John and his group were part of our Annual Keyboard Pops Concert, which has been going on for 15 years at the Rialto Square Theatre. From time to time, we change out groups and I have to say that the talent and skill he and his band displayed were excellent! So much so that we have re-booked them for 2012. The audience responded warmly and with great enthusiasm to their part of the show, and their work with our keyboard artists was equally as smooth. I am pleased to support and recommend anyone who is thinking about hiring/hearing them.
Response from The John Burnett Orchestra: Thank you Steve on behalf of the boys in the band, myself and Frieda Lee. We had a wonderful time playing the Rialto Square Theatre and that large Audience was absolutely amazing. They showed their enthusiasm in so many ways, their applause, standing ovations and their comments that were buzzing around the theatre all evening. We are looking foward to meeting them all again next year. Oh! and what a beautiful theatre that is. We hope our fans and supporters from elsewhere come to join us next year to take that 1200 to maximum capacity.
Hired by: Steve L.
Organization: Producer/Keyboard Pops Extravaganza Event Date: April 30, 2011
Event: Concert Venue in Joliet, IL
Services provided: Big Band, Swing Band
We have had the privilege of developing a relationship with John Burnett over the past couple of years. Initially, we were merely part of the crowd at FitzGerald’s enjoying The John Burnett Swing Orchestra play their monthly show. Then we looked forward to hearing John’s voice bright and early each morning as our favorite DJ on WDCB. When we started planning our wedding, we thought it would be a dream come true to have John Burnett perform at the reception. To us and many others, he is a true celebrity! When we approached John with our request, we quickly realized that the talented and professional band leader we had come to know was also very kind, easy to talk with and very accommodating. We eagerly booked John and his wonderful orchestra for our wedding reception, knowing that their presence would make our event extraordinary.
John was very easy to work with, especially considering our difficult reception space; an airplane hangar! He met with us on several occasions prior to our event to review the schedule for the evening and to help us develop a play list of songs that would enhance each part of our reception, from dinner to dancing. He took the initiative to ask us ahead of time if there were any special songs we wanted him to play and offered to find arrangements for the special song we used for our first dance. John ensured the band was set up in the reception space on time and worked seamlessly with our other vendors throughout the night, keeping our reception on schedule. John was a true Emcee, not just a band leader, exuding elegance and class to all of our guests.
The orchestra is comprised of talented, enthusiastic musicians that are held to the highest of standards. The band sounded great, even with our reception set in a large airplane hangar with very unforgiving acoustics. They are true professionals that seemed to enjoy entertaining our guests with their timeless music.
It was wonderful to have the John Burnett Swing Orchestra perform at our wedding reception. We felt honored to have such a talented, respected, and well-known local celebrity host our event. John and his Orchestra truly cared about making our wedding reception special and their presence added a touch of class that made our wedding reception unlike any other.
Charlie and Mary
November 20th, 2010
Response from The John Burnett Orchestra: Hello Charlie and Mary.
I thank you both for your kind testimonial and for your appreciation of the band. I know that the Boys in the Band thoroughly enjoyed playing for your wedding and it was in fact a wonderful experience playing in an Aircraft Hanger. It was a unique idea and the accoustics were actually not bad at all.
We found your respective families and guests to be wonderful people and we were truly honored to be a part of that magnificent event. Also it is nice to see you at Fitzgerald's and the other locations where we perform. I do consider you both as personal friends now and we also appreciate your support of 90.9FM WDCB Public Radio.
Hired by: Charlie S.
Event Date: November 20, 2010
Event: Wedding Reception in Wheeling, IL
Services provided: Big Band, Jazz Band, Swing Band
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