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STAN WIEST MUSIC REVIEWS OF WEDDINGS MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT NEW YORK LONG ISLAND NEW JERSEY CONNECTICUT

“THE KNOT WEDDING AWARD” TO STAN WIEST MUSIC

 Reviewed  by Lisa L

Stan is the most talented musician I have ever met. I choose unknown songs for my ceremony- and Stan learned the music and played the songs beautifully. Hearing him play was a highlight for me and all my guests. I highly recommend Stan – you won’t find a nicer more talented piano player. Also- his dj dennis  was amazing. A great pair. Loved them both.

 

 

Reviewed  by Gary M

I can’t say enough good things about Stan Wiest. A consummate professional and all around great person to work with. Anytime we had questions about anything, he got back to us in a timely manner and always worked with us to make sure we were happy. His musical skill is top notch as well, and he knew exactly the right things to play to make our wedding a special day. You can’t go wrong with Stan – Stan’s the man!

 

Reviewed On by Allyssa L

We were honored that Stan Wiest was able to be our pianist at our wedding. From start to finish his playing was magical. All of our guests ranted and raved about how professional and enchanting the music was. Stan exceeded our expectations and we would choose him time and time again. Thank you for a wonderful Christmas Wedding filled with music that only a talented pianist such as Stan could pull off. If you’re looking for a pianist for your wedding or big event, Stan is the man! Thanks again

 

Reviewed by Jim W

Stan arranged the music for my daughter’s wedding and my wife and I could not be happier with all that he provided. He, himself played piano during the cocktail hour and provide a string quartet for the church. The musicians and DJ for the affair were outstanding. Stan is a very professional and all around great person to work with…. No regrets.. The Best.. Great value for the money.

 

Reviewed  by Donna L

From our first contact to the end of the festivities, we couldn’t have asked for a better addition to our wedding than Stan. He was able to satisfy our desire for traditional music for the ceremony and upbeat dance music afterwards. In addition, he acted as MC and helped the event flow smoothly. Stan is definitely the whole package

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STAN WIEST IS RECOMMENDED BY  CBS RADIO, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE DAILY NEWS, TIME OUT MAGAZINE, LONG ISLAND NEWSDAY, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, NEW YORK WEDDINGS MAGAZINE, BRIDAL GUIDE MAGAZINE, WEDDINGS BELLS MAGAZINE, WEDDINGS MAGAZINE

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STAN WIEST MUSIC is recommended in NEW YORK MAGAZINE –THE ESSENTIAL WEDDING GUIDE SPRING / SUMMER  and FALL /  WINTER  ISSUE for the 9th year in a row

NEW YORK MAGAZINE “This agency provides an array of bands and DJs- think mariachis, steel-drum ensembles, strolling violinists, and musicians well versed in Persian and Greek music. It’s a favorite among Dixieland fans, sitar aficionados and bagpipe enthusiasts. The band and DJ combo packages are especially popular for weddings”

JOAN HAMBURG -WOR AM RADIO PERSONALITY IN NEW YORK RECOMMENDS STAN WIEST MUSIC

In her award-winning book “City Weddings” Joan Hamburg says:

“With over 17 bands and orchestras working for him, Stan Wiest can get you the perfect music for your wedding, and, because he’s a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, Wiest really understands the intricacies of wedding performances

The list of musicians he can get for you is enormous, since he handles everything from ballroom dance bands to steel drums, mariachi groups, bagpipers, bluegrass bands,classical groups, Greek bouzouki music, sitars, German Octoberfest, and DJs

Go to his website and take a look at the 112 music pages he has set up. He’s great to work with and an amazing wedding resource”

Maria Mc Bride-Mellinger Editor at Bride’s Magazine in New York City Recommends STAN WIEST MUSIC for WEDDINGS in her book “The Perfect Wedding Reception”

STAN WIEST MUSIC IS A MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF BRIDAL CONSULTANTS

STAN WIEST IS A CLASSICAL AND JAZZ CONCERT PIANIST. STAN  WILL ORCHESTRATE THE MUSIC TO SUIT YOUR CEREMONY NEEDS

OVER 288 RAVE REVIEWS BY LONG ISLAND BRIDES ON WWW.LIWEDDINGS.COM

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Posted by Gary M

I can’t say enough good things about Stan Wiest. A consummate professional and all around great person to work with. Anytime we had questions about anything, he got back to us in a timely manner and always worked with us to make sure we were happy. His musical skill is top notch as well, and he knew exactly the right things to play to make our wedding a special day. You can’t go wrong with Stan – Stan’s the man!

Posted by Kim M

We were so lucky to have Stan as the pianist at our wedding! His excellency shone through at our very intimate, Christmastime event. Can’t recommend his live jazz work enough. He was truly a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. My mother even called him the star of the show lol!

 

Posted  by Allyssa L

We were honored that Stan Wiest was able to be our pianist at our wedding. From start to finish his playing was magical. All of our guests ranted and raved about how professional and enchanting the music was. Stan exceeded our expectations and we would choose him time and time again. Thank you for a wonderful Christmas Wedding filled with music that only a talented pianist such as Stan could pull off. If you’re looking for a pianist for your wedding or big event, Stan is the man! Thanks again!

Posted by Jon F

We were lucky enough to book Stan Wiest as the piano player at our intimate COVID-era wedding reception, and his music single-handedly (double?) elevated the ambience to match the sense of celebration of a large, more formal wedding. Stan is a gentleman, a consummate professional, and, most importantly, an extremely talented solo pianist (for those who know the reference, think Carmen Cavallaro in musical style and dexterity). Stan played enjoyable classics and all our songs requests seamlessly from cocktail hour through to cake cutting with just a few short breaks. As a testament to his musical prowess, we requested the showstopper “Bumble Boogie” as the last song, and Stan performed it flawlessly after hours of playing. It was a privilege to have a musician of his caliber at our event, which makes it easy for us to recommend Stan Wiest to anyone looking to make their night “unforgettable.” A class act! You will not find better.

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Reviewed  by Sarah D
we used stan wiest for our ceremony and cocktail hour music for our wedding and were thrilled. we met with stan and he made the process very easy and fun. he was accommodating and made us know that if we had any problems throughout the wedding planning process, we could come to him. ceremony and cocktail hour music was reasonable and knocked it out of the park. we were so happy.
Reviewed  by Michelle F

Stan is awesome! He is very helpful and knows a lot of weddings and music! We were so happy with our DJ Dennis! Everyone was perfect for our wedding. Stan is very personable and loves his career. Highly recommend!!!posted by Chris R

Stan is the man! Very professional and responsive. He greatly contributed to our wonderful wedding day.

 

Posted by Jim W

Stan arranged the music for my daughter’s wedding and my wife and I could not be happier with all that he provided. He, himself played piano during the cocktail hour and provide a string quartet for the church. The musicians and DJ for the affair were outstanding. Stan is a very professional and all around great person to work with…. No regrets.. The Best.. Great value for the money..

Reviewed  by Sarah D
we used stan wiest for our ceremony and cocktail hour music for our wedding and were thrilled. we met with stan and he made the process very easy and fun. he was accommodating and made us know that if we had any problems throughout the wedding planning process, we could come to him. ceremony and cocktail hour music was reasonable and knocked it out of the park. we were so happy.
Reviewed  by Michelle F
Stan is awesome! He is very helpful and knows a lot of weddings and music! We were so happy with our DJ Dennis! Everyone was perfect for our wedding. Stan is very personable and loves his career. Highly recommend!!!
Reviewed by Sam R
My bride and felt it was very important to have live music during our reception, to give it more of sense of occasion then the average party. We had quite a lot of disagreement early on about what kind of music to have and how to satisfy all the guests we were expecting. Young people, older people, reserved people and party animals. We wanted people to be able to get up and dance, but not feel they were being pressured to, and to still be able to sit and talk if that’s what they wanted to do. When we met Stan, he reassured us that everything we wanted was perfectly doable. He shared with us many techniques he knows from his long experience performing at weddings for engaging a crowd without being obnoxious. He told us about how he and his band have learned to read what crowds are responding to, and choose their next songs accordingly, rather than just following an arbitrary set list. He played us a number of selections, show casing the wide range of musical styles he and his band can perform. I also appreciated his policy of never, EVER playing the Chicken Dance. When the big day arrived, Mr. Weist was as good as his word and better. He played a delightful solo piano medley during our cocktail hour. Then, during the reception itself, he and the band managed to keep most of the guests up and dancing throughout, while never getting too noisy to interrupt the folks just eating and talking. All the guests talked about how much they enjoyed the music and the event overall. We owe a big part of our wedding’s success to Mr. Weist and would throughly recommend him and his band to anyone looking to add live music to their wedding plans. Sincerely, -Sam Rappold

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Reviewed  by lorraine o

Kept the party going and kept it classy! Great prices also!
Reviewed  by zachary l
THESE GUYS PLAYED ALL NIGHT WITHOUT EVEN TAKING A BREAK, APPEALED TO A WIDE SPECTRUM OF GUESTS, BOTH YOUNG AND OLD, AND WERE FLAWLESS..
Reviewed  by Lynn Z
Stan promised us everything would run smoothly and people would be on the dance floor from beginning to end. He did not let us down. He accomodated every type of music requested and was completely reliable. Everyone had a fantastic time dancing the night away.

STAN WIEST MUSIC  HAS PERFORMED FOR GALAS FOR BARBARA WALTERS, SALLY JESSY RAPHAEL, TONY RANDALL, FRANK SINATRA, SAMMY DAVIS JR, VICTOR BORGE, THE RED CROSS, IBM, USO, FLEET WEEK,  TOURED WITH IRVING CAESAR (GEORGE GERSHWINS’s LYRICIST)  PERFORMED WEDDING FOR ROYAL FAMILY OF SRI  LANKA, THE DU PONT WEDDING, WEDDING FOR FAMILY MEMBER OF CONDUCTOR ARTURO TOSCANINI, THE TONIGHT SHOW BAND

STAN WIEST MUSIC PROVIDED THE ENTERTAINMENT FOR MARISHKA HARGITAY’S  BIRTHDAY PARTY (DETECTIVE OLIVIA BENSON ON TV “LAW AND ORDER SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT”), GALAS FOR COMMANDER “HOOT” GIBSON (IN CHARGE OF THE JOINT US RUSSIA ATLANTIS SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION), BUD HARRELSON (NY METS MANAGER) , WEDDING FOR  ROLLAND SMITH’S  (CBS TV ANCHOR) SON

STAN WIEST PROVIDED THE MUSIC FOR THE WEDDINGS OF THE EDITORS OF RED BOOK, COSMOPOLITAN AND BRIDAL GUIDE MAGAZINES, THE WEDDING OF THE DAUGHTER OF GREG BUTTLES NEW YORK JETS ALL STAR PLAYER AND WEDDING OF THE LEAD ACTRESS IN THE BROADWAY MUSICAL “JEKYLL AND HYDE”

STAN WIEST MUSIC PROVIDED THE 15 PIECE ORCHESTRA FOR THE WORLD PREMIER OF THE MOVIE “MADE OF HONOR” STARRING PATRICK DEMPSEY AT THE ZIEGFELD THEATER IN MANHATTAN, CBS TV CHANNEL 2 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT 15 PIECE ORCHESTRA   PERFORMING FOR PATRICK DEMPSEY

AS AN ACTOR AND MUSICIAN STAN WIEST APPEARED ON THE TELEVISION SOAP OPERA “ANOTHER WORLD” BOTH “BAY CITY” AND “SOMERSET”. IN MANHATTAN  STAN WORKED ON STAGE WITH ADRIENNE BARBEAU AND APPEARED IN SEVERAL MOVIES  (with Harry Belafonte, Zero Mostel)

REVIEWS FOR “MUSIC TO DRIVE BY”

STAN WIEST PIANO CD     www.music-you-will-love.com

A Top seller on Amazon.com

 

This CD is a standout for its beautiful arrangements of beautiful music. For anyone who likes American “standards,” this is a great pick.

AMAZON.COM        5 STARS REVUE

 

 “Not only is he a terrific pianist, but his choice of material is absolutely first rate- some truly great songs, very well played”  PETER DUCHIN

 

“You’re clearly a talented guy”

JOE FAY – WNEW Metromedia Radio

 

“Completing the recordings in eight hours was “a feat,” says Euphoria owner David Sokol, who was impressed by Wiest’s performance. “The man knows every tune, he knows music history,” Sokol says. “He’s a serious musician and ‘serious musician’ is the highest compliment I can pay . . . I’ve heard the greatest musicians in the world, and Stan is excellent.”

DAVID SOKOL  – OWNER EUPHORIA STUDIOS

“PIANIST STAN WIEST ADDS ‘RECORDING ARTIST’ TO HIS LONG MUSICAL RESUME”

LONG ISLAND NEWSDAY

 

Dick Robinson, host of WHLI/1100 AM’s “American Standards by the Sea,” is also impressed by Wiest’s piano stylings. “His album is a nice reflection of the American Songbook,” he says. “I love that a song like ‘Night and Day’ is just piano. No trio, no big band, no singer. Stan does a wonderful job.”    DICK ROBINSON WHLI

“AMERICAN STANDARDS BY THE SEA”

 

“It is as beautiful of piano playing as one would ever want to hear. It’s absolutely delicious. It’s gorgeous.  Wonderful renditions of these songs. Each and every one a classic song. And you do a beautiful job, a masterful job on them. I want to compliment you on absolutely marvelous piano playing. A great great keepsake album. It  simply could not have been better. It really is a group of brilliantly played selections. It’s as good as it gets. And you have every right to be proud of it.”

 

PAUL RICHARDS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR WHLI

 

 

 

THE TIMES UNION

Piano virtuoso Stan Wiest offers “Music You Will Love –Volume One:  Music To Drive By” – draws from the Great American Songbook and beyond; Wiest’s wonderful technique and flair for interpretation are front-and-center. A generous 17 tracks of solo piano and it lives up to its title.”

 

 

“Stan Wiest has the perfect touch for the American Songbook. You can recognize the melody because he cares about the composers. A delightful CD, one you’ll listen to many times.

You’re a delightful guest. You have something to say and you say it in a most interesting way.”

 

John Bohannon

WRHU

 

 

“Move over Clayderman…there’s a new kid  at the 88’s who not only tickles the ivories, but gives us 17 tracks of pure AMERICAN SONGBOOK pleasure. That “new kid” is Stan Wiest, a  piano wizard. Stan’s “MUSIC TO DRIVE BY” is  “pure piano”. My radio show audience love’s Stan!

I can’t wait for Volume 2″ 

 

Bill Miller. Host of the syndicated Bill Miller Show, and Charter member of the Kansas Broadcaster’s “Hall Of Fame”

 

GOOGLE REVIEWS

a month ago
My niece was married Saturday. Because of the Covid situation, there was no music at the reception. I made an emergency request to Stan Wiest to see if he could help out. He was! He was there within the hour to provide lovely music . He …More

Christine Ingrisano

4 days ago
Thanks for a great experience, Stan, you and your Team navigated power outages to help make our event special and your attention to detail made our daughter’s party personalized and unique to her. 5 Stars to you for sure! Thanks again!

Samantha Wagner

9 months ago
Working with Stan was the easiest and best decision we made while planning our wedding. Stan is very professional and easy to work with. His knowledge of not only music for ceremony and reception but also of wedding planning in general is unmatched. He has been in this business for a long time and it shows in the connections he has made and the service he is able to provide. For our wedding, Stan provided us with the most beautiful string quartet for our ceremony, the most amazing DJ and percussionist for our reception and he himself played piano at our cocktail hour. Not only was Stan the most professional and accessible out of all our our wedding vendors, he truly tries to connect with his brides on a more personal level and you don’t feel like just another client which is so important. Stan caters to the specifics of what you want for your wedding which was so important to us and he was able to deliver a truly unique musical selection to our preferences. We cannot say enough amazing things about Stan and hands down choosing him as your music vendor will be the best decision you make during the wedding planning process. Thank you Stan, for all you do and for making our wedding unforgettable!
9 months ago
Stan did a phenomenal job ensuring the music selection for my wedding on 9/29/19 was executed as requested from myself and my beautiful wife.
Stan played the piano during ceremony, cocktail hour and played all requests made during cocktail hour.
The ceremony music was perfect as my wife walked down the isle to “Holy” by Florida Georgia line.
Stan acted as the director for the band/DJ combination we had during the reception which was a wonderful balance between the two, honestly we couldn’t tell during some moments what song the band was playing and what song the DJ music was playing, Stan and the band were in fact that good!
Lastly Stan’s attitude was wonderful and he was a pleasure to work with even with a change of venue 90 days away from the event and offered insight and solutions to help get us right on track!Stan Wiest Music IS the way to go and we will be going directly to Stan for any future music needs.Stan, thank you one last time from Myself & Carla!
 
9 months ago

Stan Wiest and his crew were excellent during our wedding. They made the process very laid back and we didn’t have to intervene at all. Also, huge props to Stan for learning a few Final Fantasy songs to play during the pre-ceremony. The songs I selected were also fairly difficult but he was able to handle task with ease. What a great musician!

DJ and photo booth that were provided were also top notch! They made sure that everyone was dancing and there was no lull during the event.

All things considered, Angela and I are extremely pleased with Stan Wiest Music and recommend him and his team to anyone looking for DJ/Music/Entertainment for the event.

Donna Lemery

8 months ago
Stan was instrumental in making our wedding a huge success. We wanted traditional music for the ceremony but we also wanted our guests to dance afterward, and Stan satisfied all of those requirements. He also acted as MC and helped the whole event run smoothly. Our guests had a great time and so did we. Thanks Stan!

Andy Brown

9 months ago
My wife, Jillian and I loved working with Stan. He is so friendly, accommodating, professional, and of course, talented. DJ Mike was incredible as well. Stan and company brought class, sophistication, and an energy to our wedding that exceeded our expectations. Can’t say enough great things about Stan Wiest!

Laura Dandrea

7 months ago
Stan has provided the musical entertainment for our company holiday parties for over 20 years. Obviously, we love him. His professionalism, talent and entertainment knowledge assures us our events will be enjoyed by all.

Sarah Iadanza

9 months ago
Stan was wonderful to work with. We used his company for ceremony and cocktail hour music. Both were very reasonable and fantastic performers. We are still getting compliments on our music options. Thank you to Stan for running a professional and efficient company and for having great performers.

Anna G

9 months ago
Stan was great! He took his time and explained everything to us. Stan made sure he had all the music we wanted for our wedding. Very knowledgeable! Thank you!
9 months ago
Stan and DJ Ralph did a magnificent job performing at our wedding this past weekend. We could not have been happier. Stan is an amazing piano/keyboardist and the ceremony and cocktail music was so beautiful and romantic. He played all of our favorite songs. DJ Ralph was so much fun and everyone was tearing it up on the dance floor. All of my guest commented how much fun they had. Stan and Ralph were dressed to the nines. They were professional and receptive to our ideas and requests. We were so happy with our decision to use them at our wedding.
Thank you Stan and Ralph
xoxox
Karen & John McHugh

Candi Bonolis

8 months ago
Stan was an absolute delight. He took the time to learn 2 songs for our wedding ceremony and really knocked it out of the park. The ceremony wouldn’t have been as beautiful without Stan’s personal touch. Would love to find an excuse to use him again for something in the future:)

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