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We cannot thank Jay Prince and band enough for performing at our wedding! I can’ express enough how many people commented on the music and how great the band was (a few people said it’s best wedding band they’ve heard). They had everyone dancin...
g the entire night, including us! I cant recommend them enough. - Olivia and Ryan
Reviewed On 8/28/2021 by Nicole G
Jay Prince and his band truly brought the party to our wedding reception in July 2021! I cannot speak highly enough of Jay and his talented team. We have received RAVE reviews from our guests about the band -- in fact, my husband and I realized...
halfway through the evening that virtually no one was at their tables because they were all on the dance floor! Guests of all ages were up dancing the entire night! From start to finish, working with Jay was a pleasure. During our first planning meeting, he carefully listened to our preferences and worked with us over time to craft a setlist that was uniquely ours, and making special moments like our first dance and parent dances so enjoyable. The best way I can describe Jay's band is that they are the perfect compliment to any event, and will center the entertainment around you versus feeling like you're just in the crowd at an over-the-top production or concert. The band made a HUGE impression on our crowd and I can't recommend them enough!
Reviewed On 8/25/2021 by Claire H
People ACTUALLY came up to me during and after the wedding to tell me how much they loved the band. My husbands mother wanted to fly them to California if she had an event.
The band is amazing, and you can see that in all the reviews, so I'll...
highlight a few key things that I found made them extra great as a wedding band:
(1) they genuinely seem to enjoy being a wedding band and performing at weddings
(2) Jay was incredibly communicative, available, and flexible -- I texted him with a last minute request and he immediately called me to confirm. He even let me send a vide oof my husband and i practicing our first dance so he would get the timing right.
Great experience, I would highly recommend this band.
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Thomas K
Hal Prince Band and Jay in particular were the best!!! Easy to work with and made my daughter’s wedding reception a great success. Can’t go wrong with Jay and Band!!!
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Deborah L
The band was excellent! Kept the party on the dance floor the entire night! Perfect choice!
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Samantha S
Hal Prince was amazing to work with! My husband is really into live music, so we both wanted a live band for our wedding, and we wouldn't have had it any other way. Jay and his team were very easy to communicate with and they were very detail o...
riented. We were able to meet with Jay in person a few times before our wedding to discuss what we wanted and he was very responsive to emails, especially with our requests for additional songs. Hal Prince even learned a new song for us and let my husband and father sing with them at our wedding! They kept our guests dancing all night long and we still have friends and family talking to us about how great Hal Prince was! Hal Prince not only sounds amazing, but they are very personable and make you feel at ease. There are so many factors to consider and review for a wedding, but I really didn't have to worry about the band because Hal Prince really does take care of it all for you and they're the best!
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Kevin S
Hal Prince performed at my wedding this year and absolutely killed it! Jay was incredible to work with, making time to discuss exactly what we wanted, even offering to learn new songs that we wanted. Jay and I even regularly exchanged text mess...
ages leading up to our wedding day to get the last details in order. I am a big fan of live music and the entire band was excellent and the sound was amazing down to the last band member. True professionals. Our wedding guests still tell us how awesome our wedding band was to this day. Could not be more pleased with Hal Prince. You will not regret it!
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Isaac H
Jay and his band were absolutely fantastic. He arranged a string trio for the ceremony, and then his band played for the cocktail hour, dinner, and reception. Everyone commented on how much they loved him, and the band. They're all incredibly ...
talented, and we had so much fun. Throughout the whole planning process he helped us figure out what the band composition should be, what sort of music would be good for both us and our family and friends, and worked with us to determine details relating to sound and other logistics. We really had an enchanted evening.
Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Vanessa R
We loved working with Hal Prince for our wedding ! I wish we could give them more than 5 stars because thats how much we loved them. We had an MC, DJ and 2 musicians (guitar and flute) and they were ALL absolutely amazing. DJ Steve was the best...
and got EVERYONE up and dancing the entire night. The musicians played music for our ceremony and cocktail hour and it added such a beautiful romantic touch to the wedding.
We absolutely loved working with Jill and her brother Jay. They both know all about music and what to recommend and they were so professional. Truly, Hal Prince is the best for your wedding!!!
Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Susi C
I cannot enough great things about this group!! They had all our guests on their feet the entire time!! Every song they played sounded amazing & just like the original! These guys know how to have fun! I would definitely recommend them your wed...
From the second we met Jill we knew that Hal Prince was going to be used for our wedding. We had a flute and guitar for the ceremony and cocktail hour which was amazing but the best part of everything was DJ Steve and his MC. Steve is SO good a...
t reading crowds, he had everyone young and old dancing throughout the entire night of our wedding. The best thing about Steve was when he played Dominic The Donkey which is one of my entire family's favorite Christmas songs and he played it on a whim and it was the biggest hit of the night! I will definitely be using Hal Prince for any and all events that my wife and I have in the future without hesitation!
Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Lauren M
Jay and his band played at our wedding in August (as well as my sister’s wedding the summer before). They were incredible both times! They know how to read the room and consistently play music that keeps people dancing. Jay met with us several ...
times beforehand to make sure he knew what type of music my husband and I liked. He also gave us helpful feedback about the best pacing for the night, so there weren’t too many long breaks without music. Not only did they play at our reception, but they provided music for the ceremony and cocktail hour as well. They were able to learn several songs - first dance, father/daughter dance, ceremony processional etc. - and they played them perfectly. Jay and his band are true professionals and excellent musicians/vocalists. We received tons of compliments about the music, and our guests were dancing all night long. I would recommend them to anyone!
Reviewed On 10/25/2018 by Adam A
Hal Prince made our wedding perfect. We still have guest telling us it was one of the best band they have ever heard. Jay was a pleasure to work with and was very helpful the with music selection. Make sure you get the full band with horn pl...
ayers for that perfect dancing sound.
Reviewed On 10/25/2018 by Beth Z
Flawless! That's the word for the experience with Jay and his colleagues at Hal Prince from start to finish. If only I could hire them again for another event soon - I would do so in a heartbeat. The band is such an integral part of the succ...
ess of a wedding, going with the best in class (Hal Prince) is peace of mind and a blast for all in attendance!
Thank you Jay and the band.
Reviewed On 9/22/2018 by Candace M
We had 2 musicians for the ceremony/cocktail hour, and a DJ for the reception. All were fantastic! We would highly recommend!
Reviewed On 8/27/2018 by H S
Exceeded expectations every step of the way! We reserved DJ Steve eight months prior to our wedding date due to his high reviews on this site, and he did not disappoint. He was on site 3 hours early to set up, brought extra audio equipment to a...
ccommodate a special, last-minute request and most importantly, he brought the house down.
Our guests danced the entire evening, and a number of our friends plan on using Steve at their weddings. He did a great job of reading the audience and playing what the crowd wanted. You can also give him guidance on the songs you want him to play prior to the wedding, but he can also just figure it out on his own.
Highest marks for professionalism and for his DJ ing skills.
Reviewed On 8/04/2018 by Josephine K
Hal Prince Band - One of the best decisions we made for the reception! Jay and the band were spectacular and everyone loved them. They kept the reception lively and made it entertaining for all. We are still receiving wonderful compliments week...
s later about their performance. Can't say enough about them, they are an absolute MUST to have as entertainment!!! Additionally, Jay was extremely easy to work with and made great suggestions - a real pro.
Reviewed On 6/19/2018 by Caitlin M
The only vendor my fiancee and I struggled with agreeing on booking was our music - he wanted a DJ, and I wanted a live band - after going back and forth, we booked a live band through Hal Prince - "The Jay Prince Band". We are SO happy we chos...
e them, and those who were initially skeptical on having a live band, ended up eating their words! Jay and Jill Prince are extremely responsive, friendly, down to earth, and genuine throughout the whole planning process. They do everything they can to ensure you're happy with the plan, and made great suggestions along the way. We also used them to rent TV screens and have their tech play our slideshow - I loved how they asked for the slideshow a week in advance to do some tests to make sure everything would go smoothly. Just goes to show they cover all bases and know what's needed to ensure a flawless night.
The night of our wedding was perfection - they had the dance floor going all night, had a professional and picturesque set-up, and easily maneuvered through the different genres of music we requested. One of the best parts was when Jay got on the dance floor for a guitar solo - it was so fun, our guests went crazy! The night was our dream wedding - and a huge part was due to Jay & his band - we are so grateful to them. So many people commented to us how they've never seen a bride & groom dance so much at their own wedding - but when you book Hal Prince, how can you not? If you want a professional but FUN band for your wedding - look no further. THANK YOU SO MUCH! :)
Reviewed On 6/10/2018 by Mytra H
As the saying goes, the 3 most important things for any wedding are food, drink and music. With the Hal Prince Band led by Jay and Jill Prince, you will knock the music element out of the park. At our wedding, the 8 piece band was so good tha...
t A) some people thought we were listening to the radio and B) our relatives that we have never seen dance before were on the dance floor grooving! Jay and Jill were exceptionally professional and their services were worth every penny. If I were to plan my wedding again, I would go with the Hal Prince Band in a heartbeat. A little more than 1 month since our wedding and we STILL have people talking about our band. Thanks Jay and Jill!
Reviewed On 5/19/2018 by Sarah B
From the moment we reached out to Hal Prince, we knew they were the perfect fit for our wedding. Not only was our venue on portrayed on their event page, but since the first meeting with Pat we knew they were right for us. The Jay Prince Band c...
ompletely ROCKED our wedding. Everyone was dancing from the minute they started to the very end of the night. We took advantage and used Hal Prince for our ceremony and cocktail hour music, as well as their awesome photo booth! Jay and his band were were a hit with every guest! We received so many compliments saying it was the best wedding ever and the music made it so. We loved the energy Jay brought to our special day, it truly would not have been so amazing without him!! SO FUN!
Reviewed On 10/30/2017 by Stephanie P
Steve was awesome! He truly tuned into the room and played the perfect music at the best timing throughout our Wedding Reception. We got a lot of compliments on how much fun our Reception was. Additionally, the guitarist who played for our Cere...
mony was amazing and overall working with Pat at Hal Prince was wonderful as Pat was incredibly responsive and easy to work with. I would definitely work with them again in the future!
Reviewed On 10/29/2017 by Joy P
If I could give Jay and his gang 30 stars out of 5, I would! Jay and his band played our wedding on May 14th, and from Day One he was incredible to work with! He really understands not only music (him and his team are UNBELIEVABLE musicians!), ...
but he really knows how to tailor a party to the needs of the clients. He saw that I was a huge R&B and jazz fan, and we had many conversations about my favorite band, the Average White Band. Before our reception I asked Jay if he knew a certain AWB song .. he said he didn't but he learned it, and the band played it just for us!! It was a moment I'll never forget! Every single guest I have spoken to since the wedding has all said the same thing: that the J Prince band was the *best* wedding band they've ever heard, and Jay kept the party going all night! Thank you thank you thank you SO much you guys! I will recommend you to as many people as I can!
Reviewed On 10/29/2017 by Heather R
When I asked around for suggestions on a wedding band, I asked a TON of people. Not because I'm indecisive (actually, that's exactly what it was!) but I'm a receptionist and shmoozing is what I do! One thing was consistent--I only got one band'...
s name. ONE! Hal Prince/Jay Prince Band.
Being of the internet generation, I stalked all social media before I committed my time to a meeting. Yet, my stalking wasn't juicy enough and led me wanting more information since they were so highly recommended, and I set up a meeting in their Kisco office late after work on a weekday (very accommodating). Pat was super responsive via email!
Upon meeting Jay we were floored by his energy and passion! He clearly loves music of every kind, loves what he's doing, and knows how to throw a good party. He showed us band videos and took the time to get to know us as a couple, us as music fans, our family's likes, and what WE wanted. He had questionnaires that laid everything out of us, and offered suggestions from a wide array of genres for ceremony music to the cake cutting songs so that the music reflected US and not another copy/paste wedding. He also honored a sentimental request; we had a recording of my husband's late father singing, and he was able to play it during the reception. It was such a beautiful moment, and we were so happy he came up with the idea to fold it in to the night seamlessly.
To sum up the evening, everyone young and old tore up the dance floor--and they weren't just dancing to dance, they were LOVING it, and as a couple we couldn't have asked for more than that! We asked for a good blend of top 40 and classics, and we gave him 5 of our favorite artists to guide him toward our taste. He NAILED it! Thank you so much to Jay and the Band, you all made a magical night rock!
Reviewed On 10/27/2017 by Megan D
My husband is an audio engineer and works with a lot of different bands. When it came to our own wedding there was no question we had to have Jay and his fabulous band! Extremely easy to work with, happy to fill our requests (including learning...
a song in Spanish :-D), and professional. They definitely made our wedding. People have not stopped talking about how great the band was!!! My uncle even tried to reserve them for his daughters future wedding- she's 11 lol. Do yourself a favor and book with Hal Prince. There are a lot of choices out there but this band is top notch. Real musicians and talent not just a karaoke band. Worth every penny. Skip the favors and the special order linens- this band is what everyone will remember from your wedding.
Reviewed On 10/26/2017 by Dana P
Hal Prince was a joy to work with throughout the planning process, from our meeting with Jill Prince to our discussions with Jay Prince leading up to the big day. They were even accommodating when I asked to have one of my bridesmaids accompany...
the band to sing our first dance song. After our wedding, we had guests coming up to us saying it was by far the best wedding they've ever been to. And I'm confident a major reason was because of the live band. They brought the energy and our guests were on the dance floor the entire night. Would highly recommend Hal Prince! They are incredible!
Reviewed On 9/20/2017 by Alexis P
Jay and his team really put on a show. They were so fun to work with, so flexible and offered amazing suggestions. Multiple guests came up to me and my husband saying it was the most fun they have had at a wedding in a long time. We could not a...
gree more, we had a blast. We all know music makes a wedding, look no further than Hal Prince!
Reviewed On 9/07/2017 by laura S
Amazing! Steve was our MC and did such a wonderful job- he really knows how to read a crowd. Everybody was up, dancing and having a great time. Not one dull moment!
Reviewed On 9/06/2017 by Julie D
In searching for a great and energetic band to play at our August 5 wedding in Westchester County, NY our wedding venue recommended Hal Prince. We are so glad they did! Jill Prince was fabulous and extremely easy to work with. After listening ...
to what we were looking for, she recommended Night Song as the perfect band for us. Perfect they were in every way possible! Their voices were amazing, they sang everything we asked for and had everyone dancing the entire night. Thank you Jill Prince for making our reception so memorable!
Reviewed On 9/05/2017 by Susan P
This band is incredible. From the second song in, people were coming up to me asking who they were! Jay is not only a talented musician, his band and singers are top notch and have extreme class. We went to the "top" NYC bands, but when we met...
Jill and Jay we knew we were dealing with people who really cared and didn't need to "sell" you. They can play anything and know how to read the crowd. BOOK THEM NOW!! - Mother of the Bride
Reviewed On 9/02/2017 by Joseph S
Jay Prince & his band played at our wedding in mid-August 2017 and they were incredible. We could not have been happier from the time we selected them to the final note of the last song. They were professional, communicative, and flexible durin...
g the planning process. On the night of our wedding they played with so much enthusiasm and skill. Notably, they nailed our playlist and stuck with the overall style that we requested. We had countless guests comment on how great the band was, both during and after the wedding - and we agree! They were a major highlight and we are so happy that we chose them.
Reviewed On 8/28/2017 by Amanda F
Jay Prince and his band made our wedding!!!! I am still getting compliments on how great the band was. Our guests were on their feet dancing the whole night which is exactly what we wanted. Jay works with you throughout the planning process to...
understand what type of music you like best and to find the right balance and set list. Jay is enthusiastic and professional, and such a fun, dynamic guy.
Reviewed On 8/22/2017 by geoff c
Jay and the band played our May 2017 wedding, and we have been getting rave reviews from all our friends and family ever since! Jay was super accommodating when it came to our song selections, and the band's ability to capture every song was sp...
Having Jay play for us truly put our special occasion over the top, and you won't be disappointed! We codlin recommend them high enough!
Reviewed On 8/05/2017 by Marijela P
Thank you Hal Prince and specially DJ Steve for a fantastic night! Working with Hal Prince was an amazing experience, from start to finish. Everything was beyond our expectations!!! Music was fantastic. Special thank you to DJ Steve for creati...
ng the playlist that kept everyone dancing all night long and putting up with our Serbian music requests. Once again thank you Hal Prince for helping us make our dream come true!!!
Marijela & Steven
Reviewed On 7/19/2017 by Marcy M
I attended a wedding in NYC and danced to Jay Prince's music... never wanted the night to end. Two months later my daughter got engaged and after right after I confirmed the venue I hired Jay for her wedding. Best decision ever! She was married...
last May and months later people are still telling me how awesome the bad was. They also send me pictures from friends and family on the dance floor. I have no doubt that years to come my fam will still be talking about the wedding and band. Kudos to Jay and his band for making my daughters wedding reception one of the best that our guests will ever attend.
Reviewed On 7/18/2017 by Jenna M
Jay Prince and his band are PHENOMENAL. First of all, Jay and his team were a complete joy to work with for our wedding last week. Jay is so cool and really offers personal attention. He listened to our wishes, provided ideas when we weren't su...
re what to do for certain moments during the wedding, and accommodated a few special requests to personalize the evening. And of course, the dance sets were killer - everyone was up on their feet. They truly hit it out of the park!!! Everyone was raving about the band. We had guests tell us that the band was so good that they were happy to just watch them play - but sure enough everyone was on the dance floor.
Jay knows when to play the classics and when to pump up the contemporary music for the younger crowd later in the night. And for a wedding with mixed cultures, he also knew when to explain things like the hora, for example. He was also a great MC, providing announcements for speeches in a subtle, not overdone way.
I am so grateful for the band - one of the best decisions we made and would do it all over again a million times over. Just the best. When can I hear the Jay Prince band again?! Someone invite me to your wedding stat!
Reviewed On 7/14/2017 by Lori P
WOW!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!! FANTASTIC!!!!! – all words to describe the incredible band Nightsong from Hal Prince Music and Entertainment. We felt we struck gold when the band started playing and we saw so many people getting up to dance. We had a ...
pretty eclectic group of people that ranged in ages from 2 to 92 and from different parts of the country and the world. The band appealed to everyone so much so that there was no coaxing anyone to get up to dance.
When we met Jill from Hal Prince we told her what type of music we like and some of which we didn’t. We gave her some songs we definitely wanted played. We didn’t make a lengthy list because Jill suggested to us that we leave it up to the band. She said they would know how to read the crowd. They really did read the crowd well.
As our guests were leaving many said they enjoyed the band so much that they didn’t want the evening to end. It’s almost three weeks since the wedding and we still get messages from friends and family telling us how much they enjoyed the band.
I thank Jill, the band and all of Hal Prince Music and Entertainment for making our wedding an absolute success.
Reviewed On 6/12/2017 by Liz S
Had a fantastic night with Steve, our dj, at our wedding. He was great to work with, read the crowd well and played the music that kept us all on the dance floor! Amazing-I highly recommend him and the company!!!
Reviewed On 12/11/2016 by Leah B
I can honestly say that the Jay Prince Band made our wedding! They were absolutely amazing, kept the guests (and my husband and I) dancing all night long. From the beginning stages of planning through the event Jay and Pat were responsive, help...
ful, flexible, and made all the right suggestions to make our wedding the best. THANK YOU!!!!! And to the reader, book them now, it will be the best and easiest decision of your wedding!
Reviewed On 10/31/2016 by Lindsey A
Jay and his band are absolutely amazing! The planning process with Jay was very streamline and made me feel comfortable handing over the details for him to handle. We used some "interesting" songs during our ceremony and cake cutting and they...
nailed it! All of the vocalists are outstanding and the musicians amazed us and all of our guests. The dance floor was full all night! We were thrilled with Hal Prince Music and Entertainment! I can't even count the amount of compliments and positive feedback we received from our guests! Do yourself a favor and use Hal Prince for your wedding; you won't be disappointed! Thank you Jay and Band for everything! -Lindsey and Carl-
Reviewed On 10/15/2016 by Alison F
Hal Prince is truly the best of the best. They are the ultimate wedding band! We had a wonderful experience working with Jay. We initially met him at his office in the city to discuss our vision for the music, as well as which performers and in...
struments we'd like included in our band. Hal Prince also provided us with ceremony musicians. Via email, we discussed ceremony songs, receptions songs (first dance, cake cutting, etc.) and then met again to finalize everything. The band truly rocked the house - everyone was dancing! They played a great combination of old songs and new songs. Jay was also a wonderful emcee for our event. If you are looking for the perfect wedding band - look no further than Hal Prince!
Reviewed On 10/14/2016 by Tara V
The Jay Prince Band absolutely rocked our October 8, 2016 wedding! A live band was our nonnegotiable item for our wedding, so we did extensive research on who to select. We went to NYC showcases, met with bands, asked for recommendations, spe...
nt hours looking at videos and reviews online... we didn't make a decision lightly. When meeting with Jill and Jay in their Mt. Kisco office (also have an NYC office), they were extremely personable, professional and truly listened to what we wanted- verses simply trying to 'sell us' on the band. After meeting, we got only excellent recommendations from other couples who had used them, so we booked them!
In the lead up to the wedding, Jay and his assistant Pat, answered all emails and questions promptly. My husband and I met with Jay to discuss the tempo we wanted for the night. Jay helped us come up with a good collection of old songs, new songs and traditional songs that would fit the 250 person crowd. We had songs for every generation! No one sat at our wedding, unless it was because their feet hurt from dancing.
The highlight of the night was our first dance to the song 'Tennessee Whiskey.' The band learned the song for us and absolutely nailed it! It was even better than the original version!
We have received countless compliments on the Jay Prince Band and they absolutely exceeded our already high expectations. If you want people dancing your entire wedding and talking about how much it rocked for years to come, the Jay Prince Band (from Hal Prince Entertainment) is worth every penny.
Reviewed On 10/10/2016 by Abbi S
Jay and Hal Prince Music and Entertainment are INCREDIBLE!!! The dance floor at our wedding was jam-packed the entire night! The quality of their music is astounding and they play such a wide variety of songs and genres that this band is perfec...
t for any and every occasion. In addition to being amazingly talented, Jay and his team are professional, organized, and a joy to work with. These guys are just a ton of fun, full of energy, and we could not have asked for a better band for our wedding. I would highly recommend Hal Prince Music and Entertainment!!
Reviewed On 10/03/2016 by liza E
I just got married and I have to say this was the best wedding I have ever been to. I. Not just saying that because it is my own wedding. This band is unbelievable! It is like being at a concert! They had everyone dancing all night. Best of all...
they were a pleasure to work with. I am truly grateful for everything they did for us. My husband and I took dance classes to get our first dance down and they played our song so beautifully. Really made our night unique! Jay! Thank you so much. You rock man! And that Zeppelin during dinner was such a surprise.
Reviewed On 9/21/2016 by Shanna T
When the question came up, band or DJ, it was no doubt in my mind we wanted a band! And no other band came to mind than the famous Nightsong group from Hal Prince Orchestra! The band was AMAZING! Bandleader Mike did the most amazing job or seam...
less switching between our first dances, and made sure the party was ROCKING! We have several swing dancers in the mix and they had a blast! Almost everyone was up on the dance floor, and when the sax player is in the middle dancing with yours truly, WHILE still playing is no easy feat. Guests could not stop gushing about the wonderful band! My brother wanted to play a special song for me, and the band had no issue handing over a guitar for him to sing and play such a sweet song. We were singing, laughing and dancing up until the very last minute! The band really, really made the night memorable! It was 10,000% worth hiring a band! I would recommend any of them in a heart beat! Are we sure we cannot give them higher than 5 stars?! These guys and girls were seriously an 11!
Reviewed On 8/30/2016 by Elizabeth N
We used Jay Prince and his band for our wedding at the Stone Mill at the NY Botanical Garden last August. We were so pleased with the service. Not only were the musicians talented but they knew what would make the party fun. Our dance floor was...
hopping all night, and we loved that Jay played some acoustic during food courses. In planning for the wedding Jay was pleasant and considered all of our requests while also sharing his own suggestions. We also used a keyboardist for our ceremony which was perfect. I would definitely recommend using this band for your wedding.
Reviewed On 8/08/2016 by Jill F
Jay Prince and his band played at our daughter's wedding
This past Saturday . I am still getting calls, texts and emails about how fabulous our party was !
Jay knew from the moment we met how important it was to keep everyone in the dance flo...
My daughter and her now husband chose an unfamiliar song for their first dance and Jay and the band absolutely nailed it !! It was one of the most special moments of the night !
I cannot say enough about how wonderful
The night was ! As everyone says the music is so
Important and there was never a doubt in my mind from the moment we booked Jay Prince !
Reviewed On 7/16/2016 by Stacey K
Jay Prince and his band were fantastic! We just had them at our wedding and were so thrilled. They went above and beyond our expectations and really made our day so special! Thank you so much Jay! - Stacey K
Reviewed On 7/06/2016 by Knottie1467844259
They Can Do Anything!
Engaging the Hal Prince Orchestra for my daughter’s wedding proved to be a great choice. Not only did we get Jay Prince as our Band Leader but Jill Prince (Jay’s sister) was also part of the package. Jill will be discusse...
d later. As for the Jay and the Band, our guests are still talking about how fabulous they were. In addition to being up-beat and talented musicians who know and love the music they are playing, the sound quality was simply fantastic. I hate going to weddings, where you can’t hear yourself think. Somehow the Hal Prince Orchestra manages to play the music at sound volumes that clearly inspire the crowd to get up and boogie but not so loud that people cannot converse. Their engineers are that good.
Jay and the Band can play anything you could possibly want to hear on your special day their set list is quite extensive. Our directive to Jay was that all the music had to popular and recognizable by our guests of all ages. Every song played had to have been someone’s favorite song. Their covers are simply amazing. We went for the 12 piece band that included several singers and an incredible horn section. I wish I could listen and dance to such a great band every weekend. The music of our wedding ranged from Sinatra, Motown, Swing, to the Hora!
Jay is also a great emcee. He is charisma personified. Putting your affair in Jay’s hands is a good idea. He is fun and enthusiastic. That is also important during the planning aspect of your function. The process should be fun and not an ordeal. Jay made it a joyful time for us.
Now onto what you would not necessarily expect from a music company. It was my good fortune to hook up with Jill Prince, who really put together the visual embodiment of what we wanted for my daughter’s wedding. She suggested a lighting and décor package that I had not seen before. It drove home the message of summer and happiness that we wanted to convey. She arranged for fabulous furniture rentals, incredible lighting and a monogrammed white dance floor that made the room magical. She is familiar with a wide variety of venues and vendors. She is a pleasure to work with and our wedding would not have been as magnificent as it was without her!
Reviewed On 6/08/2016 by Julia B
Jay Prince and his band were absolutely AMAZING! They were the stars of our wedding, and no one can stop talking about how excellent they were! Jay was a fabulous M.C. and everything ran smoothly! People stayed extra late that night just to kee...
p listening to the band play, and I have never danced so hard for so long! Thank you all so much!!
Reviewed On 5/09/2016 by Knottie1462800835
Jay Prince and his band are SO fabulous. I can't recommend them highly enough. On our wedding night they kept everyone (even my 84-year-old grandmother) on their feet for hours!!! The band can recreate any song, from the Beatles to Rihanna, and...
it'll sound like the original recording. It was a wedding to remember and I know it's because we hired Jay Prince!
Reviewed On 5/09/2016 by Knottie1462798327
This band brought the wedding reception such joy! With non stop dancing! Providing just the right spirit for our family and friends-- with music choices appealing to 3 generations! Guests raved and wrote us thank you letters saying "Hal Prince...
- that band is World Class!"
Reviewed On 11/11/2015 by Janet Y
Easily the best wedding band I have ever heard! We hired the Jay Prince band to play our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and wedding reception and the entire party was blown away. I have been receiving non stop compliments from guests months af...
ter the wedding about how the band was out of this world. We had many musicians as guests at the wedding, who are overly critical of bands (especially wedding bands) and they could not believe the level of musicianship of the Jay Prince Band. They nailed everything from classic rock, funk, jazz, R and B, soul, motown to even reggae and had a blast doing it. In addition, Jay and Jill were great to work with from the beginning. They were accommodating, professional, knowledgeable and patient as we changed some of our songs at the last minute. I could not recommend this band highly enough... They kept the dance floor packed all night long and really made our wedding day everything we had hoped it would be and more. BOOK THIS BAND!!!
Reviewed On 11/10/2015 by Melissa H
From the moment we walked in the door, I knew this would be the band for us- fun, friendly, and a huge presence of that overall family -business mentality (my parents even had Hal and the original band at their wedding!) Jay was so easy to work...
with and exceeded all of our requests and expectations- whether that was changing songs 5 minutes beforehand or letting us karaoke with the band! The music was FANTASTIC -- let's put it this way -- the entire crowd was on the dance floor BEFORE salad....and no one wanted to sit down! We had a blast and I couldn't thank them enough! XO
Reviewed On 10/30/2015 by Eileen C
When I hired Hal Prince Music & Entertainment I knew exactly what I was getting...high quality, fun entertainment. I had the good fortune of seeing this band performance at another event (bar mitzvah). Jay Prince worked with me and my husband...
to go over the specifics, to make suggestions on timing and music options and to listen to our special wedding musical requests. He is a consummate professional, willing to work with his clients to get them the best options within their budget. This is a full service, family owned and operated entertainment company which offers live bands, DJs and other entertainment options to make your party unique and exciting. My guests raved about the music (young and old) and the dance floor was packed for the entire reception.
Reviewed On 10/30/2015 by Lisa M
Jay and his team rocked! They played a great variety of music and kept our wedding guests dancing all night. They did a wonderful job!
Reviewed On 10/29/2015 by Michelle E
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Jay Prince and Hal Prince Entertainment! Jay coordinated all the music for our wedding -- from the ceremony music (we chose strings), to cocktail hour (we had a pianist) to the reception (the Hal Prince ...
band). The music flowed seamlessly throughout the evening, the musicians were superb and the songs were exactly what we were looking for. Our guests did not want to leave the dance floor!
Not only is the Hal Prince Band quite the musical talent but Jay Prince's enthusiasm, patience and professionalism were greatly appreciated by my now husband and I during the very busy days leading up to the wedding and on the wedding day itself. He made the extra effort to make our planning a bit easier (i.e. helping us choose ceremony music) and our day even more meaningful. Even though we only decided on our First Dance song and father-daughter song a few days before the wedding, the Hal Prince band learned the two pieces for us so that they could sing it live, making these dances that much more special to us.
Thank you for helping make our wedding day unforgettable!
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 by Knottie58305242
We enjoyed the musical talents of Hal Prince Entertainment this past Saturday night at the wedding of my son Robert and my now daughter in-law Nicole.
Classical guitar played during the church ceremony by master guitarist Mark.
ation continued at a wonderful reception where DJ Steve carefully selected tunes that our guests dancing the night away. He could really read the audience and see what they enjoyed to dance to.
Prior to the wedding day we met with Jill and Jay, owners at Hal Prince. They helped us select the music for the ceremony. We then discussed the dance music that we wanted to hear during the night. We reviewed how we wanted the night to start with entrance songs and special dance songs for bride and groom as well as special dances.
All in all it was a wonderful evening and many guests remarked to us that evening and the next day what a terrific time they had "dancing their feet off".
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 by Megan S
Hal Prince Music and Entertainment was absolutely amazing! They catered to all of our music needs and were willing to play whatever we requested! They nailed our wedding song and kept the dance floor full all night! The sax player even played o...
ut on the dance floor! Hal Prince was outstanding and we would recommend him for any occasion. The band showed their true passion for music and performed an awesome show! This group made our wedding night!!
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 by Jeff T
Jill was amazing. She completely took care of us, was on top of all the arrangements, even identified issues we hadn't thought of and solved them. The DJ and sound equipment were great. Everyone danced the entire night through. So grateful and ...
enthusiastically recommend them and would use them again.
Reviewed On 10/27/2015 by Knottie67407888
From our first meeting with Jay, Hal Prince were an absolute dream to work with. They listened to and understood the style of wedding we wanted (relaxed, fun, lots of dancing, really inclusive). We met up several times and on one occasion were ...
lucky enough to actually meet members of the band which really helped us all gel. The songs we particularly wanted to hear were all played, plus a brilliant array of standards, modern numbers and great everyone-on-the-floor songs.
The quality of the musicians, from our wedding ceremony, through our cocktail hour and on into the night cannot be surpassed. Literally every one of guests were amazed and thrilled at the quality of Jay and the Hal Prince Band - they are so good, they sound like a recording! Each musician is amazing, they played seamlessly and were the backdrop and sometimes front-drop to our wedding party. An outstanding group of talented, warm, professional and lovely musicians. Thank you for being part of our wedding and making it so special!
Reviewed On 10/27/2015 by Jessica M
Hal Prince is affordable, flexible, professional and all around awesome. Jill is amazing with pre event prep. MC Oscar and DJ Mike litterally had 90% of our guests on the dance floor 90% of the time. I would use the Hal Prince again in a secon...
Reviewed On 10/27/2015 by Carolyn W
Hal Prince played at both of my sisters weddings and then recently ours. Each time they were amazing and played off of the vibe of the wedding. They were incredibly nice to work with and very detailed oriented leading up to the wedding day. So ...
many of our guests told us throughout the night how amazing the band was. My favorite line from one of our guest was "hands down best wedding band ever" and I would have to agree. They are great at what they do and really show just how much they enjoy it when they play.
Reviewed On 6/18/2015 by Karen R
Jay Prince and his band are amazing. Jay is professional, responsive, flexible and fun.
OUR WEDDING ROCKED! Our dance floor was packed the entire night!! This band did an absolutely amazing job of playing music and reading the crowd. Nobody...
wanted to sit down because the music was so fantastic. We have received so many compliments that night and the calls still continue. Looking forward to having Hal Prince play at another special event very soon.
Reviewed On 5/27/2015 by Meghan R
Our dance floor was packed the entire night! This band did an absolutely amazing job of playing music and reading the crowd. They provided the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, and we wouldn't have had it any other way! Jay ...
was amazing to work with throughout the entire process. He was fun and responsive, and was a huge help and help helping us figure out what exactly we wanted. By and large the compliment that we received the most times was how much fun are band was and what incredibly talented musicians they were! Nobody wanted to sit down because the music was so fantastic! Highly recommended!
Reviewed On 1/17/2015 by Robert S
Jay Prince made our wedding night particularly special. Not only did he incorporate our music preferences to perfection (his band learned new music specifically for our wedding that were not in their already extensive song knowledge) but they ...
created a fun environment where there were people dancing from start to finish. What was great was that both old and young were dancing the whole evening. Helped make it that much more special.
Reviewed On 11/29/2014 by Nicole H
Where to begin?!? Two weeks after our wedding, we are still on cloud 9 from how incredible Hal Prince Music’s performance was at our wedding – YOU ROCKED!!! First, we had the keyboardist expertly play during our ceremony and cocktail hour. He ...
helped made our walk down the aisle magical and set the stage for the awesome party to come. We received an insane amount of compliments on our band from our guests and you deserved every single one. Not only did Jay and his band play all the hits that had the entire dance floor packed, the band took the time to learn one song we special requested for our choreographed first dance, as well as surprised us by learning another song we briefly mentioned that we loved in our pre-wedding meeting. Jay’s personal attention leading up to the wedding gave us extreme confidence that our wedding band would be great - boy did they OVERDELVER. We could not have asked for anything more. Hal Prince Music truly made our wedding the best day of our lives!
Reviewed On 10/07/2014 by enza a
They did such an amazing job at our wedding this past weekend!!! everyone was up and dancing all night long!!!! I would recomend them to anyone who wants to dance the night away....fabulous!!!!
Reviewed On 9/24/2014 by Stacy R
Jay Prince and his band are amazing. Music to me is one of those key elements that makes or breaks a wedding. To say the least, they rocked. They were really easy to work with, in spite of me being overly specific on what songs I was looking fo...
r :) The ceremony instrumental was beautiful. And the reception music was spot on. They read the crowd perfectly. People were on the dance floor all night. I highly recommend them.
Reviewed On 12/12/2012 by Kristen W
Jay Prince and his band were perfect...absolutely perfect! Over a month after our wedding, our friends are still raving about the music the band played. The Jay Prince Band brought the fun and made the party a success. We had 20 minutes of m...
usic in between each course, which Jay suggested, and it was a hit. Everyone said they have never danced that much at a wedding and never seen a bride dance that much; I have to credit Hal Prince Music and Entertainment for that.
Reviewed On 5/23/2012 by Leslie M
Jay Prince and his fellow musicians were really over the top spectacular. My groom and I found it difficult to speak to all the guest tables because everyone was busy dancing up a storm. The music was the best and Jay and his band did a great j...
ob getting a feel for the crowd and keeping the flow going the whole night. Before the wedding was over we had many guests request their contact information for their own future weddings. They really rocked the house and got everyone moving, shaking, and sweating. They set the kind of free-spirited dancing-machine-crazed, fun, awesome, and wonderful environment we were hoping for at our wedding. We've heard compliments like "best wedding ever" and it's due in large part to the command Jay and his band took rocking the party. I urge you to book them!
Reviewed On 8/08/2011 by pat m
Hal Prince orchestra was over the top, spectacular, amazing, and beyond. Our guests never stopped dancing! These musicians love what they do and consequently every one at your party has the time of their lives. From the acustic guitars - ...
music at the cocktail hour to the heart pumping, foot stomping music at the reception, the night was magical. If you want your guest to feel like they've been at the best wedding ever - hire this magnificent band.
Contact Info for Hal Prince Music and Entertainment
2 Depot Plaza, Bedford Hills, NY | NY - CT - NJ + Destination Weddings
We are Jay and Jill Prince, and we are carrying on the tradition of our parents; Hal & Anabel Prince. Hal, a well known orchestra leader, and Anabel, an accomplished vocalist , inspired us to pursue our passion just as they did theirs.
As the owners of Hal Prince Music and Entertainment, we strive to bring outstanding and professional entertainment to every event and celebration across the NY, CT & NJ Tri-state area.
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