"THANK YOU SO MUCH for adding such a special touch to our wedding festivities!! It really meant a lot to us for you to be there. Everyone absolutely enjoyed it and I heard people saying they thought somebody turned the record player on because you sounded so good. Thank you again and I hope you enjoyed yourselves!"
Angela and Ken (Bride and Groom)
"When we started looking for a band, they had to be able to play the particular style of music appropriate to this event. (Reception for cast/crew of AMC miniseries 'The Making of the Mob: New York'). I immediately thought of MJO. I remembered the band from Fridays @ Five 2014 and knew MJO would be a perfect fit for the event. The music they played was so appropriate to the theme. The band was a HIT! The attendees loved them... nothing but wonderful comments!"
Mark Jordan, Assistant Executive Director, CVB
(Martinsburg-Berkeley Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau)
"Thanks so much to your band members and you for helping to make our first Sweetheart Ball a HUGE success. The music was perfect! It set the tone for a fun, romantic and memorable evening and everyone had so much fun. And guess what?? Everyone had such a great time that we are going to make it an annual event. Hopefully, everyone agrees with me and wešll have you guys back next year on Valentinešs weekend."
Chair, Waterford Foundation Development Committee
"I was fortunate enough to book the Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra for a show at Frederick County Parks and Recreation Big Band Pool Party and the experience was nothing short of excellent! They were timely, organized, professional, and immensely talented. Our crowd loved the show and said they would love to hear them again. We will certainly be jumping at the chance to book the Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra again for future events. Thanks again for the memorable performance!"
Sarah F. Kuhn, Program Coordinator, Frederick Co. Parks & Rec, Winchester, VA
"I can*t tell you how AMAZING the orchestra was on Saturday (at the "Farm to Fork" benefit dinner)! Everyone in attendance, and I mean everyone, was stunned at how great they were. They really made the event fantastic. We definitely look forward to hiring you guys again in the future. I also heard a many of the folks in attendance going through events they were planning that they might be able to hire you for."
Kiya Tabb, City Clerk, Charles Town WV
"We really enjoyed working with you. Thanks for being so professional, thorough and accommodating during the planning process. The music was absolutely perfect for the glamour and atmosphere we wanted to create [for PEC's 40th Anniversary Gala fund-raiser]. We can't thank you enough."
Kate Hopkins, Special Events Coordinator - Piedmont Environmental Council
"If you're thinking of hiring MJO for your special event please do not think twice! These are some amazingly talented individuals and when you put them all together you get a show stopper! This wonderful band played at my 1960's Rat Pack themed wedding and needless to say they were a hit! Everyone loved them and so did we... They absolutely exceeded my expectations. Also the band manager was amazing accommodating! My only hope is that the band had as much fun as we did in! These guys and gals definitely made our dream a reality! We could not thank you all enough for making our wedding a night no one will ever forget!!!"
Katie Moss, bride
"It was great working with you on this event. It turned out amazing! I will be sure to refer you to my other clients."
Nageen Sayeed, Event Planner
"PHENOMENAL!!!! MJO Way exceeded our expectations! I was concerned that they might be too loud...they were perfect. I was concerned the dance floor we ordered would look too small next to the amount of space a 17 piece orchaestra takes up....the dancefloor was packed and they had people dancing in the aisles. The young and the old were touched by their spot on sound, sheer talent and enthusiasm! I can't wait to go see them perform at another one of their gigs!"
Ellen Welsh, bride
"The MJO is so wonderful to work with. They really have their act together. And on top of all of that - they are an amazing group of performers. Highly entertaining. First Night Winchester definitely recommends them."
Felicia Hart, Executive Director, First Night Winchester
"I want to thank you for the wonderful CD of the Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra. I put it in my car when I left on Thursday and listened to it non-stop. Loved it! Have always enjoyed all those old standards and your group played them quite well. Had me tapping my foot as I drove! I truly appreciate your giving me the CD and will continue to enjoy it --- "
Cathy Slemenda - Prettyman Broadcasting Corp.
"Bluemont is delighted to have had the Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra as part of our summer season these past few years. The Orchestra performed their full big band sound at a number of our Virgnia communities with great skill and professionalism; more to the point, our audiences at each concert were enthusiastic in their applause, requesting that we bring MJO back. We were particularly pleased to have members of the orchestra join us in presenting outreach performances at local nursing homes and healthcare centers, an important part of Bluemont's role in the community."
Peter H. Dunning - President, Bluemont Concert Series
"...While the Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra sailed through "It Don't Mean a Thing" and "Sweet Georgia Brown," Maynard Ferguson sequestered himself in a small office backstage to warm up his breathing... Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau Band smacked a few out of the park Saturday after the Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra livened the crowd with a smoking opening set... Proceeds from the show went to the Shenandoah Women's Center in Martinsburg, which helps victims of sexual assault and domestic violence."
by Andrew Schotz - The Herald-Mail Company