Reviews

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“Matt, on behalf of Sue and I, we would like to thank you and the band for a most extraordinary evening. The fact that you could accompany me in singing Sue’s favorite songs – and actually make me sound good – made for a terrific evening. After my set, the music you and the band performed was perfect. We had a lot of visitors from the wedding event that was happening next door come to our event because we had the superior music. What’s more, all our guests were so pleased with your music that it made this gig one for the ages! Thanks again and when my children are ready to be married, your band will be our choice.”

Joe Nicholas (412) 204-1261
jnicholas@cancertreatmentservices.com


Dear Matt,

“Our sincerest thanks for all the wonderful music you and your band performed at our daughter’s wedding on August 2nd at the Morning Glory Inn.”

Jan Janowitz – Mother of the Bride
ph (724) 625 -6238


Matt and Modern Times,

“I want to thank you for doing such an amazing job at our wedding on August 20th! You were incredible! You kept the dance floor packed all night! We also really appreciate how nice our first dance and bridal party dance songs sounded. We really can’t thank you enough for all that you did to make our wedding such a wonderful day! We received so many compliments on how great you sounded! We won’t hesitate to recommend you!

Thank you!”

Kelly and Craig Friday (412) 681-9198 or (412) 298-3887
cwiklinskika@peoplepc.com
Hilton Hotel


” Matt and the entire group were wonderful to work with and we were very pleased. Matt went out of his way to do what our daughter (the bride) requested. We really appreciated that and couldn’t have been happier. It was our pleasure to have the trio and 8 piece band. Thank you very much. They had everyone up and dancing all evening.”

Carole & Doug Bissett – Parents of the two brides!!!!!
ph. (304) 242-8022 e-mail dbissett@1st.net
Ogelbay Resort and Conference Center


Dear Modern Times,

“Thank you very much for your stellar performance at our wedding! You exceeded all expectations, and even today, months after the wedding, people are remarking how fabulous you were. Thanks once again!”

Heidi & Geoff Michael – (202) 434-5314
Carnegie Museum


Dear Matt,

Thank you for the wonderful job you did at our wedding on Aug. 14th. The music was perfect and your poise and professionalism made the evening truly unforgettable. When we remember our wedding, now and for years to come, we will think of you and all you did to make our wedding special.

We are grateful to all of you.

Jeff and Anne Wetzel – (412) 302-5114
ack145@hotmail.com
Sheraton Station Square


“Matt Ferrante and Modern Times was extremely talented
and professional. We had countless guests who complimented us on them. Matt Ferrante and Modern Times met and exceeded every expectation we had!”

Thank you for helping us make our wedding fun and memorable.

Jennifer & Jason Salaway
412-371-6594
salawayje2000@yahoo.com
Mountain View Inn


Matt,

“Your choice of music throughout the night was absolutely perfect for this reception.”

Natalie Berger – Event Planner – Phipps Conservatory


“Matt, FANTASTIC JOB! Your band was fabulous and you pulled off the surprise for Jeff perfectly! I don’t know how you knew about “Raindrops…” but that was a special treat. Thank you so much for making our son’s wedding extra special and so memorable. If you ever need a recommendation from some very proud and pleased parents of the groom, just let us know.”

Ben Catalina – Father of The Groom
ph. (210) 522-5989
e-mail ben.catalina@swri.org
Carnegie Music Hall


“My guests are still raving about the entertainment. Guests thought I flew Modern Times in from New York.”

Karen Silverblatt – Bride ph. (724)743-9154
Duquesne Club


“Hey Matt, I hope you saw me when I left. I was giving you two thumbs up from the back of the room! I already heard from Selkovits and they were very pleased. Looking forward to seeing the video with the medley and Hoorah!”

Deb Waterkotte
The Planner


“I wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did at our wedding reception. Every guest must have told me how incredible you were! We all just let loose and had a great time dancing. (I think everyone danced and it was great.) The band sounded perfect! Thanks for all of your hard work. You helped make my wedding day a perfect, memorable day!”

Cassie Noll
Bride – The Club at Nevillewood


“Daniel and I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your help in making our wedding spectacular! Frankly, I had a great deal of misgivings about the music world in Pittsburgh and I even considered bringing in a band from the D.C. area. What a waste of money that would have been and completely unnecessary. Our caterer-wedding consultant claims you were one of the most professional bands she’s ever met. Our friends keep talking about what a fantastic band we found for our wedding. And, most importantly, Daniel and I had an unbelievably great time. If anyone asked, I would recommend Modern Times in a heartbeat. Good luck with your promising future.”

Edith Raphael Brotman
Bride – Rodef Shalom


“We were delighted with your music. You are TRUE musicians who can play all kinds of music. We loved the female vocalist (Leah Boni) – what a beautiful voice she has! We also loved the sax, guitarists and keyboard. You are living proof that you don’t need DJ’s at weddings. Nothing will ever beat the real thing!”

Roberta Ravasio
Mother-of-the-Bride – Phipps Conservatory


“Modern Times was absolutely excellent in every way from the ceremony through the reception. Our guests had a great time and danced until the band stopped. We have had wonderful compliments on all the music. I would recommend Modern Times highly to anyone!”

Susan Deakin-Kabazie
Bride – Westin William Penn Hotel


“I always breath a sigh of relief when I see that Modern Times is playing here. Matt is an excellent Master of Ceremonies and I have never seen him unable to handle any of the last minute changes that often arise. Modern Times is a first class group from start to finish!”

John Phillips
Dining Room Captain – Le Mont Restaurant


“Modern Times is a very talented ,professional and versatile group. They have been favorites here at the James Street Tavern for quite some time. Their CD is one of the best I have ever heard from the city and I never hesitate to recommend to my best customers when good music is called for.”

Craig Poole
Owner – James Street Tavern


“Someone who appreciates great musicianship definitely will not be disappointed with
Matt Ferrante & Modern Times. Players just don’t get any better.”

John Parker
Leader – John Parker Band


“Matt Ferrante is an impressive saxophonist with free flowing lines that signal a fertile imagination: a professional improviser. A particularly inventive saxophonist yet cool and calm. Strong, exciting and a haunting soloist.”

Tony Mowod
Jazz Host WDUQ FM
Founder of Pittsburgh Jazz Society


“Matt Ferrante brings to the table a playfulness and creative spontaneity which continues to knock me out…”

H. B. Bennett
Musician, Band Leader


“The group was outstanding! I received a number of compliments on the group. Thank you for making our daughter Julie’s wedding a success!”

Michelle Weniger
Mother-of-the-Bride – Wildwood Country Club


“Matt Ferrante and his band created a smooth and sophisticated atmosphere for our event.”

Marcie Dugan
Coalition for Christian Outreach


“An expressive musical, versatile, must-hear band.” “Their finest moments (are) on their original pieces.”

John Young – Pittsburgh Post Gazette


“I can honestly say that there are many jazz groups with national recording contracts who don’t even come close to sounding this good!”

Jim DeCesare – Jazz Impressions


“Ferrante’s got chops, soul, and inventiveness.”

Peter B. King – Pittsburgh Press/City Paper


“Like a coat of many colors, this is a coat of many sounds — all of them wonderful!”

Maggie Clay – Main Performance Magazine


“They were wonderful! I loved the music they played. Truly a class act!”

Lisa Hammers Welsh
Bride – Nemacolan Woodlands


“Modern Times was great! You can use me for a reference any time!”

Leigh Damianos
Bride – Grand Concourse


“Matt Ferrante and Modern Times contributed so much to our wedding day. Thank you for making sure that everyone had a great time.”

Joann Pompeo
Bride – The Priory


“Modern Times was great. The band made our company Christmas party a huge success!”

Kathy James
Eat-n-Park Restaurants


“We received many great comments on the band from our guests. They were the first video we watched — and right away we knew. Excellent!

Michelle Rozzi / Michael Garland
Bride and Groom – LeMont Restaurant


“I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed having you with us again to share in are daughter’s wedding. Your comments about the wedding speeches meant a great deal to me. My deepest appreciation & respect come with this note. It was a pleasure to work with you again.”

Sandy Rosen
Mother of two brides (and one more to go! )
River’s Club / Pittsburgh Center For the Arts