For the past FIVE years, New York City Swing has been volunteering their musical talents. Several times a year, they've energized and brightened the day for the young patients of Schneider Children’s Hospital.
Dear Mr. DeQuattro and New York City Swing:
Once again, thank you for making our summer barbecue such a pleasure. Your presence there helped to make the afternoon one of fun and enjoyment. Having some of the children play your drums was wonderful.
The expressions on their faces and their enjoyment of the music I’m sure created lasting memories for the patients and their families.
We are looking forward to hearing you play again at one of our upcoming parties. Thank you again for a wonderful afternoon.
Sincerely, Steffi Schopick
Special Events Coordinator
Child Life Program
HEISMAN TROPHY GALA
New York City Swing has performed for the Heisman Trophy Award Dinners for the past 11 years including the 2012 ceremony honoring Johnny Manziel and we'll be there for 2013.
YOU GUYS WERE AWESOME!
A little late, but sincere thank you for all that you did to make our 68th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Awards Weekend such a success.
Thanks to New York City Swing we are still receiving rave reviews from our guests.
It is a joy to work with such professional and dedicated people as you, and your multi-talented band. Please extend our thanks and appreciation to all of the members that were involved with our event.
I will call you soon with our dates for next year. We definitely want New York Swing for our 69th Annual Heisman.
Best wishes for the New Year!
Heisman Dinner Coordinator
February 23, 2014
Thank you soooo... much for everything--the band's great sound and your horn solos for Uncle Lenny. Someone said they saw a tear in his eye as he listened. You must have really touched his heart. And as you saw, my sister and I really enjoyed dancing to your music.
'Till we meet again, love and keep the music playing :-)
December 31, 2013
David and I cannot thank you enough for providing us with the best possible music of any wedding we have been to. We had the most amazing night of our lives and that was made in large part by you and your band bringing it the ENTIRE night. The energy was perfect, you really played to the crowd and we are still overwhelmed by the level of talent and professionalism from everyone at Uptown Swing. All of our family and friends are still amazed by you guys and have been asking "Where did you find this band?!?!" We will provide endless referrals, forever, AND god willing you are still around at the time of our children's bat mitzvah's we'll be booking you- HA!
Thank you again for everything. We couldn't be happier with our decision to book you immediately after that showcase. You were the first and only band we considered.
Lots of love,
Taylor and David
December 7, 2013
Hope you are well and had a wonderful and prosperous holiday season. This is late, but I wanted to send a huge thanks to you and your amazing team.
You guys did such a great job for us at the Member Christmas Party and the Employee Party and we really do appreciate it! There was nothing but 100% positive feedback for both events. Members said it was the best party in 50+ years and NYC Swing played a part in that.
Once I find out the date for next year’s Member Christmas Party, I’ll give you a call to lock down NYC Swing.
Looking forward to having some fun in 2014!
Private Event Manager
Wee Burn Country Club
November 23, 2013
Thank you SO much for your amazing talent! Our wedding was incredible and NYC Swing kept the dance floor PACKED the entire night of our wedding. You are by far the best band I have ever heard and I am not biased – everyone at our wedding has told us that. They are STILL talking about you guys. Guests were even taking video of the band. You are professional, extremely talented and SO MUCH FUN! Thanks again for everything!
Hillary and Aharon
November 9, 2013
The band at our wedding was absolutely amazing.
I was hesitant to book a large band because I didn't see the value it would bring compared to a smaller 5-7 piece group. I approached this process knowing that a DJ would be fine, but if you want to have a more memorable wedding, a live band is best and a 5-7 piece group would be a nice touch. The group that we had was above and beyond much better than "a nice touch". Next to the food (which Seasons is known for) everyone raved about the band.
I will tell you people danced who I never would have thought would, the music was amazing and the way Dore MC'ed, the night was flawless. If you have any couples (or grooms) who are on the fence about moving from a DJ or smaller piece band to a larger one, please feel free to use me as a reference. I would certainly do it the same way again if I could and it was well worth the money.
Thanks again for a fantastic party.
Karlie and Nick
October 26, 2013
Uptown Swing was AMAZING!!!!!!! They were on fire – the dance floor was packed from the first set to the last. Our meeting with Mick was wonderful. He listened to our likes and dislikes and the song list reflected that. I can’t wait to write a glowing review on Facebook and WeddingWire for you!
Thank you for a wonderful night and an overall exceptional experience!
Nora and Dave
October 26, 0213
We wanted to reach out to say a huge THANK YOU for helping make our wedding celebration a huge success. The music was FABULOUS and you kept the dance floor jammin' all night long. It was the perfect mix of mellow moments & fabulous dance moments. We've heard so many compliments and feedback on how "awesome" the band was.
We agree!!! Thank you!!
Sara & Randy
October 26, 2013
We couldn't have been more thrilled! Big City Swing was sensational!!! Everyone has been commenting on what a fabulous party it was! Thank you so much!!!
Cathy L. for Kelly and Devon
October 19, 2013
My husband and I were not easy when it came to the music for our wedding. We each had some very specific requests for certain songs--whether it was walking down the aisle, dancing with our mother or father or entering the reception. We also made it clear that all generations needed to be represented when it came to the songs played. Not only did Phil come to our apartment and listen to all our 'requirements', he respected them completely. He even checked in on us a few days before, just to make sure we were doing alright! In the end, the music perfectly represented the party we hoped to throw except...it far exceeded our expectations.
Phil and his band-mateswere amazing. They played and sang non-stop. They looked like they were having a great time, which really meant that all of our guests could let loose and have an incredible time. Our dance floor was packed. Everyone that we have spoken with in the month since has said that our band was above and beyond incredible. So many have commented that they have never before encountered a band as great as ours and they had the most wonderful time dancing and listening to the music. From start to finish, Big City Swing was the best decision we made when it came to planning our wedding. Thank you SO much!
Julie & Brandon
September 10, 2013
I hate the word "Awesome" but there is no better word to describe your performance the other night. This was an adult party for our 50th wedding anniversary and your team was what made it work.
We have had dozens of calls from attendees and everyone commented on how great the music was. People who have not danced in years got up on the floor and couldn't sit down. You picked up on the songbook suggestions we sent you, augmented it with some great performances and responded to requests with each piece sounding great. Roz Brown is an unbelievably great talent and Dore is the life of the group. Every musician was first class. Our party planner who had suggested New York City Swing to us was a guest at the party and she was relieved and as impressed as the rest of us. The coordination with the hotel staff was terrific. This was an event to remember. Not sure about the second coming of our 50th but we certainly hope to use your group in the future and to suggest them to others. Thanks for an awesome evening.
Donna and Malcolm
September 1, 2013
Dore and Tim- Thanks so much for making my wedding a huge success! I absolutely loved working with you guys during every step of the planning process, and wow, you really delivered. Roz absolutely nailed our first dance song, which is a very difficult song to perform. I love her for that. Nikki and Roz were such a powerful female duo for all of my favorite songs, DreDre performed the heck out of Billy Jean and Jimi and Tim covered many decades of music with ease and skill. The musicians were fantastic and kept their energy up all night long. The dance floor was always packed. I can't say enough wonderful things about you guys. Guests walked up to me all night long and raved about you and I told them all that the very top criteria for my entire wedding was to book NYC Swing! It really was and I am so grateful that I did. I will definitely be bringing you guys business since all of my guests are still talking about you weeks later...one bridesmaid said that when she gets engaged, the one thing she knows she's going to do is book you. I'll miss working with you guys!
Melissa and Craig