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Ceremony Music in New York, NY,
(646) 640-7769
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  • 29 Reviews


    Elizabeth

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  • James exceeded our expectations, we had a complicated mix of songs. James took our requests and executed them to perfection. Unfortunately, we didn't hear him play as much as we would like (Taking pictures and entertaining guest). But everyone raved about his professionalism. The best part about James is his versatility, he can play Taylor Swift and Beethoven. If you're considering a Musician, look no further.

    Amanda

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  • James was a truly amazing part of our wedding day!! Originally we planned for James to play at the ceremony of our big wedding but when covid cancelled our plans, we opted for a micro-wedding and were lucky enough for James to play the ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner. James is an expert at his craft and the music was not only beautiful, but also perfectly timed to enhance our special moments. He was very communicative throughout the planning and re-planning processes and even learned a song that we loved to play for the recessional. We really can not imagine our day without James (and our guests continue to sing his praises!)

    Cynthia Capobianco

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  • If you are looking for a talented, passionate and professional violinist to play at your upcoming wedding ceremony or wedding reception then look no further. James played at our wedding ceremony and dinner reception this past weekend and he exceeded our expectations. Our wedding celebration was so enriched by the beautiful music that accompanied all of the beautiful moments we experienced. James was a true pleasure to work with. He was very organized and provided us with a list of songs that he recommended for the ceremony and dinner. There was a large range of songs on the list from the classics the pop modern radio hits. In addition to the range of songs provided, James was open to my special requests for Italian classics and was open to play anything he could find the music for. He is very easy to talk to and he was prompt with his responses, which is a great help in the planning process. James played for seven hours straight barely stopping to take a break. He is so dedicat... Read more

    Maegan G

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  • James is a stellar musician. He completely exceeded all of my expectations on my wedding day. James was punctual in responding back to any of my questions, comments, concerns, or requests prior to my event. During this pandemic James and I worked together virtually. He played songs which I had requested to hear anytime I asked. James is very professional and works diligently in his approach to please his clients. On July 25,2020 James joined my family and friends in a nature preserve park where he played music before, during, and after the ceremony. He was fully equipped and played my requests even better than what he had shown me prior. I highly recommend James to play his violin for any event. He has a unique and versatile approach that is fit to meet the needs of any styled event you could imagine! Thank you kindly James Teal! - Mr. & Mrs. Gutierrez 😍

    Guzin Saykal

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  • I found James through friend recommendation in IG. He was very accommodating, and cheerful from the beginning to the end. I asked him just 3 songs to be played, and trusted him to do his way for the rest of the event. And it was great. I am also event planner and I want to work with him for all my future events. We received a lot of compliments for him. Thank you James, for being part of our memory.

    Sarah

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  • James Teal was professional, accommodative, and easy to reach throughout the planning process. He was a pleasure to work with! He played the song I walked down the aisle to, as well as our cocktail hour. We received MANY compliments on the quality of his skills and how unique it was that he played modern songs. Would 100% recommend!

    Jenna

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  • James was fantastic! We had a small (70person) wedding ceremony in Central Park this past October. James guided us in song selections and also dealt with a few last minute requests the night before. Everyone said he played beautifully! ( I, the bride, of course only heard 2 songs :)). Highly recommend James!

    Kimberly

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  • James did a fantastic job playing at our wedding ceremony. He was so nice and professional, and sounded lovely! He played with another cellist, and the two of them sounded great together!

    Lauren Bumbaugh

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  • James was incredible! We can’t say enough about his flexibility in working with us. After cancelling our large destination wedding due to covid, we decided to keep our original date but do a small, local ceremony. We scoured reviews to find vendors in just three shorts weeks. We were SO pleased to find James. He was incredibly easy to work with, offered a ton of options and DELIVERED on our special day. He played some classics such as bridal processional and Frank Sinatra’s New York Theme. After speaking with him in our introductory call, we trusted him to “set the tone” both prior to our ceremony and after, end he crushed it. Our guests raved about him! We would strongly recommend James for your wedding or special event (no matter how big or small)!

    Vladimir Teterukov

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  • James exceeded our expectations by far! We wanted something different for our outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour and we got the right guy! James' sound was amazing and carried throughout the whole outdoor seating area. He has a great mix of classical, old school, and modern music in his repertoire in addition to being able to improvise and go along with many songs you may have on the dance floor. Me and my wife strongly recommend him as he will be one of the best investments you can make for your event!

    Bettina Amore

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  • I found James through GigSalad. I needed a violinist for my wedding ceremony. He was very responsive and when we connected on the phone to see if our personalities matched, it worked out really well. He's not just skilled in what he does, he's also very pleasant to work with. He's very accommodating and he gave me good songs recommendations. He can play old songs to modern ones. He even broke it out for me to do a pre-wedding, recessional, and post. He matched the songs very well with what we were expecting, and not only that, we asked him for some songs not within his regular repertoire and he kindly accommodated (with enough prep time for him, of course; we were very considerate about that). He was also available for me and my groom during the prep calls via Skype to plan out details. I so appreciated that. On the day of the wedding itself, even though there were plans we discussed, he was flexible to accommodate according to the needs of the moment during the actual event.... Read more

    Rebecca

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  • We had a rooftop ceremony in July and didn’t want our ceremony music played off an ipad so I was happy I was able to find a musician available for my date within 2 months of my date. James was SO pleasant to chat with and I especially love that he was open to playing the classics as well as contemporary songs. Bonus points for playing Despacito! I even asked him to surprise the groom with a rendition of the Star Wars theme music when he appeared, which was a fun touch. The only call out I have is that his backing track was a bit too loud; it made it difficult to hear his amazing violin at times. Other than that, James is a professional and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a violinist and I actually wish I had an excuse to book him again myself!

    Rafiqul Chowdhury

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  • I could not be more pleased with my experience with James. He was very professional and punctual, but most importantly he went above what my expectations were. I would highly recommend him. Very talented individual!

    shante

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  • James made our wedding ceremony and cocktail so unforgettable. I continue to have family and friend rave about how nice the violinist was. At first I was looking to book a 3-4 person band but after hearing James and reading other reviews. I knew it wasn’t needed. From beginning to end he reassured me that everything would be ok and you immediately made us feel at ease. The song selections and the help he gave was everything I had wanted. Thanks again for making our wedding day unforgettable.

    Dania

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  • I am so happy we hired James for our wedding .He was the perfect touch of magic we were looking to add to our cocktail hour .The guests are still talking about how amazing his performance was .Thank you James !

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    Dania, Your wedding cocktail hour was one of the best experiences I've had at a cocktail hour. I loved your guests and I could feel they were really enjoying my music too! All the best to you!!

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