The playing was superb
Wedding, The Century Club, NYC (Quartet)
The Weaver of Dreams jazz quartet that played at our daughter's wedding reception really made the party. From the moment everyone entered the room, dewy-eyed from the ceremony, the music took off and everyone started to celebrate. The musicianship was outstanding, and the playing was superb. I got to hear all the songs I chose. Given that combination, what's not to like? Weaver of Dreams is a great choice for any festive occasion.
Ellen Frost 09/08/07,
Our third anniversary
Our third anniversary is coming up and we just wanted to thank you yet again for the wonderful music and great talent that you brought to our wedding. We and the guests still rave about the artful way you played and and the kindness and professionalism you displayed. You truly were a big part of making out special day a great, fun, successful time. (We keep saying we should marry [each other] again just to have you guys back!) Thanks a million.
Sending you each our prayers of love and good wishes,
Lori and Steve Biegler 08/20/07
Lori and Steve were married September 4, 2004. See further down the page.
Feeling and warmth
Wedding, Fort Lee, NJ (sax/piano duo)
Hi Jerry, I just wanted to thank you guys for the most wonderful music on Sunday. You really added so much to the feeling and warmth of our simcha. We will recommend you any time we can.
Donna and David Sultanik 08/12/07
The band performed excellently
Birthday Party, Manor Club, Pelham, NY (quintet)
Overall, I was delighted with Weaver of Dreams. Jerry Engelbach, the leader, was very accommodating on times and special arrangements, allowing my wife, Irene, whose birthday was the reason for the event, to achieve a life-long ambition of singing with a band. The guys/gal were very supportive of her. Jerry also came out specially to Pelham to rehearse with her. The band performed excellently sax player Patience Higgins [subbing for Dan Greenblatt] and singer Amy London stood out. Really interesting arrangements. Would recommend them to others.
Anthony Hutchings 07/03/07
The highlight of the event
Wedding, Belvedere Mansion, Staatsburg, NY (quartet)
Thank you for a wonderful performance at our wedding. One of the things we both keep harping on in our post-wedding reflections is how lucky we feel to have had you play for us; it created precisely the atmosphere we had hoped for. Our guests consistently complimented our band selection; it was definitely the highlight of the event.
Specifically, we were highly impressed with both your professionalism (in the planning phase and during the wedding) and in your talents (individually and as a unit). The performance quality matched a pre-recorded CD, but, of course, with the great live sound and feeling that brought so much to the ambiance of the event. We felt assured by your reliability, and the sounds filling the air really exceeded all our expectations; it truly made our wedding. Thank you so much.
Marissa and Carl Nelson 05/19/07
Raved about your performance
James Beard Awards Party, Le Parker Meridien, NYC (vocal quartet)
Everyone who attended the event from my team raved about your performance. Thanks again for your professionalism.
Hannah Signer Salt Communications, 05/07/07
Really made the party swing
Surprise Birthday Party, Astra Cafe, New York City (quartet)
Once again, thanks for the great music; it really made the party swing.
Bonnie Rubin 11/18/06
Perfect for our daughter's wedding
Wedding, Crabtree's Kittle House, Chappaqua, NY (quintet)
The Weaver of Dreams band and singer were perfect for our daughter's wedding. They played a combination of jazz, updated classical music, and special requests. Amy London has a beautiful voice, and the band playing instrumentals and accompanying her was great.
Marcia and Allan Frieze 10/21/06
Department Cruise Party, World Yacht, New York City (quintet)
We enjoyed very much the wonderful jazz you guys played. It was very professional and of very good taste. We certainly plan to ask you again to play for us on future occasions. Thank you.
Dr. Magdy Mikhail, Chairman, OB/GYN, Bronx Lebanon Hospital 10/01/06
Perfect for our party
Corporate Party, Village Club of Sands Point, Sands Point, NY (quartet)
Mr. Engelbach was so friendly and accommodating! They were perfect for our party and performed fabulously!
Renato Roque, Long Island Surgical Specialists 07/23/06
Cocktail Hour, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, New York City (trio)
Hi Jerry, The Deal of the Year Dinner was indeed a success this past Tuesday night. Thanks so much to you and your trio band for providing excellent entertainment.
Suzette Hewitt, SourceMedia, Inc. 12/06/05
The band was awesome
Wedding, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York City (quartet)
Dear Jerry, Happy New Year! Thank you so much for playing wonderful music at our wedding. The band was awesome. Please share our thanks with the other members.
Bureen and David Gruben 10/30/05
We loved every minute
Wedding, Bridgeview Yacht Club, Island Park, NY (sax/piano duo)
Dear Jerry, Thank you for playing at our wedding Oct 9, 2005. We loved every minute of your music during our cocktail hour
and so did our guests! You really set the mood for our affair and we couldnt have asked for a better jazz duo. Thanks again, we will definitely recommend you!
Frank and Sara McNamara 10/09/05
Wedding, The River Cafe, Brooklyn, NY (quartet)
Jerry, We want to thank you and the band very much for the fantastic music you provided during our wedding reception. You all looked and sounded great. Everyone enjoyed the band and continue to compliment us on the "first class" music (and food). Thank you for making our memorable evening a "classy" Saturday night in New York.
Deno and Gina Zachary 07/09/05
You were a hit
Wedding, Wheatley Hills Club, East Williston, NY (quartet)
Dear Jerry, Dan and I want to thank you for enhancing our "perfect" evening with your wonderful music. We received so many compliments about the music. You were a hit! Thanks, too, for letting me sing with your group. I'm so happy I was able to sing for Dan. It was a very special "moment." Thanks again.
Michele and Dan O'Keefe 06/25/05
Wedding, Spinning Wheel Inn, Redding Ridge, CT (quartet)
You guys were absolutely fabulous, and real troupers for playing through such sweltering heat. Dave mentioned that you'll be referring to our wedding as the "shvitz gig'! I'll be sending a testimonial along sometime later this week. And feel free to use our picture.
David and Gail Katz 06/12/05
[Photo: Raven Visual]
Wedding, de Seversky Center, Old Westbury, NY (quintet)
Jerry, we loved your band. Thank you for being so professional and sounding so good. Music rules!
Jennifer and Christopher Truch 05/20/05
Truly a class act
Wedding, The Lake House, Staten Island, NY (quartet)
Jerry, just wanted you to know how much Ann and I enjoyed your band. Your playing is top notch and set the mood for a great party. Everyone, and I mean everyone, enjoyed the great sounds of Weaver of Dreams.
As a long-haired rock n roller, I was very impressed with your sound. It was very fat. I would recommend you guys to anyone, truly a class act. Thanks for making our wedding day unforgettable. We're still getting compliments on your band. Thanks from both of us.
Ann and Kristian Kushmick 05/14/05
Your group was excellent
Confirmation party, Le Perigord, NY (trio)
Jerry, thank you for helping to make my daughter's party memorable. Your group was excellent, and it was pleasure dealing with you. I hope to hear you and see you in the future.
Michael Jeffrey Deutsch 04/15/05
The music was perfect
Birthday Party, New York, NY (quartet)
Jerry, thank you for doing such a wonderful job performing at my mother's birthday party. The music was perfect and your ability to adapt from soft dinner music to livelier dance music was appreciated very much. I had many comments, too, on how great it was to have music playing for the entire party with no breaks or interruptions.
I will keep your contact info and be sure to use you again for our next big event.
Laura Smith 3/12/05
Everyone really enjoyed the music
Thank You Brunch, Morristown, NJ (piano/bass duo)
Jerry, we really enjoyed having you! You and Yas [Yas Takeda, alternate bass] are great! Everyone really enjoyed the music and we look forward to having you at future events! Happy Holidays!
Mary Zelazny, College of Saint Elizabeth 11/07/04
The perfect soundtrack
Wedding, La Reggia, Secaucus, NJ (quartet)
We just wanted to thank Weaver of Dreams for the hours of wonderful and continuous music recently performed at our wedding reception. Your endless catalogue of jazz standards and refreshing flexibility in jazz styles were the talk of the evening. Your class, elegance, and professionalism were deeply appreciated by each of our guests. Thank you, Weaver of Dreams, for accommodating our many requests, and for providing the perfect soundtrack to our perfect day.
Xiomara and Shawn Butler 10/30/04
A perfect choice
Wedding, Elisa Ristorante, North Bellmore, NY (trio)
Just a note to let you all know how ecstatic we were about your performance at our wedding Saturday! We could not have wished for anything better. The volume level was perfectly matched to the size of the room and the guests were very comfortable, whether they wanted to socialize or dance. Everyone I spoke to complimented the band and said what a perfect choice they were. Please accept our most sincere gratitude for doing your part in making it a most perfect day for us.
Steve and Lori Biegler 09/04/04
You made our day
Wedding Carltun on the Park, East Meadow, NY (trio)
Jerry, Just a small note to thank you for your outstanding services. The music was great and you accompanied the soloist so well. We are sorry that we weren't able to actually meet you so much going on! But we wanted you to know that you made our day extra special.
Arthur and Melody Smalls 07/01/04
[Photo: Wedding Center of Commack]
Easy, casual, and flawless
Wedding at South Street Seaport, New York, NY (quartet)
Thank you SO much for making our wedding celebration so much more special and enjoyable. Your style was exactly what we were looking for so easy, and casual, and flawless. Of course, we got tons of compliments; all our friends wanted to know how we found you! So thank you again for your wonderfull professionalism!
Marina Shikhman and Capt. Douglas M. Tyson 06/21/04
Surprise Birthday Party, Staten Island, NY (trio)
I can't thank you enough. After our party we received phone calls all day telling us how great everything was. Weaver of Dreams received RAVE reviews. The three of you are very talented. Your presence gave the party that extra touch of class. Thank you all for being so wonderful and accommodating. I really do hope you enjoyed yourselves as well. Thank you again. Until next time!!!
Grace Artz-Neufeld 06/19/04
The jazz club came to us
Wedding, Alger House, New York, NY (quartet)
Thank you for playing our wedding. Weaver of Dreams was everything we hoped for. Natsuko and I enjoyed the music, as well as all of our guests. It was like a great afternoon at the jazz club only the jazz club came to us. Not only did we enjoy the music it was clear that Weaver of Dreams enjoyed playing it.
Craig and Natsuko Sosonko 06/06/04
A wonderful addition
Bat Mitzvah, Forest Hills, NY (trio)
Weaver of Dreams was perfect! The music was beautiful and set exactly the tone that we wanted for Leah's Bat Mitzvah. We were looking for music that enriched our luncheon and maintained the intimate feeling we had worked to put in place. You did both! Again, thank you for being a wonderful addition to our day. Feel free to share my email address with other people thinking of hiring you for similar events.
Susan Izeman 06/05/04
Who were those guys?
Wedding Celebration, River Cafe, Brooklyn, NY (quartet)
Weaver of Dreams played smooth, sleek jazz that set a soothing tone to welcome our guests and make them feel warm, comfortable and relaxed. Appropriately, they later "kicked it up a notch" and made the smooth meld with the exciting, all the while maintaining the elegant atmosphere we desired. Our impressed guests still ask us "Who were those guys?"
Alison Maue and Patrick Cocks 04/17/04
As great as could be
Party, Colonial Terrace, Cortlandt Manor, NY (trio)
The band was wonderful! They completely suited the occasion, and were as great as could be! Thank you, and I hope to work with you again in the future.
Stephanie Thyer 04/04/04
Jerry is a delight
Corporate Party, Janus et Cie, New York, NY (sax/piano duo)
Weaver of Dreams was perfect for our party. Their music is classic and elegant. Jerry is a delight to work with.
Hillary Burdman 03/18/04
A great job
Wedding Brunch, Hilton Woodbridge, Iselin, NJ (trio)
We used Weaver of Dreams jazz trio to play for the event. They did a great job, were there very early, and played continuously throughout the whole brunch. We had them play an extra hour, and we had so many compliments on the band. Thanks so much, Jerry. You guys were great and the perfect trio for our event. We enjoy your music, and everything was done very perfectly. I am still getting feedback from our guests, and not one person has missed mentioning the great jazz trio!
Ira and Walter Lemiska 03/07/04
A sensational trio
Christening, George Washington Manor, Roslyn, NY (trio)
What a sensational trio! It really made our affair a classy day to remember. You guys were great. Hope we can use you for future parties. Many people commented on how nice the music was.
Paul and Christina Brennan 01/24/04
A true New York City gem
Corporate Party, The Stanhope, New York, NY (trio)
The Weaver of Dreams trio is a true New York City gem. Their music is marvelous, and they know how to show a party a good time! They are a pleasure to work with ... very accommodating and professional.
Betsy Van Alstyne, Marsh & McLennan 01/16/04
High level of professionalism
Wedding dinner, Spark's Steak House, New York, NY
Dear Jerry, You are such a great person, great pianist, and you truly deserved the best! The humble tip that we shared was meant to show our sincere appreciation for your job well done! All my guests were so pleased and have such a high level of admiration of your lovely personality (very professional!) guess what? That was one of the reasons (among the many) why we picked you. Your great performance along with your high level of professionalism have brought some essence to our reception.
Glad you enjoyed the food at Sparks. Hope you didn't limit yourself and had enough to eat. Once again, our sincere and utmost thanks.
Mary and Bob Sellers 06/08/07
Networking event, Hodgson Russ LLP, New York, NY
Worry free, professional, experienced performer! We hired Jerry and a bass player for a corporate reception. He was wonderful to work with and an amazing pianist!
Emily Pawlikowski 05/17/07
Holiday party, Foundation for Economic Education, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY
Dear Jerry, Thanks so much for your repeat performance at this years holiday party! Each time I looked over at the piano, you were surrounded by a cluster of eager guests giving you requests (which you so graciously accommodated), singing along, or simply listening raptly to your incomparable playing. In addition to your superb musicianship, you are a true professional: prompt, courteous, and easy to work with. Thanks again for helping to make our party so festive!
Beth Hoffman 12/09/06
The night would not have been complete
Wedding, Daniel Restaurant, New York City
Dear Jerry, It was a wonderful night made even more fabulous by you. You were very sensitive to what was going on during the event and gauged the tone perfectly throughout the evening. We appreciated your flexibility with regards to timing and last minute changes and your professionalism from start to finish. The night would not have been complete without you and we loved absolutely everything you played! Thanks again and please do feel free to use us as references/testimonials.
Matthew Flowers and Emily Bishop 09/23/06
Engagement Party, Marina Cafe, Staten Island, NY
I hired Jerry to perform at my engagement party and I absolutely loved him. He is a great pianist, very professional and has a very pleasant personality. He added the perfect touch to my party. I highly recommend him!
Nicole Pietropinto 04/23/06
Great series of songs
Holiday Party, Stella del Mare, New York City
Dear Jerry, David and I would like to thank you for doing such an excellent job at our holiday party last week. We certainly appreciate your hard work: 4 hours of playing straight with only a moment to wolf down some food! Everyone greatly enjoyed the party and your playing was an integral part of the overall experience. You picked a great series of songs and even got people to get up and sing on their own. That is an accomplishment! We will certainly keep you in mind for our other needs in the future.
Stephen Limpe, Petro-Chem Development Company, Inc. 12/14/05
A perfect blend of upbeat and slow jazz
Wedding Reception, Alger House, New York City
Our wedding would not have been the perfect day it was without Jerry and his talent. From our very first correspondence Jerry was extremely professional, flexible, considerate and attentive. Jerry's music was gorgeous; he played beautifully and set the exact mood we were trying to create for our reception.
The selection of tunes (which we left entirely up to him) was a perfect blend of up-beat and slow jazz pieces, with seamless transitions in between. Our guests (a couple of whom are professional musicians) were extremely impressed with the quality of musicianship and praised our choice of pianist. Jerry, thank you so much for making our special day perfect.
Jerry, please feel free to give my name and email address to anyone for a recommendation (it would be my pleasure).
Liliana and William Wallcraft 11/19/05
A true pleasure to deal with
Wedding Bruch, Astoria, NY
Hi Jer, We just got back from the honeymoon last night. It was as perfect as the wedding and our brunch! Of course, you had a lot to do with the success of the latter. Jerry, we couldn't have been happier with your contribution to our special day. Not only your outstanding playing but also your total professionalism and warm personality. You were a true pleasure to deal with at ever step of the process. PLEASE feel free to share my comments with your site visitors, and my email address with anyone looking for a personal recommendation.
As for our collaboration, like you, I enjoyed it thoroughly. To be honest, I was surprised it went as smoothly as it did without even so much as a "1,2,3,4" to establish a tempo. You're a real pro and a joy to perform with. Thanks a million! Of course, if we or anyone we know is looking for a great pianist, I'll know where to turn.
Thanks again for everything!
Keith and Vivian Harmeyer 11/05/05
You sounded beautiful
Wedding, Land's End, Sayville, NY
Jerry, Thank you so much for your wonderful performance during our cocktail hour. We were able to listen to you play briefly while we were running around taking pictures. You sounded beautiful, and the guests had many wonderful things to say about your performance! So sorry we did not have a chance to meet, but know that if anyone is looking for a pianist you will be the first one I recommend!
Jessica and Daniel Novak 10/16/05
That classy touch
Wedding, The River Cafe, Brooklyn, NY
Jerry, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. The music added that classy touch we were looking for
just about everyone complimented us on our choice. It was also a pleasure working with someone of your experience level. I would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a great pianist.
Fred and Carin Frisco 10/01/05
Wedding, Chateau Briand, Carle Place, NY
Jerry, You did a great job during the ceremony and my guests gave many compliments on your cocktail hour performance. Thanks for doing such a great job!
Kai-May and Raymond 03/26/05
Corporate Party, New York, NY
Thanks again for the performance! With savvy and a well-honed technique, Jerry Engelbach and his music transformed a good party into a great one. His unique jazz style upbeat, with lush harmonies and interesting progressions adapted beautifully to pop and show standards as well as his great renditions of the jazz and swing classics. Great music. Great variety. Great party.
Kim Jenkins, Quigley Company, Inc. 09/22/04