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New Orleans Classical & Jazz

New Orleans , LA
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LOCATION

4324 Perrier St.
New Orleans, LA US 70115 (map)

PHONE

504-884-4946

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ABOUT US

We provide a very personalized and individualized approach to the music for your wedding or event. Promptness, reliability, performance quality, interactions with the audience and... Read more
We provide a very personalized and individualized approach to the music for your wedding or event. Promptness, reliability, performance quality, interactions with the audience and overall impressions make our ensembles and soloists the most talented and most professional in the New Orleans area.

We specialize in classical and jazz soloists and ensembles for wedding ceremonies, receptions, brunches, and private parties.
Our classical musicians include: Violin, viola, cello, trumpet, organ/piano, harp, flute, vocal soprano, vocal tenor; as well as other brass and woodwind ensembles.
Our jazz ensembles consist of trumpet, saxophone, trombone, clarinet, piano/keyboards, guitar, banjo, upright and electric bass, and a variety of percussion.

Choosing your musicians carefully is crucial to a successful soire'e--you don't want your event to be memorable for the wrong reasons. Whether you need a bluegrass or klezmer band in Biloxi, a salsa, swing, or celtic band in Baton Rouge, a string orchestra in Mandeville, a brass quintet or jazz combo in Gretna, or a wedding ceremony ensemble or DJ in the French Quarter, we handle it all.

Birthday parties, bat or bar mitzvahs, weddings, corporate, whatever the event calls for, live bands are an exceptional choice. Set the tone and generate a unique atmosphere for your event by taking advantage of the fine musicians our area has to offer. Other genres of ensembles available include big band, swing, bluegrass, blues, motown/R&B, irish, jewish/klezmer, jazz, latin, salsa, and classical. Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Acapella, Brass - Quartet, Brass - Quintet, Brass - Trio, Choir, 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, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Formal (tuxedo/black dress), but any special requests are welcome.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Set up time can vary depending on many different factors such as location, parking, etc. Very often we will need more load in and set up time if the event calls for a harp, upright bass, or sound system.

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Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
A huge thank you to Harry Hardin and his musicians. From the beginning, Harry was easy to work with and quick to respond - which made the process of planning our destination wedding so much easier. He had great insight into the song options and quickly lined up a cello and guitar player to handle entertainment during the ceremony. On our wedding day, the duo arrived early and played well and we received numerous compliments from guests. In addition, Harry also handled booking a second line band for us, taking care of police permits and the necessary paperwork so we didn't have to sweat the details from afar. The band (Pin Stripe) was waiting when our buses pulled up and did a phenomenal job - leading our 175 cheering guests through the streets of the Quarter. It was definitely a night to remember and we appreciate Harry's role in making our wedding even better than anticipated. I highly recommend New Orleans Finest Musicians!
A huge thank you to Harry Hardin and his musicians. From the beginning, Harry was easy to work with and quick to respond - Read more...
A huge thank you to Harry Hardin and his musicians. From the beginning, Harry was easy to work with and quick to respond - which made the process of planning our destination wedding so much easier. He had great insight into the song options and quickly lined up a cello and guitar player to handle entertainment during the ceremony. On our wedding day, the duo arrived early and played well and we received numerous compliments from guests. In addition, Harry also handled booking a second line band for us, taking care of police permits and the necessary paperwork so we didn't have to sweat the details from afar. The band (Pin Stripe) was waiting when our buses pulled up and did a phenomenal job - leading our 175 cheering guests through the streets of the Quarter. It was definitely a night to remember and we appreciate Harry's role in making our wedding even better than anticipated. I highly recommend New Orleans Finest Musicians! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Katie
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Harry Hardin was great to work with when planning my wedding ceremony music from Denver! He was very detailed and thorough in his emails with working on the ceremony music, sending me youtube videos of the songs to choose from, and figuring out the timing of each song they would play throughout the procession....very professional and organized throughout the whole process. I could also easily reach Harry via telephone and it was very nice to plan with him and get more feedback/suggestions over the phone. He grew up in New Orleans and had some wonderful insight. Harry put together a quartet with a trumpet, violin, classical guitar, and cello. Before the event, Harry also was in touch with our coordinator at Cafe Amelie where we had our ceremony, so they handled the final seating details, times to arrive, etc. which really helped me out a lot and kept me from having to worry about those final details! They showed up in very nice attire and played beautifully! I was very pleased to have him perform and would love to have him play again for me in the future at other events!
Harry Hardin was great to work with when planning my wedding ceremony music from Denver! He was very detailed and thorough Read more...
Harry Hardin was great to work with when planning my wedding ceremony music from Denver! He was very detailed and thorough in his emails with working on the ceremony music, sending me youtube videos of the songs to choose from, and figuring out the timing of each song they would play throughout the procession....very professional and organized throughout the whole process. I could also easily reach Harry via telephone and it was very nice to plan with him and get more feedback/suggestions over the phone. He grew up in New Orleans and had some wonderful insight. Harry put together a quartet with a trumpet, violin, classical guitar, and cello. Before the event, Harry also was in touch with our coordinator at Cafe Amelie where we had our ceremony, so they handled the final seating details, times to arrive, etc. which really helped me out a lot and kept me from having to worry about those final details! They showed up in very nice attire and played beautifully! I was very pleased to have him perform and would love to have him play again for me in the future at other events! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding was held at Cafe Amelie in New Orleans. The group provided excellent intro and wedding music and helped set the stage for a successful ceremony that was followed by another band playing more modern and jazzy music for listening and dancing. Highly recommend. Harry Hardin was very professional in the business aspect of the engagement and made the process easy.
My daughter's wedding was held at Cafe Amelie in New Orleans. The group provided excellent intro and wedding music and Read more...
My daughter's wedding was held at Cafe Amelie in New Orleans. The group provided excellent intro and wedding music and helped set the stage for a successful ceremony that was followed by another band playing more modern and jazzy music for listening and dancing. Highly recommend. Harry Hardin was very professional in the business aspect of the engagement and made the process easy. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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andrew
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Couldn't be happier -
I contacted Harry to arrange for a jazz trio for our after-wedding brunch. Working with Harry was very easy and we couldn't be happier with the quality of the musicians. We were a little nervous since this was a destination wedding for us and everything was done by remote control, but they arrived on time, were very personable and very talented. We couldn't have asked for anything more.
Couldn't be happier -
I contacted Harry to arrange for a jazz trio for our after-wedding brunch. Working with Harry Read more...
Couldn't be happier -
I contacted Harry to arrange for a jazz trio for our after-wedding brunch. Working with Harry was very easy and we couldn't be happier with the quality of the musicians. We were a little nervous since this was a destination wedding for us and everything was done by remote control, but they arrived on time, were very personable and very talented. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jane
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Wanted to write you to let you know that we could not have been more pleased with the musicians you sent for our Daughter's Wedding. They were incredible and showed up in a timely manner, quite well prepared and as professional as we have ever seen. The music was perfect throughout the entire ceremony. We were impressed with their ability to create the mood throughout the Nuptials by playing the different pieces in different volumes to fit the procession or recession. We were concerned that hiring only a duet may sound lost in that big church, but our fears were unfounded as the Cellist and Violinist together gave a beautiful full sound.
Thanks for helping to make our special day even more special with that fabulous String Duet. Please pass this message on to them.
Most Sincerely and with much Gratitude,
Gary and Jane Sanchez (parent's of the Bride)
Wanted to write you to let you know that we could not have been more pleased with the musicians you sent for our Read more...
Wanted to write you to let you know that we could not have been more pleased with the musicians you sent for our Daughter's Wedding. They were incredible and showed up in a timely manner, quite well prepared and as professional as we have ever seen. The music was perfect throughout the entire ceremony. We were impressed with their ability to create the mood throughout the Nuptials by playing the different pieces in different volumes to fit the procession or recession. We were concerned that hiring only a duet may sound lost in that big church, but our fears were unfounded as the Cellist and Violinist together gave a beautiful full sound.
Thanks for helping to make our special day even more special with that fabulous String Duet. Please pass this message on to them.
Most Sincerely and with much Gratitude,
Gary and Jane Sanchez (parent's of the Bride) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Harry was very easy to work with and very professional. Susan Millar was our cellist and she played beautifully. All in all a great experience.
Harry was very easy to work with and very professional. Susan Millar was our cellist and she played beautifully. All in Read more...
Harry was very easy to work with and very professional. Susan Millar was our cellist and she played beautifully. All in all a great experience. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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kuhn
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely LOVED working with Harry and his team. He helped me choose the right songs (I didn't want same ol same ol) He had great ideas. and his team executed it perfectly. Went off without a hitch. Truly one of my favorite parts of the ceremony
I absolutely LOVED working with Harry and his team. He helped me choose the right songs (I didn't want same ol same ol) He Read more...
I absolutely LOVED working with Harry and his team. He helped me choose the right songs (I didn't want same ol same ol) He had great ideas. and his team executed it perfectly. Went off without a hitch. Truly one of my favorite parts of the ceremony Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Donna
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Harry was a pleasure to work with, and the musicians he sent could not have been easier to work with or better! Some music was changed/added a few days before and they accommodated us with everything, and without so much as a complaint! They were excellent, and added so much to my daughter's wedding at the Aquarium. I couldn't recommend them more highly! EXCELLENT!!
Harry was a pleasure to work with, and the musicians he sent could not have been easier to work with or better! Some music Read more...
Harry was a pleasure to work with, and the musicians he sent could not have been easier to work with or better! Some music was changed/added a few days before and they accommodated us with everything, and without so much as a complaint! They were excellent, and added so much to my daughter's wedding at the Aquarium. I couldn't recommend them more highly! EXCELLENT!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Samantha
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Harry Hardin and New Orleans Finest were absolutely awesome to work with. We wanted something a little different with our music and other classical musicians turned their noses up at us. Harry did the opposite - he was incredibly helpful, totally got what we were going for, worked with us when we pushed our date back a year and our string trio looked great and played fantastic. One of our only regrets on our wedding day was that we did not record these guys and I did not get to hear the prelude or processional. These are the kinds of folks you want to work with on your special day.
Harry Hardin and New Orleans Finest were absolutely awesome to work with. We wanted something a little different with our Read more...
Harry Hardin and New Orleans Finest were absolutely awesome to work with. We wanted something a little different with our music and other classical musicians turned their noses up at us. Harry did the opposite - he was incredibly helpful, totally got what we were going for, worked with us when we pushed our date back a year and our string trio looked great and played fantastic. One of our only regrets on our wedding day was that we did not record these guys and I did not get to hear the prelude or processional. These are the kinds of folks you want to work with on your special day. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Harry was great to work from the beginning, very professional and helpful and always quick to respond to my many emails. He sent us options to help us select the music and even worked with us on the power needed at the venue planning for extension cords. The day of my wedding, Harry was on-time, got setup without any issues, looked great, and sounded perfect. Overall, they were one of the best vendors I worked with throughout the wedding planning and I am so glad I chose them for our wedding. I highly recommend Harry and his team.
Harry was great to work from the beginning, very professional and helpful and always quick to respond to my many emails. Read more...
Harry was great to work from the beginning, very professional and helpful and always quick to respond to my many emails. He sent us options to help us select the music and even worked with us on the power needed at the venue planning for extension cords. The day of my wedding, Harry was on-time, got setup without any issues, looked great, and sounded perfect. Overall, they were one of the best vendors I worked with throughout the wedding planning and I am so glad I chose them for our wedding. I highly recommend Harry and his team. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
With less than two weeks to go before my wedding, I realized I hadn't given a single thought to ceremony music. So much for immaculate planning. I decided it would be too bizarre to process in total silence, so I reached out desperately to Harry Hardin and New Orleans' Finest Musicians (also called New Orleans Classical & Jazz).

Harry is the main contact for a group of musicians who play weddings and other special events in the New Orleans area. I was impressed by their website, which lists bios for their performers and several samples so you can hear them play. Harry is able to arrange (with enough advance notice!) for duets, trios or full bands, with many combinations of instruments and performers to suit your needs. As our ceremony only had 17 guests, I felt that anything beyond a solo musician would be overkill. I shot Harry an email and waited, but I didn't have to wait for long. He got back to me within 24 hours saying that he would personally be available, and I was thrilled.

Even on such short notice, Harry was able to accommodate my special requests for 1920's style jazz standards. My husband, who is a musician, was initially unsure about having a stranger play at our wedding since he has such high standards. But by the end of our wedding weekend, he was insistent that I send Harry an email to tell him his playing added a beautiful added dimension to our ceremony. I have to take his word for it, as I wasn't around for most of Harry's services, and was too busy trying to keep it together during his accompaniment as I walked down the aisle!

I won't reveal his fee but suffice it to say it is VERY reasonable for a professional musician, and I felt more than worth it. If you're in the New Orleans area and in need of music for your event, give Harry a call!
With less than two weeks to go before my wedding, I realized I hadn't given a single thought to ceremony music. So much Read more...
With less than two weeks to go before my wedding, I realized I hadn't given a single thought to ceremony music. So much for immaculate planning. I decided it would be too bizarre to process in total silence, so I reached out desperately to Harry Hardin and New Orleans' Finest Musicians (also called New Orleans Classical & Jazz).

Harry is the main contact for a group of musicians who play weddings and other special events in the New Orleans area. I was impressed by their website, which lists bios for their performers and several samples so you can hear them play. Harry is able to arrange (with enough advance notice!) for duets, trios or full bands, with many combinations of instruments and performers to suit your needs. As our ceremony only had 17 guests, I felt that anything beyond a solo musician would be overkill. I shot Harry an email and waited, but I didn't have to wait for long. He got back to me within 24 hours saying that he would personally be available, and I was thrilled.

Even on such short notice, Harry was able to accommodate my special requests for 1920's style jazz standards. My husband, who is a musician, was initially unsure about having a stranger play at our wedding since he has such high standards. But by the end of our wedding weekend, he was insistent that I send Harry an email to tell him his playing added a beautiful added dimension to our ceremony. I have to take his word for it, as I wasn't around for most of Harry's services, and was too busy trying to keep it together during his accompaniment as I walked down the aisle!

I won't reveal his fee but suffice it to say it is VERY reasonable for a professional musician, and I felt more than worth it. If you're in the New Orleans area and in need of music for your event, give Harry a call! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Deborah
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I worked with Harry over several months as we planned my daughters wedding. His involvement in the wedding grew as he first was contracted to do the strings for the wedding. Then we added a brass band for a second line parade from the church to the reception site. We, then, added a Dixieland trio for the cocktail hour. Eventually, I had him acquire a vocalist for the ceremony. Then, my son-in-laws parents got him to provide the jazz trio for the rehearsal dinner. That is a lot of music for one wedding! I cannot say enough about working with Harry. He was very professional yet patient as we developed our wedding music. The musicians for the wedding performed the most beautiful classical wedding music and Sarah Jane McMahon, the vocalist, was exquisite. The brass band got our party started as we paraded to the reception and the Dixieland trio set a nice tone for our cocktail hour. All in all, we feel Harry helped to provide a full New Orleans musical experience for our guests that came from as far as California and New York , as well as our North Louisiana family and friends. With Harry taking care of our music, I truly had no worries about it!
I worked with Harry over several months as we planned my daughters wedding. His involvement in the wedding grew as he Read more...
I worked with Harry over several months as we planned my daughters wedding. His involvement in the wedding grew as he first was contracted to do the strings for the wedding. Then we added a brass band for a second line parade from the church to the reception site. We, then, added a Dixieland trio for the cocktail hour. Eventually, I had him acquire a vocalist for the ceremony. Then, my son-in-laws parents got him to provide the jazz trio for the rehearsal dinner. That is a lot of music for one wedding! I cannot say enough about working with Harry. He was very professional yet patient as we developed our wedding music. The musicians for the wedding performed the most beautiful classical wedding music and Sarah Jane McMahon, the vocalist, was exquisite. The brass band got our party started as we paraded to the reception and the Dixieland trio set a nice tone for our cocktail hour. All in all, we feel Harry helped to provide a full New Orleans musical experience for our guests that came from as far as California and New York , as well as our North Louisiana family and friends. With Harry taking care of our music, I truly had no worries about it! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
NOLA Finest Musicians were wonderful!!!! Everything was perfect! They are so easy to work with and very professional!!! I highly recommend them!! Harry is great!
NOLA Finest Musicians were wonderful!!!! Everything was perfect! They are so easy to work with and very professional!!! I Read more...
NOLA Finest Musicians were wonderful!!!! Everything was perfect! They are so easy to work with and very professional!!! I highly recommend them!! Harry is great! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Nicole
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I hired Harry for my March 9, 2013 for my small, outdoor, intimate ceremony. I am an out of town bride, so all of our communication was via email. Harry always replied promptly, and was helpful along the way. He was more than willing to give advice, and suggest songs and arrangements. I chose mostly modern music for the ceremony, and each song sounded amazing. He arrived on time, was professional, and everyone loved listening as they were seating and waiting for the ceremony to begin. I even snuck out of the room to hear him play! My husband met me half way up the aisle to Jason Mraz "I won't give up" Harry timed it perfectly! He had sent me an email with the recording of him playing this song so I knew what he had palnned! He suggested "Firework" by Katy Perry for our recessional. I had not clue how it would sound, but I knew he was the expert, and trusted his judgement. He slowed it down, and it sounded so amazing! I would recommend this song as a recessional to anyone! Harry definitely added that special touch to my ceremony. I'm so glad we chose him! Thanks Harry!
I hired Harry for my March 9, 2013 for my small, outdoor, intimate ceremony. I am an out of town bride, so all of our Read more...
I hired Harry for my March 9, 2013 for my small, outdoor, intimate ceremony. I am an out of town bride, so all of our communication was via email. Harry always replied promptly, and was helpful along the way. He was more than willing to give advice, and suggest songs and arrangements. I chose mostly modern music for the ceremony, and each song sounded amazing. He arrived on time, was professional, and everyone loved listening as they were seating and waiting for the ceremony to begin. I even snuck out of the room to hear him play! My husband met me half way up the aisle to Jason Mraz "I won't give up" Harry timed it perfectly! He had sent me an email with the recording of him playing this song so I knew what he had palnned! He suggested "Firework" by Katy Perry for our recessional. I had not clue how it would sound, but I knew he was the expert, and trusted his judgement. He slowed it down, and it sounded so amazing! I would recommend this song as a recessional to anyone! Harry definitely added that special touch to my ceremony. I'm so glad we chose him! Thanks Harry! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Abby
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Harry is an absolute pleasure to work with. Professional, prompt, accommodating, and creative, he made our ceremony truly special. We were married two weeks ago and I am still receiving e-mails complimenting the music and inquiring about the musicians. We used a string quartet and all of the musicians were absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend Harry and his cohorts!
Harry is an absolute pleasure to work with. Professional, prompt, accommodating, and creative, he made our ceremony truly Read more...
Harry is an absolute pleasure to work with. Professional, prompt, accommodating, and creative, he made our ceremony truly special. We were married two weeks ago and I am still receiving e-mails complimenting the music and inquiring about the musicians. We used a string quartet and all of the musicians were absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend Harry and his cohorts! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Victoria
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Harry was a pleasure to work with! He provided me with ideas for both traditional and nontraditional songs that would work well with the guitar/violin duo, and even enthusiastically accepted our 'special request' recessional song. We loved it, and our guests did too! Thanks for everything Harry!
Harry was a pleasure to work with! He provided me with ideas for both traditional and nontraditional songs that would work Read more...
Harry was a pleasure to work with! He provided me with ideas for both traditional and nontraditional songs that would work well with the guitar/violin duo, and even enthusiastically accepted our 'special request' recessional song. We loved it, and our guests did too! Thanks for everything Harry! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Harry was a pleasure to work with. He responded rapidly to all contacts and had lots of suggestions for us to consider. The music played at the ceremony was absolutely beautiful, and helped to make the wedding an elegant affair. We were abolutely thrilled with the music!
Harry was a pleasure to work with. He responded rapidly to all contacts and had lots of suggestions for us to consider. Read more...
Harry was a pleasure to work with. He responded rapidly to all contacts and had lots of suggestions for us to consider. The music played at the ceremony was absolutely beautiful, and helped to make the wedding an elegant affair. We were abolutely thrilled with the music! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Can't say enough about my experience with Harry Hardin and New Orleans Finest Musicians. They played at my ceremony on November 9th and did the perfect job. I chose untraditional music (from a soundtrack I loved) and so they had to learn new songs, but it seemed to be seamless. Harry was incredibly responsive to emails and on top of the ceremony program/music from day one. You can't go wrong with New Orleans Finest Musicians. A+
Can't say enough about my experience with Harry Hardin and New Orleans Finest Musicians. They played at my ceremony on Read more...
Can't say enough about my experience with Harry Hardin and New Orleans Finest Musicians. They played at my ceremony on November 9th and did the perfect job. I chose untraditional music (from a soundtrack I loved) and so they had to learn new songs, but it seemed to be seamless. Harry was incredibly responsive to emails and on top of the ceremony program/music from day one. You can't go wrong with New Orleans Finest Musicians. A+ Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Callie
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
The music was beautiful! Harry was great to work with and was able to play anything I asked! I had great compliments from my guests. I was very happy with the music.
The music was beautiful! Harry was great to work with and was able to play anything I asked! I had great compliments from Read more...
The music was beautiful! Harry was great to work with and was able to play anything I asked! I had great compliments from my guests. I was very happy with the music. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lacey
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Harry was very responsive to my e-mails and was always willing to offer suggestions when I needed. He made changes to our music and the order of the processional all the way up to the day of the wedding. He even endured sitting in some rain while still playing music for over half an hour for our outdoor ceremony!
Harry was very responsive to my e-mails and was always willing to offer suggestions when I needed. He made changes to our Read more...
Harry was very responsive to my e-mails and was always willing to offer suggestions when I needed. He made changes to our music and the order of the processional all the way up to the day of the wedding. He even endured sitting in some rain while still playing music for over half an hour for our outdoor ceremony! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Harry Hardin was completely wonderful to work with from start to finish! He is knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. He always timely responded to emails and made the music selection process a breeze. Ceremony music for my full Catholic Mass was extremely important to me and they delivered. Highly recommend.
Harry Hardin was completely wonderful to work with from start to finish! He is knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. Read more...
Harry Hardin was completely wonderful to work with from start to finish! He is knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. He always timely responded to emails and made the music selection process a breeze. Ceremony music for my full Catholic Mass was extremely important to me and they delivered. Highly recommend. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
After seeing the web site for New Orleans Finest Musicians,I contacted Harry for a solo violinist to play for our very small wedding ceremony. The wedding was in New Orleans and as mother of the groom, I was doing the planning from Birmingham., AL. The bride and groom were coming from Japan. Harry was most helpful, providing links to hear different selections to choose from, adapting our music for a very short aisle, making the process very easy.
Natalia Cascante, the violinist, arrived in ample time ,and was very professional and pleasant .
Her performance added so much to the ambiance we were looking for . I recommend them highly and would feel confident wth any of their musicians.
After seeing the web site for New Orleans Finest Musicians,I contacted Harry for a solo violinist to play for our very Read more...
After seeing the web site for New Orleans Finest Musicians,I contacted Harry for a solo violinist to play for our very small wedding ceremony. The wedding was in New Orleans and as mother of the groom, I was doing the planning from Birmingham., AL. The bride and groom were coming from Japan. Harry was most helpful, providing links to hear different selections to choose from, adapting our music for a very short aisle, making the process very easy.
Natalia Cascante, the violinist, arrived in ample time ,and was very professional and pleasant .
Her performance added so much to the ambiance we were looking for . I recommend them highly and would feel confident wth any of their musicians. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
New Orleans Finest Musicians played for our ceremony and they were absolutely perfect! Harry helped me throughout the planning process with song choices and recommendations, answering any questions I had. They showed up on time, dressed nicely, and sounded amazing! Highly recommend them for your wedding ceremony!
New Orleans Finest Musicians played for our ceremony and they were absolutely perfect! Harry helped me throughout the Read more...
New Orleans Finest Musicians played for our ceremony and they were absolutely perfect! Harry helped me throughout the planning process with song choices and recommendations, answering any questions I had. They showed up on time, dressed nicely, and sounded amazing! Highly recommend them for your wedding ceremony! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kay
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
New Orleans' Finest Musicians did an AMAZING job at our ceremony. Harry was so laid back and easy to work with which made everything go even smoother. I was a little worried since I know nothing about classical music, but Harry made it easy for me. All I had to do was tell him the type of ambiance and feel I was going for and he gave me suggestions for each part of the ceremony. I barely had to do anything and it all went perfectly! They are very knowledgeable which made it easy for me to trust them. Their performance was flawless and I would recommend them to anyone.
New Orleans' Finest Musicians did an AMAZING job at our ceremony. Harry was so laid back and easy to work with which made Read more...
New Orleans' Finest Musicians did an AMAZING job at our ceremony. Harry was so laid back and easy to work with which made everything go even smoother. I was a little worried since I know nothing about classical music, but Harry made it easy for me. All I had to do was tell him the type of ambiance and feel I was going for and he gave me suggestions for each part of the ceremony. I barely had to do anything and it all went perfectly! They are very knowledgeable which made it easy for me to trust them. Their performance was flawless and I would recommend them to anyone. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
New Orleans ' Finest Musicians were incredible! We had a trio for our wedding at the botanical gardens and it was beautiful! The music was perfect! I will definitely be recommending them to our friends and family!
New Orleans ' Finest Musicians were incredible! We had a trio for our wedding at the botanical gardens and it was Read more...
New Orleans ' Finest Musicians were incredible! We had a trio for our wedding at the botanical gardens and it was beautiful! The music was perfect! I will definitely be recommending them to our friends and family! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Treasa
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Harry stepped in at the last minute because of problems we had with other muscisians we booked. He was very helpful, easy to get in touch with and very patient. He had a very large song repertoire and even provided a song my daughter requested. The music and instruments were beautiful! The musicians were also dressed appropriately for the ceremony. I Highly Recommend!
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Harry stepped in at the last minute because of problems we had with other muscisians we booked. He was very helpful, easy to get in touch with and very patient. He had a very large song repertoire and even provided a song my daughter requested. The music and instruments were beautiful! The musicians were also dressed appropriately for the ceremony. I Highly Recommend! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We used New Orleans' Finest Musicians for our wedding in May at City Park in New Orleans. We had a violinist and an acoustic guitar. Harry worked with us to play EXACTLY what we wanted from the pre-ceremony music to the music after the recessional. We had a great experience with them and would use them all over again in a heartbeat :-)
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We used New Orleans' Finest Musicians for our wedding in May at City Park in New Orleans. We had a violinist and an acoustic guitar. Harry worked with us to play EXACTLY what we wanted from the pre-ceremony music to the music after the recessional. We had a great experience with them and would use them all over again in a heartbeat :-) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I hired New Orlean's Finest Musician for our wedding. I was planning the entire wedding from Vancouver. Harry was very helpful. Always responded to my requests, questions, emails right away. He went out of his way to learn special music notes for my wedding. He did everything to accommodate us on our wedding day. At the wedding, everything was perfect. He even brought over his own fan to make us less miserable in the sun during our ceremony. If you are looking for classical or jazz then look no further. These guys are professionals and very reliable.
I hired New Orlean's Finest Musician for our wedding. I was planning the entire wedding from Vancouver. Harry was very Read more...
I hired New Orlean's Finest Musician for our wedding. I was planning the entire wedding from Vancouver. Harry was very helpful. Always responded to my requests, questions, emails right away. He went out of his way to learn special music notes for my wedding. He did everything to accommodate us on our wedding day. At the wedding, everything was perfect. He even brought over his own fan to make us less miserable in the sun during our ceremony. If you are looking for classical or jazz then look no further. These guys are professionals and very reliable. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Skipper Singer
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
It was great working with Harry Hardin for our wedding. He asked what we wanted, gave valuable suggestions and shared links for us to hear different instruments. He is very patient.

His musicians are professional and we were very happy with how our harpist created the ambience for our wedding.

I would highly recommend working with Harry.
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It was great working with Harry Hardin for our wedding. He asked what we wanted, gave valuable suggestions and shared Read more...
It was great working with Harry Hardin for our wedding. He asked what we wanted, gave valuable suggestions and shared links for us to hear different instruments. He is very patient.

His musicians are professional and we were very happy with how our harpist created the ambience for our wedding.

I would highly recommend working with Harry.
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Joe
Wedding:
5/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Harry and his team were extraordinary. He was a pleasure to work with every step of the way and his group was wonderful. We had asked for a more "rock" oriented song to be written for strings and he coordinated this and performed it beautifully. Would not hesitate to recommend him.

Thank you Harry!
Harry and his team were extraordinary. He was a pleasure to work with every step of the way and his group was wonderful. Read more...
Harry and his team were extraordinary. He was a pleasure to work with every step of the way and his group was wonderful. We had asked for a more "rock" oriented song to be written for strings and he coordinated this and performed it beautifully. Would not hesitate to recommend him.

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Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
New Orlean's Finest was absolutely wonderful. We had a duo (violin - Harry Hardin and guitar - Scott Parro) at our outdoor ceremony and it was just perfect. Harry was willing to work with me on song selection, gave great suggestions and even offered to track down a uklele for me. He was prompt in responding to emails, super easy to work with and worked really well with all of our other vendors. I highly recommend Harry and New Orleans Finest!
New Orlean's Finest was absolutely wonderful. We had a duo (violin - Harry Hardin and guitar - Scott Parro) at our outdoor Read more...
New Orlean's Finest was absolutely wonderful. We had a duo (violin - Harry Hardin and guitar - Scott Parro) at our outdoor ceremony and it was just perfect. Harry was willing to work with me on song selection, gave great suggestions and even offered to track down a uklele for me. He was prompt in responding to emails, super easy to work with and worked really well with all of our other vendors. I highly recommend Harry and New Orleans Finest! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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wedding414
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
...everyone said the church was beautiful and I think that it was because of your music. The music was so absolutely beautiful and the switch up from the strings to the organ was a wonderful suggestion- so dramatic. Working with you to coordinate was one of the easiest parts of the wedding- in fact, you took that pressure off how things would work at the church.
I will gladly recommend Harry Hardin.
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...everyone said the church was beautiful and I think that it was because of your music. The music was so absolutely beautiful and the switch up from the strings to the organ was a wonderful suggestion- so dramatic. Working with you to coordinate was one of the easiest parts of the wedding- in fact, you took that pressure off how things would work at the church.
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Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Janet's Daughter
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Harry was a pleasure to work with. He even dealt with a slight mix up when the officiant read out of order. His service added the most special touch to our ceremony, and we will never forget it. Worth every penny!
Harry was a pleasure to work with. He even dealt with a slight mix up when the officiant read out of order. His service Read more...
Harry was a pleasure to work with. He even dealt with a slight mix up when the officiant read out of order. His service added the most special touch to our ceremony, and we will never forget it. Worth every penny! Read less
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emartin418@gmail.com
Wedding:
3/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Harry Hardin was a true pleasure to work with and we loved the wedding music which he tailored to our desires. I cannot express my appreciation enough regarding his professionalism and outstanding follow up; that is truly a rare gift and we loved working wih him. He was one of the best vendors we've ever worked with from start to finish. His follow through was so prompt and kind and accurate to a tea! We cannot say enough superlatives about the professional quality of his music and working relationship with us! Ellen Martin
Harry Hardin was a true pleasure to work with and we loved the wedding music which he tailored to our desires. I cannot Read more...
Harry Hardin was a true pleasure to work with and we loved the wedding music which he tailored to our desires. I cannot express my appreciation enough regarding his professionalism and outstanding follow up; that is truly a rare gift and we loved working wih him. He was one of the best vendors we've ever worked with from start to finish. His follow through was so prompt and kind and accurate to a tea! We cannot say enough superlatives about the professional quality of his music and working relationship with us! Ellen Martin Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
11/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I got many compliments on the ceremony music because of these guys. Harry always answered any of my questions to the best of his ability. He was a great help. I would recommend them to anyone! It was a perfect touch to the ceremony.

The instruments we chose were the violin, cello, trumpet, and piano.
I got many compliments on the ceremony music because of these guys. Harry always answered any of my questions to the best Read more...
I got many compliments on the ceremony music because of these guys. Harry always answered any of my questions to the best of his ability. He was a great help. I would recommend them to anyone! It was a perfect touch to the ceremony.

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Meggie
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Planning my wedding from out of state required a leap of faith when hiring all of my vendors. Harry was by far the easiest and most responsive of all of the vendors I worked with. He was quick to answer my questions and came up with a wide selection of different song suggestions for me to choose from. We incorporated some Beatles tunes into the ceremony as well and he and his musicians played them all beautifully! We also had a wide variety of musicians and styles to choose from including classical guitar, trumpet, violins, viola, cello, harpist, and more. I ended up going with the classical guitarist, violin, and trumpet and it sounded beautiful!
Planning my wedding from out of state required a leap of faith when hiring all of my vendors. Harry was by far the easiest Read more...
Planning my wedding from out of state required a leap of faith when hiring all of my vendors. Harry was by far the easiest and most responsive of all of the vendors I worked with. He was quick to answer my questions and came up with a wide selection of different song suggestions for me to choose from. We incorporated some Beatles tunes into the ceremony as well and he and his musicians played them all beautifully! We also had a wide variety of musicians and styles to choose from including classical guitar, trumpet, violins, viola, cello, harpist, and more. I ended up going with the classical guitarist, violin, and trumpet and it sounded beautiful! Read less
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Katie and Jason
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
We truly appreciated how organized and responsive Harry was from the very beginning; he communicated fairly and promptly about your services, and most of all, was very open-minded about our selections. It meant so much to us that he was able to research and provide the guitar and violin arrangement for Tchaikovsky's Pas de Deux, and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring sounded just perfect. On top of that, our vocalists said that he was amazing to work with on the arrangements for "I'll Cover You" and "Marry Me." We received so much beautiful feedback from our guests about how personal and moving the music was, both vocal and instrumental. Not surprisingly, as we have gone back and watched the video, some of our favorite moments from the ceremony are those that involved the music. We will cherish it for many years to come and want to thank Harry again for helping to make our wedding as beautiful and as touching as we had hoped. Five stars!!!
We truly appreciated how organized and responsive Harry was from the very beginning; he communicated fairly and promptly Read more...
We truly appreciated how organized and responsive Harry was from the very beginning; he communicated fairly and promptly about your services, and most of all, was very open-minded about our selections. It meant so much to us that he was able to research and provide the guitar and violin arrangement for Tchaikovsky's Pas de Deux, and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring sounded just perfect. On top of that, our vocalists said that he was amazing to work with on the arrangements for "I'll Cover You" and "Marry Me." We received so much beautiful feedback from our guests about how personal and moving the music was, both vocal and instrumental. Not surprisingly, as we have gone back and watched the video, some of our favorite moments from the ceremony are those that involved the music. We will cherish it for many years to come and want to thank Harry again for helping to make our wedding as beautiful and as touching as we had hoped. Five stars!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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CLM
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Harry Hardin was so amazing to work with! He is incredibly talented, helpful, kind, responsive, and accommodating. He emailed us sample music to chose from, which was incredibly helpful. He made suggestions and really was such a pleasure to work with. We were so impressed! The ceremony was just perfect, and we have him to thank for it. We HIGHLY recommend!!!
Harry Hardin was so amazing to work with! He is incredibly talented, helpful, kind, responsive, and accommodating. He Read more...
Harry Hardin was so amazing to work with! He is incredibly talented, helpful, kind, responsive, and accommodating. He emailed us sample music to chose from, which was incredibly helpful. He made suggestions and really was such a pleasure to work with. We were so impressed! The ceremony was just perfect, and we have him to thank for it. We HIGHLY recommend!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Harry. He put together a very very nice and unique ceremony set (or is it compilation?). He even ordered music sheets for a song that he had not heard of before, and his group played it so beautiful. I would recommend him for any event! He is professional, responsive and works with your budget. I can't say enough good things about him and his talented group.
I loved working with Harry. He put together a very very nice and unique ceremony set (or is it compilation?). He even Read more...
I loved working with Harry. He put together a very very nice and unique ceremony set (or is it compilation?). He even ordered music sheets for a song that he had not heard of before, and his group played it so beautiful. I would recommend him for any event! He is professional, responsive and works with your budget. I can't say enough good things about him and his talented group. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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dubde81
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
They are awesome!! Used them for our Ceremony and Rehearsal Dinner. You should use them for your wedding occasion. They were easy to work with and are amazing musicians. I would recommend them to anyone!
They are awesome!! Used them for our Ceremony and Rehearsal Dinner. You should use them for your wedding occasion. They Read more...
They are awesome!! Used them for our Ceremony and Rehearsal Dinner. You should use them for your wedding occasion. They were easy to work with and are amazing musicians. I would recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
New Orleans' Finest Musicians were the perfect match for our wedding. Harry was incredibly prompt and thourough in his replies, and helped us pick the songs when we got a bit "lost" in what we wanted, and how many musicians we'd need (he was not at all focused on selling more, but on what we needed at our venue). Harry helped us put together a great set of songs, which worked beautifully on the day. The musicians turned up early to set up their equipment, and spent time practicing to make sure everything was as it should be. I can highly recommend Harry and his team - they made our ceremony unforgettable (and all our guests teary-eyed). Thank you so much for making our special day complete!
New Orleans' Finest Musicians were the perfect match for our wedding. Harry was incredibly prompt and thourough in his Read more...
New Orleans' Finest Musicians were the perfect match for our wedding. Harry was incredibly prompt and thourough in his replies, and helped us pick the songs when we got a bit "lost" in what we wanted, and how many musicians we'd need (he was not at all focused on selling more, but on what we needed at our venue). Harry helped us put together a great set of songs, which worked beautifully on the day. The musicians turned up early to set up their equipment, and spent time practicing to make sure everything was as it should be. I can highly recommend Harry and his team - they made our ceremony unforgettable (and all our guests teary-eyed). Thank you so much for making our special day complete! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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kellyv26
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I had always envisioned a string trio for my ceremony, and my search brought me to Harry with New Orleans Finest Musicians. They were absolutely amazing. I received so many compliments from my guests on the music. Harry worked with me more than a year in advance and helped us tailor a music program that fit us perfectly; very professional and helpful. He even helped me find a reception band! Look no further brides, this is your pick!
I had always envisioned a string trio for my ceremony, and my search brought me to Harry with New Orleans Finest Read more...
I had always envisioned a string trio for my ceremony, and my search brought me to Harry with New Orleans Finest Musicians. They were absolutely amazing. I received so many compliments from my guests on the music. Harry worked with me more than a year in advance and helped us tailor a music program that fit us perfectly; very professional and helpful. He even helped me find a reception band! Look no further brides, this is your pick! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Gayle
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I had a very small courtyard wedding in the quarter and wanted just a guitarist to play for the ceremony. Harry set us up with John Bagnato. His playing was beautiful and several people in our party commented on how lovely the music was. He even learned a song for our ceremony that was special to us. Harry was responsive to every request and his communication was impeccable. The cost was very reasonable and we would definitely recommend Harry and his musicians to anyone who wants the best.
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I had a very small courtyard wedding in the quarter and wanted just a guitarist to play for the ceremony. Harry set us up with John Bagnato. His playing was beautiful and several people in our party commented on how lovely the music was. He even learned a song for our ceremony that was special to us. Harry was responsive to every request and his communication was impeccable. The cost was very reasonable and we would definitely recommend Harry and his musicians to anyone who wants the best. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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josey
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved the music for the ceremony. Everyone has given us nothing but wonderful compliments about the ceremony music. I got chills during the Ave Maria, and the violin sounded more than amazing. You have no idea how much we'd like to thank you for service and patience on helping us choose the instruments and music. It was all so perfect. Being that I'm the first among my friends to get married, I know I can definitely recommend you for their wedding music!
We absolutely loved the music for the ceremony. Everyone has given us nothing but wonderful compliments about the ceremony Read more...
We absolutely loved the music for the ceremony. Everyone has given us nothing but wonderful compliments about the ceremony music. I got chills during the Ave Maria, and the violin sounded more than amazing. You have no idea how much we'd like to thank you for service and patience on helping us choose the instruments and music. It was all so perfect. Being that I'm the first among my friends to get married, I know I can definitely recommend you for their wedding music! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Stacey
Wedding:
8/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Harry was a complete pleasure to work with. I had no idea why type of music I wanted and he was incredibly patient and helpful by sending suggestions and actual recordings. I didn't figure it out until the week of the wedding when I asked him to learn music he didn't know. A true professional and gentleman.
Harry was a complete pleasure to work with. I had no idea why type of music I wanted and he was incredibly patient and Read more...
Harry was a complete pleasure to work with. I had no idea why type of music I wanted and he was incredibly patient and helpful by sending suggestions and actual recordings. I didn't figure it out until the week of the wedding when I asked him to learn music he didn't know. A true professional and gentleman. Read less
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SM
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Harry helped us arrange music for both our wedding ceremony (a string quartet) and the reception afterwards (a vocalist and band).

Not only was Harry extremely easy to work with, he was able to find just the "sound" we were looking for, and even helped with the music selection for the wedding ceremony.

The vocalist and band he secured for us was Kristina Morales and the Bayou Shufflers. They were fantastic! Everyone loved their music and had a great time dancing throughout the evening.

I give my highest recommendation to Harry, New Orleans Finest Musicians, and Kristina Morales and the Bayou Shufflers.
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Harry helped us arrange music for both our wedding ceremony (a string quartet) and the reception afterwards (a vocalist and band).

Not only was Harry extremely easy to work with, he was able to find just the "sound" we were looking for, and even helped with the music selection for the wedding ceremony.

The vocalist and band he secured for us was Kristina Morales and the Bayou Shufflers. They were fantastic! Everyone loved their music and had a great time dancing throughout the evening.

I give my highest recommendation to Harry, New Orleans Finest Musicians, and Kristina Morales and the Bayou Shufflers. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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L. Bordelon
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
We can't begin to say enough about Harry Hardin and his musicians! Harry was great to work with throughout our entire planning process. He is so helpful with suggestions,coordinating all the music as well as contacting everyone who would be playing the night of our daughter's wedding. He took care of everything. So easy to get in touch with,and quick to respond to our needs. As for the music at the ceremony, it was fabulous! All of our guests can't stop talking about it! Their music really made the whole ceremony special and unforgetable! We hope to have another event that we can request them to play at because we just couldn't get enough!!!
We can't begin to say enough about Harry Hardin and his musicians! Harry was great to work with throughout our entire Read more...
We can't begin to say enough about Harry Hardin and his musicians! Harry was great to work with throughout our entire planning process. He is so helpful with suggestions,coordinating all the music as well as contacting everyone who would be playing the night of our daughter's wedding. He took care of everything. So easy to get in touch with,and quick to respond to our needs. As for the music at the ceremony, it was fabulous! All of our guests can't stop talking about it! Their music really made the whole ceremony special and unforgetable! We hope to have another event that we can request them to play at because we just couldn't get enough!!! Read less
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NikkiM
Wedding:
6/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Harry was so easy to work with, and so flexible in terms of song choices! I did not want typical songs for my ceremony processional and recessional, and he was willing to learn anything that he didn't know. We had Harry and a guitarist, and the music for the ceremony was absolutely beautiful. They knew exactly how to pace the music. They were professional, on time, easy to work with and get in touch with and just so nice! I would recommend them to any bride out there who wants to add a beautiful, special touch to their wedding day! Thank you to Harry and the rest of New Orleans Finest Musicians, you really helped make my special day wonderful!
Harry was so easy to work with, and so flexible in terms of song choices! I did not want typical songs for my ceremony Read more...
Harry was so easy to work with, and so flexible in terms of song choices! I did not want typical songs for my ceremony processional and recessional, and he was willing to learn anything that he didn't know. We had Harry and a guitarist, and the music for the ceremony was absolutely beautiful. They knew exactly how to pace the music. They were professional, on time, easy to work with and get in touch with and just so nice! I would recommend them to any bride out there who wants to add a beautiful, special touch to their wedding day! Thank you to Harry and the rest of New Orleans Finest Musicians, you really helped make my special day wonderful! Read less
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kjanm
Wedding:
6/12/2011
5.0/5.0
We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful music you provided at our
daughter's wedding on June 12th, 2011. Your suggestions and help in the planning of the music was
invaluable. You are such an easy person to work with and you were more on top
of things than we were. Please know that we can always be used as a referral
for you.

Many thanks,
Karen and Jeff
We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful music you provided at our
daughter's wedding on June 12th, 2011. Your Read more...
We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful music you provided at our
daughter's wedding on June 12th, 2011. Your suggestions and help in the planning of the music was
invaluable. You are such an easy person to work with and you were more on top
of things than we were. Please know that we can always be used as a referral
for you.

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cohonas
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Harry made my job as mother of the bride so easy when it came to providing ceremony music that was spot on and didn't break the bank. He sent us sites where we could hear the music by the musicians that were scheduled to perform. My daughter was able to give a thumbs up and knew exactly what she selected and how it would sound. No last minute surprises. Thanks Harry. You made our daughter's special day one she will never forget.
Harry made my job as mother of the bride so easy when it came to providing ceremony music that was spot on and didn't Read more...
Harry made my job as mother of the bride so easy when it came to providing ceremony music that was spot on and didn't break the bank. He sent us sites where we could hear the music by the musicians that were scheduled to perform. My daughter was able to give a thumbs up and knew exactly what she selected and how it would sound. No last minute surprises. Thanks Harry. You made our daughter's special day one she will never forget. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Harry Hardin was a dream. He was professional and endlessly patient with a very scatterbrained bride (me!). He provided just the right balance of the guidance I needed while not being overbearing or opinionated. Beyond being a pleasure to work with, New Orleans’ Finest Musicians did a beautiful job at my ceremony. I would recommend them to any New Orleans bride.
Working with Harry Hardin was a dream. He was professional and endlessly patient with a very scatterbrained bride (me!). Read more...
Working with Harry Hardin was a dream. He was professional and endlessly patient with a very scatterbrained bride (me!). He provided just the right balance of the guidance I needed while not being overbearing or opinionated. Beyond being a pleasure to work with, New Orleans’ Finest Musicians did a beautiful job at my ceremony. I would recommend them to any New Orleans bride. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
New Orleans' Finest Musicians were extremely easy to work with. I set everything up through email. We had a trio that played jazz music before our ceremony. Then they played a few classical songs for the processional and "When the Saints Go Marching In" for the recessional. These musicians were professional, and we were very happy with their services.
New Orleans' Finest Musicians were extremely easy to work with. I set everything up through email. We had a trio that Read more...
New Orleans' Finest Musicians were extremely easy to work with. I set everything up through email. We had a trio that played jazz music before our ceremony. Then they played a few classical songs for the processional and "When the Saints Go Marching In" for the recessional. These musicians were professional, and we were very happy with their services. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Out of all of my wedding vendors, New Orleans Finest Musicians was by far the best. All of my questions about music and sound (there were many) were answered in LESS than a 24 hour period. Also, being a musician myself, I was looking for a superior level of musicianship and professionalism. I could not have been more pleased with all of these things. I Highly recommend this group of highly talented and professional individuals.
Out of all of my wedding vendors, New Orleans Finest Musicians was by far the best. All of my questions about music and Read more...
Out of all of my wedding vendors, New Orleans Finest Musicians was by far the best. All of my questions about music and sound (there were many) were answered in LESS than a 24 hour period. Also, being a musician myself, I was looking for a superior level of musicianship and professionalism. I could not have been more pleased with all of these things. I Highly recommend this group of highly talented and professional individuals. Read less
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Kristi
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Cannon/Rivet Wedding 5/27/11. The music for my daughter's wedding last weekend was beautiful. It was everything we wanted it to be. Harry was extremely responsive, his recommendations were spot-on and the music could not have been more perfect. I would recommend Harry for any event and would be happy to use him again. Thanks!
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Cannon/Rivet Wedding 5/27/11. The music for my daughter's wedding last weekend was beautiful. It was everything we wanted it to be. Harry was extremely responsive, his recommendations were spot-on and the music could not have been more perfect. I would recommend Harry for any event and would be happy to use him again. Thanks! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Harry did an amazing job with coordinating with me and was always responsive in my emails to him. He sent me music selections and made sure that we were on the same page as far as style. He was very professional and I would highly recommend him! Our family surprised us at the last minute and had a persian ceremony for us, and Harry worked very well with us to accommodate our needs! We were unsure how the flow of it all would be, but he worked it all out and never let us worry about it! I live in Houston, TX and my wedding was in New Orleans and its always a bit uneasy planning something out of state and not knowing any local vendors, but Harry really came through for us and made us feel so at ease! Thank you Harry for making our wedding so romantic and seeing our vision! Our song we danced to was everlong by the foo fighters and they mixed it up a bit to fit and did more of a ballad and it was perfect! I never thought everlong with a guitar and violin could be so beautiful! Thank you so much Harry!!
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Harry did an amazing job with coordinating with me and was always responsive in my emails to him. He sent me music selections and made sure that we were on the same page as far as style. He was very professional and I would highly recommend him! Our family surprised us at the last minute and had a persian ceremony for us, and Harry worked very well with us to accommodate our needs! We were unsure how the flow of it all would be, but he worked it all out and never let us worry about it! I live in Houston, TX and my wedding was in New Orleans and its always a bit uneasy planning something out of state and not knowing any local vendors, but Harry really came through for us and made us feel so at ease! Thank you Harry for making our wedding so romantic and seeing our vision! Our song we danced to was everlong by the foo fighters and they mixed it up a bit to fit and did more of a ballad and it was perfect! I never thought everlong with a guitar and violin could be so beautiful! Thank you so much Harry!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Natalia played violin for a corporate after-work party we hosted in our antiques and art gallery. The music was beautiful and a wonderful addition to the tone of the party. We got a lot of compliments.

Working with Harry couldn't have been easier. He was extremely responsive and was very flexible with us when our times changed slightly for the event. We would definitely use NO Finest again!
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Natalia played violin for a corporate after-work party we hosted in our antiques and art gallery. The music was beautiful and a wonderful addition to the tone of the party. We got a lot of compliments.

Working with Harry couldn't have been easier. He was extremely responsive and was very flexible with us when our times changed slightly for the event. We would definitely use NO Finest again! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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mmargaret
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have been more pleased with the music for my daughter's wedding last weekend. Harry's string quartet played and it was magical. He was so professional and great to work with. I would recommend him highly.
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We couldn't have been more pleased with the music for my daughter's wedding last weekend. Harry's string quartet played and it was magical. He was so professional and great to work with. I would recommend him highly. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Richard
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Baldwin/Watkins Wedding 4-23-2011
Harry Hardin is a 10 not a 5. My daughter's ceremony was at Popps Bandstand in City Park, followed by a reception in City Park. I originally hired Harry to play classical music and add class to the service. My daughter and future son in law announced that it was their wish for rock and roll. What to do? No problem with Mr. Hardin at the controls. He found the sheet music, e-mailed it to his string quartet, so they could adapt way in advance, adapted again when I told him we needed amplified music, and again as the music choices seemed to fluctuate. Last but not least, He and his staff were not in an airconditioned Cathedral or reception hall. The weather while not rainy was QUITE HUMID. Any groans or moans from Harry? Just smiles and positive energy all around him. You can ask Harry for my phone number if you would like to verify this review. Richard Baldwin, Metairie, Louisiana
Baldwin/Watkins Wedding 4-23-2011
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Baldwin/Watkins Wedding 4-23-2011
Harry Hardin is a 10 not a 5. My daughter's ceremony was at Popps Bandstand in City Park, followed by a reception in City Park. I originally hired Harry to play classical music and add class to the service. My daughter and future son in law announced that it was their wish for rock and roll. What to do? No problem with Mr. Hardin at the controls. He found the sheet music, e-mailed it to his string quartet, so they could adapt way in advance, adapted again when I told him we needed amplified music, and again as the music choices seemed to fluctuate. Last but not least, He and his staff were not in an airconditioned Cathedral or reception hall. The weather while not rainy was QUITE HUMID. Any groans or moans from Harry? Just smiles and positive energy all around him. You can ask Harry for my phone number if you would like to verify this review. Richard Baldwin, Metairie, Louisiana Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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JJsab
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Harry was a pleasure to work with in the months leading up to my wedding - the utmost professional, Harry helped guide me through music and instrument selection, was always prompt to return emails and phone calls, and patiently answered all of my uber-detail-oriented-bride questions! The day of my wedding, Harry and his quartet were on-time, looked great, and sounded unbelievable. I was soooooo overjoyed and happy with the results of their playing. At my request, Harry orchestrated a jazzy version of "A Whole New World" from Aladdin, and it turned out even better than I ever could have expected! Harry and the jazz quartet were the perfect compliment to my ceremony!!! I absolutely recommend New Orleans Finest Musicians without reservation!
Harry was a pleasure to work with in the months leading up to my wedding - the utmost professional, Harry helped guide me Read more...
Harry was a pleasure to work with in the months leading up to my wedding - the utmost professional, Harry helped guide me through music and instrument selection, was always prompt to return emails and phone calls, and patiently answered all of my uber-detail-oriented-bride questions! The day of my wedding, Harry and his quartet were on-time, looked great, and sounded unbelievable. I was soooooo overjoyed and happy with the results of their playing. At my request, Harry orchestrated a jazzy version of "A Whole New World" from Aladdin, and it turned out even better than I ever could have expected! Harry and the jazz quartet were the perfect compliment to my ceremony!!! I absolutely recommend New Orleans Finest Musicians without reservation! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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janemarried1
Wedding:
3/20/2011
5.0/5.0
We really wanted students from either NOCCA (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts) or Loyola’s Music Department to play for our ceremony, for two reasons. First we wanted to support student musicians, and second, we needed to save money to be able to afford Bucktown All-Stars. I emailed some teachers at NOCCA and professors at Loyola for recommendations. A NOCCA teacher called me and said she wouldn’t recommend high school students doing a wedding ceremony, even though they could certainly play the music very well, because of all the timing issues and last minute adjustments that could come up. She did offer to put together an ensemble of NOCCA teachers, but we were determined to have students. A professor from Loyola emailed me and recommended his graduate teaching assistant, Riccardo Emilien, as great trumpeter, and suggested Riccardo could recruit some other students for the ensemble. At the same time I had contacted Harry Hardin of New Orleans Finest Musicians for some advice. He also warned against having a group of students who weren’t experienced at the timing demands of a wedding ceremony. We decided to compromise and have Harry put together 3 musicians from New Orleans Finest Musicians and also have Riccardo from Loyola as the trumpeter. Harry was super flexible and appreciated our effort to include student musicians. We met with Harry to pick out our ceremony music which was really fun, and he did all the rest of the coordinating, including with Riccardo so everyone was on the same page. Harry and his wife and another great musician performed beautifully, and Riccardo did an amazing job on Trumpet Voluntary. We did have a last minute change in number of people walking down the aisle, which affected the timing of the music, so I was glad we had a professional in charge. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire students if you can find a group that plays weddings all the time, but I was unable to, and I’m glad it worked out the way it did.

Also, Harry gave us the confidence we needed to go ahead with having the brass band walk us up the aisle playing the recessional, which was definitely one of the highlights of our wedding day.

You can contact Riccardo Emilien, trumpeter extraordinaire, at rfemilien at gmail.com and Harry Hardin at http://www.neworleansfinestmusicians.com/contact-us
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We really wanted students from either NOCCA (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts) or Loyola’s Music Department to play for our ceremony, for two reasons. First we wanted to support student musicians, and second, we needed to save money to be able to afford Bucktown All-Stars. I emailed some teachers at NOCCA and professors at Loyola for recommendations. A NOCCA teacher called me and said she wouldn’t recommend high school students doing a wedding ceremony, even though they could certainly play the music very well, because of all the timing issues and last minute adjustments that could come up. She did offer to put together an ensemble of NOCCA teachers, but we were determined to have students. A professor from Loyola emailed me and recommended his graduate teaching assistant, Riccardo Emilien, as great trumpeter, and suggested Riccardo could recruit some other students for the ensemble. At the same time I had contacted Harry Hardin of New Orleans Finest Musicians for some advice. He also warned against having a group of students who weren’t experienced at the timing demands of a wedding ceremony. We decided to compromise and have Harry put together 3 musicians from New Orleans Finest Musicians and also have Riccardo from Loyola as the trumpeter. Harry was super flexible and appreciated our effort to include student musicians. We met with Harry to pick out our ceremony music which was really fun, and he did all the rest of the coordinating, including with Riccardo so everyone was on the same page. Harry and his wife and another great musician performed beautifully, and Riccardo did an amazing job on Trumpet Voluntary. We did have a last minute change in number of people walking down the aisle, which affected the timing of the music, so I was glad we had a professional in charge. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire students if you can find a group that plays weddings all the time, but I was unable to, and I’m glad it worked out the way it did.

Also, Harry gave us the confidence we needed to go ahead with having the brass band walk us up the aisle playing the recessional, which was definitely one of the highlights of our wedding day.

You can contact Riccardo Emilien, trumpeter extraordinaire, at rfemilien at gmail.com and Harry Hardin at http://www.neworleansfinestmusicians.com/contact-us Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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ptlblnc
Wedding:
3/18/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with Harry Hardin and the " New Orleans Finest Musicians" ! Harry made it so easy to work with him and the music was absolutely lovely. They played at the Cathedral and then for the first hour of the reception. They were truly professional and very talented group.
We had a great experience with Harry Hardin and the " New Orleans Finest Musicians" ! Harry made it so easy to work with Read more...
We had a great experience with Harry Hardin and the " New Orleans Finest Musicians" ! Harry made it so easy to work with him and the music was absolutely lovely. They played at the Cathedral and then for the first hour of the reception. They were truly professional and very talented group. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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KristenCarrier
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
I contacted Harry 10 days before the wedding, in need of a cello and guitar for our ceremony, with a request they play classic rock (led, Zeppelin, The Beatles, etc...). He not only responded to my info request immediately, but found an awesome fit, and helped guide my music selections.
Our musicians were Scott Perro on guitar and Jack Craft on cello, and both were amazing!
Amazing musicians and great management!
I contacted Harry 10 days before the wedding, in need of a cello and guitar for our ceremony, with a request they play Read more...
I contacted Harry 10 days before the wedding, in need of a cello and guitar for our ceremony, with a request they play classic rock (led, Zeppelin, The Beatles, etc...). He not only responded to my info request immediately, but found an awesome fit, and helped guide my music selections.
Our musicians were Scott Perro on guitar and Jack Craft on cello, and both were amazing!
Amazing musicians and great management! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Grant
Wedding:
1/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Harry was one of the best vendors that my wife and I worked with for our ceremony. Not to mention that he was extremely quick to respond to any question that we had for him. If you're thinking about having a violinist/cello player for an event or ceremony, then look no further than NOLA's finest musicians. Harry learned a lot of modern indie rock songs as well as older tunes that we really wanted played during the ceremony and he knocked them out of the park. The music was AMAZING!!!! I'm not sure if the ceremony would have been the same without him and his cello player. Thanks so much for your professionalism and creative touch to a perfect ceremony. We want to do it all over again!!!!
Harry was one of the best vendors that my wife and I worked with for our ceremony. Not to mention that he was extremely Read more...
Harry was one of the best vendors that my wife and I worked with for our ceremony. Not to mention that he was extremely quick to respond to any question that we had for him. If you're thinking about having a violinist/cello player for an event or ceremony, then look no further than NOLA's finest musicians. Harry learned a lot of modern indie rock songs as well as older tunes that we really wanted played during the ceremony and he knocked them out of the park. The music was AMAZING!!!! I'm not sure if the ceremony would have been the same without him and his cello player. Thanks so much for your professionalism and creative touch to a perfect ceremony. We want to do it all over again!!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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csanders
Wedding:
1/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Harry played for my daughters wedding this weekend. From the very beginning he was quick to offer suggestions and very helpful the whole way through. The music was absolutely beautiful and just what my daughter wanted. He is extremely easy to work with and very very professional. Thanks to him, her dream wedding was a reality.
Harry played for my daughters wedding this weekend. From the very beginning he was quick to offer suggestions and very Read more...
Harry played for my daughters wedding this weekend. From the very beginning he was quick to offer suggestions and very helpful the whole way through. The music was absolutely beautiful and just what my daughter wanted. He is extremely easy to work with and very very professional. Thanks to him, her dream wedding was a reality. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Al
Wedding:
1/8/2011
5.0/5.0
As all of the previous reviews have pointed out, working with Harry Hardin and his team at New Orleans' Finest Musicians was a very positive and enjoyable experience. From the moment of my first contact, Harry responded to each question in a prompt, suggestive and supportive manner. He was a pleasure to work with for both our rehearsal dinner and the actual wedding accompaniment. He definitely helped create the atmosphere of elegance and class we were trying to create. Thanks to Harry and his team we were flooded with compliments from our guests that truly were directed toward them. Our experience was an extremely positive one that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for just the right group to entertain your most valued family, friends and clients.
As all of the previous reviews have pointed out, working with Harry Hardin and his team at New Orleans' Finest Musicians Read more...
As all of the previous reviews have pointed out, working with Harry Hardin and his team at New Orleans' Finest Musicians was a very positive and enjoyable experience. From the moment of my first contact, Harry responded to each question in a prompt, suggestive and supportive manner. He was a pleasure to work with for both our rehearsal dinner and the actual wedding accompaniment. He definitely helped create the atmosphere of elegance and class we were trying to create. Thanks to Harry and his team we were flooded with compliments from our guests that truly were directed toward them. Our experience was an extremely positive one that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for just the right group to entertain your most valued family, friends and clients. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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lrloeb
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Harry communicated with me throughout the entire process. He made suggestions and honored my request to play a song that wasn't on their play list. They were everything I asked for.
Harry communicated with me throughout the entire process. He made suggestions and honored my request to play a song that Read more...
Harry communicated with me throughout the entire process. He made suggestions and honored my request to play a song that wasn't on their play list. They were everything I asked for. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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kcople1
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Booking New Orleans’ Finest Musicians was one of the best decisions concerning my wedding. Harry Hardin, the violinist and coordinator, was a dream to work with. He is one of the quickest responders I have ever worked with. He went above and beyond to find and arrange music for my ceremony that he didn’t already have at little or no extra cost to me. He is EXTREMELY collaborative and open to more contemporary selections. I chose a 3 piece ensemble: Violin, Cello, and Piano.
Harry worked tirelessly to make sure everything was perfect. He had no problem with incorporating a friend of mine as the vocalist and was totally committed to making sure my vocalist was comfortable and prepared. I knew I didn’t have to worry about a thing.
I received numerous compliments from my guests on how beautiful the music sounded. It really set the perfect tone for the wedding I envisioned.
Booking New Orleans’ Finest Musicians was one of the best decisions concerning my wedding. Harry Hardin, the violinist and Read more...
Booking New Orleans’ Finest Musicians was one of the best decisions concerning my wedding. Harry Hardin, the violinist and coordinator, was a dream to work with. He is one of the quickest responders I have ever worked with. He went above and beyond to find and arrange music for my ceremony that he didn’t already have at little or no extra cost to me. He is EXTREMELY collaborative and open to more contemporary selections. I chose a 3 piece ensemble: Violin, Cello, and Piano.
Harry worked tirelessly to make sure everything was perfect. He had no problem with incorporating a friend of mine as the vocalist and was totally committed to making sure my vocalist was comfortable and prepared. I knew I didn’t have to worry about a thing.
I received numerous compliments from my guests on how beautiful the music sounded. It really set the perfect tone for the wedding I envisioned. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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EmilyWinslowTucker
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
I used New Orleans Finest for our rehearsal dinner music and our ceremony! For both events they were absolutely dynamite! I highly recommend them as they are willing to learn a song if they don't know it, in addition to an already amazing repertoire! They also have great suggestions for ceremony music and a fantastic website!
I used New Orleans Finest for our rehearsal dinner music and our ceremony! For both events they were absolutely dynamite! Read more...
I used New Orleans Finest for our rehearsal dinner music and our ceremony! For both events they were absolutely dynamite! I highly recommend them as they are willing to learn a song if they don't know it, in addition to an already amazing repertoire! They also have great suggestions for ceremony music and a fantastic website! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Carmen
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Harry was amazing! Despite this post coming a few years late, as my anniversary draws closer I can't help but be filled with joy and happiness when I think about Harry performing as my friends and family walked down the aisle.

He was professional, courteous, flexible, and really a great person to work with. I highly recommend his services for your next event!
Harry was amazing! Despite this post coming a few years late, as my anniversary draws closer I can't help but be filled Read more...
Harry was amazing! Despite this post coming a few years late, as my anniversary draws closer I can't help but be filled with joy and happiness when I think about Harry performing as my friends and family walked down the aisle.

He was professional, courteous, flexible, and really a great person to work with. I highly recommend his services for your next event! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Ashley
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Harry Hardin trio was amazing. They played at our ceremony and cocktail hour, we couldn't have asked for anyone better!
Thanks,
Max and Ashley
Harry Hardin trio was amazing. They played at our ceremony and cocktail hour, we couldn't have asked for anyone Read more...
Harry Hardin trio was amazing. They played at our ceremony and cocktail hour, we couldn't have asked for anyone better!
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Max and Ashley Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Julie
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Harry was wonderful at our October outdoor wedding, as a solo violinist. I could not have been more pleased!
Harry was wonderful at our October outdoor wedding, as a solo violinist. I could not have been more pleased!
Harry was wonderful at our October outdoor wedding, as a solo violinist. I could not have been more pleased! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Stacy
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
I used this service for my courtyard engagement party last week and was very happy with them. Harry was very easy to work with and very professional. I had 2 musicians (trumpet and guitar) and they were excellent! My guests repeatedly asked me where I found them. If I was getting married in New Orleans, I would definitely hire them for the wedding. They were very reasonably priced too!
I used this service for my courtyard engagement party last week and was very happy with them. Harry was very easy to work Read more...
I used this service for my courtyard engagement party last week and was very happy with them. Harry was very easy to work with and very professional. I had 2 musicians (trumpet and guitar) and they were excellent! My guests repeatedly asked me where I found them. If I was getting married in New Orleans, I would definitely hire them for the wedding. They were very reasonably priced too! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
New Orleans Finest Musicians (Harry Hardin) were wonderful to work with, very responsive and flexible to any special requests. He sent a CD of their work to choose ceremony songs, but will learn special request; however, I chose to go a traditional route with "Canon in D" by Pachabel, and the traditional Wedding March songs. Although I was unable to actually hear the music played before the wedding ceremony, the Bridal March songed amazing as I walked down the aisle as well as the Wedding March recessional song.
All of my guests commented on how elegant the music sounded and how grand they made church feel before and during the ceremony.
I really wish that I had gotten a videographer now so that I could hear the processional! oh well!
I would highly recommend them!!
New Orleans Finest Musicians (Harry Hardin) were wonderful to work with, very responsive and flexible to any special Read more...
New Orleans Finest Musicians (Harry Hardin) were wonderful to work with, very responsive and flexible to any special requests. He sent a CD of their work to choose ceremony songs, but will learn special request; however, I chose to go a traditional route with "Canon in D" by Pachabel, and the traditional Wedding March songs. Although I was unable to actually hear the music played before the wedding ceremony, the Bridal March songed amazing as I walked down the aisle as well as the Wedding March recessional song.
All of my guests commented on how elegant the music sounded and how grand they made church feel before and during the ceremony.
I really wish that I had gotten a videographer now so that I could hear the processional! oh well!
I would highly recommend them!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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frannie
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Wonderful to work with! Superbly talented. Made things so easy! Highly recommended! A wonderful addition to any wedding.
Wonderful to work with! Superbly talented. Made things so easy! Highly recommended! A wonderful addition to any wedding.
Wonderful to work with! Superbly talented. Made things so easy! Highly recommended! A wonderful addition to any wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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kbroome
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Since I live in Washington, D.C., I was very worried about planning a wedding in New Orleans. Not only was the distance an issue, but I am also an event planner by profession. So, you can imagine how meticulous and particular I am. I did the majority of selecting vendors through the internet. When I came across New Orleans Finest Musicians, it seemed like a perfect fit for what I needed. When I contacted the group, I immediately felt I could trust Harry Hardin to do a great job organizing my quartet. Of ALL my vendors, Harry was the most responsive when I had questions. As both a bride and an event planner, I greatly appreciated this. On our wedding day, we didn’t have any issues with the quartet. They all arrived early and were great musicians. We also coordinated to have two of my friends sing with the quartet, which went very smoothly. Harry and New Orleans Musicians are professional, great musicians, and fun! Without pause, I recommend this group to anyone who is considering them.
Since I live in Washington, D.C., I was very worried about planning a wedding in New Orleans. Not only was the distance an Read more...
Since I live in Washington, D.C., I was very worried about planning a wedding in New Orleans. Not only was the distance an issue, but I am also an event planner by profession. So, you can imagine how meticulous and particular I am. I did the majority of selecting vendors through the internet. When I came across New Orleans Finest Musicians, it seemed like a perfect fit for what I needed. When I contacted the group, I immediately felt I could trust Harry Hardin to do a great job organizing my quartet. Of ALL my vendors, Harry was the most responsive when I had questions. As both a bride and an event planner, I greatly appreciated this. On our wedding day, we didn’t have any issues with the quartet. They all arrived early and were great musicians. We also coordinated to have two of my friends sing with the quartet, which went very smoothly. Harry and New Orleans Musicians are professional, great musicians, and fun! Without pause, I recommend this group to anyone who is considering them. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Lacie
Wedding:
10/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Harry & his musicians provided wonderful music for our wedding ceremony. We had a four piece quartet. The music was so incredibly beautiful. He was so professional to work with and extremely organized. Working with Harry was probably the EASIEST part of planning the entire wedding. Our guests were just full of compliments. I highly recommend them. Way more than 5 stars!!
Harry & his musicians provided wonderful music for our wedding ceremony. We had a four piece quartet. The music was so Read more...
Harry & his musicians provided wonderful music for our wedding ceremony. We had a four piece quartet. The music was so incredibly beautiful. He was so professional to work with and extremely organized. Working with Harry was probably the EASIEST part of planning the entire wedding. Our guests were just full of compliments. I highly recommend them. Way more than 5 stars!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Happy MOB
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Wonderful music for a garden setting. Harry was very helpful with providing suggestions and responded promptly to emails and phone calls. The music was beautiful and just what we wanted. I'd recommend him again without hesitation.
Wonderful music for a garden setting. Harry was very helpful with providing suggestions and responded promptly to emails Read more...
Wonderful music for a garden setting. Harry was very helpful with providing suggestions and responded promptly to emails and phone calls. The music was beautiful and just what we wanted. I'd recommend him again without hesitation. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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NV
Wedding:
9/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I used Harry at my wedding ceremony and they really brought the whole event up to the next level. We used five pieces; harp, violin, cello, and two trumpets. The music was absolutely beautiful. Harry responded to all emails promptly. He also had the musicians work with my sister to sing a song. He let her pick out the song and he provided the musicians with the sheet music to learn. We also didn't need to provide him with any equipment or anything; they brought everything they needed. I highly recommend and am so glad with my choice to use Harry and his gang.
I used Harry at my wedding ceremony and they really brought the whole event up to the next level. We used five pieces; Read more...
I used Harry at my wedding ceremony and they really brought the whole event up to the next level. We used five pieces; harp, violin, cello, and two trumpets. The music was absolutely beautiful. Harry responded to all emails promptly. He also had the musicians work with my sister to sing a song. He let her pick out the song and he provided the musicians with the sheet music to learn. We also didn't need to provide him with any equipment or anything; they brought everything they needed. I highly recommend and am so glad with my choice to use Harry and his gang. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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lplaisance
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
We had them at our wedding ceremony, and they were absolutely amazing!!! Not only was the music beautiful, but they are wonderful to interact with, as well. They are very organized, very kind . . . an overall wonderful experience!! Thank you so much!!!
We had them at our wedding ceremony, and they were absolutely amazing!!! Not only was the music beautiful, but they are Read more...
We had them at our wedding ceremony, and they were absolutely amazing!!! Not only was the music beautiful, but they are wonderful to interact with, as well. They are very organized, very kind . . . an overall wonderful experience!! Thank you so much!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Bridge Buff
Wedding:
7/20/2010
5.0/5.0
I hired Harry to play at a cocktail party and he did a fantastic job. I would highly recommend Harry and New Orleans Finest Musicians to anyone looking for great music at a reasonable cost.
I hired Harry to play at a cocktail party and he did a fantastic job. I would highly recommend Harry and New Orleans Read more...
I hired Harry to play at a cocktail party and he did a fantastic job. I would highly recommend Harry and New Orleans Finest Musicians to anyone looking for great music at a reasonable cost. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Trey0356
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Harry did a great job with my rehearsal dinner. They played for a reasonable price. They had a lot of talent which help make my dinner a over all success.
Harry did a great job with my rehearsal dinner. They played for a reasonable price. They had a lot of talent which help Read more...
Harry did a great job with my rehearsal dinner. They played for a reasonable price. They had a lot of talent which help make my dinner a over all success. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Hammerli Wedding
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
I am so delighted that harry played at my wedding ceremony. He was easy to get in touch with before hand, helped me pick out songs, and was friendly. Harry, Thank you for being part of my special day!
I am so delighted that harry played at my wedding ceremony. He was easy to get in touch with before hand, helped me pick Read more...
I am so delighted that harry played at my wedding ceremony. He was easy to get in touch with before hand, helped me pick out songs, and was friendly. Harry, Thank you for being part of my special day! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mother of the Bride
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Harry's flexibility and vast repertoire is outstanding.
We chose a string trio for the Rose Garden setting in New Orlean's Botanical
Garden. Harry's wife, Natalia Cascante and her colleagues performed
beautifully for the wedding ceremony. Everyone commented on the lovely
music. We recommend them highly.
Harry's flexibility and vast repertoire is outstanding.
We chose a string trio for the Rose Garden setting in New Read more...
Harry's flexibility and vast repertoire is outstanding.
We chose a string trio for the Rose Garden setting in New Orlean's Botanical
Garden. Harry's wife, Natalia Cascante and her colleagues performed
beautifully for the wedding ceremony. Everyone commented on the lovely
music. We recommend them highly. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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glbergman
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Harry did a fantastic job at our wedding. The music provided that extra touch that our guests commented on. The music was beautiful and something we will always remember!I would recommend Harry for any wedding event. ~Thanks again!
Harry did a fantastic job at our wedding. The music provided that extra touch that our guests commented on. The music was Read more...
Harry did a fantastic job at our wedding. The music provided that extra touch that our guests commented on. The music was beautiful and something we will always remember!I would recommend Harry for any wedding event. ~Thanks again! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Joy
Wedding:
2/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Harry and New Orleans' Finest Musicians did a fantastic job for my wedding. Harry was so helpful each step along the way helping make musical selections and performing beatifully. I would recommend Harry for any wedding event! Thanks again!
Harry and New Orleans' Finest Musicians did a fantastic job for my wedding. Harry was so helpful each step along the way Read more...
Harry and New Orleans' Finest Musicians did a fantastic job for my wedding. Harry was so helpful each step along the way helping make musical selections and performing beatifully. I would recommend Harry for any wedding event! Thanks again! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Otisopal
Wedding:
1/29/2010
5.0/5.0
I hired Harry for my daughter's wedding at Latrobe on January 29, 2010. He was readily available prior to the wedding; he provided a CD of music for the bride to consider in her selection; and he was very helpful in all aspects of the planning the music for the ceremony. The musicians arrived early and stayed late. The music was wonderful and I highly recommend Harry!!!
I hired Harry for my daughter's wedding at Latrobe on January 29, 2010. He was readily available prior to the wedding; he Read more...
I hired Harry for my daughter's wedding at Latrobe on January 29, 2010. He was readily available prior to the wedding; he provided a CD of music for the bride to consider in her selection; and he was very helpful in all aspects of the planning the music for the ceremony. The musicians arrived early and stayed late. The music was wonderful and I highly recommend Harry!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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bobby1409
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
i would like to say that harry was amazing at our wedding. he was there to help us with music, and even went out of his way to make sure that we got the music that we were looking for, and the way he played journey's dont stop beleiving for our exit music was awesome, a true uniqe touch to our unique wedding. Harry was very easy to get a hold of at all times, and even email us sound clips of him playing the songs that we had wanted. very thoughtful and pays very close to details. jamie and i can not thank harry enough for being a part of our special night.
i would like to say that harry was amazing at our wedding. he was there to help us with music, and even went out of his Read more...
i would like to say that harry was amazing at our wedding. he was there to help us with music, and even went out of his way to make sure that we got the music that we were looking for, and the way he played journey's dont stop beleiving for our exit music was awesome, a true uniqe touch to our unique wedding. Harry was very easy to get a hold of at all times, and even email us sound clips of him playing the songs that we had wanted. very thoughtful and pays very close to details. jamie and i can not thank harry enough for being a part of our special night. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Irene
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Harry and New Orleans' Finest Musicians did a fabulous job at our wedding in December. Not only did they play beautiful music at the ceremony, but Harry helped with the music selections and provided countless possibilities. They are highly recommended.
Harry and New Orleans' Finest Musicians did a fabulous job at our wedding in December. Not only did they play beautiful Read more...
Harry and New Orleans' Finest Musicians did a fabulous job at our wedding in December. Not only did they play beautiful music at the ceremony, but Harry helped with the music selections and provided countless possibilities. They are highly recommended. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Samantha
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.9/5.0
Harry was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was professional and quick to respond to any questions leading up to our ceremony. He and the string trio sounded beautiful and were completely on cue the entire ceremony. Couldn't have asked for a better string trio for our elegant evening wedding. I'd use New Orleans Finest Musicians again in a heartbeat!
Harry was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was professional and quick to respond to any questions leading up to our Read more...
Harry was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was professional and quick to respond to any questions leading up to our ceremony. He and the string trio sounded beautiful and were completely on cue the entire ceremony. Couldn't have asked for a better string trio for our elegant evening wedding. I'd use New Orleans Finest Musicians again in a heartbeat! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Katie
Wedding:
4/21/2012
4.9/5.0
Harry was a pleasure to work with. He made everything very organized & easy for me to reach him. His emails back & forth explained everything & provided me with plenty options for music during my ceremony. We receieved many compliments on his talent.
Harry was a pleasure to work with. He made everything very organized & easy for me to reach him. His emails back & forth Read more...
Harry was a pleasure to work with. He made everything very organized & easy for me to reach him. His emails back & forth explained everything & provided me with plenty options for music during my ceremony. We receieved many compliments on his talent. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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sbt3
Wedding:
4/14/2012
4.9/5.0
Highly recommend! Working with Harry was great - he was responsive and full of great ideas and suggestions. He has a very collaborative style, perfect for a bride who is trying to figure out exactly what she wants. The musicians we ended up working with (a jazz trio) were amazing!
Highly recommend! Working with Harry was great - he was responsive and full of great ideas and suggestions. He has a very Read more...
Highly recommend! Working with Harry was great - he was responsive and full of great ideas and suggestions. He has a very collaborative style, perfect for a bride who is trying to figure out exactly what she wants. The musicians we ended up working with (a jazz trio) were amazing! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lissa1980
Wedding:
4/13/2012
4.9/5.0
The music was absolutely amazing and we couldn't be more pleased! Despite my nervousness, I was still able to focus on and enjoy "starlight" by Muse as I walked down the isle...and that's saying a lot!! The music was masterfully executed :) Our guests kept talking about how lovely the music was and how wonderfully it set the mood.

Thank you so much...your performance exceeded our expectations and provided us with a special memory. We will recommend you to all that cross our path for their events.
The music was absolutely amazing and we couldn't be more pleased! Despite my nervousness, I was still able to focus on and Read more...
The music was absolutely amazing and we couldn't be more pleased! Despite my nervousness, I was still able to focus on and enjoy "starlight" by Muse as I walked down the isle...and that's saying a lot!! The music was masterfully executed :) Our guests kept talking about how lovely the music was and how wonderfully it set the mood.

Thank you so much...your performance exceeded our expectations and provided us with a special memory. We will recommend you to all that cross our path for their events. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Elaine
Wedding:
3/12/2011
4.9/5.0
Great musicians! They added so much class to the wedding and Harry was great to work with. Very accomodating and music suggestions were great. You can't go wrong with this group.
Great musicians! They added so much class to the wedding and Harry was great to work with. Very accomodating and music Read more...
Great musicians! They added so much class to the wedding and Harry was great to work with. Very accomodating and music suggestions were great. You can't go wrong with this group. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Victoria
Wedding:
2/26/2011
4.8/5.0
Fantastic is all I can say about Harry Hardin and his musicians! Hearing those beautiful strains of Ave Maria as I walked down the path in Jackson Park was just amazing! I felt so beautiful in that moment with their music providing the perfect soundtrack to an absolutely flawless day.
Fantastic is all I can say about Harry Hardin and his musicians! Hearing those beautiful strains of Ave Maria as I walked Read more...
Fantastic is all I can say about Harry Hardin and his musicians! Hearing those beautiful strains of Ave Maria as I walked down the path in Jackson Park was just amazing! I felt so beautiful in that moment with their music providing the perfect soundtrack to an absolutely flawless day. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Elle
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.5/5.0
I hired New Orleans Finest Musicians. The organizer Harry Hardin was so easy to work with, and always responded promptly. He sent us a quote, which was very reasonable. Then he sent me several YouTube links of the actual musicians playing at various locations. Even though I didn't care for his sample song selections, he let me choose my own, and was extremely flexible.

I had a classical guitarist for the ceremony, using "House of the Rising Sun," "What a Wonderful World," and "Here Comes the Sun."

And for the reception I used a Jazz Trio consisting of the same guitarist, a saxophonist, and a bass. They were great! Everyone loved the music (and we're picky...4 of us have Masters Degrees in Music). I would highly recommend Musicians Finest!
I hired New Orleans Finest Musicians. The organizer Harry Hardin was so easy to work with, and always responded promptly. Read more...
I hired New Orleans Finest Musicians. The organizer Harry Hardin was so easy to work with, and always responded promptly. He sent us a quote, which was very reasonable. Then he sent me several YouTube links of the actual musicians playing at various locations. Even though I didn't care for his sample song selections, he let me choose my own, and was extremely flexible.

I had a classical guitarist for the ceremony, using "House of the Rising Sun," "What a Wonderful World," and "Here Comes the Sun."

And for the reception I used a Jazz Trio consisting of the same guitarist, a saxophonist, and a bass. They were great! Everyone loved the music (and we're picky...4 of us have Masters Degrees in Music). I would highly recommend Musicians Finest! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music

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