This package includes a musician for your wedding ceremony. 1) Solo violinist - Plays from a beautiful classical repertoire featuring pieces by Bach, Pachelbel, Schubert, and others,. 2) Solo guitarist - Plays a classical repertoire, as well as more contemporary pieces including jazz and light pop. 3) String duet (violin/viola) - Plays from a beautiful classical repertoire featuring pieces by Bach, Pachelbel, Schubert, and others,. All musicians provide music for 15 minutes pre-ceremony, all required ceremony music (processional, licence signing, recessional, etc) and post-ceremony as your guests exit.
As a jazz trio (guitar/bass/drums) we perform a diverse selection of jazz standards from all eras including swing, blues, ballads, and bossa nova, which offer an elegant and contemporary background ambience for you and your guests to enjoy and mingle over.
We are a 4 piece female fronted dynamic dance band playing a diverse range of high energy music for all ages including top 40, motown, pop, soul, and more. We also feature the same repertoire as the jazz trio.
Jonathan provided his jazz trio for our company's 20th anniversary dinner we threw for our clients. He was very quick to respond and aided me with all my questions. I was impressed with the musician's professional demeanour, showing up on time to load in, accommodating the flow of our schedule, and of course their excellent music performed at an appropriate level. Our clients loved it. We're looking forward to having them back. Thanks again, Jonathan.
Couldn't be happier and highly recommend jonathan blaak. We had his band for our wedding last summer, unfortunately didn't get around to leaving a review then, but we were so happy with them we had them back for a backyard party. Exceptional jazz music, I'm a jazz musician myself and was taken aback by their musicianship. Also very easy going and professional demeanour makes working with them a breeze. Our music requests always get met. Just the right volume. We're currently looking into having a different variation on the trio for our company Christmas party this year. 5 stars. High praise.
Southbound Soul made our wedding dreams come true! They are reasonably priced, reliable, excellent with communication, kind and friendly but above all else, incredibly talented. When we heard the first few seconds of our first dance my husband and I got chills. We knew from the videos that they were talented, but in person it’s extraordinary! 10/10 you MUST have this band for your next event!
I highly recommend Jonathan Blaak and the entire band from Southboud Soul. They sound amazing do a thorough job and I had nothing to worry about on the day of my wedding. The lead singer Lauren acted as our MC and she did a phenomenal job. I have absolutely nothing but great things to say about them. I will use them again if I have an event.
Southbound Soul are a great band. They played at our daughter’s wedding party and everyone loved them. The dance floor was full all night to the very last dance. They were professional, respectful and fantastic musicians all. We would highly recommend them and are sure some of our friends will hire them for similar events.
We had the pleasure of having the quartet at our engagement party this last weekend. We were blown away by the professionalism and beautiful music provided. Jonathan was fantastic to deal with both before the event and on the day. I would highly recommend for any event! Thank you so much.
The Jonathan Blaak Group were incredibly professional and responsive from the initial email. We hired them to play at our wedding and they were completely self sufficient, arriving early, doing all the set up and starting their set without me having to worry about it. They are all talented musicians and provided the perfect classic jazz feel we wanted throughout dinner. Additionally, they were incredibly accommodating, agreeing to stay and play for an extra hour after things ran long and we got behind schedule. Highly recommend this group for any function - huge thanks guys !!
When we were planning our wedding, my husband and I knew that we wanted to focus on two things: good food and great music. For the food we chose Queen's Landing in Niagara-on-the-lake. For great music we turned to Jonathan Blaak and his band. Being an afternoon luncheon wedding, we wanted something a little "low key", elegant to fit the venue, but also fun and lively when appropriate. Jonathan and the band exceeded all of our expectations. Many of our guests commented throughout the afternoon on how much they were enjoying the music (many of whom didn't even consider themselves to be jazz fans). I threw a last minute curveball at the band, asking if they would accompany me while I sang a song to my husband. No problem! They were happy to accommodate. Again, a fabulous day, and a fabulous band. I would highly recommend them.
Couldn't be happier with Jonathan and his trio, and highly recommend them to future brides. We had his jazz trio perform for our cocktail hour and dinner, and then had a singer join him for the reception. He was extremely accommodating throughout. They took our requests, actively engaged the crowd, kept everyone on their feet! Dressed in proper attire. Very quick and friendly email response, made planning the entertainment a breeze. Thanks again Jonathan!
I would love to recommend Jonathan's band! I had never hired a band before and was a nervous wreck about them being too loud or the kind of material being appropriate. They were AMAZING!! I was in email correspondence with Jonathan just about every day, he was very patient with me and easy to get a hold of. The guitar player accompanied my best friend who sang Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" which went beautifully. Thanks for putting up with my hassel and playing a great show for my mom :P 5 stars
My husband and I hired The Jonathan Blaak Group for our wedding this past weekend and it was the best decision we could have made in terms of music! Jonathan was extremely professional, always quick to respond, and he went above and beyond our expectation to ensure that we got what we wanted. We had a string duo and a jazz trio played at our wedding, and both groups were amazing and talented musicians. Our guests gushed over the music! Our wedding ran behind schedule, and the musicians were very considerate and stayed for much longer than I had requested them to! In addition, we also requested the bass player to play a song with our cousins, and he was also incredibly amazing and practiced with our cousins many times before the wedding day! We could not have been luckier to have hired The Jonathan Blaak Group - they are the best!