you for creating the perfect musical backdrop for our wedding reception on 25/4/03. Your vibe was upbeat and your musical versatility was refreshing and entertaining. Our correspondence with you in the lead up to the wedding was wonderfully hassle-free. Your professionalism and friendliness were very much appreciated. Please pass on our gratitude and praise to your band – Jabboq Jazz – for a fine performance that was enjoyed by everyone there. We will continue to highly recommend you to others and look forward to catching some of your public performances around Sydney in the future. Best wishes," - Nicola and Neil
"Dear Emanuel, Dianne, and all the fabulous musicians at Jabboq Jazz,
We wanted to thank you all for the fabulous music you played for us on Sunday 25 January 2004. All our guests were so impressed and the fact that you took the time to learn two of our special songs meant so much to us. We cannot thank you enough – you made our wedding day." - Jon and Katherine
"Dear Emanuel, Melissa and crew,
You guys are fantastic. Though it was a stressful time preparing for our wedding, your help did make a difference. Despite the short notice of our selection of the songs that we wanted for our wedding, your performance was sensational. Thanks for all your help and for all the great music - all of you made our night very special. All my friends had great fun, and we still have wonderful memories of our wedding reception. Love," - Amanda & Chris
"Emanuel, [Jabboq Jazz] set exactly the mood we were after, it was fantastic music during the meal, very professional. We would recommend you to friends for sure. Thanks again for a great night." - John and Alison
Everything was perfect! Your professionalism throughout was first class, from the initial discussions to the material to the performance on the day / night! You captured what we were looking for perfectly – elegant, but fun. Cheesy tunes were nowhere to be seen! Exactly what we wanted. At all stages (drinks, dinner and dancing) of the night you provided the right ambience. Many people have since commented on the great band and how perfect they were for our event. Thanks very much." - Matt and Jen
The lead up and follow up around the event by Jabboq was professionalism at its highest level....congratulations. Musicians, setup, presentation etc - exceptional. All of the group were well presented, friendly and courteous. Again, thank you, well done and I look forward to working with you again in the future. Kind regards," - Lauren Rushton, Watermark Restaurant
We would like to thank you and Jabbôq for helping to provide the perfect atmosphere for our wedding reception. When we listened to the comprehensive promotional CD that you sent to us, we thought that the music sounded very polished, but we must confess that we did not think that the live version could be even better – but it was! It was a pleasure to listen (and dance) to such accomplished musicians. Many of our wedding guests have also commented on the quality of the music.
We would also like to commend you on the very high level of customer service (prompt delivery of sample music and receipts, as well as helpful and friendly advice on music selection). You were also very flexible with the last minute changes we requested! This saved us a lot of time and stress and allowed us to concentrate on other aspects of organising our wedding. Many thanks again," - Lloyd and Lisa.
promo material is EXCELLENT. The mood you created was relaxed, friendly,
sophisticated and fun, and your selection of songs was perfect - I left
it all up to Emanuel to decide. His suggestion for our bridal waltz was
great! The level of professionalism, customer service and friendliness
was faultless; the whole experience was 100% satisfaction. Thankyou, I
will recommend Jabbôq Jazz to everybody in the future. Kind Regards."
- Kellie Dalton.
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for contributing to our fairytale wedding. I had very high expectations of you and the band and you delivered exactly as promised. I cannot fault you in any way. From your initial contact and right the way through, you (and Dianne) impressed me with your thorough professionalism. On the night, the band impressed me with their superlative musicianship. I can tell you that the jazz fans in the audience were very impressed. When I told you I was also having a DJ, I was nervous about your reaction. You handled this very well and caused no issues. In less professional hands, I could see this being taken badly. So again I was delighted. Our wedding was a story of happy accidents. When you played Breezin’ (which wasn't on your song list, but which I had mentioned to you), I was having a chat to the biggest George Benson fan in the audience (he loved it). When the photographer took a photo of your sheet music - it was of Teo - my favourite Miles song. Thank you also for taking the time with me before hand to go through the songs and mood - on the night it turned out exactly as I wanted it. You listened to me, which is so important. Overall I have to say thank you for the high standard of both your professionalism and your musicianship. It is rare to possess both qualities. Kind regards," -Philippe.
Just a short note to thank you once again for the wonderful music that played a key role in making our wedding so much fun and so memorable. The music was just right from start to finish, Nick’s sax solo for the launching of the Kratong lanterns and your guitar around the ceremony being special highlights. All our friends and family were full of praise and compliments. In addition, things that especially impressed us, beyond the delightful and high quality music, were the organisation, the calmness, attention to detail and planning and the ease with which we could participate as much or as little as time allowed in setting the programme. Communication was clear and regular enough that we could be confident that all was in control without being demanding. By the time the day came we didn’t need to give a moment’s thought to the music – we knew it would be great. And friendly to boot. Thanks once again," -Fiona and Greg.
"Everybody involved in our wedding, including the guests were all very impressed by Jabboq Jazz. Every aspect of the service from the very beginning to the very end of the grand event was nothing short of great quality and value. We thoroughly enjoyed the music and singing, and were very grateful for the professionalism of the band, especially the flexibility on the night and the helpful suggestions beforehand when planning how to make the night flow. The night wouldn’t have been the same without the band – at the end of the night everyone was up dancing and having a great time. It definitely was a great night to remember, and we and our friends have already recommended Jabboq to others. Thank you very very very very much!"- Matt & Anne Louie
Comments from Corporate Clients
"Jabboq came highly recommended to us so I was pretty confident that they would be excellent for what we had in mind. We weren’t really sure what exactly we were looking for as this was a first time event for us. This event [at The Establishment] had the top journalists and wine writers in New South Wales and it was all around the Johnnie Walker Variants and the revelling of Johnnie Walker Gold label. The Jabboq team were very accommodating when we needed and were very friendly also. The music was excellent and really played a major part in the whole atmosphere of the evening. I highly recommend them and if I am running another event I would use them again. Thanks again & Regards."
- Carmel Leonard, Diageo & Johnnie Walker Team
“You made me look good!” - Katherine S, IBM Event Coordinator
"Thank you for helping to make our cocktail function on 7 th September 2004 [at the Sydney Aquarium] a great success. We only received positive feedback from our guests as to the music played that evening. Your choice of songs was spot-on for the atmosphere that we were trying to create. Jabbôq were always professional and it was great knowing that they were capable of taking care of all the musical aspects on the night. I would highly recommend Jabbôq for any corporate event.
Kind regards." - Alison Phillips, Marketing Manager, Ernst & Young, Sydney.
"Emanuel and Richard from Jabbôq were fantastic. They were extremely professional and put the customer’s interests first. They arrived with enough time for preparation, were flexible, and kept the channels of communication open at all times. Jabbôq did an awesome job, and the music was fantastic. I would use them in the future each time I need their style of music. Well done, and thanks so much." - Silvia Damiano, People and Performance, Westpac Banking
"The mood on NYE 2004 was unforgettable; we could not believe how much of a difference Jabbôq made, especially for our regular clients who were very impressed. Some of our guests have even asked for contact info so that they can book Jabbôq for other occasions. I also love their colourful and informative promo material. We recommend Jabbôq Jazz to all of our clients because of their professionalism, customer service and flexibility."- Karen S. Powell, Marketing and Events Manager, Cadmus Restaurant and Bridge Bar
"Thanks Emanuel, we really appreciate everything you put into the night. As usual you and your band did a superb job and I was very impressed with your vocalist [Virna Sanzone]– I think she has a fantastic voice. It was good to be able to sing along and the music made people feel welcome to stay and relax after the formal part of the evening was over. The selection of music worked very well with setting an appropriate mood for a relatively formal event. It was not overpowering, yet still made you want to tap your feet to the beat. I have always found Jabboq Jazz to be very friendly and professional to work with. This is why we keep booking you year after year! Thank you." - Camille (Uniting Care Burnside)
“Thanks for bringing music to our world.” - Camille, Sandra, and team, Uniting Care Burnside
"Dear Emanuel, I just wanted to send through a big thank you to you, Adam, Nick & Ashley for all your help to make Thursday night such a success for our client. It went very well and we’ve had lots of very good feedback. Many thanks,"
- Fiona Parker (Two de Force)
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