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As seen in People Magazine and Sports Illustrated, Tyler Varnell performs on Saxophone, Piano, DJ/Emcee's, and provides all professional grade sound & lighting, fully covering your event, all in one package :)
Nationally ranked in WeddingWire’s Top 5% and The Knot’s Top 4%, Tyler performs at California's top venues including Disneyland, LA Live, Pelican Hill Resort, Pepperdine University, Mercedes Benz, Four Seasons, and Ritz Carlton Resorts.
"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." - Sarah A.
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ow. Tyler was a dream come true on our wedding day. We knew we wanted to hire Tyler two years ago but COVID had other plans. After postponing our wedding an extra year, Tyler was one of the first vendors we hired. The talent and professionalism that Tyler has is unmatched. Every single one of my guests is still talking about Tyler’s performance. He made our wedding feel intimate and he tailored music according to our preference. He even customized a first dance piece to make our every dream come true. We cannot thank Tyler enough and we hope to anybody reading this you hire him for your special day. I promise you won’t regret it. Thank you Tyler!!
Tyler killed it at our wedding- everyone asked how we found him and loved the live sax. He is incredibly talented and also very helpful and communicative and made our day perfect.
Tyler is one of those people that you interact with one time, and it becomes apparent within minutes that he is someone you’d want to hang out and be friends with after your event. The interesting thing about Tyler is his ability to fill a space with his humble, kind and charismatic personality, and he just becomes the embodiment of the musical atmosphere he creates. It felt almost as if his presence wasn’t real. You can certainly feel his energy of happiness while he is jamming in a crowd of people on the sax, and those vibes go out to everyone lucky enough to be in those moments. There’s not much else to say other than he made our wedding truly special, one that my wife and I will hold near and dear to our hearts for the rest of our lives. We are convinced at this point that Tyler is a wizard because nearly a month after our wedding our friends and family are still talking about how incredible he is. You put a spell on us and our peeps. Thank you, Tyler, for all you do, and we look forward to booking our next milestone event with you!
If there's one thing you can do to make your wedding memorable, its hiring Tyler. He's so talented! We had him as our pianist as guests walked in and our saxophonist during cocktail hour/reception and he stole the show. All our guests were amazed at how well he handled the crowd, handled the live music and mp3 all while being the emcee. His list of music is quite wide range too so he can play for any crowd. We postponed our wedding 4 times and all four times, Tyler was so quick to respond giving us tips, ideas, and simple encouragement. He was definitely the smoothest vendor I had who even convinced the owner the of the venue to allow live music during reception (there's a certain sound decibel limit at night). Overall, great experience. Hire this guy, you won't regret it.
Tyler is the best in the business. The GOAT. A Renaissance Man. An absolute legend. Stop your search as you have found your guy.
From a music perspective he is incredibly talented. His sax game is electric, piano on point and Dj/Emcee perfect. Our dance floor was rocking all night. Did I mention how epic the surprise sax appearances are?!
As a person, he is so calming, kind and thoughtful. Weddings are stressful enough and the entire process with Tyler was seamless and fun. He's knowledgeable and really tries to tailor each experience to the couple.
My wife and I have not stopped receiving compliments about how amazing Tyler was. Tyler was the best decision we made (other than marrying each other). Can't wait to have him party with us at another life event in the future!
My husband and I hired Tyler for our wedding and couldn’t be happier that we did. Our guests cannot stop talking about him and how he MADE the wedding. His energy and talent made for the best night ever. Highly recommend the saxophone at your after party!
The number one thing we wanted for our wedding was live music. At first, we were looking for a band, but when we found Tyler, we knew we had to have him play saxophone/emcee/DJ at our wedding. Tyler put on a show and our guests are still talking about him weeks after the wedding reception! He was a fantastic communicator leading up to the wedding and is very informative. He knows his music and his presence during open dancing was truly felt. He made our wedding a dream come true. We look forward to having Tyler be a part of our celebrations in the future!
Our family worked with Tyler Varnell for our son’s wedding on May 29, 2021 and he made the reception a blast! From the cocktail hour where he complemented the music with his saxophone to the reception where he provided lighting, music, emcee and more accompaniment…Tyler was AMAZING! Our friends and family commented that this was the best wedding that they had ever attended and Tyler was a huge part of that experience. Our son and daughter-in-law enjoyed planning their playlist with Tyler and he made sure to read the crowd on the dance floor (which was packed) when he chose each song. It was a magical evening! Thank you Tyler!
From planning the details of the big day to the performance on our big day, Tyler was absolutely perfect! He is so professional and organized, yet full of enthusiasm and positive vibes. My now husband and I's family and friends have not stopped talking about how fabulous he was! We booked Tyler to play piano and saxophone, DJ and MC throughout our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Each section of the day was different, but cohesive and smooth. During the reception, he had almost every guest out of the dance floor. We HIGHLY recommend that you book Tyler for any of your events :) We plan to book him for sure in the future!!!
WOW. Tyler Varnell is a superstar. We hired Tyler at the recommendation of our DJ (Eric Morales of Extreme DJs) after mentioning we wanted to add an element of "live music" even though we wanted to hire a DJ for the evening. We hired Tyler to play Cocktail Hour solo and then accompany Eric during the reception -- dinner, dancing and after party. I'm not exaggerating when I say every single guest approached us during the wedding to tell us how incredible Tyler was. He is engaging, fun, talented and knows how to get the party started and keep it going. His song book covers all genres, and he played a variety of music that appealed to all guests, regardless of age (our families loved when he played Bruno Mars, and my girlfriends went INSANE when he played "Mr. Brightside" -- he can do it all!). He also played during our wedding party grand entrance and our first dance -- which kept our guests engaged. If you are looking for entertainment to truly "wow" your guests, hire Tyler. You won't be disappointed!!
I can honestly say we just came from the best wedding and the music had a LOT to do with it. This was the most unique experience to have a live Saxophone playing the entire night. It was not just classical tunes but he tied it into music from all eras! Absolutely amazing !!
Response from Tyler Varnell - Saxophone | Piano | DJ:
Thank you so much Mike! It was a blast partying it up with you guys! Til next time :)
We get to forever brag about having THE best entertainment at our wedding. Tyler began the ceremony by playing beautiful piano music and once cocktail hour began, he played saxophone. He had the best music and was not afraid to jump on in on the dance floor with us. No mess ups, schedule ran smoothly and he was very professional along with his assistant. So honored to have him on our special day, everyone was raving about him, so many people asked how to book him for future events. Tyler Varnell has our highest recommendation and made our day absolutely spectacular and memorable!
We engaged Tyler as our sole musician for our wedding and he completely blew it out of the park! He's an absolute professional - exceptional and prompt communicator, generous with his time, very knowledgeable about the do/don'ts for music on the big day, highly engaging, and did I mention, extremely talented! We had an 18mo engagement and from the onset of our time getting to know, and working with, Tyler he was a pleasure to work with. Even throughout the stresses of COVID, Tyler was quick to calm our nerves and provide solutions. He puts so much time and effort into his prep and it was wonderful to see it all come together on our wedding day. Tyler even provided us with a (very) thorough script to ensure that we captured every moment of the wedding (this was a huge relief!). We had a very small wedding and Tyler helped us curate a great resume of songs for display on the sax, piano, and DJ/Emcee. By the end of the night, one of our guests even asked Tyler (directly) if he would continue performing for an offsite afterparty! Highly recommend and can't wait to reach out to him in the future for other events! Thanks for everything, Tyler!
Words really cannot describe how much we love Tyler! He was by far the best part of our reception. Not only is he extremely talented, he is also an amazing human! He even put together a special recorded performance for our anniversary. Thank you so much for everything and being a part of our special day. Love always, Maancy and Sachin
We hired Tyler for a happy hour event we did recently and cannot say enough great things! He is so talented and absolutely made our event :) Having the saxophone paired with Top 40's hits just makes every song better and makes you want to dance. He is extremely professional, he set up a great looking stage / stand that lit up, and played all the hits! Everyone loved his entertainment and we can't wait to hire him again! If you're looking for a one man band that feels like a lot more ... he's your guy! Thank you so much Tyler for taking our event to the next level and we look forward to having you at another one soon!
Tyler did an amazing job at our wedding! Tyler was a great communicator and he went above and beyond to reassure us that our wedding day would be perfect. Tyler is the perfect musician for your wedding or special event as he is the perfect blend of DJ and live musician. Everyone raved about the live saxophone at our wedding. It was the perfect addition to our special day. Tyler was also a great emcee. He kept the party going and our guests loved his friendly personality. I would highly recommend hiring Tyler for your wedding or private event!
Wedding Sax Player and Reception DJ - Tyler was an absolute hit! Everyone loved his live music at the ceremony and he was fantastic at our reception. I wish we could hang out with him all the time! He is truly talented! Tyler is professional, assures your wants and needs are heard, carries out your vision, and made our day beyond special. You will not regret having him for any event! We love you Tyler!
I cannot begin to say enough wonderful things about Tyler Varnell! He is the most talented saxophonist I have ever worked with, and as a wedding coordinator, I have worked with many. It was a no brainer that Tyler was the perfect musician for my husband and I's big day. Tyler was the star of the show and our guests could not stop raving about him. I highly recommend Tyler to anyone looking for a musician who not only is wonderful at their trade, but also a blast to work with leading up to the big day. Thank you Tyler for making our wedding so spectacular!
Tyler was INCREDIBLE! From our first FaceTime meeting to the day of the wedding he was just great! He gave us confidence in that he knew what he was doing and our guests absolutely loved him! He took Covid precautions seriously & truly made our wedding the party we wanted! You’ll truly be missing out if you don’t hire Tyler!
Tyler is the man. Talent, Personality, and Professionalism beyond imagine. My man didn’t only play a list of some 40 English songs, no, he learned 3 separate arabic songs and played them FLAWLESSLY. As if he was a native. The sax can be described as an extension of tyler and he knows it soo well as if its part of his body. He stayed longer than he should’ve, probably cuz he enjoyed our company 😂 and cuz he cares about the overall feel of the event. Our wedding was elevated from classy to magnificent because of his touch. So many people thought that the sax was just an elegant element to the overall feel. Amazing Tyler.
If you're looking for an amazing performer, is professional, and is easy to communicate with, look no further! Tyler was so amazing to worth with, and his music made our wedding so much more special.
Are you debating whether or not to have a Saxophone player (Tyler) play at your wedding or event?! Wellllll, let me make it easy for you...DO IT!!! WOW! I had the privilege of seeing Tyler in action at one of my best friends wedding and as soon as I heard him play I KNEW I had to have him play at my wedding! And sure enough, 1 year later, my wedding rolls around and I reach out to Tyler. He is the kindest most professional most talented musician you’ll ever meet. He made our entertainment at our wedding! You can tell he has been working his magic for a very long time, his dedication to his skill is certainly obvious. And let me add, one thing I truly appreciate and am so grateful for is Tyler’s flexibility. Due to COVID, we had to postpone our wedding twice and not once did Tyler ever question or give me a hard time about it. I will recommend him to anyone and everyone. Thank you so much Tyler, you are truly amazing at your skill and you truly are an amazing person too!
Tyler was awesome. Super fun and friendly guy with amazing saxophone skills. Everyone enjoyed him and he was a great addition to the party. I will definitely use him again.
Tyler recently played the saxophone at our wedding ceremony. He is very talented and an amazing saxophone player! We did not tell anyone he was going to play at our wedding, so it was a total surprise when our guests arrived, and they were all in awe of his performance (my husband and I could not agree more), and we still talk about it to this day! If you want to make a lasting impression on your wedding day, I highly recommend you contact Tyler and book him right away, I promise you will be glad that you did! Tyler was exceptional to work with!
We had Tyler Varnell play the graduation song in our driveway as our Goddaughter walked out to the front yard for her virtual graduation party set up. It was truly special! Full communication on ETA and once arrived he notified us when parked. He walked over when we were ready and we coordinated when he was to start playing his Saxophone. It was Beautiful and Memorable day! It made her day even more special and definitely pleasant surprise for her. We absolutely recommend for anyone that wants to make their graduation moment even more special! Thank you again Tyler!
Excellent! Tyler was the highlight of the wedding. He is an amazing artist and very professional. Our only regret was that we didn’t have him long enough. I would highly recommend using Tyler for any special occasion.
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THANK YOU SO MUCH & have an amazing day Laura!!
Tyler got our vibe and carried it out to perfection. Everyone, I mean everyone, had a blast.
We would absolutely recommend Tyler Varnell for your next event! He was extraordinary at our company holiday gathering. He blew guests away during cocktail hour while seamlessly walking through the crowd playing his saxophone to classic holiday music. He then transitioned to playing the piano throughout dinner. His professional demeanor and incredible performance make him the perfect entertainer.
Tyler Varnell is amazing! He is very talented and was the life of the party. I continue to get feedback and great praise for his contributions to our elegant affair. Tyler knows how to read the crowd, play the right musical selections appropriate for the evening, set the perfect volume,, and can accomodate any request. In fact, during a walkthrough during prep, he already anticipated my needs. It is a pleasure to have him at any of our events. I will be hiring him again in the future!
Myself and my team have had the privilege of working with Tyler on numerous corporate events and every single time we are completely blown away! Our guests love Tyler's music, both saxophone and DJ, but they also love his personality. I would recommend Tyler to anyone who is looking for an exciting and innovative way to incorporate live entertainment into your events. Thank you, Tyler!!
Tyler did an event for us in November and he exceeded our expectations. He was timely, professionally and is incredibly talented. He added so much class and fun to our event.
Tyler is a fabulous musician and a professional performer! Our dealership hired him to provide "live" music to create a classy ambiance for our guests and he exceeded our expectations! Not only did our guests enjoy the music but so did our employees! His skills helped to create a fun and festive atmosphere! I would highly recommend him for any event!
Tyler played for a corporate group of mine and was the highlight of the evening! Not only was he on-site early, he was very professional and really knows how to read the crowd. Plus, the even took the time post-event to learn one of my favorite saxophone song! I wish I could have him at all my events!
One of my favorite vendors for the wedding, absolutely amazing! Would recommend for any event. Tyler took the time to meet with us several times to get an idea of our vision for the wedding and day of wowed our guests with an amazing performance. Tyler made our wedding unique and special and my guests LOVED him. I’ll never forget walking down the aisle to the sax, it was so memorable!
Tyler was a hit at our event, he made our welcome reception very chic and modern with his trendy songs. Everyone loved his music and the ladies loved his looks. Thank you and we look forward to having Tyler at another event.
Response from Tyler Varnell - Saxophone | Piano | DJ:
Thanks so much Olga!! I had a blast performing for everyone :)
Tyler was amazing at our wedding! He played sax during our ceremony, piano during cocktail hour, and then DJ'ed during our reception (occasionally jumping in on the sax). We had food poisoning from the day before so we left our wedding early, but our guests all raved about Tyler, and I am still getting texts about how great he was. He is truly talented and I would hire him again.
This guy was the greatest....he made my wedding super special!!!
Tyler was absolutely amazing! He played the saxophone at our wedding in May - pre ceremony, ceremony, and cocktail hour and we still get so many compliments from our guests on how incredible Tyler was.
I recently worked with Tyler on a mutual client's wedding for which I was coordinating. The client had many wonderful ideas and many moving elements in regards to the music that would be playing that evening. Not only did Tyler's performances leave us all in awe of his talents but what was most important to me as the lead coordinator for the client's entire event was his professionalism, his knowledge, and most importantly - his communication! As a coordinator, communication is key to running a smooth event and between the desires of the client and the reality of possibilities, Tyler and I were able to communicate what needed to be done to make things happen.
I look forward to referring Tyler's talent to my clients!
My husband and I dreamt of having a saxophone at our wedding ever since we talked about our first dance being “Strip it down” by Luke Bryan, We just never knew it would actually be possible! We contacted so many different vendors but none of them had the style and sound we were looking for our wedding. We almost gave up until after much searching, we discovered Tyler and his lovely YouTube videos. I almost cried when we found him! I messaged him and instantly received a response and we set up a time to talk. Tyler was so easy going and opened to anything my husband and I asked about, from the style in music to the timeline and to even learning the song we so desired to have our first dance to! Tyler was very professional and easy to reach when ever it was that we had any questions or changes in our 200 guest timeline. The day of our wedding came and it was right out of a fairytale. I mean this when I say it, without Tyler at our wedding it would not have been what it was that day. He was the cherry on top! We received soooo many compliments and everyone loved him! All my little nieces couldn’t stop staring at him, they were in awe at how amazing he was. I recommend Tyler to anyone who loves a good time and loves compliments! Thank you Tyler, you made our wedding day PERFECT!
Tyler was perfect! Perfect in every way. Professional, organized & responsive. We hired him to play piano and sax at our wedding, he made everyone cry at the ceremony with his amazing piano entrances and got everyone grooving during cocktail hour with his amazing sax covers of oldies, and new unexpected pop songs. I can’t recommend him enough! Planning a wedding is incredibly stressful, and vendors like Tyler are absolute life savers!!! Ten stars!
I can’t rave about Tyler enough! He was totally the hit of our wedding! From the beginning, Tyler was very professional and personable. You can tell he loves what he does and put 150% effort into making our day perfect! He even learned a few new songs just to fit with our song selection. We had so many people complimenting us about our “sax man,” even the catering staff! Tyler truly went above and beyond to make sure we, and our guests, had an amazing night. I cannot recommend Tyler more. We’ve already had 2 guests ask us for his contact info for an upcoming wedding and even a holiday party! Tyler, thank you so much for making our wedding day just perfect!
I'm not sure if you can find a guy to jazz up (no pun intended) your wedding or party any more than this guy right here. To this day (3 months after our wedding), I am still getting compliments about the small details of our wedding, but the most popular compliment I've received has been about our saxophone player, Tyler. He blew our crowd away with his talent during both our cocktail hour and then again during the reception. We hired a friend who DJ'd along side Tyler and their chemistry was seamless which made it very easy. He was great communicating with us the whole time, making sure he was on the same page with which vibe we wanted throughout certain parts of the night. He played everything from old school to new school and even ended with a song we requested him to learn days leading up to the event.
This guy is beyond talented and we will forever be grateful that we found him and hired him for our big day. He truly made it one to remember.
Tyler performed for my sisters rehearsal dinner. He was amazing. He brought class to the event. Everyone complimented his performance. I would recommend him for any event you may have. The party was a success because of him.
Hi, groom here, just got back from my honeymoon after our wedding a month ago.
My wife and I still can’t stop talking about how much we love Tyler, and neither can our guests. We feel so lucky that he was available for our special day, I can’t imagine it feeling more special or hiring anyone else for any event I ever do.
He is an incredible musician who is doing something he loves so his passion can be his work— you can really tell that he loves every moment. Tyler played saxophone during the cocktail hour and some of the important dances and piano for the aisle walks and the father-daughter dance, as well as DJing the party portion. If that wasn’t amazing enough, he would occasionally whip out the saxophone during the party, song permitting, and played along with the song on the dance floor. Absolutely breathtaking and just so cool!
I’m originally from Israel and sent a song to Tyler that is from my country and is about 30 years old, and told him that I’m not expecting anything but if this can somehow be played during the dance with my mom(I’m the groom) it would be incredible. Tyler began the song and, a couple verses in, came in with the saxophone solo and I just completely lost it. Beyond beautiful, words can’t do that moment justice. The effort that Tyler put in to make sure this day was perfect is something I can’t overstate. From the tremendous musical skill and intuition, to the customization, to the personal care for our wishes and flawless MCing of our wedding, Tyler Varnell is a absolute no-brainer. If he’s unavailable, delay your wedding to a day he is. Trust me.
Tyler is amazing!! He played during our ceremony and it was perfect! He works with you before to find the right songs and is just so classy and fun before, during and after the whole experience. Highly recommend!!!
Tyler is amazing!! We booked him the whole night with piano music!! He made a great mix of classical music and pop hits! My drunk wedding crowd enjoyed karaoke with him afterwards with many special requests!! Tyler is a great addition to anyone’s special day!!
Tyler was definitely a highlight to our wedding. He made the experience unforgettable playing songs we all love! He was able to customize our first dance song with the addition of his sax and made the song all the more better. He kept the party going and got people on their feet. It was such a joy to see our guests, young and old, enjoy live music. Tyler is very easy to work with, professional and highly recommended. Thank you again Tyler!
Tyler really made our wedding more fun and special. So many guests commented on how great he was. His performances were top notch. From a behind the scenes perspective, Tyler was able to go with the flow and make little changes on the fly to keep the atmosphere alive and energetic. Put those two things together and you can't go wrong, plus he was professional and on top of things throughout the entire process.
We hired Tyler to play for the reception for at our annual gala dinner. Tyler was on time, easy to work with, and highly professional. But most of all Tyler provided the BEST atmosphere for our guests! The music was so lively and fun and provided the perfect backdrop for our event. We will definitely be hiring Tyler again in the future!
My husband and I got married about 10 days ago. Tyler played saxophone before the ceremony, during the ceremony, cocktail hour and some songs during the dinner as well. He is really the BEST! In so many ways... First of all, he is really accommodating. Since day one, he made sure to understand what we want and also he delivered EXACTLY WHAT WE DISCUSSED!! Thanks to him, our wedding was really magical, romantic but also so much fun! After the wedding, every single person told us how great was the music and they really liked Tyler. The music was great, he was great, his help was great and overall working with him and getting to know him was great! Thank you so much, Tyler for making our wedding magical!! It absolutely wouldn't be the same without you!!
Response from Tyler Varnell - Saxophone | Piano | DJ:
Wow! Thank you so much Begum! :) We definitely had a lot of fun moments and I'm so glad I could join you two!! Big time congrats to you & Michael!!! :)
Tyler was amazing! Everyone loved him. He surpassed our expectations starting from the very beginning. He was on top of everything and his overall performance on our special day just made it that more special.
Tyler was beyond Amazing at our wedding ceremony and reception. All of our guests continue to rave and talk about his saxophone and piano performances. He was professional, on point, and helped us create a unique playlist for our reception. Everything was perfect and we highly recommend him to anyone who needs a musician and DJ for their special events.
Tyler was a pleasure to work with from the beginning. He is extremely professional, had a great set up, was organized, and is extremely talented. His repertoire of music is incredible, he played a variety of songs that our guests enjoyed. I highly recommend him.
Response from Tyler Varnell - Saxophone | Piano | DJ:
Jeannette!! Thank you so much!! I had a blast performing for everybody --- And your grand piano was amazing :) Til next time!! :)
Tyler was Amazing!! So glad we hired him for our big day! Would highly recommend you do too!
Tyler is awesome! The best ever! His saxophone is mesmerizing and entertaining - a must for cocktail hour. His work ethic is incomparable. From the first appointment, to the day of, Tyler worked feverishly guiding us step by step coordinating with our coordinator and other vendors to produce what our guests called a "unique and romantic" experience. We definitely recommend Tyler with 4 thumbs up!
We don't even know where to begin. We would give Tyler 10 stars if we could! From the very beginning, he was so easy to work with, professional and very responsive and timely. He wore a beautiful blue suit and was early to set-up. He engaged with everyone, and played such a wonderful mix of music- incorporated the piano/keyboard along with playing the saxophone. Everyone at our event raved about what a great entertainer he was, and we couldn't agree more. We will be booking him for every party we have in the future. Thank you, Tyler!
Tyler is what everyone is missing from their wedding/event. At first we hired Tyler just for our ceremony but we knew he was going to set the party off during the reception, so we added that to the contract. Every one of our guests that we talked to in the days/weeks following the wedding brought up Tyler and said he was one of the highlights of the night. I'm not sure there's more to be said. Tyler knows how to feel out the crowd and most importantly was able to identify our style and set the tone for a memorable ceremony and wedding. We will definitely catch Tyler at his next performance!
Response from Tyler Varnell - Saxophone | Piano | DJ:
You, Jenn, your friends, and family were all AWESOME!!! That dance floor was poppin!!! What a party :)
Tyler Varnell was a huge hit at my daughter's wedding. He was there for cocktail hour and almost every guest was giving us complements about Tyler's performance. He was absolutely superb and really kicked off the wedding festivities with a bang. He is a true professional and very easy to work with. We Highly recommend him and loved having him.
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!
Response from Tyler Varnell - Saxophone | Piano | DJ:
Thank you so much Jennifer!! I had a blast celebrating you and Jeff at your beach reception!! :)
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 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!
Response from Tyler Varnell - Saxophone | Piano | DJ:
Hi Holly! You and Elan looked so happy and beautiful together!! Loved the cake party favors! :)
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
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
Response from Tyler Varnell - Saxophone | Piano | DJ:
I got the chills too!! What a special moment to be a part of. Congrats you guys!!!!
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 - Saxophone | Piano | DJ:
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.
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.
Tyler was Amazing!! He made our Wedding absolutely PERFECT. I would highly recommend him.
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 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
Performing on both saxophone and piano, Tyler specializes in Top 40 covers including Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake, Drake, and The Weeknd - mixed with crowd favorites like Stevie Wonder and Frank Sinatra. Tyler's top-notch DJing & Emceeing keeps the dancefloor filled and your event on track, making him the perfect all-in-one combination of live and DJ'd music for your wedding or event.
--- "If you want beautiful ceremony music, tearful father daughter dances, or unforgettable reception dance parties, Tyler does it all at a serious pro level." - Matt D.
--- “Guests were shedding a tear when Tyler played Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud as I walked down the aisle” - Lauren K.
--- "We still talk about it to this day! If you want to make a lasting impression on your wedding day, I highly recommend you contact Tyler and book him right away" - Alicia C.
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FULL DAY WEDDING EXPERIENCE --- Starting at $3,000
Together we design a fully personalized music plan incorporating live saxophone, live piano, and DJ’d music throughout your special day.
1 - Pre-Ceremony --- Set the tone with live saxophone or piano as your guests arrive
2 - Ceremony --- Your favorite songs performed on saxophone or piano :)
3 - Cocktail Hour --- Upbeat Top 40 hits on saxophone definitely gets the party started!!
4 - Reception --- Tyler's top notch DJing & Emceeing keeps the dance floor filled, with live saxophone & piano performances for your First Dance, Parent Dances, Honeymoon Dance & more! We can get creative :)
5 - Dancing --- At the end of the night, wowing your guests with surprise saxophone appearances on the dance floor is always super fun & definitely memorable! (see videos)
6 - Equipment --- Tyler provides all professional grade sound & lighting, fully covering your big day, all in one package
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- As seen in People Magazine and Sports Illustrated
- Awards: WeddingWire Couples Choice, TheKnot "Best of Weddings," TheBash "Best of," GigSalad "Top Performer"
- 4-Year Music Scholarship, Lead Saxophonist - Pepperdine University Jazz Ensemble
- Studied with Berklee School of Music
- Toured across U.S. and internationally
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Featured photography by Lex and the Lotus, The Vondy's, Soul & Veil, Paper Moon Shoppe, Emry Photography, Jim Kennedy, Whitney Darling, Charissa Magno, Sara Ellen, Honey Photographs, and Jay Claus
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“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”
Classy, talented, super fun, and unforgettable, Tyler Varnell is the all-in-one package of live & DJ'd music for your big day :)
>>> To check availability, send Tyler a message with your date and venue <<<
Past Booked Events
|February 18, 2021 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|October 03, 2020 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|September 20, 2020 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Dinner Party|
|April 17, 2020 • 11:30am - 11:45am||Personal Occasion|
|April 14, 2020 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Virtual Event|
|February 20, 2020 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm||Corporate Event|
|November 03, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Fundraiser|
|October 17, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|October 12, 2019 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 21, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|May 04, 2019 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 25, 2019 • 4:00pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|February 16, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 08, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:30am||Christmas Party|
|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|