Monte Vista Strings and Jazz

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519 W. Summit Avenue San Antonio - Austin , TX | (210) 842-1427
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4408 Magin Meadow Austin, TX | (210) 842-1427
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Wedding: 3/10/2012
Member Since: 6/28/2011 verified review
Fabulous!!    posted 3/27/2012 (updated 12/21/2012)

We used Monte Vista Strings for our wedding and they were absolutely fabulous! They played during our ceremony (traditional music and pop) as well as our cocktail reception (pop). Andrew was fabulous and even accomodated our request to use music not on their list. I would absolutely recommend Monte Vista to anyone!

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Thank you so much, Ricki!! It was our pleasure to customize the program and style you envisioned! :)

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Wedding: 11/9/2012
Member Since: 1/3/2012 verified review
Fabulous musicians!    posted 1/6/2013

We had a string duo play for our wedding ceremony and afterwards for cocktails on the patio. The music was absolutely beautiful! Very talented musicians!

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Wedding: 6/24/2012
Member Since: 9/16/2011 verified review
Amazing job!    posted 7/11/2012 (updated 12/21/2012)

Beautiful music, organized staff, able to play exactly how and when I wanted! Would recommend this to anyone, their music changed the total dynamic of the setting to intimate and romantic.

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You guys were the best. We are so happy we were able to create the musical vibe you envisioned!

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Wedding: 10/15/2011
Member Since: 6/3/2009 verified review
Exceeded Expectations    posted 3/7/2012 (updated 12/21/2012)

All our wedding guests raved about how much they loved our string trio! We were thoroughly impressed by the quality and value of service we received from Monte Vista Strings and Jazz. I highly recommend Monte Vista Strings and Jazz! You will not be disappointed!

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Thank you for your kind comments. It was our pleasure to play for you and your guests.

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Wedding: 9/24/2011
Member Since: 11/4/2011 verified review
Outstanding. Far above even our highest expectatio    posted 11/4/2011 (updated 12/21/2012)

Being musically trained ourselves, finding the best possible performers for our wedding was a high priority. After scouring the internet, listening carefully to samples, and hearing our top choices in person, we felt the clear choice was Monte Vista Strings and Jazz, directed by Andrew Small.
From our first conversation, Mr. Small attended to our every concern promptly and professionally. On the wedding day, our ceremony ended up starting 25 minutes late due to factors beyond our control, but the musicians showed tremendous flexibility and kept our guests calm and inspired by elongating the prelude music.
Perhaps most important of all, every note we heard, and I do mean every note, was pristinely played. The string trio managed our highly customized program with finesse, polish, and style.
Our guests told us one after the other that our wedding music was the best they had heard anywhere.
We can recommend this company with all our hearts. 5 stars.

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Thank you for this wonderfully detailed review! It was our privilege to work with you.

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Wedding: 6/15/2013
Member Since: 11/12/2006 verified review
WEDDING MAGIC    posted 8/19/2013

As a bride, everything about a wedding goes by quickly. You don't always have time to stop and smell the roses, but with Monte Vista Strings, their beautiful music helped me stay in the moment.

It's very difficult to incorporate music in your wedding that doesn't feel cheesy or overdone, but they offer a huge selection of songs that will make it easy to craft a unique musical arrangement.

My husband and I are both musicians, so the music was probably the most important part of the wedding planning. Andrew made it so easy, and was very flexible when we wanted to incorporate a few of our musician friends into the ceremony.

For a very reasonable fee, Andrew learned a Neil Young song that he played with a few friends and executed it perfectly, with very little time to practice.

They are talented, sweet, and wonderful musicians. I can't thank you enough!

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Wedding: 12/29/2012
Member Since: 6/20/2013
Monte Vista and Our Ceremony Music    posted 6/20/2013

Absolutely the best! Our ceremony was like a dream...like being in a romance film. :) I love watching the film of that day and hearing the beautiful instruments that Monte Vista played. Truly amazing! Highly recommend them. Great vendor!

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Wedding: 3/16/2013
Member Since: 12/26/2011 verified review
So Happy We Chose Monte Vista Strings!    posted 5/15/2013

Andrew and his team of Monte Vista Strings and Jazz provided the music for our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and during our sit down dinner. Everything was perfect! I trusted completely in Andrew to provide the best music selection, and he delivered!
The music and cantor during our ceremony was wonderful. Leaving the cathedral we were greeted by a Mariachi group playing fun and lively music, and it was so delightful. Our guests absolutely loved the 3 piece jazz group during the cocktail hour. During dinner, they provided a contemporary wired strings group that was beautiful. The level of professionalism and performance far exceeded my expectations. I want to thank Andrew and his team for making our special day a memorable one!

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Wedding: 11/3/2012
Member Since: 5/14/2010 verified review
Very Good    posted 11/29/2012 (updated 11/30/2012)

Andrew Small is extremely professional and easy to work with. We booked strings and mariachi's through him. The music was fantastic and the cantor was beautiful. Highly recommended for CATHOLIC weddings! Andrew even played himself at our wedding and we were thrilled!

Service is very good and make sure to add the 15 extra minutes of potential over time.

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Thank you, Lauren! Yours was one of the most beautiful Catholic ceremonies we have ever seen. Congratulations and best wishes to you both!!

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Wedding: 11/3/2012
Member Since: 11/28/2011 verified review
Ceremony Music    posted 11/26/2012

They were better sounding than their online demos. They were a little sassy at times, but overall easy to work with.

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Wedding: 10/27/2012
Member Since: 4/12/2012 verified review
October 27, 2012    posted 11/16/2012 (updated 12/21/2012)

They sounded so beautiful and Andrew was such a joy to work with, very professional!

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Thank you so much! We were truly inspired by your beautiful ceremony in Mission San Jose. :)

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Wedding: 10/7/2012
Member Since: 11/6/2011 verified review
Good    posted 11/4/2012 (updated 11/5/2012)

Great players. Only issue is that they did not start playing were they were supposed to for the last song.

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Thank you for the positive feedback. We loved being present last month at Kendall Plantation for this beautiful ceremony and we too are perfectionists! If we remember correctly, the bride requested an unusual starting point after the standard beginn...

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Wedding: 9/30/2012
Member Since: 6/14/2010 verified review
Elegant and romantic, a dream come true!    posted 10/28/2012 (updated 12/21/2012)

I was very pleased that I selected Monte Vista Strings and Jazz for my wedding ceremony. Their music was so beautiful and elegant; it really set the tone for my wedding. Being a musician myself, it was very important to me to select talented professionals, so I was pleased to find out that all of the performers are regulars with the Austin and San Antonio symphonies. Andrew and his ensemble were willing to accompany the vocalist I hired, Paul Sanchez. Hearing them perform together was a dream come true for me! The strings' melodic, full, sound went perfectly with Paul's gorgeous operatic tenor voice; with the acoustics in the church, they sounded like a full orchestra backing up the primo uomo in an opera! Thank you Monte Vista!

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Thank you, Amanda! It was absolutely our honor to perform for you at Riverbend in Austin. It's always especially gratifying when a professional musician engages us for her own wedding!

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Wedding: 9/8/2012
Member Since: 12/1/2011 verified review
perfection    posted 9/20/2012 (updated 12/21/2012)

The wedding was absolutely perfect, and the music truly had a role in this. We had classical Spanish guitar at our tiny 12 person outdoor ranch wedding, and it just made the wedding that much more magical. If we had a larger wedding, I would have loved a larger string ensemble. As a musician, I felt not only completely comfortable working with Monte Vista Strings and Jazz but thoroughly impressed. Honestly, I wasn't sure which instruments would be the best, but Andrew customed designed this choice for our wedding. They truly understand weddings!

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Thank you! This Paniolo Ranch wedding was so classy and romantic.

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Wedding: 6/2/2012
Member Since: 12/8/2011 verified review
Beautiful, romantic music    posted 6/10/2012 (updated 12/21/2012)

As the bride, I didn't hear the pre-ceremony music, since I was in the bridal room getting ready. What I heard when the ceremony started was as good as promised. The string trio provided beautiful, romantic music for our lovely outdoor ceremony. I could not have imagined it more perfect. Thank you Andrew and team!

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Thank you, Carol! Not only was this wedding gorgeous, but the flower girl petting the dog was one of the cutest things we have ever seen!! :)

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Member Since: 4/24/2011
Southern Mom    posted 5/30/2012 (updated 12/21/2012)

Our daughter was married at Red Corral Ranch in Wimberley, TX. She wanted a rustic but elegant outdoor wedding and I wasn't sure how a classical trio would translate on a ranch. It did so beautifully. Can't tell you how much a trio of strings brings class and elegance to a wedding. Every musical style was covered - from sacred to classical to pop. They were obviously very professional musicians but appeared to be delighted to be playing on a Ranch in the middle of nowhere! What more could a mother ask for her daughter's wedding? Loved them. Very, very glad we chose Monte Vista.

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Susan, it was such a pleasure for us to work with you and the outstanding team of vendors you had assembled that day in Wimberly.

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Wedding: 6/25/2011
Member Since: 1/16/2009 verified review
A touch of class for your wedding!    posted 12/23/2011 (updated 12/21/2012)

Our Monte Vista string quartet was the something-extra-special every bride wants on her wedding day! The music performance superb, communication with the director prompt and range of music choices comprehensive. We had many compliments from our guests regarding Monte Vista's interpretation and presentation of our selected songs. The quality of the audio samples on the website are superior~ check them out for yourself. Highly recommend Monte Vista Strings!

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So sweet! Thank you!!!

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Wedding: 11/20/2010
Member Since: 11/22/2011
Beautiful music    posted 11/22/2011 (updated 12/21/2012)

Our music at our wedding ceremony was perfect. We enjoyed the professionalism of Monte Vista Strings & ease of working with Andrew. Thank you for the beautiful music.

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Thank you!! It was a great day. :)

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Wedding: 11/12/2011
Member Since: 11/22/2011 verified review
Dream music for my dream wedding!    posted 11/22/2011 (updated 12/21/2012)

These musicians were extremely professional and easy to work with! We had some last minute changes and they accomodated us with no trouble at all! We had a string quartet and the music was simply beautiful!! I have already recommended Monte Vista Strings to several of my friends who will be getting married next year!

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You guys were amazing. Thank you for everything!

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Wedding: 10/29/2011
Member Since: 11/4/2011 verified review
Beautiful Wedding Performance    posted 11/4/2011 (updated 12/21/2012)

The performance by Monte Vista Strings & Jazz on our wedding day couldn’t have been better.Their beautiful music when we walked down the aisle and their professionalism throughout the day added the perfect touch to our wedding. The musicians and director were very attentive to our needs and wishes from our first conversation right up through our wedding day. I highly recommend these exceptional musicians

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Thanks so much for having us at the church on that beautiful day.

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