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Benny Be Music Productions

San Francisco , CA
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San Francisco, CA 94132 US (map)

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415-239-4670

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ABOUT US

PLANNING A WEDDING, CORPORATE EVENT, OR CELEBRATION?

Benny Be Music Productions (BBMP) provides musical entertainment solutions uniquely tailored to celebrate every occasion.... Read more
PLANNING A WEDDING, CORPORATE EVENT, OR CELEBRATION?

Benny Be Music Productions (BBMP) provides musical entertainment solutions uniquely tailored to celebrate every occasion. BBMP offers an exceptional range of ensembles, bands, DJ and MC services, and professional musical talent to custom fit your special event. We bring you music direct, with competitive pricing and no additional fees, serving the Bay Area for over 20 years.

Whether your event is traditional, contemporary, themed, black tie, cultural, or some other party genre – BBMP delivers the essential world-class musical element to reflect your distinct vision. BBMP partners with you to create a memorable musical event experience for your guests or clientele. We seamlessly facilitate the coordination and planning to maximize the enjoyment factor –as celebrations should be!

Choose from a wide variety of instrumental and vocal musical styles such as classical, opera, jazz, ragtime, Latin, pop, rock, world beat, klezmer, Israeli, Yiddish, Russian, Eastern European, Italian, Mediterranean, Irish, Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, and more. We also specialize in vocal music that can add an intimate layer to your occasion. Vocal options include: ceremony, contemporary, popular, jazz, cantoral, liturgical, light opera, folk, sacred, and other special requests.

Please contact us at 415-239-4670 or Email us at events@bennybemusic.com.

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PHOTOS

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6, 7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Folk, International, Jazz, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Strings, Swing
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

REVIEWS

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Michael
Wedding:
12/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Ben was a pleasure to work with as we planned the music for our wedding. He met with us multiple times and was gracious and enthusiastic in offering suggestions and advice for how our event would come together. He learned special requests for our ceremony and put together a great group of musicians tailored to our day--a klezmer core that branched out into Irish folk, the American songbook, country, pop and more. Then he put on a new hat (literally!) and DJ'd the rest of the event, working from a list of songs we had put together and keeping the reception flowing. Ben is a true pro, and it's easy to see why he's so successful at what he does: He's having fun, which is key to everyone else have fun, too. Highly recommended!
Ben was a pleasure to work with as we planned the music for our wedding. He met with us multiple times and was gracious Read more...
Ben was a pleasure to work with as we planned the music for our wedding. He met with us multiple times and was gracious and enthusiastic in offering suggestions and advice for how our event would come together. He learned special requests for our ceremony and put together a great group of musicians tailored to our day--a klezmer core that branched out into Irish folk, the American songbook, country, pop and more. Then he put on a new hat (literally!) and DJ'd the rest of the event, working from a list of songs we had put together and keeping the reception flowing. Ben is a true pro, and it's easy to see why he's so successful at what he does: He's having fun, which is key to everyone else have fun, too. Highly recommended! Read less
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Eytan
Wedding:
10/5/2014
4.8/5.0
Benny Be performed at our wedding in Piedmont in October. We had originally chosen Ben because of all the positive reviews on Yelp and the fact that he seemed to have a lot of experience with Jewish weddings. Ben and a backup cellist did live music for the entire wedding: they played violin, mandolin, and cello for the ceremony, cocktails, and dinner, and then Ben MC/DJed for the toast and dancing. Ben is professional, patient, approachable; he made sure we had a shared understanding of music we wanted, and explained the different traditional songs that we might want for ceremony.

They played both classical and traditional Jewish/Israelli music at the wedding ceremony. He also transcribed and adapted Sigur Ros' "Staralfur" for my wife's processional, which was great. Ben also sang before and after the ceremony, and as my friend Solomon said, the performance "gave the ceremony a certain air of authenticity".

Ben was very responsive to the crowd and played a good range of music. We had requested gypsy jazz for the cocktail hour, and also whatever the crowd wanted. He exceeded our expectation on both accounts. There was even a few minutes where he was playing and singing Israelli folk music along with my mom and her friends! The duo also played classical and jazz music during dinner. Ben also did a swell job of MC/DJing later in the evening. We would highly recommend Ben, and feel like we really lucked out by having him at our wedding.
Benny Be performed at our wedding in Piedmont in October. We had originally chosen Ben because of all the positive reviews Read more...
Benny Be performed at our wedding in Piedmont in October. We had originally chosen Ben because of all the positive reviews on Yelp and the fact that he seemed to have a lot of experience with Jewish weddings. Ben and a backup cellist did live music for the entire wedding: they played violin, mandolin, and cello for the ceremony, cocktails, and dinner, and then Ben MC/DJed for the toast and dancing. Ben is professional, patient, approachable; he made sure we had a shared understanding of music we wanted, and explained the different traditional songs that we might want for ceremony.

They played both classical and traditional Jewish/Israelli music at the wedding ceremony. He also transcribed and adapted Sigur Ros' "Staralfur" for my wife's processional, which was great. Ben also sang before and after the ceremony, and as my friend Solomon said, the performance "gave the ceremony a certain air of authenticity".

Ben was very responsive to the crowd and played a good range of music. We had requested gypsy jazz for the cocktail hour, and also whatever the crowd wanted. He exceeded our expectation on both accounts. There was even a few minutes where he was playing and singing Israelli folk music along with my mom and her friends! The duo also played classical and jazz music during dinner. Ben also did a swell job of MC/DJing later in the evening. We would highly recommend Ben, and feel like we really lucked out by having him at our wedding. Read less
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Masha
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Great to work with, very easy, memorable performers!

We hired Benny & band for our wedding. We had them play our ceremony, processional, & music during brunch. We wanted a mix of jazz, more classical violin, and Kleitzmer music for after the huppah. Benny really delivered! The music was just what we wanted, and to this day our guests can't forget what a stellar performance they had witnessed.

On the business end of things, Ben was great to work with. He understood my needs, and was easy going - yet organized. He was not too pushy, and understood that I needed time to make my decisions when it came to the wedding. He made great recommendations based on my needs and was a true pleasure to work with. I would recommend him to anyone planning a wedding or a special event!
Great to work with, very easy, memorable performers!

We hired Benny & band for our wedding. We had them play our Read more...
Great to work with, very easy, memorable performers!

We hired Benny & band for our wedding. We had them play our ceremony, processional, & music during brunch. We wanted a mix of jazz, more classical violin, and Kleitzmer music for after the huppah. Benny really delivered! The music was just what we wanted, and to this day our guests can't forget what a stellar performance they had witnessed.

On the business end of things, Ben was great to work with. He understood my needs, and was easy going - yet organized. He was not too pushy, and understood that I needed time to make my decisions when it came to the wedding. He made great recommendations based on my needs and was a true pleasure to work with. I would recommend him to anyone planning a wedding or a special event! Read less
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Maayan
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Benny and his crew create simply amazing music and their performances are always top notch. As an event planner, I have had the pleasure of working with Ben and he truly provides nothing but extreme professionalism and talent every step of the way. They work with crowd, get them up and dancing and leave everyone in a fantastic mood. I love working with Ben because I know my clients will be well taken care of. You will not be sorry if you hire him for your next event. He is the best!
Benny and his crew create simply amazing music and their performances are always top notch. As an event planner, I have Read more...
Benny and his crew create simply amazing music and their performances are always top notch. As an event planner, I have had the pleasure of working with Ben and he truly provides nothing but extreme professionalism and talent every step of the way. They work with crowd, get them up and dancing and leave everyone in a fantastic mood. I love working with Ben because I know my clients will be well taken care of. You will not be sorry if you hire him for your next event. He is the best! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired Ben to perform the violin and DJ for our wedding earlier this month. He did an amazing job. He kept me on track, helped develop a playlist for the ceremony and worked with myself and the other vendors in developing our timeline. He was responsive to emails, professional, easy to work with and on time for the event. The music at the reception was a huge success. He can read a crowd well, played a wide range of music and I think he got everyone, including my 97 year old grandmother, out of their seats! The wedding was a blast! I couldn't have asked for a better DJ and musician!
My husband and I hired Ben to perform the violin and DJ for our wedding earlier this month. He did an amazing job. He kept Read more...
My husband and I hired Ben to perform the violin and DJ for our wedding earlier this month. He did an amazing job. He kept me on track, helped develop a playlist for the ceremony and worked with myself and the other vendors in developing our timeline. He was responsive to emails, professional, easy to work with and on time for the event. The music at the reception was a huge success. He can read a crowd well, played a wide range of music and I think he got everyone, including my 97 year old grandmother, out of their seats! The wedding was a blast! I couldn't have asked for a better DJ and musician! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We hired Benny Be for our wedding in November, 2012. From the first meeting with him I immediately got a great vibe from him. He was very calm and easy to work with. He and I spoke during one of my many thousand questions leading up to the wedding, and every conversation he was extremely helpful and provide great guidance.

Now comes the wedding day. I had to do absolutely nothing with regards to Benny's plans. He was true perfection. He started out our ceremony playing the violin, which was simply amazing, and continued through the cocktail hour. So elegant and relaxing, it made the guests very comfortable.

Now comes the party!!!! He did such a fantastic job, played exactly the songs I requested and took recommendations from our guests, which I advised was ok prior to the event. Everyone said it was the best reception music they've ever heard and everyone had such an amazing time.

If I have another event or a friend asks for a recommendation, I'd refer them to Benny any day!!!!!!!

Thanks Benny Be, you made are day AWESOME!
We hired Benny Be for our wedding in November, 2012. From the first meeting with him I immediately got a great vibe from Read more...
We hired Benny Be for our wedding in November, 2012. From the first meeting with him I immediately got a great vibe from him. He was very calm and easy to work with. He and I spoke during one of my many thousand questions leading up to the wedding, and every conversation he was extremely helpful and provide great guidance.

Now comes the wedding day. I had to do absolutely nothing with regards to Benny's plans. He was true perfection. He started out our ceremony playing the violin, which was simply amazing, and continued through the cocktail hour. So elegant and relaxing, it made the guests very comfortable.

Now comes the party!!!! He did such a fantastic job, played exactly the songs I requested and took recommendations from our guests, which I advised was ok prior to the event. Everyone said it was the best reception music they've ever heard and everyone had such an amazing time.

If I have another event or a friend asks for a recommendation, I'd refer them to Benny any day!!!!!!!

Thanks Benny Be, you made are day AWESOME! Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Benny B. to play at our wedding in August after a long and frustrating search for a violinist. Obnoxious people and insane prices - we seen and heard it all. We were just about to give up on the whole violin idea when we accidentally discovered Benny on CL. From the first time we called Ben we knew that this guy will be playing our wedding and no one else. In every sense our experience dealing with him is nothing short of remarkable. Ben is a professional of an utmost grade (musicianship and business both). His music list is a mile long and when my wife asked for an old Jewish tune for our ceremony that he did not know, Benny voluntarily learned it and played it beautifully. First he entertained our guests by playing throughout the cocktail hour. The highlight was when Ben and our wedding band guys (they never met each other prior to that) started playing along like it's nothing and they do it every night. Our guests were happy and entertained and dancing before the actual wedding even stated. After that Ben played during our ceremony taking turns with our Cantor who he again never met before. Beautiful. There was not a single heart in that place that Benny's violin did not touch that night. What else can I say? Benny is a true mensch. He will spend as much time with you and give you all attention you need without rushing you or looking or acting irritated. Incredible guy. Astounding musician. I will recommend Benny to anyone in a heartbeat. As a matter of fact already did. Thanks again Ben and the best of luck to you!
We hired Benny B. to play at our wedding in August after a long and frustrating search for a violinist. Obnoxious people Read more...
We hired Benny B. to play at our wedding in August after a long and frustrating search for a violinist. Obnoxious people and insane prices - we seen and heard it all. We were just about to give up on the whole violin idea when we accidentally discovered Benny on CL. From the first time we called Ben we knew that this guy will be playing our wedding and no one else. In every sense our experience dealing with him is nothing short of remarkable. Ben is a professional of an utmost grade (musicianship and business both). His music list is a mile long and when my wife asked for an old Jewish tune for our ceremony that he did not know, Benny voluntarily learned it and played it beautifully. First he entertained our guests by playing throughout the cocktail hour. The highlight was when Ben and our wedding band guys (they never met each other prior to that) started playing along like it's nothing and they do it every night. Our guests were happy and entertained and dancing before the actual wedding even stated. After that Ben played during our ceremony taking turns with our Cantor who he again never met before. Beautiful. There was not a single heart in that place that Benny's violin did not touch that night. What else can I say? Benny is a true mensch. He will spend as much time with you and give you all attention you need without rushing you or looking or acting irritated. Incredible guy. Astounding musician. I will recommend Benny to anyone in a heartbeat. As a matter of fact already did. Thanks again Ben and the best of luck to you! Read less
Services Used: Band
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John
Wedding:
8/10/2012
4.9/5.0
Benny and his trio played at our wedding on 08/10/12. Their versatility and professionalism made our special occasional very memorable!! The ability to sing in
italian and play classic mandolin really impressed our families. "Volaire" turned into a sing along during the dinner portion of our event and brought smiles to all. I can't say enough about his vast repertoire, instrumental skills, and sense of timing. We will definitely be hiring him again!!!
Benny and his trio played at our wedding on 08/10/12. Their versatility and professionalism made our special occasional Read more...
Benny and his trio played at our wedding on 08/10/12. Their versatility and professionalism made our special occasional very memorable!! The ability to sing in
italian and play classic mandolin really impressed our families. "Volaire" turned into a sing along during the dinner portion of our event and brought smiles to all. I can't say enough about his vast repertoire, instrumental skills, and sense of timing. We will definitely be hiring him again!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
Benny really did a great job -- he was professional across the line. He knew the best way to rig the venue for sound -- sound that travelled but was never pointedly 'loud.' We also had what can only be described as a dizzing # of special tune requests at special times. Benny worked with us on all of that. The pre-event meeting was efficient and to the point. All in all we felt we received great value for the cost. (Probably the best value of any service we engaged that day, in terms of ROI.)

I'd recommend Benny Be highly.
Benny really did a great job -- he was professional across the line. He knew the best way to rig the venue for sound -- Read more...
Benny really did a great job -- he was professional across the line. He knew the best way to rig the venue for sound -- sound that travelled but was never pointedly 'loud.' We also had what can only be described as a dizzing # of special tune requests at special times. Benny worked with us on all of that. The pre-event meeting was efficient and to the point. All in all we felt we received great value for the cost. (Probably the best value of any service we engaged that day, in terms of ROI.)

I'd recommend Benny Be highly. Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
10/23/2011
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with the service provided by Benny B. Ben worked with us to come up with the music we wanted at each phase of the wedding -- the ceremony, cocktail hour, lunch, and live dancing music. His mc'ing during lunch (introductions of toasts, etc.) was very smooth -- we just provided the schedule ahead of time and he made sure it happened. The ceremony music was beautiful (combination of mandolin and violin), and the 5-piece band fronted by Ben was great. The best part of all was that Ben and the band got our guests on their feet doing an energetic chair dance and some frenzied circle dancing, which is exactly what we wanted -- lots of laughter and people having a good time. I recommend Ben to anyone looking for a complete package of music/dance/mc services for their wedding -- we were glad that he was there.

Thanks!
We were very happy with the service provided by Benny B. Ben worked with us to come up with the music we wanted at each Read more...
We were very happy with the service provided by Benny B. Ben worked with us to come up with the music we wanted at each phase of the wedding -- the ceremony, cocktail hour, lunch, and live dancing music. His mc'ing during lunch (introductions of toasts, etc.) was very smooth -- we just provided the schedule ahead of time and he made sure it happened. The ceremony music was beautiful (combination of mandolin and violin), and the 5-piece band fronted by Ben was great. The best part of all was that Ben and the band got our guests on their feet doing an energetic chair dance and some frenzied circle dancing, which is exactly what we wanted -- lots of laughter and people having a good time. I recommend Ben to anyone looking for a complete package of music/dance/mc services for their wedding -- we were glad that he was there.

Thanks! Read less
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