T E S T I M O N I A L S
There is no way to express the level of simcha that you and your band mates brought to the wedding celebration. From the bedeken to the post ceremony dancing, you guys really brought the house down, and lifted our spirits to the moon.
Thank you thank you thank you!
Sarah Horowitz and Rachel Harris
The presence of Saul Goodman's Klezmer Band was blessings on blessings for our big day, and held us in ways we couldn't have imagined! They were extremely kind, generous, and brought great energy, and were a delight to work with amidst the bustle of wedding planning. The band started playing at one of our tisches, and weaved in music amidst the program in highly intuitive and playful ways in our loving and raucous program. They effortlessly accompanied through many aspects of our wedding ritual, and supported a spirited and lively hora. Extremely talented musicians, thoughtful and caring community members, and holy celebration makers. I can't wait for another reason to collaborate with them and would recommend them to anyone who is looking to add musical magic and joy to their celebration.
Elaina Marshalek and Frankie Sandmel
My favorite part of my wedding reception was having Saul Goodman's Klezmer Band play. I actually never planned on having live music, and now I truly can't imagine our day without it. It absolutely elevated my experience, and for our guests too. If you're on the fence about it, I'd love to convince you to just go for it. 100% worth it. So much joy and laughter and beauty. They also played during our tish and ceremony, which was beyond special. Look no further!
A big thank you to the band for making our big day so special. You were amazing! It really was beyond what I had hoped - the music, dancing, it was perfect. And seeing you all in the photo booth when I got the copies was a hilarious surprise 😊. Thanks so much again!
Dani Rabwin on her son's Bar Mitzvah
Their music moves me every time I hear them play.
It makes me feel so happily Jewish.
And more than any folk music I know, it evokes family.— Irwin Federman
Saul Goodman's Klezmer Band . . . raising the bar in Bar Mitzvah!
Rebecca Weiner, ceremony officiant
For some reason it seemed to me to be quite reasonable to plan a klezmer dance party for my 40th birthday. I'm actually not sure why it's not one of those traditions like New Years or 4th of July. I wish I turned 40 every year. What joy to have this music echoing from the walls of our home, what bliss to grasp hands with so many of my dearest friends and celebrate reaching a milestone. We need more excuses to swing skirts with abandon, close our eyes and listen to the plaintive voice of the clarinet, pound bare feet in the carpet along with the drums... I think I still hear the songs when I walk in my hallway even now.
Andrea Dunlap on her 40th birthday party
We hired The Saul Goodman Band for our son's bar mitzvah, and they were extraordinary! Our son wanted something different from the usual bar mitzvah DJ scene, and we were thrilled. First of all, everyone danced. Everyone. Second, it was so moving to have a band playing music reminiscent of our ancestors. Everything about this band was fantastic. They were easy to work with, flexible, and extremely talented. I would hire them again in a second.
Debbie Bamberger on her son's Bar Mitzvah
SGKB brought joy and energy to everyone present at our son’s bar mitzvah. Their music is playful and beautiful, and the Virginia Reel, klezmer style, blew everyone away. Warm, gifted musicians easy to work with—thank you!
Steve Schiff on his son's Bar Mitzvah
After I heard Mike and Dave from Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Band play at my brother's wedding, I knew I'd need them to perform at my own. The bedeken and hora were some of the liveliest, most fun moments of the day. They bring a tremendous energy and got everyone dancing. Highly recommended!
Simon Stahl, on his wedding
The Saul Goodman Band took our wedding to the next level! They made our hora extremely lively and memorable, and even got in there and danced with the crowd with their instruments. They also did the music for our ceremony and pre-ceremony tisch, and graciously learned new music we requested. It was beautiful and everyone loved them. Mike and his team are so kind, fun, organized, and easy to work with. Highly highly recommend.
Ari Eisen and Sarah Smith on their wedding
My wife and I decided to surprise our big Jewish family with Saul Goodman's Klezmer Band at our wedding. They help coordinate our entrance and processional up to our ceremony. They set the tone for the celebration, and everyone really came to life with the energy of their live music. We were so grateful for their presence and talent on our big day. Hopefully we will have another occasion to hire them again soon.
Maggie Owsley about her wedding