Carte Blanche
Testimonials
Thank you for participating in our show today!
You were all fantastic. You added so much to the show and made it really special. It was a pleasure working with you. If I ever need a band for anything – you are first on my list!! Please pass this along to everyone.

Mary Forrest
The Martha Stewart Show

Carte Blanche could not have been more PERFECT last night.
They were so chic at Jazz and everyone from the guests, to our client, to all the Jazz tech folks were blown away by them. Thank you, thank you!

David Stark
President & Creative Director
David Stark Design and Production

I want to thank Carte Blanche for making our event unforgettable.
Great musicians, great repertoire, nice, warm atmosphere. Cristina's voice is amazing. Our guests, who speak Russian were sure that she speaks Russian fluently, french speaking guests thought she is french. Thanks again.

Nellie Zamdborg

AMAZING AND FABULOUS...
all the guests loved the group, they really set the tone of our party, and all the members couldn't be more gracious. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Now we know where to find THE BEST!!!!!!

Francisco Javier
October 16, 2015 Event
The Rosewood, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

I wanted to give the band the most sincere thank you for taking our wedding on September 5th above and beyond any expectations.
Not only were they warm and approachable, but every single guest commented on how amazing they were and how they truly made the evening. Our first dance to "Two Step" was beautiful and a very special moment (perhaps my favorite) of the wedding night. So, please relay a heartfelt thank you from me to them and let them know that they gave me the most beautiful evening of my life.

I look forward to any opportunity to work with them again and I have already passed along their information several times over. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Best,

Suzanne Hazel
September 5 2015 Wedding
Private Residence in VA

Carte Blanche was TRULY EXTRAORDINARY last night.
They made the evening!

They looked stunning, they sounded amazing and there were perfect for the venue and the tone of our event. Not only were my colleagues truly blown away, but our guests were entranced and raved about them. I'm so sorry that I was not able to thank them personally at the end of the evening.

I cannot thank you all enough for your help in booking, organizing and producing the show. Mark was incredibly attentive and helped ensure a seamless transition and set up.

I hope that I may continue to stay in touch regarding other events that we can collaborate on in the future.

Many, many thanks!

Warm Regards,
Liz Abrahamsen
Manager, Patron Services & Events
Bard Graduate Center
March 23 2015 Event
54 Below

We truly would like to thank each band member - Cristina, Tomoko, Kate, Christian, Sean and Dan for their incredible performances at our wedding weekend.
Out of all the musical moments, (including Buena Vista) everyone was really blown away by Carte Blanche. The most feedback we received from people was to compliment and sing your praises!

Not only are you all super-talented, your fun energy and charisma contributed to the overall joy and happiness we felt around us. We also were delighted to hear that you knew some of the guests and count them as friends. One of my dear friends who couldn't make it, Martin Villanueva was "tripping" that you performed for us!

All our gratitude and the very best to each of you. Maybe on a future trip to New York, we will be able to thank you in person, and better yet, hear you perform live again.

Natalie and Diego
August 30 2014 Wedding
Quail Lodge & Golf Club--Carmel CA

They are so talented and nice
and the ceremony was maybe 7 minutes and they rushed to get on stage because we were 20 minutes early and, of course, they handled it like pros without a sweat and got up and performed and knocked everyone’s socks off. Your attention to detail is amazing and you always give me all the information I need to make it a seamless for when the talent arrives. So thank you!!!

Ann David
DAVID | REINHARD
E V E N T S | CONSULTING

OMG, they were SUCH a hit.
I gave out all their cards and everyone was absolutely raving! They are perfect, and I am going to use them every opportunity I get!

Charlie (Charlotte) Ibarra
Manager, Events & Special Projects
October 7 2014 Event
JWT New York

Everything was amazing.
Carte Blanche was an AMAZING hit. To be honest everyone should have music like that for dinner… it was awesome.

Lauren Sozmen
Loli Events
7-12-2014 event at The Foundry NY

I really want to thank you for the great performances at the Suburban Hospital Showcase.
We were so thrilled to have you and look forward to the next event together.

Thanks so much,

Thy Thy Parra (of Evoke DC)
May 8, 2014
Bethesda Blues and Jazz event in Bethesda, MD

Just wanted to say thanks to all of you for making this afternoon happen.
Although it comes as no surprise, Carte Blanche was an absolute hit and a pleasure to work with today! Everyone had nothing but phenomenal things to say. Hopefully we can all work together again in the future.

JoAnn Kaufmann
The Martha Stewart Show

Just wanted to follow-up and let you know that our Breakers Palm Beach event went off without a hitch! The entertainers were great and the band top notch!
It was such a crazy evening I don’t even think I got the chance to thank everyone...they were so fantastic and really went above and beyond catering to our needs/schedule. Thanks again for everything, we look forward to working with your team again in the future!

Thanks & Be Safe,

Michelle Wesley
Tradesman International
Corporate Event
The Breakers Palm Beach
April 3 2014

The band was amazing...
The music, the look, the feel, to work with... I loved them...they were the soul of the party--perfect in every way!!"

Susan of Susan Holland Events
September 28 2014 Wedding in The Hamptons

...everything turned out greatand we got countless compliments on the band.
They were as good as we envisioned they would be! Exactly the style and vibe we wanted.

Scott
August 17 2013 wedding
The Bowery Hotel

I wanted to thank you for Carte Blanche, they were AMAZING!!!
Everyone was in love with them and DJ Neekola. It was such a great combination!!!

Both young and older generations had an amazing amazing time!!

I still keep getting comments at how wonderful it was to bring back the old times in a very classy/modern way!"

Many thanks again,

Eris
June Wedding
Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels, MD

Please pass on my many thanks to Carte Blanche for the absolutely fabulous music they provided for my daughter's wedding ceremony, cocktails, and dinner reception.
They are amazing musicians and captured perfectly the vintage theme of the wedding. We received many compliments from our guests and would like to pass the well-observed praise on to the artists themselves.

With much appreciation,

Mother of the bride

We also did not stop hearing about how amazing Carte Blanche was!
They were truly sensational and MADE the event. Thank you for all of your help!!!

Laura Leanza
May, 2013 wedding
The State Room, Boston MA

Carte Blanche was just amazing.
We still haven't stopped hearing the rave reviews from enraptured guests.

Laura
October, 2012 wedding
Stonover Farm--Lenox, MA

Please extend a big thank you to Carte Blanche from us!
They were wonderful at our event last week - we loved working with them and their look and sound were absolutely perfect for our brand and event. The band was lovely to deal with and I really enjoyed hearing them - they were incredible.

All the best,

Dawn

Carte Blanche was absolute perfection!
They were one of the highlights of the event for sure. Our client was beyond impressed.

My Best,

Hayley Seed
Wedding Designer
Taste Catering and Event Planning
September wedding -- Atherton CA

We just wanted to thank you and Carte Blanche for all of your help!
They were wonderful and were the perfect complement to our wedding - they really made the cocktail hour and reception great! Our guests were raving about them all night - we couldn't have been happier!

Thanks so much!

Best regards,

Michael and Joseph
September, 2012 Wedding
Del Posto Restaurant, NYC

Carte Blanche - You played my wedding last night and blew everyone away.
Your music was one of the things I was most looking forward to and you surpassed my expectations. My guests could not stop gushing about how amazing you were. I cannot thank you enough for enriching my day. Simply perfection

Erin & Kenette

EVERYTHING was amazing..!!!
I loved everyone as did the guests. Carte Blanche were as PERFECT as I remembered and were great in the venue and setting! They were critical to the success of the event and I could not think of a better fit for the client... I cannot wait to work with them all again!!

Take care and best regards,

Jeffrey Selden
Managing Partner
Marcia Selden Catering
August, 2012 wedding
The Meadowlands--Darien, CT

Mark and I wanted to thank you and your band mates for making our wedding this past Friday such a special event!
Carte Blanche looked and sounded wonderful, especially in that unique setting. I am still on cloud nine! We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful event, and I don't think I'm exaggerating to say that having Carte Blanche perform was a major factor in making it magical. All of our guests were/are still raving about you guys.

Best, Colleen

August 3 2012 wedding
Desmond Tutu Center

I can't even begin to tell you how amazing it was.
Carte Blanche were BEYOND amazing - everyone was going on and on and on about how incredible they were. Even my 93 year old grandmother was dancing up a storm!

...please send along our effusive, over-the-top thanks to them. They seriously sung/played their hearts out, and it was absolutely magical. And, for the record, the song 'Postcards from Italy' will now make me cry, immediately, whenever I hear it, for the rest of my life. (I'm actually tearing up just thinking about it now...) It was the most special, incredible, perfect, beyond-my-wildest-expectations evening of my entire life - and Carte Blanche had a huge, huge part in that.

Amazing!!!!!!!

Cheers,

Lesley Townsend
Founder & Director
www.manhattancocktailclassic.com
July 21 2012 wedding -- 632 on Hudson

We are about to hop on a flight for our honeymoon but wanted to say that Carte Blanche was utterly amazing.
Everyone was raving about them and they made our event so much more special.

Marie Hayden
July 7 2012 wedding
Downtown Association NYC

Just wanted to send a quick e-mail thanking you and Carte Blanche for an out of this world performance.
The Target clients can't stop talking about the band and have said that they really created a lot of buzz amongst attendees.

I also wanted to say how lovely all of the band members are. Juli and I travelled with them to the airport in Shanghai and they are so terrific. Their enthusiasm for what they do really shines through and of course their talent is hard to miss.

This was truly a 10 out of 10 experience. Thank you, Gretchen and the band for all your hard work. Looking forward to the next!

Christina Dimitriadis
Senior Project Manager, David Stark Design
April 18 2012 Event in Shanghai

I just wanted to thank you so much for everything!
The strings and carte blanche were absolutely incredible and i can't thank you enough for being so attentive, responsive and organized in getting everyone together and making our night so special.

Thank you so much and look forward to working with you again in the future!

Bari

I know the wedding was almost a month ago now but with the honeymoon and everything I am just settling back into normal life now. I just had to email you and thank you for everything. The band was A-MAZ-ING!!!! All the guests were in awe of them, and keep telling me how amazing the wedding was and how Carte Blanche was beyond perfect. Kate and the whole group are so sweet and lovely as well. What a fun night - we all danced our behinds off! And you made the whole process so easy!! Thanks for everything, you were such a pleasure to work with!

Lori (& Hans too!) October 15, 2011 wedding The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre

Thank you so much for your help in coordinating Danielle and Joel's wedding this past Friday. It was perfect!!
The band was amazing and everyone has a blast!!! I will certainly recommend Carte Blanche to other couples. Hopefully we can work together again!

Christopher Clark David Stark Design and Production October 7 2011 wedding

It couldn't have gone better and people are still talking about Carte Blanche.
We could've had them for a full night! Scott and the Trio were fantastic as well. Everyone was a punctual and a pleasure to work with. hope they all enjoyed playing our wedding. Carte Blanche really got the crowd going and my uncle who plays keyboards for Chuck Berry was equally impressed. I want to plan the next thing!

Thanks, Quin Johnson Event Coordinator, The Green Building November 4 2011 wedding

Carte Blanche could not have been more PERFECT last night.
They were so chic at Jazz and everyone from the guests, to our client, to all the Jazz tech folks were blown away by them. Thank you, thank you!

David Stark President & Creative Director David Stark Design and Production

Such an amazing night was shared by all who attended the wedding on Saturday night at the Frick Collection!
I cannot thank you all enough for your hard work and flexibility during the planning and execution of the McDowell/Levin wedding. It was great to watch everyone working together during the quick set up to ensure the space looked perfect for the guests.

The client could not have been more pleased with the evening. From the wonderful sounds of Carte Blanche in cocktails to the delicious treats during dancing, the bride and groom were all smiles. Congrats to you all for helping create such a wonderful, memorable experience for the family and guests.

Looking forward to working with you again soon!

Alison Production Manager Rafanelli Events September 10, 2011 event"