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Diane Martinson Music - Vocalist

Edina / Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN
Services: Bands | Login to save vendor
(952) 920-3064
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 17 Reviews


    Kerstin Hammarberg

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  • Diane was so easy to work with while we planned our wedding! Being a same-sex couple, we appreciated her excitement to work with us and her ease in making us feel so comfortable! She had the right music and great suggestions about how we could make our wedding the best event! Her website was really helpful because we could listen to clips of her actually singing the songs - not just a list. If it wasn't there, she could find it! She was awesome and her pianist was extremely talented!

    Tom

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    5 out of 5
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  • After 33 years Mike and I celebrated legal marriage in Minnesota. Our Ceremony was a wonderful witnessed by friends and family and the Diane Martinson Trio made our reception so memorable. The music was beautiful and Diane worked with us with our song selection, which made it very personal. They also played the song from our commitment ceremony in 1981 that became our first dance at our reception. I can not recommend Diane and company enough. I look forward to using them again. THANKS DIANE!

    responded with the following comments.

    Tom, it was very touching to witness your vows joyously celebrated by your family and friends. Thank you for including our trio music, it was an honor to sing your special song, and be a part of the festive atmosphere.

    User3271537

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    5 out of 5
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  • We are a professional couple in our mid-30s, who really enjoy music. We had a traditional wedding with 150 guests and a sit-down meal. Elevation Swing and Variety Band played for our reception, after dinner, for dancing. We thought this band was GREAT. They are skilled musicians and good performers. THEY looked like they were having fun up there. The music was great for dancing. The tunes were familiar to us and our guests, so everybody had a lot of fun. The music was loud enough to enjoy dancing to, but not too loud for our guests to talk and socialize. One guest commented about how good they were at reading the crowd and playing the right music for the moment. Lots of guests loved the music. A couple of people asked, "where did you find them? They were great!" And, most importantly, my mom (who doesn't usually dance) said that one of her favorite parts of our wedding was dancing as a family as the band played "We Are Family".

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you for letting me know how your much your mom enjoyed dancing to the band. I agree, it Is a lot of fun when everyone from the different generations dances in a circle together. It was our pleasure to provide your music. - Diane

    Dan

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    5 out of 5
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  • It was great working with Diane and her group! As we are fans of music that utilizes a horn section, we opted for the 8 piece version of the Elevation Swing and Variety Band. The band has an impressive catalog of songs that spans many genres, and we were able to communicate ahead of time in terms of our preferences and give a sense of what music we desired for the event. It seems that they also adjusted their play list as needed to meet the feel of the crowd. The musicianship is top notch, they blend and balance nicely, and keep the volume at the perfect level--enough energy to keep things going without drowning out conversation. With some lead time, the band was nice enough able to work up some special songs for us. Most importantly, they were having fun themselves! We received lots of great complements about their performances, both at the reception and in the weeks to come.

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    Dan, it was our privilege to play your wedding reception dance. You and Lauren were wonderful to work with and we really enjoyed the songs you selected. It's always a treat for us to bring out the full 8 piece group! Congratulations again, continued happiness to you - Diane

    mercedes

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  • Music was beautiful. Diane's group was professional, flexible with our evening events and worked with our theme. Even Dressed the part :) I would recommend them for any corporate event or wedding. Mercedes Betzina Corporate Recruiter Buffets Inc.

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    My trio had a wonderful time performing 1920s music at your theme party, Thank you Mercedes!

    Lisa

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  • Your great music made my Mom's retirement party wonderful. She has been talking about it ever since. Thank you for everything.

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    Thank you for including my Jazz Duo at the retirement party. It was nice that so many people enjoyed singing along too. We wish you all the best

    Bobbie

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  • wOW, dIANE, YOUR MUSIC WAS EXACTLY WHAT we had in mind. Your rendition of It Had to be You was perfect, and every time I hear it now I recall the moment, my first romantic dance with my adorable husband. Jim lovesyour voice and style, as do I. We will call you again when we have another big party, and we may, later this year. Thanks again for giving our festivities the perfect note! Bobbie Benno Wagner

    James

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  • Diane was very professional. She was early, set up on time and was ready before we were. She played the music we requested. She had some very good suggestions of her own, based I am sure from her vast experience. We would strongly recommend her to anyone interested.

    Christina

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  • All around EXCELLENT!! I didn't have to worry one bit about anything related to my ceremony music and cocktail hour/dinner music. Diane and JR are very professional, and best of all they sound GREAT. People told me the music gave them tears in their eyes during the ceremony. They are very flexible and easy to get ahold of. If you want an extremely good value you for your money don't hesitate to hire them, you will not be dissapointed!

    Kristin

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  • Diane and her musicians were fabulous! Their music was even better in person than at our 1st meeting with them. The music was seamless and everyone enjoyed them. They took some requests and her band was so nice and friendly. The special surprise request that I requested for my husband was a delight- Gary loved it! They were simply awesome! The ceremony music was beautiful and exactly what we wanted!

    Karen

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  • Diane is extremely professional and reliable. I listened to her vocals online and again in person. Once I decided to hire Diane, she took care of the rest. She showed up to rehearse on the wedding day, and she sounded exquisite during the ceremony!

    melissa

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  • I had diane as my soloist, and Serenna as my harpist. I was amazed of how beautiful the music was, and it was worth every penny! Diane was there to answer any questions that i had efficiantly and quickly. I recommend Diane Martinson Live Music, for any special occasion.

    Leslie

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  • Diane Martinson and the Elevation Band provided a pianist during our cocktail hour, a combo (3 musicians) during our sit down dinner and 9 piece band for dancing. They were very professional, able to play a variety of music and very versatile. Music for dinner was sophisticated and jazzy - and when it came time to dance, our guests flocked to the dance floor. They also played longer than their contract required. I would highly recommend them.

    Liz

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  • Hi Diane, JD and I want to thank you and the entire Elevation band so much for a fabulous evening of music for our wedding!!! It really made our night to have you all there to provide the backdrop for our evening. The personal touch with the amazing music made for a perfect night! My mom will be 87 years old in December and I think she was on the dance floor more than anyone else! (I'm not sure I have ever seen her dance more than a minute or two at a time in my life!) Your followup and professionalisim were much appreciated - it was great to not have to worry about that aspect of planning the wedding. Thanks again to all of you!! Liz and JD

    responded with the following comments.

    Diane - please know I thought I gave you a 5 on the professionalism question, but when I hit submit, it turned out to be 4.5 - you were supposed to get 5 out of 5 on everything! I am in San Diego on business and the internet in my room leaves much to be desired. It kicked me out a couple of times before I could finally submit it. Again, a million thanks for the fabulous music! Liz Thank you Liz and JD

    Faith

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