Kudos from our clients

Here's a sampling of the feedback we've received:

"Kevin was thrilled and all our guests commented on how brilliant the band was."

–Assistant to Oscar-winning actor/singer Kevin Spacey

"This band is amazing! I love the way these guys listen to each other and work as a team. They're able to say a lot without a lot of notes."

Grammy-winning saxophonist Bob Mintzer

“Students from the Capital Focus Jazz Band from Washington, D.C. are tearing it up this late afternoon at Preservation Hall. These young musicians are the future!”

–Preservation Hall, New Orleans

“Just a short note to say 'Thanks a million'. I think I can honestly say that it was one of our most successful summer services in the 17 years that I've been a member of Cedar Lane. The band was great, and your flexibility, professionalism, and articulate comments were most impressive. Tell your band members that I have heard many positive comments about their energy, their musicianship and their dedication to the music. It was a great event. Let's do it again!”

–Cedar Lane Church

“The Capital Focus Jazz Band was a huge success at our banquet. They were definitely the highlight of the evening. Their professionalism and presentation were superb”

–U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

“We so much enjoyed the Capital Focus Jazz Band under Dave Robinson's direction last week during our Annual Meeting at the Washington Hilton Hotel. We are very grateful for the appearance of this fine, talented group. These young musicians captivated the audience with their superb performance and contributed significantly to ensuring the success of our three-day Meeting. Thank you again for making it possible for us to introduce our attendees to this outstanding group of entertainers”

President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities

“I would like to personally thank you and the members of the Capital Focus Jazz Band for appearing at the Office of Personnel Management during our celebration of Black History Month. We are still receiving compliments on the talent displayed by your band. Your music was uplifting and enjoyed by everyone in the audience. Please convey my thanks to the band members for a job well done. Their professionalism and skills were greatly appreciated”

–U. S. Office of Personnel Management

“We really appreciated having your jazz band play at the National Mall for Earth Day. They were just terrific!! People sat on the grass and enjoyed them immensely. The band provided a festive atmosphere for the event. My sincere thanks for a job well done. It was truly a pleasure working with you and the musicians”

–U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

“Some of the most brilliant and talented youngsters I've ever heard. They played with appropriate verve and were startlingly fresh. THESE GUYS ARE THE FUTURE OF OUR KIND OF JAZZ!!!!”

–Pennsylvania Jazz Society

“I want to express my appreciation to you for the good job that your band did at the reception at the National Air and Space Museum on Monday. This reception was the high point of the Atomic Energy Agency Conference and attracted leaders from all parts of the world. I think that your contribution was an important part of making this event successful. I also want to thank you personally for your part in helping our country's youth by organizing this program”

–Princeton University

“Blessings on your Capital Focus Jazz Band! They were superb by all standards. Again a masterpiece by the Capital Focus Jazz Band and the heartbeat of Washington is still talking about the upbeat music you gave both at the reception and under the big tent. You were the sparkplug that gave the pizzazz to our 'Summer in the Gardens Picnic'. You not only entertained the Secretary of Agriculture, the Deputy Secretary and 60 members of Congress but you made so many new friends for the National Arboretum among the 650 guests who attended. The Herb Garden was 'the place to be' on June 16th! I am enclosing a check in the amount of $700 as a contribution to the ongoing support of your band. You are a magnificent group”

–Friends of the U.S. National Arboretum

“We want to thank you and the members of the Capital Focus Jazz Band for an outstanding performance at the Memorial Day Jazz Festival. The audience enjoyed your performance very much, and we received some nice compliments on your band from the crowd. It was a pleasure to work with you and the members of the band, and we look forward to working with you in the future”

–Alexandria Dept. of Recreation

“We were absolutely delighted to find the Capital Focus Jazz Band performing...they were marvelous! We agreed with all the others in attendance that the great performance by your band was the 'icing on the cake'. Thanks for a great afternoon! I think you may have sparked an interest in jazz..”

–Major, U.S. Marine Corps

“I want to add my personal thanks to the many accolades for your outstanding performance at the Jubilee”

–Leukemia Society of America

“Just a note to say how much the Capital Focus Jazz Band added to the success of our event. We had so many compliments on the band–so I hope that we can have them play again at one of our upcoming events!”

–Republican Senatorial Inner Circle

“We've had the Capital Focus Jazz Band at our Sacramento Jubilee a number of times, and they've always been OUTSTANDING! They've been a 'role model' for more than one member of our Education Committee. Accolades are well deserved”

–Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society

“Your Capital Focus Jazz Band made the day!”

–Great Washington Duck Race

“They were a hit at this year's Charity Awards Dinner”

–Special Asst. to the President, The White House

“You guys were great at the Open Exhibition reception. THANKS!”

–Arts Council of Fairfax County

“The Capital Focus Jazz Band was great!!! Everyone enjoyed the festivities and I think our dedication was a success”

–Arlington County Dept. of Recreation

“It has been a pleasure working with you and the band has received kudos from our staff and the public about their professionalism. They were a great hit at the Boating Fun Fest”

–Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources

“Much thanks to you and the Capital Focus Jazz Band for making our 'Evening in New Orleans' a great success. Our party was the hit of the convention and everybody particularly enjoyed your music–it was just right!”

–American Association of Family Physicians

“The performance last Friday for our Youth of the Year Banquet was terrific”

–Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

“You were terrific and it was wonderful to have live, jazzy entertainment. Fall Bike Fest is successful because of people like you”

–National Multiple Sclerosis Society

“I want to thank everyone involved with the Capital Focus Jazz Band for your participation in this year's Festival. There is no question in my mind that the band went over very well with the audience. Having such talented young people perform is a very important part of the Festival. Thank you so much for such a dynamite performance! We would love for the Capital Focus Jazz Band to play at future Festivals”

–Washington Folk Festival

“A very commendable group of young musicians, many of whom will be the future stars of jazz”

–Duke Ellington Centennial Commission