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Arnie Abrams Entertainment

Freehold, New Jersey, Monmouth

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Arnie Abrams Entertainment logo
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Arnie Abrams Entertainment

Freehold, New Jersey, Monmouth

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If you are searching for the best Wedding Musicians in New Jersey, New York City, or Philadelphia, you in the right place! Arnie Abrams Entertainment caters to engaged couples looking for live music...no recorded music or DJs here... only the live stuff.

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15 October 2019

We utilized Arnie Abrams Entertainment for our Casino event and it was a wonderful success! Arnie was prompt and curious with response time. His performer arrived early and was engaging with attendees. I would highly recommend Arnie for Entertainment needs, I will be using again for sure! Thanks! More...

S
25 July 2019

Arnie was the pianist at my daughter's cocktail hour at Tendenza. Everyone raved about his music during this hour and a half of playing time. Any request quests threw at him, he played and everyone enjoyed every second of his entertainment!! More...

K
18 June 2019

I would recommend Arnie to anyone of my friends or family getting married. Our wedding was on 5/31/19 and our guests are letting us know a few times a week how wonderful Arnie was! Arnie even learned a newer song to perform for when our ceremony was over for me and my husband to walk out to. More...

V
9 June 2019

We had a 50th birthday party for my wife at our house last evening and I want to share that the night could not have been better. We served Greek food from a local restaurant, decorated our house with balloons and banners, and hired Arnie. He made the party absolutely exceptional. During cocktail hour, he and his saxophonist, Dan, provided the perfect backdrop of music mixing Beatles with Billy Joel and James Taylor. It was the perfect volume and mix of easy rock songs from our era. Then we did a tribute to my wife and he accompanied four family members who sang song tributes to my wife. He accompanied them perfectly. He had a great feel for the party, both the tempo and the ambiance. I would highly recommend him and we will likely have him come again. Overall, he presented an excellent value proposition, was adored by our guests and was extremely pleasant to work with. More...

S
4 June 2019

Arnie was booked to play at my daughters beach ceremony this weekend and play during the cocktail hour as well. Do not hesitate to hire him! From the day we met, he was so professional, easy to work with, responsive and so helpful. He is truly talented, and highly recommended. More...

K
1 June 2019

As you know, each and every part of a wedding makes it a success and we owe a huge thank you to Arnie for coordinating our music for our wedding day! Arnie himself was unable to provide the music for us due to prior engagements, but he hand selected musicians from the company who were able to bring our wedding vision to life through the music! We will never forget my walk down the isle to "From This Moment On"! It was everything I Imagined it would be! Thank you for your professionalism and constant communication throughout the planning process! Fairytales do come true and the music played a huge role in setting the tone for the day and help shape the memories we will hold forever in our hearts of our wedding day! Thank you again! Arnie was the musician that played at our engagement party, which is how we first met him. He himself, is an amazing musician. Fully engaged with our guests, knew what music to play, great mixture of instrumentals and lyrics, and most importantly, the volume was on point! We could actually hear ourselves talk! Thank you again for everything, as Arnie was essentially with us from engagement to wedding! Cannot wait to have another event to have him, and his colleagues, back. More...

J
20 May 2019

We contacted Arnie to play during our ceremony but he was already booked for our date. He recommended Vito, one of his top pianists. From beginning to end, this man was professional, friendly and incredibly talented. Our guests were blown away! Thank you, Vito!!! We will be recommending you to all of our friends! More...

J
4 March 2019

You want the wedding day to be memorable. You want the wedding day to be something so magical, that you look back and remember every tiny detail happening. This is exactly where Arnie Abrams takes over with live music! Our guests raved about the technical proficiency of Arnie during our wedding ceremony and the music being played during cocktail hour.

Arnie was extremely responsive and genuinely cared about making our wedding day perfect! His pricing is perfect, his ability to play music is perfect, and his customer service is perfect! Please do not hesitate to hire Arnie to perform at your wedding, birthday party, ceremony, or any event requiring live music! I will recommend Arnie every single time!

Thank you Arnie for making our wedding day that much more special with the touch of the "keys"! :)
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J
4 November 2018

My husband and I booked Arnie for our wedding reception cocktail hour. Arnie filled the cocktail hour with beautiful piano renditions of classic hits. Arnie added to the beautiful ambiance of our reception. Arnie is professional, talented, and highly recommended. More...

S
31 October 2018

Arnie is absolutely amazing and is so talented! From my initial email he was a pleasure to work with. Very easy to deal with and quick responses. We hired Arnie to play for our ceremony and we were able to customize every part. Each specific time during the ceremony had a different song. We are so happy that he was able to make our ceremony extra special!! More...

D
20 September 2018

Arnie was a pleasure to work with. His accompaniment with the violin was perfect for our ceremony.

K
18 September 2018

My husband and I hired Arnie to entertain our guests at cocktail hour for our wedding on 9/8/18 and we are so happy we did! Arnie is a master on the piano and played the perfect mix of music for all ages! Our guests still talk about what’s nice touch it was to have some live music or how classy the piano was! Arnie did a great job and totally set the vibe of the night! If you’re considering it, just book him! You definitely won’t regret it! Thanks so much, Arnie! More...

L
29 August 2018

My husband and I hired Arnie for our wedding day, and we cannot be happy enough with his service! Arnie played during our cocktail hour, and we got so many positive responses from ours guests! He was personable and so enjoyable to listen to. It truly made our cocktail hour that much more memorable. We highly recommend hiring Arnie for his entertainment! More...

J
22 June 2018

Arnie Abrams performed at my wedding in April of 2018 and was so polite to work with and very accommodating! Arnie attended our rehearsal the night before the wedding and he was very approachable and personable. He played all of our music selections beautifully, and one of my greatest memories will be on my Wedding Day when the church doors closed behind my husband and I and I could hear all of our attendees singing "My Girl" along to Arnie's piano accompaniment. Thank you so much for being a part of making our wedding day so special! More...

P
4 June 2018

Arnie played at my daughter's Bridal Shower on 6/2/18. The beautiful piano playing set the perfect mood and tone that I was looking for! I would highly recommend Arnie to play if your looking to add something special to your event in the form of music. He was a pleasure to work with!! More...

R
9 April 2018

Arnie Abrams was an amazing asset to our wedding. His music touched my and my guests hearts and he helped make our wedding cocktail hour and ceremony so very special. My guests are still raving about how great he was. I highly recommend Arnie for your pianist and will definitely use him again for future events! Thank You Arnie!!!
Rosanna
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S
8 January 2018

We had Arnie at a special birthday celebration on 1/6/2018 where he added extra warmth and vitality for my wife and I and all our guests. From the first time we contacted him and up to the night of the party he responded promptly and gave us complete confidence in choosing him. Arnie even interfaced with my sister (a cabaret singer) in choosing special songs for her to sing. All of guests were happy to ask him for special songs and he fulfilled their desires. We would definitely use Arnie again and very strongly endorse him as a great person and musician. More...

J
11 December 2017

Arnie and his violinist Joe are truly talented musicians! My ceremony and cocktail hour was flawless, all of our guests were raving about how great the music was and how Arnie was able to play all of their requests. It was an absolute pleasure working Arnie. He was available through email, text and phone at any time for us. He even provided me with a wonderful recommendation list to guide me through the process. I highly recommend Arnie! Thank you so much for making the most important day of my life extra special! More...

M
23 October 2017

Arnie Abrams provided cocktail hour music at our wedding, and his beautiful music made our reception that much more special. From the very beginning, working with Arnie was an absolute pleasure. Arnie is responsive, attentive, and makes the planning process a breeze. Several of our guests made it a point to let us know how wonderful his music was and that the selection of songs he played was fantastic. My husband and I are so thrilled he could be apart of our special day and we would recommend him 1000 times over! To all you future bride and grooms, do yourself a favor and hire Arnie, as I am sure he will make your wedding day that much more beautiful as he did ours.

xo Mr. and Mrs. Dabrowski
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M
19 October 2017

Arnie (piano) and Mike (saxophone) performed at my wedding for cocktail hour on 9/23 at the Rockleigh Country Club. From the day I reached out to Arnie I knew there was no reason to look any further for a piano/sax player. His professionalism was top notch and he catered to our specific needs. I must say they both were truly amazing!!! My guests cannot stop talking about how great the music sounded. They arrived early to make sure that they were ready by the time the guests arrived. If you are looking for a great musician look not further then Arnie and his staff!!! I will definitely be using him in the future. More...

K
15 October 2017

Arnie was fantastic! We hired him to play during the cocktail hour at our daughter's wedding. He played beautifully and all our guests were very impressed. He was excellent to work with. He took song requests on the spot. Arnie was super responsive and accommodating in the time leading up to the wedding. Our venue did not have a piano, but he brought a keyboard and it was lovely. His music set the tone for a warm and fun filled evening. Would highly recommend him to anyone needing live piano music. Wish I had another event to hire him for!! Thank you, Arnie! More...

J
2 October 2017

We are just so happy we went with Arnie for our ceremony music! He graciously accepted our song requests, and as I walked down the aisle I couldn't believe how beautiful his playing was. It was truly a perfect day, made all the better by such a fantastic musician! I recommend him to ANYONE looking for a lasting impression on their special day, and my guests certainly noticed how wonderful he was, too! More...

B
25 June 2017

Arnie is the man! The entire process was extremely easy and the family absolutely loved him!

L
22 June 2017

My husband and I had a fantastic experience working with Arnie for our wedding. When we decided that we wanted a pianist at our wedding, we contacted him and he responded promptly. We spoke with him on the phone and he seemed like the perfect fit for our very small, intimate wedding. In the weeks and days leading up to the wedding, Arnie ensured that he worked out all details with the manager of our venue, as well as with our officiant. He was very organized and attentive to our needs.

On the day of the ceremony, Arnie arrived early and everything went just as scheduled. He played beautifully and so many of our guests remarked about how special the day was because of the music. During our cocktail hour and reception, Arnie played with Doug, a jazz guitarist. They were the perfect combination and complemented each other so well. In addition, Arnie circulated the room and asked guests their wedding songs and if they had any requests to make it even more personalized. Overall, we cannot say how great of an experience we had working with Arnie and Doug! We would recommend them to any other couple.
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P
4 June 2017

We highly recommend Arnie! He was prompt. professional, versatile, had a great personalty and highly adaptive to the vibe of crowd. He played at our cocktail hour and reception along with a vocal/guitarist. We could not have been more pleased and our guests were giving him rave reviews as well. We would definitely use Arnie again! More...

D
28 May 2017

Arnie performed at the ceremony and wedding reception of my daughter. We have only wonderful things to say about Arnie. He is a talented musician and singer. He knew how to engage the guests. His choice of music was perfect and he had the people dancing. Whatever we requested, he did willingly. His professionalism and cordiality put us at ease. Everyone thought he did a fantastic job! We couldn't have been more pleased. More...

M
17 May 2017

I just got back from my honeymoon and couldn't wait a minute longer to leave a review about Arnie, as everyone should know about this gem. It simply does not get better than Arnie. His musical talents are extraordinary. He made my wedding magical with his beautiful playing. And he's so flexible and versatile. If you ask him to play anything, he'll do it to perfection with a smile. He is so reliable and professional and showed up so early to set everything up
and make sure it was all ready to go. Besides his talent and professionalism, my husband and could not stop talking about how warm and genuine Arnie is, and that's very important to us. Arnie is the whole package, and we can't wait to work with him again!
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L
3 December 2016

We used Arnie for our wedding ceremony music and he did a wonderful job. He was very responsive to our requests through the whole process. He provided a list of songs that helped tremendously in choosing our music selections.
Don't hesitate to use Arnie for your next special event.
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E
25 November 2016

What a pleasure to work with Arnie and how fantastic it was to have his music at our wedding. He was super flexible, great voice, wonderful disposition. Able to keep all ages happy and wonderful selection of both traditional Jewish music and Latin beats. He even worked with our son on the orchestration f a song that was dedicated to us. Thank you! More...

D
24 October 2016

My fiancée and I decided to hire Arnie for our ceremony that took place on October 14th, 2016. Arnie was a pleasure to work with the entire way. He is very professional and friendly. We decided we wanted to have a violinist plat at our event as well and Arnie was nice enough to recommend Joe. He was also great to work with. Between the both of them playing on our wedding day they truly made our ceremony unforgettable. We can't wait to see our wedding video so we relive the moments they were playing music. I would highly recommend Arnie to anyone. More...

S
23 October 2016

Arnie is incredibly helpful, he was always very willing to work with me and quick to respond. My pianist Larry was incredible and also very willing to work with my hectic wedding day schedule. Definitely recommend they are both amazing!! More...

T
25 September 2016

Arnie played the piano at my ceremony this past weekend. He asked me to pick out some songs for the ceremony. I was unsure about some songs, so I asked for his opinion- he was extremely helpful! Many guests have approached me and told me that the music was beautiful! I couldn't be happier with Arnie. I highly recommend him for any event you need music at! He's professional, extremely nice and is very very good at what he does! More...

U
7 July 2016

Arnie provided the ceremony music for our outdoor wedding and he was a pleasure to work with! Not only did he have a variety music but was open to listening to our requests for more unique pieces played during the ceremony. I received numerous compliments regarding the ceremony music- and people loved that it was "the song from goodfellas." (My husband and I exited the ceremony to "and then he kissed me." Arnie also provided the microphone/sound system for our officiant so that our guests could hear our vows, etc. We would highly recommend using Arnie!! More...

W
14 June 2016

Arnie played the cocktail hour at two out of three of our daughter's weddings - would have all three but the wedding venue had a merry-go-round running during the cocktail hour. He added class, distinction, fun, happiness, and of course, great music! My advice to couples thinking about having Arnie at their wedding? Book him!!! More...

F
17 April 2016

When we were looking for a pianist to play our cocktail hour we really did not know where to start. We came across Arnie after doing some google searches and reading his great reviews. We decided to go with him and it couldn't have turned out better. Arnie provided wonderful music during the cocktail hour that left all our guests raving. He was very accommodating after we learned our venue's piano was unavailable so he brought his keyboard. He was very responsive to our guests requests and he was a complete hit. Obviously we recommend him to anyone who is looking for some great music - thank you Arnie!

Rob and Francesca
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U
19 November 2015

We hired Arnie for our parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Arnie was fabulous and really helped to make the event even more special. He arrived at the venue well before the party began. He was very personable, and his music expertise made any song request possible. He was also great with the kids. The children at the party requested songs, sang along with Arnie, and had so much fun thanks to Arnie's. In the words of 9 year old Emma, "Arnie was awesome." Even our parents, who can be hard to please, raved about how wonderful Arnie was and how he really made the event special for them. So Arnie, thank you again for everything! More...

V
2 November 2015

I can't say enough about Arnie. We had a small, intimate wedding (about 50 people). Arnie provided the music for the ceremony and reception. Our guests loved him. I would highly recommend him. More...

J
27 October 2015

Arnie is without a doubt the correct choice. My wife and I worked with Arnie to create a memorable wedding ceremony and reception. Our desire to provide an understated elegance and use of strictly piano music narrowed the number of choices for entertainment. When we expressed our desire to Arnie, he understood completely. He was not only able to meet our desires, but far exceed them.Arnie is truly an artist. His skills enable him to provide the right atmosphere at the right time. His music added to the joy that my wife and I experienced from the Brides processional and the first dance, through dinner and to the last dance. Breathe taking and five plus stars. If you want the music for your ceremony to add to the depth of your experience I would, without a moment's hesitation, recommend Mr. Abrams. More...

A
17 August 2015

Arnie did a great job performing the music for my wedding ceremony. If you are looking for someone to play for your wedding or any event I highly recommend Arnie Abrems!!!

M
5 August 2015

We hired Arnie for our cocktail hour for our wedding on August 1 at the Channel Club. We could not be more pleased with how excellent he was. He played an awesome variety of songs, and kept the vibe in the room exactly how we wanted. He was super early to the venue, extremely easy to reach via phone or email the weeks leading up to our big day. You cannot find a more professional, talented pianist to work your wedding/event. Thank you Arnie!! More...

D
5 August 2015

We hired Arnie for our cocktail hour for our wedding on August 1 at the Channel Club. We could not be more pleased with how excellent he was. He played an awesome variety of songs, and kept the vibe in the room exactly how we wanted. He was super early to the venue, extremely easy to reach via phone or email the weeks leading up to our big day. You cannot find a more professional, talented pianist to work your wedding/event. Thank you Arnie!! More...

C
22 July 2015

Arnie played the piano during cocktail hour at our wedding. We were extremely pleased with his performance. All of our guests enjoyed his song choices and even sung along during a few of them! We would highly recommend him. He always responded to our emails and was very easy to work with. More...

D
15 April 2015

Arnie played at our parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary party where they had a ceremony and renewed their vows. Arnie was a pleasure to work with - our many requests were warmly welcomed, including specific songs for the ceremony, accompanying the grandchildren when they sang, playing our parent's original wedding songs, etc. During the reception and meal, many people commented on how perfect the music was. Arnie is a warm, friendly person, very professional, and an excellent pianist. More...

B
13 April 2015

Arnie was the perfect choice for our venue! We needed ceremony and cocktail hour music. He was flexible with the staging that was an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. Arnie came to the rehearsal and was just wonderful. The live piano music and song choices were the exact fit for our group. More...

M
5 April 2015

This review is long overdue but I still feel compelled to write it.
My fiancé and I hired Arnie to play music for our engagement party that we had back in November 2014, and he was seriously spectacular. I contacted him in July of 014 (4 months before the event) and every few weeks and even a couple days before our party he kept in touch and was very professional. It was so easy to work with him, and he was nice and early to our party (which started at 1130am) which was nice piece of mind. My fiancé and I arrived there at 1030 am and arnie was already set up with all of his equipment and had music playing already, making it feel so welcoming for any early guests. He was super easy going and knew exactly what to play while people were socializing and eating. Everyone loved how talented he was and his music was the perfect touch to our brunch style engagement party... he even threw in some vocals during some of his songs and he was very good! It's very obvious he's been doing this a while and I can't wait to have a reason to hire him again. I will definitely be contacting him in the near future for our wedding cocktail hour music :)
From Dan and I, we both thank you SO much for everything, Arnie!
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M
22 October 2014

Arnie played the keyboard at our wedding ceremony a couple of weeks ago. Not only is he a very talented musician, but he is also an incredibly kind person. He was so easy to work with and made the whole process of hiring a musician one of the easiest thing to do in planning our big day. We are so glad we decided on having him perform for our ceremony, as he made it even more memorable and special for my husband and I. We will continue to recommend Arnie to family and friends in the future and would strongly recommend him for any celebration or event. More...

T
10 July 2014

I highly recommend Arnie! He was very professional and responsive from the very beginning. He always got back to us right away and provided us with some guidelines and examples to help us choose our music and was open to suggestions. In the end, my wife requested one specific song that she walked down the isle to and asked him to use that for inspiration for the rest of the music. It was all beautiful! He showed up very early to set up, and even helped the groomsmen with some unrelated technical issues, well beyond his duties. I would use his services again and recommend him to anyone! More...

M
13 June 2014

Arnie Abrams is an extraordinarily talented pianist, with a kindness to match.  My wife and I requested Arnie's services for both our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour.  Arnie went above and beyond our contractual agreement, arriving early and entertaining our guests.  While also staying later, when our wedding ceremony was delayed.  Arnie happily stayed, played with a smile, and interacted with all our family and friends.  The day that my wife and I found Arnie to play for our wedding, was a day that we feel truly blessed.  Arnie is not only one of the most talented pianists that we have ever heard, he is also; efficient, personable, kind, friendly, charismatic, flexible, understanding, and has an abundance of intelligence for the work that he does.  My wife and I will happily recommend Arnie to all our family and friends.  We also plan on listening to him live, for his music is beautiful.  Arnie is just an absolute joy to work with, and our family and friends are still buzzing how wonderfully talented he is.  Thank you a million times over! More...

M
11 June 2014

Arnie Abrams is an extraordinarily talented pianist, with a kindness to match. My wife and I requested Arnie's services for both our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Arnie went above and beyond our contractual agreement, arriving early and entertaining our guests. While also staying later, when our wedding ceremony was delayed. Arnie happily stayed, played with a smile, and interacted with all our family and friends. The day that my wife and I found Arnie to play for our wedding, was a day that we feel truly blessed. Arnie is not only one of the most talented pianists that we have ever heard, he is also; efficient, personable, kind, friendly, charismatic, flexible, understanding, and has an abundance of intelligence for the work that he does. My wife and I will happily recommend Arnie to all our family and friends. We also plan on listening to him live, for his music is beautiful. Arnie is just an absolute joy to work with, and our family and friends are still buzzing how wonderfully talented he is. Thank you a million times over! More...

E
7 May 2014

Arnie was a last minute addition to our vendors. Originally I had planned on using an app on my phone to create a timed playlist for our ceremony. However as the days ticked by, it became evident that it would make more sense for my sanity and stress level, to have a pianist instead. I contacted Arnie with about two and a half weeks to go. He responded quickly, assured me that he was well versed at the somewhat unique location we were using, and was just a pleasure from start to finish. Minus the song I walked down the aisle to, I gave Arnie free reign. Being the last one down the aisle and a little pre-occupied, I didn't really hear the music. However many of my guests sought me out to tell me how wonderful the music at the ceremony was. How it was nice to hear wedding music that was different from the traditional more somber wedding playlists. I couldn't be more pleased with Arnie and his services. Thank you so much Arnie! More...

M
27 April 2014

We are so thrilled to have hired Arnie as our wedding pianist. He was a joy to work with from during our planning process, and was extremely responsive to all of my questions, requests, and concerns. His performance on our wedding day was also absolutely beautiful. As I got ready to walk down the aisle and could hear the pop, musical theatre, and jazz standards floating up the stairs from the main room of our venue, I knew that we had made the right choice, and his renditions of our processional and recessional songs (by Carole King and The Beatles, respectively) were flawless. Arnie's performance made our ceremony memorable and special. Thank you again! More...

A
26 October 2013

Out of all of our vendors that we worked with, Arnie was one of the most flexible, easily accessible, and a pleasure to work with. He had a huge selection of music to choose from, and helped us decide which song would work where. Whenever we wrote him an e-mail or called him, he got back to us immediately. He was very profficient- arriving before anyone else got there. Arnie was personable with our guests and everyone was very impressed with him and the beauty of the music. We would recommend him to anyone! More...

U
1 October 2013

We are very happy Arnie was available to play for our reception. He is the perfect combination of talented, professional and friendly, with the right balance of stage presence. He played a very nice selection of pieces covering various styles for hours without a hint of fatigue, and also really blew us away with how beautifully he had arranged and played a few specific songs that we had requested. To top it all off, he had brought - of his own accord and without our having thought to ask - extra speakers and materials that really came in handy and saved the day. Definitely recommended. More...

N
8 August 2013

Arnie was just amazing!!! He was our pianist for ceremony and cocktail hour. Very professional, arrived on time and was very flexible with some last requeriments. We asked him to play some latin song in the cocktail hour, and the selection was just perfect. We trusted his selection and it couldn't be better. Every song was appropriate and they made every moment even more emotional. Guests congratulated us because they were impressed with the pianist. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you very much Arnie. More...

U
10 July 2013

Arnie did a fabulous job entertaining our family and friends at our small wedding reception (around 70 persons). His piano music was great background during dinner and his playing on the piano and keyboard (as well as his selections from his iPod) got people on the dance floor after. I didn't really think we had a dancing crowd, but, watching our wedding video, I see many of our guests on the dance floor in the front of the venue and still more dancing away in the back of the room behind our tables. Arnie was really great about learning a special song for a friend of ours to sing; he also was very accomodating when a couple of our other guests wanted to belt out some tunes. His own singing of our first dance song was very special, too. I highly recommend him. More...

D
2 July 2013

Arnie played for my wife and my ceremony and cocktail hour!! He was amazing and it gave that simple but elegant touch we were looking for! ! I highly recommend him looking for a different spin than just a dj!!!
danielle and Mindi
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C
18 June 2013

Arnie was a wonderful addition to our wedding. We had him play for both our ceremony and reception. The music was flawless and went perfectly with the tone of our wedding, He even accompanied my bridesmaid (who is a wonderful singer) while she sang both at our ceremony and reception. Arnie was very easy to work with. He responded to emails promptly and kept the whole process very organized. I would absolutely recommend him for any event! More...

E
17 June 2013

What a wonderful man. It was like having a close friend play for you. He is so talented. I gave him the freedom to pick songs and they were perfect. Lovely personality. He was perfect. More...

U
29 May 2013

We hired Arnie Abrams to play the piano during our ceremony. He was very helpful by providing a list of songs that are popular for weddings and also provided his own personal ideas for options. Unfortunately, Arnie had a family emergency and was not able to perform at our wedding. Thankfully, he has other musicians on his payroll and Arnie sent one of his employees to cover for him. Charlie did an amazing job filling in for Arnie, and even handled my special request of "Together At Last" for our recessional.

Based on the recordings Arnie has on his website and Charlie's live performance at our ceremony, I'd recommend them to anyone for their wedding ceremony.
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N
25 February 2013

We hired Arnie to play for our ceremony which was at the Crystal Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel in Freehold. He arrived on time, actually a bit early, and collaborated with our Minister the timing of events, processions, etc. Although Arnie had asked us for our music choices we decided to allow him to pick the selections for the ceremony as he is the professional. We were glad we did. He did a phenomenal job and is a brilliant musician. He added that extra special personalized touch to our ceremony and we received so many compliments on how wonderful the ceremonial music was. Thank you Arnie for helping make our day perfect! More...

D
27 September 2012

Arnie – Thank you for providing that virtuoso performance at our wedding reception. You made the evening flow so exceptionally well with the selections of music you provided. You certainly exceeded my Bride’s and my expectations! You are a top of the line, number one, professional performer. God Bless you!
Sincerely,
Dean R. – Molly Pitcher Inn - Wedding 9/15/12
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C
9 May 2012

Arnie was EXCELLENT!!! Very accomodating and professional, always available for questions/suggestions during the planning process - a real gentleman. Arnie provided beautiful music for our ceremony and cocktail hour and we heard so many rave reviews from our guests! Thank you again, Arnie, for sharing your talent and helping to make our wedding day perfect! Cheryl & Brad , 4/27/12 More...

M
30 April 2012

We just got married, yesterday! Arnie was the best. From the initial contact via e-mail to actually meeting him and hearing his music live for the first time at our wedding. He is responsive to both e-mails and phone calls.

Arnie plays wonderfully, is extremely personable, and as a "side note" ... LOL his fee is extremely reasonable and is not a clock watcher. He is wonderful at "reading the crowd" and can easily switch from keyboard to piano.

Anyone who hires Arnie Abrams will not be disappointed if you are looking for a warm and intimate setting. He ABSOLUTELY helped make the day one to remember!
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L
25 April 2012

Arnie played our wedding's cocktail hour, and he really helped set the mood for the afternoon. His choice of songs was excellent. I wish there had been more time for me to stop & listen! More...

L
5 April 2012

What a great way to start my wedding. From the time I walked in with
Arnie playing What a difference you made in my life and through out

the entire time the music was beautiful. Everyone commented on how
great the piano player was. I would highly recommend Arnie for
your event.

Thanks
Lucille & John
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J
2 April 2012

Arnie played at the 1.5 hour cocktail hour at our wedding. He was great! Very professional & played the music we asked for. I would highly recommend Arnie!

V
21 February 2012

Arnie was wonderful, from start to finish! We were looking for someone to play at our ceremony and keep our guests entertained for our second wedding/brunch, and who understood the mood and feeling we hoped to create. ..an intimate, easy, informal, fun, and yet still classy celebration...someone who would keep the celebration moving, and ensure that despite not having a typical "reception" with DJ/band, dancing, etc, guests would be sure to enjoy themselves. Arnie delivered on this beutifully, and "got it" from our very first phone conversation. He was easy going, reassuring, and flexible, and has so much experience on which to draw that he knew right away what to do and how to create what we were looking for, even when we weren't entirely sure ourselves. Guests repeatedly told us what a great time they had, how much they enjoyed the music, and how much they enjoyed Arnie himself. He is friendly, warm, engaging, and refreshingly spontaneous, and he is willig to be as much (or as little) of a presence as you'd like him to be. Personally, we wanted Arnie and his music to be showcased, not "background", and it was extremely enjoyable for all. But Arnie is unpretentious, and perfectly content to be "background" too if that fits your style/vision better. No matter what your preference, Arnie is willing and able to deliver. He is accommodating, easy-going, professional, helpful and extremely responsive. He is heart-warmingly reassuring whenever the inevital "snags" that come up in planning almost any wedding arise, and almost always has ideas and suggestions for how to make things work so that you don't have to stress much at all. If you are fortunate enough to have Arnie play for you and your guests on your special day, you won't be disappointed. You honestly couldn't find a better guy. He is talented, can play a hugely versatile range of music, and in all likelihood, he will feel more like family by the time your event is over than a "vendor," and you will be happy to have shared your special day with him. It's not always easy to find vendors who are both extremely good at what they do, and yet are so genuinely pleasant to be with. You should scoop him up, if you have the opportunity! More...

A
6 December 2011

Mr. Abrams provided beautiful piano playing for all of my guests during our cocktail hour for our wedding. He has an amazing wealth of memorized songs from so many genres that delighted all of my guests. He took requests and played beautiful for the whole time. I am so pleased that I found his website, and I would call him again for an event in a second! More...

R
27 November 2011

Arnie was so easy to work with and so responsive. My guests loved his music and I was so glad that I hired him!

D
20 November 2011

Arnie's music and professionalism were outstanding. He was such a pleasure to deal with in every way. He answered and returned phone calls right away. He was solicitous and responsive in determining what music we wanted to play at our wedding and his music was FANTASTIC. We, and all our guests, loved his piano playing, his singing and the seamless transitions to occasional recorded music. He was the best and I would highly recommend him. More...

D
25 October 2011

Arnie was absolutely amazing! My wife and I hired him to perform at our cocktail hour and couldn't have been happier. As soon as we arrived at the country club we could hear piano playing and light conversation in the background, it was such a joy and we were both so impressed. Arnie is very responsive, showed up prior to his scheduled time and was always professional. He took requests and interacted with our guests, and by doing so brought our cocktail hour to the next level. When I first found Arnie's website, I kept saying I want to hire him, and I almost waited until the last minute. I am so fortunate he was available because it was a part of our wedding we will never forget. We definitely recommend Arnie's services. More...

A
23 October 2011

Arnie Abrams was a wonderful addition to our cocktail hour and sounded absolutely beautiful on the piano. He was wonderful to work with and highly recommended!

J
26 September 2011

Arnie was fantastic! He was very professional in the planning process, getting back to my questions and requests very quickly and enthusiastically. He did a wonderful job and the music was beautiful. He knew just what to do and when to play and what style we were looking for. We received so many compliments afterwards. He really gave so much to our wedding and made it even more memorable. I highly, highly recommend Arnie!! Thank you again! More...

K
7 July 2011

I used Arnie to play at my church wedding ceremony and at my cocktail hour at the reception. He was wonderful!!!! From the first moment I contacted him he was very responsive. He sends out a list of exactly what he needs from the bride along with song suggestions and it's very helpful. He was very prompt for our wedding and the music sounded wonderful. He gave our cocktail hour the feel of being in a piano bar which is exactly what we were looking for. I want to have a party just so I can use Arnie again! I highly recommend him...he is worth every penny! More...

V
29 June 2011

Arnie I am just writing to thank you so much for appearing at my daughters wedding at the Grand Colonial on June 4 2011. We needed that special performer to play piano for the cocktail hour, and I couldn't have made a better choice. Your playing and vocals were 1st class. I had asked for a particular song list to be played and you were more then accommodating.Having so many vendors to deal with for a wedding can be somewhat stressful, but you made the process from beginning to end a pleasure. Both my daughters are now married but if an occasion ever arises when I need a great musician and singer I know who to call.

Thank You
Vincent Downey
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B
12 January 2011

Arnie was amazing! He arrived early, set up and played fantastic music! At cocktail hour, our guests were singing along to his music! He was wonderful during planning with music suggestions! He helped to make our night magical! More...

C
30 July 2010

Arnie Abrams helped to make our wedding even more memorable. We were a little particular as to what we wanted for our music. He listened to our comments and found the type of music that made us happy. Our guests enjoyed his music and songs as well. He was ready for us when we arrived at the reception with his great musical equipment, looked handsome, played and sang beautifully, provided a personal touch with our guests, was reasonably priced, and conducted the entire evening with class and professionalism. We were extremely pleased with his services. More...

A
10 August 2008

Arnie was the Man of the day to me! He truly saved me! I was completely disappointed in myself when I realized i Had forgotten music for my ceremony and my cocktail hour. Well, I called Arnie about a week and a 1/2 to two weeks prior to my wedding and he worked with me so and he made it happen!!! I sent him my money and he was there on time and ready to roll. He was so nice and did an amazing job! I really wish I had the opportunity to get to know him better. But, I booked way to close to my wedding. However, I will be using him again. More...