Jason Craig Entertainment
I have to say what a wonderful job NIGHT MOVES did for our party. The energy that this band provides it unbelievable!! The amazing part is the versatility!!!! WOW!!!! They performed all different types of music. Night Moves rocked our party from start to finish. I also have to compliment the lead male singer!! What a voice!!!!!! I did not realize that he was a 2 time "Live at the Apollo" Theater Winner!! They also were taking requests and knew them ALL!!!!!!! GREAT LIVE SOUND!!
I never got to thank you personally for setting up everything for our wedding. The Jason Craig Band was AMAZING. Please forward this to the band members if possible because both Jim and I wanted to emphasized how wonderful a job they did. We both agreed that the band played with such passion that we felt like they knew us personally. They have a wonderful gift and provide a really beautiful service to couples and families.
I am so torn because I would like to recommend Jason Craig but I am not sure I should. I just got married in January and we used the band Celebration. Let me start by saying, this band sounds really good and I got alot of compliments on them. My issue with this band lies with details. I filled out a very detailed sheet listing specific songs, instructions, etc. Many of the details on this sheet were not followed. Let me also clarify that my details and requests were not that many or anything out of the ordinary. I even spoke with Mark, the band leader, and went through everything and yet the MC of the band (who isnt Mark) seemed clueless at the wedding. I also had tremendous difficulty speaking to Mark - I was not sure he was ever going to call me before the wedding. I had to repeatedly bother one of the company owners (4-5 times) before Mark finally called. The company owner who we booked with, who is super nice and very responsive, was definitely trying his best. At the end of the day, I am the only one who knew that the band did not do what was asked. Except of course when the MC announced me by the wrong first name. My guests know my name ....talk about embarrassing. Despite any of the negative, my guests did have alot of fun with this band and they sounded very good. However if you are a person who pays attention to detail or has a complicated first name, this is probably not the band for you.
One word..... OUTSTANDING.......The Jason Craig Band performed at our wedding at the Seasons in Washington Township and they were awesome. We were very nervous about having the band perfom our first dance instead of playing the original track (Have a Little Faith In Me), but we couldn't have been more pleased with Jason's version. If you are looking for a band that can play everything from Sinatra to Chris Brown, then you have to ask for Walter and Jason. Walter is a great guy with an amazing voice who really knows how to get (and keep) people on the dance floor. Definitely recommend JCB to anyone looking for an amazing band that brings way more energy than a DJ.
Night Moves featuring George DiRenzi was outstanding!! We seen them at the Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem Pennsylvania on December 30th. Mr and Mrs. Jones had such a great time. The first dance performed by band leader/lead singer George DiRenzi was “Somewhere only we know”. All that we can say is UNBELIEVABLE!!!! The female singer performed” How will I know” by Whitney Houston when the bride and groom were introduced and she sounded just like her!!!! Wow!! All the guests can’t stop talking about Night Moves!! Great music……………All Night Long!!
Steve is well meaning and will get the job mostly done. Jason is unprofessional when not performing at an event and has the propensity to be a loose cannon in a meeting, even going so far as to suggest that we should find a different company to provide music for our wedding.
The final outcome was excellent, and people are still talking about the wonderful band at our...
Night Moves was awesome. Guests were overwhelmed by the vast amount and different types of music they played. This is the fourth time our family has used a Jason Craig band ( two Bar Mitzvahs and two weddings). They are our first and only choice for a band. Thanks again for making a wonderful night even more wonderful.
Bonni and Bob Kempler
I attended the Kempler wedding on Dec 1 and the band "Night Moves" was AWESOME!!! The Lead singer George DiRenzi was simply outstanding!! We were amazed at all the different styles he can sing!!! I have never heard a band sound so much like the original artists!!! Dance floor was packed all night!! They also brought up to the stage the bride and groom to sing some motown!!!! That even sounded great!! I would highly recommend Night Moves! For live entertainment, they are the BEST!!
When we were looking for a band for our 25th Anniversary party, we asked a friend, a wedding photographer, who is the best wedding band you know?". He said without question, "Night Moves" and that there was no close second. We hired them immediately, and were not disappointed! This band is talented, professional, and knows the audience. A band can make or break the event, and our party was a wonderful success!!! Thank you to Night Moves!!
Jason Craig Band rocked our wedding! All of our guests are talking about how great they were. I never heard the music stop. There were no awkward pauses. They kept the music flowing and energy high all night. We couldn't be happier!
These guys are outstanding. We had nine personnel at our reception. Their vocalists are superb and very skilled in singing all types of music. We were very impressed how well they handled the modern/pop songs, which tend to be disappointing when we looked at other bands.
They are very flexible, any requests made was handled without exception, including my mother-in-law's speech that included (as a surprise) a few lines from a few songs.
I also rate them very highly on 'audience interaction'. From time to time they will go down from the stage and sing/dance with the guests and was very experienced in knowing when to pick things up and slow things down.
Almost all of of the complements we received about how much fun our guests had at the wedding included praise about the band. They aren't necessarily cheap but definitely worth the...
Our wedding was made even more perfect with the band. They were extremely talented and made everyone want to dance. They were professional, played all requested songs and were nothing less than stellar. We would HIGHLY recommend them. We cannot thank them enough!
My husband and I had very mixed feelings about the Jason Craig band, who performed at our wedding. Here are the pros and cons of our experience:
The band, overall, is very talented and produces a rich, full sound. I especially want to note the lead male singer, Walter, who has an amazing voice. The band has a wide range of repertoire and can perform many different genres and musical artists. All our guests were dancing the entire night, and we received several compliments on the band.
We were happy with the video clips we initially saw, but some of the older clips did not have all the current band members, so it was difficult to receive clarification about who exactly would be performing at our wedding. Also, at least one of the band members who we saw at the band's live showcase who we really liked was not present on the day of our wedding, which was very disappointing.
The band leader gave us a request form to fill out before the wedding, which we went over with him in person. Not only did we give him a list some songs to play in general, but we also filled out the areas on the form specifically for First Dance, Cake Cutting, Bouquet Toss, Garter Toss, etc. At our wedding, we were very disappointed when the band did not play our requests for the bouquet toss and garter toss, nor did they play several of the other songs that we had requested. We just wondered: what was the point of filling out an entire request form if only some parts of it were fulfilled?
Finally, the band leader and maitre'd were supposed to communicate with each other to know when to introduce me and my husband out onto the dance floor. Unfortunately, when we were not ready or expecting it, the band leader announced our names and had to announce it a few more times as everyone waited for us to come out. There was obviously some miscommunication between the band leader and maitre'd, but I am not sure why our names were announced much earlier than expected.
Best band we could have asked for!
Great music, great vocals. Everyone enjoyed this band.
The Jason Craig Band was wonderful! Our guests could not stop raving about them. They paid attention to our requests and played the type of music we wanted, and everyone was dancing and having an awesome time the whole party. We also had the longest, most fun Hora ever! The Jason Craig band was flexible and easy to work with, and they were the perfect band!
I recently attended a reception at the Meadowood Manor on the third of this month. Im recently engaged so I was very attentive to all things bridal. We had decided to use a DJ rather than live music so that costs wouldnt get out of hand. Enter the band "Celibration" that was the entertainment we saw on 3/3. We bouth agree on this issue (amazing) adjustment in that Live music makes a wonderfull powerfull impression unequaled by any other one thing. This group was so fantastic , horns and several vocalists, such talented performers , I felt as if we were on a movie set in Hollywood . OMG sooo romantic , I cant wait for our day even more now.
I recently attended a wedding reception at a very respectable venue within the NYC metro area. The band booked there was Night Moves a highly energized group of clearly professional artists. I don’t want to come off as a music snob but wedding bands have seldom wowed me previously, but the entertainment at this particular reception (2/25) was like no other I have experienced short of concert like promotions at the Meadowlands or the Garden State Arts Center. Who even remembers the name of a reception band, I did this time, and their name was Night Moves represented by an outfit Jasoncraig out of the Oranges in Essex Co, NJ. The last few receptions I attended had DJ type entertainment and it leaves a lot to be desired. I imagine for many couples the focus starts out aimed on the venue as well as the menu, after that expenditure the little moneys left are pointed in the entertainment direction. I have come to realize that this formula is short sighted and begs to question if you can recall just what was served at the last reception you attended. I believe the impression made by Night Moves can result in nothing less than memories of a successful celebration. I can’t recall spending so much time on the dance floor and in there lays the key to every bride and grooms hope for their guests.
My daughter was married on January 7, 2012 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ. They had a band called Night Moves. They kept everybody on the dance floor all night. The lead vocalist was nothing short of AMAZING!!!
I would recommend this band to anyone getting married.
On December 10th we had our annual Holiday Party at the Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton and the band we hired blew us away. The consensus was that it was the best band we had ever heard. Right from the get-go the Jason Craig Band got everyone involved and the motivation and positive energy prevailed right up to the very last song. The music was continuous and even the dinner was enhanced by an exception vocalist who crooned Christmas favorites as well as Sinatra/Bennett classics.
They far exceeded our expectations and needless to say we booked them for our upcoming party in 2012.
Our Christmas party was held at the Spring Brook Country Club in Morristown on December 3rd. We hired the Jason Craig Band since they came highly recommended by several of our members. We can't say enough about their exemplary performance and high caliber of music. Members who never danced before were out on the floor all night long. The selections were perfect for our crowd and they willingly took requests and delivered them impeccably even when the songs were not part of their regular repertoire. Our commitee was impressed to a remarkable degree as this affair far surpassed all events of the past
I was a guest at the Venetian on Dec 2 and saw the best band I ever Seen at a wedding I took a card the band was the Jason Craig Band. The band must cost alot because there was a lot of people performing
We had our wedding reception on November 12th at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. We were so happy that we planned our reception date around the availability of a band we had seen a year ago at a wedding reception we had attended. We knew we had to have this particular band ,and none other and we certainly made the right decision. From the announcement of our bridal party right up until the very last finale song, the band performed impeccably. All of our protocol and musical requests were meticulously attended to, and the dance floor was always bustling with energy and enthusiasm. Our money, on the band, was well spent and you really can't put a price on the incredible job they did in making it the most memorable day in our life together. We made the right choice in hiring the Jason Craig Band and we would highly recommend them to anyone .
Jason Craig Entertainment's band, "LT and the All Stars" was the best band EVER and I would totally recommend them! They rocked our wedding and people are still talking about the music at our reception. They played from beginning to end, and brought an energy to our wedding, that I really doubt any other band could have. Please, please check them out on youtube. They played the greatest music and respected our wishes for a "clean" reception." And even with that request, they still rocked the place out. They weren't just your average band, they really made us and our guests feel like we were at own personal concert. If you can hire them -DO IT!!! However, our contract included two musicians for our cocktail hour, which we not only didn't get, Steve the is rectifying the "mistake" and is crediting us back SOME of our money. The band manager takes forever to return calls, only likes to deal with men. During the whole process, he never returned one email or phone except to my husband. He refused to deal with me on any topic from booking the band, to trying to workout this little contract "mishap", so ladies, watch out! He was really cocky and just didn't make things very easy. We felt like we were taken advantage of, and instead of that personal touch we thought we were getting with Jason Craig, we were treated like just any other number. But we can't say enough good things about Lt and the Allstars!!!!
Our daughter's wedding was Saturday, August 6, 2011 and we had the band CELEBRATION play at the reception. The band was SUPERB, with the dance floor full from 7:00-11:00. They can read the crowd well, and played music that appealed to all. I had a multitude of guests come up to me and comment how great the band was. Celebration's business cards were requested by many, and I hope they will be playing at one of the upcoming wedding events of our guests!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!!!
Our DJ, Jay, from Jason Craig Entertainment was the Best DJ EVER! First- he is very handsome- the girls will love him. Second- he is very nice and personable Third- he sings ( at my daughter's wedding- it was a Michael Buble song and the crowd loved it) Fourth- he had the crowd rockin all night! Even the staff at the Grandview commented on how good he was and they see alot of DJs. Loved him!
We had the band Celebration for our wedding. Everyone enjoyed them very much. They kept the floor full and the night moving. However, there were some issues that I will point out in hopes that you can prevent them from happening at your own event.
Despite the conversation the week prior to the event and the prepared paper that we sent them they had difficulty with the following.
1. They kept calling us Mr. and Mrs, when we asked for Dr. and Mrs.
2. After the bouquet toss, they awkwardly paused and asked if there was going to be a garter toss (which we had discussed ahead of time NOT to have). This created feeling of confusion with the crowd as opposed to starting up with dance music.
3. They were supposed to announce a "Sparkler Sendoff" and ask people to line up outside, but when they announced it, they seemed confused as to when and where, confusing the crowd.
Finally, as we were waiting upstairs to be introduced, we were listening to the cocktail hour music and they were practicing our first dance song prior to our entrance. They played it in entirety and then it was played again only moments later after introductions!
Overlooking these events, I would have to say that they are excellent at almost every era and can a read the crowd. I would hire them again, just make sure to be clear about what you want.
Great music & food are what people look forward to at a wedding and Jason Craig surpassed EXCELLENT! Honestly, every person that I talked to at the reception commented on how excellent the band was & asked where I found them. People were dancing from start to finish. The singers were talented & sounded like the real deal. The musicians too were flawless. Every song or special medley I requested was played and played to perfection. The Jason Craig Orchestra would be the only band I'd recommend to anyone. My only disappointment is not being able to attend a wedding they are playing in the near future. Thank you to Steve (in the office) & Jason for making my day phenomenal!!!
We're very happy to say that your band NIGHTMOVES was fantastic and made our wedding one we'll always remember....THANK YOU....THANK YOU....THANK YOU to the band and to the office staff who treated us special and were so professional in every respect.....I hope every bride and groom will be as happy as we were...and I didn't think it would be possible but since everything ran so smoothly...I was able to really enjoy my wedding!!!!!
Kathy and Anthony B.
Jason Craig Entertainment is the BEST band you can hire for your wedding. They made our wedding the best day ever. The band can play any song you want and will sound just like them. Some of the comments of our guests included: "Your wedding was the best - the band was awesome." "I dont normally like bands, but yours was outstanding." And one guest said, "During the night we were dancing and I thought Usher was singing at your wedding. The sounded just like the musician of the song there were singing." And lastly, my father said, "I wish I had another daughter, so we could listen to Jason Craig play a party again!"
Not only did Jason Craig play great music, but they helped to get the crowd excited for the reception! The musicians interacted with our guests and overall made it a fun night that we will never forget (and I think many of our guests will never forget either). I would HIGHLY recommend Jason Craig Entertainment for anyone who is in the market for a FABULOUS wedding band. Thank you Jason Craig for making our wedding unbelievable!
I had been married before so planning a wedding wasn't nucular science,but to often others have downplayed the importance of top shelf entertainers. In the attempt to keep costs in line the menue and the venue mistakenly is thought of as deal braking lines in the sand. Total rubish...the music and entertainment is the heart of every succesfull wedding reseption. Complicating this critical area is the shear volume of entertainers avalible.A mine field only navigable by pros and agency outfits.. I lucked out by using Jason-craig to hire a band..WHAT I RECIVED was more in line with ORCHESTRA and they wowed all who attended. WHITLIGHT was the band and they were of the highest level of professional musicicans technicly but they new how to please and cater to guests that is priceless in memerable events....I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE ATE THAT NIGHT BUT WE DANCED AND DANCED.
The Jason Craig Band totally rocked our reception. They did an excellent job getting people out on the dance floor and keeping them there. During the five hour reception there was always somebody playing live music; with even some Frank Sinatra during the entree course. This band is booked two years in advance for a reason and they are worth every penny. If you are getting a live band for your reception, do not hesitate to book them.
Since we had a short, preceding ceremony at our reception venue, Jason Craig Entertainment provided a keyboardist and microphone/speaker setup at no additional cost to us.
The Jason Craig Band made my wedding! The ceremony was beautiful, the event as a whole was perfect, but I think the memory that will last me a lifetime is how awesome the music and dancing were at my wedding. My husband and I loved this band!
To provide more details about how great they were, Jason Craig learned my favorite song for the recessional of my wedding, and they started the reception off (after a wonderful rendition of Etta James for our first dance) with getting everyone on the dance floor for the best version of Shout I have ever heard! Add to that the fact that there are no set breaks. Literally when the majority of the band took a break for dinner, Jason Craig continued to sing and play. It's been over a month since my wedding, and our family and friends still are still raving about how fantastic the band was.
The flowers, the food, the venue, these features definitely matter, but if you want to ensure that you have the best, most fun, most amazing wedding, definitely go with Jason Craig.
Last Saturday my wife and I attended a reception in Essex Co. The couple hosting this event were exceptionally well to do professional people. I was trying to keep expectations in line but we couldn't help but expect an over the top experience because of this wonderful couple. The venue was a well known classy place but the food and service was just so so. It was the band "Night Moves" that saved the day. What a performance, I seldom dance at receptions due to total lack of rhythm however Saturday I was on the floor for most of the music. I spoke to the happy couple about how they found Night Moves and in unison they said Steve Della Valle from Jasoncraig entertainment. I thinking about crashing their next gig, they were that good.................
Knowing that we were getting married, a friend highly recommended Night Moves. She said she attended a wedding where this wonderful band had everyone up on the dance floor the entire reception. We checked them out on the Jason Craig Orchestras website; and we, too, were very impressed with their polished performances.
We met with Steve Della Valle to book Night Moves. Steve was very professional, friendly. and accommodating. Although we secured our wedding date with the band, Steve invited us to Jason Craig Entertainment's Celebration Party. We took this opportunity to introduce
ourselves to the members of Night Moves. More importantly, we were able to experience our band live. They were phenomenal! We knew our wedding was going to be the event of a lifetime.
About a month before our marriage, we discussed our particular desires with Julius, the bandleader. We requested a mix of music which included Motown sounds, classic rock, disco, doo-wops, songs from the 50's, and anything asked for by our guests. We were assured each category would be well represented.
To begin our ceremony in the Tulip Terrace Room at il Tulipano, Gary Fisher masterfully played the piano. After the cocktail hour, Night Moves cleverly introduced our bridal party with "The Johnny Carson Tonight Show Theme." My bride and I entered the reception room to The Black Eyed Peas's "I Gotta Feeling." We actually didn't realize the amazing night we were about to have because of Night Moves' awesome arrangements.
Etta James' "At Last" consumed the room as we had our first dance as Mr. and Mrs. with our bridal party then joining us. Next, my nearly 90-year-old mother-in-law and I danced slowly to "It's A Wonderful World."
Since Night Moves' music left an everlasting impression, I could name every song they played. Although we aren't the best dancers, we did dance to every song while we were present. The dance floor was full to capacity the entire evening; and my bride and I danced with almost all of our family and friends. We had the ultimate party! I also shared the stage to belt out the opening lines of "Love Shack," but then I enthusiastically jumped into the crowd of people on the dance floor with a cordless microphone to enable them to participate in the improvisation. We had a blast!
Another plus was the peaceful playing and singing of the lead guitar player during dinner. His musicianship was as impeccable as the filet mignon I was savoring.
We received many compliments about Night Moves from our guests as they unbelievably thanked us for having them celebrate our union. The band performed a great variety of music which appealed to everyone in the house. We highly recommend you having Night Moves play at your next function or affair. Again, they were phenomenal!!!!!
We could not have had a better wedding ceremony or reception! Thank you very much, Night Moves!
Joe and Denise
WOW! That's what I have to say about our band LT Brown and the Allstars. They truly made our wedding "the best ever", the unanimous opinion of all our guests. People could not stay off the dance floor, it was packed the entire night. My Dad, who said beforehand that he "might dance to one or two slow songs", was out there from beginning to end and at one point was breakdancing on the floor. I can't even count how many people said to us "where did you get this band??? They are unbelievable!" LT was a true professional, who listened to what we wanted, offered some GREAT ideas of his own, and learned three songs they had never played before (including "Smile", our wedding song). They sounded amazing, but beyond that, they were entertainers, keeping the energy up for the whole night and giving our guests the time of their lives. BOOK THEM NOW!!!!!
The band was great. My sister had them 7 years ago and they were just as good then. They totally made the wedding. They were able to get everyone up and have a good time. The songs were well rounded and were geared to all ages.They sounded just like the singers they were imitating. I would totally recommend this band. IT was well worth the money.
The Jason Craig Band was fabulous!!! The dance floor was packed the entire night. We even had them stay a extra hour because we were having so much fun. To this day we still get compliments on how great our band was. One friend even said "Top 3 Weddings of all time." I highly suggest the Jason Craig Band!
The band played our son's wedding and did an outstanding job. Music was tight, and had great variety. The singers got the guests involved and the only time people weren't on the dance floor was when they needed a rest.
They missed some of hte songs we requested but regardless, everybody had a great time.
IF you want a fun band, these are the guys. We'd have them again without any second thoughts.
From the moment I heard the Jason Craig Band perform "Journey" at their showcase; I knew I had to book them! They were absolutely AMAZING at the wedding! All my guests said that the wedding was the best wedding yet and that the band really made the wedding. I am still getting compliments on the band!
THANK YOU JASON CRAIG!
We had Jason Craig Band for our wedding in early October, and let me tell anyone reading this- YOU HAVE TO HAVE THEM!!! They had EVERYONE up dancing all night long, and we have gotten a ton of compliments- so many people have said they have NEVER seen a band as great as this one. Worth every penny!! We just couldn't be happier we had them, and can't thank them enough for a perfect night!
The Celebration Band from Jason Craig Entertainment was phenomenal. They got the party rockin' and the dance floor was crowded all night. They were so nice and easy to work with as well. Each person in the band was so talented and the songs were all performed beautifully. During dinner, some of the singers did solos and even got standing ovations! If you are considering this band, you cannot go wrong.
One word: Amazing!! My husband and I booked Celebration for our wedding band and could not have made a better choice. They were incredible and had the dance floor packed the entire night (which was a top priority for us)! We met with Stephen Della Valle at Jason Craig Entertainment and reviewed several of our band options before choosing Celebration. We were then invited to their Showcase and were amazing at the band's sound, energy, etc. They were fantastic. They learned 2-3 new songs for our reception, and did a fantastic job. I spoke with the band leader in the days leading up to the wedding to go over our song list (what we wanted and what we didn't want to hear) and iron out any details. They were even accommodating in passing the mic to allow the M.O.H. to introduce the rest of the bridal party. Professionalism, class, and wonderful entertainment. Best. Wedding. Band. Ever.
We had the Jason Craig Band at our wedding after hearing them play at our friends wedding. They did our cocktail hour music and our reception music at the Venetian. We knew they were wonderful going into our special day but they exceeded our expectations ten fold. We met with Jason who sat with us and helped us pick our music. The band learned many new songs for us upon request and nailed each song they learned. The acoustic guitar during our meal absolutely amazing and is still talked about by our friends. The band had tons of energy and kept our dance floor filled and rocking the whole night. The male vocalist that sang “Unchained Melody” and “Shout” blew us all away. You would be crazy not to have this band at your wedding! They really did make our wedding spectacular and 6 months later people are still talking about it!
We had Night Moves at our wedding. They were amazing! They played the types of songs we had selected and had our guests dancing the whole night. Everyone was raving about them!
This is an email I sent to the owner after my wedding. I had to email him a second time four days later to see why he hadn't responded. His response was that he would call me. That was five months ago, and I still haven't received a phone call.
To start, I want you to know that Lisa isn't writing this herself because
she is so upset. We were so excited to book Night Moves for our wedding,
and we told you a number of times how important the music was for our
wedding. We are firm believers that the music and food are the keys to a
reception, and as two people who love to dance, the music was even more
important to us. That is why we were so upset when the band disappointed us
so badly. When we met with Jules and George we mentioned to them a number
of times that they were the key to the reception, and that we were really
excited to have them perform at our reception. They seemed to understand
our plan to have as much dancing as possible, and seemed very interested in
our ideas. Then, when we spoke to Jules the week before the wedding to firm
up the plans we felt the same way. That is why we were even more surprised
when the wedding came and it was as if those conversations had never taken
First of all, our entrance and first dance were messed up. We wanted
Beyonce's "Put a Ring on It" to play when we were introduced and before our
first dance to "Magic". I thought the band understood we wanted the chorus
played for the appropos line "if you like it you better put a ring on it",
but apparently they didn't. Instead they started from the beginning and
sang "all the single ladies" repeatedly and took at least a minute to get to
the line we wanted. The intro should have been 20 seconds at most, but
instead lasted over a minute. Then, for our first dance we told Jules to
play "Magic" by the Cars exactly as it is on the album version and to stop
at 1:55. The album version has four musical intro verses before the lyrics
start, but the band only played two. We had a whole routine planned based
on the four intro verses, but got thrown off when we realized they were only
playing two. I'm sure you can imagine our complete dismay at having that
messed up not only because it was our first dance as husband and wife, but
because we spent a lot of money and time on our dance lessons preparing for
Secondly, the horah and tarantella went on for way too long. It was clear
that it was going on way too long (not to mention we asked for a shortened
version of each) to the point where I even tried signaling to the band to
cut it, but it just kept going. George and Jules promised they'd read the
crowd so they knew how to lead the band, but that didn't happen here.
Third, we expressed on countless occasions that we want as much dance music
as possible during the reception, and no classical/elevator music at any
point. There was ENTIRELY too much down time, which included elevator
music, during the reception. There was absolutely no dance music between
the first course and main course, which lead to about 2 hours of complete
down time. It was awful. Then, after the cake cutting I had to go tell the
band to start playing again. I couldn't believe I had to do that. For a
band that has done this so many times, promised they'd play as much dance
music as they could, and would read the crowd appropriately, we were shocked
at their performance. We just went to our friend's wedding this past
weekend, and their band, Oasis, did everything that we wanted Night Moves to
do. i don't even want to tell you how upset Lisa was when it was happening
because it just showed us what ours could have been. That reminds me that
they had their singers and musicians interact with the crowd, did some
dancing in front of the stage, and just really seemed into it. We told the
guys that the singers and musicians could come downstairs and interact with
the crowd, but that never happened.
I think I've gotten my point across at our utter disappointment with the
band's performance. That doesn't even go into what a pain it was dealing
with Ian. We let that slide because dealing with you was fine, and we were
excited for the band. After all of this, I have to say that our overall
experience was a terrible one. I'm sure you understand the emotions that go
into a wedding, so you can guess what it feels like when something you're so
excited for is such an utter disappointment.
I don't know if there is anyway to make us feel better, but I had to share
our experience with you. I may not go online and offer our thoughts
unsolicited, but if people ask us what we thought I will have to be honest.
They were absolutely great!!! I had a keyboard for my ceremony and I had Jay as my DJ for my reception. My ceremony music was beautiful. My reception was amazing, people didn't even want to get off the dance floor to eat dinner. Jay was awesome, he kept everyone into it and played an amazing mix for everyone. No complaints
We had Jay as our MC with a dj and percussionist and everything was perfect. We loved Jay from the moment we met him. They made our wedding a blast! My friend had also used one of their bands and we couldn't believe how good they were- we had never heard a band that great! You cannot go wrong with Jason Craig, dj or band, you will be happy either way!
Night Moves performed at my wedding on March 28 2010 the band was great played all the current hits
Jason did a fabulous job with our wedding reception...the dance floor was filled all night and he did a great job of balancing songs we told him in advance that we wanted to hear along with requests from guests real-time. Everyone had a fantastic time and we had tons of compliments on the music!
We had the JASON CRAIG BAND and I cannot say enough about how fabulous they were. They kept the entire ballroom dancing the night away!!! They played everything from pop to Sinatra and Michael Buble to Italian!!! We love, love them and would recommend them to anyone!!!
Jay was awesome. He made sure all the songs I requested were played and he made sure everyone was having a great time. He checked in with me throughout the reception to make sure I was happy with the music he was playing. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and if I ever need a DJ in the future he's the man I'll go to.
Our entire experience with Jason-Craig was tremendous from beginning to end. Jay and the entire staff exceeded our expectations. Every phone call was returned immediately and every questions was answered. They are true professionals! The wedding was a huge success and Jay not only did a wonderful job as the MC but he also sang and played guitar during cocktail hour... AMAZING!! We are completely satisfied and would recommend Jayson Craig to everyone.
Through my family having hired Jason Craig Entertainment's bands in the past, we went there first to look into DJ's for our wedding and met with Jay Della Valle. Jay is absolutely great. We got along from the moment we met and he gave us the celebration party that we were looking for. Jay is also a singer and sang a few songs while dinner was being served which gave the evening just the right added touch! Friends and family had a blast and were all up on the dance floor. We also had a pianist and flutist from Jason Craig Entertainment play at our ceremony and they performed the classical songs as requested. We were very happy with the services we received for our big day! Thank you Jay and crew!
Jason Craig Entertainment provided thier Dj services for our wedding. My husband and I could have not picked a better Dj. Jay was amazing. My husband and I could not decide on some of our song choices for our reception and Jason stepped right in and was so helpful. Jay kepped our guests on their feet dancing the whole night!!!! He always honored our guests requests and was completely professional. He played all the music genres we asked. Jay was so much fun and made our wedding day better then I could ever imagined! He also provided specific music selections that I chose for our wedding ceremony, which made it even more of a memorable day for my husband and I. Jay and his staff was always there to help with any questions that I had and always returned calls in a timely matter. Having a great Dj was the one thing that was most important to me and Jason Craig Entertainment gave me exactly what I wanted!!! Jay was an amazing Dj, and I could have not asked for anything better!!!! Thank you so much for being a part of such a special day in our lives! With Much Thanks, Amanda and Rob Castaldo
The staff at Jason Craig Entertainment were great! We hired the Jason Craig Orchestra to do our ceremony and reception. They did a stellar job! All the band members were very friendly and seemed to have fun while they were playing. We had a couple of unusual requests and they all did their part to make those songs happen. They made sure everyone was up and dancing the entire night!
Our guests were on the dance floor the ENTIRE night! Jay did a wonderful job and was able to read our crowd extremely well. We had a few requests and he was able to follow through. He also has a BEAUTIFUL voice so if you use Jason Craig definitely have Jay sing a few songs!
Jay Della Valle of Jason Craig was the entertainment at our wedding and we were overjoyed with the service we received. From the moment we first met through our wedding, we felt like we were family, not just clients. Every detail was handled in an easy, stress free and professional manner.
The event itself was wonderful. Jay was energetic, entertaining and smooth. He had a personal touch in which he seemed to be part of the celebration, not just a vendor doing a great job. This was not lost on our guests who raved about Jay and the fun they had on the dance floor.
We would highly recommend Jay and Jason Craig Entertainment to anyone that wants to feel comfortable and have an enjoyable and memorable event.
Thanks again Jay for making our wedding all we dreamed of!
Jen & Ed
Jay went above and beyond for our wedding.
He was more than generous to accommodate us price-wise, because like most couples planning a wedding, we were on a tight, tight budget. He even threw in a few surprises despite having haggled on the price! He is a lovely, lovely MC, and we loved that he let us play OUR music.
He made our night.
we had the jason craig band and loved every minute of our wedding. our guests were dancing non-stop. we had jason's son - Jay - as our DJ for our engagement and our after-party. the band is classy and fun. our cousin wants to book them for her upcoming nuptuals! they get the crowd on the dance floor and really take your song list and udnerstand your genre of music - and how to get your guests moving, which we very much appreciated.
Jay from JasonCraig was a wonderful DJ & MC for our wedding. They were very professional and a lot of fun. We had a mix of culture (persian & american music)and he mixed up the music sets perfectly.
I would with out a doubt refer him to friends and family!
Jason Craig was the first place we looked for a DJ and we didn't need to go any further. Jay was awesome throughout the entire planning and preparation. On the wedding day he showed up with a full crew and represented professionalism, elegance, and class to the fullest. Through Jay, Jason Craig Entertainment provided the ceremony music, a pianist during our cocktail hour, and the kick*ss reception music. You even get an MC that is able personalize things even more by singing a few songs. They are flexible with everything they do and we are confident that they would be the perfect choice for any event. Their lighting packages are great and the new white facade makes the thought of an unattractive DJ booth with black panels and cords everywhere completely disappear. It was amazing... we loved hearing the "best wedding ever"s from people that attended. Also - their prices are very reasonable. Five stars all around from us. Thanks Jay!
DJ Jay Jr. at Jason Craig Entertainment was the best! He is also a singer and sang a few Michael Buble songs for our reception. He really knew how to get the party going and all of our guests had a great time at our wedding. We knew it from our very first meeting with Jay that he would get our party going and our first impression was right. Highly recommend.
Night Moves was our band and they were phenomenal! We were a little worried before the wedding because they were a little hard to get in touch with, but they really came through for us the night of our wedding. They played to the crowd but also took into account what types of music we did and did not want to hear. We received so many compliments on them!
Very entertaining! They got the crowd going and people are still talking about it!
Over the past 30 years, the name "Jason Craig" has earned a reputation synonymous with high quality entertainment. JC's Bands, Emcees, & DJs are recommended by some of the areas most luxurious and prominent banquet facilities, including The Westmount (West Paterson),The Venetian (Garfield), Seasons (Washington Township), & various others in the NJ/NY Tri-State Area. <!--EndFragment-->
For the past 5 years in a row, Jason Craig has been awarded the prestigious “The Best Of Wedding Entertainment” Award by The Knot-a website and publication that has been chosen by Brides as the
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