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Bands and Ceremony Music and DJs in Howell, NJ,

Esteem Entertainment

Plaza 205 Route 9 North Suite 37
Howell, NJ, NJ
Services: Bands | Ceremony Music | DJs | Login to save vendor
(732) 490-5607
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 57 Reviews


    Sheree

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  • Esteem Entertainment, YOU ARE THE BEST!!! You certainly helped make our daughter's wedding reception a "superb" party. The music, talent, and crowd interaction was outstanding. We couldn't ask for more. Jack Goodman knows how to do weddings! The add on of DJ Dominic added another layer of entertainment bliss! Thanks to Jack, Dominic, and the other 9 musicians! You made the #mccabeweddingbash an awesome time!!Just do it! Book Esteem Entertainment!

    Ashley

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  • We had an amazing experience with Esteem Entertainment! All of our guests said our wedding was the BEST wedding they had ever been to and I believe that had to do with the incredible entertainment provided by Esteem. We did a combination of Band and DJ for our cocktail hour and reception (total of 6.5 hrs). They gave it their all the whole time and were very interactive with the wedding guests. We had a lot of surprises at our wedding and the band really worked with my husband, the best man, and my maid of honor to make it all happen. I am so grateful for the service provided and for Esteem Entertainment's contribution to making our wedding day one we will always cherish.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you for your comments. We loved playing for such a great event at CLARKS LANDNG.

    Christina

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  • We used the All Stars and Athena Bands for our wedding and everyone had such an amazing time! They play a great variety of music. They have a great time performing and made sure all of our guests enjoyed the night. Thank you, Esteem!

    Jordan

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  • The string trio from Esteem Entertainment was just the right touch for our wedding ceremony. The trio played classical music for our guests as they were finding their seats, and they played for the precessional and recessional. I had my heart set on entering to the Portuguese Love Theme and exiting to The Prime Minister's Love Theme from the movie Love Actually, and it was perfect. I was nervous because neither of the pieces are in their usual repertoire, but there was no need for me to worry, both sounded more beautiful than I could have imagined.

    Amy

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  • PROS: Great band with amazing singers. Good selection of songs and a lot of energy! Jack, owner and CEO and the drummer, personally came to our apartment to make his pitch. We appreciated that effort and he really went out of his way to give us a deal. If you want affordability, but also quality, go with Esteem!! CONS: During the reception, the band was pretty loud. It started out OK, but it got exponentially louder as the day went on. Obviously, I know you want it to be loud and boisterous to encourage everyone to party. However, 80% of our guests were over the age of 50. I think that drove some of them out into the garden.

    User4091290

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  • My wedding was Sunday night and I'm still dancing. The band was great. They played everything that I requested. So easy to work with. My guests are still raving.

    Jessica

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  • Jack and Esteem Entertainment provided us with a dixieland jazz band complete with 2nd line feel and a host of standards. We had a very tight budget but still wanted a big sound, and Jack delivered it perfectly. We hired jack based on reviews but mostly on his incredible knowledge of the genre, never hearing them play as a whole prior to our wedding day. We asked for a specific sound for the singer, and he gave us exactly what we wanted. He was easy to communicate with, showed up to the wedding in a timely fashion, even took an 80's song and worked in a jazz feel for our first dance as man and wife. Everyone RAVED about the band and they helped make our big day perfect. When I think of how much other people spend on bands @ weddings and how much value they delivered on a small budget... i am astounded. Thanks so much jack!

    Lucille Possumato

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  • They were fun and joyful and very talented. We had a Witch’s Hat Theme

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    Thank you so much Lucille - We loved the party and love the picture! We look forward to playing for you again

    User6932079

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  • Great music! Professional musicians and easy to work with.

    User6879434

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  • My husband and I were terribly disappointed in Esteem, and found their band leader, Jack, completely unprofessional. When Jack was trying to win our business, he was always available and accommodating. However 1 month prior to the wedding when we wanted to finalize details of both the ceremony and reception, he was completely unavailable. He was unwilling to find time during the week despite being offered weekday/weekend/morning and evening hours stating he was “too busy”. A week prior to our wedding day he emailed that he was unable to obtain sheet music for the songs we had requested 6 weeks prior. When he finally managed to give us a call, it was from the car, and he had none of our paperwork available (which Esteem had requested), instead reassuring us that we were dealing with “professionals” and that everything would “be fine”. The day of the wedding, Esteem messed up the ceremony (played the incorrect songs at the incorrect times) in addition to the introduct... Read more

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    Thank you for choosing Esteem Entertainment From our perspective it was a great party. We apologize that you were unhappy with the services provided. The dance floor was packed and everybody had a great time. We went above and beyond to work on new songs and cultural songs, which we played all of them. We also were able to do all of the announcements in Ukrainian. The bride spoke with our band members and expressed her gratitude to our singers and the band. We also had a packed dance floor and the band received generous gratuity. This comes as a surprise. We attempt to make ourselves available as much as possible. We have regular business hours and also gave some times when we were available outside of those hours. The musicians spent hours writing the arrangement for no extra charge. We also purchased sheet music at no extra charge to make sure the brass selections were played as close to the original as possible. We have played hundreds of multicultural weddings. All Ukrainian songs were played as time allowed. All announcements were also done in Ukrainian as requested. The dance floor was packed and the band received a generous gratuity, signifying that we played what the crowd enjoyed The band would like to thank you for the opportunity to play and congratulations on your marriage.

    Jay

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  • Jack and the folks at Esteem were a pleasure to work with. They hooked us up with a sax/guitar duo who were amazing - exactly what we wanted. They were friendly and accommodating.

    Emily

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  • Choosing Dominic as our DJ was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. He was extremely easy going and understanding of the "vibe" we wanted our reception to have. The mix of songs he played were very much in line with what we had conveyed, and the DJ-ing was lively and fun without being overwhelming. We were very impressed with his professionalism, ability to set up/work independently and attentiveness.

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