Category Archives: All Testimonials

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

Pianist Josh Isenberg Gets Rave Reviews!

Pianist Josh Isenberg gets rave reviews!

joshbackstorypic“Josh performed for our daughter’s wedding and reception at the Ritz Carlton in Naples, FL. Everything was perfect!!! We changed the music several times, Josh was flexible, accommodating and performing exactly to our desires. Josh invited us to his home before the event to give us a taste of his work and to discover our expectations. By asking high quality questions Josh was able to craft and create the perfect and flawless musical ceremonial landscape that made our daughter’s wedding memorable and magical! I found out at that time that I could play a song for Josh from my phone and he could replicate it on his keyboard within minutes. He was also present for the rehearsal the night before to assure that every detail was met; a testament to his commitment to excellence. He is professional and extremely easy to work with and has a strong desire to perfect the music for each event. Our daughter, the Bride said, ‘Josh made the entire ceremony with his music’. I strongly recommend Josh Isenberg for all of your entertainment needs.” Judy S.

Reviewer: Judy S.
Organization: Ritz Carlton, Naples, FL
Event: Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour
Hired As: Pianist and Vocalist 12/14

Response from Pianist Josh Isenberg Gets Rave Reviews!

Judy, it was a joy and a delight being part of your very special day!  Helping to create the perfect musical landscape for your fairytale wedding was an exquisite and memorable experience! Gabriela Frei was the perfect complement to the musical presentation. It was an honor to work with her. Her angelic voice transformed the courtyard at the Ritz Carlton into an extraordinarily magical fairytale wedding!  

Musical thanks,
Josh

Review – Kathie R. 75th Birthday Party

75th Birthday Party at Blue Provence,  Naples Pianist 

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“This was the first time I had the opportunity to work with local performer, entertainer and long time Naples’ favorite pianist, Josh Isenberg. My daughter and I chatted about how great he was to work with. Josh was professional, flexible, and so easy to work with and was the perfect pianist and complement for this 75th birthday celebration.  As someone who has been coordinating weddings, private parties and corporate events for many years, I can definitely recommend Josh Isenberg for all of your piano / keyboard entertainment needs. 

Reviewer: Kathie R.
Organization: Destination Wedding Planning Services
Event: 75th Birthday Celebration – 75 People
Hired As: Pianist 12/29/14

Response from Josh Isenberg:

Hi Kathie,

Thank you very much for your kind and sincere testimonial. It was a delightful evening and a pleasure working with you and your daughter. As Naples’ favorite pianist, please consider me anytime for future occasions. I look forward to working with you both again soon!

Musical regards,
Josh

Testimonial – Judy S. Ritz Carlton, Naples, FL

Flawless Fairytale Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Reception, Ritz Carlton, Naples

joshbackstorypic“Josh performed for our daughter’s wedding and reception at the Ritz Carlton in Naples, FL. Everything was perfect!!! We changed the music several times, Josh was flexible, accommodating and performing exactly to our desires. Josh invited us to his home before the event to give us a taste of his work and to discover our expectations. By asking high quality questions Josh was able to craft and create the perfect and flawless musical ceremonial landscape that made our daughter’s wedding memorable and magical! I found out at that time that I could play a song for Josh from my phone and he could replicate it on his keyboard within minutes. He was also present for the rehearsal the night before to assure that every detail was met; a testament to his commitment to excellence. He is professional and extremely easy to work with and has a strong desire to perfect the music for each event. Our daughter, the Bride said, ‘Josh made the entire ceremony with his music’. I strongly recommend Josh Isenberg for all of your entertainment needs.” Judy Spann 

Reviewer: Judy S.
Organization: Ritz Carlton, Naples, FL
Event: Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour
Hired As: Pianist and Vocalist 12/6/14

Response from Naples’ Favorite Pianist, Josh Isenberg:

Judy, it was a joy and a delight being part of your very special day!  Helping to create the perfect musical landscape for your fairytale wedding was an exquisite and memorable experience! Gabriela Frei was the perfect complement to the musical presentation. It was an honor to work with her. Her angelic voice transformed the courtyard at the Ritz Carlton into an extraordinarily magical fairytale wedding!  

Musical thanks,
Josh

Testimonial – Rachael S. Wedding on the Bay

Naples’ Favorite Pianist
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5 Star Rating – Naples’ Favorite Pianist, Professionalism, Communication, Expertise, Fair Pricing, Adaptability

Wedding Ceremony & Cocktail Hour

“Josh, I heard so many wonderful compliments over the past days since our wedding about the music you provided during the ceremony and the cocktail hour. I truly wish I was able to have heard more of your music but as you know, I was off taking pictures. All I know is I was overwhelmed with emotion when I walked down the aisle with my Dad and then back with my husband to 1000 Years by Christina Perri. Thank you so very much for everything! Best wishes, Rachel S. “

Reviewer: Rachael S.
Organization: Private Country Club on the Bay
Event: Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour
Hired As: Pianist 11/7/14

Response from Josh Isenberg:

It was a beautiful wedding, Rachael. You looked lovely, the day was perfect, and the two of you were meant for each other. May your life together be a long, happy and healthy one!Please tell Mom again I said “thanks” for the best hug EVER! 🙂

Musical thanks,
Josh

Testimonial – Maryann S. Luxury Event Manager

“Josh should be at the top of everyone’s list when it comes to hiring a talented and reliable pianist.”

unnamed-6As a former Luxury Event Manager in a large luxurious hotel and country club for many years, I have had lots of experience with entertainers of all types. Whenever I had an event that required a pianist, Josh was my “go to” piano guy, over the years, becoming one of my favorite local artist to work with. Not only was he extraordinarily talented and easy to work with, he always performed perfectly for each occasion, whether it was a formal event or a casual holiday sing along. Josh clearly enjoys playing the piano and it comes across in his style. With his great musical instincts and range, Josh can read a room and a crowd choosing to play the right music at just the right time. He should be at the top of everyone’s list when it comes to hiring a talented and reliable pianist.

Reviewer: Maryann S.
Organization: Luxury Hotel / Resort / Country Club
Event: Many Events / Many Years
Hired As: Pianist

Thank you so very much for your generous and kind words. I do love and enjoy  what I do. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to become a better musician and professional. I am grateful for all of your support and words of wisdom through the years.

Musical regards,
Josh

Testimonial – Tim R.

5 Star Review

“Josh is consistently reliable and I would recommend him for anyone needing a skilled musician for their next project, gig, or special event.”

“I have had the pleasure of working with Josh in several projects: Recording, live gigs, and more! Josh is always the first person I call when I need a versatile, talented piano / keyboard player and vocalist who plays and communicates well. Not only is Josh great fun to work with, but he’s immensely talented and adds so much to any project. Regardless of style, rock, pop, jazz, etc…, Josh is consistently reliable and I would recommend him for anyone needing a skilled musician for their next project, gig, or special event.”

Reviewer: Tim R.
Organization: Recording Artist Naples, FL
Event: Gigs / Recording studio work
Hired as: Pianist / Keyboard player

Response from Josh Isenberg:

Thanks, Tim! And thanks for including me on your projects. Your passion for music and talent is amazing. And you always make it fun! “End of Beginnings” is a great album and I hope everyone on the planet goes out and buys it. When is the next album coming out?

Musical thanks,
Josh

Testimonial – Barry L.

5  Star Review

From the first time I saw Josh perform live I knew that his goal was to be in harmony with his music and ultimately with his audience.
His professional and personal approach to the event for which he is hired is above par. Detail and communication with the client make the event go beautifully. Improvisation and humor within the moment comes naturally. Josh performed for our convention in  2007, 2008,  and 2009

Reviewer: Barry L.
Organization: B. Lively Images
Event: Tampa Bay, FL
Hired As: Pianist 

Thank you, Barry! Without a fan, a performer would play to an audience of none. You are the best fan a performer could ask for. Thanks for all your support, man! And the best pictures ever!
Musical Regards,
Josh Isenberg
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Bob C. – Testimonial

5 Star Review
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5 Star Rating – Expertise, Communication, Professionalism, Fair Pricing, Adaptability

“Cocktails for 2000”

When we were taking the company band, (High Risk), to a full 12 piece for the Las Vegas Paris Ballroom following our IPO, Josh led the really critical musical direction and arrangements. Josh is one hell of a talent and professional in the music / piano world. We couldn’t have done the big shows at that level without him. He also played our cocktail hour for over 2000 attendees. Great repertoire! Great style!

Reviewer: Bob C.
Organization: Heartland Payment Systems
Event: Corporate IPO Event, Las Vegas, NV
Hired As: Pianist

Response from Josh Isenberg:

Playing with this corporate group of musicians was a thrill and a delight! The energy in the room created by 2000 attendees was indescribable! And playing pure piano selections in the cavernous hall of the ballroom was breathtaking! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special evening.

Musical thanks,
Josh

Maytee G – Testimonial

5 Star Review

Charitable Event

IMG_7396“I have been using Josh’s piano services for two years now and he is phenomenal. He volunteers for a fund-raising event that I organize for the Bonita Springs Assistance Office at Bentley Village, Bonita Springs. He is always very punctual and dependable. He plays very harmonious tunes, and the crowds love him. He is very friendly, and has a great personality. Josh is also a sharp dresser! I would definitely recommend him for any event as I was very happy to be able to use his services.”

Reviewer: Maytee G.
Organization: CNL Bank
Event: Private Party in Bonita Springs, FL
Hired As: Pianist

Response from Josh Isenberg:

This was great fun and a great opportunity for me to contribute and “give back” to the community that has welcomed and embraced me and my piano playing for so many years!

Musical thanks,
Josh