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Chris Grasso Music, LLC

Washington , DC

LOCATION

1614-D Beekman Place NW
Washington, DC US 20009

PHONE

202-387-2675

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Chris Grasso Music, LLC will find the perfect accompaniment for your wedding, whether it's classic jazz, an elegant string ensemble, or a high-energy dance band like Amaretto or DC... Read more
Chris Grasso Music, LLC will find the perfect accompaniment for your wedding, whether it's classic jazz, an elegant string ensemble, or a high-energy dance band like Amaretto or DC Fusion.

Chris Grasso, owner/operator, both performs with and books some of the area's top groups. He also serves as Music Director for Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C., where he appears every weekend with the area's premiere jazz vocalists.

Be sure to check out our reviews. Contact us for a complimentary consultation and let us help make your wedding day everything it can be. chrisgrassomusic@gmail.com, 202.387.2675.

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin

REVIEWS

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Rachel
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Hiring DC Fusion was one of the best wedding decisions we made. Chris Grasso was consistently prompt, responsive and incredibly helpful in answering all of our (many) questions and addressing any concerns from the first time we inquired about the band through the day of event (ranging from whether the band could adjust their volume in our small venue to when and how long the band breaks should be). This was important since we planned the entire event ourselves and had a special performance from the MOH -- the band was very willing to learn a new song, practice with her just before the event, and accompany her. The band was phenomenal. Our guests danced the entire night away and continue to rave about them still today. They were also affordable with options to expand or decrease band size based on preference/needs. I'd give infinite stars if I could (talent, value for money, experience, Chris/DC Fusion has it all). Thanks Chris and DC Fusion for making our day incredible.

One more note (no pun intended), after we hired DC Fusion, Chris provided us with several options for ceremony music. Ultimately, we hired Chelle with Music by Anthem to play violin. We really liked working with Chelle to put together an appropriate musical set for our wedding ceremony. Chelle was versatile, responsive, and had helpful ideas. She was the perfect touch to our simple, but personalized ceremony. Thank you, Chelle, for being a very special part of our wedding day.
Hiring DC Fusion was one of the best wedding decisions we made. Chris Grasso was consistently prompt, responsive and Read more...
Hiring DC Fusion was one of the best wedding decisions we made. Chris Grasso was consistently prompt, responsive and incredibly helpful in answering all of our (many) questions and addressing any concerns from the first time we inquired about the band through the day of event (ranging from whether the band could adjust their volume in our small venue to when and how long the band breaks should be). This was important since we planned the entire event ourselves and had a special performance from the MOH -- the band was very willing to learn a new song, practice with her just before the event, and accompany her. The band was phenomenal. Our guests danced the entire night away and continue to rave about them still today. They were also affordable with options to expand or decrease band size based on preference/needs. I'd give infinite stars if I could (talent, value for money, experience, Chris/DC Fusion has it all). Thanks Chris and DC Fusion for making our day incredible.

One more note (no pun intended), after we hired DC Fusion, Chris provided us with several options for ceremony music. Ultimately, we hired Chelle with Music by Anthem to play violin. We really liked working with Chelle to put together an appropriate musical set for our wedding ceremony. Chelle was versatile, responsive, and had helpful ideas. She was the perfect touch to our simple, but personalized ceremony. Thank you, Chelle, for being a very special part of our wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Chris
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely fantastic band! DC Fusion played for my daughter's wedding reception. The dance floor was full all night long. We received so many compliments about the band. Thank you DC Fusion for making the reception a memorable one!
Absolutely fantastic band! DC Fusion played for my daughter's wedding reception. The dance floor was full all night long. Read more...
Absolutely fantastic band! DC Fusion played for my daughter's wedding reception. The dance floor was full all night long. We received so many compliments about the band. Thank you DC Fusion for making the reception a memorable one! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired DC fusion for our wedding, and they were amazing!! They played all of the music we requested and were very easy to work with leading up to the wedding. They got everyone to dance, and are all extremely talented. I recommend DC Fusion for a wedding 100%
We hired DC fusion for our wedding, and they were amazing!! They played all of the music we requested and were very easy Read more...
We hired DC fusion for our wedding, and they were amazing!! They played all of the music we requested and were very easy to work with leading up to the wedding. They got everyone to dance, and are all extremely talented. I recommend DC Fusion for a wedding 100% Read less
Services Used: Band
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Alan
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I always say the band (or dj) makes the party and for our wedding, Amaretto was perfect. The dance floor was full the entire time and the band picked just the right songs for our crowd. Everyone had a great time! Could not have been happier with the band. Also, the band director, David Fletcher, was pleasant to work with and very responsive to our requests/questions. We asked the band to learn two new songs and they performed those songs flawlessly. We highly recommend Amaretto.
I always say the band (or dj) makes the party and for our wedding, Amaretto was perfect. The dance floor was full the Read more...
I always say the band (or dj) makes the party and for our wedding, Amaretto was perfect. The dance floor was full the entire time and the band picked just the right songs for our crowd. Everyone had a great time! Could not have been happier with the band. Also, the band director, David Fletcher, was pleasant to work with and very responsive to our requests/questions. We asked the band to learn two new songs and they performed those songs flawlessly. We highly recommend Amaretto. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Maren
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Many of our guests remarked on how much fun they had dancing and that our wedding was the "party of the year". Chris and the band were very professional in all aspects of planning, exceptionally well-organized, and easy to deal with.
Many of our guests remarked on how much fun they had dancing and that our wedding was the "party of the year". Chris and Read more...
Many of our guests remarked on how much fun they had dancing and that our wedding was the "party of the year". Chris and the band were very professional in all aspects of planning, exceptionally well-organized, and easy to deal with. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Lynn
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of having DC Fusion play at our wedding in Hallam, PA in November, and we couldn't have been happier with the band! They traveled from Maryland and played for our five hour reception, taking only about a total of an hour-long break the entire time. The group had everyone who was able to be on their feet dancing - on the dance floor the entire evening! I don't think I left the dance floor for more than 5 minutes! Their musical repetoire was huge - including songs from the 40s - today's pop hits...and they played everything that evening, just as we had requested. Each of the band members, including the singers, were so talented and energized throughout the evening. Our guests, from all over the country and the world were asking if DC Fusion would travel near and far to play at a private party or corporate event - they were truly top notch! Chris, the band's manager, and Benjie Porecki, the band's leader were also fabulous to work with as we neared the wedding date. No request was to big for them. They were organized and extremely helpful, as well as professional. I would work with Chris and DC Fusion again in a heartbeat!
We had the pleasure of having DC Fusion play at our wedding in Hallam, PA in November, and we couldn't have been happier Read more...
We had the pleasure of having DC Fusion play at our wedding in Hallam, PA in November, and we couldn't have been happier with the band! They traveled from Maryland and played for our five hour reception, taking only about a total of an hour-long break the entire time. The group had everyone who was able to be on their feet dancing - on the dance floor the entire evening! I don't think I left the dance floor for more than 5 minutes! Their musical repetoire was huge - including songs from the 40s - today's pop hits...and they played everything that evening, just as we had requested. Each of the band members, including the singers, were so talented and energized throughout the evening. Our guests, from all over the country and the world were asking if DC Fusion would travel near and far to play at a private party or corporate event - they were truly top notch! Chris, the band's manager, and Benjie Porecki, the band's leader were also fabulous to work with as we neared the wedding date. No request was to big for them. They were organized and extremely helpful, as well as professional. I would work with Chris and DC Fusion again in a heartbeat! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Angela
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Amaretto is AMAZING! They played at our wedding in October and they were the hit of the party! From the first song to the last they were perfect and full of energy. Our guests did not leave the dance floor all night! The playlist was terrific, a mix of everything, it was just right. The band is professional, on time, interactive and they make the bride and groom feel so special! For weeks following our wedding day we had texts and emails from our guests asking about the band and how we found them. I highly recommend them because they are so easy to work with the they are an absolute MUST for a memorable wedding night :)
Amaretto is AMAZING! They played at our wedding in October and they were the hit of the party! From the first song to the Read more...
Amaretto is AMAZING! They played at our wedding in October and they were the hit of the party! From the first song to the last they were perfect and full of energy. Our guests did not leave the dance floor all night! The playlist was terrific, a mix of everything, it was just right. The band is professional, on time, interactive and they make the bride and groom feel so special! For weeks following our wedding day we had texts and emails from our guests asking about the band and how we found them. I highly recommend them because they are so easy to work with the they are an absolute MUST for a memorable wedding night :) Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about DC Fusion. They provided the music for our reception, and they seriously made the entire evening. Not only were they extremely professional, they are RIDICULOUSLY talented. They worked with us on creating a set list that would appeal to all of our guests, and played the best collection of songs, from motown to current hits. We have not stopped receiving calls and emails from our guests about the band, and everyone said it was the first wedding they attended where literally everyone stayed on the dance floor the entire time. BOOK THIS BAND. Hands down the best decision we made in wedding planning.
I cannot say enough good things about DC Fusion. They provided the music for our reception, and they seriously made the Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about DC Fusion. They provided the music for our reception, and they seriously made the entire evening. Not only were they extremely professional, they are RIDICULOUSLY talented. They worked with us on creating a set list that would appeal to all of our guests, and played the best collection of songs, from motown to current hits. We have not stopped receiving calls and emails from our guests about the band, and everyone said it was the first wedding they attended where literally everyone stayed on the dance floor the entire time. BOOK THIS BAND. Hands down the best decision we made in wedding planning. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Amaretto was the most amazing band ever!!! Chris Grasso and David Fletcher were so professional and helpful through the entire process. I can't thank David and Amaretto enough for the performance at our wedding, it was unbelievable!!! The band never stopped playing and all of our guests enjoyed every minute on the dance floor. I highly recommend this band to any bride and groom that is looking to dance all night long!
Amaretto was the most amazing band ever!!! Chris Grasso and David Fletcher were so professional and helpful through the Read more...
Amaretto was the most amazing band ever!!! Chris Grasso and David Fletcher were so professional and helpful through the entire process. I can't thank David and Amaretto enough for the performance at our wedding, it was unbelievable!!! The band never stopped playing and all of our guests enjoyed every minute on the dance floor. I highly recommend this band to any bride and groom that is looking to dance all night long! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Nora
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We had DC Fusion for our wedding at the Willard in Sept 2012. The Band MADE our evening the best wedding ever! We jsut got our wedding video...and confirms even more that this band was the reason our wedding was such a fun time! Literally...from the moment they started playing ...i think our dancefloor was never empty. There was even a poitn in the night when the sax player came out on the dancefloor and started playign! it was awesome. In addition, for our first dance...they learned how to play a song that was not on their list...and made it sound perfect. I can't thank you enough.
We (and all our guests) had a blast! They are definitely worth the money (and honestly, probably more!)
We had DC Fusion for our wedding at the Willard in Sept 2012. The Band MADE our evening the best wedding ever! We jsut got Read more...
We had DC Fusion for our wedding at the Willard in Sept 2012. The Band MADE our evening the best wedding ever! We jsut got our wedding video...and confirms even more that this band was the reason our wedding was such a fun time! Literally...from the moment they started playing ...i think our dancefloor was never empty. There was even a poitn in the night when the sax player came out on the dancefloor and started playign! it was awesome. In addition, for our first dance...they learned how to play a song that was not on their list...and made it sound perfect. I can't thank you enough.
We (and all our guests) had a blast! They are definitely worth the money (and honestly, probably more!) Read less
Services Used: Band
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Andrew
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
DC Fusion was awesome. Responsive over email with recommendations and very accommodating. Everyone had a blast, dance floor was packed all night.
DC Fusion was awesome. Responsive over email with recommendations and very accommodating. Everyone had a blast, dance Read more...
DC Fusion was awesome. Responsive over email with recommendations and very accommodating. Everyone had a blast, dance floor was packed all night. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Amy
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We had Amaretto play at our wedding and they were fabulous! Chris Grasso Music, LLC and Amaretto were easy to work with and communicated effectively before the wedding. The musicians were very professional, energetic and talented. Amaretto has an expansive play list which we enjoyed and they were willing to learn a few new songs upon request. They are by far the best wedding band I have ever heard or worked with and those comments were echoed by all of our 200 guests!! We are still receiving notes and comments from people telling us they loved our wedding and they loved our band!! We strongly recommend this band and would book again through Chris Grasso Music!
We had Amaretto play at our wedding and they were fabulous! Chris Grasso Music, LLC and Amaretto were easy to work with Read more...
We had Amaretto play at our wedding and they were fabulous! Chris Grasso Music, LLC and Amaretto were easy to work with and communicated effectively before the wedding. The musicians were very professional, energetic and talented. Amaretto has an expansive play list which we enjoyed and they were willing to learn a few new songs upon request. They are by far the best wedding band I have ever heard or worked with and those comments were echoed by all of our 200 guests!! We are still receiving notes and comments from people telling us they loved our wedding and they loved our band!! We strongly recommend this band and would book again through Chris Grasso Music! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Krista
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Amaretto MADE my wedding! From the moment they began, my guests were on the floor dancing away! Even 6 months later I still have guests telling me it was the best wedding they have ever been to (music to my ears!). It is absolutely true that if you want your wedding to be spectacular, Amaretto is the way to go. Chris was so responsive to my emails, my head spun. The band played beautiful background music during dinner (at which point some of my older guests got up to dance) and then kicked it up into high gear for the rest of the night. There was not a single guest that didn't make it out onto the dance floor and the smiles on their faces will live in my memory forever. Although they are more expensive than a DJ, the experience you and your guests will have is absolutely worth it. In a nutshell, if you want a wedding that will go down in the history books as the best wedding ever, hire Amaretto.
Amaretto MADE my wedding! From the moment they began, my guests were on the floor dancing away! Even 6 months later I Read more...
Amaretto MADE my wedding! From the moment they began, my guests were on the floor dancing away! Even 6 months later I still have guests telling me it was the best wedding they have ever been to (music to my ears!). It is absolutely true that if you want your wedding to be spectacular, Amaretto is the way to go. Chris was so responsive to my emails, my head spun. The band played beautiful background music during dinner (at which point some of my older guests got up to dance) and then kicked it up into high gear for the rest of the night. There was not a single guest that didn't make it out onto the dance floor and the smiles on their faces will live in my memory forever. Although they are more expensive than a DJ, the experience you and your guests will have is absolutely worth it. In a nutshell, if you want a wedding that will go down in the history books as the best wedding ever, hire Amaretto. Read less
Services Used: Band
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GGS MOB
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend Chris Grasso and Amaretto. (Chris also arranged for a string trio for the ceremony (Anthem), who were superb.) From beginning to end, Chris was an absolute pleasure to work with -- attentive, well-organized, accommodating, and thoughtful; he answered all of our (many) questions promptly and thoroughly and made the entire process painless. He is a true professional, and a warm and kind person.

Amaretto was fabulous. They had our guests dancing all night long! They performed just the right mix of music, and our guests (from all over the US) commented that Amaretto was the best wedding band they had seen. They were very accommodating with respect to the songs we wanted played, as well adding a song that was not on their playlist. Our only regret was that we couldn't continue the music and dancing at the the night's end! We would hire Amaretto again without hesitation.
We highly recommend Chris Grasso and Amaretto. (Chris also arranged for a string trio for the ceremony (Anthem), who were Read more...
We highly recommend Chris Grasso and Amaretto. (Chris also arranged for a string trio for the ceremony (Anthem), who were superb.) From beginning to end, Chris was an absolute pleasure to work with -- attentive, well-organized, accommodating, and thoughtful; he answered all of our (many) questions promptly and thoroughly and made the entire process painless. He is a true professional, and a warm and kind person.

Amaretto was fabulous. They had our guests dancing all night long! They performed just the right mix of music, and our guests (from all over the US) commented that Amaretto was the best wedding band they had seen. They were very accommodating with respect to the songs we wanted played, as well adding a song that was not on their playlist. Our only regret was that we couldn't continue the music and dancing at the the night's end! We would hire Amaretto again without hesitation. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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cstine
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Every guest at our wedding who commented on the music said that Amaretto was the best wedding band that they had ever seen. We couldn't agree more, and suffice it to say that we have been to our fair share of weddings. As we had hoped would be the case, Amaretto had everyone up and on the dance floor from start to finish, with an incredible range and remarkable judgment as to what would keep the party going. They nailed the songs we asked them to learn for us (with very little lead time) and were extremely professional and responsive throughout the entire planning process. We wouldn't change a single thing about our experience with Amaretto.

We know that hiring a big band to play at your wedding is a sizeable investment, but hiring Amaretto is an investment that you most certainly will not regret. Thank you, Chris Grasso and the entire band, for giving us a fantastic evening of music that we will never forget.
Every guest at our wedding who commented on the music said that Amaretto was the best wedding band that they had ever Read more...
Every guest at our wedding who commented on the music said that Amaretto was the best wedding band that they had ever seen. We couldn't agree more, and suffice it to say that we have been to our fair share of weddings. As we had hoped would be the case, Amaretto had everyone up and on the dance floor from start to finish, with an incredible range and remarkable judgment as to what would keep the party going. They nailed the songs we asked them to learn for us (with very little lead time) and were extremely professional and responsive throughout the entire planning process. We wouldn't change a single thing about our experience with Amaretto.

We know that hiring a big band to play at your wedding is a sizeable investment, but hiring Amaretto is an investment that you most certainly will not regret. Thank you, Chris Grasso and the entire band, for giving us a fantastic evening of music that we will never forget. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Kitomila
Wedding:
4/15/2012
5.0/5.0
From the Bride: I can't say enough or express enough how wonderful it was to have DC Fusion (Chris Grosso Music) play for my wedding. You all were incredibly professional and added such a Magical component to my special day. All of your beautiful faces and instruments plus wonderful attitudes served as an essential backdrop to the reception. I assure anyone who goes with this group will not be disappointed as DC fusion adds such class, fun, and elegance to any occasions. Thank you all again! - Kito

From the Groom: I happen to be a longtime fan of DC Fusion, having the opportunity to hear them on quite a few occasions. All I can say, This band has a track record of being phenomenal. I am a true music lover and I am always impressed with this band's extensive repertoire and mostly their ability to "Wow" the crowd, my wedding was no different. I am still receiving calls and emails about DC Fusion. These guys are "TRULY AMAZING" and I'm sure their calendar is filling fast, as they are in very high demand all over the east coast. If you are considering having live entertainment for your event, make it DC Fusion; anything else would be settling for less than excellence! I love you DC Fusion, can't wait to see you again! - Marcus
From the Bride: I can't say enough or express enough how wonderful it was to have DC Fusion (Chris Grosso Music) play for Read more...
From the Bride: I can't say enough or express enough how wonderful it was to have DC Fusion (Chris Grosso Music) play for my wedding. You all were incredibly professional and added such a Magical component to my special day. All of your beautiful faces and instruments plus wonderful attitudes served as an essential backdrop to the reception. I assure anyone who goes with this group will not be disappointed as DC fusion adds such class, fun, and elegance to any occasions. Thank you all again! - Kito

From the Groom: I happen to be a longtime fan of DC Fusion, having the opportunity to hear them on quite a few occasions. All I can say, This band has a track record of being phenomenal. I am a true music lover and I am always impressed with this band's extensive repertoire and mostly their ability to "Wow" the crowd, my wedding was no different. I am still receiving calls and emails about DC Fusion. These guys are "TRULY AMAZING" and I'm sure their calendar is filling fast, as they are in very high demand all over the east coast. If you are considering having live entertainment for your event, make it DC Fusion; anything else would be settling for less than excellence! I love you DC Fusion, can't wait to see you again! - Marcus Read less
Services Used: Band
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Chudzik Wedding
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Amaretto (9 piece) as our reception band and had the sound engineer stay an extra hour to play music from our ipod. Amaretto far surpassed our expectations, do not hesitate to hire them as your wedding band, you will not be disappointed! They not only sounded great, but they spent the time to get to know us as a couple so that the music played was a reflection of us! It was also super important to us that the music played would engage guests of all ages, and they were so fabulous that our dance floor was filled the entire night! They are the best in DC.
We hired Amaretto (9 piece) as our reception band and had the sound engineer stay an extra hour to play music from our Read more...
We hired Amaretto (9 piece) as our reception band and had the sound engineer stay an extra hour to play music from our ipod. Amaretto far surpassed our expectations, do not hesitate to hire them as your wedding band, you will not be disappointed! They not only sounded great, but they spent the time to get to know us as a couple so that the music played was a reflection of us! It was also super important to us that the music played would engage guests of all ages, and they were so fabulous that our dance floor was filled the entire night! They are the best in DC. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Greg E
Wedding:
1/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We had DC Fusion for our wedding in early January and we LOVED them. We added 4 pieces to the band because we had a large wedding in a large room, so we wanted to make sure the sound was powerful enough. They were absolutely amazing, they kept everyone dancing the whole night, and they really worked the room well. From the first song until the last, they were unbelievable and totally professional.

We are extremely picky about our music and spent countless hours looking for the right band. We took a chance on DC Fusion and were not disappointed. They were even able to learn 4 songs that we requested and played them perfectly.

One curveball was that the lead male vocalist got the flu the week before our wedding and needed to be replaced. I was extremely nervous about this switch, but the minute I heard the new singer at our first dance, I knew I had nothing to worry about. He was incredible and got the crowd into it all night long.

We got compliments all night long on the band, and the dance floor was packed from the beginning until literally the last note was played. People are still telling us how awesome the band was and, in my opinion, they really made the party.

Lastly, Chris Grasso was a real pleasure to work with. He responded to all of my emails right away and was always professional. He was flexible and really listened to what we wanted.

Overall, I would highly recommend DC Fusion to anyone who wants a great band that will get everyone partying all night.
We had DC Fusion for our wedding in early January and we LOVED them. We added 4 pieces to the band because we had a large Read more...
We had DC Fusion for our wedding in early January and we LOVED them. We added 4 pieces to the band because we had a large wedding in a large room, so we wanted to make sure the sound was powerful enough. They were absolutely amazing, they kept everyone dancing the whole night, and they really worked the room well. From the first song until the last, they were unbelievable and totally professional.

We are extremely picky about our music and spent countless hours looking for the right band. We took a chance on DC Fusion and were not disappointed. They were even able to learn 4 songs that we requested and played them perfectly.

One curveball was that the lead male vocalist got the flu the week before our wedding and needed to be replaced. I was extremely nervous about this switch, but the minute I heard the new singer at our first dance, I knew I had nothing to worry about. He was incredible and got the crowd into it all night long.

We got compliments all night long on the band, and the dance floor was packed from the beginning until literally the last note was played. People are still telling us how awesome the band was and, in my opinion, they really made the party.

Lastly, Chris Grasso was a real pleasure to work with. He responded to all of my emails right away and was always professional. He was flexible and really listened to what we wanted.

Overall, I would highly recommend DC Fusion to anyone who wants a great band that will get everyone partying all night. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Craigzissel
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We had DC Fusion perform for our ceremony and reception. They performed 3 songs for the ceremony acompanied by acoustic guitar and sax. All I can say is that it was amazing. I am dying to get my wedding video back so I can hear it again. Their playlist and energy really made the reception a blast. During the cocktail hour, the music was at the appropriate level for conversation and sounded great. Once the dancing started, the bands energy and enthusiasm got people on the floor right away! None of our guests wanted to get off the dance floor as each song was better than the next. The band accomodated our request tha they learn three songs, and kept those from our "do not play" list off the set list. Overall, we had a wonderful experience. The band was a huge part of our wedding being as elegant and wonderful as it was.
We had DC Fusion perform for our ceremony and reception. They performed 3 songs for the ceremony acompanied by acoustic Read more...
We had DC Fusion perform for our ceremony and reception. They performed 3 songs for the ceremony acompanied by acoustic guitar and sax. All I can say is that it was amazing. I am dying to get my wedding video back so I can hear it again. Their playlist and energy really made the reception a blast. During the cocktail hour, the music was at the appropriate level for conversation and sounded great. Once the dancing started, the bands energy and enthusiasm got people on the floor right away! None of our guests wanted to get off the dance floor as each song was better than the next. The band accomodated our request tha they learn three songs, and kept those from our "do not play" list off the set list. Overall, we had a wonderful experience. The band was a huge part of our wedding being as elegant and wonderful as it was. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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samanthabarrie
Wedding:
10/23/2011
5.0/5.0
If you want to have an amazing, non-cheesy, makes-everyone-want-to-dance band, work with Chris Grasso. We chose Amaretto based on their online demo, but never in a million years would we have imagined that they would be as fantastic as they were. These are real musicians! Chris is great to work with, patient, sweet, responsive, and operates a total class operation. Our guests were raving about the band, and my husband and I could not have been more thrilled.
If you want to have an amazing, non-cheesy, makes-everyone-want-to-dance band, work with Chris Grasso. We chose Amaretto Read more...
If you want to have an amazing, non-cheesy, makes-everyone-want-to-dance band, work with Chris Grasso. We chose Amaretto based on their online demo, but never in a million years would we have imagined that they would be as fantastic as they were. These are real musicians! Chris is great to work with, patient, sweet, responsive, and operates a total class operation. Our guests were raving about the band, and my husband and I could not have been more thrilled. Read less
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plm09
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Amaretto played at my wife and I's wedding this past weekend in Pennsylvania and they were nothing short of amazing. Our guests danced the entire night and the question that everyone asked during and after the ceremony was not the usual, where are you going for your honeymoon?, but rather, that band was incredible, where did you find them? From Motown to recent hits to tasteful dinner music, the band transitioned between songs and genres with seamless precision, spectacular vocals, and dazzling instrumental solos. Thank you Chris for being such a professional and delivering us the wedding of our dreams.
Amaretto played at my wife and I's wedding this past weekend in Pennsylvania and they were nothing short of amazing. Our Read more...
Amaretto played at my wife and I's wedding this past weekend in Pennsylvania and they were nothing short of amazing. Our guests danced the entire night and the question that everyone asked during and after the ceremony was not the usual, where are you going for your honeymoon?, but rather, that band was incredible, where did you find them? From Motown to recent hits to tasteful dinner music, the band transitioned between songs and genres with seamless precision, spectacular vocals, and dazzling instrumental solos. Thank you Chris for being such a professional and delivering us the wedding of our dreams. Read less
Services Used: Band
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wedding100111
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We had DC Fusion play at our wedding. They were absolutely fabulous! They had tremendous energy and enthusiasm. They came out onto the dance floor to play and sing with our guests. And they have tremendous vocalists. It was pitch perfect all night long, and all of our guests (young and old) had a blast. People raved about them all night -- and we're STILL getting people saying how much fun they were. We could not have been happier.
We had DC Fusion play at our wedding. They were absolutely fabulous! They had tremendous energy and enthusiasm. They came Read more...
We had DC Fusion play at our wedding. They were absolutely fabulous! They had tremendous energy and enthusiasm. They came out onto the dance floor to play and sing with our guests. And they have tremendous vocalists. It was pitch perfect all night long, and all of our guests (young and old) had a blast. People raved about them all night -- and we're STILL getting people saying how much fun they were. We could not have been happier. Read less
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jeffandethan
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We cannot begin to describe how fantastic DC Fusion was at our wedding on 9/4/11 at the Hotel Monaco. For us, the band and music set the mood of the party, and DC Fusion could not have done a better job at immediately letting everyone know that this was a PARTY! Everyone, from ages 11 to 70, were out of their seats for every dance song that was played. If I could put pictures on here, you would see that I am not exaggerating when I say that several times throughout the night, every chair was empty. Even the music played while we eating was great. No one wanted this party to end, and are happy to give DC Fusion credit for that. I had no less than 30 people come up to me the next day to tell us how great DC Fusion was and ask about how we found them and to tell us that we have set the bar for all of our friends' future weddings.

In addition to the fantastic energy that DC Fusion brought to our reception, I also want to compliment Chris Grasso and Benjie for being so responsive and willing to work with us to ensure that everything went as well as it did.

I wish I had a better vocabulary to give DC Fusion an even more raving review. Thanks again DC Fusion for making our wedding a night to remember!!

Jeff and Ethan
We cannot begin to describe how fantastic DC Fusion was at our wedding on 9/4/11 at the Hotel Monaco. For us, the band and Read more...
We cannot begin to describe how fantastic DC Fusion was at our wedding on 9/4/11 at the Hotel Monaco. For us, the band and music set the mood of the party, and DC Fusion could not have done a better job at immediately letting everyone know that this was a PARTY! Everyone, from ages 11 to 70, were out of their seats for every dance song that was played. If I could put pictures on here, you would see that I am not exaggerating when I say that several times throughout the night, every chair was empty. Even the music played while we eating was great. No one wanted this party to end, and are happy to give DC Fusion credit for that. I had no less than 30 people come up to me the next day to tell us how great DC Fusion was and ask about how we found them and to tell us that we have set the bar for all of our friends' future weddings.

In addition to the fantastic energy that DC Fusion brought to our reception, I also want to compliment Chris Grasso and Benjie for being so responsive and willing to work with us to ensure that everything went as well as it did.

I wish I had a better vocabulary to give DC Fusion an even more raving review. Thanks again DC Fusion for making our wedding a night to remember!!

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Services Used: Band
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smartinez
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Amaretto performed at our wedding reception on the Eastern Shore on June 25th and they were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! My husband is a musician and generally really critical of other performers, but he was on the dance floor all night and can't stop singing their praises. Quotes such as "best wedding band I've ever heard" have been uttered by many guests -- including by our professional photographer who's been to who knows how many weddings in her career. The dance floor was packed from the first dance to the last. The vocalists and musicians were nothing short of perfection. At one point, the trumpet player was even on the dance floor with us, jamming away.

From our first interaction with the band manager, Chris, we were greeted with professionalism, quick responses and flexibility. The band was able to meet our song requests and adapt them perfectly. Really, we couldn't have asked for more. We would highly recommend them to anyone thinking about a band for their wedding. You will not regret your decision.
Amaretto performed at our wedding reception on the Eastern Shore on June 25th and they were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! My Read more...
Amaretto performed at our wedding reception on the Eastern Shore on June 25th and they were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! My husband is a musician and generally really critical of other performers, but he was on the dance floor all night and can't stop singing their praises. Quotes such as "best wedding band I've ever heard" have been uttered by many guests -- including by our professional photographer who's been to who knows how many weddings in her career. The dance floor was packed from the first dance to the last. The vocalists and musicians were nothing short of perfection. At one point, the trumpet player was even on the dance floor with us, jamming away.

From our first interaction with the band manager, Chris, we were greeted with professionalism, quick responses and flexibility. The band was able to meet our song requests and adapt them perfectly. Really, we couldn't have asked for more. We would highly recommend them to anyone thinking about a band for their wedding. You will not regret your decision. Read less
Services Used: Band
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KE2011
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Amaretto made our wedding into an unforgettable EVENT, not just a reception. We danced into the evening to a wonderful array of music. This band is truly one of a kind!
Amaretto made our wedding into an unforgettable EVENT, not just a reception. We danced into the evening to a wonderful Read more...
Amaretto made our wedding into an unforgettable EVENT, not just a reception. We danced into the evening to a wonderful array of music. This band is truly one of a kind! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Chris Grasso and the band, Amaretto. From the beginning, Chris was responsive and professional. He worked with my budget and gave us a great 7 piece band. His pre-event form was very thorough and he followed every single request to the letter. He also let me make my own CD for him to play the exact songs that I wanted during the band's break. the band itself was phenomenal. Every song was right on - for parents and younger generations, everyone was pleased and dancing like crazy. the vocalists and musicians really look like they're having fun up on stage and that makes for such a fun party. The mix of music was absolutely perfect. My dad was so pleased with their performance which really made me happy since I know the music was so important to him and because he paid for it. I missed my own photo booth and my own desert bar b/c i never left the dance floor - but i have no regrets! At brunch the next morning, everyone was talking about the band. Amaretto set the tone for the night and they did a PERFECT job. we had a phenomenal party and all the credit goes to amaretto. If you want a crowd pleaser for a broad audience, if you want a reliable band leader, a class act, and if you're ready to be sore from dancing the day after your wedding, you must hire Amaretto!
Thanks for making our night so much fun, Chris!!
- Lisa (May 14, 2011)
I can't say enough good things about Chris Grasso and the band, Amaretto. From the beginning, Chris was responsive and Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Chris Grasso and the band, Amaretto. From the beginning, Chris was responsive and professional. He worked with my budget and gave us a great 7 piece band. His pre-event form was very thorough and he followed every single request to the letter. He also let me make my own CD for him to play the exact songs that I wanted during the band's break. the band itself was phenomenal. Every song was right on - for parents and younger generations, everyone was pleased and dancing like crazy. the vocalists and musicians really look like they're having fun up on stage and that makes for such a fun party. The mix of music was absolutely perfect. My dad was so pleased with their performance which really made me happy since I know the music was so important to him and because he paid for it. I missed my own photo booth and my own desert bar b/c i never left the dance floor - but i have no regrets! At brunch the next morning, everyone was talking about the band. Amaretto set the tone for the night and they did a PERFECT job. we had a phenomenal party and all the credit goes to amaretto. If you want a crowd pleaser for a broad audience, if you want a reliable band leader, a class act, and if you're ready to be sore from dancing the day after your wedding, you must hire Amaretto!
Thanks for making our night so much fun, Chris!!
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sherrie
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Loved Dc fusion!!!!! They MADE our wedding! We asked them to learn two songs for us, and they did so perfectly. When wedid our first dance to Alicia Keys If i aint got you, I thought the lead singer was just as good as alicia ;-) I cant thank them enought for making our event so wonderful
Loved Dc fusion!!!!! They MADE our wedding! We asked them to learn two songs for us, and they did so perfectly. When wedid Read more...
Loved Dc fusion!!!!! They MADE our wedding! We asked them to learn two songs for us, and they did so perfectly. When wedid our first dance to Alicia Keys If i aint got you, I thought the lead singer was just as good as alicia ;-) I cant thank them enought for making our event so wonderful Read less
Services Used: Band
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Alice
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris Grasso and Amaretto were flawless. Chris is incredibly responsive, accommodating, professional and competent, which made organizing all of the music logistics a dream. And the music itself...wow. The band was the best I've ever heard at a wedding, and every guest we talked to said the same. The talent of the musicians was truly remarkable and the dancefloor was one of the highlights of our night. We cannot thank Chris and crew enough for all they did to exceed our wildest expectations.
Chris Grasso and Amaretto were flawless. Chris is incredibly responsive, accommodating, professional and competent, which Read more...
Chris Grasso and Amaretto were flawless. Chris is incredibly responsive, accommodating, professional and competent, which made organizing all of the music logistics a dream. And the music itself...wow. The band was the best I've ever heard at a wedding, and every guest we talked to said the same. The talent of the musicians was truly remarkable and the dancefloor was one of the highlights of our night. We cannot thank Chris and crew enough for all they did to exceed our wildest expectations. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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erika1
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
We could not be happier with Chris Grasso and Amaretto! Chris was responsive and reliable during the planning, and at our wedding the band sounded great -- guests of all ages (even the grandparents!) could not stop raving about how good the music was.
We could not be happier with Chris Grasso and Amaretto! Chris was responsive and reliable during the planning, and at our Read more...
We could not be happier with Chris Grasso and Amaretto! Chris was responsive and reliable during the planning, and at our wedding the band sounded great -- guests of all ages (even the grandparents!) could not stop raving about how good the music was. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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mlichstein
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Amaretto absolutely rocked our wedding! Chris was great to work with and the band was able to learn our first dance (Virginia Moon by the Foo Fighters), which was great. We were thrilled to hear that the band liked the song so much that they would be adding it to their songlist.

Our guests were coming up to us all night saying how amazing the band was. The dance floor was packed all night and everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you so much Chris and Amaretto!
Amaretto absolutely rocked our wedding! Chris was great to work with and the band was able to learn our first dance Read more...
Amaretto absolutely rocked our wedding! Chris was great to work with and the band was able to learn our first dance (Virginia Moon by the Foo Fighters), which was great. We were thrilled to hear that the band liked the song so much that they would be adding it to their songlist.

Our guests were coming up to us all night saying how amazing the band was. The dance floor was packed all night and everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you so much Chris and Amaretto! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Jeffrey
Wedding:
12/4/2010
5.0/5.0
We hired Amaretto to perform at our wedding December 4th 2010. These guys are outstanding!!! At any price Amaretto is unbelievably talented, fun, and flexible. Chris was so easy to work with before and during the event. Amaretto made our wedding the most fun night of my life. #1 they are professionals they sound and perform phenomenally. #2 They will work with you to make your event what you want it to be. After the 1st hour I approached Chris and asked for high energy and excitement, Amaretto came prepared. The horns started flaring, and all of my guests flew out of their seats an danced like maniacs the whole night. I have picture proof of non-dancing people going nuts, you know, the ones who always stay in their seat for all events. You owe it to yourselves to check out Amaretto. Only if you want the perfect band for your event.

Sincerely,
Jeff Karlan
We hired Amaretto to perform at our wedding December 4th 2010. These guys are outstanding!!! At any price Amaretto is Read more...
We hired Amaretto to perform at our wedding December 4th 2010. These guys are outstanding!!! At any price Amaretto is unbelievably talented, fun, and flexible. Chris was so easy to work with before and during the event. Amaretto made our wedding the most fun night of my life. #1 they are professionals they sound and perform phenomenally. #2 They will work with you to make your event what you want it to be. After the 1st hour I approached Chris and asked for high energy and excitement, Amaretto came prepared. The horns started flaring, and all of my guests flew out of their seats an danced like maniacs the whole night. I have picture proof of non-dancing people going nuts, you know, the ones who always stay in their seat for all events. You owe it to yourselves to check out Amaretto. Only if you want the perfect band for your event.

Sincerely,
Jeff Karlan Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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SEM
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
We hired Amaretto for our wedding band through Chris Grasso and also used band members for our ceremony and cocktail hour. I cannot say enough good things about Amaretto! They had all 200+ people dancing the entire night at our wedding. We've been to at least 20 weddings, and we've never heard anyone halfway as good as them...and all of our guests said the same thing! They learned 3 very different songs for us, and dancing to each of those songs was such a highlight for us. Chris was amazing to work with, and we are already trying to think of another event to celebrate so we can hire Amaretto again! You can't go wrong with these guys....they MADE our wedding!
We hired Amaretto for our wedding band through Chris Grasso and also used band members for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Read more...
We hired Amaretto for our wedding band through Chris Grasso and also used band members for our ceremony and cocktail hour. I cannot say enough good things about Amaretto! They had all 200+ people dancing the entire night at our wedding. We've been to at least 20 weddings, and we've never heard anyone halfway as good as them...and all of our guests said the same thing! They learned 3 very different songs for us, and dancing to each of those songs was such a highlight for us. Chris was amazing to work with, and we are already trying to think of another event to celebrate so we can hire Amaretto again! You can't go wrong with these guys....they MADE our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Amaretto was the #1 best choice I made in planning my wedding. I cannot say enough good things about them or recommend them more highly. They are true professionals. The band absolutely MADE the wedding. Dancing went all night, starting from the first song, through to the last. The only thing I would change would be to order a larger dance floor! They were easy to work with, made the day go smoothly, and are obviously wonderful musicians. They learned some special songs for us which went flawlessly. I would urge anyone looking for a wedding band to choose Amaretto. They are by far the best I have seen. Thanks again Chris and company!
Amaretto was the #1 best choice I made in planning my wedding. I cannot say enough good things about them or recommend Read more...
Amaretto was the #1 best choice I made in planning my wedding. I cannot say enough good things about them or recommend them more highly. They are true professionals. The band absolutely MADE the wedding. Dancing went all night, starting from the first song, through to the last. The only thing I would change would be to order a larger dance floor! They were easy to work with, made the day go smoothly, and are obviously wonderful musicians. They learned some special songs for us which went flawlessly. I would urge anyone looking for a wedding band to choose Amaretto. They are by far the best I have seen. Thanks again Chris and company! Read less
Services Used: Band
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ctobey326
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
We did not provide the band a playlist, and it was not necessary! The band felt out the crowd and played be best, most appropriate music. They had all the guests up and dancing all night long - it was wonderful! The band members were very friendly and interactive... they even encouraged me (the bride) to come up for karaoke! They were a great group to work with. I'd love to hire them for other occasions, and I know some of our guests would too. I keep hearing comments from guests about how much the band rocked the house!
We did not provide the band a playlist, and it was not necessary! The band felt out the crowd and played be best, most Read more...
We did not provide the band a playlist, and it was not necessary! The band felt out the crowd and played be best, most appropriate music. They had all the guests up and dancing all night long - it was wonderful! The band members were very friendly and interactive... they even encouraged me (the bride) to come up for karaoke! They were a great group to work with. I'd love to hire them for other occasions, and I know some of our guests would too. I keep hearing comments from guests about how much the band rocked the house! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I was new to the area and I booked my wedding in Tyson's Corner. I wanted to have a band so I searched online and wedding expos. I was lucky enough to run across DC Fushion. I've never seen a band as good as this one. I wasn't able to sit down at all the whole time of my wedding because all I wanted to do was dance. All of my guest were dancing and praising how great the band was. I am looking for another event to plan so I can have them there. Book them now because I see this band going placing in the future. GREAT GOOD DC FUSION :-)
I was new to the area and I booked my wedding in Tyson's Corner. I wanted to have a band so I searched online and wedding Read more...
I was new to the area and I booked my wedding in Tyson's Corner. I wanted to have a band so I searched online and wedding expos. I was lucky enough to run across DC Fushion. I've never seen a band as good as this one. I wasn't able to sit down at all the whole time of my wedding because all I wanted to do was dance. All of my guest were dancing and praising how great the band was. I am looking for another event to plan so I can have them there. Book them now because I see this band going placing in the future. GREAT GOOD DC FUSION :-) Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Chris Grasso Music, LLC responded with the following comments:

Greetings Samantha, thanks so much for inviting DC Fusion to be a part of your celebration! Wishing you both all the best!
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MeganRachele
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Amaretto played at our Sept. 18 wedding and did a fantastic job! We were so impressed. Several of our guests remarked that they were by far the best wedding band they've seen. They really connected with the crowd and had a great mix of fast, slow, classic and new songs.

When we started planning our wedding my fiance and I agreed that having a great band was very important. We're so glad that we chose Amaretto. We had the full horn section too which was a lot of fun. The players actually came off the stage and surrounded the dance floor which was so neat!

We highly recommend them to anyone who's looking for lively, sophisticated and energetic entertainment for their special event.
Amaretto played at our Sept. 18 wedding and did a fantastic job! We were so impressed. Several of our guests remarked that Read more...
Amaretto played at our Sept. 18 wedding and did a fantastic job! We were so impressed. Several of our guests remarked that they were by far the best wedding band they've seen. They really connected with the crowd and had a great mix of fast, slow, classic and new songs.

When we started planning our wedding my fiance and I agreed that having a great band was very important. We're so glad that we chose Amaretto. We had the full horn section too which was a lot of fun. The players actually came off the stage and surrounded the dance floor which was so neat!

We highly recommend them to anyone who's looking for lively, sophisticated and energetic entertainment for their special event. Read less
Services Used: Band
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BMR0828
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
DCFusion was a great choice for our reception band and really made our day! Chris Grasso was very responsive during the whole timeline leading up to the wedding and always promptly answered all our questions. We had so much fun dancing to DC Fusion, and many of our guests commented that they had never seen a dance floor so full of people from start to finish. DC Fusion was happy to learn a new song for our first dance, which really made our day. They made great song selections that had everyone singing and dancing along. Plus, they were better priced than other bands we considered. If you're looking for an upbeat, lively party, we wholeheartedly suggest DC Fusion.
DCFusion was a great choice for our reception band and really made our day! Chris Grasso was very responsive during the Read more...
DCFusion was a great choice for our reception band and really made our day! Chris Grasso was very responsive during the whole timeline leading up to the wedding and always promptly answered all our questions. We had so much fun dancing to DC Fusion, and many of our guests commented that they had never seen a dance floor so full of people from start to finish. DC Fusion was happy to learn a new song for our first dance, which really made our day. They made great song selections that had everyone singing and dancing along. Plus, they were better priced than other bands we considered. If you're looking for an upbeat, lively party, we wholeheartedly suggest DC Fusion. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Denise
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
This band made our reception and were worth every nickel!
This band made our reception and were worth every nickel!
This band made our reception and were worth every nickel! Read less
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scofwashdc
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
FANTASTIC! I had so many people telling me it was the best wedding they had ever been to! We really loved the interaction with the audience (the horns were the bomb!!). Made our event very memorable!
FANTASTIC! I had so many people telling me it was the best wedding they had ever been to! We really loved the interaction Read more...
FANTASTIC! I had so many people telling me it was the best wedding they had ever been to! We really loved the interaction with the audience (the horns were the bomb!!). Made our event very memorable! Read less
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seh619
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris is awesome!!! He always responded to my mother and me very quickly (the same day if not within hours) and he accommodated my song requests that I submitted very close to the wedding even though they were supposed to be in 1 month before. I was very confused about the process for picking music for the wedding and Chris guided me through! The ceremony music was amazing and although I didn't get to hear the cocktail hour jazz trio my guests loved the music. As for the reception and Amaretto, they were a truly incredible band! People were dancing ALL night and the music was awesome! The band was interacting with the guests and the guests couldn't get enough of them! I loved every single song they played and they have a wide selection of songs available. My mom and dad love Chris so much they even attended an event on New Years that Chris was playing music at. After they heard him play they got me very excited for the wedding! Chris Grasso and Amaretto are awesome and I would definitely book directly through him again! For anyone unsure of whether to have a band or a DJ, nothing compares to a band! The live energy makes the evening special and gets guests excited to dance. It is also much more personal than having a DJ play recorded songs.
Chris is awesome!!! He always responded to my mother and me very quickly (the same day if not within hours) and he Read more...
Chris is awesome!!! He always responded to my mother and me very quickly (the same day if not within hours) and he accommodated my song requests that I submitted very close to the wedding even though they were supposed to be in 1 month before. I was very confused about the process for picking music for the wedding and Chris guided me through! The ceremony music was amazing and although I didn't get to hear the cocktail hour jazz trio my guests loved the music. As for the reception and Amaretto, they were a truly incredible band! People were dancing ALL night and the music was awesome! The band was interacting with the guests and the guests couldn't get enough of them! I loved every single song they played and they have a wide selection of songs available. My mom and dad love Chris so much they even attended an event on New Years that Chris was playing music at. After they heard him play they got me very excited for the wedding! Chris Grasso and Amaretto are awesome and I would definitely book directly through him again! For anyone unsure of whether to have a band or a DJ, nothing compares to a band! The live energy makes the evening special and gets guests excited to dance. It is also much more personal than having a DJ play recorded songs. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Debby
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Ok, brides! This is it! Amaretto did it all! Big band, swing and soft nice stuff during dinner. (Grandma swooned to the tunes she used to dance to but couldn't now.)
Then, bring it on! The music popped the party open! EVERYONE danced...to the end...and thats what we wanted for our big day. When the lights came up, people were still on the dance floor, sad that it really was the Last Dance.
Amaretto is a dance band! Period, end of discussion! They know what they need to do to make your reception all that you want it to be. If you don't believe it, check out their website. Listen to them. http://www.chrisgrassomusic.com/Amaretto/index.htm
Sold!
PS...I'm not related to any of them in any way! :)
Ok, brides! This is it! Amaretto did it all! Big band, swing and soft nice stuff during dinner. (Grandma swooned to the Read more...
Ok, brides! This is it! Amaretto did it all! Big band, swing and soft nice stuff during dinner. (Grandma swooned to the tunes she used to dance to but couldn't now.)
Then, bring it on! The music popped the party open! EVERYONE danced...to the end...and thats what we wanted for our big day. When the lights came up, people were still on the dance floor, sad that it really was the Last Dance.
Amaretto is a dance band! Period, end of discussion! They know what they need to do to make your reception all that you want it to be. If you don't believe it, check out their website. Listen to them. http://www.chrisgrassomusic.com/Amaretto/index.htm
Sold!
PS...I'm not related to any of them in any way! :) Read less
Services Used: Band
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tkiefhaber
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Amaretto:
These guys were GREAT!
We crashed a wedding to see them in action and they had a stiff wedding up and moving like crazy. Literally, some gramma was doing a turtle spin when we left.
We knew right then that if they could get the geezers here shaking booties, they would have NO problem with our younger, more party oriented crowd.
Chris & the crew were very responsive, had a great list of tracks to play, learned a song for our first dance and we feel like they were worth every penny.
The singers made Aretha Franklin roll over in her grave from awesomeness and the crowd interaction was great. Not too much, but enough to get everyone into the spirit and having a great time. 6 weeks after the wedding, I'm still getting over a severely sprained Dancing Toe.
I would highly recommend Amaretto for any wedding...unless you don't like fun or good music. Then you can bring your iPod and put on your Moby playlist.
Amaretto:
These guys were GREAT!
We crashed a wedding to see them in action and they had a stiff wedding up and Read more...
Amaretto:
These guys were GREAT!
We crashed a wedding to see them in action and they had a stiff wedding up and moving like crazy. Literally, some gramma was doing a turtle spin when we left.
We knew right then that if they could get the geezers here shaking booties, they would have NO problem with our younger, more party oriented crowd.
Chris & the crew were very responsive, had a great list of tracks to play, learned a song for our first dance and we feel like they were worth every penny.
The singers made Aretha Franklin roll over in her grave from awesomeness and the crowd interaction was great. Not too much, but enough to get everyone into the spirit and having a great time. 6 weeks after the wedding, I'm still getting over a severely sprained Dancing Toe.
I would highly recommend Amaretto for any wedding...unless you don't like fun or good music. Then you can bring your iPod and put on your Moby playlist. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Here’s the hard truth: If you DON’T hire Chris Grasso’s band for your reception and you later go to another wedding that DOES include this band, their reception will blow yours away, period. If you’re okay with that, so be it. But you were warned.

My wife and I had a budget for our wedding but one thing we both wanted to have was a band rather than a DJ. We had to pay more money for this but there is absolutely no question it was well worth it, even with our budget. Chris Grasso's band is so good that they should probably charge double or triple what they do. After having seen them perform, I actually feel that the price they charge is insulting… to themselves! You're not dealing with your average band that plays mediocre to decent music that no one will remember a couple months later. You are dealing with exceptional talent, experience and true music gurus, here. People will be talking about Chris Grasso's band from our wedding many years from now.

If a couple has the opportunity, they would be extremely foolish not to hire Chris Grasso's band for their wedding reception. I would say that most of our guests had more fun at our wedding than any other wedding they have been to, and it is mainly due to this band. I can't explain how much they added to this event and if you've seen them perform at a reception, you'll know what I'm talking about. The crowd also has a lot to do with the success of a reception but you simply cannot find another band as good as this one if you want maximum entertainment. I cannot state enough how good of a decision it was for us to hire Chris Grasso. And in hindsight, if we had an even tighter budget that would have constrained our expenses even more, I would have cut people from the invite list in order to still hire this band. (If it’s a choice between having more guests or hiring this band, sorry, but I’ll send my regrets to all those who don’t make the invite list.)

For those who will rule out this band or who favor recorded music with a DJ, they'll most likely have a decent reception regardless. And fortunately for them, they'll probably have no idea how much better their day would have been had they hired Chris Grasso. I’ve been to many prior weddings with DJs or other bands and had a decent time at most of them. But after having Chris Grasso’s band at our reception, all the prior receptions I’ve been to seem like “second-class” events. And after having Chris Grasso’s band at our reception, future weddings we go to will undoubtedly be disappointments. If a couple goes with another option and later has the privilege of seeing this band at another venue, they will be kicking themselves with severe regret about not hiring Chris Grasso for their own reception.

So my recommendation is twofold: 1) HIRE THIS BAND; and 2) If you ignore this and don't hire Chris Grasso, be sure to save yourself some severe regret and don't go to another venue that has this band. If you don't hire this band and later see them somewhere else, you'll certainly be sorry for your decision.
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Here’s the hard truth: If you DON’T hire Chris Grasso’s band for your reception and you later go to another wedding that DOES include this band, their reception will blow yours away, period. If you’re okay with that, so be it. But you were warned.

My wife and I had a budget for our wedding but one thing we both wanted to have was a band rather than a DJ. We had to pay more money for this but there is absolutely no question it was well worth it, even with our budget. Chris Grasso's band is so good that they should probably charge double or triple what they do. After having seen them perform, I actually feel that the price they charge is insulting… to themselves! You're not dealing with your average band that plays mediocre to decent music that no one will remember a couple months later. You are dealing with exceptional talent, experience and true music gurus, here. People will be talking about Chris Grasso's band from our wedding many years from now.

If a couple has the opportunity, they would be extremely foolish not to hire Chris Grasso's band for their wedding reception. I would say that most of our guests had more fun at our wedding than any other wedding they have been to, and it is mainly due to this band. I can't explain how much they added to this event and if you've seen them perform at a reception, you'll know what I'm talking about. The crowd also has a lot to do with the success of a reception but you simply cannot find another band as good as this one if you want maximum entertainment. I cannot state enough how good of a decision it was for us to hire Chris Grasso. And in hindsight, if we had an even tighter budget that would have constrained our expenses even more, I would have cut people from the invite list in order to still hire this band. (If it’s a choice between having more guests or hiring this band, sorry, but I’ll send my regrets to all those who don’t make the invite list.)

For those who will rule out this band or who favor recorded music with a DJ, they'll most likely have a decent reception regardless. And fortunately for them, they'll probably have no idea how much better their day would have been had they hired Chris Grasso. I’ve been to many prior weddings with DJs or other bands and had a decent time at most of them. But after having Chris Grasso’s band at our reception, all the prior receptions I’ve been to seem like “second-class” events. And after having Chris Grasso’s band at our reception, future weddings we go to will undoubtedly be disappointments. If a couple goes with another option and later has the privilege of seeing this band at another venue, they will be kicking themselves with severe regret about not hiring Chris Grasso for their own reception.

So my recommendation is twofold: 1) HIRE THIS BAND; and 2) If you ignore this and don't hire Chris Grasso, be sure to save yourself some severe regret and don't go to another venue that has this band. If you don't hire this band and later see them somewhere else, you'll certainly be sorry for your decision. Read less
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ellabeedc
Wedding:
5/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris Grasso provides the best service you could ever hope to get from a special event vendor. He is lightning fast at communicating with his clients (even arranging my contract somewhere en route between Iceland and Norway!) and very flexible to make sure he is providing exactly what the client wants. I had a ceremony duo of violin and cello, a jazz trio, and a 10 person band for the reception. All of his band members and affiliated ceremony musicians are at the highest level of talent. Even my guest who is a high-level NYC music producer said that the band was one of the best he had heard. Multiple people asked me if I had specified a playlist because they thought the music choices were so perfect, but I had only specified about 4 songs for the first dances and parent dances! Plus, I was especially impressed because I had asked Chris to place the band in an unusual spot in the venue. It was a little cramped with a marble floor and walls that made the acoustics particularly tricky. You never would have known! The volume was perfect and you could hear every instrument clearly. And he took on the challenge without any hesitation or reservation. Just told me it was fine and not to worry about it! I would hire Chris again in an instant to provide music for any sort of event with full confidence that I would get exactly the perfect service for my needs.
Chris Grasso provides the best service you could ever hope to get from a special event vendor. He is lightning fast at Read more...
Chris Grasso provides the best service you could ever hope to get from a special event vendor. He is lightning fast at communicating with his clients (even arranging my contract somewhere en route between Iceland and Norway!) and very flexible to make sure he is providing exactly what the client wants. I had a ceremony duo of violin and cello, a jazz trio, and a 10 person band for the reception. All of his band members and affiliated ceremony musicians are at the highest level of talent. Even my guest who is a high-level NYC music producer said that the band was one of the best he had heard. Multiple people asked me if I had specified a playlist because they thought the music choices were so perfect, but I had only specified about 4 songs for the first dances and parent dances! Plus, I was especially impressed because I had asked Chris to place the band in an unusual spot in the venue. It was a little cramped with a marble floor and walls that made the acoustics particularly tricky. You never would have known! The volume was perfect and you could hear every instrument clearly. And he took on the challenge without any hesitation or reservation. Just told me it was fine and not to worry about it! I would hire Chris again in an instant to provide music for any sort of event with full confidence that I would get exactly the perfect service for my needs. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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marinrose
Wedding:
4/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris Grasso (piano), his two bandmates, and the incomparable Sharon Clark (think Sarah Vaughn but with her own distinctive style) set the perfect tone for an elegant, sophisticated but intimate day. Classic jazz standards done beautifully. Chris is a sweetheart and was responsive to our every request. We could not have had a more perfect band.
Chris Grasso (piano), his two bandmates, and the incomparable Sharon Clark (think Sarah Vaughn but with her own Read more...
Chris Grasso (piano), his two bandmates, and the incomparable Sharon Clark (think Sarah Vaughn but with her own distinctive style) set the perfect tone for an elegant, sophisticated but intimate day. Classic jazz standards done beautifully. Chris is a sweetheart and was responsive to our every request. We could not have had a more perfect band. Read less
Services Used: Band
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April Bride
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience having Amaretto perform at our wedding reception. Chris Grasso was pleasant to work with, and easy to reach throughout the whole process leading up to the wedding. The jazz trio played during our cocktail hour, and then the whole band played for dinner and dancing afterward. Their set list has a great variety of music, which meant there was something for our guests from all age groups to enjoy. We received numerous compliments from both our guests and the location staff about how great Amaretto was. We would highly recommend them!
We had a wonderful experience having Amaretto perform at our wedding reception. Chris Grasso was pleasant to work with, Read more...
We had a wonderful experience having Amaretto perform at our wedding reception. Chris Grasso was pleasant to work with, and easy to reach throughout the whole process leading up to the wedding. The jazz trio played during our cocktail hour, and then the whole band played for dinner and dancing afterward. Their set list has a great variety of music, which meant there was something for our guests from all age groups to enjoy. We received numerous compliments from both our guests and the location staff about how great Amaretto was. We would highly recommend them! Read less
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mccancem
Wedding:
2/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris Grasso and the Nicki Gonzalez Band were perfect for our wedding. They were very easy to work with and the band itself was excellent. As the bride is Brazilian, we were looking for a lot of classic bossa nova songs, and they didn't disappoint! We would definitely recommend them to other couples.
Chris Grasso and the Nicki Gonzalez Band were perfect for our wedding. They were very easy to work with and the band Read more...
Chris Grasso and the Nicki Gonzalez Band were perfect for our wedding. They were very easy to work with and the band itself was excellent. As the bride is Brazilian, we were looking for a lot of classic bossa nova songs, and they didn't disappoint! We would definitely recommend them to other couples. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
12/19/2009
5.0/5.0
The band seemed a little tired to me at times but I learned that they had been up literally all night the night before trying to get to DC for our wedding. A freak snowstorm had turned normally a 3.5 hour trip into an 8-hour trip, so I just appreciate that they made all the effort to get there at all. The coordinator, Chris, was ALWAYS responsive to my emails within the same day they were written and he always accommodated my requests. They were so easy to work with and the guests loved them. Several people commented that they were the best wedding band they had ever heard.
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The band seemed a little tired to me at times but I learned that they had been up literally all night the night before trying to get to DC for our wedding. A freak snowstorm had turned normally a 3.5 hour trip into an 8-hour trip, so I just appreciate that they made all the effort to get there at all. The coordinator, Chris, was ALWAYS responsive to my emails within the same day they were written and he always accommodated my requests. They were so easy to work with and the guests loved them. Several people commented that they were the best wedding band they had ever heard. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anne
Wedding:
12/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris Grasso and Ameretto were incredible. They played every special request, were flexible and professional. Chris Grasso coordianted different combinations of musicians for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.... all of them were fantastic and played exacly what we wanted. Our guests keep raving about the band.
Chris Grasso and Ameretto were incredible. They played every special request, were flexible and professional. Chris Grasso Read more...
Chris Grasso and Ameretto were incredible. They played every special request, were flexible and professional. Chris Grasso coordianted different combinations of musicians for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.... all of them were fantastic and played exacly what we wanted. Our guests keep raving about the band. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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scroddy123
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Amaretto was amazing. All our guests were dancing all night. I could not have asked for a better band, they helped make our night perfect.
Amaretto was amazing. All our guests were dancing all night. I could not have asked for a better band, they helped make Read more...
Amaretto was amazing. All our guests were dancing all night. I could not have asked for a better band, they helped make our night perfect. Read less
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akrajewski
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
We were honored when Amaretto agreed to play at our wedding at the Westin BWI on Oct. 17, 2009. Chris and the rest of the band could not have been any more professional, consistently responsive to phone calls and emails, extremely flexible (they incorporated a Polish family DJ into their routine, which was more than impressive in itself). When we couldn't decide on a wedding song from their already long list across genres, they learned "Feels Like Home" by Chantal Kreviazuk (one of the Notebook themes) for us personally for our first dance, along with Pitbull's "I know you want me" and Black Eyed Peas "I got a feelin'" for closings. While more costly than other vendors we considered, their immeasurable talent is priceless. Their performance was just as timeless as the smile on my wife's face. I recommend their services wholeheartedly and can't wait to see them perform again!
We were honored when Amaretto agreed to play at our wedding at the Westin BWI on Oct. 17, 2009. Chris and the rest of the Read more...
We were honored when Amaretto agreed to play at our wedding at the Westin BWI on Oct. 17, 2009. Chris and the rest of the band could not have been any more professional, consistently responsive to phone calls and emails, extremely flexible (they incorporated a Polish family DJ into their routine, which was more than impressive in itself). When we couldn't decide on a wedding song from their already long list across genres, they learned "Feels Like Home" by Chantal Kreviazuk (one of the Notebook themes) for us personally for our first dance, along with Pitbull's "I know you want me" and Black Eyed Peas "I got a feelin'" for closings. While more costly than other vendors we considered, their immeasurable talent is priceless. Their performance was just as timeless as the smile on my wife's face. I recommend their services wholeheartedly and can't wait to see them perform again! Read less
Services Used: Band
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samandsarah
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
It has been 3 months since our wedding and everyone is still talking about how amazing the band was. Having Amaretto play at our wedding was by far the best decision we made. The band provided all of the entertainment needs for our wedding and was able to accommodate all of our requests. They played a wide repertoire of music that appealed to all of our guests. Amaretto stands apart as a collection of strong, extremely talented musicians who have all come together to form a top notch band. They brought amazing energy�and it lasted all night long. We have never seen so many people, young and old, on the dance floor at a wedding. Beyond the music they are very professional and such a dream to work with,-- Chris and the band took care of everything and worked seamlessly with the other wedding vendors. If you are looking for a high quality, professional, classy, cool, energetic, and stand-out band, look no further than Amaretto.
It has been 3 months since our wedding and everyone is still talking about how amazing the band was. Having Amaretto play Read more...
It has been 3 months since our wedding and everyone is still talking about how amazing the band was. Having Amaretto play at our wedding was by far the best decision we made. The band provided all of the entertainment needs for our wedding and was able to accommodate all of our requests. They played a wide repertoire of music that appealed to all of our guests. Amaretto stands apart as a collection of strong, extremely talented musicians who have all come together to form a top notch band. They brought amazing energy�and it lasted all night long. We have never seen so many people, young and old, on the dance floor at a wedding. Beyond the music they are very professional and such a dream to work with,-- Chris and the band took care of everything and worked seamlessly with the other wedding vendors. If you are looking for a high quality, professional, classy, cool, energetic, and stand-out band, look no further than Amaretto. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Adrianne
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
I used Chris to book a jazz trio for a post-wedding Cocktail Party. Chris was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was extremely responsive, knowledgeable, and very patient and flexible with me as I changed my mind multiple times. The trio Chris chose to book for my event was absolutely perfect- they were fabulous musicians, very professional, and a lot of fun. I can't say enough great things about my experience and highly recommend Chris for anyone looking for a band for event or wedding.
I used Chris to book a jazz trio for a post-wedding Cocktail Party. Chris was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was Read more...
I used Chris to book a jazz trio for a post-wedding Cocktail Party. Chris was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was extremely responsive, knowledgeable, and very patient and flexible with me as I changed my mind multiple times. The trio Chris chose to book for my event was absolutely perfect- they were fabulous musicians, very professional, and a lot of fun. I can't say enough great things about my experience and highly recommend Chris for anyone looking for a band for event or wedding. Read less
Services Used: Band
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msciao
Wedding:
4/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris was very quick to respond to each of my queries and went out of his way to be sure the musicians rehearsed the very specific, and somewhat difficult repertoire that we requested. I found him very amicable and easy to work with and very reliable.
Chris was very quick to respond to each of my queries and went out of his way to be sure the musicians rehearsed the very Read more...
Chris was very quick to respond to each of my queries and went out of his way to be sure the musicians rehearsed the very specific, and somewhat difficult repertoire that we requested. I found him very amicable and easy to work with and very reliable. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Rebecca F
Wedding:
4/4/2009
5.0/5.0
When planning a wedding, there are certain must haves for every bride and groom. We wanted excellent photography, memorable food...and everyone dancing. A quick online search led us to Amaretto, and I made a tentative phone call to Chris Grasso, their booking agent and pianist. Chris returned my phone call immediately - although he had a gig that night, he made a few minutes to talk details, sent a contract out in email the next day, and continued to follow up with timely responses to all our email questions.
One of the best things about Amaretto is that the band will learn a few songs especially for you if you'd like something not on their extensive song list - and they were easily able to accommodate our choices.
But the high point? The night of our reception, this band ROCKED our party. We were fearful maybe people wouldn't dance but the minute they kicked us off with the first song, the dance floor was never empty, not for a minute. Our guests commented time & time again on our excellent choice of band and we concur - simply the best!! We'd absolutely 100% recommend Amaretto to anyone.
When planning a wedding, there are certain must haves for every bride and groom. We wanted excellent photography, Read more...
When planning a wedding, there are certain must haves for every bride and groom. We wanted excellent photography, memorable food...and everyone dancing. A quick online search led us to Amaretto, and I made a tentative phone call to Chris Grasso, their booking agent and pianist. Chris returned my phone call immediately - although he had a gig that night, he made a few minutes to talk details, sent a contract out in email the next day, and continued to follow up with timely responses to all our email questions.
One of the best things about Amaretto is that the band will learn a few songs especially for you if you'd like something not on their extensive song list - and they were easily able to accommodate our choices.
But the high point? The night of our reception, this band ROCKED our party. We were fearful maybe people wouldn't dance but the minute they kicked us off with the first song, the dance floor was never empty, not for a minute. Our guests commented time & time again on our excellent choice of band and we concur - simply the best!! We'd absolutely 100% recommend Amaretto to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Band
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melly
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Amaretto was awesome!!! The dance floor was packed all night long, with all ages out there having a great time. I cannot recommend Amaretto enough -- everyone loved them! Chris is super-responsive, really great to work with. All our correspondence was via email, really easy and efficient. They learned our first dance song for us, and we were doing a choreographed dance, so it was really important that their version matched the version we practiced to. It went off without a hitch!

I found out about Amaretto when they played for one of my bridesmaids' weddings in 2004. They were fantastic then, and they are fantastic now. We're so happy we were able to book them for our wedding!
Amaretto was awesome!!! The dance floor was packed all night long, with all ages out there having a great time. I cannot Read more...
Amaretto was awesome!!! The dance floor was packed all night long, with all ages out there having a great time. I cannot recommend Amaretto enough -- everyone loved them! Chris is super-responsive, really great to work with. All our correspondence was via email, really easy and efficient. They learned our first dance song for us, and we were doing a choreographed dance, so it was really important that their version matched the version we practiced to. It went off without a hitch!

I found out about Amaretto when they played for one of my bridesmaids' weddings in 2004. They were fantastic then, and they are fantastic now. We're so happy we were able to book them for our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Shawn
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Chris Grasso and his band, Amaretto, were simply fantastic. All of our guests were raving about the music afterwards. The band was energetic and fun -- with great singers and an amazing group of musicians. Even a horn section!

They really made our wedding reception a terrific party. They even learned a couple of new songs at our request, even though they weren't on the original set list. I would absolutely recommend them for your wedding!
Chris Grasso and his band, Amaretto, were simply fantastic. All of our guests were raving about the music afterwards. The Read more...
Chris Grasso and his band, Amaretto, were simply fantastic. All of our guests were raving about the music afterwards. The band was energetic and fun -- with great singers and an amazing group of musicians. Even a horn section!

They really made our wedding reception a terrific party. They even learned a couple of new songs at our request, even though they weren't on the original set list. I would absolutely recommend them for your wedding! Read less
Services Used: Band
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CandL
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
Great and very easy to work with. Provided exactly what we wanted within the specified budget.
Great and very easy to work with. Provided exactly what we wanted within the specified budget.
Great and very easy to work with. Provided exactly what we wanted within the specified budget. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Laralind
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Chris was great to work with. He helped arrange the music we had at our ceremony - 2 trumpeters, a violinist and an organist. The musicians were wonderful and were a hit with our guests. Chris also helped us arrange for a piano player at our cocktail hour. Chris was very prompt in responding to my emails and was easy to work with. I knew I did not have to worry about any of the details with the music because he had taken care of all of it.
Chris was great to work with. He helped arrange the music we had at our ceremony - 2 trumpeters, a violinist and an Read more...
Chris was great to work with. He helped arrange the music we had at our ceremony - 2 trumpeters, a violinist and an organist. The musicians were wonderful and were a hit with our guests. Chris also helped us arrange for a piano player at our cocktail hour. Chris was very prompt in responding to my emails and was easy to work with. I knew I did not have to worry about any of the details with the music because he had taken care of all of it. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Unique Services
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Stephen
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
The day of the wedding, a major storm blew through the area downing trees and cutting off electrical power, including power to the wedding site. I called Chris on his cell phone to let him know about the potential disaster and he was already at the site with the situation well-in-hand. Luckily, the power was eventually restored and everything went almost as planned. Chris is so easy to work with and his band is amazing. They should be making records if they're not already. I cannot recommend him enough.
The day of the wedding, a major storm blew through the area downing trees and cutting off electrical power, including Read more...
The day of the wedding, a major storm blew through the area downing trees and cutting off electrical power, including power to the wedding site. I called Chris on his cell phone to let him know about the potential disaster and he was already at the site with the situation well-in-hand. Luckily, the power was eventually restored and everything went almost as planned. Chris is so easy to work with and his band is amazing. They should be making records if they're not already. I cannot recommend him enough. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Nedim
Wedding:
11/10/2007
5.0/5.0
Chris was a pleasure to work with. He was extremely responsive to our calls and questions. He offered several different suggestions for our ceremony and was patient with us throughout the process. Chris professionally worked with us to pick our the songs and flow for our ceremony and reception. All his musicians are excellent and his singers are extraordinary. Chris and his band were a huge part of making our day magical. Our guests danced non-stop throughout the night and were pleading for more at the end. Our friends and family still talk about how fantastic the band was. We continued our relationship with Chris after the wedding and enjoy seeing him perform in local venues. He definitely has our highest recommendation.
Chris was a pleasure to work with. He was extremely responsive to our calls and questions. He offered several different Read more...
Chris was a pleasure to work with. He was extremely responsive to our calls and questions. He offered several different suggestions for our ceremony and was patient with us throughout the process. Chris professionally worked with us to pick our the songs and flow for our ceremony and reception. All his musicians are excellent and his singers are extraordinary. Chris and his band were a huge part of making our day magical. Our guests danced non-stop throughout the night and were pleading for more at the end. Our friends and family still talk about how fantastic the band was. We continued our relationship with Chris after the wedding and enjoy seeing him perform in local venues. He definitely has our highest recommendation. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Ana Carolina
Wedding:
11/3/2007
5.0/5.0
Chris provided a Spanish guitarist for our wedding reception... he and his music had everyone mesmerized!!! I can't wait to have another special occasion to hire him!!!
Chris provided a Spanish guitarist for our wedding reception... he and his music had everyone mesmerized!!! I can't wait Read more...
Chris provided a Spanish guitarist for our wedding reception... he and his music had everyone mesmerized!!! I can't wait to have another special occasion to hire him!!! Read less
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anon
Wedding:
10/15/2000
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend Chris Grasso without hesitation!

The music was suburb, and Chris was fantastic to work with. Chris (on piano) and a bassist played for our cocktail hour, and then a larger jazz combo played for the reception. The vocalist Sharon Clark was amazing! We loved the music so much that we've since made it a habit to go hear Chris and Sharon perform periodically at the Mandarin Oriental -- a great way to bring back memories of a wonderful wedding.

Chris was great about listening to what we wanted and suggesting how best to achieve it. It's clear he has a lot of experience with all different sorts of weddings -- and an extensive list of songs to choose from. In our case, we wanted something lively that would bring people to the dance floor but that wouldn't make conversation impossible. Chris and his group found just the right balance.

Chris is highly professional and very easy to work with. Our understanding is that, in addition to a graduate degree in classical piano from a major conservatory, he also has a law degree and worked for a while in one of the major DC firms before returning to music, his first love. Perhaps that experience in part accounts for his having more professional skills than perhaps some other musicians (no offense, other musicians!).

In sum, two big thumbs up!
We highly recommend Chris Grasso without hesitation!

The music was suburb, and Chris was fantastic to work with. Read more...
We highly recommend Chris Grasso without hesitation!

The music was suburb, and Chris was fantastic to work with. Chris (on piano) and a bassist played for our cocktail hour, and then a larger jazz combo played for the reception. The vocalist Sharon Clark was amazing! We loved the music so much that we've since made it a habit to go hear Chris and Sharon perform periodically at the Mandarin Oriental -- a great way to bring back memories of a wonderful wedding.

Chris was great about listening to what we wanted and suggesting how best to achieve it. It's clear he has a lot of experience with all different sorts of weddings -- and an extensive list of songs to choose from. In our case, we wanted something lively that would bring people to the dance floor but that wouldn't make conversation impossible. Chris and his group found just the right balance.

Chris is highly professional and very easy to work with. Our understanding is that, in addition to a graduate degree in classical piano from a major conservatory, he also has a law degree and worked for a while in one of the major DC firms before returning to music, his first love. Perhaps that experience in part accounts for his having more professional skills than perhaps some other musicians (no offense, other musicians!).

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Tarah
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.9/5.0
Thank you Amaretto and Chris Grasso!!! Our reception and ceremony music was FANTASTIC! We could not have been more pleased with how all the music, song selections, and entertainment went through the course of the evening.

Walking down the aisle during the ceremony and hearing the string quartet was by far one of my most cherished memories. And, our guests are still raving about how much fun they had on the dance floor and how AMAZING the band was. My husband and I spent the majority of the night on the dance floor with all our friends which is exactly what we had hoped for and how we envisioned the celebration. The energy and joy in the room was unforgettable, and we could not have been happier!!!

We appreciate how easy everyone was to work with and how responsive everyone was to our emails and inquiries. Thank you David for learning our requested songs - they sounded great!

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! It was absolutely a day we will never forget.
Thank you Amaretto and Chris Grasso!!! Our reception and ceremony music was FANTASTIC! We could not have been more pleased Read more...
Thank you Amaretto and Chris Grasso!!! Our reception and ceremony music was FANTASTIC! We could not have been more pleased with how all the music, song selections, and entertainment went through the course of the evening.

Walking down the aisle during the ceremony and hearing the string quartet was by far one of my most cherished memories. And, our guests are still raving about how much fun they had on the dance floor and how AMAZING the band was. My husband and I spent the majority of the night on the dance floor with all our friends which is exactly what we had hoped for and how we envisioned the celebration. The energy and joy in the room was unforgettable, and we could not have been happier!!!

We appreciate how easy everyone was to work with and how responsive everyone was to our emails and inquiries. Thank you David for learning our requested songs - they sounded great!

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! It was absolutely a day we will never forget. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Lindsay
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.9/5.0
After booking our venue, the first thing that my fiance and I booked was Amaretto. We had recently had the pleasure of attending a wedding where Amaretto played and all of the guests were dancing the whole night. Right away, we knew that we would love to have them play at our own wedding! Most of our communications were through Chris Grasso who was extremely attentive and thorough. My fiance and I were so impressed at how quickly Chris would respond to all of our questions. As our date approached, my fiance worked with David Fletcher to coordinate the exact flow of the evening, song requests and so on. David was very flexible and was willing to help us out with all of our specific song requests that were not on Amaretto's playlist (our wedding song, the song that my fiance and his mom danced to, as well as several songs that were played during the procession on the keyboard). Amaretto was wonderful at our wedding. I felt that they appealed to both the older generation and our friends as they played songs that both groups enjoyed. Everyone at our wedding commented on how wonderful the band was and everyone dance the whole night!
After booking our venue, the first thing that my fiance and I booked was Amaretto. We had recently had the pleasure of Read more...
After booking our venue, the first thing that my fiance and I booked was Amaretto. We had recently had the pleasure of attending a wedding where Amaretto played and all of the guests were dancing the whole night. Right away, we knew that we would love to have them play at our own wedding! Most of our communications were through Chris Grasso who was extremely attentive and thorough. My fiance and I were so impressed at how quickly Chris would respond to all of our questions. As our date approached, my fiance worked with David Fletcher to coordinate the exact flow of the evening, song requests and so on. David was very flexible and was willing to help us out with all of our specific song requests that were not on Amaretto's playlist (our wedding song, the song that my fiance and his mom danced to, as well as several songs that were played during the procession on the keyboard). Amaretto was wonderful at our wedding. I felt that they appealed to both the older generation and our friends as they played songs that both groups enjoyed. Everyone at our wedding commented on how wonderful the band was and everyone dance the whole night! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.9/5.0
DC fusion was an unbelievable band!! All our guests were so upset when the end came. Many people commented it was one of the best wedding bands they have ever heard. Everyone was on the dance fusion. Chris was very responsive and worth every penny!
DC fusion was an unbelievable band!! All our guests were so upset when the end came. Many people commented it was one of Read more...
DC fusion was an unbelievable band!! All our guests were so upset when the end came. Many people commented it was one of the best wedding bands they have ever heard. Everyone was on the dance fusion. Chris was very responsive and worth every penny! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Chris helped us find a string duo (violin + guitar) to provide ceremony and cocktail hour music for our recent wedding. Chelle Fulk (violin) and Glen McCarthy (guitar) were the musicians who performed at our wedding. They were amazing!! The music was absolutely beautiful for the ceremony, and it was not necessary to come up with a playlist for cocktails, as they will adapt to the crowd.

Chris was really excellent at getting back to me quickly. Chelle was so nice, and was extremely flexible and understanding, and very lovely.

I'm so glad we contacted Chris Grasso for our wedding music needs!
Chris helped us find a string duo (violin + guitar) to provide ceremony and cocktail hour music for our recent wedding. Read more...
Chris helped us find a string duo (violin + guitar) to provide ceremony and cocktail hour music for our recent wedding. Chelle Fulk (violin) and Glen McCarthy (guitar) were the musicians who performed at our wedding. They were amazing!! The music was absolutely beautiful for the ceremony, and it was not necessary to come up with a playlist for cocktails, as they will adapt to the crowd.

Chris was really excellent at getting back to me quickly. Chelle was so nice, and was extremely flexible and understanding, and very lovely.

I'm so glad we contacted Chris Grasso for our wedding music needs! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Carol
Wedding:
11/20/2010
4.9/5.0
DC Fusion is a great wedding band. They were on time, professional but fun and most of all provided great music. Two of the performers got down with guests and really added energy. Chris Grasso is supportive and easy to work with.
DC Fusion is a great wedding band. They were on time, professional but fun and most of all provided great music. Two of Read more...
DC Fusion is a great wedding band. They were on time, professional but fun and most of all provided great music. Two of the performers got down with guests and really added energy. Chris Grasso is supportive and easy to work with. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Colleen
Wedding:
11/20/2010
4.9/5.0
We used DC Fusion for our wedding. They were fabulous. There was a slight mic issue during our first dance, but they got that fixed and we rocked the night away. We had some floor planning issues and they were wonderful in working in a tight space. A+
We used DC Fusion for our wedding. They were fabulous. There was a slight mic issue during our first dance, but they got Read more...
We used DC Fusion for our wedding. They were fabulous. There was a slight mic issue during our first dance, but they got that fixed and we rocked the night away. We had some floor planning issues and they were wonderful in working in a tight space. A+ Read less
Services Used: Band
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Linda
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.8/5.0
Chris Grasso was extremely responsive and provided many different options for music. The musicians were prompt, professional, and extremely talented.
Chris Grasso was extremely responsive and provided many different options for music. The musicians were prompt, Read more...
Chris Grasso was extremely responsive and provided many different options for music. The musicians were prompt, professional, and extremely talented. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Jade2003
Wedding:
9/25/2010
4.8/5.0
The Fusion Band performed excellent at our wedding ceremony & reception on 9/25/10. They kept the crowd on the dance floor and even let a few people in the crowd grab the mic for a few selections. Everyone had so much fun with them & keeps raving about how great the Fusion Band performed. Chris Grasso was very professional from day 1. He responds very quickly to all email & voice communications and is very helpful with the music selection process as well. I highly recommend Chris Grasso & the Fusion Band.
The Fusion Band performed excellent at our wedding ceremony & reception on 9/25/10. They kept the crowd on the dance floor Read more...
The Fusion Band performed excellent at our wedding ceremony & reception on 9/25/10. They kept the crowd on the dance floor and even let a few people in the crowd grab the mic for a few selections. Everyone had so much fun with them & keeps raving about how great the Fusion Band performed. Chris Grasso was very professional from day 1. He responds very quickly to all email & voice communications and is very helpful with the music selection process as well. I highly recommend Chris Grasso & the Fusion Band. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Hannah
Wedding:
11/26/2011
4.6/5.0
I loved everything! It was PERFECT for a classy wedding. The music added just the right touch to make the wedding reception outstanding. Thanks again.
I loved everything! It was PERFECT for a classy wedding. The music added just the right touch to make the wedding Read more...
I loved everything! It was PERFECT for a classy wedding. The music added just the right touch to make the wedding reception outstanding. Thanks again. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Elly
Wedding:
9/18/2010
4.6/5.0
I have had very good experience working with chris Grasso. The musicians were very professional and knowledgeable. The pieces played at the ceremony at my daughter's wedding provided peaceful background, and serene ambience which perfectly suited the overall feeling of the ceremony. I would highly recommend the musicians provided by Chris Grasso Music, LLC for your special events.

Elly Ghannam
I have had very good experience working with chris Grasso. The musicians were very professional and knowledgeable. The Read more...
I have had very good experience working with chris Grasso. The musicians were very professional and knowledgeable. The pieces played at the ceremony at my daughter's wedding provided peaceful background, and serene ambience which perfectly suited the overall feeling of the ceremony. I would highly recommend the musicians provided by Chris Grasso Music, LLC for your special events.

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Services Used: Ceremony Music
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