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..... music for occasions.....

 


A few Thank You notes from
event planners and agents:

 

"Clients that contact Whim are among the most
selective and particular in the Bay Area.
They are not interested in just any performance
that may feel generic or lacks passion.
When we receive a request for elegant music,
Michael Smolens is always our first call.
We have sent him to entertain many society
and celebrity clients as well as many others.
His ability to satisfy the audience comes through
with his choice of material, his ability
to tune into the changing moods of an event,
and his habit of immediately returning our calls
make him the obvious choice."

Julie Johnson
owner of the Whim Agency

www.whimagency.com
(1995-present)




"Michael is a true talent and professional
when it comes to his craft. His music was beautiful and
relaxing, setting the perfect tone for our clients wedding day.
They could not have been happier and it was
a pleasure to work together."

(following a wedding at Vintner's Winery, Sonoma, CA)

Lindsey Hintereder
(Owner & Wedding Planner Ooh La La Weddings & Special Events)
www.oohlala-weddings.com
(2012)




"You did such a great job at my clients' wedding,
they were quite pleased at how it all turned out
with the mix of different styles they requested.  
I'll definitely keep you in mind for our next event..."
(following a wedding at the Azari Winery, Petaluma, CA)
 
Jennifer Godden
(principal planner for Baciami Events)
www.baciamievents.com
(2012)




"Your music was just fabulous..."
(following a wedding at Cline Cellars, Sonoma, CA)

Pattie DiLauro
President, DiLauro Events
www.dilauroevents.com
(2007)




"What I find most appealing about Michael Smolens
is his ability to satisfy the clients who want both
the classic and the unconventional, often within one event.
This is especially tricky when it comes to
ensemble performances.  It really boils down to
the bandleader's ability to know his talent
and pick the right players.  And the reports I get
from my clients and event planners is that
Michael consistently delivers.
Whether it's a wedding needing both jazz
and classical music, or a West African trio
using indigenous instruments, I know
that I can trust Michael to create the right ambience."


Lance Freeman

President, Freelance Productions
www.freelanceproductions.net
(1996-present)




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