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“Alan and Tom are talented musicians and a great duo! They played at our wedding in August and put together a playlist we were really happy with. through Alan, we gave some direction with a handful of contemporary and classical songs we wanted worked in. other than that, we left the musical flow in their hands, and they were able to skillfully interpret everything from opera to bossa nova on acoustic guitar and violin. They sounded amazing and really impressed us, it was a seamless two and a half hours. our wedding ceremony was untraditional and they added the perfect mood to our evening. Also Alan was easy to plan with and a super nice guy.”  Clara and Ken, New York, NY

“Alan and Tom are fantastic!  They played our 10/21/12 wedding and we could not have been happier.  For our ceremony, we had given them a list of classic songs (Vivaldi, Bach, etc) and they played everything we requested beautifully.  For our cocktail hour, we gave little direction other than something “jazzy.”  The jazz set they put together was outstanding.  It helped provide the perfect atmosphere for guest mingling.  We received tons of compliments on the music. Alan and Tom are not only incredibly talented musicians, they are also wonderful people.  A joy to be around and have at your wedding or event.”  Angela and Freddie, New York, NY

“Alan, I have never had anything go so perfectly to plan in my life. You were literally instrumental to the occasion and had a brilliant understanding of the sensitivity and the grandeur I aimed to achieve.

Alan Rigoletto Erika Koop PhotographyI have recounted the story more times than I can remember, and Jenny and I are still floating above the ground. My only regret is not being able to buy a Scottish Single Malt and put it in front of you.” Alex and Jenny, Cambridge, UK

“We had a wonderful wedding day that was enhanced by the music of Alan Rigoletto. He played for our ceremony and reception. The ceremony was classy and the reception was light and fun. Prior to the day he was very responsive when we were making the preparations. Dealing with him was stress free. He was punctual and good natured. We very highly recommend Alan and are glad we chose him for our event.” Deborah and David Vogel, Teaneck, NJ

“We hired Alan to play three very specific, non traditional songs at our wedding that he’s never played before. The only direction I had sent him was 3 links to Youtube- no sheet music, no key signature, nothing. Within a week, not only had he already mastered most of the pieces, he also sent us videos of how exactly they would sound. Being an amateur musician myself, I was absolutely floored at how beautiful and complex the pieces sounded given that he had just learned from watching YouTube! Alan clearly has a solid musical foundation and has a killer ear. Not only did the pieces already sound fantastic, the best part about Alan is his flexibility and willingness to take in recommendations from his clients. Given that music is very subjective and each musician has his/her own perspective, there were very specific dynamics I had envisions that I was afraid a talented musician like Alan wouldn’t be flexible on. However Alan quickly proved me wrong and exuberated an incredibly positive attitude in asking us for feedback. In fact, he sent us several videos again tweaking specific parts of the song to make sure that we were absolutely happy with the changes. I think that a talented musician like Alan with a humbling attitude is a rare find and we couldn’t have been happier with him!” Susan & Brendan New York, NY

“Alan – thank you so much for being a very important part of our day on June 1st. You are so talented. Your gift of music was something we will treasure for years to come. Every song you played was just perfect from the ceremony to the reception. We could not have asked for a better musician than you. Thank you for everything you did for us that day.” Annette, mother of the bride, Rockaway, NJ

“It couldn’t have been a better ceremony and I have you to thank for making the music absolute perfection. I still remember approaching the entrance to the ceremony, and upon hearing Manha de Carnival, the wave of emotion when whole thing became real to me . I still can’t believe that with a few emails, you executed the vision that I deliberated on for so long, all without meeting me beforehand. That’s a lot of trust to put into someone and you handled it with such ease. Besides all the complements I got from guests about your performance, my husband was especially appreciative that you played those Townes van Zandt songs when he was nearby during the cocktail hour. What a special touch to have learned them and known when to play them. I only wish I could have been freedup to enjoy your music more during your time at the wedding. I would recommend you to anyone in a heartbeat!”  Trillion & Greg New York, NY

“Alan was wonderful! He has great suggestions and listens to what you want. Our ceremony music was perfect and I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. ”  Ellen & Anthony Kinnelon, NJ

“We discovered Alan when he was playing at a wedding in Central Park, and decided he would be perfect for our daughters wedding which was also going to be in Central Park
It was very easy liaising with Alan by email, and he was very accommodating of special requests including creating a guitar version of a song our daughters fiancée especially wanted . Our guests all commented on how much they enjoyed Alan’s playing and how it set the scene for the occasion.
We would certainly use Alan again if we had the opportunity.” Jo, Mother of the Bride, New York, New York

“We had the privilege of having Al play at our wedding in September 2014. Our wedding was on a farm, and we wanted some nice, low-key acoustic music for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Having made that decision, we immediately thought of Al, and he was happy to provide music for us. He played both the ceremony and cocktail hour, and he was absolutely perfect for what we were looking for. Al is an incredibly talented guitarist who will work with you to play what you want. He also has a library of music to choose from should you find yourself coming up short on ideas. He played a variety for us – some classics (like the Beatles), some classical, some bossa nova – and they were all great. The best part, though, is that Al is a really great guy – he’s responsive, kind, he listens to your concerns & suggestions, and he is genuinely lovely to work with. I am so glad that we had him at our wedding!!” Holly & John Lebanon, NJ

“We are so happy that Alan played acoustic guitar at our daughter’s wedding ceremony at the Highlawn Pavilion. He is so professional and easy to work with. The music was just beautiful. He came early to set up his equipment and then all this lovely sound came pouring out! Great selection of songs and recommendations for the processional and recessional. I would recommend him to anyone.” Ellen, Mother of the bride, West Orange, NJ

“Alan played for our guests as they waited for our wedding ceremony to begin, and then he played for the processional and recessional. He was extremely professional and available to answer emails, and he did an amazing job. He sorted out the sound system with the DJ, and I didn’t have to worry about a thing! Our wedding had a rustic feel in a converted winery barn, and the acoustic guitar sounded amazing. It really set the mood. I highly recommend his services!” Patti and Phillip, Newtown, PA