Dear Jon Letters

The excerpts below are from just a few of the many letters we’ve received from happy clients: 

Hi Jon,

Thank you for Saturday night!! People are raving and I’ve been asked twice already about your band. It was really a fabulous evening for McCarter. Thank you for being a part of it.

 I’m sure we will be in touch once we start planning next year’s gala!



Hi Jon, 

We cannot thank you enough for the excellent job you and the rest of the band did at the reception. All of our guests were impressed and I was continually asked for the name of the band. Your rendition of Everlong was perfect, and Tupelo Honey and My Wish were very well done. Of course everyone enjoyed the ska break and 80's songs at the end as well. Also I have to mention that the guitar work for the beginning of Kickstart My Heart was on point - getting that guitar was clearly worth it. 

It was a pleasure getting to know you as well, and we will definitely be recommending you to any of our friends and family planning weddings/events in the area. You were very easy to work with and helped take the stress out of the entertainment planning process. Thanks again! 

Ryan and Aly 


Bill and I can't thank you and your band enough for playing at our wedding! Our guests loved your music and so many of them asked for your name and contact information, so I'm sure you will be getting calls about future events! Your band was so personable, professional, and fun at the same time! We hope we have events in our future that we'll be able to have you play at again. 

If you need any references, please let us know and we'd be more than happy to write/speak to any of your future clients! 

Thanks again for everything! 

Meghan and Bill 

Jon and Band,

We want to thank your band so much for playing at our wedding! It was easily the best day of our lives and we feel so lucky that we had your band as a part of it! You were amazing and we received so many compliments on your music!!

Thanks again, 

Meghan and Bill

Dear Jon and the band,

We can't thank you enough for the amazing job you did at our wedding! We had the best time dancing with our guests! We really appreciate the time you spent with us to make our wedding day perfect!

Nicole and Jason


I'm sure you hear this all the time, but you were playing to a room full of both musicians and lovers of music who know the difference, and Nicole and I know that the caliber of our wedding was measured purely by the talent and the performance of you and your band. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

Jon & Nicole 

Hi Jon, 
I just wanted to thank you again for creating such a fun and enjoyable environment at our wedding. Our guests are still talking about how much they loved the music. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and thanks again for making our day even more memorable! 

Katie and Mark 

Thanks for a wonderful evening. So many people asked about the orchestra,they were so delighted and enchanted with such wonderful music throughout the evening. Your range is wide and style impeccable. THANKS SO MUCH!! 

Karen A. Simmons, President/CEO 

Dear Jon, 

Will, myself, and my entire family just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for the amazing time last weekend. You and your entire crew were phenomenal - we could not have imagined a better time! From the adding of last minute details like introducing my Grandma, to playing 'The Show Goes On' for Will, you listened to every word we said and made us feel like we were the only ones in the world! 

I cannot even begin to tell you how many people have complemented us on the "amazing band" and wondered where we found you! No one has ever seen the dance floor full like that, which was exactly what we wanted! Rest assured, we will be recommending you to anyone and everyone (in fact, I have already recommended you to a friend who just got engaged)! 
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I cannot wait until we have another event to have you play for! 

Sarah and Will and the Yarnall Family 

Dear Jon, 

We just got home from our honeymoon and finally have the chance to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU (to you and the band!) for making the perfect wedding reception to help us celebrate the perfect day! To say you were easy to work with would be the understatement of the century. You went above and beyond our wildest expectations -- you responded promptly to our e-mails, you learned special songs for our dances, you drove in rush hour traffic (not once, but twice!) to meet with our parents and us, and you had no problem whatsoever with making a last-minute announcement about my brother's dance with my mom. From day one, we felt that you were "on the same page" with us and understood the type of party we were after. You were the perfect combination of professionalism and warmth, and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect person to work with for such a special event. Your personal attention to detail and enthusiasm shine when you're in front of the band, doing what you so clearly love. We've lost count of the number of compliments we've gotten on "that AMAZING band!" from our guests, but take our word for it -- it's just about all of our 105 guests! You kept the dance floor packed all night long, and we know we won't be the only ones talking about the Jon Lewis Orchestra for some time to come. Please pass on our thanks to each of the members of the band -- in all the craziness, we didn't get to thank them personally, but everyone did a fantastic job and we really appreciate it. The songs you played will allow us to re-live our special night each time we hear them on the radio. Please feel free to pass our contact information on to anyone who needs a recommendation -- it's the least we could do to spread the word about you and the band! We really can't thank you enough! 

Chris and Caitlin 


Just wanted to say thank you so much for all the hard work you put into our wedding day. The band was amazing! We received soo many compliments. I can't thank you enough! 

Thanks again for everything! 

Jenna and Seth 


This email is much delayed, but I wanted to send you and the band a quick thank you from both Ben and me for the wonderful music you provided at our September 26 wedding at Radnor Hunt. From the special intro song, to our first dance, your rendition of "One Love" for the last dance, and everything in between, you really kept us and our guests moving all night. We got so many comments from friends about how great the music and band was at the wedding. Your personal attention and clear passion for what you do really made a difference. Thank you again for making the night memorable! 


Kate & Ben E. 

Dear Jon Lewis Orchestra, 

Thank you so much for a terrific evening & for keeping everyone dancing throughout the reception! We couldn't have been happier when we learned that you were available for our wedding, and we plan on making sure that our friends know how great the Jon lewis Orchestra is! 

Thanks again! 
Clarisa and Dan K., 


Thank you so much for all you did to make our celebration most special. It's great to be working with you again! You're the absolute best! 

Diane & Pete 

Dear Jon, 

Thank YOU so much, Jon. You and the band were absolutely fantastic!! I'm only sorry we didn't have a chance to thank you and all the members of your band personally. Please express our deepest appreciation to your fabulous band. You were all truly extraordinary, and we are deeply grateful. (My mother also thought you were so great!!) We totally understand about your evening engagement, and only thank you for accommodating our (unfortunate) late arrival. (The service ended late, and then the bus which was to drive the kids never showed up, so I had to find rides for all the boys!) Thank you for such a beautiful and memorable day. We can't wait to see the video to relive it!! 

Leslie S., 

Dear Jon, 

It has taken us a week to recuperate from so much fun and great music!! Gib and i so enjoyed ourselves and we truly had a blast watching everyone having such a good time. Please thank everyone. You and they made it such a special time. 

Marian and Gib M. 

Dear Jon, 

Thank you so much for all that you did at the was a blast! Everything I had imagined and more : ) 

Annie & Buzz 

Hi Jon!! 

I can't believe it took me another 6 weeks to get back to you. I'm sure you've played another 10 or 15 weddings since then, but our big day feels like it could have been yesterday. You and your orchestra really made the evening! It was wonderful to see everyone out on the dance floor all night. Folks told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and I give a large chunk of that credit to you! On top of all that, Glen and I had an awesome time too. 

I hope your summer was wonderful and that you got a little break from the guitar playing for a vacation because we're spreading the word about to keep you busy. ;-) Let me know if I could write a more formal letter of recommendation for your files. 

All the best, 

Dear Jon, 

This is a very belated THANK YOU for orchestrating (HAH) such a wonderful wedding for Alyson and Glen on June 21st. Everything you provided and did for us made for "the nicest wedding I've ever attended". And "the band made the party." The quotes are from many of our guests. We all agree. 

You couldn't have been more kind, patient or professional. 
Kudos to you and your band! Our appreciation for all you did for us has only increased with time. 

Thank you again and again, 

Colleen Liedy 

Dear Jon, 
Thank you so much for your kind email and Janet and I, Marcy and Daryl, were so happy to have your group perform at the wedding of our children. You “rocked” the house and all of our friends complimented us on having the “greatest” band! 
Thanks for everything and making this day so special for both the Aarons and Winterstein families. 

Warmest regards, 
Bobby Winterstein 

Hi, Jon! 

Thanks so much, you were all great. I hope we didn't look too silly dancing to Somethin Stupid! You played it very well. Thanks again for everything! All of the guests have told us what an incredible band and combo of music we had, so we were very pleased. 

All the best to you and the band. I wish you continued success as well. 

Dear Jon Lewis Orchestra, 
Thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding reception such a lovely and memorable 
experience. You are an extremely talented and enthusiastic orchestra. From our first dance to 
"Forever Young" to "Lovely Day" to "Rocky", everyone enjoyed the diversity of your music. And 
your kindness is truly appreciated. 
Thanks again for everything. 
Portia and Ed F.,
Dear Jon, 

We had an AMAAZZZING time at the wedding dancing to your music, and we can't thank you enough! So many of my guests told me how much the enjoyed the music. Thank you also for playing all the music we requested, including our special requests. That meant so much! You did such a wonderful job, and I will certainly be recommending you to my friends. 

Francesca & Greg, 

Thank you, Jon, for once again making the day so special. 

Joy G., 

Dear Jon: 

Thank you for a wonderful evening! Everyone was raving about the music and yes you nailed the Michael Buble songs. Thank you! It was a pleasure working with you. All the Best. 

Joan C.
Dear Jon: 

Thank you, again, for just a sensational evening of music. I 
cannot tell you how many people told me how wonderful you sounded, including 
some pretty tough critics (my wife's relatives) who said that 
you were better than orchestras in New York. You were an integral part 
in making the evening so much fun and so special. Thank you so much. 

I hope that you are having a great Christmas and wish you and your family a 
happy and healthy 2008. I look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards, 


Hi Jon, 

Thank you SO much for making our wedding so memorable. You were all so amazing. Everyone is still talking about the fabulous band at our wedding. I truly appreciate you making our day so wonderful! I will hopefully talk to you soon! 

Trisha & Rob

Thank you for a wonderful evening. We were so pleased with you and the band, and ecstatic that you were able to work in all of our special requests! Long Road was amazing and Pat really appreciated you guys playing it on such short notice. Everyone had a great time dancing! 

You are number one on our recommendation list. 

Thanks again for everything. 

Rachel and Pat

Hi, Jon! 

Thank you so much for everything! You guys did such a fantastic job at our wedding! Everyone was raving about how great the band was and kept asking my mom how we found you. Also, thank you so much for the wonderful job you did learning and performing our wedding song! We were absolutely thrilled with everything. We will keep in touch and will definitely recommend you guys to anyone looking for a band. Hope to see you again soon! Have a wonderful summer! 


. . . and the Chicago tunes absolutely made the show! Thanks again. 


Janine and Jon
Dear Jon, 

I just got your note - thank you. You and the band did a fabulous job. Your music put the finishing touch on my daughter's wedding. It was like a perfectly scored movie. I appreciate that you listened to us at both meetings and "got it." You will be first on my list for any event like this in the future. 


Joy G. 


Thank you so much - it was a great night. Every guest I 
have spoken with was asking about you. You guys really did a fabulous job. Thank you for everything. 

Andrew Aspen 

Dear Jon, 

It has been nearly two months since The Jon Lewis Orchestra played at my daughter Mackenzie's wedding reception at the Down Town Club in Philadelphia. So many of our friends and family members have raved about the band and about how much fun they had dancing that evening. We were such a diverse group, and your band was able to play something for everyone. 

When Mackenzie and her new husband Stefano remember the reception, they talk about the wonderful music, from the cocktail hour jazz to the Tarantella to the great dance tunes. Apparently a couple of our friends took some videos of the affair, and as we view them it is obvious from the empty chairs that just about everyone was up dancing, even Mackenzie's 82-year-old grandmother. 

Please thank all the band members for us. I meant to thank them the night of the party, but, of course, so much was going on and I forgot. And thank you, Jon, for making it easy for me. Because I was the designated wedding planner, I was grateful for your professionalism and all your hard work. You made it easy for me. 

Thanks again, 

Kathy Smith 

Happy Holidays! We thoroughly enjoyed your band's performance on the 16th!!! So much so, that we'd like to book you for our party NEXT year! 
Thank you again, 

Karen J. Hyde 
Executive Director 
MacElree Harvey, Ltd. 

Dear Jon, 
The party was very nice and your band made it extra special, thank you. The music was great! 
Happy Holidays, 
Kelly Sklodowsi 
Ulticom, Inc. 


What a wonderful night we had! The music was perfect from beginning to end. Every member of your orchestra was spectacular and memorable, and your performance of the Eric Clapton song that Lauren and Kevin danced to was superb. I had many, many people either ask me about the orchestra and how I found them or comment on how wonderful your group's performance was. Tracy Dougherty, the bride whose wedding you performed at a number of years ago, even came up to me and said, "I forgot how great they were. This band is awesome!" I'm sure your name and praise of your performance will be spread through word of mouth by many of my guests and, as ours was the first of many weddings that will occur in the next few years in our circle of family and friends, your spectacular performance will certainly make your orchestra highly sought after. 

If you ever have need of a personal recommendation please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to speak to anyone on the phone or to write a letter recommending you and your orchestra. Honestly, your performance made the party. I have never seen so many age groups dancing together for an entire evening nor so many people so constantly engaged in the music. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you. 
Donna and Carl Groon 
Wildwood Crest NJ 

Hi Jon, 
We just want to send a note to you to thank you for your band's work at our wedding. We have had so many compliments about the quality of the music that night. You and your band were extraordinary. We had a great time, in large part due to you. We also want to thank you for your rendition of My Heart Stood Still. It was perfect for our first dance. Please let us know if you ever need any references. And Lan still has two more unmarried siblings so you may be hearing from us sooner than you think. 
Hope all is well. 
Lan and Henry

Thank you for making Chris and my 25th Anniversary so special. You guys were great! People are still talking about "the band & the food". You are a pleasure to deal with. Please thank the rest of your orchestra for their participation in this very special event. I know we will be utilizing your talents again in the future. 

Rick & Chris 
PS You performed "our song" so well I still get goose bumps thinking about it. 

Dear Jon, 
Thank YOU so much! You guys were fantastic, everyone raved about the music. We were watching the video and it is amazing to see how packed the dance floor was all night. We could not have asked for a better night, everything was so wonderful. We loved the music at the cocktail hour, the dinner music - everything was perfect. I will send you some pics when I get the link from the photographer. Thanks again! 
Colleen and Kevin, April, 2006 

Dear Jon, 
We wanted to formally thank you for making our wedding day (1-6-06) memorable for us and our guests. We had such a great time and people continue to talk about how great the party was. Thank you for making our wedding an event to remember! 

Best Wishes, 

Stacy and Brad

Dear Jon, 

Thank you so very much for the great music at our wedding 12/10/05. All of our guests loved the music too – I am so glad people were dancing! We really appreciate that you acknowledge the taste of your clients and we really felt like the music reflected our taste – we are extremely grateful! 

Best Wishes, 

Kathleen and Les

Dear Jon, 

I hope you are going well. I am writing to thank you and the rest of the Jon Lewis Orchestra for giving such an outstanding performance at our wedding. Henry and I were thrilled with the music, and we’ve received countless compliments on our band selection. Our reception was so much fun, in large part because of the wonderful tunes! Thanks again – we couldn’t have been happier. 

All the best, 

Sarah and Henry

Hi Jon, 

We just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful job you and the group did at our wedding. You were awesome! We just got our video in the mail, and all the music is coming back to us! THANK YOU!! 

John and Helen


I can’t thank you enough for making my wedding day so special. A great band is the difference in my opinion between having a good wedding and having an awesome wedding. Jason and I had an awesome wedding! Everyone danced all night and had a great time. We were so lucky to have you and your band perform for us. The music was really exceptional and we couldn’t have had such a great time without you. Thank you again! 

Cherie and Jason

Hi Jon! 

Jeff and I want to thank you for the tremendous entertainment your band provided during our wedding reception. After my sister’s wedding, we just knew that we had to have you! We had so much fun dancing to your music and so did our guests! So many people were just raving about you guys and still do! You have a fantastic group….very friendly and musically wonderful! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you again! 

Fondly yours, 


Hi Jon, 

You and your band really made the night! Everyone is STILL talking about how great the music was and how much fun & energy you all brought to everything. In all the weddings I’ve been to, I’ve never seen so many people fill up the dance floor so early in the night (even before the salads came out!)! 

Rebecca & Jim

Dear Jon, 

I've been trying for 6 weeks now to figure out how to express our gratitude to you. I still don't know exactly how. 

All I can say is that we had the best day of our lives at the Union league on January 8th, and feel that this is largely because of you and your band. Everyone commented on how great the music was, how professional you all were, and how you truly orchestrated a magnificent party. Many people told us it was the best party / wedding they've ever been to. I totally agree! 

I honestly didn't imagine a wedding as great as ours was. But you made it perfect. We are truly grateful, will continue to spread your name (as all of our guests are also doing), and will be sure to hire you again for any future parties. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, 

Laura Lee and Stephen

Dear Jon, 

Thank you for the music!.......From the ceremony reflecting our heritage to the special dances, we loved it all! Thank you for going out of your way to learn new songs just for our special day. You and your group kept the party going all night long and I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews from all of our guests! Keep in touch and remember that my sister is now engaged! 

Jennifer and Joe

Dear Jon (and the rest of the Jon Lewis Orchestra), 

Thank you so much for making our wedding reception so special. We are so glad we chose you as our band! The trio gave our cocktail hour wonderful atmosphere, and all of our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves on the dance floor. I’ve never seen a dance floor so crowded in all of the weddings I’ve been to (or so consistently crowded at that!) The music selections flowed seamlessly and many told us it was the nicest wedding they had been to – thanks so much for making our reception such a success and such a memorable affair. 

Emily and Andrew

Dear Jon, 

Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding. You and the band were absolutely fantastic. 3 weeks after the wedding and people are still talking about how great the band was. You guys definitely got everyone up and dancing. You exceeded our every expectation and we are very grateful. 

Ashton and Laura

Hi Jon! 

We can’t thank you enough for helping us have the time of our lives. People are still calling our parents to tell them it was the best wedding they’ve been to because the band was so great. 

Paige and Mike

Dear Jon and JLO Musicians, 

The music was fabulous! Could you tell we were having fun! We know everyone enjoyed the reception and the music. Dancing fever took over! In fact, I saw couples dancing who haven’t danced in YEARS!! 

Ward and Heidi


There’s not much I can say other than you did an outstanding job. The party was tremendous and you kept it going…..Everyone we have talked to has commented on the job you did .Thank you! 

Katie and Blake

Hi Jon, 

I wanted to write and let you know how 
much we enjoyed having your band at our wedding. Yours is the classiest 
wedding act we have ever seen (all biases aside...) and we were so thrilled 
to have you be a part of our day. Of course everyone commented on how great 
the band was, but I think more testament to that was the amount of people we 
had on the dance floor all night. I'm only sorry that it couldn't have lasted longer. 

Mandy and Brian

Hi Jon, 

…Everything was wonderful at the wedding & we had so many people comment on how great the band was! 

Jessica and Doug

Dear Jon and the band, 

WOW! We knew we had found a great band, but we had no idea you would exceed our expectations. Everyone was commenting on how wonderful you all sounded. 
And, Jon you were a pleasure to work with……it is not easy to calm a nervous bride, but somehow you did! Thanks for making our wedding a great one! 

Phil and Eilish

Hi Jon, 

……you really made the night perfect for us and people have been raving about you!! 
I loved the Clint Black song, my Dad loved announcing us to the PSU fight song, and my nieces still can't figure out how you knew to practice "Summer Lovin'" and "I'm a Believer". I will be sure to post a letter on your website! 

Sarah and Charlie

Dear Jon, 

…We had such a blast. At no point was there a down moment when people stepped off the floor. Looking back at the pictures, we’ve noticed people who have sworn they will never dance, dancing their hearts out. You got everyone dancing, and even my Aunt Peg, who has difficulty walking, was bopping in her chair to the music…..Thank you for making our special day so perfect. 

Kate and Rob

Hi Jon, 

This is just a quick note to thank you so much for your fantastic performance at our wedding on 11/15/03. Friends laughed when we told them that we chose our wedding date based on your availability. . . . . But now they know why. So many of our guests have commented on JLO's performance and how you guys really 'made' the party. I hope you could tell by the fact that our dance floor was crowded throughout our reception, till the very end! Also, on a personal note, working with you was truly a professional and calming experience (during a time of great stress!). You are very accommodating and we could tell that you really love what you do! This is reflected in your style, both on and off stage. 

Thank you again and we wish you much luck and happiness in the future. 

Lauren and Stewart

Dear Jon and Company, 

As we celebrated our first anniversary, we reminisced about how absolutely fabulous you guys were at our wedding! You definitely made the night as perfect as it was. We continue to receive compliments on how great you were! We can’t thank you enough! 

Hope and Jon

Dear Jon, 

WOW! That’s all we can say to describe how great you all were at our wedding. From the ceremony arrangements to the jazzy cocktail hour to the Fireworks Americana to the dancing – you all put a special “spin” on our wedding. 
Not only that, the vocals were amazing and the arrangements had everyone up and dancing. These comments aren’t only from us – so many people have told us how great you all were. 

Aimee & Will


I can’t thank you enough…the band was fantastic!!! I don’t know how you found our first dance song but it was beautiful. I couldn’t believe Steve danced that much because he rarely dances – fast or slow – at other weddings. 
The guests raved about you to my parents all night & the following week….. 
I have responded to several posts on “The Knot” about how good you were & just wanted to let you know. 

Patrice and Steve

Dear Jon, 

Kevin and I would like to thank you for all you did to make our wedding such an enjoyable and personal event. The song your band performed with my sister is something guests are still talking about six weeks after the event. Your band directed the flow of the evening just as we had hoped they would. You were a pleasure to deal with from day one and we greatly appreciated the many ways you went above and beyond our expectations. 

Jeanine and Kevin

Dear Jon, 

Angus and I just want to thank you for all of your help with the music selection and coordination of our special day. You and your orchestra were so fantastic and our friends and family are still talking about how much fun they had dancing! You’re a natural at making the party a success! Thanks again for making the wedding perfect! 

Jackie & Angus 

Dear Jon, 

What a FABULOUS job you did for Kate and Rob’s wedding!!! 
You really did keep the dance floor full the whole night and catered to everyone’s music taste. So many, many people complimented us for our choice in you. 
Thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!! 

Sally W., (Mother of the Bride) 

Dear Jon, 

The Gillespie family is getting to be a regular client of The Jon Lewis Orchestra. 
Two weddings in Philadelphia, a 21st Birthday party in Greenwich, and an upcoming wedding in the Adirondacks say it all. Your band is not only great; the music bridges the generations- from the two-step and swing for the parents and older folk to rock-and-roll for the younger. Your band helped make the weddings of my daughters and the birthday of my niece occasions to remember. I have no doubt that when you play the Adirondacks next fall, my niece and her husband-to-be will trip the light fantastic in ways they never have before. And if and when my remaining daughter gets married, you and the band will get the call once again. 
Maybe it’s time to sign a contract making the Jon Lewis Orchestra the exclusive agent for the family. 

John G., (several events)