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JCJO Went Above and Beyond!

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - May, 2016

JCJO was by far the best band we could have asked for to perform at our wedding. Everyone had a wonderful time, and they kept the crowd dancing from the first song to the very last one! From the extremely professional audition prior to selecting this band to the song selection specifically chosen for each component of the evening and their versatility in letting our friends perform for portions of the band break, JCJO went above and beyond to make this a special evening for us. It particularly stood out to me that, despite not being a typical part of their repertoire, JCJO went above and beyond to learn our college fight song as well as songs for our first dance and our father-daughter dance. This performance was everything we could have hoped for!

Bethany & Jason (Bride & Groom)

Professionalism All The Way Around

Jump City Horns - Dec, 2015

The Jump City Horns were without a doubt one of the best horn sections I've had the opportunity to play with ... Not to mention the fact that we pulled it off with only two hours rehearsal .. A mark of true professionalism all the way around!!!

Tom P - Funkybone Band

Fantastic Job!

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Feb, 2015

My wife and I could not have been happier with Jump City's services. From the time I initially spoke with Keith about ideas for music at our wedding until the big day itself, everyone at Jump City was pleasant, professional, and extremely helpful.

The band took the time to learn the songs for our first dance and for the father/daughter and mother/son dances. Beyond that, we were more than willing to let the group choose which songs to play, and the band leaders did a fantastic job of selecting the appropriate music for each phase of the event.

Jump City also did an excellent job of ensuring that the level of sound appropriately matched each phase of our wedding. This was not an easy task given the size and layout of the room in which the event was held.

John W. (groom)

Exceptional Performance - Very Entertaining

Concert - Gwynedd Mercy University

Hickory Brass - Nov, 2014

Hickory Brass was exceptional. Every player was fantastic and the overall concert was very entertaining.

I also appreciated all the educational elements you added to the performance. My students are required to write a concert report from the evening. So that was perfect for them!

I hope we can work together again soon!

Carol E. - Music Professor/Event Organizer

They MADE the party!

Jump City Jazz Orch. (Small Big Band) - May, 2014

We were SO happy to have Jump City as our wedding entertainment and continue to receive compliments on their performance. We can honestly say that they MADE the party!

The energy from the band translated directly to our guests - something that was apparent when they did our big introduction. As soon as we started greeting guests, they immediately complimented the band and asked where we found them.

Working with Jump City was great! Their coordinator, Keith was always available to discuss plans, no matter how far away the event was. We sent them a list of songs we were curious if they could play, and again, we were impressed to learn most were in their repertoire. We were also delighted to hear them perform a new song..."Happy" by Pharrell Williams! Jump City, of course, performed it Better! Finally, I was absolutely delighted to learn the band could play our first dance song (Stay with You by John Legend). Their performance of it is something I will always remember.

I cannot wait to watch all of the dancing our videographer captured-swing, conga line, jitterbug-everything. What a memorable day.

Angela and Paul - Bride & Groom

Wedding - New Hope PA

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Dec, 2013

Most of my events are in NYC and Los Angeles so I'd never heard of Jump City Jazz Orchestra, but after working with them and the joy they brought to my event, I'd hire them again and again. Very happy to have them for this event and will happily recommend them in the future!

Rusty Thomas Event Designs

Wedding - New Port RI

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Sep, 2013

Jump City was fabulous! Everyone told us how much they enjoyed our band! Service, value, professionalism, responsiveness - all were 10 out of 10! We would most certainly recommend Jump City - they did a fabulous job at the wedding and were so great to work with prior to the wedding. In fact we choose them because we loved them so much at our friend's wedding.

Claire & Greg - Bride & Groom

90th Birthday Party - Lancaster Country Club

Jump City Jazz Orch. (Small Big Band) - Sep, 2013

Very professional, flexible and concerned with my client's satisfaction. From smooth, unobtrusive setup to Keith's preparedness for introductions to his personal conversation with the guest of honor to accommodate her favorite song, the experience was terrific.

Jill Brown - Event Planner

Beatlemania Now - Trump Plaza

Jump City Horns - Aug, 2013

This year's version of Beatlemania Now has been modified to include a three-person brass section dubbed the Penny Lane Horns. "...We do 'Penny Lane' because we have a trumpet player who is just fantastic and can play that solo. It's a very, very difficult song to play solo". ..."a lot of fun for the audience, particularly when you see some of these guys step out and do some of the solos that they do. The audience really applauds and loves it."

Atlantic City Weekly

Perfect! Love the Penny Lane Horns!

Jump City Horns - Aug, 2013

By far this is the best Beatles tribute band out there. I've seen this show 5 times at Trump this summer. It just gets better every time I see it. I love the multi-media and never tire of it. I love the commericals for 1960s Barbie and Camel cigarettes!...They also had a horn section Penny Lane Horns. The trumpet player brings the house down with Penny Lane. You have to hear him. I can't wait to see these guys again.

Ticketmaster online review

Concert - Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Jun, 2013

Beautiful night, great crowd. We'll see you next month at Musikfest! A real crowd favorite

VP Community Development - Artsquest

Educational Clinic

Hickory Brass - Apr, 2013

If any band directors out there are looking for guest artist clinicians to get your brass players excited about playing brass...hire Hickory Brass!! Great sessions filled with playing examples, performance tips, and cool 'from the road' stories. Besides being great players Bob and Gail are natural teachers and have a great rapport with all of the students. Get them to come to your schools!

Sean K. - Band Director - Sandy Run Middle School

Christmas Carols - Paoli PA

Hickory Brass - Dec, 2012

Thanks so much for your participation at our event yesterday! We received so many compliments from the patrons and visitors about having you there it really made a difference! You were Great

Brad Z. - Paoli Business & Professional Association

Christmas Concert - Philadelphia PA

Hickory Brass - Dec, 2012

One of the members of the church came up to me afterward and told me how much they loved your performance. Can't wait to have you back for our Christmas concert and hopefully sometime even before then.

Dominic S. - Music Director - St. Georges Church

Community Christmas Concert - Broomall PA

Hickory Brass - Dec, 2012

The Hickory Brass was so wonderful, they were definitely the favorite event of the night. Not only was the musicianship of the group fantastic, but you created an interactive and fun program for our residents. We loved it so much we already want to book you for next year!

Kira H. - Community Life Director - Broomall Rehab

Various Concerts

Hickory Brass - Dec, 2012

In my role as director for both the Brandywine Singers and Paoli Presbyterian Church, I have hired Hickory Brass to perform on many occasions. Their performances are consistently outstanding!

Jonathan Kreamer, Music Director

Event Concert - Harrisburg, PA

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Sep, 2012

JCJO played for our board members, major donors and residents as part of our annual meeting. They did a wonderful job! Great sound. Band was great! Vocals were great! Will definitely have them back.

J.D. Shuman - Events Director

Wedding - Monterre Vineyards

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Sep, 2012

It's hard to put into words how great their performance was... Our guests loved every moment and were extremely impressed. Keith is the best master of ceremonies I've ever seen and can sing anything. He went over & above helping out with instruction for cake cutting to offering his hand to help me down the spiral staircase. The entire group was enthusiastic and extremely talented. Every song was spot on-- I wish my feet didn't hurt, I hated taking a break from dancing. A special thank you for letting my Father play along with the band. He was on cloud 9 -it was a moment none of us will soon forget. Our sincere thanks.

Lisa & David - Bride & Groom

Concert - Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Aug, 2012

Jump City was amazing, one of the best shows of the summer, and we definitely want you all back for next year!

Robin Zeremski - ArtsQuest

Wedding - Media PA

Jump City Jazz Orch. (Small Big Band) - Aug, 2012

Jump City Jazz Orchestra was absolutely amazing. Our guests loved their music, and we couldn't agree more. Their communication beforehand was impressive and the set lists could not have been better, they catered to what we wanted and what our guests loved.

Renee & Erik - Bride & Groom

Wedding - Ritz Carlton - Philadelphia, PA

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Aug, 2012

Our wedding was on Aug 18, 2012. JCJO played our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. all three were perfect. They hit every aspect of what you want on your special day. I highly recommend them for any event. Great communication up to the event gave us the confidence that we didn't need to worry about a thing. They had it all covered!

Susan & David - Bride & Groom

Wedding Ceremony and Cocktails - Philadelphia PA

Hickory Brass - Jun, 2012

Thank you so much for your part in making our day so special. I received many compliments on you an your group's performance. I really appreciated the extra effort. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone

Mandy & Charles - Bride and Groom

Wedding - Society Hill Sheraton

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Jun, 2012

We auditioned several bands before meeting with Jump City Jazz Orchestra (JCJO) for our wedding. We knew in 5 seconds that this was the band for us. It was simply amazing. Fast forward 10 months to our wedding date at the Society Hill Sheraton. The sound and performance were outstanding. People were hysterical at how great JCJO was. The dance floor was packed for most of the night. We constantly received compliments from our family and friends in attendance on how great the band was and many admitted that our wedding was the best one ever attended in their lives. In large part this was due to JCJO. My bride and I are so glad that we hired JCJO. What a way to launch our new lives together!

Lysa & Mark - Bride and Groom

Rutter Gloria with Abington Choral Club

Hickory Brass - Dec, 2011

Thanks so much for your beautiful playing and sensitive musicianship. I would heartily recommend your group to anyone asking me. We are very satisfied collaborators

Peter Hilliard - Music Director

Community Concert - Exton PA

Hickory Brass - May, 2011

When our original act had to cancel their appearance at the last minute, Hickory Brass stepped in and on three weeks notice, provided a brass quintet to perform for our annual concert series. We were delighted with the performance and the musicians. Even with short notice, Bob was also able to provide a great deal of support in the way of promotional materials. Further, Bob went out of his way during the performance to graciously acknowledge and thank to our event sponsors. We look forward to working with Hickory Brass again in the future.

Susan Mislick - Concert Coordinator St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Wedding - Glen Mills PA

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Jul, 2010

Jump City Jazz provided not only a top-notch professional service for our wedding, but they added a personal touch with their level of communication, willingness to work with our preferrences and consistent questions on how they could better serve our event. Their music selection was excellent and their performance was more than we paid for--from musicians, to singers, to the MC. Jump City Jazz was a key player in ensuring that our reception went smoothly.

Erin & Chris - Bride and Groom

Wedding - Philadelphia PA

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Jul, 2010

As a musician myself, the band was the most important planning aspect of my wedding and I was nervous that I would not find a band that fit my old movie, maybe unrealistic dream...especially on a budget! I am so lucky that I found JCJO! They truly were a dream come true! They are an incredibly talented and professional group of performers who bring an unbelievable energy and presence to the event! The harmonies and so tight, the singers are fabulous, the sound engineer makes the huge band seem perfectly suited to the space, and everything just seemed so smooth and effortless! I felt like I was at a royal/inaugural ball...or in a fairy tale! They made my wedding so special! My guests are still raving about them and they appealed to every age group! Keith was a pleasure to work with and his knowledge made planning a breeze! I would recommend JCJO to everyone I know!

Sarah & Brian - Bride and Groom

Wedding - Springhouse PA

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Jun, 2010

My husband Jeff & I hired Jump City Jazz Orchestra for our June 2010 wedding knowing they were the only choice for us and our event. We were looking for live entertainment with a big band sound, and having known the lead vocalists for over 10 years, knew they could deliver for us. We hoped that our guests would enjoy them as much as we do. No worries there! All we heard from our guests was, ... and the BAND is FANTASTIC! Where did you find them?

Everything from the communications ahead of time through the day of the event went flawlessly. Our guests even commented that the band seemed to truly enjoy themselves; true passion for your work was evident!

It was a thrill for us to have JCJO perform at our wedding and it will be a memory that will stay with us all our lives.

Kathleen T.

Wedding - Ambler PA

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - May, 2010

Jump City performed at our wedding on May 30th, 2010 and my guests are still talking about how great they were! I never left the dance floor. Warning for any brides out there! If you're going to hire them, your going to dance, so don't forget to freshen up your makeup or you will look like I did at the end of the night. Exhausted from having such a wonderful time.

Tricia and Ian

Camphill Special School Fundraising Gala

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - May, 2010

Camphill Special School engaged Jump City Music for the School's annual signature fundraising event. From our initial contact via Jump City Music's web site through the evening of our event, our communications with the group were of a number and level of professionalism we never experienced before. All our questions, concerns, and worries were addressed promptly and fully. As for the music the night of the event, there are insufficient superlatives to describe how pleased we were with Jump City Music's performance!

Carol G.

Fundraiser - Historic Sunnybrook Ballroom

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - May, 2010

I would reccomend Jump City to anyone hosting an event that they want to have shine! Their professionalism extended from the first time we contacted them right through the event and afterwards as well. The music is AWESOME and is sure to please any crowd!

Courtney C.

Gala Fundraiser - Marlton NJ

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Nov, 2009

I would recommend the Jump City Jazz Orchestra to anyone. We have an annual fundraiser and have managed to book them for the past three years. Their performance, presentation and coordination of the event cannot be surpassed! They are great.

Stephanie B.

Community Concert

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Jul, 2009

Not only is Jump City Music top notch in terms of music performance, they are wonderful to work with. Over the past three years that we have worked together, you have continued to excel and top your performance from the previous year. I was at a separate event where a big/swing band was performing, and Jump City was far superior to what I heard that night.

Kelli C.


Hickory Brass - May, 2009

Hickory Brass made my wedding so special. Having brass instruments during the ceremony really seemed to heighten the excitement of the event. Bob & Gail even covered my 20 minute late start with music, on the spot! They were so helpful in the planning of the wedding music, I don't know what I would have done without them! We received many emails after the ceremony complementing the music at the ceremony. I'd recommend Hickory Brass to anyone who wants an extraordinary ceremony.

Molly Uehling - Bride

Corporate Gala - Princeton NJ

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Nov, 2008

Jump City Jazz was the perfect band for our two events. Your professionalism is of the highest calliber and your music selections were perfect. Everyone danced way into the night!

Patricia N.

Wedding - Normandy Fram

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Sep, 2007

Not only were Jump City Jazz Orchestra professional and extremely courteous in the dealings with me leading up to the event, they BLEW ME AWAY at my wedding! And not only me! Everyone at the wedding has been talking about them non stop and about how wonderful they were. Several people have asked me for their web address so that they can suggest them for their children's weddings. I think that the group is very talented, professional, and knows how to throw a very impressive party. I would not hesitate one minute in recommending them for anyone who wants to hire a band for their event. They will certainly give you a night that you will never forget.

Michelle A. - Bride

Wedding - Telford PA

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Sep, 2007

Looking a a fantastic big band? If so, this is the band. The band was quite flexible in accomodating our wedding reception schedule. You can't beat the sound of this band. As the evening progressed the music selection changed to a more contemporary wedding reception style music. This worked great as we had guests who preferred both styles. The band's business manager was fantastic.

Paul N.

Fundraising Concert - Medford, NJ

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Jun, 2007

Thanks to everyone in the Jump City organization for making our fundraiser a success. You were terrific! We heard many positive comments from the audience as well as the standing O you got. You were a dream to work with...I hope we can welcome you back to Medford in future.

Janet J.

Benefit Concert - Bethlehem PA

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Jun, 2007

I want to extend my thanks to you and all members of JCJO for your rehearsal time and all the hard work, cooperation, and professionalism you put into Johnny Carlo's show. Every member of the audience with whom I spoke thoroughly enjoyed your band. The selection of dance music was right on the mark.

Ken M.

Benefit Concert - Bethlehem PA

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Jun, 2007

Thank you for helping to make our event enjoyable, musical and fun. We heard countless good comments about your band and your vocalist. In addition to your music, you guys are gentlemen, cooperative and professional. Looking forward to working with you again.

Johnny C.

Corporate Event - Princeton NJ

Jump City Jazz Orchestra - Jun, 2007

Incredible group. Complete professionals from start to finish, not too loud, got everyone on dance floor and played not only swing but soul, motown, and jazz. It was a pleasure to have and they were requested to return sometime by the president of our medical center. I simply cannot express how highly I recommend this band. They made our event spectacular!!!

Christine C.