This vendor provides virtual services
Whether it is a private party, wedding ceremony/reception or corporate event, I will play anything from soft background music to up tempo dancing swing, well known pop melodies, Bossa-Nova, funky grooves and of course beautiful ballads.
My band (if you choose group entertainment) is made up of talented top shelf Jazz musicians from New York City who have played on many of the U.S and Europe's top venues & jazz festivals.
Band sizes range from Solo entertainment (only guitar) to Quintet, and instrumentation are tailored to match your own special event, private party, cocktail hour, anniversary or wedding.
I guarantee I will make your celebration musically memorable !
Arthur played guitar at my wedding ceremony and cocktail reception. He was prompt and professional and played magnificently. He composed beautiful arrangements for two songs we requested and played them wonderfully. Everyone at the wedding, including the venue, raved him. Would highly recommend!
Arthur’s band is impeccable and fantastic
People invited were thrilled by them.
Also, super professionals.
An absolute recommendation to have them
I cannot say enough about Artur and his two band mates. They are a true class act and I highly recommend them!!!
These three very talented, professional musicians were a huge hit at my husband’s 60th birthday celebration and were the highlight of the evening!!! The best decision I made was to have live music in my home and Artur and his accompanying jazz musicians were the perfect choice!!! They set the tone of the night and totally brought the party to another level, making it a very special and memorable evening, exceeding any expectations I might have had. We received so many compliments from our guests all night long!!!
Artur is so nice, friendly and an absolute pleasure to work with. He answered every email and text and was most accommodating. I hope I have the pleasure to work with Artur and SpringLight Entertainment again! Thank you for a most wonderful evening!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️+
We hired SpringLight entertainment for 40th birthday dinner and we loved the music! It was an amazing addition to the party and they did an amazing job with the song selection and the sound. I would definitely rehire them again for any future events. Thank you SpringLight Entertainment!
Ivan & Arthur are truly amazing and really went beyond what was expected to make my surprise proposal special. I originally only requested them to play "All my life" by K-Ci & JoJo but they ended up playing a few extra songs for us and played for much longer just to make the proposal more special for my fiance and me. They were both super friendly and patient as I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do for my proposal and was always open to my crazy ideas and never said "no." They are truly the best and I would recommend them to anyone that's looking for professional & talented musicians to perform at their next event. At the end of the day, they offer peace of mind and you can rely on them to turn your dream event into a reality!
Arthur is so professional, friendly and an absolute pleasure to work with. I look forward to work with Artur and SpringLight Entertainment again! Thank you for a most wonderful evening! You made it extra special!
An absolute delight from start to finish -- SpringLight Entertainment provided a gorgeous, smooth sound that lifted the audience and swept them away; they were a polished, cool presence in their dark suits; and they were professional, responsive and great communicators when it came to organizing the event. I have nothing but superlatives and gratitude for these guys for making my little event even better than I had hoped.
I highly recommend. I am so happy I booked them for my quarantine 50th birthday celebration in our backyard. They came before time, were well dressed, and played all of the songs that I requested. I even performed with them lol. I will definitely use them again!
The band was great. They arrived on time, they were super professional and more importantly, played great music. Everyone who attended the event had a great time.
this was wonderful. The planning was super easy, every time I texted them they got back to me within seconds! The music was excellent, and social distance was respected! thanks you so much!
Albert and his two peers played some sweet music that created the perfect ambience for our rooftop dinner party. Thank you, we will see you again!
Arthur and his colleague were great. We enjoyed it.
Really great way to do a fun, private concert. Nice guys and great players.
They drove from Brooklyn to Philly to honor my brother in law who earned his masters degree. In lieu of a graduation ceremony cancelled my sister surprised him. They played a cool rendition of pomp and circumstance while they walked the driveway and she hooded him. The band stuck around and played some cool jazz tunes while the neighbors hung out and watched. On time, professional, great sounding , well dressed. Great job. Checkout the video!
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I hired both a saxophone player and guitarist to help me propose to my now fiance. Having the saxophone player was really important as it meant something to both myself and my future wife. When they recommended bringing in both a guitarist and a saxophone player it really brought the entire experience to a new level. My fiance was in in pure shock and we were both so impressed with how talented they each are. They were totally worth it and truly made our engagement so much more special.
Beautiful music, perfect for our event. They read the crowd well and played accordingly. Very pleasant, polite and professional. Would absolutely hire again.
Authur and Ivan were absolutely phenomenal! They are so talented and they were a hit with our guest and with us. They are professional and exceeded all of our expectations! We hired them for my husband’s 40th birthday party and they were just perfect. They played a mix of classical and pop. I look forward to hiring them in the future! Highly recommend!! 5 stars! A+++
These guys were on time and played very well. All the guest were thrilled with the music this year and I will use them again in the future.
I was pleased all the way around with SpringLight Entertainment: they were good about keeping in touch beforehand, they came early to set up, they played beautifully and were dressed nicely and were very friendly and approachable to the guests. True professionals who were a pleasure to work with!
We had the best time with SpringLight Entertainment for my parents 40th anniversary party! They were so talented and professional I would recommend them for any event and will probably have them at another event myself!
Artur and group were perfectly communicative from start to finish! The event went great and all of our guests loved them!
We cannot say enough about Artur and his two musicians. He was incredibly easy to work with, from the very beginning to the end. He is so professional and he and his two other musicians are incredibly talented. Everyone at our event was commenting on the quality of the music. On the day of, they came in and set up in only a matter of minutes and were easy going and had a very positive, relaxed vibe. I would absolutely recommend Artur to anyone looking for a great (and reasonably priced) band.
Artur and Pasha provided myself and my new fiancé, Lené, a day that we will never forget. These gentleman were timely, and played beautifully - aloud for a whole public park to hear as I proposed.
They were kind enough to join us for some photos, and took requests as far as songs included in their setlist to make the experience even more personal.
I would recommend these gentleman for any events big or small, with the confidence that they’ll provide the same warm, welcoming atmosphere through their music.
Thank you again, kindly.
Artur has a great ear for his audience. He was able to always adhere to the crowd, and everyone loved him. It was the right kind of jazz for a Friday night at the office. Excellent stuff!
These guys are incredibly talented and were really professional to work with for my wife’s 40th. They played a great mix of bossa nova jazz with modern pop mixed in between. They really brought our party to another level.
Response from SpringLight Entertainment:
Thank you so much Mark ! Was a lot of fun on your party and we are looking forward to play for you again sometime in the future!
We hosted an intimate cocktail party in our Director's brownstone. Artur and Pasha were very professional throughout the process, timely, and what's better- sounded amazing. So many compliments from guests and colleagues on their quality and the ambiance they created.
Response from SpringLight Entertainment:
Thank you so much Cole! Was a truly pleasure to play for you and your guests!
Artur is a very talented musician he literally Made our event. The atmosphere was really something special. I would Definitely hire him again! Thanks, Artur, for a wonderful & memorable evening.
Artur was amazing! Extremely talented musician. He was very professional. He barely took a break. Came early, played late. He made our party fantastic! I got so many compliments from guests after the party about how they loved Artur and enjoyed his selection of songs. He was very nice and personable as well. I would definitely recommend Artur and would love to have him back. Thank you very much!
Artur arrived and did everything that we asked of him and more. He quickly set up and played guitar beautifully, enveloping our guests in an atmosphere of sweet, funky grooves and smooth jazzy licks. He is awesome and I would recommend him 100%!!!
Artur was great! We found him via the website on short notice. He was very easy to work with. He was not too loud. He was great with his selection of music! He also played all of our requests. Would highly recommend him!!!
Wonderful! Artur is very talented, personable and interested in doing what ever he can to make the event a success. I would love to hear Artur at many future events!
Artur is a very talented musician and he literally Made our event. The atmosphere was really something special. I would Definitely hire him again! Thanks Artur for a wonderful & memorable evening.
Highly Recommended!!! Artur is an outstanding jazz guitarist. He is very personable and very nice. Very professional and truly made our wedding reception a very special event. Several people asked about this band and how could they book Artur for their events.
What to Expect
Expect Professionalism and the best musicians from New York City !!!
No matter what the location, I can accommodate your needs. I have worked in large venues as well as various clubs and private home parties, indoors and outdoors!
Artur Akhmetov is born on 2nd of December 1985 in UFA, a city in the East of Russia (Bashkortostan). His mother, who is a pianist, started to teach him classical piano when he was six years old. After some years he increasingly got involved in jazz music and very soon he started to play guitar. At the age of 14 he entered the Jazz department at the Music College in Ufa and at the age of 16 he got accepted at the Conservatory in Moscow (Jazz Department). His musical career started here. During this time in Moscow, Artur met a lot of good musicians and managed to engage in different projects. The major ones were: his own guitar trio which played from standards to original music, and another project called "C Style", a jazz band which focused on original compositions and modern ways of playing jazz standards. With this band he played at several Jazz festivals and performed in different cities around Russia. At the same time he was busy with a bunch of Pop projects and Pop studio recordings at companies such as 'Infinity' and 'Soyuz'. In 2007 he received a Grant from the Ministry of Cultural Affairs in Russia, for supporting Young Talents. This Grant provided him the opportunity to study abroad. In the same year Artur was accepted at the Conservatory in Amsterdam and moved to Amsterdam as well. In Amsterdam he started to study with great guitar players such as Jesse van Ruller, Maarten van den Grinten and Martijn van Iterson and had private lessons with Jonathan Kreisberg. Here he also started his sextet with whom he performed and recorded his compositions and arrangements. A year later, together with trumpet player Dennis Sekretarev, he initiated "Project Time Life'', a jazz band which performs original compositions written by Artur Akhmetov and Dennis Sekretarev. Project Time Life played concerts around Amsterdam as well as in foreign cities such as Frankfurt (Jazz Keller) and Hamburg (Birdland Jazz Club). In fall 2011 Artur completed an exchange program at Temple University in Philadelphia (USA). There he studied (guitar & composition) with a broad range of teachers, famous iconic Jazz musicians as (e.g. Dick Oatts, Terrel Stafford, Bruce Barth, John Swana and Craig Ebner). In 2012 Artur entered prestigious Master Of Music program at “Prince Claus Conservatory” Jazz Department (New York comes to Groningen) The Netherlands.
In 2014 Artur recorded his debut CD album “ Some Where On The Other Side Of The World”, with one of the most iconic American Jazz musicians like Associate Professor in Jazz Studies, Queens College CUNY pianist David Berkman and 11 times nominated and 2 times Grammy Award Winner bassist Boris Kozlov.
Additional Booking Notes
No matter what your budget, I'm willing to work with you to make your special day one to remember.