NYC Wedding Band Reviews

When it comes to searching for the perfect NYC Wedding Band, you want to be sure you are getting everything your heart desires.  I mean let’s face it, a GOOD wedding band is an investment. It’s an important investment, too because this is your wedding day: one of the most important days of your life!!!  You want your NYC Wedding Band to match your vision – you know, the one you dreamt about when you were a little kid. So how does one find the perfect wedding band? Great Question!  You do a heavy amount of research, which includes searching for NYC Wedding Band Reviews.

So where does one search for NYC Wedding Band Reviews?  There are many sites that showcase the best of the best NYC Wedding Bands.  Only a few of these are ones that Alex Levin Music will recommend.

To start, The Wedding Wire is one of our absolute favorites.  They are one of the highest and most prestigious wedding vendor review sites in the market.  If you’re looking to search for NYC Wedding Band reviews, this should be the first place you start.  They have way more than wedding bands though! You can find yourself NYC Wedding Planners, NYC Caterers, NYC DJs, NYC Wedding Photographers, NYC Wedding Venues, and beyond!  While we do focus our articles and blogs on NYC as a region, this website provides reviews everywhere.

You might have read about it in one of our previous blog posts (we are very proud and honored) that we have been selected for the 2018 Weddingwire Couples Choice Award!  Every year we strive to provide the best of the best service and NYC Wedding Music. Receiving this honor tells us that we are doing our job properly. We continue to provide the greatest wedding music in all of New York City.

Another incredible NYC Wedding Band Reviews site is none other than…The Knot.  This is another favorite site of ours because of their reliability and extensive list of NYC Wedding Vendors.  We’ve worked closely with The Knot for years and we plan to continue this relationship for years to come.

If you’re looking for some incredible articles related to the wedding industry, The Knot Blog is a popular destination.  The Knot Blog provides everything; from the steps you should take when planning your wedding; to the questions you should ask your NYC Wedding Band before hiring them.  It’s a great place to go when needing to figure out where to start, during the beginning steps of Wedding Planning.

When it comes to NYC Wedding Band Reviews, this site provides accurate accounts of which bands are amazing and which are not.  So check out The Knot Blog and The Knot’s Wedding Reviews when you begin your NYC Wedding Planning venture.

Below are some reviews about Alex Levin Music and our bands, from The Wedding Wire and The Knot. Enjoy!


The Wedding Wire Reviews

5.0 STARS – Sarah – 4/1/17 – NYC Wedding Band Reviews

“We had a wonderful experience with Alex Levin Music. After she initially contacted him, Alex was great about giving my mother feedback about which of his groups would be the best fit for my wedding. We ended up picking Love, Charley and Alex worked with us to decide on the band arrangement to give us the full sound that we wanted, adding a clarinetist/saxophonist to the usual band line-up.

Throughout the entire process, Alex was extremely flexible, patient, and accommodating, participating in multiple planning phone calls and sending a band representative to see the venue in advance of the event to make sure someone would be familiar with the space. We really wanted to have a jazz band play our reception as opposed to having a DJ or a band doing contemporary covers, but we were a little bit anxious about how our guests would respond. The band was fantastic though, and had people up on the dance floor for much of the night. We really couldn’t have been happier with their performance. Alex also played piano during our cocktail hour, which was also great. We got so many positive comments from our friends and family about the music, and would definitely recommend working with Alex.”

5.0 STARS – Caitlin – 10/7/17  – NYC Wedding Band Reviews

The Evergreen Jazz Band was the perfect choice for our wedding band. They played standards at our fall outdoor reception and we–and our 300 guests!–couldn’t have enjoyed it more. They are a delight to work with–very professional and lovely people–and a delight on the stage (so talented!!). We highly recommend them for any event–and especially weddings!

5.0 STARS – Ben – 06/10/17 – NYC Wedding Band Reviews

We hired Street of Dreams to perform at our wedding rehearsal dinner for about 100 guests. They really hit it out of the park! They are an extraordinary quartet, and all of our guests were complementing us on the music. We highly recommend Street of Dreams, and already plan to hire them for our next event. Thanks for the incredible tunes, guys!

Click here to see more detailed reviews on The Wedding Wire about the various bands represented by Alex Levin Music


The Knot Blog Reviews

5.0 STARS – Kate S. – 01/08/17 – NYC Wedding Band Reviews

Our Brooklyn wedding wouldn’t have been the same without Alex Levin and his Love Charley Band! We wanted to have a live jazz element of our night followed by a great DJ (we didn’t go for a wedding band as we didn’t want our song selection to be limited) and we were so lucky to stumble upon Love Charley!

From the beginning, Alex (the Band leader) was so easy to work with and incredibly professional. Our inquiry was promptly responded to and Alex jumped right on the phone to discuss our wedding, the vibe, etc. Alex immediately made us feel that he truly cared about our specific wedding and he was genuinely excited about what we were planning and being a part of it all. We decided on four sets of music and the quartet with piano (Alex plays the piano and based on the very positive experience working together we absolutely wanted him there so we rented a piano)! The first set was during the ceremony when Martina (unbelievable singer) sang and played the ukulele for the walks down the aisle.

Her voice is seriously amazing live and she was also just a lovely person. The second set was instrumental during the cocktail hour and it was just perfect. The third and fourth sets were with the whole band plus Martina singing during our family style dinner so it felt like a live show/performance.

The music was of course beautiful and the vibe they created for the first half of the wedding was perfect – fun, lively, early 1900’s jazz club. As you can see I can’t say enough great things about Alex and our specific experience with Love Charley. They would be great for corporate events, parties, a full wedding band if you’re looking for jazz/swing only otherwise I love what we came up with working with Love Charley for the first half and then a DJ for the second half. Also pricewise going with what we did total cost (LC plus DJ) was about one-third the cost of a traditional NYC 8+ piece wedding band and we think much more memorable and unique!

5.0 STARS – Sean B. – 01/06/17  – NYC Wedding Band Reviews

Great jazz quartet or trio for your cocktail hour! Great players who are attentive to atmosphere with great charts and variety! Not too loud or intrusive. Real pros!!

5.0 STARS – Nicholas K. – 08/30/17  – NYC Wedding Band Reviews

Don’t think of The Smoke Rings as a wedding vendor. Think of them as artists who happen to perform at weddings. They are unique, charming, creative, and have an innovative sound, and we are so lucky that they lent their talents to our wedding on June 20th, 2015 in New Hampshire. We happened to stumble upon The Smoke Rings performing at a jazz club in New York City a few years ago and fell in love with their sound. They left such an impression on us that years later, when planning our wedding reception, we knew that they were the only band for us.

Communicating with The Smoke Rings was a breeze, With Alex often returning our emails in a matter of minutes. They are professional and accommodating, and genuinely care about making your event special. Our guests were BLOWN away by The Smoke Rings at our reception. We got so many compliments, with newlywed friends expressing their jealously. (What more could we want? 🙂 Sarah’s voice completely transports you, and after each song guests were clapping and whistling as if they were at a concert. It’s hard to find a band with a sound that engages both younger and older guests, but the mixture of Sarah’s youthful, artistic presence and songs that are recognized by older generations made the music accessible to all guests. Many people told us our wedding was the best they had ever been to, and we know that The Smoke Rings are a big part of that.

We have provided these NYC Wedding Band Reviews so that you can see that we care about our clients.  Our clients are the stars of the show.  Every couple deserves the wedding of their dreams. At Alex Levin Music, we want to compliment those dreams with pristine, crisp, and romantic jazz music.  It’s our goal to leave your guests wanting more. Your guests will be talking about your wedding, especially the serene music for years to come. Let us be there for you on your special day!


Featured Image Provided by Susan Shek Photography


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