On 30, Apr 2014 | In Wedding Bands | By Leigh
Extended video below! Cleveland Music Group has set a new standard for live musical performance with this amazing band in your choice of sizes and configurations. Featuring the finest musicians and singers in the field, this group can literally play anything with unsurpassed polish and skill. Formerly known as The Jerry Bruno Orchestra and The Jerry Bruno Band.
The Orchestra is available in multiple configurations, the most popular being the 9-piece. This version includes the rhythm section, which is the heart of the band (bass, drums, guitar, and keyboards), three horns (trumpet, trombone & sax), and featured male and female lead vocalists (Frederick & Raquel). Optionally, you may also add on a second sax (making it a 4-piece horn section) and a string section of four or eight additional musicians…a grand experience for a grand occasion
Additional configurations of this band are also available as The A-Band and The Orchestra with Strings.
The Orchestra could not have preformed any better, the song selection and talent was so impressive. No one would leave the dance floor even at the end of the night when they finished playing. We were very happy with the performance.Leslie LittmanJul 4, 2021The Ritz Carlton Cleveland
The Orchestra played a formal event for us and truly knocked it out of the park. Young, old, everyone danced until the last song. From each individual musician to each of the four vocalists not including the drummer, their range was incredible. I highly recommend this group. They are easy to work with and take pride in their music and performance!Deborah DuvinDec 28, 2019Union Club
Band exceeded my expectations, dance floor was packed all night!
The Sonata Strings did a beautiful job performing at our wedding ceremony. They were very easy to work with and listened to my ideas and gave me suggestions for song selections. My guests were very moved by the music.
The Orchestra had our guests on the dance floor all night long. I work in the music industry so having a great band was key. I was very nervous about choosing one but The Orchestra exceeded my expectations and I would absolutely hire them again!! Dwayne was terrific to work with and answered all of my questions, gave me suggestions for certain songs, and happily took my direction on must have/don’t play songs and helped me plan out our grand entrance and first dance. I really liked how he checked in with me throughout the night before key moments were going to take place so I could ensure our photographer and family were present and ready.
The band was energetic and fun and wow, the horn section was terrific! The horn section even came down onto the dance floor at one point which our guests are still talking about. I couldn’t have been happier and all of my friends are still talking about how much fun they had dancing. They were OUTSTANDING!!!!!Missy Iredell / Jeff GebhardtDec 7, 2019The Union Club
Rave reviews for The Orchestra!!
The Orchestra played at our wedding and they were truly awesome!! The band kept the energy up from first song through the end of the evening and our guests danced the entire night – and loved the unique song list! Having such a fun dance party really made the evening and that was in no small part due to the energy and enthusiasm of the entire band. Working with Scott and Dwayne in advance was extremely easy and we really appreciated their responsiveness and efforts to ensure that all details were taken care of. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience, all around. Would highly recommend for a Cleveland wedding!Cara FisherNov 9, 2019Beechmont Country Club
Ceremony Music and Wedding Band
My wife and I were thrilled with the acts from CLE Music Group. We used Angelina Fiorini during our ceremony and she was absolutely perfect. We had so many people coming up to us during the cocktail hour asking where we found her. Her voice is incredible and she cut the songs in an elegant way to preserve time but also maintained the flow of the songs.
We had The Orchestra for our wedding band and we couldn’t be more pleased. They MC’ed the reception excellently and I don’t think there is a better wedding band in Cleveland. The whole reception was rocking to their music, which was a great variety of classics and popular music. I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to have a good time at their wedding.Alexandra Wang/Trisha StacksOct 19, 2019The Madison
Blew away high expectations!
We had The Orchestra perform for our wedding and they were incredible! We paid a little extra to have them perform without breaks from the first dances after dinner until the end of the night and it was worth every penny! The dance floor was truly packed, nonstop, for over 3 hours. The variety of music they played was terrific, they were able to read the crowd and perform accordingly all night long. It seemed like every guest at our wedding made a point to find either my wife or I to tell us that this was the best band they’ve ever heard. The Orchestra truly helped make our night perfect, we will be recommending them to anyone we can!Anthony and Alyson PucciSep 7, 2019Marriott at Key Tower
What a Great Band!!
“The Orchestra” band performed at our company’s 100th Year Anniversary Party. They were absolutely incredible! The dance floor was packed all night ~ we didn’t want the night to end! Everyone had a great time.Diane LongAug 16, 2019Corporate Headquarters
Happy With Everything!
CLE Music Group was very easy and professional to work with from start to finish. Scott and his team always were there to answers any questions and provide help. Our guests enjoyed Dennis DeSapri and singing at the Rehearsal Dinner we had down in Little Italy. He was on time, professional, and very accommodating. He played the accordion and sang during the cocktail hour and the first part of dinner. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again.
We used The Orchestra for my son and daughter in law’s reception at Landerhaven. Our guests were blown away and started commenting the moment they walked into the room. The band played the right music during dinner and knew the right mix to all ages on the dance floor. I can honestly say, the dance floor was never empty.Rommie Sebo / Josh and Beth SeboAug 3, 2019Executive Caterers at Landerhaven
100% guaranteed satisfaction
Thank you to Dwayne and the entire Orchestra band. The music exceeded our expectations and I can’t imagine a more professional group of outstanding musicians. July 20, the hottest day of the year and you’d never know it, everyone was on the dance floor till the last song. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! “Sloopy ❤️ Roll Tide in the CLE”Debbie Nikrant (Claire and Ryan Kral)Jul 20, 2019Shoreby Club
Best Wedding Band Ever!!!
The Orchestra is the best wedding band you could ever hire. We had over 200 people at our daughters wedding and for 2.5 hours almost everyone was on the dance floor the entire time. If they are available I would grab them quickly. Dwayne the leader was amazing and did everything we asked him to do. Their rendition of Call Me Al was a huge success when the brass section came on the dance floor and played while partying with the guests and started a conga line. Can’t rave enough.Adam and Stacey Berebitsky & Ben and Lindsey CutlerMay 26, 2019Beechmont Country Club
WOW! Absolutely Phenomenal!
We thought The Orchestra was sensational! The MC services were excellent and the music was wonderful. Such a variety of music was played and the guests danced the entire evening!! The brass section, the drummer, the guitarist and the singers were the best we’ve heard at any wedding or event we’ve attended in years! We were amazed at how many guests raved about the band. The evening ended too quickly. I would not not hesitate to hire the Orchestra again. If we have another wedding in the future, we will hire The Orchestra in a heartbeat! We loved them and are so happy they were a part of our Wedding celebration! Thank you for making our evening phenomenal!Vida & Tony Hauptman / Diana (Hauptman) Chimes and Matt Chimes weddingMay 11, 2019The Hilton Hotel, Downtown Cleveland
Most amazing wedding band EVER!
This was the second wedding for which we engaged The Orchestra and they were, again, truly fantastic. Dwayne was responsive to the bride and groom’s play list requests, did an amazing hora medley, kept the momentum of the party going from start to finish. Our guests – including many from Chicago and New York, kept commenting that they had never heard a better band.Amy Kaplan -for wedding of Emily Kaplan & Max SlutskyMar 9, 2019Cleveland Museum of Art
A Night To Remember
Everyone was blown away by the fantastic job that The Orchestra did. After dinner every seat was empty with everyone feeling the amazing energy that the band filled throughout the venue. Dwayne made the booking process easy and fun making sure that all our questions and concerns were addressed I could not imagine having a better form of entertainment for any event.Lou and Lauren MarcinekDec 29, 2018Arcade
Everyone had fun on the dance floor with The Orchestra!Margaret and Bruce PhilpNov 10, 2018The Country club
Best Day Ever
The dance floor was full all night at my daughter’s wedding. The musicians in The Orchestra were very talented and they performed beautifully. Dwayne was wonderful to work with and very accommodating. Thank you very much!Theresa FrancisOct 13, 2018Marriott Downtown
My wife and I have attended many weddings in Miami, Boston, New York, and Washington, DC and we have never enjoyed ourselves more than our daughter’s wedding this past Saturday night in Pittsburgh. The evening was highlighted by the amazing entertainment provided by The Orchestra. The horn section came onto the dance floor to play and dance, the lead singer jumped into the crowd during several selections to bring us all together, and the lead female vocalist completely slayed an Alicia Keys song. The only complaint anyone made was the dance floor was so crowded all night, they couldn’t practice their swing moves.Netanya Pollock and Thomas LefevreSep 1, 2018Omni Willima Penn Hotel
Lots of comments about how wonderful the band (The Orchestra) was!Wes TutenJul 28, 2018Marriott Downtown
We hand picked most of the songs with Dwayne and the night turned out great. All of our guests were really impressed with The Orchestra!Brian Garrett and Brittney O'ConnorDec 29, 2017Union Club
This band (The Orchestra) is the best. Kept us on the dance floor all night.Steven and Dana PorterNov 18, 2017Hilton Fairlawn
Everything was great, guests had a blast and kept telling us how great The Orchestra was 🙂Stacy and Brad LundyOct 7, 2017Mayfield Country Club
Compliments were flowing like water the night of the event and people are still talking today at work how wonderful The Orchestra was! The music was outstanding!Barbara FrustaciOct 21, 2017Canton Civic Center
Our night was amazing and we have to thank DJ Scott Jones greatly for that. Our dance floor was packed the entire night and everyone was shocked when it was time for the last song. Time flew! He played all the right kind of music that had guests of all ages enjoying every song. Our bridal party got a little out of hand at certain points before reception intros and Scott was good at getting them in check and making everything happen the way it was supposed to. We have gotten so many compliments about our wedding and the dance floor was a huge factor in that! Thank you Scott!!!Carrie and SteveSep 23, 2017Ariel International Center
We only got married 4 days ago and we have already had at least 20 people tell us it was the best band they’d ever seen at a wedding. My biggest wedding fear was an empty dance floor, but by the time The Orchestra got halfway through their second song, there wasn’t even enough room for all of our guests… there were people dancing next to tables!!
They were accommodating, easy to work with, and an absolute blast… they even learned an extra song for us (outside of our formal bridge/groom, father/daughter dances, and etc.)
I could go on and on and on about how many amazing things I could say, but I Think it’s important to mention that there is absolutely nothing BAD I could say about Dwayne and this entire band of incredibly talented musicians and entertainers… I will only “sing” their praises.
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.Emily patekSep 16, 2017The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
Best decision I ever made was to hire The Orchestra for my daughter’s wedding! Guests young and old were entertained & danced all night long. From the start of dinner music to the last song, guests never stopped asking where we found this terrific band! Oh, and by the way, Cleveland Music Group is a dream to work with!!!!Nancy BrentJun 17, 2017Mapleside Lodge
A Perfect Night!
The Orchestra was absolute perfection for our wedding. They had everyone on the dance floor all night and Dwayne made our evening run so smoothly. The music was diverse, they were engaged with our guests and we are still hearing from people that they just “loved the band!” Thank you for helping us dance the night away!Jeff and Jessica WatersJun 10, 2017The Union Club
The Orchestra played at my daughter’s wedding. They were FABULOUS! They are the perfect wedding band. They are both great musicians and entertainers and they appeal to both young and old. Everyone was up and dancing throughout the entire evening. A number of guests approached me and asked: “Where did you find this great band.” I would highly recommend them.TB, Father of the Bride SarahMay 28, 2017The Westin Columbus
The absolute best band that will keep your guests talking!
We’ve hired The Orchestra for the past seven years to be a part of our annual fundraising gala. They are, without a doubt, the absolute best!! Each year, countless guests comment on just how amazing the band is. Not only are they amazing to work with in the planning of the event, they executive brilliantly and make our event what it is. If the band weren’t available on our desired event date – we’d change the date!!Dancing Classrooms Northeast OhioMar 3, 2017The Cleveland Westin Downtown
The best wedding ever, our dance floor was never empty!
The Orchestra was absolutely INCREDIBLE at our wedding! The dance floor was never empty and our wedding planner and guests kept telling us that they had never been to a more fun wedding or seen a dance floor so packed ALL NIGHT. The music selection was perfect and so fun. We wish we could relive the night again!!
THANK YOU TO THE ORCHESTRA FOR MAKING OUR WEDDING SUCH AN INCREDIBLE PARTY!!!!Molly Wheeler + Michael MianoDec 3, 2016The Union Club
Simply the Best
Once again, The Orchestra delivered. They played at our daughter’s wedding two years ago and were fantastic. So, we hired them again for Daughter #2, and we were blown away by them! I am still getting compliments on the music and the fun our guests had on the dance floor. They are an amazing group of musicians and vocalists, and are simply The Best in the Cleveland area–hands down. What a night! Thanks to CLE Music Group and Dwayne and The Orchestra for making our daughter’s wedding night absolutely a night to remember.Meg HoppDec 10, 2016Fairlawn Country Club, Akron
Dance floor never was empty!
Best wedding band ever! Guests never stopped dancing!Lindsey and Sandy CusmariuNov 19, 2016Wyndham
Best Band Ever!
The Orchestra really knows how to put on a show! They started fast and kept the energy all night! The set list kept our guests on the dance floor nonstop, and at the end of the night some of our guests were chanting for an encore! Thank you to Sam and Dwayne for getting the party started with a great acoustic set during cocktail hour, and thank you to the entire Orchestra for making our wedding such a memorable celebration!Ann Marie & SamAug 6, 2016Private Residence
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The music was great, The Orchestra performed for 4 hours with 3 breaks. The breaks were each about 10 minutes. They played all kinds of different music. They went out into the dance floor to perform and they actually seemed to be enjoying themselves.McNeeley/FreehAug 12, 2016The Westin Downtown Cleveland
This is the 5th family wedding that we have used The Orchestra. They do a great job & are very professional. To quote an older quest at recent wedding, “this is the best wedding band I have ever heard.” Everyone dances when they play!Tom GillJul 30, 2016Portage Country Club
The Orchestra made our night perfect!
The Orchestra played for our daughter’s wedding this past weekend. We have never had so much fun at any other wedding! This elite group of musicians kept our guests on the dance floor the entire night! It was magical! Friends and family have been calling me over the last two days telling me that they have never heard a better band! The Orchestra is beyond exceptional and a class act! Thank you so much for a most wonderful evening!Jan Willis, mother of bride. Deanna And Daniel Bryan bride and groomJul 16, 2016Rogel Ballroom, Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, MI
The Orchestra for our Wedding
Everyone was very happy with the music and entertainment provided. The band was great and guests were up and dancing the entire night.Jamie and Drew CollinsMay 29, 2016Hilton Fairlawn
We absolutely loved having The Orchestra at our wedding! From start to finish they were nothing but a class act! Our dance floor was packed the entire time and everyone can not stop talking about how amazing the band was! We highly recommend anyone looking for a wedding band to book The Orchestra! We are couldn’t have asked for a better experience!Rache and Brendon BadwayMay 21, 2016Assumption Social Center
The Orchestra killed it at our wedding!
The Orchestra was the best! Our guests were on their feet dancing before dinner was even over! Dwayne was super easy to work with and very responsive in emails and calls during the planning process. His advice was always spot on. The band kept everyone on their feet all night and we received so many compliments and inquiries on who the band was for future events. They interacted with the crowd and really kept everyone going. Could not have asked for anything more!Rachel & DanridgeMay 14, 2016City Hall Rotunda, Downtown Cleveland
The Best Band Ever
Our guests never sat down when The Orchestra was playing. Everyone said how amazing they all are.Allison Murray and Matthew MeyerApr 30, 2016Marriott Downtown Cleveland
Had a blast!
We had a blast dancing to The Orchestra‘s music at our wedding reception! The band really made our party fun and everyone danced the night away. Working with Dwayne to plan everything was easy and low stress. He was flexible and responsive to our requests. Best wedding band in Cleveland for sure.Hallie BrooksJan 2, 2016The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland
Great Sound – Great Music
The Orchestra performed at our daughter’s wedding recently. They were exceptional. They played very “danceable” music and had our guests on the dance floor most of the night. We were very happy with our choice of The Orchestra for the wedding.Richard Brooks - Hallie and Eric FlaxmanJan 2, 2016The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
Beyond Fantastic – still getting compliments
We could not be more blown away by the talent that The Orchestra brought to our wedding. From the moment they started, our guests were asking where we found this incredible band, and they were asking for referrals for their own events. Even 5 days later, our guests are still raving about The Orchestra. They absolutely exceeded our expectations. The band leader, Dwayne, was incredibly accommodating and an absolute pleasure to work with. He was accessible to me in the weeks leading up to the event so that we could plan every detail, and he made every single request of ours a reality. The band was even gracious enough to accommodate a slight change in timing that we requested at the end of the night. Thank you so much to Dwayne, Scott, and The Orchestra for being the highlight of the night!Joanna & AlexDec 19, 2015The Club at Key Center
Thank you for another great event! This is the second year we have used The Orchestra – music is great and those in attendance “danced the night away!” Great sound – would recommend to anyone!Kathleen TobaskoDec 12, 2015Highland Theater, Akron
Best Part of the Night!
Simply outstanding! The Orchestra blew us away at our wedding. We received so many compliments from all of our guests on how AMAZING the band was, and they truly were! The variety of songs played was perfect, and each band member was on point…especially the emcee and the lead singers. I’m pretty sure that Louis Armstrong himself returned for the night! Working with CLE Music Group (f/k/a Jerry Bruno Productions) was a breeze as well, from the initial contact all the way until the night of. We cannot say enough great things about the whole organization, but The Orchestra absolutely made the night!Rosa Gangale and Mike SarsfieldOct 17, 2015Cleveland Marriott at Key Center
We danced all night!!!
From start to finish, the entire group was very professional. They energized the crowd with a well rounded play list and engaged our guests. The dance floor was full all night and everyone commented on how fabulous the band was. Dwayne did a great job of emceeing and kept everything organized. Many thought we were crazy to spend this much money but afterward it was well worth the money spent. Thank you for helping to make our daughter’s wedding such a night to remember.Joyce and Michael WaldronJul 18, 2015Weymouth Country Club
The Orchestra was more than we could have imagined!
I am still basking in the after glow of my daughter’s wedding. To say The Orchestra was fabulous is an understatement. They made the wedding! The dance floor was packed every moment the entire night – until 12:45 AM when they stopped playing. The song selection was superb. The tempo of the songs was right on. The songs that were requested by my daughter and son in law, and were learned by The Orchestra, were perfect. The timing of the evening, orchestrated by Dwayne, went very smoothly. Being the mother of the bride, I did not have to worry about a thing! The Orchestra took control and carried the evening. The Orchestra received rave reviews all night long from our guests, and I am still hearing about how wonderful they were. My sister now wants to have a party just so she can hire The Orchestra! Comments and text messages from our friends went like this: The wedding was beautiful, food delicious, your daughter looked magnificent…AND THE BAND WAS AMAZING!!! Thank you for making our wedding the best party we could have ever imagined!!!Debra MeyersAug 1, 2015The Saturn Club Buffalo, NY
The Orchestra was absolutely wonderful!!! Kept the whole crowd on their feet all night long!! People were saying, “who is this band?” “The band is great,” and “How did you find the band? They are fantastic!” All night I kept hearing the same comments! You truly made the evening a success! Thank you!!Norma Hoffman (MOB) Holly Hoffman (Bride)Jun 20, 2015The Shoreby Club
Our event was truly a GREAT event thanks to The Orchestra and their outstanding performance. They were extremely organized and professional. They were accommodating to some changes in our agenda that evening. And the result was amazing…..an awesome performance for our guests who all seemed to enjoy the songs!Maureen AterMar 20, 2015Cultural Center for the Arts (Canton OH)
Best night of our lives
The band was amazing and had everyone on the dance floor all night long!!! They played every song with perfection! The fact that they learned our first dance song just for us was extremely special! The Orchestra truly helped make this the best night of our lives!Michelle Wohlfeiler BailinMar 21, 2015The Ritz Carlton
Exceptional and first-class Band!
The Orchestra did an exceptional job at our wedding reception. They are first-class, professional, extremely talented, and caring all at the same time. We would reserve The Orchestra for future events or recommend to family and friends without hesitation.Joanie WalkerDec 31, 2014The Ritz Carlton, Cleveland
THANK YOU to everyone involved in The Orchestra’s performance Saturday night at our wedding. We hired the band in part because of their great reputation, so we had high expectations coming in. That said, The Orchestra completely blew us away. My wife and I could not be happier with our choice. The dance floor was packed the entire night. I can’t count the number of people that came up to me during the night and remarked that The Orchestra was the best wedding band they have ever seen. I will recommend The Orchestra to everyone I talk with! Thank you again!!Adam Gonsiorowski & Amanda KrupaMay 10, 2014The Ritz/Carlton Cleveland
From beginning to end, the music at our wedding was PERFECT! We were lucky enough to have Appassionata Strings for the ceremony and The Orchestra for the reception! Everyone had a blast and it was no doubt due to the fabulous music. Thank you!!!Danielle Liffman & David GarsonMay 26, 2013InterContinental
I wish we had started the band earlier and bought out their breaks! They were fabulous and we can’t thank them enough.Janeen Frank (Amanda Frank & Geoff Reinhart)May 25, 2013The Country Club
The Orchestra was absolutely fantastic! The dance floor was packed the entire night and guests raved about the band throughout the evening! I recommend them with all of my heart!!Janet Luntz & Jason WilkinsMar 15, 2013Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls
The Orchestra was AMAZING! Better than we could have ever imagined! Everyone had a ball! We have heard many bands at many weddings across the US and none compare to The Orchestra!Erin BrodellNov 23, 2012Ritz-Carlton
This band was fantastic! They kept the dance floor hopping and the enthusiasm and energy level high for 4 straight hours. We couldn’t have had the magical night we did without them. Thank you!Judy Kaufman (Lainie Kaufman & Jonathan Polland)Nov 10, 2012Park Synagogue
The Orchestra is truly a class act! We had The Orchestra in 2011 for our daughter’s wedding and were thrilled they were available for our daughter’s wedding in 2012. Once again they had our friends and family on the dance floor the entire night! We have had so many compliments from everyone on the band. We even had the grandparents out dancing and they are all over 80 years old! I just cannot say enough about how professional this band is. It is evident that they love singing and entertaining. I hope they are still together and singing when daughter #3 gets married! As I will hire them once again!Nancy DiVincenzo (Lauren DiVincenzo & J.C. Pleban)Sep 29, 2012Hillbrook Club
Absolutely outstanding from beginning to end! Such a pleasure to work with Dwayne Dickman. What a party!Laura Kleinhenz & Joe KefferAug 25, 2012Shaker Country Club
We loved the band, as did everyone at our party. The music appealed to all ages and the dance floor was packed from the beginning to the very end. I will not hesitate to recommend the band because they made our daughter’s reception the perfect night.Susan Kotapish (Kate Kotapish & Matt Block)Aug 18, 2012Stan Hywet Hall And Gardens
This was a black tie masquerade 70th birthday party. Dwayne and the entire Orchestra were fabulous. Our quests are still talking about the music – the music and friends made the party. Thank you!Cynthia HaireAug 10, 2012Landerhaven
The Orchestra took the worry out of our hands and put the fun on the dance floor at our wedding! The entire evening was flawless.Jessica (Birnbaum) PickeringAug 4, 2012Ritz-Carlton
The Orchestra exceeded our expectations in every way! We can say without hesitation that they made our wedding reception special for everyone! We literally could not pull our guests off the dance floor at the end of the evening. We would recommend this band to anyone as they dazzled our guests of all ages! It is no wonder we have already booked them for another family wedding next summer!Christine (Chiricosta) DiekenJun 16, 2012LaCentre
Awesome band. Music selection was fantastic and they were engaging. Everyone commented on the band and thought they were great.Barbara & Bill ArshamMay 19, 2012Mayfield Country Club/Sand Ridge Club
The Orchestra was such an amazing band- they are acoustically and vocally wonderful, have a great ability to read the mood of the crowd, great song selections, the band leader was extremely helpful, organized and energetic. Highly recommend them, wouldn’t have chosen anyone else to play at our wedding.Alanna Foglietti & Stephen FostykMay 12, 2012Signature of Solon Country Club
We were pleased by every aspect of The Orchestra’s performance. It was especially helpful to have had numerous conversations prior to the event to discuss the agenda for the evening. The plan and its execution were flawless.Richard Janus (Julia Janus & Brian Tiersky)Apr 14, 2012Severance Hall
We found it impossible to describe how amazing The Orchestra was!!! We could not believe we had the good fortune to book the Orchestra for a Saturday NYE wedding. From the minute they started they completely rocked our wedding!!! Before dinner was served people were on the dance floor! Dwayne and the rest of the band were just so wonderful to work with. Words cannot describe how pleased we were to have had them on our special day!Ellen Convery & Tom WurmDec 31, 2011Marriott Key Center
The Orchestra hits every note! Professionalism, incredible talent, wonderful energy, and superb attention to their clients’ requests. You don’t need a New York band, people… you need The Orchestra! The musicians and vocalists were incredible performers! Both young and older did not leave the dance floor. The music had heart, soul and a serious groove… what more could you ask for?Cheryl & Stuart GarsonNov 12, 2011Shaker Country Club
The Orchestra was over the top, truly rocking & working hard and our guests never sat down or stopped having a great time. The reception ended at 1 am and our guests stayed in the Lobby lounge talking about the wedding until 3 am, and repeated again at the Sunday morning brunch. Truly a lasting memory, made special by all the talented musicians in the group. Sincere thanks to all of you. Let’s do it again and again and again!Bill SopkoNov 5, 2011Ritz-Carlton
We hired the 9-piece Orchestra and were beyond satisfied! The band was accommodating, letting the groom and friends play on their instruments and sticking to the requests of the bride & groom. All band members were extremely talented, professional and fun. Dwayne was an especially attentive, fun and classy emcee! The sound guy Shawn was a great DJ when the band was on breaks, playing things we put on an iPod for him, but always choosing songs that seemed to fit the mood.Kyle Crossley & Lindsay WelchOct 1, 2011Marriott Key Center
If you are looking for live music that will keep the dance floor crowded during your wedding, book The Orchestra. People never wanted to sit down! People are consistently coming up to us and talking about the fun they had and how wonderful the music was!Amy Allega & Joe DansingerJul 2, 2011The Renaissance
‘The Orchestra’ made our daughter’s wedding day exceptional!!! They were just phenomenal and had the dance floor full for the entire wedding reception! We had so many compliments on the band and if we ever have another event in our family-we will be booking them! Thank you again-to the company and all of the band members-you are truly a class act!Nancy DiVincenzo (Lauren DiVincenzo & JC Pleban)Jun 11, 2011Hillbrook Club
I had so many people come up to me throughout the reception saying ‘this band is fabulous!’ Everyone was on the dance floor, which was a testament to the band! Thank you so much for making my day so special!Jessica Schroder & Devin CartyJun 10, 2011Signature of Solon Country Club
Our daughter and her fiance’ chose the Orchestra for their wedding reception. From our first meeting, everyone was professional and very accommodating. On the day of the reception, they arrived on time, started on time and were FABULOUS!!! Our guests were on the dance floor all night. We saw friends and family members dancing who never dance at weddings! The band exceeded our expectations! Jessica and Devin were thrilled with the band.Christine Schroeder (Jessica Schroeder & Devin Carty)Jun 10, 2011Signature of Solon
Everyone was very accommodating and took care of all our requests. The band sounded great, helping create an amazing evening. We knew our guests had a wonderful time when we saw so many people still dancing to the break-down music after the band had finished!Whitney KarfeldJun 4, 2011Severance Hall
We continue to get compliments on our band selection. Everyone keeps raving about their quality and enthusiasm. The Orchestra is a must have for a top notch night where everyone can be found on the dance floor. Thank you!Meredith Waite & David GilpinApr 16, 2011Hillbrook Club
We could not have been more pleased with the orchestra, the selection of music and their ability to provide such a wonderful night of entertainment and keep everyone on their feet the entire evening!Mary Zart, Teamsters Union eventDec 11, 2010The Renaissance
Simply amazing. Jerry and his musicians made the event. They kept the music going all night, and had the entire wedding on the dance floor. We could not have asked for more.Katie (Weinberger) & Eric KlugerNov 7, 2010The Ritz-Carlton
This is the best band in Ohio! Their music will keep your guests dancing until the very last note is played. The music is irresistible.Beverly & Duane Donovan (Erin Donovan)Oct 15, 2010Hillbrook Club
Best Band we have ever listened to. Just Great.Megan Smith & Joshual SellOct 2, 2010The Renaissance
The Orchestra was AMAZING! We can’t even count the amount of people who told us it was the ‘best band ever!’ The dance floor was packed the entire night until the very end. You exceeded our expectations in every way. Jerry- You guys are the BEST! We cannot thank you enough for making our special night even more memorable for us and all of our guests.Lindsay Silverman & Michael GoodmanAug 21, 2010Hilton Akron/Fairlawn
Being that I am a singer myself, I am pretty particular when it comes to music. I was lucky enough to snag The Orchestra for our wedding, and there were no worries at all! Jerry and his band had my guests on the dance floor till the very end!Jul 31, 2010Hilton Akron/Fairlawn
We had a fantastic experience. We have seen many of their groups perform at weddings and events over the years and they always deliver! We had a String Quartet for our wedding ceremony, The Jazz Trio for our cocktail hour and The Orchestra at our wedding reception. They were all wonderful, especially the orchestra which kept the crowd going ALL NIGHT! After the band stopped, so many people were still there dancing, that we continued the party – dancing to an ipod for another hour!!Lindsay Weintraub & Ryan HekschJul 25, 2010The Renaissance
The band was fantastic. They played their hearts out and made the bride smile the whole evening. Our guest are still commenting on them. You guys are amazing. Lindsay and Ryan had a perfect fairytale wedding and you helped make that possible.Janis Weintraub (Lindsay Weintraub & Ryan Heksch)Jul 25, 2010The Renaissance
You guys did a phenomenal job this weekend. Thank you again. Everybody had a great time.Todd Boyland & Margaret CostJul 24, 2010Signature of Solon Country Club
I lost track of the number of people who said ‘the band is terrific!’Susan Engleson & Paul KleinmanJul 4, 2010Hilton Fairlawn
I have had many guests tell me that the band was amazing! The dance floor was full from the beginning of the reception until the end.Lauren Zavarella & Joe GigliottiJul 3, 2010Landerhaven
Many of our guests commented that the band was a huge hit! The horn section sounded fantastic, especially when the groom played trombone 🙂Daniel Utley & Rachel SaksJun 27, 2010Fairmount Temple
Working with everyone from Cleveland Music Group was fun, fast and easy. The Orchestra played above and beyon our expectatins!! So many of our guests were blown away by how incredible the band was, as were we – our wedding would not have been the same without them. I have never danced so much!Kelly O'Donnell & Joe FriedlanderJun 26, 2010Botanical Gardens
They did a fantastic job maintaining a high-energy atmosphere and encouraging everyone to get up and dance!Jessica Leiken & Aaron GoldsteinMay 30, 2010Landerhaven
Band was top-notch – couldn’t have been better.Christian Grostic & Joslyn KayeMay 22, 2010Crystal Brook Farm
We really can’t explain it, but there’s a feeling you get when the Band is playing all the right music, everyone is dancing, I mean everyone dancing and you wish the night is never going to end. The Orchestra helped make our Wedding night, one to remember! From their music selection to their energy and sound. If your even thinking about checking around or going somewhere else, your missing out. The Orchestra will be everything you hoped for and more!Debbie & David RussoMay 22, 2010Ritz-Carlton
Thank you again for such an incredible evening. We had a blast at the wedding and feedback from the guests as been overly positive. Thanks for keeping the crowd going all night! The music was fun and lively keeping the dance floor crowded – just the way we wanted it! Thanks for all your help. The entire process working with JBP was easy and accommodating! See you next summer at a few other weddings!Stacy Mirman & Daniel CohenNov 21, 2009Inter-Continental
We had them play an additional 1/2 hour and would have had them go on longer. The dance floor was still full of people wanting to dance at 12:30. They made our daughter’s wedding an evening everyone will remember.Candy Mirman (Stacy Mirman & Daniel Cohen)Nov 21, 2009Inter-Continental
The music provided was phenomenal and everyone danced the entire night. Your professionalism and reputation as being the ‘best’ exceeded our expectations. The band members were friendly and knew exactly what to play at different times during the night. Thank you again for everything but most of all, making the wedding a memorable one!Rick & Sharon Juve, Melissa (Juve) and Mike SwiatkowskiOct 17, 2009Portage Country Club
The Orchestra is the best in Cleveland. Our wedding was spectacular!Zach Lenetz & Tanya FoerstnerOct 9, 2009The Renaissance
I just wanted to thank you for providing the music at our wedding. We have been getting the nicest compliments and responses from those who attended, and everyone has been raving about the band! Seriously, so many people have said how great you all were and how much they enjoyed your music.Macy Garratt & Mitch SteinOct 3, 2009Chagrin Valley Hunt Club
I want to thank you and your band and sound technicians for all of the your skills and courtesies. Everyone had a great time, and again for our second experience hosting a reception with you and your band, everyone had great praise for the JBO. Your musical skills are evident to all, but we really appreciate your ability to influence the mood of the event with your music, to achieve just the right atmosphere for cocktails, then dinner, then dancing. We will continue to be big promoters of you, The Orchestra, and your stable of talented acts.Pat & Trudy Pauken (Natalie Pauken & George Ata)Sep 26, 2009Hyatt Regency Arcade
Initially we were speechless, and now we cannot say enough about The Orchestra! By far the best musical entertainment we have ever heard, and your performance helped make this our dream Wedding! Furthermore, you were an absolute pleasure to work with – truly a class act! We can hardly put our gratitude into words!!!Dina (Sparano) & Jason SavageSep 12, 2009Ritz-Carlton
Thank you so much for celebrating our day with us. You made the event – the dance floor was packed the entire night! Our guests had a fantastic time – thank you for providing first-class entertainment. Your professionalism and partnership were valued and appreciated.Jen Valentine & Scott SanekAug 22, 2009Portage Country Club
We can’t thank you enough! The music was spectacular. You kept everyone on their toes all evening, including us (the bride and groom). If we could do it again, we’d do it again with you.Katie (Wells) & Michael SatinAug 15, 2009Glenmoor Country Club
There are no words to describe how grateful Jason and I are for the AMAZING performance that you and the rest of the Orchestra gave us on our wedding night. You went so far above and beyond what you needed to do, and every single person there noticed. People are still raving about the band, and in looking at the pictures from the photographer of everyone dancing, it’s plain to see why. Everyone had the best time ever, and we owe it all to you.Ellen Murphy & Jason JonesAug 1, 2009Severance Hall
I know you do this day in and day out, but I hope you comprehend just what a difference you make on a day that shapes our marriage for the rest of our lives. Your smiles, positive energy and blessings were unmatched…and your ability to translate our happiness into smooth, great sounding tunes made our night!Rachel (Valentino) & Michael ChatterelliJul 11, 2009Inter-Continental Hotel
From the moment we met you, we knew we were in good hands. The whole evening went smoothly and it’s because of you. We had specific ideas about how we wanted things to be ordered and you really helped us create a schedule that flowed seamlessly.Amanda Hobor-Forcinito & Anthony ForcinitoJul 3, 2009Tom's Country Place
The band is awesome and you are in a league of your own at getting the group up and dancing and having a great time. I cannot begin to tell you how many people remarked about how special the band was! Thanks for exceeding our expectations.Harriet ReynoldsMay 30, 2009Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus
I just wanted to say that you guys did such a fabulous job at our wedding. You made our wedding so fun and special! We feel so grateful that we were able to have you.Emily (Sigalow) & Uri FriedmanMay 24, 2009Akron Art Museum
At a wedding reception, the band either makes or breaks the party. The Orchestra MADE our reception. The dancing began with the first note and continued until the last. Jerry took control of the process and led us seemlessly through the night. What a wonderful show. You clearly know your audience!Dana Devereux (Michelle Devereux & Owen Schumaker)May 16, 2009Fairlawn Country Club
AMAZING. The band made our wedding magical. Thank you!Deni Napoliello & Adam MillerMay 2, 2009Marriott Key Center
When it comes to a kick-a** band in the Cleveland area, there is only one phone call necessary! This certainly should be have been evident by the numbers on the dance floor right down to the stroke of midnight. Thank you! You are the greatest.Susan Rich (Emily Rich & Tony Doglio)Apr 25, 2009Cleveland Courthouse
The band and the guests made for a great night.Caryn (Silverman) & Michael BarkinMar 14, 2009InterContinental Hotel
The Orchestra is hands down the ONLY band to hire for a wedding reception. The professionalism exhibited and the ambiance created far exceeded our expectations. Before, during and after the wedding, Jerry was amazing to work with! After the reception, everyone raved about the music. It truly added a level of class not often found at weddings. We were thrilled to have the JBO as part of our special day…they helped to make it a very memorable event for everyone in attendance…thank you all!!Sara Mosinski & David LorzJan 31, 2009Windows on the River
Set the tone for an amazing celebration. Everyone was in awe of the music and danced all night long!! It created an image in our guest’s minds that will last forever!Chris Gattenio & Steve MeadowsDec 27, 2008Marriott Key Center
Everyone loved the band!!! We heard comments throughout the evening of how terrific the band was. Quite a few guests mentioned that they couldn’t remember the last time they danced so much at a wedding.Wendy Weisman-Dermer (Jessica Dermer & Josef Mayer)Nov 2, 2008Marriott Key Center
Last night was as good as it always is working with you and the orchestra. They were really good last night.Susie Cargile (Jessica Dermer & Josef Mayer)Nov 2, 2008Marriott Key Center
We just wanted to thank you for everything you guys did for the wedding! You did a truly amazing job! We had so much fun and our first dance, ‘True Love Will Find You In the End,’ sounded just as we had imagined it would. You truly helped to make it a fun and unforgettable evening!Emily (Anderson) & Michael WestbrookOct 11, 2008Sammy's - Legacy Village
Our guests keep telling us it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to – and it’s the band that pushed it over the top!Elizabth Stratman & Rico FalsoneSep 20, 2008Windows on the River
Another job so well done. Always great to work with you and your musicians.Susie Cargile (Jamie Weiss & Andrew Feldman)Aug 31, 2008Inter-Continental
Your orchestra was exciting, fun, professional and had everyone at our wedding up on their feet dancing. We loved every minute of it. You were fabulous.Jamie Weiss & Andrew FeldmanAug 31, 2008Inter-Continental
The band really set the tone for the evening, lots of energy in the room. Nothing but great comments from family and friends!Pat Kubene (Dana Kubene & Kevin Kuhn)Aug 30, 2008Hillbrook Club
Thank you – the music was wonderful – we were so happy with the way everything went together. You do a great job of keeping the party going. We appreciate all of your organization & all the talent in your group of musicians & singers. Everyone had a great time. Thank you for an excellent job.Holly Fazio (Jessie Fazio & Ben Kochalski)Jul 19, 2008Kirtland C.C.
You were beyond our expectation! You played the one request my daughter wanted more than anything and she said you played it better than anyone! Our guests have not stopped talking about how wonderful you were! I cannot thank you enough for making Natalie’s day so special.Shiela Grenadier (Natalie Grenadier & Brandon Lichtman)Jul 13, 2008William Penn Hotel
Brett and I wanted to thank you for all your hard work to make the music at our wedding so amazing. We got so many complements on the band. We had a great time dancing the night away and everyone sounded great. It was a pleasure working with you.Beth Frankel & Brett LevyJul 12, 2008Shaker C.C.
Best band EVER – book them immediately! The Orchestra, lead by Jerry, is a classy and talented ensemble. From start to finish, my husband and I knew we were in good hands. People are still talking about our wedding because of The Orchestra!Alison (Hollis) & Brenden VolkmannJul 5, 2008Bertram Inn
Your ability to keep a party going is remarkable. The party and energy of your band is by far the best I have ever heard. It was a great party!!!Antonia Rankin, Rankin Events; King/Kern weddingJun 28, 2008Shoreby Club
The concert series was a huge success and I have gotten great reviews from the entire community. Thank you so much for helping us get it going.Dona Brady, Cleveland City Council, Sunday Concert SeriesJun 22, 2008Halloran Park
You truly helped to make our wedding a tremendous experience for all who attended. I particularly wanted to thank you for the flawless job you did on both our first dance (I Only Have Eyes For You) as well as the Michigan fight song. It was truly a special night for us, made even better by you and your group.Gwen (Weingart) & Mike ClearyMay 31, 2008Union Club
The guests enjoyed the band, comments were ‘fantastic, outstanding, very professional!’ Too bad we don’t have another child.Joyce Radloff (Danielle Radloff & Michael Ramello)May 17, 2008Inter-Continental
The Orchestra and DJ Scott Jones are a great fit for our upbeat and hip corporate clientele. They worked in tandem to create an extremely memorable Awards Event for our customers. They couldn’t say enough wonderful things about the level of professionalism and overall entertainment! Thank you for making us look good!Jennifer Veselko, Cleveland Renaissance Senior Event Manager; Sanofi Internal Medicine BanquetApr 22, 2008
As always you guys are awesome! Every year we look forward to having you at our February Gala. It makes all the difference to have you there. Everyone in your group is very professional and friendly. See you next year!Lori Beck, Walter & HaverfieldFeb 23, 2008The Galleria
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Will developed an ear for music at a young age through the church. His mother cultivated his love for Gospel, but his father helped develop his love for Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soul, Rock, Funk, and even Folk music. Just one listen to his voice and you will certainly hear the range of influence. Will has shared the stage with wonderful acts such as Hubb's Groove, Joe Little - of The Rude Boys, Grammy nominated Jazz trumpeter Curtis Taylor, Durand Bernarr, Talib Kweli, Vice Soulectric, G. Huff, MatlockontheBeat, BKA Watts, Nefertitti Avani, and Phillip K Jones II. Will credits his influences and these experiences for his current focus and is now ready for the world to hear his voice!
Will Blaze (lead vocals)has been singing in Cleveland area bands since 2009, including venues such as The House of Blues and Browns Stadium. Music has always been central in her life; her original love being musical theatre. On stage, Raquel's 3 octave range owns everything from classical to oldies to R&B to pop to rock.
Raquel Vega (lead vocals)
A Puerto Rican fluent in Spanish and English, Raquel is classically trained and can sing in Italian, French, and German. She can also contribute on keys, guitar, and percussion and holds a B.S. in psychology and B.M. in Music Therapy from Cleveland State University.Dwayne started studying guitar when he was 13, and though self-taught, brings an incredible versatility to the instrument. This versatility was honed while backing national acts like Frankie Avalon and The Fortunes, and opening for Grammy award winner Steve Tyrell.
Dwayne Dickman (guitar/band leader)
Dwayne has played for and recorded several radio and television commercials, including those for Great Lakes Acceptance and the Cleveland Browns. He has expertly accommodated the needs of such clients as Ernst and Young, Jones Day, Stan Hywet, and the Cleveland Clinic Fundraiser. When not playing with The Orchestra, Dwayne can be found igniting the stage at local live music hotspots such as Brothers’ Lounge and The House of Blues.Coming from a musical family, Craig began to play drums at an early age, and by 13 was playing with Cleveland area bands. After graduating high school, Craig moved to New York City, and from there left to tour with Sam and Dave, known for their hit "Soul Man." Eventually, Craig moved back to Cleveland and backed acts such as Wayne Newton, Michael Stanley, Sonny Geraci, and Gary Lewis. Craig has played with gospel great Yolanda Adams, and has played at some of the biggest venues in Cleveland, such as The Palace, The Front Row, to Peabody's Down Under and the House of Blues. Craig enjoys all genres of music and is proud to be a part of The Orchestra.
Craig Pearson (drums)
Rick Matousek (keys/vocals)
Rick has been a member of the CMG team for years as part of BackStreet DJs and band. Having been raised in a theatrical and musical family, Rick started playing keyboards at the age of seven. He soon “outgrew” his instructor, taught himself to the texts of John Mehegan and performed with Neil Geraldo, guitarist for Pat Benatar. He toured with MainStreet Singers in Las Vegas, opening for such acts as Rodney Dangerfield, Bob Hope and Rich Little among many others. Rick's talents include writing charts & sequences, arranging vocals, playing keyboards, DJing and singing lead male vocals.Mike played in the back up band on the nationally broadcast Upbeat Show, which featured pop music stars of the 60s and 70s. Since then he's honed his brass skills playing for numerous celebrities and shows. Venues include Palace Theatre, State Theatre, Ohio Theatre, Las Vegas showrooms and cruise ships. Before joining The Orchestra, Mike recorded with the O'Jays and was Sonny Geraci's trumpet player for a number of years.
Mike Fisher (trumpet)Bob has backed up such artists as Bobby Caldwell, Olivia Newton-John, Sandy Duncan, Ray Charles, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Martha Reeves, The Platters, The Fifth Dimension, Rich Little, Joan Rivers, Hal Linden, Red Skelton, The Rat Pack (from Las Vegas), Michael Cavanaugh (from the Broadway Musical “Movin’ Out”), and the Guy Lombardo Orchestra. He has also performed for Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Bob's recording credits include jingles for the Cleveland Indians Franchise for the cable sports program Tribe TV, the Prudential Insurance Company, Geauga Lake Amusement Park, the Summit Toy Company, The Dave Banks Big Band and various local radio stations.
Bob Esterle (Saxophone, flute, clarinet)Tim has been a proud member of The Orchestra since 2009. He graduated from The Armed Forces School of Music and then played in The Army Band of New York City. Tim studied jazz trombone and composition at Manhattan School of Music, performed on Broadway in the pit orchestra of A Chorus Line, played with many salsa bands, toured the country as featured trombonist with Frankie Valli, Carol Channing, Rita Moreno and others. Tim was Musical Director of “Merv Griffin’s Coconut Club Orchestra” in Beverly Hills, is a member of Andy Dick’s comedy-band “The Bitches of the Century,” and is a friend of and performs with Slash of Guns N' Roses.
Tim Keehn (trombone)
Tim has recorded at the famed Capitol Records in LA and can be heard on many movie and television soundtracks. He has written music for movies, television, theater and the American Film Institute. Tim worked for ASCAP as a researcher and is an experienced brass repairman, having repaired horns for The Conn-Selmer Company, Wynton Marsalis and many others. Tim has played at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Playhouse Square in Cleveland and many other prestigious venues throughout the country.
Rounding out the band are rhythm section players Pete Tokar on keyboards and Kurt Felgemaker on bass.
The Orchestra songlist 2021