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We were so lucky to have Ken provide the music for our Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail hour at Brookfield Zoo. Before the event Ken and I had a short conversation about song choices, I requested a few specific songs but left most of the choices to him and I do not regret it. Every song he chose was beautifully played and fit perfectly with the venue. At the start he promised to be low maintenance and easy to work with, not only did he deliver on his promise but he turned out to be the biggest hit at our wedding (no easy task given he had very stiff competition). I am so glad he was a part of our day! -Juliana L, September 2017
We had a great experience with Ken for our wedding!
Played all the songs we asked and he was able to provide us with a huge selection of tunes he already knows. Thanks Ken :) - Ellie and Louie, July 2017
Ken played guitar at my sister's wedding fiver years ago; when she found out we were looking for a guitarist for own wedding, my sister gave me Ken's name. (She still had his contact info saved, let it be known, because she was so incredibly fond of his contributions to her own wedding.) I emailed Ken out of the blue, and the stars aligned: he was free to play our date. Our wedding was smallish, but we did have one or two unique requests to make of him in terms of schedule and playing some in-between time in the foyer—he was open and receptive to everything. Throughout our communications, he was very responsive, enthusiastic, positive, friendly, and professional. And, of course, his playing was beautiful. We asked him to play a solo version of the theme song from The Princess Bride, and though we never heard him play the song ahead of the big date, when Karen walked through the double-doors and Ken started plucking those chords... boy, I *almost* cried. He played beautifully, took care of all his own set-up (coordinating with our church director somewhat because my wife and I were so busy doing other stuff) and really just nailed the whole gig 110% Karen and I cannot thank Ken enough, and cannot recommend him highly enough if you are looking for a guitarist for your event.    Jeff - July 2017
Ken was fantastic.
He was very responsive while we communicated with him. He arrived on time to the venue & sounded amazing.
I would definitely hire Ken again in the future & highly recommend him!  - Alex, June 2017
Thank you for blessing our Gala with your time and talents. We had our Gala debrief last week and people truly enjoyed the treat of live lobby music!
You were also an event planner's dream to work with!
Thank you for making it so easy with your prompt communication during our pre-event planning.
CJ - Event Facilitator - February 2017

 

 

Ken played for me at my wedding in February of 2017, both for ceremony music as well as cocktail hour. He met every expectation I had and then some! He had great communication with me leading up to the event and made me feel like my wedding was a top priority for him. His excitement and enthusiasm for my event made me feel like this wasn't just another gig, but that he truly wanted to be a part of our special day. I cant say enough how meaningful that was. Before our wedding, Ken made sure that he best understood my vision for the day and allowed me to have input in the music played. He accommodated special requests by learning new songs that meant a great deal to me and my husband, to incorporate into our wedding ceremony. Hearing those songs in the background made the day so much more meaningful and I am so grateful that he was willing to do that for us. I was extremely pleased with Ken's performance and received TONS of complements from my guests, even weeks after the event. His variety of music played at cocktail hour mixed with the fact that he walked around the reception room in between guests while playing made a huge impact on the guests! Ken moving around the room was a wonderful surprise to me and really helped add something extremely special to our cocktail hour. I would recommend Ken for any future musical needs someone might be looking for. He really took the time to make sure his performance was what we wanted, as well as adding his flare to it. He made a lasting impressions on those who attended, and helped make our wedding day great!  - Kaila and Scott

 

Ken was awesome! He was a great hit at my reception cocktail hour. The one thing about Ken that stands out is his willingness to make you happy. I had asked him if he could play a Bollywood song and he went out of his way to learn this and play at the wedding. Thanks Ken!      - Shreya, October 2016

 

Ken was fantastic. He played for my parents 50th wedding anniversary vow renewal ceremony and put together a perfect arrangement of music and played beautifully. I could not be happier with his service. I would definitely call on him again or recommend him to anyone  Julie October 2016

We hired Ken to play for our wedding ceremony on 10/1/16. He was so fantastic prior to our wedding, making sure we were on track with what decisions needed to be made, and suggestions different songs. The music sounded great and everyone had compliments! Out of all the vendors I had to converse with and accommodate, he was one of the best!

Thanks, Ken!   Marie October 2016

Ken did a wonderful job from our initial meeting, helping us with arrangements and ideas to the ceremony itself! His playing was beautiful. He has a great list of songs and learned a song we requested. He listened well and was easy to work with. He was also very helpful working with our vocalist. I highly recommend Ken!   Joe   May 2016

 

Ken was great! Very reliable and easy to work with. Planning a wedding is stressful and there are a billion details to plan/think about. Ken took care of the ceremony music with no worries to the bride at all. We had a meeting before the wedding to discuss song selections for the wedding party, bridal walk and recessional. Not thinking, I completely forgot that we needed music during the ceremony when we lit the unity candle. No worries, because we had Ken. Without even talking to him about it, he played a soft beautiful song during the unity candle lighting. Simple, easy, reliable. Thanks, Ken!  - Rachel, March 2016

I would highly recommend Ken! He learned songs by The Avett Brothers and Portugal The Man for my wedding ceremony, and performed them with a violinist he frequently plays with. It was perfect. The Rabbi at my wedding went off script and changed the order of our ceremony a bit, which was unexpected to everyone, but Ken was a good sport and figured out how to naturally intertwine the planned songs at the right times. He is so pleasant to work with, went out of his way to virtually meet me over Facetime before the wedding, and arrived on time. If you're looking to support a talented, independent musician and want unique music for your wedding (he will partner up with any accompanying instrumentalist), Ken is your go-to guy.

Becky, August 2015

 

Ken played at our wedding this past August. He was recommended to us by the music coordinator at our church and we are so glad! Ken is not only incredibly talented, but he is also very kind, warm, and easy to work with. We live several hours from the town we got married in, and Ken was completely willing to "meet" with us over Skype so that we did not need to make an additional trip in. He listened to our ideas and preferences and also made many very helpful suggestions. He even played the tunes for us over Skype so we could get an idea of what the acoustic would sound like. Ken helped us to really personalize our wedding music, which we appreciated. Ken was also very flexible - we changed our mind on some of the songs several times, and it was no problem; and he worked seamlessly with our vocalist and the church, we never once had to worry about all of that lining up. And the music on our wedding day was so beautiful and special, it really made the day for us and several of our guests later commented on the talent of Ken and how much the music added to the ceremony. We highly recommend Ken!  - Sara, August 2015

Ken played for my wedding ceremony and cocktail reception on October 6. Despite the chilly conditions, Ken's finger were limber and his music magical. He was the perfect addition to our ceremony.  I would absolutely recommend him to ANYONE looking for acoustic guitar music for their event. He's responsive, helpful, and talented.      Amy - October 2012

 

Ken was so great to work with for our wedding. We were on an aggressive timeline, and I could not have asked for a more flexible and easy-going vendor. At one point in an email to me Ken wrote something like: My goal is to be your "lowest maintenance, easiest to work with" wedding vendor. I imagine he could hear my sigh of relief when I read his email. Our ceremony music was picked from Ken's existing list, but he was always open to discussing special requests or new songs. We did all of our planning over email and phone, and Ken was always responsive. To top off the wonderful planning experience, we heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests about the music, and it was perfect from our perspective as well. I would not change a thing about our experience with Ken.  THANK YOU, Ken, for helping make our wedding day so special! -Mandy and Matt, 11/26/10, Chicago

Ken was fantastic for our corporate holiday party.He played everything I requested and was very professional and accommodating. He is an incredibly talented guy. I would absolutely recommend him.   -Haley C., 12/9/10, Corporate Holiday Party, Chicago

Ken gets an A+++++++++ from us to be sure! Not only were we pleased with his talent and ability, we were pleased from the day we hired Ken with the way he communicated with us promptly and accommodated our wishes. Ken is definitely a great guitarist, a stand up guy and a class act!              -Mary T, 11/20/2010, Birthday Party (Adults), Schaumburg, IL

Ken was great to have! The party would not have been nearly as good without him!                           -Brian H, 11/6/2010, Anniversary Party, Geneva, IL

Ken is a fantastic musician with a great repertoire of modern and classic songs. He required very little instruction for our wedding ceremony, and was easy as could be to work with. He played an appropriate assortment of music during the reception, and it all really sounded beautiful. He received many compliments from my family and friends, and I personally highly recommend Ken. He really just made the music entertainment aspect of my wedding one thing that I didn't have to worry about at all. And on top of that he's just a really cool guy! Thank you very much, Ken. You were great.                                         -Rachel & Devin =]  9/26/2010, Wedding Reception, Glenview, IL

 

Ken was an absolute joy to work with. He was responsive, reliable, and flexible. He met with both of us beforehand to get a feel for what we had in mind, and had some great suggestions of his own. He helped shape the ceremony and cocktail hour into just the atmosphere we wanted. He is also willing to learn just about any song on short notice, and will do an amazing job even if he has never heard it before. I would highly recommend hiring Ken for your event!                                                                                          -Kristin & Bill, 9/18/2010, Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour, Northbrook, IL

Thanks for your professionalism, ability, charm, and all of the other intangibles.  You truly helped make it a remarkable evening!!!!  If you ever need to use us as a reference, please feel free.  Thank you so much!  Steve and Melissa, Wedding Reception Dinner Clients, 2008

Our selections were expertly performed by Ken, and our guests had nothing but compliments for his skill and professionalism.   -Mike and Katie, Wedding Clients, 2007

Ken played for me at my wedding in February of 2017, both for ceremony music as well as cocktail hour. He met every expectation I had and then some! He had great communication with me leading up to the event and made me feel like my wedding was a top priority for him. His excitement and enthusiasm for my event made me feel like this wasn't just another gig, but that he truly wanted to be a part of our special day. I cant say enough how meaningful that was. Before our wedding, Ken made sure that he best understood my vision for the day and allowed me to have input in the music played. He accommodated special requests by learning new songs that meant a great deal to me and my husband, to incorporate into our wedding ceremony. Hearing those songs in the background made the day so much more meaningful and I am so grateful that he was willing to do that for us. I was extremely pleased with Ken's performance and received TONS of complements from my guests, even weeks after the event. His variety of music played at cocktail hour mixed with the fact that he walked around the reception room in between guests while playing made a huge impact on the guests! Ken moving around the room was a wonderful surprise to me and really helped add something extremely special to our cocktail hour. I would recommend Ken for any future musical needs someone might be looking for. He really took the time to make sure his performance was what we wanted, as well as adding his flare to it. He made a lasting impressions on those who attended, and helped make our wedding day great!