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Reviews of actual performances by Josh Isenberg of Pure-Piano.

Pure-Piano: Professional and Talented

Pure-Piano: Professional and Talented

The charm and appeal of live piano makes any party spectacular!

Pure-Piano: Professional and Talented, Josh Isenberg was the perfect pianist selection for our annual holiday party. He brought so much style and lovely piano playing to our event. Josh is relaxed yet so professional. You really don’t find that too much anymore. He was easy to work with and masterfully knew just how to play the mood of the party. His selection of music was widely varied and Perfect. Many guests commented on how much they enjoyed his piano playing. He seemed to have something for everyone. Josh comes with so many extras including festive uplighting lights that looked great and really helped make the party. He obviously has a lot of experience doing this type of thing. Our party this year just wouldn’t have been the same without Josh. And also, his ability to talk with the guests without being overly obtrusive was great, although we certainly would have invited him as a guest to the party, had we known him. He is a genuinely nice guy. We will be hiring him next year for our annual event. Lovely music. And his pricing is reasonable and just right. You will be impressed if you do hire him for your next event.

Kirstine Larsen
CRUISE COOL
Naples FL

Pure-Piano Sounds of the Season: The Perfect Musical Background

Pure-Piano Sounds of the Season: The Perfect Musical Background

Anytime is a good time for a holiday party with Pure-Piano.Com. 239-450-5734

The 24th Annual Christmas Silver Tea at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Ft Myers was made even more successful by the newest addition of Pure-Piano Pianist, Josh Isenberg. His soft “Sounds of the Season” were the perfect musical background for the over 135 guests chatting away while enjoying sweets and savories and a proper tea! The Ladies Philoptochos (Friend of the Poor) Society holds this event each year to raise monies for the Galisano Children’s Hospital Oncology Unit. Josh Isenberg was the ideal finishing touch and we hope Josh will return next year for our 25th Annual Tea: The Silver Tea!

Lenore Mattoff
Christmas Silver Tea Chair December 2015

Pure-Piano Holiday Sing-Along Huge Success

Pure-Piano Holiday Sing-Along Huge Success

Dear Josh,

Pure-Piano.Com: Anytime is a good time to plan a holiday party with live piano! Pure-Piano.Com 239-450-5734
Pure-Piano.Com: Anytime is a good time to plan a holiday party with live piano! Pure-Piano.Com 239-450-5734

Thank you for your delightful musical contribution the other night at our neighborhood holiday party! Your ability to quickly bring people together with your warm personality and great musical choices made it a night to remember. With ease you seamlessly transitioned the group from dinner to our holiday singalong while putting everyone at ease and going along with the wishes of the group. Everyone left with a greater sense of belonging and friendship and had a lot of fun because of you! Thank you to Pure-Piano for helping to make our Holiday Sing-Along a huge success. Without hesitation I highly recommend pianist Josh Isenberg of Pure-Piano.

Peg Bisgrove
Neighborhood Holiday Party Music Chair
December 2015

Annual Golden Baby Shoe Awards

Annual Golden Baby Show Awards

September 11, 2015

Re: Letter of Recommendation

To Whom It May Concern:

Annual Golden Baby Shoe Awards

Annual events at Healthy Start are an essential part of being able to continue to serve our community and achieve our goal which is to help give babies the healthy start in life that they deserve.

I have had the pleasure of having Mr. Josh Isenberg of Pure Piano perform for us at our 6th Annual Golden Baby Shoe Awards event in 2015. Our guests, along with our staff, were enthralled by the musical gifts of this artist. Furthermore, the professionalism consistently demonstrated by Mr. Isenberg was matched by his talent, both being extraordinary.

I would, without hesitation, recommend Mr. Josh Isenberg as our experience with him was wonderful. He was easy to contact, a pleasure to deal with, and accommodating. We plan to have him again at future events, and I have no doubt that anyone who has the opportunity to work with him in the future would be very pleased.

Sincerley,

Cathy Timuta
Executive Director
Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida

Naples Pianist Isenberg is, “Wonderful… Stellar… Memorable!”

As seen on Gigsalad.com: Gigsalad Testimonial

“I cannot stress how wonderful it was to hire Josh Isenberg for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. As a surprise we had Josh come into our home and perform while we had a casual home cooked dinner.

Naples Pianist Isenberg is, “Wonderful… Stellar… Memorable!”

Wonderful... Stellar...  Memorable...
Wonderful… Stellar…
Memorable…

With my parents living in a gated community I was concerned about not ruining the surprise and timing had to be perfect. Josh was beyond flexible and helped me plan the perfect anniversary surprise for a month in advance. Not only did he learn all of the special songs that we requested but his performance was on a grand scale that literally brought tears to the room. With myself being a musician, I was prepared to tolerate a hired gun to “phone it in”, but Josh did an
immaculate job with my personal highlight being his rendition of “Take Five”…Not an easy piece and definitely not dial toned. In addition to his fantastic playing, his easy going persona melded right with my family and their friends, making him seem like “one of us”. Josh’s prompt arrival, pleasant manner and stellar performance will go down in mine and my parents lives as one of the most memorable nights ever.”

Reviewer:Brian K.
Event Date: January 17th, 2015
Event Type: Suprise 50th. Anniversary Party
Event City: Naples, FL

Expertise: 5 Stars
Communication: 5 Stars
Professionalism: 5 Stars
Value: 5 Stars

Isenberg’s Pure-Piano Provides Perfect Anniversary Surprise

Isenberg’s Pure-Piano Provides Perfect Anniversary Surprise

Pure-Piano Pianist Josh Isenberg Provides Perfect Anniversary Surprise!
Pure-Piano Pianist Josh Isenberg Provides Perfect Anniversary Surprise!

Backstory:  “Brian was searching for a pianist in Naples, FL and immediately called me from his home in NY, NY. He shared a logistically challenging albeit touching plan to surprise his mom and dad for the occasion of their 50th anniversary in their condo here in Naples. While he and his wife prepare the meal for Mom and Dad,  at some predetermined time, I would ring the doorbell and in I come to set up my piano and all accoutrements in the living room for an intimate celebration with Pure-Piano providing 2 to 3 hours of live piano entertainment for the evening just 10 feet from the dinner table.  Having done many of these through the years, I jumped at the chance to be involved in this memorable event. What follows is the “thank you” I received from Brian and his family.”

Surprise 50th Anniversary Dinner
January 17th 2015

As seen on Gigsalad.com: Gigsalad.com

“Josh’s prompt arrival, pleasant manner and stellar performance will go down in mine and my parents lives as one of the most memorable nights ever.”

“I cannot stress how wonderful it was to hire Josh Isenberg for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. As a surprise we had Josh come into our home and perform while we had a casual home cooked dinner.
With my parents living in a gated community I was concerned about not ruining the surprise and timing had to be perfect. Josh was beyond flexible and helped me plan the perfect anniversary surprise for a month in advance. Not only did he learn all of the special songs that we requested but his performance was on a grand scale that literally brought tears to the room.  With myself being a musician, I was prepared to tolerate a hired gun to “phone it in”, but Josh did an immaculate job with my personal highlight being his rendition of “Take Five”…Not an easy piece and definitely not dial toned.

In addition to his fantastic playing, Josh’s easygoing persona melded right with my family and their friends, making him seem like “one of us”. Josh’s prompt arrival, pleasant manner and stellar performance will go down in mine and my parents lives as one of the most memorable nights ever.”

Sincerely,
Brian K.

Reviewer:Brian K.
Event Date: January 17th, 2015
Event Type: Suprise 50th. Anniversary Party
Event City: Naples, FL

Expertise: 5 Stars
Communication: 5 Stars
Professionalism: 5 Stars
Value: 5 Stars

Naples’ Pianist Plays For Successful American Cancer Society Fundraiser

Naples’ Pianist Plays For Successful
American Cancer Society Fundraiser

Pure-Piano Pianist Josh Isenberg Joins Forces With Dagny’s Spirits & The American Cancer Society For Local Fundraising Success!

Naples’ pianist, Josh Isenberg of Pure-Piano recently joined forces with the American Cancer Society at Dagny’s Spirits in North Naples and provided the perfect musical backdrop for a  successful fundraising effort held by the local Longshore Lake Relay For Life Team. “This was the most successful fundraiser to date, and we exceeded our goal”, said program coordinator Marilyn Wolpert. “Josh was very excited to be involved in our event.”

A big “thank you!” to Josh Isenberg from Pure-Piano for his beautiful music and for his generous donation to the silent auction: The winner will enjoy the music of Pure-Piano live at their home for a simple soiree, fun or formal party. All proceeds go to benefit the American Cancer Society fundraiser. 

Everyone knows someone who has been touched by this horrible disease. Josh was honored to be a part of such a meaningful event with the, “Sounds of Healing” repertoire he designed specifically for this rare public appearance. “Great cause, great people, and the ideal event location, Dagny’s Spirits in North Naples,” said Isenberg. “First time I was in I fell in love with the place. It offers a special charm you just have to experience to fully understand. “

“Great cause, great people, and the ideal event location, Dagny’s Spirits in North Naples. First time I was in I fell in love with the place. It offers a special charm you just have to experience to fully understand.”

Memorable 50th Anniversary Orchestrated by Pure-Piano

Memorable 50th Anniversary
Orchestrated By Pure-Piano

“…working with Josh and Pure-Piano turned
out to be the “icing on our anniversary cake”

Josh Isenberg, Pure-Piano Creates Ideal Soundscape To Enhance 50th  Celebration.
Josh Isenberg – Pure-Piano: 5 Star Review: Ideal Soundscape To Enhance 50th Celebration.

On the occasion of our 50th Anniversary celebration, we contracted with Josh Isenberg and Pure-Piano to provide background ambience music during the dinner that was being held in our honor by our daughter in an intimate room in the Hyatt Resort and Spa at Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. Josh said he could orchestrate a memorable 50th anniversary celebration. He was right!  Working with Josh and Pure-Piano  turned out to be the “icing on our anniversary cake”. Josh provided delightful musical backgrounds for everyone’s taste and we had a wide range of ages attending. One couple confided that they felt very special. They got to the dinner portion early. They were unable to attend the earlier sunset cruise portion of the evening. Josh was there early and provided the couple with their own private concert to which they were very grateful and commented to me how special they felt. In addition, many guests commented on the wonderful music including a spontaneous musical boost Josh gave during the guest appearance of “Carnac the Magnificent.” Josh did not even know about it until two minutes before. What a pro! Thank you Josh! Thank you for making everyone feel special and Thank you for helping to make our evening more memorable and special than we ever imagined. And thank you for creating a memorable 50th anniversary. On a 5 star rating with 5 being the top, Josh, you were a 6!

“On a 5 star rating with 5 being the top, Josh, you were a 6!


Expertise: 5 Stars – As far as we were concerned Josh is the master of the keyboard. He took requests and seemed to be able to play whatever was requested.
Communication: 5 Stars – Josh and I held several conversations prior to the event and were able to establish a rapport that helped set the tone for the evening. He was always attentive and proactive in returning calls and emails and never left me hanging on any point…a great communicator.
Professionalism: 5 Stars – Just read the comments above as they speak to Josh’s professionalism and dedication to customer satisfaction.
Value: 5 Stars – Josh provided a fantastic value to our dinner event. Everyone raved about the music provided as being “just right”, non obtrusive and a delight. A great value for the cost paid!

  • Reviewer:John P.
  • Event Date: April 13th, 2015
  • Event Type: 50th. Anniversary Party
  • Event City: Bonita Springs, FL

Expertise: 5 out of 5 Stars
Communication: 5 out of 5 Stars
Professionalism: 5 out of 5 Stars
Value: 5 out of 5 Stars

GCHS “Viva Shark Vegas” Pure-Piano, Pure Pleasure!

“Josh was absolutely phenomenal when he played for our “Viva Shark Vegas” Fundraiser Gala for the GCHS Band at the Naples Hilton. Every aspect of his performance was spot on! From pacing to volume to tempo to line up, Josh kept the great piano classics coming. He was furthermore incredibly professional and had a great friendly attitude and was just an overall joy to have at our event. Kudos to you, my good man. Thanks again so much for playing and we will see you at our next Gala for sure!!”

“Josh kept the great piano classics coming”

Reviewer: A. Gomez
Organization: GCHS
Event: “Viva Shark Vegas” Naples Hilton February 2015
Hired As: Pianist / Entertainer 

Hi Mr. Gomez,

Thank you very much for your kind and generous comments and for including me in your “Viva Shark Vegas” fundraiser for the Gulf Coast Sharks at the Naples Hilton. What a huge success! The event was spectacular, the energy in the room amazing, and I had a delightful evening! Thank you for including me and Pure-Piano in the fundraising component of the silent auction. I am looking forward to performing my soiree for the winner. I would be honored to serve you again in 2016! I tip my hat to you and your entire team for ALL you do. Our kids are the true and very fortunate beneficiaries!  

Musical regards,
Josh Isenberg
Pure-Piano

Naples Favorite Pianist Provides 5 Star Multi-Generational Musical Backdrop

“Naples Favorite Pianist Provides 5 Star Multi-Generational Musical Backdrop”

During our recent alumni event at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in SW Florida, Pure-Piano’s Josh Isenberg provided a wonderful backdrop for our group’s multi-generational alumni conversations. The repertoire included multiple genres. Josh proved to be very adaptable when an alumnae requested to play three verses of our “Alma Mater” on his piano. The entire room joined in. It was a pleasure to work with such a professional entertainer. From the start, Josh provided clear and concise communication and followed through with the necessary contractual documents. I would not hesitate to recommend Pure-Piano and Josh Isenberg for any event that calls for a professional pianist.

Reviewer: Linda R.
Organization: Valparaiso University
Event: Alumni Event
Hired As: Pianist

Response: Naples Favorite Pianist Provides Multi-Generational Musical Backdrop:

LInda, thank you for including me in your intimate event and your time down here in SW Florida. It was delightful to finally meet and work with  you in person. I often play for groups like yours year after year and I look forward to seeing you again next year.

Musical regards,

Josh