October 17, 2001
It is my pleasure to give you our thoughts on the Fundamentals' amazing performance at my daughter's wedding.
When we began planning the wedding, one of our priorities was to find a high energy, top-quality band because we have seen at so many weddings that the band, beyond any other element, sets the tone for the event. We wanted an elegant and intimate ceremony, which your keyboard player, Tom, amply helped provide through selections carefully chosen in consultation with us. Next, the jazz played by the band during the cocktail hour and dinner was a wonderfully smooth transition into the party to follow. We did want a full-blown party, because all generations of us love to dance. And dance we did! Many of our guests have told us that they never sat down, and that it was the best wedding that they had ever attended. We agree--not only was the music the right mix of celebratory and hip, but also the performance of those amazing singers swept us off out feet.
Also important to us was John X's experienced input in planning how the evening should run, including assurances that The Fundamentals would adapt when the timing of the evening's various segments inevitably didn't quite go according to plan. That flexibility enabled us all to go with the flow, and now look back on a wedding that was all that we hoped for, and more.
A standing ovation for all of you!