Press & Client Reviews

EVENT SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE - “With a voice like Ella Fitzgerald and the looks of a speakeasy singer from the ’30s, Katie Harris and her band provide the perfect combination of ambiance and entertainment for your event… the group focuses on classic jazz standards such as “At Last,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “The Lady is a Tramp.” Their musical styles make them the perfect act for social or corporate events of all sizes.” -Aubrey Blankenship, Event Solutions

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PRIVATE PARTY - "Katie, together with her piano and bass players, entertained at our West LA holiday party. Katie is warm, adorable and a wonderful talent. Her sidemen are serious, accomplished musicians. Having Katie Harris Jazz perform in our home is a reminder of the depth of talent we have in Southern California. She'd be a headliner working a regular gig in another part of the country. The guest list of was a sophisticated group of 90 that ranged in age from early mid 20s to 80,and included several entertainment moguls. Everyone loved the trio. If you like good jazz and fine musicianship and a cool vibe delivered with warmth, Katie Harris is for you." -Bruce S, Los Angeles, CA

WEDDING - "This review is long overdue! My husband and I got married in October 2014 and had an intimate 1920s wedding. We felt like a jazz band would be the perfect fit for the theme and the venue. From the very first contact with Katie, my husband and I felt completely comfortable and confident in her. We had special requests for our First Dance as well as the processional songs and they were very accommodating. Everything sounded perfect! Our guests as well as the event staff enjoyed the the Secret Jazz Band and gave us compliments on our selection many months after the wedding. Katie was also incredible in giving us recommendations on our timeline as well. :) Book them now!" -Zheilla Marie C, Los Angeles, CA

WEDDING - "The Secret Jazz Band played at my wedding this past July and they were simply amazing! Katie was wonderful to work with; quick to respond, informed, and very helpful. Not to mention she has a fantastic voice and the band is on point! I never once had to worry about anything! My guests especially loved the band and I received so many compliments. They were a great addition to my wedding. Couldn't recommend them enough!!" -Ashley Z, Claremont, CA

Katie’s voice was sublime and the guys were incredibly talented and friendly.

CORPORATE EVENT - "They were beyond perfect, even more than we could have hoped for! Katie's voice was sublime and the guys were incredibly talented and friendly. They were professional, accommodating and a joy to work with...happy to adapt to a smaller than expected space and willing to tone down for back ground or kick it up when needed. The even broke into some AC/DC during a jazz set late in the evening for a guest request! Our guests were incredibly impressed with their performance and many asked where we found them. We would HIGHLY recommend them for any event and can't wait to see them again next weekend for our next fundraiser!" -Cristy C, Bakersfield, CA

WEDDING - "We loved having Katie Harris and the Secret Jazz Band play at our wedding reception! They were the absolute perfect finishing touch to the night. Even though we planned a wedding on a budget, the Secret Jazz Band made the evening so much more elegant and lovely. They were so flexible when our planned schedule fell through, incredibly polite and professional, and so talented! I would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks Katie Harris and the Secret Jazz Band for making our wedding night unforgettable!" -Haley F, San Bernardino, CA

BIRTHDAY PARTY - "Katie Harris and The Secret Jazz band were absolutely incredible! I hired them to play my 1920's themed 30th birthday and they not only sounded but looked the part. They showed up nearly 3 hours early to set up, which was so helpful in relieving some of the stress associated with planning and getting ready for a party. I would hire them again in an instant, the only thing I would do differently next time is find more time to relax and listen :)" -Kelly G, Los Angeles, CA

CORPORATE EVENT - "Katie and The Secret Jazz band were a pleasure to work with, and so very talented. They set exactly the right mood for my Vintage Hollywood Party, bringing that 'something special' to polish the evening. Thank you!" -Landa P, Irvine, CA

WEDDING - "Our overall experience with The Secret Jazz Band featuring Katie Harris was excellent. Katie kept in contact with me throughout the months of our planning and was quick to respond to my questions. The band sounded great and I received many comments from guests about how they enjoyed the relaxed vibe and musicality of the band. I personally love Katie's sound and would book them again for future events. I highly recommend this band." -Wendy S, Phoenix, AZ

PRIVATE PARTY - "Katie was terrific! She arrived exactly on time as promised, and performed beautifully. She set a nice mood for my dinner, and I received many compliments from my guests. I was delighted with her." -Steve C, Los Angeles, CA

WEDDING - "The music was absolutely fantastic! We received numerous compliments from our family and friends, and we'll be passing on this band's name to anyone who asks us for great music and an exceptional vocalist. Also, in addition to the wonderful music itself, it really was a pleasure to work with Katie. She made everything very easy, and we had complete confidence that the evening would go smoothly, which it did. It made an enormous difference to us knowing that we could rely on her. After our event, we spoke with her and the rest of her band members. All of them were very respectful and enjoyable to speak with. We highly recommend this band to everyone." -Laurie R, Pasadena, CA

CORPORATE EVENT - "Katie was fantastic. We had a last minute cancellation from another performer and we were afraid that we weren't going to get someone good. Katie was fantastic and far exceeded our expectations. We look forward to having her perform again for us next year." -Mike L, Los Angeles, CA

She was a breath of fresh air when everything around me was so hectic.

WEDDING - "PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!! I could not be more thrilled with this band. I used them for my wedding reception and Katie was soooo accommodating with all of my special requests. They are very talented. Everyone at my reception raved about them. Trust me--I searched around and you cannot find this good of a jazz band for this price anywhere else. Besides that, Katie is such a sweet person! She was a breath of fresh air when everything around me was so hectic. It was such a pleasure to work with her!! She was always so quick to get back to me when I had questions and she bent over backwards to cater to my requests. She and her band truly set the perfect mood for my day" -Erin O, Trabuco Canyon, CA

CORPORATE EVENT - My organization has worked with Katie Harris and the Secret Jazz Band nearly a dozen times. We could not recommend them more highly for their combination of professionalism and talent. They always work with us to ensure that our specific needs are catered to and that our guests are entertained. -Ari R, Los Angeles, CA

Katie and the boys were the perfect fit for our vintage inspired wedding this June.

WEDDING - 5 stars for Katie Harris and The Secret Jazz Band! AMAZING!!! Katie and the boys were the perfect fit for our vintage inspired wedding this June! Extremely talented and easy to work with, they even learned a few special request songs just for us, one of them being an 80's pop tune that they turned into a jazzy ballad for our first dance, fantastic! I can't thank them enough for such a wonderful performance. All our guests complimented the live music… it really does make all the difference! I highly recommend and strongly encourage you to give them a call if you are dreaming of live music for your wedding. They are absolutely fantastic! -Brita, Santa Monica, Ca

CORPORATE EVENT - "Our guests enjoyed Katie and her bandmates. They played wonderful music for the aquarium. Several guests wouldn't leave the room; and sat for hours listening to her sing. It was an incredible night!!" -Agi C, San Diego, CA

 

THE NEW YORK TIMES - “The Secret Jazz Band from Los Angeles played standards like “As Time Goes By” on 3-D printed guitars and drums. And Ben Stiller presented the interior design award in a videotaped comedy routine…” Julie Lasky, New York Times

Please do yourself a favor. Book this band and never look back. The reviews don’t lie.

WEDDING - “The greatest thing we did for our reception was hiring Katie Harris. After we booked, Katie stayed in contact with us throughout the months leading to our wedding. The whole process was enjoyable. I cannot express how relaxing it was when it came to preparing for the big day. We had absolutely no doubts about the professionalism and timeliness of the band. With all the time and effort we put forth towards the food, decorations, and favors, 99% of our guests’ compliments were about the band. They were absolutely amazing! Everyone loved Katie Harris. Please do yourself a favor. Book this band and never look back. The reviews don’t lie.” -Brandon M, Valencia, CA

CORPORATE EVENT - "I would highly recommend The Secret Jazz Band to anyone looking for a great musical addition to their event. This is the second year that worked with Katie and her band and they continue to do a great job. They are very professional, prompt and entertaining! Book them now, you will be glad you did!" -Bib S, Rancho Mirage, CA

BIRTHDAY PARTY - Katie Harris and The Secret Jazz Band were fabulous to work with! Katie is well organized and takes all the stress out of hosting a party. She and her band are totally flexible and will play the music you request. They were all very positive, professional, respectful, relaxed and a pleasure to have at our event! I highly recommend them and look forward to referring them to my friends. -Kathy H, Santa Monica, CA

WEDDING - "Katie Harris & her quartet were amazing!! Words could not describe the romantic and exciting ambiance that they created with their performance at our wedding. Katie is more than just an absolutely talented singer and performer, because even if she is just standing there her entertaining presence is enough to make one want to watch her and her band. We could not have imagined our reception without them, they truly made our wedding so memorable and we will be forever grateful. I would recommend Katie and her band over and over again. If you are wanting a classy fun and exciting event look for Katie Harris to perform!!!" -Jynelle G, San Diego, CA

The music was awesome — the playing and singing first-rate. I give them five stars all the way

CORPORATE EVENT - "Katie Harris and The Secret Jazz band played our corporate event with over a thousand people at the Westin Bonaventure LA in an atmosphere (noise level, traffic) that was sometimes challenging. We asked for a last minute change in location and they were very accommodating. They were all smiles, very professional and never got ruffled by anything. They brought all their own equipment and lights and performed at 100% percent. The music was awesome -- the playing and singing first-rate. I give them five stars all the way -- if you book them I bet you will not be disappointed." -Rob W, Los Angeles, CA

BIRTHDAY PARTY - "We hired the Secret Jazz Band for my mother in laws 70th birthday party at our home.. They just made our party super Classy and fun!! Katie has an amazing voice , and the band guys were Excellent ... I can't express our gratitude enough.. I would highly reccomend them to anyone who is looking For a Band to complete there party!! I will hire them again for sure!! Thank you guys for everything." -Yesiren T, Long Beach, CA

My family and friends have not stopped calling me RAVING about the wedding and how perfect the music was. PICK THIS BAND!!

WEDDING - "My wedding day was the best day of my life and I have to thank Katie and her band for contributing to that. The music was a big hit and she was so professional and organized and friendly and so... awesome. I highly recommend Katie Harris Jazz for any occasion where this genre of music applies. They were absolutely fantastic!! Katie even wore a dress to compliment my theme for crying out loud!!! awesome awesome awesome! My family and friends have not stopped calling me RAVING about the wedding and how perfect the music was. PICK THIS BAND!!" -Amanda S, La Canada Flintridge, CA

They were all very positive, professional, respectful, relaxed and a pleasure to have at our event!

CORPORATE EVENT - "The Secret Jazz Band was great!!! We decided we wanted to book a jazz band for our 1920's/Great Gatsby themed company holiday party 5 days before our event and Katie was professional and efficient from the start. The band arrived on time, played the music we requested beautifully, and was a pleasure to work with. I will definitely be using them again for future company events and refer them to anyone I know." -Alexis H, Tarzana, CA

WEDDING - "The Secret Jazz Band Featuring Katie Harris made my day so incredibly special. They were professional, on time, and prepared with the song selections and announcements. Having live music at the wedding made such a difference. As a surprise, our family members request they play a song for us. The band was more than accommodating and seemed thrilled to welcome the opportunity to play with more people. Katie sang beautifully and the other players did an incredible job. Even after lots of people had moved outside, the band continued to play and it was a great moment for us to sneak in another dance. They made my wedding the best day of my life." -Renee F, Temecula, CA

MARRIAGE PROPOSAL - "The Secret Jazz Band was exceptionally professional and talented. I asked them to help me surprise my girlfriend when I proposed, and they made the experience truly unique and unforgettable. Katie is a true pleasure to work with - she was responsive, pleasant and committed from day one, as well as so easy to get in touch with. Every request was handled immediately and in a truly professional way. We look forward to having them perform at our wedding. Do not look anywhere else for a jazz band for your special occasions." -Michael W, Los Angeles, CA

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