Testimonials for the Magnolia Jazz Band

Our Most Recent Testimonial:

“I hired the Magnolia Jazz Band off the internet (based on the reviews I read) for my mom’s 100th birthday party in Alameda.  A musician friend in Seattle (where I live) had heard of them which gave me comfort.  They were great and I would definitely hire them again.

Robbie was very easy to communicate with long distance. I sent him a list of the kind of songs I though my mom would like and she loved the music.  We had ages 3 to 100 at the party and many people danced, even Mom.  The band showed up promptly and coordinated well with the other events of the evening.  I initially hired them for two hours but didn’t hesitate to extend them another hour.”

Robbie, thanks again for a really fun evening.  Mom said it’s the best birthday she’s ever had!

– Edie


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Testimonials we love — from letters and emails:

“We hired the Magnolia Jazz Trio played during our wedding cocktail hour and reception on June 8. They caught our interest initially because they were reasonably priced, played a wide variety of songs, and the samples on their website sounded great. Robbie was very responsive and really easy to work with (we mostly communicated via email). On the day of our wedding, they played all of our favorite jazz songs (and even waited for me to be nearby before they played my favorite!). They were able to set a lively, playful atmosphere (despite the heat reaching 96 degrees!) that our guests absolutely loved. We heard tons of comments about how great the music was! To summarize: If you’re looking for a talented jazz group that is flexible enough to play any kind of jazz in any setting, the Magnolia Jazz Band is the one for you! We and our guests were so happy. Thanks, Robbie!”

Gillian Starkey, Nashville


“My husband and I had a wonderful event in December, celebrating his 70th birthday and our 45th wedding anniversary. We were thrilled to have the Magnolia Jazz Band playing wonderful jazz and dance tunes for our event. Everyone who attended the evening loved the music. During dinner they played soft jazz that was so very complimentary to the conversations in the room, the music never once overwhelmed the softness of the evening. Some people danced and at one point the band serenaded me with my song, “Margie” to my total delight. The trio added so much elegance and warmth to our evening it was “perfect” and we have many wonderful memories I know that they will be at our other events because the band truly was wonderful. Most of our guests asked for business cards. This was one of the finest evenings of our lives.”

Margie Krasno, San Jose


“The Magnolia Jazz Band performed at our Gala event last night held at La Rinconada Country Club. The Club was beautifully decorated and the Magnolia Jazz Band added that layer of elegance with their soft mood music. The music was subtle, elegant and perfectly created a sense of classy, upscale sophistication. It was a perfect back drop to our event. The gentlemen showed up in tuxedos, quietly set up their equipment and played their music all night long. You could tell they really enjoyed playing. If you want a professional, classy musical backdrop for your next event, I couldn’t recommend them more highly! It’s not my choice for next year, but I strongly believe they will be invited back!”

Cassie Maas, Los Gatos


“We had the privilege of working with Magnolia Jazz Band on a wedding and only have wonderful things to say about them. Robbie was great to work with during the planning process. He was prompt with emails and suggestions. On the day of the wedding, they were prompt, despite of the long weekend traffic (which caused many vendors to be late). They sounded great for cocktail hour and really set the ambiance that the bride and groom wanted. Overall, working with Magnolia Jazz Band was smooth and it was a great pleasure to work with them!”

Aileen Styczynski, San Jose


“The Magnolia Jazz Band set the perfect mood for my parents’ 50th anniversary party. All the guests raved about the music, which was the perfect compliment to our party. Thanks also for being so easy and professional to work with. I will be forwarding your brochures to our event coordinator at 3Com and also our yacht club in San Francisco — you will be great for one of our parties.”

Francesca, Fremont


“Beautiful live music — perfect for the venue, perfect for the mood.”

Janine Paver, Broadway By The Bay


“Great! I wish everyone was so helpful and easy to work with.”

Liz Hall, Alzheimers Association


“You and your band were just wonderful! I’ve received so many compliments on your performance…I look forward to working with you at our Junior League Holiday Boutique in November!”

Isabella, USC Bay Area Weekender, Event Chair


“…thank you for helping make our wedding so wonderful. Your music helped set the tone we wanted for the day – your trio played perfect background music for cocktails and dinner and later the ‘Big Band’ filled the dance floor. It was exactly what we hoped for. We appreciated your professionalism and willingness (and patience) in catering to our wishes. From beginning to end, working with you and your group was a pleasure. We are very thankful we found you, and look forward to adding your magical touch to our future events. I would be pleased to act as a reference any time. ”

Shannon, San Jose


“Craig and I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful job the trio did at our wedding. We’ve had so many compliments on the music from our guests. (Even my heavy metal nephew thought it was great!) Naturally we feel our wedding was something special, but your music gave it a “classy” feel and made it that much more special.”

Ginnie, Palo Alto


“Thank you and your musicians for providing the perfect music for my corporate tailgate parties during the ‘Big Game’. I will contact you again next year!”

Cathy Clark, Clark Arnold Productions, professional event planner


“What a beat; what a treat! You and your group helped make our anniversary celebration extra special. Thanks so much.”

Jeanne and Leonard, Palo Alto


“Thank you so much for adding the perfect touch of elegance and entertainment to our event. The Magnolia Jazz Band was definitely a HIT.”

Christine Traub, Premier Bride magazine


“We’re writing to let you know how much we enjoyed having your trio play at our wedding reception at the Stanford Barn on August 20. We and our guests had a wonderful time listening and dancing to the trio’s music. It certainly helped to make our reception extra special! We will be recommending you to all of our friends when they plan their wedding receptions.”

Michelle and Omar, Palo Alto


“Thank you so much for playing at our daughter’s wedding. The music was fantastic and I continue to receive many compliments from our guests. I will certainly recommend your group to all of our friends.”

John, San Jose


“I just wanted to let you know that the Magnolia Jazz Band was absolutely wonderful at my parents’ 50th anniversary party! The choice of music was perfect and your group received many compliments (so did I on my choice of bands!). It was a pleasure talking with you — thank you for making our party such a success!”

Lynne, Atherton


“Thanks so much for all your help in putting together last week’s HoHo at Genentec. The band was excellent (as usual), and I know the guests enjoyed the festivities. It’s always a pleasure to work with you and the Magnolia bunch.”

Mary Frevele, Moonlighting, professional event planner


“A special thanks to you and the band for an outstanding job this weekend…I think this year was the smoothest event we have ever done. I owe you a debt of gratitude for always being there when I needed you.”

Lynn Larson, Mirassou Vineyards, special events planner