Testimonials

“Thanks so much for all your help in making Becca and David's wedding the beautiful simcha that it was. We got many, many compliments about you!

It was a pleasure to work with you and we really appreciate how easy and enjoyable you made things.

We hope to work with you again soon. :)

Thanks so much for everything!”

— Stuart and Celia Sealfon

Wedding of Becca Sealfon and David Slakter, March 23, 2014

“Heartfelt thanks to you and your colleagues. My daughter's wedding was perfect, and one reason is because you gave us exactly what Miriam and Chaim wanted.

You played the music they requested and avoided the music they didn't want.

You played the specific songs they asked for as well as the styles they asked for — and it was all done beautifully, by talented musicians.

Thank you again!”

— Arthur Kurzweil

Wedding of Miriam Kurzweil and Chaim Plumer, August 11, 2013

“I want to thank you once again for the music you provided at my son's wedding two weeks ago. It was really so well done, and you were a pleasure to work with. Thank you as well for keeping the level reasonable. We were just at a chasunah last night, and our rebbitzin commented that she appreciated the level at our wedding.”

— Tzvi Diamond

Wedding of Ariel Diamond and Rivky Twerski, August 18, 2013

“We wanted to thank you so much for playing at our son's wedding several weeks ago, and for your all of your assistance in preparing the music for that event.

As you know, we were trying to blend both secular and religious music at the wedding. Your knowledge of both kinds really, really made our lives so much easier. Not only did we rely on you to provide the religious music at the Chuppah, you also helped us come up with appropriate secular music for those (including the bride) who were marching down to a more secular tone. We are most appreciative.

Thank you again!”

— Aggie and Mark Siletski

Wedding of Ari Siletski and Erica Smuckler, July 28th, 2013

Thank you letter from Steven Cahn

“Shoshana and I wish to express our thanks for the music you and your trio provided at our wedding, which made the event such a simcha for us, for our family and friends.

My request for a trio — keyboard, cello and clarinet — may have been unusual. But each of you — the clarinetist, Michael Winograd, the cellist, Mary Wooten, and you on keyboards — in your own way contributed to a lively musical experience that kept the room in high spirits all evening. Michael is a gifted klezmer performer. Mary played Bach solo music beautifully as well as playing with the trio. And your solos on the vibrandoneon were a great source of fascination for all attending — everyone asked about it; your rhythmic keyboard playing more than supported the dancing. The music filled the hall in the best way: song - fully — with no deafening effect.

Thank you for your musical professionalism, for bringing such wonderful musicians with you, and for bringing all those intangibles of liveliness and joy that make a Jewish wedding so much fun!

Steven J. Cahn, PhD, Associate Professor of Music Theory

Wedding of Steven and Shoshana Cahn, July 19, 2013

“You were wonderful yesterday and I never got a chance to thank you personally. Your choices of songs were on target, you played beautifully and you kept the evening rolling along effortlessly. I and my guests were very impressed. I will surely recommend you to anyone in need of a one-man band. Please feel free to refer potential customers to me and I will gladly tell them how happy my husband and I were with your work.”

— Judy Fulda

Bar Mitzvah, August 16, 2011

“I wanted to tell you and your musicians how fantastic a job we thought you guys did. All of you were really amazing, and everyone really enjoyed the ceremony music, as well as the hora. Should you ever have any clients who would like references, I would be more than happy to be a reference for jewishmusican.com.”

— Alex Kiselman

Wedding of Alex Kiselman and Sirion Skulpone, May 23, 2010

“Many thanks again for the great music at my daughter's vort. The music was always the right volume and tempo. People could have a conversation over the background music, and the dance music was just right. You were attentive to what was going on and played accordingly (quieter or more upbeat.) Many people remarked about how nice the music was, and I have to agree. Your music added so much to the simcha. It was a pleasure working with you. Please feel free to use me as a reference!”

— Karen Stern

Engagement party, May 2, 2010

“As soon as we connected with Binyomin, planning all things music-related became an entirely stress-free experience. The groom and I were both looking for something tailored to our own tastes but didn't want to compromise on the traditional tunes that our guests would expect to hear. Binyomin was extremely accommodating in terms of helping us hammer out a set list that we were both comfortable with and excited about, but his through-and-through knowledge of the ceremonial side of things really assured us that everything he'd be involved with would be anchored in tradition as well.

And while planning with Binyomin was a pleasure, his performance at the wedding, along with the rest of his band, was even more of a delight. Their presence was not at all aggressive but still a welcome and strong accompaniment at every stage of the wedding. From cocktails to ceremony to reception, the band was on point, calm and upbeat. Definitely an essential contribution to what made the day as great as it was for us. We would recommend Binyomin and the band in a heartbeat. In fact, we already have.”

— Avigayil Besdin and Julian Gutman

Wedding of Avigayil Besdin and Julian Gutman, August 30th, 2009

“We wanted to thank you for your excellent musical provisions at our wedding last Sunday at the Prince George Ballroom! From the ceremony to the mezinka, our guests raved about the music, and we were thrilled with it as well.

Thank you so much for your patience and flexibility while we sorted out our ceremony selections. You and your team executed our eclectic selections with style and ease, and made walking up and down the aisle anything but a stodgy experience. Thank you for your flexibility as we fell behind schedule due to the Polish Day parade. We were so happy that you could stay on to make our celebration fantastic.

We will heartily recommend your services to all our friends with upcoming simchas!”

— Robyn Schwartz and Daniel Hammerman

Wedding of Robyn Schwartz and Daniel Hammerman, October 15th, 2008

“The music at our wedding was superb. You respectfully granted us all of our special requests including the music of Josh Groban (which my wife loved!) and David Broza. Thank you for the Carlebach and Yerushalayim dance sets we requested — our guests commented that the music was perfect and full of life. My favorite though was the Chupah music — it was so angelic. Thank you for a job well done.”

— Chanani Sandler

Wedding of Chanani and Irit Sandler, June 19th, 2005

“The music was awesome! The song selection, professionalism and timing were truly exceptional. No Jewish band can even come close to creating the energy and excitement that the B.G. Trio created. You’ve got to be crazy to use any other band!”

— Rabbi Moshe Rothchild

Wedding of Moshe and Yonit Rothchild, June 11th, 2000

“The music and vibe the acoustic Klezmer trio created was fabulous — especially the dancing on the street. Thank you.”

— Antony Abrahamson

Wedding of Julie Turkel and Antony Abrahamson, November 3rd, 2007

“Excellent music with tremendous ruach — couldn’t have been better with a 10-piece band!”

— Amy Fox

Bar Mitzvah, August 5th, 2006

“You did a wonderful job at our daughter’s bat mitzvah last night. I hadn't given you any list of songs, but you knew exactly what to play. Thank you so much, and I can’t wait to use you for our next simcha.”

— Dena Levie

Bat Mitzvah, October 29th, 2006

“The mood that you created for us at the wedding was one that we and our guests will never forget. You truly helped make our wedding day even more special than we could have hoped for. I just wanted to let you know that I will and do recommend you to all who ask, knowing that you will provide them with exemplary service. Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

— Seth Kaye

Wedding of Sarah Loeb and Seth Kaye, September 9th, 2007

“Thank you for helping to make our daughter’s sheva brachot so freilich. The background music was just perfect, not too loud and included an interesting selection of modern Israeli tunes. Yasher Koach!”

— Dr. Bernard Hammer

Sheva Brachot, November 22nd, 2006

“It was a pleasure having you as our musical “soundtrack.” It wouldn’t have been the same without you.”

— G.K.

Wedding of G.K. and G.R., January 21st, 2007

“We hired Binyomin Ginzberg for our wedding in August based on recommendations. My husband and I are both Baalei Teshuva and don’t know much about Simcha Music. Binyomin was very helpful in selecting what we really wanted and how to create this “certain special feeling.” On our wedding day, they were on time, professional, and everyone had a blast. Job well done.”

— Hanna Troeger

Wedding of Hanna Troeger and Jeremy Eisenberg, August 14th, 2007

“The wedding day is very stressful, and the fewer things you have to worry about, the better. Which is why we went with Binyomin. When we met with him, not only was he professional and very knowledgeable in several different areas of music, but confident in his abilities to handle situations that come up at the wedding. He created the mood that lasted the whole night of the wedding, worked well with the caterer so that people were fed, dancing and happy. I was worried the party would die down in only a couple of hours, but it was a great time and great dancing the whole night. I would recommend him to all of our friends.”

— Jeremy Eisenberg

Wedding of Hanna Troeger and Jeremy Eisenberg, August 14th, 2007

“Our wedding was in Washington DC, and we hired a local band that we loved, but their expertise was not the Jewish music we were hoping for. Many phone calls and emails later, we connected with Binyomin. We cannot thank Binyomin enough for his musical creativity, energy, and flexibility. Playing with our band for the first time on the night of our wedding, Binyomin delivered everything we could have wanted and more. (Binyomin was so great to work with, even our band leader said he'd love to do another event with him).

Thank you!”

— Avi Friedman

Wedding of Amy and Avi Friedman, September 2nd, 2007

“We cannot thank you enough for making Allison’s Bat Mitzvah the most amazing event!!! The phone calls are non-stop about the wonderful “Jewish Musician’s Trio” who kept the party going all night long!!! Everyone was impressed with the quality of the music and the lively, inspirational atmosphere.

This was not an easy crowd to please as it was very diverse. There were about 125 children from various ethnic and religious backgrounds, and probably the same number of adults with diverse backgrounds as well. Nonetheless, everyone was up and dancing and having a wonderful time.

We received a call today from a friend of ours who said that she still is “sore” from the longest and best hora that she’s ever seen or been part of.

We can’t thank you enough. You have been a pleasure to work with, and we hope that you’re available for our twins’ bat mitzvah in two years.

L’chaim!!”

— Elaine and Jeff Perry

Bat Mitzvah, December 9th, 2007

“We’ve used Binyomin Ginzberg for our son’s engagement party and our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. We were very happy with him both times. Not only was he great at our simchas, he made himself very accessible and helpful in the planning and arranging. We highly recommend him.”

— Shaindee Dubin

Engagement Party, February 4th, 2007

Bat Mitzvah, October 14th, 2007

“The music at the reception was absolutely perfect. The volume was loud enough for everyone to hear but we heard absolutely no complaints from anyone that was it was disturbing them or making it too difficult to carry on a conversation.

Binyomin has an incredible knack for gauging the mood of the room and changed songs at the appropriate junctures to keep the guests interested and the flow of the party at a good pace. What was most impressive was his eye contact. Throughout the entire party, he always had one eye on our guests and the other on myself and my bride, to make sure things were going as planned.”

— Andrew Sidi

Wedding of Andrew and Chana Sidi, March 9th, 2003

“My son expressed all of our feelings about the job you did far better than I could. The only thing I would add was how beautiful the music was for the Chupah. My wife and I had a violinist at our simcha almost 27 years ago, and I think the music at Chana and Andrew’s Chuppah was just as beautiful and memorable.

Thanks very much for everything... I hope we have an opportunity to see you again.”

— Dane Sidi

Wedding of Andrew and Chana Sidi, March 9th, 2003

“Thank you so much for your assistance in providing music for my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary party. The harpist and violinist you sent us were perfect. They were obviously talented, and yet were able to maintain the background music effect that we sought. They were well paired, and their playing styles complemented each other beautifully. It was clear that you spent considerable time figuring out which musicians would mesh well together.

In addition, I want to reiterate my gratitude for the way you prepared the musical selections for the evening. We wanted background music, yet we wanted some music that was from the era of my parents’ wedding. The selections you chose – classical, standards, and some traditional Yiddish tunes – accomplished exactly the mood that we sought. Guests mentioned numerous times how wonderful the music was.

I believe I can speak on behalf of all of my parents’ children and grandchildren when I say we are deeply grateful for your part in making the celebration a huge success.”

— Judy Turetsky

60th Anniversary Party for Rose and Sol Turetsky, November 12th, 2005

“This past year I worked with Binyomin on my school’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Binyomin is talented, responsible, and has a good and easy rapport with kids. He helped us to make our show great and the kids had such a great time. I would highly recommend Binyomin.”

— Allison Rosenblith

Principal, Brotherhood Synagogue Hebrew School, NYC

June 3, 2002 performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the 14th Street Y

“Binyomin Ginzberg and band performed at my son’s Chasuna to the delight of all the guests. His selections were perfect for the occasion as was the decibel level. He did us a special favor by learning and arranging a new song for the occasion which was a treat and a surprise for the Chosson. It was a real pleasure working with Binyomin — who is not only professional but very personable. I would highly recommend him and his orchestra for all occasions.”

— Danny Moeller

Wedding of Avi and Esther Moeller, December 23rd, 2001

“I approached Binyomin Ginzberg and his band because I absolutely knew that I would get the product that I was asking for. Being an Argentine native, I knew that my side of the family would want to dance one tango or two. Having a classy mom and a classy mother-in-law, I knew that they would want to dance to some standards and Frank Sinatra. Knowing that there would be children in the wedding, I knew that I wanted some quick paced music to get their feet moving. And most important, being an observant Jew, I wanted the traditional Jewish music for the ceremony and the Hora. Binyomin and his band delivered it all! We met several times to pinpoint how the event was going to take place, what type of instruments I wanted and what songs/styles I was looking for. At all points through our collaboration, Binyomin was able to convert my ideas into a harmonious melody of styles and pure enjoyment.”

— Valeria Urow

Wedding of Valeria and Steven Urow, April 11th, 2005

“I received your CD and it is FANTASTIC!! Your music is just the sound I am looking for on my daily program on WNWR in Philadelphia. It's fresh and exciting, and is a great combination of traditional and contemporary klezmer. Let me tell you how great I think it is: already, on today's show, I played two tracks from it. My listeners are going to be hearing lots of The Binyomin Ginzberg Trio!”

— Barry Reisman

Program Host, WNWR AM 1540

“The Binyomin Ginzberg Trio performed in the reception area for the first day of the annual convention of the Association of Jewish Libraries which took place on June 17, 2004 in New York and which was attended by over 300 librarians. The program was also open to the public.

The music was not intrusive (there were sessions being held right next door) but had the participants tapping their feet and coming out to see where the wonderful music was coming from. In addition, the repertoire of the group was varied and well played. Binyomin was gracious under trying circumstances and professionally handled unexpected delays in performance time. He and his group delivered a professional, well-performed, well-organized musical tour de force. It was a pleasure to deal with him.”

— Chaya Wiesman

Chair of the Entertainment Committee

New York Metropolitan Area/Association of Jewish Libraries

June 17, 2004 concert at annual convention of Association of Jewish Libraries

“I enjoyed working with you. I like your easy going personality. It makes for a more enjoyable party!”

— Atara Serle

Simcha Dance Instructor

“We were married on September 30th, 2001; Binyomin Ginzberg led the energetic, fresh, and innovative wedding band with a unique perspective. The musicians love their job and truly have fun performing.

Our parents’ friends tell them that they’d like to make a simcha just to have an excuse to hire the band. Our friends all tell us how much they enjoyed the band and how lively the party was.

Some of the reasons we like the band:

  1. They weren’t too loud (even for the people sitting near the band!)
  2. The band was very energetic. The strolling klezmer was a big hit! Guests marveled how the band strolled around the room during dinner, while playing their instruments.
  3. They enjoyed themselves.
  4. They take their job seriously.
  5. They take the time to understand what you need to ensure that you enjoy your own party.

As the hosts and guests of honor, it gave us great pleasure that our guests enjoyed themselves.”

— Judit and Michael Wolff

Wedding of Judit and Michael Wolff, September 30th, 2001

“In January 2000 Binyomin Ginzberg was the musician for my wedding in Perth, Western Australia. He flew out from New York City and did a fantastic job. Binyomin really helped make the wedding a wonderful and memorable experience for us. I strongly recommend him as a gifted musician and a fun guy.”

—Brian Jackson

Wedding of Brian Jackson and Talya Gild, January 23rd, 2000

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