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Thanks for making the surprise birthday party more enjoyable. You guys (The Gumbo Trio) sounded great. Definitely will recommend to anyone.
Jerry - I just wanted you to know how wonderful it was to have you perform at the ARDA convention last week. Not only are the Jaywalkers exceptional musicians, it is obvious that you guys just LOVE to play. Thanks to you and Darlene for stepping in and making it all go so smoothly, and topping it off with your joy of music.
Jazzman came highly recommended to me and the interaction with them I can see why. Not only are they talented and passionate musicians but they are people of great character that has empathy for others. There is definite soul within the Jazzman.
Oh my gosh! The most fun we've had in a while!Darlene and the Jaywalkers were amazing! There were several second line parades the weekend we were there and without a doubt we had the best one!Everyone in our group kept coming up and are still texting me saying how much fun they had and how awesome our parade was. We are so glad we chose you guys! Till next time!Thanks againThe Maloney/Lynch Wedding Group
BEST.WEDDING.EVER. Darlene and The Jaywalkers made an Awesome wedding even better! It was more than I could ask for. The most fun I have ever had in my life of 55 years. One of my guests with a bad knee said "I had the time of my life. Thank You!!!" Another said "Fun fun fun! The most fun I've ever had at a wedding!" and then "Yea...Darlene Embree is awesome!" Wish I could do it all over again! Thanks so much Darlene and The Jaywalkers for a wedding that will talked about for a long time!!!!
Darlene and the Jaywalkers were amazing. My boyfriend was sooo surprised when we threw a ridiculous outfit on him and lead him up to the band and they started playing happy birthday. We went down Bourbon street dancing and had an amazing time. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making our trip to New Orleans so memorable!
Darlene & the Jaywalkers were awesome! Our entire group LOVED the parade and felt so special getting to head down Bourbon Street with a police escort and their own music! Both Jerry and Darlene were terrific to work with and made everything so easy! I hope to have the opportunity to use them again on a future trip to NOLA. Thank you for everything!
I must echo the accolades of all the 5 star reviews given for the Jaywalkers. For many years we've seen the Jaywalkers in action and I promised myself if ever we were to get a large group together we would celebrate with a parade (there were 18 of us). From initial contact to the day of the parade, was made easy on us as the parade participants. Darlene and crew were timely, professional, and most importantly, fun! The band was spectacular and all eyes and cameras were on our group as we traveled our parade route. It was the culmination of an amazing trip to New Orleans. I would highly recommend anyone considering hiring these wonderful entertainers to take the opportunity and go with it. It was worth every single penny and then some. Laissez les bon temps rouler!
The Jaywalkers were amazing! They were the hit of the night - did a great job setting the tone. In the end they had everyone dancing down the street.
WOW!! I was so excited to celebrate my 40th in NOLA and to surprise everyone with the Second Line.... But even I was not prepared for how great this event was going to be! My guests were shocked and have said on numerous occasions that this was the BEST event they have every been too! Thank you Darlene and Jaywalkers!
Darlene & The Jaywalkers were amazing, as always! The group had the best time - couldn't believe we "shut down Bourbon Street just for them". Darlene & Jerry are great to work with - they handle all of the logistics/ permits/ etc with professionalism and NOLA charm. I have used them before for Second Lines and will use them again!
Darlene and the Jaywalkers were absolutely amazing giving our group a truly unique New Orleans experience. Love the motorcycle police buzzing to close off the streets for us. We danced, laughed, and sang along the parade route that Darlene had planned. Would definitely hire them again and refer them.
The Jaywalkers gave us an experience to remember! Darlene and the band were very friendly. Will definitely be back for another visit soon and hope to hear the Jaywalkers marching down Bourbon Street.
The Jaywalkers were an absolutely fantastic band! The attendees had so much fun. Very professional and talented group of musicians. I would hire them again in a heartbeat. Thanks for making our reception such a great time!
Darlene and the Jaywalkers provided us with a unique NOLA experience for our conference. The second line parade went on without a hitch. They took care of all of the logistics. All we had to do was dance.
Fantastic performance by The Jaywalkers. They are courteous, accommodating, and professional. The parade down Bourbon Street emphatically capped off our bachelor party weekend. What a way to experience NOLA! Seventeen thumbs up!
This was the highlight of our wedding! Our guests could not stop raving about the event. So much fun and Darlene is AMAZING!
FABULOUS!!!!! We cannot begin to express how fantastic our Second Line was!!!! Darlene and company were A-mazing!!! Highly recommend!!!!! Wish we could do it all over again... Much, much appreciated and many thanks!!!!!!
The Jaywalkers were fantastic and accommodating. They made a walk in the prosaic confines of the Convention Center into a fun-filled party. They owned the space, and they owned the crowd. They're professionals, and they know what they're doing. Thank you Jaywalkers for helping make our event a buzzworthy success!
Great experience, everyone in the wedding loved it! Good variety of songs, and a casual pace that everyone could enjoy. We had tons of onlookers and a really great time due to this amazing band! Would definitely use them again.
We held a work offsite in NOLA and scheduled a parade. There was some concern over how much fun it was going to be. It was FANTASTIC! Darlene put everything together for us and we didn't have to do a thing but show up. She has so much energy and got the crowd going. And the band- A+!!!! If you do anything in NOLA, have a parade!
Everything we dreamed it would be plus more. Everyone commented on how wonderful the musicians were. One person said, my granddaughter wants a DJ at her wedding, but she can forget that; she's having this band!
Terrific experience from start to finish - the group was engaging, professional, tireless and so entertaining. Would hire them again in a heartbeat. Thanks y'all.
The Gumbo Trio was phenomenal for our event. The music was fantastic and the musicians were so friendly and accommodating! They were so terrific, they inspired dancing at an event where dancing was not planned! I would absolutely recommend them to my friends!
I hired the Gumbo Trio this past weekend to play at our corporate event. They were amazing!!! Our guest loved them and they were a joy to work with. If we have another event in New Orleans we will definitely use them again.
The Jaywalkers were phenomenal, a true NOLA classic. My husband and I, along with our wedding guests, enjoyed every second of the Jaywalkers second line parade from our reception at Pat O's, down the stairs and down the street to Café Du Monde. Even passersby in NOLA got to join in on the parade action. Thank you, Jaywalkers, for ending the best night of our life with fantastic music and pageantry. We loved it!
We had a blast and everyone had such a great time! I can't say enough nice things about Darlene and the Jaywalkers! These guys and Darlene were FABULOUS! I want to come back to NOLA and do it all over again! Thank you so much Darlene and the Jaywalkers!!!
I recently hired the Gumbo Trio for the second time and once again, they were amazing!! The booking process was smooth, they arrived on time, and the music was excellent. Highly recommend and hope to use them again!!
From the beginning Jerry & Darlene of the Jaywalkers were a delight to work with. They took care of all the details for our second line...permits, police escorts, and amazing music! Our guests (corporate leaders) were awed and thrilled by the experience...they are still talking about it! Darlene is a fireball...perfect person to lead the parade! The Jaywalkers are an amazing band and our guests and all the folks along the route enjoyed their fabulous music! If you have the opportunity to do this do not hesitate! It will be one of the highlights of your life!!! Thank you Jaywalkers!
Great time had by all. Very happy!
Darlene and crew were so accommodating and we had SO much fun. As parents of the groom, we were thrilled with what that parade added to the wedding experience. A bunch of us old fogies are now talking about renewing our vows and doing the Second Line. Bucket list and didn't even know it!
Never experienced anything like this. Everyone had a lot of fun. It didn't rain thank goodness. A unique way to introduce the newly married to the public. Thank you so much. Wishing you a happy holiday season.
The Gumbo Trio was excellent. Arrived on time and played from beginning to end. The only complaint I heard was the breaks were too long. Guess they just wanted them to play nonstop! Would definitely hire them again.
Awesome, awesome, awesome!
They took care of everything including the licenses and getting the police lined up. They customized our route down Bourbon Street and made it a really incredible experience. Incredible job! I'd hire them again in a heartbeat.
Hands down our favorite part of the wedding, although the whole wedding party was super sweaty from the parade! So much fun!
Parading down the middle of Bourbon Street with hundreds of tourists cheering and photographing you is truly an awesome experience. I cannot count how many of our wedding guests thanked us for helping them check off an item from their bucket list. They really should have thanked the Jaywalkers, because not only are they great musicians, but they also handled all of the permits, police escorts, logistics, etc. Darlene was great to work with, very responsive and professional. Booking a second line with the Jaywalkers will be an experience that you and your guests will never forget.
A Second Line with the Jaywalkers is, quite simply, an amazing experience. Darlene led the Line with such enthusiastic energy, and the musicians were first-rate. It was such a good show that tourists on both sides of the street just stopped, watched and photographed us. Jerry made the booking and logistics effortless -- taking care of the parade permit, police escorts, etc. Almost one week later, and all of our party guests are still raving about the Second Line with the Jaywalkers!
Everyone should throw a parade for themselves once in their life, and you should probably hire Jerry, Darlene, George, and the rest of the JayWalkers to provide the music. You may also want to wear Hawaiian shirts and a pug mask. One of the best ways to walk around New Orleans. Thanks guys!
Highlight of my trip! Loved the band!
Don't hesitate! Don't think twice! DO this! Having Darlene and the finest second line musicians in New Orleans accompany us thru the streets of the French Quarter was unforgettable and the most fun ever! From the first contact, Darlene and Jerry were professional and so easy to work with. They promised and they delivered - with unmatched style! Our guests were blown away with the entire second line experience and it was truly the highlight of our Vow Renewal in NOLA. It was magical! Thank you JayWalkers, Thank you Darlene! We will always remember what you added to our day.
We used the Jaywalkers for our wedding in New Orleans a few weeks ago. The band was amazing! We did a second line from our ceremony site to our reception and everyone had a blast! The music was fun, loud and everyone was dancing in the street! It was the highlight of our wedding! Thank you so much for making it such a memorable experience!!
Great time. Everyone was easy to talk to and professional. They did a professional job and really got Bourbon Street going on our parade.
The band was WONDERFUL!! The music was just what we were looking for! The only issue is that it was a little difficult to hear their beautiful music. It would be great if the band had speakers. Thanks again - you helped make our wedding a perfect day!
It was a surprise 50th and Darlene and crew did an amazing job!!! It was the talk of the weekend! They came up and played for cocktail hour at the party...terrific! THANKS AGAIN!!!
The Jay Walkers were INCREDIBLE!!! They played for our Zoes Kitchen Sales Conference and walked about 45 of us through the French Quarter for one of the most memorable experiences of my life! It was a HOT day and that didn't slow them down one bit. What an energetic, fun group of musicians and Darlene sure knows how to lead them with her charisma. I would recommend them to anyone for an event! Thank you for such a memorable, amazing experience in New Orleans!
A HUGE thank you to the Jaywalkers band for an AMAZING experience in New Orleans!!! It was such a treat to have our very own parade in the streets of NOLA, lead by these amazing musicians/entertainers. Our sales conference definitely wouldn't have been the same, or quite as much fun without you. Thank you so much again for the wonderful memories!!!
I've been to New Orleans many times, but never have I had such an incredible experience! I thought I knew what to expect but I was blown away by the amazing performance, participation of the crowd, the streets baracaded so we could dance down Bourbon Street, the police escort, everything about it was fantastic and I will never forget it!
Imagine 40 plus sales persons walking thru the streets behind a fabulous band!
We had a great time, thank you for the fun times!
I cannot recommend this experience highly enough! What an amazing ensemble, the Jaywalkers put on such a lively show and really share their energy with the crowd. Wonderful musicianship and first rate entertainment, you cannot go wrong with this Second Line! Thanks y'all!!
Such an amazing experience..... Thank you to Jerry and the band......
No one should visit New Orleans as a group without hiring The Jaywalkers Secondline Band for an unforgettable, once in a life time experience, dancing through the streets parade! Darlene and Jerry made everything extremely simply from the moment I sent the initial email. One month later and it's still all my friends and I are chatting about! Thank you so much, Jaywalkers!
Darlene and Jerry made planning my wedding second line from a distance so simple! I called, paid the deposit, and then everything else was taken care of. They asked for my input on the parade route, which was much appreciated. And then the actual second line itself- absolutely amazing! My guests were blown away by the experience and really, that is all that a bride wants. Thank you so much!
The Jaywalkers were fantastic and Darlene blew us all away with her energetic performance. They surpassed our expectations and we will never forget our parade experience! The grand finale as they marched us in to Antoine's and then played "You are my Sunshine" in the 1840 room was just amazing. Thank you, Jaywalkers!
Our company decided to hold our annual retreat in NOLA this year. In true fashion we wanted to embrace the culture and hire a second line band. From the moment I contacted Jerry, he was so prompt and attentive through the whole process. Darlene was an absolute doll! She answered all my questions and offered great advice. The entire experience was PHENOMENAL! I thought our team members were going to complain about the heat, but everyone was having so much fun NO ONE EVEN NOTICED! It was the talk of our entire retreat and I am glad we choose Jazzman. I wish we had a second lines in San Francisco that would be an awesome way to celebrate special events. I would definitely recommend Jazzman over and over again! Thank you from the entire Incito Organization!
The Gumbo Trio was an excellent addition to our jazz brunch, making it an authentic and exciting ending to the weekend for us and our guests! They were on time, kept the music playing from beginning to end, and even played a surprise song for the bride and groom to dance to! Thank you for your professionalism and your positivity! We recommend you to everyone!
Jerry played the ceremony music, and it was beautiful and great. Then, the band played the most fun second line parade I've ever seen. It was the highlight of our wedding day. Darlene did a magnificent job having everything planned, and I didn't have to do a thing. Thank you thank you thank you!
OMG!!! It was so amazing. I knew it was going to be fun but I had no idea. All my guests loved the parade......one of the highlights for sure. People came onto the balconies.....street sweepers danced.......construction workers waves!!!! So fun. Such a great time. They played some prior to the start of the wedding as well......even though we got off to a lil bit of a late start. (Hope they got my tip!) Such great people. Such a great time. Cannot express enough gratitude for making our day so special.
I specifically asked for Jerry to play with The Gumbo Trio, as we had heard him play before. The band did a wonderful job playing for my husband's birthday party which was held at our home. They were very interactive with the guests, lots of fun and great musicians.
Super first-class service - and a very fair price. So glad we used Jazzman - and I recommend them as high as possible! Made all the arrangements on-line - but they called to make sure all was set. Wonderful!
The Gumbo Trio played at a bridal luncheon and they were fantastic! The music was fun and entertaining. Thank you for a great performance!
We hired The Gumbo Trio for a client cocktail/dinner party at Broussard's. They were fantastic! Played the right music, the right volume and everyone enjoyed it. Will be back in 2 years for the same event and won't hesitate to book them again!
Thank you for a wonderful performance at our luncheon. The Gumbo Trio added to our experience and we look forward to using them again next year.
We cannot thank you enough for playing at our wedding! Ya'll were absolutely fantastic, and helped make the evening even better than we thought possible. You music provided the perfect soundtrack to the evening. It would have been a completely different night had your band not been there. You have our most sincere thanks and gratitude.
What a wonderful group of musicians! The flavors were absolutely PERFECT for my party.... everyone enjoyed the music - from those in their 30's to the 80 year olds... Lively and got the group dancing and yet not bursting our eardrums... we could still hear each other talking...
Jerry was very easy to deal with and understood exactly what I wanted AND delivered!
I would hire again in a second.
Thank you for making my party such a huge success
Jerry and his band were everything we hoped for our brunch wedding. They were easy to work with, professional and played beautifully to suite our crowd and environment. He helped make our wedding a most memorable event for us and our guests. Thank you, Jerry!
Thanks so much for starting the party off for us. The parade was awesome and I just wanted to say thank you . You were wonderful to deal with ( it's always a little scary when you only meet and arrange things thru the internet but everything was fantastic and the band and parade and umbrellas were awesome so thank you for everything, Debra
I was very happy with the music selections Jeanie played and she sang as well. I was more than pleased with the entertainment and would hire her again. Jerry was also prompt with his response to my request. If you are from out of the area considering using one of Jerry's entertainers. Your in good hands.
The Jaywalkers were amazing. I emailed and spoke to both Jerry and Darlene. Great folks and very talented in what they do. They explained the process and tailored to my wife's birthday surprised. She loved it and can't stop talking about it. I can still picture closing Canal street with the parade in full swing. Amazing experience! Highly recommended. To our surprise, we also got to enjoy the Gumbo Trip over at Arnaud's. Jerry also fronts the band. Great group as well.
Thank you so much for all the help and wonderful job for our wedding. The second line on thursday was a smash! And then the Gumbo trio on friday got sooo many compliments (the grooms father wished they had played the whole night, and the best man was in awe of how good they were). I wish id had more time to just listen and enjoy it but weddings are so hectic! Thank you again!
This was a wonderful experience!! Jerry and Darlene were professional and took care of everything from the permits to the parade route. They took the stress out of the process and made this an excellent parade from start to finish. We had a group of out of towners doing a Second Line for the first time and they got everyone into it. Fantastic!!! The only thing I would have done differently is provide beads, whistles, and white hankies for my guests.
Both bands were terrific and we had many compliments from the audience.
This group was fantastic! They were very professional but very fun at the same time. They got the croud going and showed these out-of-towners how it's done in the Big Easy! Despite a few raindrops the Second Line continued and everyone had a great time. I woudl recommend them every time! Jerry and Darlene are on the top of my list for events.
We loved the Jaywalkers! Jerry and Darlene were very easy to work with, and took care of all the details so that we had a parade that our wedding guests will never forget! They were very flexible with the timing (we needed them to wait a bit since we were running behind) but they hung out with the crowd, took amazing pics in our photo booth, and were ready to go again right when we needed. An experience I'll never forget!!!!
What an amazing performance! Thank you for making our event so successful. You exceeded our expectations, and we can't wait to work with you again. THANK YOU!
I can't thank The Jazzman Band enough for making our 25th wedding anniversary a celebration to remember! It was a check off our bucket list and one of the most fun things we've done in our 25 years of marriage. I appreciate Darlene's attention to details and staying in touch with me prior to the event. The band was so much fun as they led us through the very hot streets of the French Quarter. I would give the band 10 stars if I could!!!! A heartfelt thanks to all involved!
Jerry and the Gumbo Trio played at our wedding at the Gumbo Trio for the cocktail hour. You guys sounded amazing and filled the room. Everyone loved it. Very professional all around. Thanks so much for helping make that night amazing!
An unbelievable and unforgettable wedding!! I hired the Jaywalkers for our second line wedding parade and I found the most professional, organized and quality band I could ask for. Jerry and Darlene were just wonderful to work with and my guests are wondering how they can ever go to a wedding and have this much fun again. If you are looking for a second line band like I was, you will not be disappointed if you hire the Jaywalkers. I would do it all over again today and tomorrow if I could!
The most fun we have had in a long time. We made a memory we will never forget. Thank you so much!
Epic!!!! As much fun as you can have with your clothes on!!!
The highlight of our wedding! Guests are still raving about the 2nd line!
The band played my outdoor summer Nola wedding, and it was perfect and wonderful. I received so many compliments about the music. They were very charming, professional, and just great musicians. Thank you!
Thank you for the fantastic performance at our business luncheon event! The Gumbo Trio arrived on time, was very accommodating, and provided the perfect entertainment for our guests.
We had 3 different events during our conference and the 3 different bands fit the bill perfectly- exactly what we envisioned!! Our attendees are still raving about the bands. It was such a pleasure to work with Jerry of Jazzman Entertainment. Very professional throughout it all and yet such a fun group! I would highly recommend them if you want to have a memorable event.
It was a Wedding Secondline - - - perfect from beginning to end - - - thank you very much!
AWESOME! That is the only adjective that describeds the Jay Walkers and their Grand Marshall Darlene. The Jay Walkers was the perfect Second Line leader for The Center Stars, Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
Of all the things the group did during their 5 day visit to New Orleans, the parade is the most talked about. It was truly the highlight of the "Star Trek" and will long be remembered.
It was a pleasure working with you and we do hope you will extend our thanks to your entire group of musicians. Each one is talented and together the music is terrific. Thank you so much for providing our members with an event they will never forget.
You made our wedding so spectacular and your saxophone playing during the wedding was just amazing! The band and the reception were so much fun because of you guys and it could not have gone more perfect!!! Your song choices were excellent and I'm so glad you played the Saints song when we walked out of ceremony and Jambalaya for our wedding party dance. It was the best day of our lives. I called Ms bonnie today and let her know how wonderful it was also and did a write up for her on yelp!!! We could not have done it without you. My guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Thanks for letting me sit in with the band also! You're the best. Thanks so much from Charlie and Debbie
I want to take this opportunity to thank you yet again for the truly fantastic job you and the entire band did playing for our wedding – we are still getting compliments on how amazing of a time everyone had, primarily due to the music. You were all such a pleasure to work with and I hope we can hear you again in person sometime soon. I'm so happy that we have video footage so we can continue to hear the music you played and enjoy all of our favorite dancing moments for years and years to come!
I wanted to send a note of thanks to you and your Gumbo Trio. They are really terrific and my group LOVED them. We had many people wandering the halls of Arnauds just to stay with the group. We had people singing along with them and really have a fun time. Thank you so much!
Just a quick note to say thank you for the exceptional entertainment you provided for our event last Friday at The Chicory. The band was terrific! They were professional in their sound level (they didn't blast people out of the room), played a terrific assortment of Dixieland standards and took guest requests. Some of our guests enjoyed the music so much, they got up to dance to some of the tunes!Again, thank you for providing such a great band for our celebration!
We used Jerry's bands, "The Jaywalkers Second Line Band" and "the Flavors of New Orleans" for my daughter's wedding in New Orleans. They were FANTASTIC! If you ever need music in New Orleans, he is the guy to go to! Wonderful communication from start to finish and went above and beyond helping with wedding issues not even related to music!
The Jaywalkers were WONDERFUL!! We had so much fun, and they were there on time, waiting for us, Darlene was fantastic and was easy to get in touch with, and I appreciated her calling to finalize everything the week of the wedding. Everything was perfect, and our guests had an experience they will never forget! ... Thanks again!
Thank you for making my wedding a memorable event not to be forgotten!! My wedding guests are still raving about the Second Line and the reception entertainment - BEST. DAY. EVER!!!
Thank you, Jaywalkers for the best part of my wedding day! My husband and I were so happy you were a part of it and the second line was such a great surprise for all of our guests. I will definitely recommend you to anyone I can!
Jazzman Entertainment's Jaywalkers second line band lead ITW Building Components Group's customer appreciation event on Oct 18th, 2012 down Bourbon Street. Special thanks to Jazzman for making our evening a great time!
it is so nice to anticipate & share an evening with such diverse music, talented musicians, & friends in a safe, inviting enviroment where a stranger becomes a friend at the next event with Jerry's guys & the beautiful song bird......please, never stop making my evening, & i speak for your oldest fan club member also.....
I wanted to personally thank you for providing us with wonderful music and entertainment at our wedding this past October 22, 2011. We had a BLAST and the music was better than we even imagined!! I really wanted to personally thank you and the rest of the band for doing such a great job that night. Ryan and I couldn't be happier with choosing you to play at our wedding. I'm sorry we had such a hard time getting in touch via phone, but your emails were a HUGE help. I really appreciate your flexibility with our wide array of music selections. We've had so many compliments on the music, I just had to email you to let you know how pleased we were with everything. A special thank you also for allowing us to use the microphone for our ceremony...that was such a huge favor and it made a big difference, so thank you again. It was the best night of our lives and thank you for being a part of it! All the best!
Thank you for doing what you do. Every single person who joined us had nothing but great compliments for Darlene and the band. They were fantastic!