Testimonials

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~ Testimonials from our clients ~

-This was a challenging gig because they were asked to work around an unfamiliar singer and set up keys and arrangements on the fly with only an hour of rehearsal time. They also had to include some songs that were not in their usual repertoire. They took all this in stride. They struck just the right balance between accommodating to the client's desires and making helpful suggestions to improve the performance. They were a pleasure to work with and their performance was a big hit with the 300 plus attendees.
-- Bob E., San Diego, CA, 3/26/2013


- Thank you for the great performance at the Rady 10th Anniversary dinner at the Lodge at Torrey Pines on November 1st! You guys did an awesome job and I will be more-than-pleased to recommend you to any and all who may be in need of some upscale jazz for an event!

Again, MANY thanks for a job well done!!  Until next time…
-- Laurie S., La Jolla, CA, 11/1/2013


-We had over 225 people in attendance for our event and everyone had a great time. The band was outstanding and played music that was fitting to the group. I would recommend this group for your next event and I would hire them again. Thank you Third Season Jazz Quintet for making our event a success.
-- Kandi L., San Diego, CA, 1/25/2012


-Once again, thank you and the rest of the band so much, you guys were awesome and people kept coming up to us throughout the night to tell us they loved the music.
-- Judd & Roxanna R., Escondido, CA, 10/22/2011


-We just had Third Season play at my parent's 5oth anniversary party. Ian and the group were wonderful. They are very talented and professional. The music was beautiful and they were very attentive to our needs. I will easily recommend them with 100% confidence that friends and family will love them. Thanks Third Season!
-- Cara H. & family, La Jolla, CA, 7/9/2011


-Third Season Jazz performed during dinner at my wedding reception and they were incredible! They worked with us in advance to formulate a play list that would be meaningful to us. They were at the venue and setup ahead of schedule and were happy to accommodate when I asked them to start playing a little earlier than originally planned. Their performance was flawless and they were very obliging even though we had to move our reception to a smaller venue at the last minute without as much space as we had originally planned. Thanks much to Ian and the band!
-- Tim D., Carlsbad, CA, 9/25/2010


-My husband and I both love jazz music, so it was natural to choose a jazz combo for our wedding reception. The Third Season Jazz website says they will help you "Add a touch of class and sophistication to any event," and we found this to be absolutely true. They were extremely easy to work with -- we just sent them a list of our favorite artists (Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, etc.) and they put together a playlist. They even made arrangements with a friend of ours so she could sing a song for our first dance. We had many comments from our guests about how great the music was, and one of them even convinced Ian to give him a demo CD of the band's music. I would definitely hire this band again, if I needed to plan an event with live music.
-- Beth and Dan S., San Diego, CA, 7/15/12


We were looking for a classy, jazzy cocktail hour at our wedding along with some trumpet/piano music for our ceremony. My husband and his family are all musicians so we wanted to make sure we booked the right band. I found Third Season Jazz on Gigmasters.com so I was already fairly sure they were a good pick since they had good reviews. Working with Ian, the manager, was a total breeze. He even forgave us when we were late on song choices so very flexible, too! :) We ended up having a trumpeter and piano player do La Vie en Rose, Autumn Leaves and Somewhere Over the Rainbow for our ceremony - it was beautiful! Many guests commented on how great the vibe was during cocktail hour and the first hour of dinner by having a live band play jazz standards. If you want to add a classy/fun element to your big day, I highly recommend this group. Very professional.
--Brianne and Andrew K., Pala, CA 9/29/2012


-Wanted to tell you just how great your trio was! Everyone loved them! We will definitely use you guys again and will highly recommend you to our friends! They were extremely professional and really helped make the evening very special!
-- Renee Y., San Diego, CA, 8/11/2013


-Third Season Jazz is an awesome band! They are very accommodating and professional. They were very communicative and showed up on time at my wedding! They did the music for my ceremony and cocktail hour. Third season Jazz sounded great! I would totally recommend them for any party you have - I had people swing dancing during the cocktail hour. So much fun!
--Monique M., Rancho Bernardo, CA, 10/14/2013


-I hired Ian to play solo flute at my wedding ceremony. It turned out to be wonderful! Beyond the music being beautiful, he was easy to work with, quick to respond and came dressed very professionally. I was very impressed and highly recommend his services. Thanks for helping to make our day perfect!
-- Kelly and Ted, Berkeley, CA, 6/10/12


-They are a great band! Not only are they extremely talented but they are professional and courteous. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
-- Brittany C., San Diego, CA, 10/23/2010


-We had a great time, and would love to hire your talented band again sometime if we have a local party! We enjoyed it all very much.
-- Wendy F., Aquaneering Inc., San Diego, CA, 10/4/2011


-You have been a pleasure to work with. Your performance was very well received by our staff and residents.
-- Amber C., La Mesa, CA, 9/13/12


-I just wanted to say thank you for putting together the music for Osamu’s wedding so quickly. The guys were fantastic. We got very good feedback and I thought they were professional, talented and a joy to work with. Thanks again.
-- Jay E., Coronado, CA, 9/18/2010


-Third Season played at our wedding, and did a great job! They were definitely accommodating in the weeks leading up to the event, and their performance the day of was great. Several of our guests commented on how wonderful it was to dance to jazz standards during the reception. We were very happy with them overall, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone!
-- Jennifer N, San Diego, CA, 5/29/2011


-Ian and Third Season played our wedding and reception, and they were Dyno-MITE! So much better than a DJ. Of all the things we paid for at our wedding, Ian and Third Season Jazz was easily our best investment. They customized wedding and reception music based on our choices, and Ian put together a great band, with vocalist. The fiance was concerned it would be too loud in our small room, but that was not a problem. Like the other reviewers, i highly recommend them.
-- Jeremy W., San Diego, CA, 7/31/2010


-Thank you so much! The music was so great! We will definitely recommend Third Season Jazz and hope to have the pand play again at one of our parties in the future!
-- Jennifer and Ryan, Coronado, CA, 9/30/12


-The music was wonderful, the band members and singer were talented and friendly. They were so accommodating to our needs and requests, and many members of our party commented on how much they enjoyed the music.Many kudos to Ian and his whole group for adding immeasurably to the ambiance of our 50th wedding anniversary party.
-- Sharon P., San Diego, CA, 6/20/2010


-Thanks again for performing at our wedding. Long and I were a little worried the older guests would miss the usual Vietnamese music, but they loved the music you played! And all my younger guests loved the music as well; many had never seen a Jazz band live before. I was glad to see you stayed for dinner; you were very inconspicuous packing up. Everything went well on the music side (regardless of the difficult restaurant staff). Thank you so much for all your help.
-- Annie & Long, San Diego, CA, 1/09/2010


-Just wanted to say thank you again for coming out to play for us at the event on Friday evening. The band was spectacular and really helped to set the perfect tone for the evening. Many, many thanks Ian. I would love to call on you again very soon. All the best,
-- Lesley E., Events Coordinator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA


-THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! You both were great and very very talented!! Everyone was commenting on the great music during the ceremony and cocktail hour. All of our back and forth on the song choice was worthwhile because it was great and really added to our spectacular day. In fact, as I was walking down the aisle I was listening and humming to "I'll be there"!! So fun and perfect!! Thank you both again!! THANK YOU for everything!!
-- Andrea (and Scott), San Diego, CA, 10/17/2009


I would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU for the wonderful entertainment you provided for our dinner banquet. I appreciate your complete professionalism, flexibility and willingness to accommodate our very special group. I especially appreciate you working with us on the rate. This was a very special weekend for our clients and you added the perfect ambiance to our evening. You have such a talented group and I am still getting compliments from all of our guests about how wonderful they were. I added a nice comment on the “GigMasters” website and I will gladly spread the word about you and Third Season Jazz. Thank you again for providing wonderful and classy entertainment! I hope to work with you again!

from GigMasters review: I hired Third Season Jazz to entertain for a dinner banquet I held for a weekend couple's retreat. This group was extremely professional from beginning to end. I worked with Ian Tordella for the booking and he was very responsive to all my questions. The group arrived on time and looked and sounded amazing. They were extremely flexible and even to our guest requests. This group certainly made a lasting impression on our guests. I would definitely recommend them!
-- Janell M., Programs Manager, National M.S. Society, Carlsbad, CA, 9/2009


-Ian and the rest of the group were fantastic! They performed at two different parts of our wedding. 1. The ceremony, where they did a flute/guitar performance that set a wonderful tone to the entire wedding. 2. The reception, where the 3-piece band did a great jazz set for the cocktail hour and into dinner. They were perfect for all of our needs.
-- Paul P., La Jolla, CA, 5/10/2009


-They were very professional and great jazz musicians. All the guests plus some of the neighbors who heard the music commented on how great it was. They played traditional jazz along with some swing. The music was a positive in keeping the reception upbeat. Guests did not leave early. We could not have been more pleased and would definitely consider hiring them again.
-- Alice D., San Diego, CA, 7/18/2009


-They were great! We didn't want a "wedding band", that played the typical wedding music. We wanted the standards, swing, and Latin. They played them all really well. Everyone is still commenting to me about what a great band we had. We also hired a jazz vocalist with the who did a superb job. I'm from a family of professional musicians and I work in film in Hollywood, I'm very picky, and this group made me very happy.
-- Renee R., Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 9/16/2006


-Ian was easy to work with, and our event went off seamlessly.
-- Gloria B., San Diego, CA, 11/13/2009


-The band was great and a perfect addition to our corporate dinner party. They were very professional and easy to work with. We will definitely use them again!
-- Heather L., Ocean Beach, CA, 5/31/2008


-Great. Outstanding musicians!
-- Dann H., La Jolla, CA, 6/9/2010


-They were very accommodating to my client's need and for that I appreciate them. Our client requested they move from the 2nd floor where they had been told to set up and then into the event asked the band to move to 1st floor. They did not hesitate and were very flexible with doing that. I would recommend this band to others, as a matter of fact we are using them again for an event in August.
-- Marisa B., Irvine, CA, 6/14/2006


-Third Season Jazz were wonderful!! I hired a flutist and guitarist to perform both my ceremony music and for my cocktail hour. I wanted very modern ceremony music and they delivered!! I walked down the aisle to a Michael Jackson medley (as requested) and the groom to My Morning Jacket and Coldplay. We received so many compliments on their performance. You could really tell what songs were being played and their composition of these pieces based upon the instruments were beautiful. Ian is a pleasure to work with, very professional and need very little guidance. Third Season Jazz will deliver...and more!! I highly recommend them and in fact have sent several brides to them after our wedding success.
-- Andrea Kaplan, Del Mar, CA, 10/17/2009


-We thought Third Season Jazz were perfect. For our ceremony we had some non-standard songs which they played on flute and guitar and did an amazing job. After the ceremony, they played jazz and bebop standards for our hour-long cocktail (sax, guitar, bass and drums). Again they sounded great. I highly recommend these guys.
-- Dann Hauser, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 10/3/2009


-We absolutely enjoyed Third Season Jazz perform at our wedding!!! They are extremely talented and a pleasure to work with. Our guests could not stop raving about them. The selection of songs that they performed was perfect for the event and the mood. They were very responsive to request from our guests. They really are an amazing blues band and went above and beyond to ensure that everything was perfect! They performed "Love of My Life" by Dave Matthews as a special request for our first dance and we were blown away by how close their rendition was to the original. We were hesitant to book a band due to the higher cost of a band compared to a DJ but Third Season Jazz is definitely worth the extra money and more. We are so thankful we were able to book them, especially on New Year's Eve. You can't go wrong by booking them!
-- Zach and Jayanti, Ocean Beach, 12/31/2008


-The band was recommended to me by a good friend, and I just have to say that they were awesome!!! Dealing with scheduling and logistics they were very professional and when it came to the music, WOW! They did a very beautiful Guitar/Flute duo during the ceremony, and a full on pro Jazz band for the reception. Everybody wanted to know how we found the band, and I am sure they got a few fans out of playing our wedding (We are 2 of them!).
-- Amanda E., El Cajon, CA, 6/14/2008


-I feel so blessed to have had Ian Tordella, the sax player of Third Season Jazz play at our wedding. Having live jazz at the La Jolla Woman's Club was an important element to achieve the level of class and sophistication we were aiming for. A sample CD was sent to me right after I contacted Ian about the possibility of playing at my wedding and I was also able to watch a performance in San Diego beforehand by visiting the band's website and seeing their gig schedule. My mother is a professional singer and the band was great about letting her sing and even learned our first dance song. I'm looking forward to the day when Ian Tordella picks up his first Grammy and I can brag that he played at my wedding.
-- Lesley Spetz, La Jolla, CA, 3/10/2007


Ian and his band were great! The music was perfect for our event, and they played a beautiful version of the song we picked for our first dance. All the members of the band were very professional, on time, and easy to get a hold of during the planning.
-- Anna and Rob Kaufman, San Diego, 9/30/2006


-Third Season Jazz did a fabulous job at our event. My group was very impressed with their talent, as I heard many compliments. I would recommend them for any event in the future. Our company will use them again if we find ourselves in San Diego in the future.
-- Ashley G., San Diego, CA, 10/7/2008


-They were perfect for our occasion. I will continue to use Third Season for future corporate events. Thanks, Ian.
-- Ellie M., Las Vegas, NV, 12/13/2007


-They showed up on time and were very accommodating. They had to play outside in extremely hot weather but didn't have a problem with that at all. Their music was great and they were very friendly. I will definitely be calling on them in the future.
-- Kristen B., Oceanside, CA, 8/25/2007


-We thought they were great! Thank you.
-- Elizabeth B., San Diego, CA, 12/14/2006


-Everyone at our backyard party loved the "acoustic jazz" music of Third Season Jazz. Perfect volume level for our party of 40 people. All their jazz tunes and jazz-covers were great with zero bad tunes.
-- Joel J., San Diego, CA, 10/11/2009


-This band was hip yet very classy. They did not look like a typical jazz trio but they definitely played like one. They were patient with us while we figured out how we wanted them to set up and they allowed us to move them to a second location without any fuss. Their music was absolutely beautiful. They chose the perfect songs and rhythms for our event. Everyone had positive feedback about the jazz trio. We were very satisfied with Third Season. They were fabulous. I hope to hire them for future events. Thanks guys!!!
-- Gytonnea W., San Diego, CA, 9/5/2006


-This is the first time I hired a band. Their performance brought up our event to another level.
-- Lawrence Z., San Diego, CA, 11/11/2006

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