-Anonymous, October 2016
-Barbara, May 2016, Princeton, NJ
Cello & Piano Duo
- Dani, March 2016, Nobo Wine & Grill, Teaneck, NJ
-Anonymous, September 2016
Violin & Cello Duo
- Gabriela, June 2015, MetroWest Golf Club, Orlando, FL
Flute, Violin & Cello Trio
I wanted to have live classical musicians for my wedding, which was also a full Catholic mass. I knew it may be challenging to find people that were knowledgeable in the traditional music, as I did not want an organ to lead the wedding ceremony. I was fortunate enough to find Jaclyn on the internet and knew after listening to the clips on her website that it was exactly what I was looking for.
Contacting her was very easy and she always responded quickly to any questions I had, both on the phone and by email. We were also able to go listen to the group perform and we were so in awe of their range of music that they perform that we had to extend them to play during our cocktail hour!
Jaclyn and her team where able to play a mix of classical music with Catholic mass music and our guests at the ceremony were so amazed and touched by their beautiful music. It was exactly what I wanted on the day of the wedding to make the day special. And it was such a treat for us and the guests to have them play a range of music from rock, pop, musicals, movies, and so much more at our cocktail hour.
We continue to hear accolades about their music and how it added such a wonderfully special element to our day. We cannot say enough amazing things about them and highly recommend them to anyone thinking of using live musicians for their occasion.
- Michelle, January 2014, The Merion, Cinnaminson, NJ
My family LOVED the music provided by Jaclyn and her harpist associate! They're repertoire was excellent, and very well executed. They both had a very good sense of pace and kept everything flowing beautifully! the music was as good as anyone could wish for. I have very picky family members that are extremely accomplished musicians.
- Sheila, April 2013, Ewing, NJ
Jaclyn's trio of cello, flute, and violin, performed for my ceremony and cocktail hour at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and I could not have been happier. Their music was the perfect touch - it added an element of elegance and class. Jaclyn was extremely easy to work with, very flexible and she offered great suggestions.
- Chrissie, August 2012, PA Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Flute & Harp Ensemble
Everything was amazing, when is your own wedding is difficult to remember everything that happen because is so fast. But i remember very well when the music play while i walk down the isle.. Just Perfect. Thank you very much.- Dalila A., Sept 2011, Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, NJ
Cello & Piano Ensemble
Thank you for being so flexible and independent. i truly appreciate it. You showed up and did your thing and not once did i stress about "the musicians." You were quick to respond and very detail oriented. Being a bride that planned her own wedding, your communication and cooperation were priceless.- Bride, May 2011, The Chestnut Club, Philadelphia, PA
Jaclyn's solo flute performances absolutely MADE my wedding. I am a flutist myself, and was very impressed that she played wonderfully before, during and after the ceremony, which is even more than we had arranged prior. We let her play whatever she pleased, and her mix of Jazz and Classical was absolutely perfect.- JG & MC, September 2011, Erini Restaurant & Bar, Ewing, NJ
Studio Flute Recording
I know I said it before, but I was very pleased with the job you did on the instrumental - in fact, I think it was great. You are obviously a professional and your willingness to create multiple takes reinforces this fact. You are also very attuned to what people are asking - I had mentioned how I was looking for a flute part with kind of a moody, thoughtful feel to it and that is exactly what you provided. Thank you again, Jaclyn.- Jamison, August 2011, Ardmore, PA
Flute, Mandolin & Upright Bass Trio
Jaclyn organized the music for our wedding ceremony and her creativity and efforts made it better than we had imagined. I was living about four hours from the location of our wedding so I didn’t meet Jaclyn until after the ceremony. This didn’t matter at all because she was highly responsive and worked very diligently on planning our event. She found and contracted with musicians to play the instruments that we requested and planned an hour of music that left our guests asking how we were able to plan something so perfect from so far away. Jaclyn quickly located an available musician to play the instrument that we requested (mandolin) to be played along with her beautiful flute. She worked with me via email to specifically define the music for the ceremony. Jaclyn shared her knowledge of music with us and she suggested songs for different parts of the ceremony based on the “mood” that we described via email. I imagine that couldn’t have been easy but she nailed it! After practicing with the mandolin player, she let me know that perhaps an upright bass would round out the sound. In the end, she was absolutely right about this and we were so glad that she found an upright bass player to join their combo. The three musicians made such beautiful music on the beach for us on September 17, 2011. In the end it was as she described but also professional, elegant, entertaining and they looked great in pictures. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Jaclyn and my husband and I really appreciate her willingness to help us to define the sound of our ceremony. Truthfully, Jaclyn did most of the work for us. She sent us song suggestions and links to songs for us to consider. She also arranged for a microphone and amplification for our ceremony and when the venue failed to deliver power, she worked diligently before the ceremony to set it up. I didn’t even know that there was a problem until after the ceremony because it was perfect by the time I walked down the aisle. I recommend Jaclyn without reservation as an artist and especially as a kind, responsive, experienced and well-connected musician who will make your event beautiful.- Maria & Andy, Sept 2011, Ocean Place Resort, Long Branch, NJ
The River at Rider University
is an excellent performer and has a very good sense of improvisation,
harmony and music theory. She can sing back-up vocals well and a great
deal of instruments based on her knowledge of music. On top of that, she
is professional, fun to work with and full of enthusiasm.
Flute, Violin & Harp Trio
Jaclyn and her team were so great! I was hesitant to go with someone I had never met/heard before, but once I spoke to Jaclyn, I knew I would be able to trust her. I listened to her music online but it does not compare to her in person- she is amazing! Everyone at the wedding enjoyed the music and they were spot on with timing. It was amazing considering there was no rehearsal and everything went so smoothly. I would definitely recommend working with Jaclyn and her team. So beautiful!- Soolin C., Sept 2011, The Hyatt Regency, Philadelphia, PA
-Jaclyn, October 2016, Orlando, FL
- Courtney, November 2015, Rockledge, FL
Flute, Violin & Cello Trio
We booked a classical trio through her for our ceremony, which was from 11:30am till noon. The trio arrived around 10:30 am for set up and was ready to start playing by the time people started arriving around 11am. We wanted classical music played during our ceremony and asked for a specific piece to be played as our recessional song. The trio had never performed it before but were eager to learn and they did a phenomenal job!
We received wonderful feedback and complements from our guests regarding the music and they loved our quirky, personal touch that we chose as the recessional song! I am so very glad that we chose Jaclyn and would highly recommend her to everyone!!! These people are professional, prompt, and so very nice! What more can you ask for!
- Bride, September 2015, The Park Savoy, Florham Park NJ
My husband and I could not be more pleased with our experience working with Jaclyn Duncan Music. When we were first looking for a string ensemble to provide music at our wedding ceremony, we noticed the great reviews Jaclyn Duncan Music had received, the beautiful samples of music on their website, and their extensive repertoire. It was already an easy choice, but we were confident we were making the right decision as soon as we were in communication with Jaclyn. From the moment we first contacted her, up until our wedding many months later, Jaclyn was always responsive, flexible, and thorough.
My husband and I had some particular requests for songs we were interested in having played at our ceremony, and Jaclyn was very accommodating to our requests. With one song, she wasn’t sure if they had the music for it, but took the time to look through all of their sheet music to find it so we wouldn’t have to pay an additional cost. For another song, we had a particular arrangement in mind that differed from the one they were used to playing, and the musicians took the time to learn the arrangement we requested.
The music at our ceremony was gorgeous – we used a string trio and they played beautifully. They clearly had ample prelude music prepared which was appreciated, especially as our ceremony unexpectedly had to begin late due to a delayed shuttle bus. Our ceremony was so meaningful to us, and a large part of that was due to the beautiful music provided by Jaclyn Duncan Music. We give them our highest recommendation.
-Elizabeth, October 2015, Maplewood, NJ
Violin, Cello & Harp Trio
Our ceremony music was beautiful and we could not have asked for anything more - everyone complimented what an elegant touch it added to the wedding and Jaclyn was so easy to work with. I had an odd request for one of the songs we wanted to play and they were extremely accommodating and responded very quickly to us. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
-Chrissie, July 2014, Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank, NJ
Guitar, Bass, Drums Jazz Trio
Jaclyn is, in a word, awesome. She did our ceremony music (harp and cello) and our cocktail music (a jazz trio). She is by far one of the more reasonable musicians in the Philadelphia area, and her quality of service and performance is impeccable. I received so many compliments on the ceremony music and cocktail hour music. I'm really just so thrilled with her and her musicians.
-Lynda, May 2013, Sofitel, Philadelphia, PA
Violin & Cello Duo
- Elyse, June 2013, Long Branch, NJ
Flute, Violin & Harp Trio
We highly recommend Jaclyn Duncan Music & Company for your wedding ceremony or event. We had Jaclyn and Alison play the flute and violin for our wedding ceremony. Not only did they take the time to coordinate with the organist at our Church but they did an amazing job throughout our ceremony - from the instrumental music to the processionals and ceremony music. They both play beautifully and our clearly experienced professionals. We highly recommend them to our family and friends and would not think twice about using them for a future event!- Bride, September 2012, Drexel Hill, PA
Awesome company! Jaclyn was very helpful in providing me with a fabulous ceremony violinist and selecting songs! Was a pleasure to work with!- Jennifer, March 2012, Linwood Country Club, Linwood, NJ
Violin, Piano & Cello Trio
Jaclyn played as a Classical Trio at a recent wedding I coordinated and their music was breathtaking! Despite major timeline issues - they pulled it off with ease, precision and added an aura of calmness that we all very much appreciated...Thank you for giving us all goosebumps throughout the ceremony.- The Party Gods, December 2011
Flute Accompaniment for Vocal/Piano Duo
WHAT a superb layer of musical whimsy and beauty you created up on stage. WOW. LOVED what you did and I'd never seen the finale glued all together until it was in front of the audience and as you were playing for everyone and then 'Come Home', I thought what a talented lady you are. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Dan's and my girl's pieces, EXTRA great because of you. In a heartbeat, I'd hire you again and am already starting to think of the next event date. Be well and know that I appreciate all the years of training that you put into your craft.- Rose Kleinberg, RK Productions, Nov 2011, Millstone Performing Arts Center, Millstone Twp, NJ
Impressed and would definitely hire JD again for future events. Great response time, talented, professional, and pleasant on top of it! Will also make recommendation to others. A very good experience!- I-sha, October, 2011, Lansdowne, PA
Young At Heart Productions Lunch Theater
I am extremely pleased with Jaclyn's services. She is easy to work with
and adds good insights to the musicality of our performance. I intend to
use her on an ongoing basis. I would definitely recommend her to anyone
seeking an excellent piano accompanist and/or an excellent flutist.
- Chip G. , December 2010, Hamilton, NJ
Violin & Piano Ensemble
had the pleasure of hearing you at a wedding recently. Your performance added so much to the ceremony. The pieces were
well-selected, well-timed and well-played. The music was absolutely
beautiful and the playing seemed effortless. You are a talented duo!
- Beth Y. , October 2010, North Brunswick, NJ
Flute & Harp Ensemble
Jaclyn and harpist Jessica Frost played for our August wedding - the
ceremony and cocktail hour. She was very easy to work with and we
communicated everything very well. The music was
beautiful and she has a large repertoire, so it wasn't an issue finding
music for the ceremony and cocktail hour. I'd recommend Jaclyn for your
live music needs.
-Julie N. , August 2011, Whitehall Manor, Bluemont, VA