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"We recently booked Miss Mini and the Sandman Band with the assistance of Jazz Entertainment Agency for a surprise birthday party, and we simply could not be happier. They were prompt and professional and easy to work with; throughout the entire process. All the guest had wonderful experiences interacting with the band, and they were an absolute joy to be a part of our special day. The show was energetic and vibrant and everyone had so much fun. The band seemed to be having a great time as well and they made the party truly special. I would 100% recommend them to anyone that wants to make their event unforgettable." 

Lena Parson 10/26/23




"Jazz Entertainment exceeded my expectations! Gigi helped us find our entertainment for our wedding and the process was seamless the entire time. Gigi was in consistent communication with us and was able to coordinate with our venue to ensure a smooth day of!  The DJ was incredible and had people on the dance floor the entire night. Guests were coming up to us during the wedding commenting on how great the mix of music was. He really catered to every type of audience there.  Gigi also helped us find a violinist who made the ceremony part of the evening absolutely perfect. The violinist gave us a large list of options and was able to play what we requested. It really added such a special touch to the evening and we were so happy! Gigi, we cannot thank you enough for your work in finding us amazing musicians!"

Bride - Lauren Scollard




“Jazz Entertainment is an amazing company. Gigi Thigpen is great, has wonderful service and very talented musicians. I especially enjoy Mark Wells and recommend him to any entertainment needs. I look forward to working with Jazz Entertainment/Gigi and Mark Wells in the future. Thank you for being such a wonderful entertainment service.”

                                                       Crystal Beza, Tenant Services Coordinator, The Dilweg Companies, LLC


Please express my gratitude to the gentlemen whom played for us last evening.  They were terrific!  

Thank you to you as well for putting it all together.  You all are wonderful! 

Many Thanks, Bebhinn Cohen, Ambiente International



I wanted to write you a thank you a nice note to let you know how much I appreciated working with Jazz Entertainment. As an event

planner in the Raleigh area I was thrilled to use your services. What wonderful entertainment you have to offer. It was a joy to work with the band last Friday evening at the Cardinal Club. The band played a wide variety of music and was an overall crowd pleaser.  

Moving forward with future events this year, it will be a great comfort to know my clients will be well taken care of with

Jazz Entertainment on my preferred vendor list. Thanks so much Gigi for quick responses too!
Karen Richmond, A Snazzy Affair, Wedding and Event Planning


Julius was a great addition to our day.  The crowd was pleased!
Thanks again for being a responsive and good vendor!

Emily Baldwin (Bride)



Just want to say the band was great, they had a lot of energy and were very easy to work with.  I would

recommend them to any of our locations that want to have some live music.

Mindy Stroupe Amerson, Marketing Coordinator LM Restaurants, Inc. Carolina Ale House



John and I want to extend our sincere thanks to you for all of your help in securing the trio for our event on Saturday. They were an absolutely perfect fit for us and all of our guests commented on how great they were. Truly professional, fun and most importantly, awesome music for the evening. It was a perfect suggestion and you made this so incredibly easy for us. We'd welcome the opportunity to work with your company and the trio again in the future and would be happy to serve as a reference as needed.  

(and ps - thank you for patiently dealing with a stressed on bride on the evening of... much appreciated :)

Many thanks! Emily and John



Everything was awesome!! The band was incredible! So many people commented on how much they enjoyed them.

I felt very honored to have them play so please thank them again for me! 

Thanks soooo much for all your time and effort to make it all happen! It was a perfect night!
Warm Regards, Mandy Thomas, Licensed Broker/Listing Coordinator Regan & Company



It was Awesome!! He was so Amazing!!"
PAMELA CORNELISSESenior Property Director | The Highlands at Brier Creek  Corporate Holiday Event




*"We LOVED it, the staff and the residents were very impressed.He was awesome!!"
LANE KUBICH | Assistant Property Director | The Highlands at Brier Creek



*"It was great and everyone enjoyed it very much. Thank you so much." 
John Kline | UBS Financial Services | Corporate Holidays Event



*"You were right that Jimmy was great to work with!  Everyone enjoyed having the live entertainment and he definitely worked with the crowd."
Dawn | Private Party



"The band did a great job--we were very pleased.  I appreciate your help in selecting and securing Brickhouse.
Please feel free to use me as a reference."
Kevin Barnett | Private Party



"Thank you so much for recommending Josh Preslar and his band. They were great!  We really enjoyed having them play at our 3rd Friday Concert in Durham. We also look forward to working with you again really soon.  Thank you for all your help.  Have a great week!" 
Amber R. Walker, Parks and Recreation Department, City of Durham



"My wife and I had Stephen as our DJ for our wedding. He is a real pro and was extremely helpful in planning the wedding

and emceeing the event. He has a lot of ideas of how to organize the event if you need help, but he also goes with the flow if you

already have ideas in mind. He leads crowds well and helped our event go very smoothly and, above all, everyone had a great time.

We really appreciate all his help and Gigi for recommending him."
Matt and Denise Clayton | Wedding

“The music was fabulous!  Mr. Sawyer showed up on time, played wonderfully and was very professional.  I had many compliments from our guests and we will definitely use them and you again for our future events.”
Tracy Cook | Gailor, Wallis & Hunt, PLLC



"We loved Hank and Rachel!  Their music was perfect for the opening and we were so pleased to have them!  Thanks so much for all of

your help, you made this process so easy!  Hope your holidays are great!"
Block Gallery Coordinator, Raleigh Arts Commission



*"The band was fantastic!  The music was incredible and all the residents seemed to really enjoy it. The band definitely added a touch of class to the event.  Very professional too!"
Chris Williams | Property Manager | The Woodlands at Wakefield

*"Thank you so much for assisting us in finding talent for our events during the 2010 Welcome Week.  The entertainment for the events was amazing.  The artists were timely and professional.  Most importantly the students enjoyed the experience.  We look forward to working with you in the future.Thank you again for your follow-up."  
Renee Clark, Duke University | Dean of Students Office



"Wow! The band was wonderful. Everyone wanted to know how I found them. They really delivered--songs selected were the best,

quality of their voices was awesome and their professionalism was top-notched. Thank you a million times over for recommending them.

They were magnificent." 
Katchia Gethers, Hawaii, Greenville Art Museum


"The band was delightful; there were many compliments. When our granddaughter requested Lady GaGa, they were great!"
Lanny Tucker 50th Wedding Anniversary, Chapel Hill



"The music was great. We thoroughly enjoy the musicians. They were prompt and professional.

Kudos to them. I will certainly use your services again."
Milton Hamilton, General Manager | Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State University



"Adam was fabulous!!  Everyone enjoyed him at the party!!  
Thank you SO much!!!"
Theresa O'Driscoll | Cary, NC | Private Party



"Yes, the music was great and the guys were very nice.  Our owners truly enjoyed the evening.  

Please tell the musicians how much they were appreciated."
Ruthann | Legacy Lakes | Pinehurst, North Carolina



"Everything was awesome!! The band was incredible! So many people commented on how much they enjoyed them. I felt very honored to have them play so please thank them again for me! Thanks soooo much for all your time and effort to make it all happen! It was a perfect night!"
Mandy Thomas | Licensed Broker/Listing Coordinator | Regan & Company



"Your pianist was wonderful and I'm looking forward to our next chance to use your company."
Kenneth L. Burgess | Attorney at Law | Poyner Spruill



"Your pianist did a super job.  We were very pleased.  It was exactly what we were looking for."
Adam McMullin

"The band was awesome!  They really contributed to our successful grand opening!  Our guests, residents, vendors and Raleigh Chamber Members really enjoyed it!  Highly recommend Freeport for any special occassion!"
Michelle Dallas | Asbury Village I Property Manager



I wanted to let you know just how much we enjoyed the performance last night!   The guys played wonderfully!  Song choice was excellent and they did a great job with the door prizes and giveaways also.  We would certainly recommend them to anyone as they made our night!  

Thank you for all your help with this.
Chris Williams, Property Manager The Woodlands at Wakefield Plantation



Just a brief note to express my appreciation to you for producing the recent Joey Calderazzo concert at Marsh Woodwinds.  It was a wonderful evening and yet another example of your valuable contributions to the presentation of high quality live music.
Bob Rogers |



The band was great.  I wished we could have partied with them all night.  I recommend them to any wedding.  

They were perfect for our carefree, fun wedding.
Kimberly Mabe Nowlin, BRIDE



Gigi Thigpen and Jazz Entertainment is the go-to presenting organization in the Triangle area, if not in all of North Carolina.  

Her contacts are diverse and multi-layered – my organization needed a children’s preschool educator/entertainer and Gigi

knew how to engage her network and reach out to exactly the type of exceptional talent we required.  

She turned around our request in a matter of days, critical to our particular need and we were

able to make an immediate match.  We were fortunate indeed to have this resource.   
Melissa Ussery Intintolo, Development, Chapel Hill Cooperative Preschool



THANKS!  Sounds like they got the job done well!
Mindy Stroupe Amerson | Marketing Coordinator LM Restaurants, Inc.


Just want to say the band was great, they had a lot of energy and were very easy to work with.  I would

recommend them to any of our locations that want to have some live music.
Jay Joslin | General Manager - Carolina Ale House



The band was AWESOME!  They really helped make our event a success.
D. Scott Padalecki | Vice President, First Citizens Bank


The whole process was very easy and seamless... you were so easy to get in touch with and all of my questions were answered with such thoroughness that I knew I would have no problems come the big night!!! I was totally pleased. It was all just great!!  

I will be sure to call you again the next time I throw a ridiculously big and fun bash!!!
Laura Brader | Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill


Thank you for sending us the Trio.  Our attendees weren’t expecting live entertainment and it was great to see their faces

light up when they came into the reception area.  The guys are incredible musicians, their music was lively and upbeat, and it

made our event feel very, very uptown.  They also are lucky to have such a great agent!
John Markey


My thanks to Jazz Entertainment for yet another well-executed event.  I've lost count of all the events you've

booked for us--but this one was the best! Thanks for making this event painless.  From selecting the band--and they were a

hit with everyone--to the actual performance the booking couldn't have gone smoother.  Also, thanks for all the follow up.  

You helped us stay on track with this gig.  You're the best.
Jeff Tippett | Outreach Strategist | Calvert Holdings, Inc.


WOW! Little did I know that when I got the Trio to play for my daughters wedding reception that they would amaze the attendees as they did.    Some of our guests even moved their chairs into concert formation on the lawn and grooved to Jazz as it was meant to be played by artists that clearly were enjoying what they were doing.  The bride was thrilled and her new in-laws from Michigan were quite impressed. I continue to get compliments on our Jazz themed Saturday evening lawn party. Thanks again for helping to make our event truly unforgettable.
David Page, Duke University


Thank you, everything went well.  The dinner setup was great and the library in the Bull Durham Lounge at

Washington Duke Inn was nice too.  Please tell the guys thanks for sharing their talent with us. 
Keith Moore NC HFMA


*We just wanted to thank you for your part in our Christmas party planning...the band was fantastic!   Everyone loved them.
We'll keep your e-mail...we'll contact you guys again next year.
Thanks, Jennifer - Seymour Johnson Air Force Base


Thank you so much for your help providing the entertainment for my sister’s 40th birthday party!  Jazz Entertainment was fantastic to work with!  You listened to what we wanted to create for the party, and delivered outstanding talent with the quartet!

You alleviated the stress associated with event planning by being completely professional, knowledgeable, and approachable!  

I highly recommend Jazz Entertainment to anyone planning a special event!
Sincerely, Maureen Link



Saturday night was a HUGE success!  Wilton was SPECTACULAR and such a nice gentleman.  Everyone thoroughly

enjoyed themselves and loved the music! Thank you for all of your help over the past month with planning this, I truly appreciate it.  

I will be sure to recommend you to anyone that may be looking to do anything like this in the future!!

Thank you again,Jennifer and Michael Gagnon
Jennifer A. Gagnon Stroke Program Coordinator Performance Improvement, Durham Regional Hospital



I want to thank you for helping us out on such short notice.  The trio was absolutely FABULOUS!  

There is no doubt YOU will be the person we contact the next time we need entertainment!
Cindy Mandel ~ POSH! At Five Points     


Absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for being able to accommodate us on such short notice – and with such great talent! Please do pass on my thanks to both musicians. We’ll certainly be calling you in the future as we book events.  Again, many thanks,
Maura Kate Moore ~ Director of Resident Services 
GALLOWAY RIDGE  at Fearrington   


The Jazz Trio added the perfect touch to our corporate event.  The employees' feedback was exceptional and everyone enjoyed their music.  

The professionalism was outstanding and we look forward to utilizing your services at our next event!
Kathy Watkins, Infineon


“We were really pleased and got lots of great comments on the band. We would like to book them again for next year.”  

Lori Leachman ~Durham Sweets Arts Committee


Yes, everything was perfect. The jazz ensemble was excellent. 
Thank you.  Judy Smith ~ Snow Hill Historic Home

*“The musicians were first rate.  It made the essence of the evening that much greater.  I look forward to the next event next year.”  

Brian Washington ~ Glaxo

“We really were pleased.  It just sounded so nice in the house. 

We will recommend you to our friends.”  Millie Walker ~ Stone Wall Manor

*“Thank you so much for sending these great gentlemen.  They were the perfect touch to our event and exactly what I was hoping for.  I hope we have occasion to do business again in the future.  Please pass along our appreciation to your crew!”  

Paula Pratt Computer Services Partners

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