Jazz Reviews



You can feel confident that we have the experience and musicianship to make your event perfect. Here’s what people have said:

“Caleb’s love and mastery of the jazz keyboard catches fire as the quartet takes off. Doug Harrison’s amazingly sweet tenor sax embroiders the tunes Caleb launches. Together they tangle and untangle the great jazz standards, keeping the melody firmly in place, yet inventing beautiful sounds as they go. Dan Zarcone is far more than a journeyman bass player. He adds zest and an elegant force to the music. Lydia Lewis is unobtrusive yet masterful. Her percussion playing in “Ipanema” brought the piece to a stunning high point. Two listeners said it was the best rendition of this classic they’ve ever heard.

This jazz is as good as it gets. Several in our audience said this was the best jazz they’ve heard since the 1940s. Others said it was the best concert of any kind they’ve heard in the Winchester area in years. The evening ended with three standing ovations.

The quartet deserves a name, and it deserves to be heard by those who love jazz done well.”
Bob S. (From gigsalad.com)

“We booked Caleb Nei as a pianist for our son’s rehearsal dinner. He was a consummate professional, arriving early to make sure everything was in place before the start of the evening. Caleb played a wide variety of great songs that appealed to guests whose ages spanned three generations. We were very pleased with his music and his professionalism.”
Peter G. (From gigsalad.com)

“Outstanding entertainment, Caleb !!! Thank you. Your background solo piano during both our Piano Bar cocktail hour, and during 1 hour of our Rehearsal Dinner was PERFECT! I always felt very confident in your quality musicianship after I heard your audio clips at your website. You didn’t disappoint me. I have music experience myself, therefore listened with a very trained ear!
Caleb is professional in every sense of the word. He communicates regularly with his clients, arrives on time, and works/performs diligently during his contracted time frame.
***I definitely want to hire him again – when the occasion arises.”
Lightfoot Restaurant, Leesburg, VA., Sept. 21, 2013
Mary, Potomac, Maryland (In a message on facebook.com/calebneijazz)

“Caleb is fantastic. He was a solo pianist during our reception and played beautifully. We gave him a list of songs beforehand which he was nice enough to play. He made the reception very warm and intimate and we recommend him highly!”
Anonymous (From bestdcweddings.com)

“I have been booking music collectively for over 20 years as Dancing Beagle Events (House Concert Planner/Producer) and recently in the capacity as Executive Director at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville VA. I have had the pleasure of hiring the Caleb Nei Trio for nearly a year now. I was so impressed with their first performance here that I created a monthly Sunday Jazz Series for Caleb’s Trio and for him to hire additional talent to perform during the series. The audience has continued to grow each time they perform and many of our patrons ask how they can “book” them for private events. Hiring this trio will be a win-win no matter what kind of event you plan to host.”
Cheryl A. (From gigsalad.com)

“I have heard this trio at a couple of different venues and have enjoyed their performance every time. They are a professional, yet friendly, group who are excellent at what they do. I would highly recommend them for weddings, parties, and concerts.”
Diane G. (From gigsalad.com)

“I just wanted to drop a line to the glorious band that made our “Breakfast at Tiffany’s Party” absolutely PERFECT. You guys were amazing and I’m so honored that you took the time and effort (and were brilliant enough) to transcribe the entire sound track and play it flawlessly for our enjoyment. Thank you a million times over. Hope to see you soon.”
L. Wilkins (From a personal note)

“Yeah. I’ll vouch for this cat.”
Ed Henry (Posted on facebook.com/calebneijazz)

“Caleb plays so nicely!”
Chanda Wright (Posted on facebook.com/calebneijazz)

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