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Praise 2017-01-09T21:43:32+00:00

Jonathan Blaak was incredibly professional and responsive from the initial email. We hired them to play at our wedding and they were completely self sufficient, arriving early, doing all the set up and starting their set without me having to worry about it. They are all talented musicians and provided the perfect classic jazz feel we wanted throughout dinner.

Additionally, they were incredibly accommodating, agreeing to stay and play for an extra hour after things ran long and we got behind schedule. Highly recommend this group for any function – huge thanks guys !!

Simran C, Wedding

The trio was very accommodating and highly skilled. They were early to the event for a timely setup, and took the time slot into their own hands on time without us having to worry. The music was high class and instruments sounded great. If I ever have another event or request from someone, this trio is who I will call.

Daniel B, Private party

I had decided to throw a last minute surprise birthday party for my wife, and the last edition was background music. But Jonathan was very quick to book me in. I appreciate it very much the ability to have everything settled last minute. the trio was outstanding, we received many compliments. 5 stars, thanks again!

Bob J, Private Party

I had southbound soul for my girlfriend’s 50th birthday party. These guys were nothing short of spectacular. Extremely high caliber musicianship and range in their sets. We love to dance, they were so much fun. They were also very easy to deal with. We booked the event quick, they answered all our questions, easy going communication. They dressed sharp, arrived on time, and partied hard! We already made plans to have them back in June!!

Dan B, Birthday Party

When we were planning our wedding, my husband and I knew that we wanted to focus on two things: good food and great music. For the food we chose Queen’s Landing in Niagara-on-the-lake. For great music we turned to Jonathan Blaak and his band. Being an afternoon luncheon wedding, we wanted something a little “low key”, elegant to fit the venue, but also fun and lively when appropriate. Jonathan and the band exceeded all of our expectations. Many of our guests commented throughout the afternoon on how much they were enjoying the music (many of whom didn’t even consider themselves to be jazz fans). I threw a last minute curveball at the band, asking if they would accompany me while I sang a song to my husband. No problem! They were happy to accommodate. Again, a fabulous day, and a fabulous band. I would highly recommend them.

Sue Y, Wedding

Jonathan provided his jazz trio for our company’s 20th anniversary dinner we threw for our clients. He was very quick to respond and aided me with all my questions. I was impressed with the musician’s professional demeanour, showing up on time to load in, accommodating the flow of our schedule, and of course their excellent music performed at an appropriate level. Our clients loved it. We’re looking forward to having them back for our holiday party this year! Thanks again, Jonathan.

Sarah M, Corporate Function

Couldn’t be happier with Jonathan and his trio, and highly recommend them to future brides. We had his jazz trio perform for our cocktail hour and dinner, and then had a singer join him for the reception. He was extremely accommodating throughout. They took our requests, actively engaged the crowd, kept everyone on their feet! Dressed in proper attire. Very quick and friendly email response, made planning the entertainment a breeze. Thanks again Jonathan!

Cassandra W, Wedding

Southbound Soul set the perfect tone for our wedding. Their range of genres was outstanding. It was like having 4 or 5 different bands, … From the jazz standards and background music during cocktails and dinner, to the touchingly beautiful songs for the ceremony and finally through fun and crowd-pleasing dance numbers – they were charming, professional and extremely talented. All our guests were captivated by Lauren’s warm personality and her outstanding vocals. They helped us create the perfect blend of sophisticated and fun wedding
The band was punctual, Jonathan was always quick to reply to my emails and was very
accommodating to our requests They were just amazing. I highly, highly recommend them!

Lori B, Wedding

Jonathan was very helpful from the beginning of the booking process right through the end. He responded in a timely manner to all communication via E-mail and provided us with a song list in advance. The price was reasonable, we hired a quartet including singer who was fabulous! They were dressed professionally and took our event to the next level. I would highly recommend Jonathan and his band. Thanks again guys! We look forward to booking more events in the future with you as part of them.

Keisha G, Hilton Hotels

My husband and I hired The Jonathan Blaak Group for our wedding this past weekend and it was the best decision we could have made in terms of music! Jonathan was extremely professional, always quick to respond, and he went above and beyond our expectation to ensure that we got what we wanted. We had a string duo and a jazz trio played at our wedding, and both groups were amazing and talented musicians. Our guests gushed over the music! Our wedding ran behind schedule, and the musicians were very considerate and stayed for much longer than I had requested them to! In addition, we also requested the bass player to play a song with our cousins, and he was also incredibly amazing and practiced with our cousins many times before the wedding day! We could not have been luckier to have hired The Jonathan Blaak Group – they are the best!

Angel L, Wedding

I would love to recommend Jonathan’s band! I had never hired a band before and was a nervous wreck about them being too loud or the kind of material being appropriate. They were AMAZING!! I was in email correspondence with Jonathan just about every day, he was very patient with me and easy to get a hold of. The guitar player accompanied my best friend who sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” which went beautifully. Thanks for putting up with my hassel and playing a great show for my mom šŸ˜› 5 stars

Sarah H, Wedding

The four person band gave a wonderfully exceptional performance throughout the evening. Lauren’s voice is extraordinary and the band provided a very unique combination of soul, jazz and pop. Their creative sounds certainly left event attendees and staff in awe and requesting more. We would 110% welcome them back for future events and would strongly recommend this young talent for any corporate events and weddings. Thank you again!

Madalena P, Hornblower Niagara Cruises