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“The best vendor we hired for our wedding!”
“So many people talked about how awesome the sax player was!”
“I am getting chills just thinking about it now, but the moment I heard him playing before I walked down the aisle, the emotion of the day hit me like a wave”
Holiday availability limited! Book now! Tyler performs on saxophone, piano, or both, creating an classy, fun, and unforgettable music experience. Choose from all-time Holiday Favorites, Top 40 Hits (Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Drake), & Oldies/Classics (Sinatra, Stevie Wonder). Tyler can lead everyone in Christmas karaoke from piano too!
Best money we spent on our wedding! I can’t even tell you how beyond thrilled my husband and I are about the amazing job Tyler did performing at our wedding. It truly made our already special day beyond amazing!
We wanted something that would get the party started right off from the ceremony to the cocktail hour. Can’t tell you how many people commented on how amazing it was to have Tyler playing saxophone.
Tyler played keyboard during our ceremony. I am getting chills just thinking about it now, but the moment I heard him playing just before I walked down the aisle, the emotion of the day hit me like a wave. From our quick ceremony and onto the cocktail hour Tyler’s playing brought life to our guests and to us.
Tyler was excellent at communicating both with myself, our DJ and our planner. He was so organized and thoughtful with our day!
I don’t think I could thank him enough times. It was more than we could have ever imagined. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Tyler!!
Sarah & Tyler Angelos
We hired Tyler for my sister's birthday party. He was extremely professional throughout the entire process... from the first time we contacted him to the end of the actual event. He responded immediately to any of my queries via text or email. The contract and payment process was very straightforward and easy. The set up was a breeze because he provides everything. He encouraged us to be involved in choosing the music and asked for direction on our desired "mood" for the party. He was very keen on making our evening exactly how we envisioned it!! He showed up on time. He wore a suit which added a touch of class. Most importantly, his sax playing was simply beautiful. We are music lovers and some of our children are professional musicians so I think we are pretty good judges when it comes to musical ability. Tyler was top notch!! Thanks to Tyler, our night turned out exactly how we envisioned it!! Only thing disappointing was that I had to be a host. I would have preferred to just sit and listen!!
Thank you, thank you Tyler! Hope to be able to hire you again sometime soon.
From the planning to the big day, Tyler exceeded all of our expectations. He made sure my vision was carried out and offered his professional input that really brought everything together. Our wedding was so special because of Tyler's beautiful music! One memory I will forever hold in my heart is walking down the aisle with my father to Tyler playing "Here Comes the Bride." Almost losing my father the year before made that walk that much more special.
All of our family and friends could not stop raving to us about how CLASSY and UNIQUE it was to have a sax player. We were all impressed by his wide variety of song selections from Modern to Jazz to Latin music. I could go on and on about how incredible Tyler is. It was such an honor to have you be a part of our special day - THANK YOU for being dependable, charming, entertaining and so memorable! We will keep in touch for when our anniversary comes around (:
Tyler was spectacular! All my guests were in love with him and his talent!! He was punctual and dressed professional for the event. THK U TYLER!!!
Tyler has worked at a couple of events that I have been a part of. He played the most incredible version of the star spangled banner I have ever heard in front of a giant crowd. It got the crowd immediately pumped up and into the game. Afterwards it was the only thing anyone could talk about. Other events that he has played at include weddings and regular gigs. Each time, Tyler was not only professional and provided excellent quality, but he was the catalyst for people to have a good time. His musical ear and creativity paired with his ability to connect with people and get them moving is unparalleled. Worth every penny and I wouldn't hesitate to use Tyler again in the future.
My husband loves Jazz so the moment he found Tyler, we booked him right away. He was very professional and always on time. Our guests loved Tyler and enjoyed his selection of music that night. He can also play piano which he performed at our home for our cultural ceremony in the morning. He made our night so special by collaborating with other musicians to play our first dance song that was sung by my father-in-law. We can't thank you enough for the wonderful service you provided, Tyler. We were very happy and kept wishing we could go back to that night again!
Tyler is one of the most gifted musicians I've ever met. He absolutely loves his art and that shows through his performances and playing. He genuinely wants to share his passion with other people and he is such a joy to be around.
His attention to detail and perfecting his craft is extremely respectable and impressive. He works hard to ensure he meets all of your needs and goals for your event. I highly recommend Tyler for any of your music needs, he is the life of the party! Thanks for creating such a fun atmosphere Tyler!
Tyler played our Grand Opening and was FANSTASTIC. Everyone at the event had so much fun and he was even willing to play a couple requests at the end. Everyone that I talked to told me how great the music and the atmosphere was. He was on time and incredibly professional. He also has a great song list, for pretty much any occasion. I would definitely use him again and I will be recommending him to my clients. Thank you, Tyler!!
Tyler is extremely talented and a joy to work with! Guests were blown away with him at our wedding reception and we loved having him as part of our special day. We highly recommend Tyler to everyone looking to add something special to any event!
Tyler is a unicorn of musicians. He is both incredibly talented and super organized and thoughtful. Before you read further, take a moment to adventure through his Instagram and Youtube videos... you're welcome. He played at a friend's wedding and prepared an amazing arrangement of "la vie en rose" for their first dance. If I could do my wedding over again I would definitely hire him. He creates an atmosphere like no other - if you want beautiful ceremony music, tearful father daughter dances, or unforgettable reception dance parties Tyler does it all at a serious pro level.
Tyler was incredible! He was, hands down, my favorite part of our ceremony! The guests raved about him. He was professional, easy to communicate with, and so talented. He’s a brilliant musician and a great human being!
Love love love the class and jazz that Tyler brought to our wedding! Never would I have thought Tyler’s touch at the wedding would make such a big difference. We received (and still are) so many compliments and comments about how cool and awesome that was. We had a Chinese & American wedding at a winery & both loved it and were taking videos of him all night. It truly would not have been the same without Tyler there!
When I communicated with him when I was planning my wedding, you can tell how much thought he puts into his gigs. He played all the songs we requested and set the scene I wanted. He even communicated with my DJ to make sure all the equipment was compatible. Thank you so much Tyler! Best money spent.
July 7, 2018 we had the honor of having Tyler play at our wedding. He played for our ceremony and cocktail hour! He was too much fun so we asked him to stay a while and even though he wasn’t playing the whole night we wanted his presence around! Our guest loved him, the gals fell in love with him, and the rest of us were impressed by him! We love you Tyler you helped us make our special day memorable! We hope to have you in future event! Blessings & Prosperity! xoxo
We hosted a wine tasting fundraiser in our home and hired Tyler to play some live music during our event.
He was very punctual, organized, professional and even helped with my layout for visitors.
He performed outside and his music resonated and was celebrated throughout my home. I was pleasantly surprised to have all my visitors actually move to watch him perform and they all enjoyed his music immensely. Some even began to dance. His performance elevated my event and everyone was impressed with his talent and song selections. He provided background music during his breaks as well. He was excellent and will definitely hire him again!
Response from Tyler Varnell:
Thank you so much Lara! I had a blast!
Amazing experience! Tyler really set a different mood with his sax! A lot of friends and family came up saying how awesome he sounded! Would GREATLY recommend him! Very professional!
It was a pleasure working with Tyler. He is extremely professional, has a great set up that is clean and organized, and is extremely talented. His repertoire of music is incredible, he can play a wide variety of hits that guests love to hear. I look forward to working with him again.
Tyler saved the day at my daughter's wedding by showing up early and prepared for a thirsty post ceremony crowd. He was an amazing professional that kept the crowd in awe. Of course we ordered the perfect bride and groom, perfect sunset, and perfect venue (the Balboa Bay Resort). He even serenaded the happy couple alone on the beach for a fantastic first dance...all the ladies were in love...
Tyler, is always remarkable with his Saxophone melodies. Residents always look forward to his next performance. Thank You Tyler!
Tyler is an extremely talented saxophone player. He is professional and plays a wide range of tunes. Couldn't have asked for a better ambiance set by Tyler for our engagement party.
We hired Tyler to play a 180 person cocktail party and dinner at Pelican Hill for a corporate event. He was so good that the crowd wouldn't let him stop so we ended up hiring him for an additional hour! We wanted him to play more pop music versus more traditional jazz as we wanted an upbeat performance. He did an awesome job with his playlist.
He worked the crowd by walking through the tables and playing, he played all types of songs and had people up dancing. No one wanted to leave! He received more than 1 standing ovation.
Received tons of feedback following the event from the attendees that it was their favorite part of the 3 day event.
Tyler was amazing, very professional and everyone at the party enjoyed his music. I will recommend Tyler for future events.
Tyler was Amazing!! He made our Wedding absolutely PERFECT. I would highly recommend him.
Tyler was a perfect addition to our wedding! It was an absolute pleasure working with him when it came to picking our song selection and just having that open communication with him. His passion AND professionalism not only shined, but set our wedding day jitters at ease. He is truly blessed with an amazing talent! Our friends and family enjoyed him so much! Again we want to THANK YOU for going above and beyond for our wedding on 11/11/17. Anthony & Amanda
I am not over exaggerating when I say Tyler is my wedding day Super Hero. I had booked a sax player months ago on a different website as a surprise for my soon to be husband for the wedding. All of the sudden my original saxophone player bailed on me 1.5 week before the wedding and I was devastated! I scrambled to find a sax player last minute who could play the songs that I wanted with high energy and passion.
From the initial message to meeting up to the final performance Tyler was professional, enthusiastic, and gave it 110%. My guest and my husband were blown away at the wedding, so many people talked about how awesome the sax player was and it was definitely a highlight of the wedding.
Tyler was very easy to communicate with. Within a few days of the initial meeting Tyler had put together a sample of the songs I asked him to play, and they already sounded amazing! The few days after I could tell he committed to his practices because when the wedding came around, Tyler was confident, poised, and ready to entertain the guests.
THANK YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN TYLER for saving me by being my sax guy for the wedding. I hope you had a blast like we did :)
We hired Mr. Varnell for our wedding and could not have been happier with his performance! Not only a true musical talent, but an honest professional who can walk you through the "in's and out's" with ease on an already hectic day.
I was so happy we did not hire a tacky DJ or the same old organ/piano player for our wedding...but instead brought the elegance and uniqueness of the saxophone. We received so many compliments from our guests. Would most definitely hire him again!
Tyler was a special part of our ceremony and set the tone for our Napa nuptials! We received many compliments on his performance and there were many guests shedding a tear when he played Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" when I walked down the aisle...I even had a guest book him to play at her wedding the following month! Tyler was a consummate professional and really spent time assessing who we were as a couple and the kind of ceremony and reception we wanted! I would recommend him to all of my friends and family and was the best vendor we hired for our wedding! Thank you Tyler for all of your hard work and wonderful music!
Simply put, Tyler is amazing. I asked Tyler to play "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" for a dance with my grandpa at my wedding. Tyler captured everything that is special in that song-- he arranged it beautifully, his delivery was flawless, and he put so much heart into every note. Tyler took the time to ask questions and understand exactly what I wanted; he was thoughtful and caring. What I received was an invaluable, perfect moment with my grandpa that I will never forget. I am so grateful.
You would be remiss not to consider Tyler for your event. Whatever you want, he will deliver!
What to Expect
"Best money we spent on our wedding! I can’t even tell you how beyond thrilled my husband and I are about the amazing job Tyler did performing at our wedding."
“Guests were shedding a tear when Tyler played Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud as I walked down the aisle”
"I highly recommend hiring Tyler for your next event if you are looking to show your guests an unforgettable time."
"If you want beautiful ceremony music, tearful father daughter dances, or unforgettable reception dance parties Tyler does it all at a serious pro level."
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Performing at venues like Disneyland, Pelican Hill Resort, Electra Cruises, Hilton Hotels, and the Ritz-Carlton, Tyler Varnell creates unforgettable music experiences for extravagantly fun weddings, parties, and events throughout Southern California
Tyler Varnell performs on saxophone and piano covering top 40 artists like Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake, Drake, and The Weeknd - mixed with classic favorites like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, and Frank Sinatra.
Tyler is exceptional at reading a crowd and creating the perfect atmosphere for any event, from soft background music, to upbeat cocktail vibes, to an electric lead performer. For anything extravagant, extra special, or over-the-top, Tyler loves getting in depth, understanding your vision, providing his professional insight, and designing memory-making experiences that your guests will never forget.
Tyler Varnell is also a trained audio engineer and provides professional grade sound systems, wireless microphone systems for your speeches and announcements, and live DJing and emceeing for corporate events, private parties, and weddings throughout Southern California and beyond.
Classy, talented, super fun, and unforgettable, Tyler Varnell is the all-in-one package for your next event.
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FULL DAY WEDDING PACKAGE
- Any combination of live Saxophone, Piano, and DJ'd music throughout your wedding day
- Ceremony (includes Pre-Ceremony, setting the tone as your guests arrive with live piano or saxophone)
- Cocktail Hour - Upbeat, fun, get the party started
- Reception - Work with Tyler to design an unforgettable reception! Past examples include Grand Entrance, First Dance, Parent Dances, Dinner Music, Honeymoon Dance, and wowing your guests with surprise sax performances on the dance floor :)
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- 4-Year Music Scholarship, Lead Saxophonist - Pepperdine University Jazz Ensemble
- Studied with Berklee School of Music
- Toured across the U.S. and internationally
- 10+ years professional music experience
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^Featured photography by Whitney Darling, Lex and the Lotus, Jay Claus
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To see if Tyler is available, send a message with your date and venue :)
Past Booked Events
|October 07, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 18, 2018 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|July 07, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|May 29, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Dinner Party|
|April 21, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 17, 2018 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Birthday Party|
|January 27, 2018 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 20, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Birthday Party|
|December 08, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm||Nonprofit Event|
|November 11, 2017 • 11:30am - 1:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 30, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 22, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Reception|