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Monte Vista Strings and Jazz

San Antonio , TX
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San Antonio, TX 78212 US (map)

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210-842-1427

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"No wedding is complete without Monte Vista Strings and Jazz! Not only are they extremely talented, they are also calm, professional, responsive, and an all around pleasure to work with.... Read more
"No wedding is complete without Monte Vista Strings and Jazz! Not only are they extremely talented, they are also calm, professional, responsive, and an all around pleasure to work with. I have had the unique opportunity of working with MVS&J both as a catering manager and as a bride-to-be and simply cannot say enough wonderful things about what a talented and amazing group of musicians they are!"
--Vicky Carragher, Catering Sales Manager, Westin La Cantera Hotel and Resort, Westin Houston Galleria

Welcome to Monte Vista Strings and Jazz, San Antonio’s premier provider of live wedding music and entertainment. From Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major to Mendelssohn’s Wedding March to Cole Porter, the Beatles, Andrea Bocelli, Coldplay, Journey and more, MVSJ will create and customize exactly the performance and/or entertainment you envision. Options are endless.

Backed by industry awards and consistently outstanding reviews from brides, wedding professionals, and music industry specialists, Monte Vista Strings and Jazz provides world class live music for weddings, receptions, corporate events, conventions, private parties, religious services, and chamber concerts.

Every musician on every instrument at every MVSJ event...
MVSJ explicitly guarantees the professional credentials of every musician on every instrument at every event we perform. Classical performers hold advanced degrees in performance from the world’s finest music conservatories and all are tenured members of the San Antonio and Austin Symphony Orchestras.
With countless years of collective wedding, special event, and concert experience, MVSJ offers you strings, jazz bands (acoustic and amplified), classical guitar, Spanish guitar, trumpet, flute, harp, piano, organ, vocalist/mass cantor/musical liturgist, mariachis, cocktail piano, and a cutting edge pop/contemporary division, Wired!

MVSJ regularly performs at all major wedding venues in the San Antonio-Austin, TX region.

Visit our site to explore dozens of audio and video samples, learn about the musicians, and check availability.

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Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, Soloist / Vocalist, 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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Violet
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I hired Monte Vista as soon as I had a wedding date and venue. They gave me the exact experience I was looking for. It was an element of my wedding I truly enjoyed and had compliments on. Thank you
I hired Monte Vista as soon as I had a wedding date and venue. They gave me the exact experience I was looking for. It was Read more...
I hired Monte Vista as soon as I had a wedding date and venue. They gave me the exact experience I was looking for. It was an element of my wedding I truly enjoyed and had compliments on. Thank you Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Monte Vista Strings provided the PERFECT accompaniment for our daughter's wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. They were simply the best in all aspects...from booking to performing to saying good-bye. They were not only extremely talented, but professional as well as kind. We loved the music they provided which was classical and then contemporary providing a nice twist and surprise for our guests. Having our daughter and new son exit the gorgeous outdoor venue set at the base of a grassy hill with the Colorado River in the background to the Beatles "All You Need is Love" done by a string trio was phenomenal. I would recommend this group to anyone looking to create the perfect ambiance and tone for a very special event. They are THAT good! Thanks, Andrew, for taking such good care of us!
Monte Vista Strings provided the PERFECT accompaniment for our daughter's wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. They were Read more...
Monte Vista Strings provided the PERFECT accompaniment for our daughter's wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. They were simply the best in all aspects...from booking to performing to saying good-bye. They were not only extremely talented, but professional as well as kind. We loved the music they provided which was classical and then contemporary providing a nice twist and surprise for our guests. Having our daughter and new son exit the gorgeous outdoor venue set at the base of a grassy hill with the Colorado River in the background to the Beatles "All You Need is Love" done by a string trio was phenomenal. I would recommend this group to anyone looking to create the perfect ambiance and tone for a very special event. They are THAT good! Thanks, Andrew, for taking such good care of us! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Monte Vista Strings provided the most beautiful music for my wedding. My wedding was very small and intimate but also a full, traditional Catholic mass. Andrew walked me through all the music and helped me find the most complementary accompaniment for our ceremony. I had a guitar, violin, and vocalist - It was so perfect – moreso than I could have imagined. I only regretted that we didn’t have more people there to hear how beautiful it was.
Monte Vista Strings provided the most beautiful music for my wedding. My wedding was very small and intimate but also a Read more...
Monte Vista Strings provided the most beautiful music for my wedding. My wedding was very small and intimate but also a full, traditional Catholic mass. Andrew walked me through all the music and helped me find the most complementary accompaniment for our ceremony. I had a guitar, violin, and vocalist - It was so perfect – moreso than I could have imagined. I only regretted that we didn’t have more people there to hear how beautiful it was. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Margaret
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Monte Vista provided some beautiful music for our wedding. As the bride, I didn't get to hear a lot of it but it certainly pleased my mother, who was a music major and still is a music buff. They were flexible with her requests for specific pieces and they all sounded amazing. She's a tough music customer and this was one of the first times I've ever heard her not have any "constructive criticism" for musicians.
Monte Vista provided some beautiful music for our wedding. As the bride, I didn't get to hear a lot of it but it certainly Read more...
Monte Vista provided some beautiful music for our wedding. As the bride, I didn't get to hear a lot of it but it certainly pleased my mother, who was a music major and still is a music buff. They were flexible with her requests for specific pieces and they all sounded amazing. She's a tough music customer and this was one of the first times I've ever heard her not have any "constructive criticism" for musicians. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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William
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired the Monte Vista Strings for our daughter's wedding in the chapel at St Mary's University in San Antonio. We had just two musicians: violin and cello.

    •    We found them initially through a friend of a friend, but hired them on the basis of their excellent and very helpful website (with samples of many different pieces to listen to) and my exchange of emails with the director. We were contacting them only a couple weeks before the wedding, yet the director was responsive and very accommodating. Their web site is very well laid out and it was good to have the music options laid out so clearly.    •    


Getting now to the most important thing: their performance. I'm a former performing harpsichordist myself and I thought they both were EXCELLENT musicians. Our music choices were traditional—all Baroque (heavy on the Bach and Handel). Although the pieces we selected were intended for much larger ensembles (or for organ), the two-instrument arrangements they played were really good and the small ensemble was perfect for our venue (and our tight budget).     •    


And everything was done professionally and comfortably. They arrived on time, quickly sized up the venue and picked the best place for them to set up, started on time—and as I said, played beautifully.

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Their music provided a beautiful dimension to a beautiful ceremony. A number of our guests commented to me at the reception how beautiful the music at the ceremony was. I can recommend them enthusiastically.
We hired the Monte Vista Strings for our daughter's wedding in the chapel at St Mary's University in San Antonio. We had Read more...
We hired the Monte Vista Strings for our daughter's wedding in the chapel at St Mary's University in San Antonio. We had just two musicians: violin and cello.

    •    We found them initially through a friend of a friend, but hired them on the basis of their excellent and very helpful website (with samples of many different pieces to listen to) and my exchange of emails with the director. We were contacting them only a couple weeks before the wedding, yet the director was responsive and very accommodating. Their web site is very well laid out and it was good to have the music options laid out so clearly.    •    


Getting now to the most important thing: their performance. I'm a former performing harpsichordist myself and I thought they both were EXCELLENT musicians. Our music choices were traditional—all Baroque (heavy on the Bach and Handel). Although the pieces we selected were intended for much larger ensembles (or for organ), the two-instrument arrangements they played were really good and the small ensemble was perfect for our venue (and our tight budget).     •    


And everything was done professionally and comfortably. They arrived on time, quickly sized up the venue and picked the best place for them to set up, started on time—and as I said, played beautifully.

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Their music provided a beautiful dimension to a beautiful ceremony. A number of our guests commented to me at the reception how beautiful the music at the ceremony was. I can recommend them enthusiastically. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Monte Vista Strings and Jazz responded with the following comments:

Hi William,
Thank you for your kind and gracious comments. They mean so much coming from a fellow musician AND father of bride. :)
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Pam
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Monte Vista Strings was the perfect choice for ceremony music for my daughter's wedding. We hired their string quartet. They were professional , on time, and created the beautiful classical music we envisioned for the wedding. I would highly recommend Monte Vista Strings. Pam Galindo
Monte Vista Strings was the perfect choice for ceremony music for my daughter's wedding. We hired their string quartet. Read more...
Monte Vista Strings was the perfect choice for ceremony music for my daughter's wedding. We hired their string quartet. They were professional , on time, and created the beautiful classical music we envisioned for the wedding. I would highly recommend Monte Vista Strings. Pam Galindo Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Chris
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely superb! Andrew went above and beyond in every step of the planning process and made it extremely easy to plan the music. He was quick to return emails, phone calls, and inquiries. They were prompt to the ceremony, exquisitely dressed, and of course, sounded amazing! I seriously doubt you find a higher level of professionalism and quality of music. Highly highly recommend.
Absolutely superb! Andrew went above and beyond in every step of the planning process and made it extremely easy to plan Read more...
Absolutely superb! Andrew went above and beyond in every step of the planning process and made it extremely easy to plan the music. He was quick to return emails, phone calls, and inquiries. They were prompt to the ceremony, exquisitely dressed, and of course, sounded amazing! I seriously doubt you find a higher level of professionalism and quality of music. Highly highly recommend. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Monte Vista Strings and Jazz responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind remarks, Chris. Everything was great that day! We look forward to working with you again any time the need may arise.
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Ana
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrew and his team of Monte Vista Strings and Jazz provided the music for our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and during our sit down dinner. Everything was perfect! I trusted completely in Andrew to provide the best music selection, and he delivered!
The music and cantor during our ceremony was wonderful. Leaving the cathedral we were greeted by a Mariachi group playing fun and lively music, and it was so delightful. Our guests absolutely loved the 3 piece jazz group during the cocktail hour. During dinner, they provided a contemporary wired strings group that was beautiful. The level of professionalism and performance far exceeded my expectations. I want to thank Andrew and his team for making our special day a memorable one!
Andrew and his team of Monte Vista Strings and Jazz provided the music for our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and during Read more...
Andrew and his team of Monte Vista Strings and Jazz provided the music for our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and during our sit down dinner. Everything was perfect! I trusted completely in Andrew to provide the best music selection, and he delivered!
The music and cantor during our ceremony was wonderful. Leaving the cathedral we were greeted by a Mariachi group playing fun and lively music, and it was so delightful. Our guests absolutely loved the 3 piece jazz group during the cocktail hour. During dinner, they provided a contemporary wired strings group that was beautiful. The level of professionalism and performance far exceeded my expectations. I want to thank Andrew and his team for making our special day a memorable one! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue
Monte Vista Strings and Jazz responded with the following comments:

Hi Ana!
You guys are the best!! From San Fernando to The Pearl Brewery, that day was one we won't soon forget. :)
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Chrissy
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely the best! Our ceremony was like a dream...like being in a romance film. :) I love watching the film of that day and hearing the beautiful instruments that Monte Vista played. Truly amazing! Highly recommend them. Great vendor!
Absolutely the best! Our ceremony was like a dream...like being in a romance film. :) I love watching the film of that day Read more...
Absolutely the best! Our ceremony was like a dream...like being in a romance film. :) I love watching the film of that day and hearing the beautiful instruments that Monte Vista played. Truly amazing! Highly recommend them. Great vendor! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Chantal
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
MVSJ is an incredible group! We had them not only for our wedding ceremony but also for the reception. We aren't big on dancing and had a small, intimate wedding so we opted out of having a DJ. MVSJ plays a huge variety of music (it's awesome hearing pop songs on strings!), and we even requested a custom song for our first dance. We were so happy with the music, and they helped create the perfect ambiance.
MVSJ is an incredible group! We had them not only for our wedding ceremony but also for the reception. We aren't big on Read more...
MVSJ is an incredible group! We had them not only for our wedding ceremony but also for the reception. We aren't big on dancing and had a small, intimate wedding so we opted out of having a DJ. MVSJ plays a huge variety of music (it's awesome hearing pop songs on strings!), and we even requested a custom song for our first dance. We were so happy with the music, and they helped create the perfect ambiance. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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