About 5 years ago I was at a wedding where Eden Mi Qedem played, and later when my fiance and I got engaged I knew they’d play our wedding too!
My wife is Ashkenazi, and I am Moroccan. It was important to us that the band be skilled at playing traditional Ashkenazic, traditional Sephardic and Moroccan music, as well as Israeli music for mixed dancing; all in order to suit the diverse guests invited to the wedding.
We sat with Jon, and in a very short time it was clear that we were dealing with a very talented proffessional. We felt that he was attentive to our requests, and understood what was required to make our wedding perfect. Jon was also happy to learn new songs that we had special requests for at our wedding.
We are over 30, and were concerned that the dance-floor might be empty, but to our surprise the simcha was huge, and the dance-floor was “packed” with friends and family whenever the band was playing. The feedback about our successful band choice has continued many months after the wedding.
Since the wedding we have attended another wedding where the band played and we had a great time enjoying them, this as as guests.
Thanks Jon, and the rest of the band, for the sensitivity, attentiveness, originality, creativity, and professionalism.