. . . about Steve Gryb and his Music Ensembles
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. . . about the Pied Piper of Percussion
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. . . about Steve Gryb and all of his Music Ensembles

"We can not thank you enough for your time commitment, energy, and enthusiasm!  We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to partner with you."
Julie Donnelly, Event Marketing Manager, Fair St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

"You and your fabulous musicians were the highlight of our wedding reception.  You did an outstanding job and the band performed beyond our greatest expectations.  Our guests had a wonderful time and we've heard rave reviews regarding your band's classy, elegant, and fun performance."
Emily and Andrew Kerstein, Coral Gables, FL

"We want you to know that your band is fantastic . . . with a lot of talent and we have enjoyed working with you for many years. You've devoted many years to working on Wine & Jazz with chamber and everyone has always enjoyed your music.  We absolutely love the Steve Gryb Band in every aspect that you bring to our event every year"       
Heather Howell, Special Events Coordinator, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Boca Raton, FL

"I'd like to commend you for your outstanding performances.   Each time we've called on you to perform at a community event, you've done an outstanding job.  Your ability to entertain and engage the audience leaves me astounded every time!"
Mayor David Samson, City of Sunny Isles Beach, FL

"A musician as diversely talented as Steve Gryb comes along once in a lifetime."
Cheryl Price, Editor, Entertainment News and Views, Miami, FL.

"I just wanted to . . . tell you how much your performance [Dr. Rock and The Starlites] was enjoyed by our community. I have received many calls praising your music. Everyone had a fantastic time. It was a pleasure to work with such professional performers."
Pam Grove, Programs Coordinator, Village of Wellington, FL

"Don’t miss Steve Gryb . . . critically acclaimed eclectic jazz show".
Seaview Radio, Punta Gorda Waterfront Jazz Festival.

. . . one of South Florida's best kept secrets . . . These guys are fantastic . . ."
Marc Taylor, LOVE 94 DJ, Miami, FL

"I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you for several years at the Miami Metro Zoo. Not only do I find all of your entertainers to be excellent, creative musicians; they are a pleasure to work with professionally. Our audiences have enjoyed the music, and the showmanship of your musicians. I would highly recommend you to anyone considering booking your talent."
Carla Hubbard, Manager Special Events, Zoological Society of Florida

"I want to congratulate you on your outstanding performance at Sunfest 97. Your participation helped make our 15th year anniversary the strongest lineup ever !"
Terry Jonethis, Chairman, Sunfest Entertainment Committee, Palm Beach, FL.

"Along with your master of music degree, you should also have a degree in professionalism. The arrangements you made for our party were absolutely sensational. The Starlites were outstanding . . . our guests are still talking about the quality of music and the manner in which the band performed."
Bill Petrino, President, Jomar Inc., Pleasantville, NJ

"When Steve plays, people stop to listen, and even hang over the railings to watch and listen. . . we try to bring him back often . . . the merchants call and say ‘we want Steve’."
Julie Fineberg, Marketing Coordinator, CocoWalk, Coconut Grove, FL.

"I'd like to thank you for the wonderful performance by you and your Latin Ensemble.  We've received numerous compliments . . .  It was a pleasure working with you and your band."
Jill Leonard, Events Manager, DSET Corporation

"Mr. Gryb offers an excellent array of entertainment.  He has traveled throughout the U.S. offering a unique style of entertaining an audience with his musical performances."
David Dermer, Mayor, City of Miami Beach, FL

"I highly recommend Steve Gryb for ANY occasion, ANYwhere . . . his ensemble is fantastic! "
Cathy Loyal, Coordinator, South Florida Fair, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Many thanks for the great concert and workshop you brought to Gainesville…The concert was both an educational experience for all as well as a great listening one too."
Walter Barry, Vice President, Gainesville Friends of Jazz & Blues.

"As always, your drumming talents are unmatched. The audience seemed mesmerized and responded enthusiastically to your every tune. You had the audience dancing in the aisles . . ."
Diane Valentini, Special Events Coordinator, City of Weston.

"It is indeed a pleasure to work with such an energetic, talented individual as yourself. Since your first bookings in 1994, we have received nothing but raves regarding your bands . . ."
Roguey Doyle, Special Events Coordinator, City of Hollywood, Florida.

"You (Steve) and the Starlites did a magnificent job in providing a well-rounded repertoire to the members of the club at Doral. They've done nothing but praise your musical talents and expertise. Thank you for making our dinner dance such an extraordinairy event."
Karen Justice, Director of Club Operations, The Club at Doral, Miami, FL

"Your professional, enthusiastic style and energetic, upbeat sounds attracted people to the show and encouraged them to stay . . . "
Joanne Fischer, Coordinator, Art In The Park Festival - City of Oakland Park, FL.

"I never heard Steve play better . . . great job, Steve - we need to hear more . . . "
Ralph B. Clark, Sunshine Jazz Organization, Former President, Miami, FL.

"Steve and his band have performed for us before, and we are enthusiastic about having them back. Last time people couldn't stay in their chairs, they felt the need to get up and dance."
Ed Smith, Recreation Director, City of Sunny Isles, FL

"As coordinator of the Moonlight Melodies Concert Series, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for a job well done!  Dr. Rock and the Starlites Old Time Rock & Roll Show was a great success; you had the audience dancing in the street.   Many people made it a point to come up to me to tell me how much fun they were having.  Your professional manner made it a pleasure working with you."
Jan Muenzenmaier, Recreation Supervisor, City of Deerfield Beach, FL

"Your music, both style and sound, is refreshing and relaxing and is played with a very professional attitude by a very talented group whose expertise must be seen and heard to be appreciated . . ."
Pat Lowenstein, Executive Director, Coral Gables International Festival of Craft Arts, FL.

"It is always a pleasure to have you perform at our annual River Cities Festival. Your jazz ensemble continues to delight the audiences as they gather around to enjoy the sounds of your music . . . "
Donna Wood-Beney, Entertainment Chairman, River Cities Festival, Miami Springs, FL.

"When you talk about south Flordia musicians you have to put Steve Gryb at the top of the list."
Rick Wiseman, Love94 DJ, South Florida Jazz, Miami, FL.

"Thank you for your outstanding performance . . . I expected you to perform well, but my expectations were far exceeded."
Vicki Smith, Co-chair, Plantation Art In The Park Festival, FL.

"Your band was excellent . . . the music really enhanced the festive and
vibrant mood . . . "
Joanna Gaines-Barusch, Summer Starts Here Festival Chairperson, South Miami, FL.

"We have heard only rave reviews from our guests . . . I look forward to working with you again next year."
Maria Perez, Feast with the Beasts Coordinator, Zooological Society of Florida, Miami, FL.

"The audience really responded to your presentation . . ."
Ellen Book, Coconut Grove Branch Library, FL.

 "Steve’s an interesting speaker and a great jazz guitarist"
Bernie Lipskin, Community Relations Coordinator, Borders Books & Music, Boynton Beach, FL.

"Thank you again for a delightful performance . . . "
Barbara Young, Miami-Dade Public Library Services Supervisor, Miami, FL.

"We want you and the Starlites to know how much we enjoyed the concert.  Comments from the audience indicated they enjoyed themusic and performance."
Sarah Bergquist, Events Coordinator, Koreshan Unity Foundation, Estero, FL

"Your performance was outstanding . . . an incredible success with over 500 people attending. . ."
Claudia Miller, Performing Arts Network Director of Programming, Miami Beach, FL.

. . . about Steve Gryb - the Pied Piper of Percussion - and his Unique "EDUTAINMENT" Concept

"Thanks so much Steve for bringing a great show to Fredericksburg! We've had nothing but positive feedback, and many of the participants spoke very highly about how you engaged the children. Thanks again for bringing great entertainment to our event."
Sonja Wise, Special Events and Marketing Coordinator, Federicksburg Virginia Parks, Recreation & Public Facilities

 "Thank You for the great percussion show you put on for kids at the main stage of our recent Storybook Festival.  You are truly the Pied Piper of Percussion leading our parade throughout the festival grounds.  You were great!  Thank you for your professionalism and talent!"       
Katy Mullon, Special Events Coordinator, Youth Services, Broward County, FL

"Your daily shows during our event were immensely popular and our guests thoroughly enjoyed the interactive qualities of your performances.  I was particularly impressed with the energy of your shows and the overall atmosphere of fun.  Our guests were drawn toward the main stage by your bubble machines and stayed for the entire show every time!."       
Kellie Murphy, Director of Public Programs, Museum of the American Railroad, Dallas, TX

"I want to take this opportunity to once again thank you for helping us put on a successful event.  You were absolutely wonderful and the kids really enjoy your show
Andrea Obregon, Special Events Manager, Miami Metro Zoo, Miami, FL

"The kids loved your shows and the musical petting zoo was a big hit.  Many people commented about how interactive, fun, and exciting the shows were.  We were extremely pleased with the audience response to your wonderful performance.  We thank you for your dazzling, interactive, and fun performance and musical exhibit."       
June Pintea, Executive Director, ExpERIEnce Children's Museum, Erie, PA

"Your Pied Piper of Percussion show is extremely well done and our visitors enjoyed it immensely.  I believe that your being part of the event was a significant contribution to it's success."       
Michelle Marquart, General Manager, Mt. Hood Railroad, Hood River, OR

"We were extremely pleased with the enthusiastic and thrilling entertainment of Steve Gryb, The Pied Piper of Percussion." "Throughout the event, every performance was high energy and very entertaining.  It was such a pleasure to see all of our guests with smiles on their faces!  The most exciting portion of Steve's performance was the crowd participation.  Every child was given an opportunity to play an instrument."       
Tara Dominici, Special Events Coordinator, Sam Shortline Excursion Train, Cordele, GA

"The show was fabulous and enjoyable not only to the children but also the adults.  I would recommend Steve to anyone wishing to achieve a quality show for the money."       
Donna Corley, Event Director Day Out with Thomas, Western Maryland Scenic RR

"Steve is an amazing performer.  He totally involves his audience . . . teaching, entertaining, and involving the young with his remarkable percussion.  I strongly recommend this wonderful entertainer, performer, artist, and teacher."
Doreen Marx, Executive Director, Sunday Afternoons of Music for Children, Miami, FL

"The entire crowd loved your shows!  Everyone is raving about how interactive, fun, and exciting the shows were!  I have, and will continue to, recommend you to everyone that needs a   great family-friendly performer for children of all ages."
Dixie Lanier, Tourism Coordinator Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, Beaufort, SC

"You played to packed crowds . . . both kids and parents smiling and enjoying the show and their participation.  It was a fantastic show!"
Megan Hughes, Katy Days President 2006, Parsons, KS

"Your interactive percussion show is some of the best entertainment I've had the pleasure to experience.  So many positive remarks were made regarding your performances.  I especially loved how you bring musical education to the young ones in such a fun way."
Susan Spinnato, Program Director, Goldcoast Railroad Museum, Miami, FL

"Gryb's percussion collection and style of 'edutainment' have helped make The Rhythm is Going to Get You, a show that is in demand across the country."
Robert Silk, Miami Herald

“A few weeks have passed since your performance at the 2004 Family Fun Fest and my colleagues are still asking, ‘how can one man play all of those instruments?’   Your stellar shows at our two day event were exciting, colorful, and a whole lot of fun.  This is the first time an exhibit of this time was welcomed by other area exhibitors.  Your musical tent provided a wholesome balance of education and fun.  I don’t think one person either adult or child ventured past your tent without stopping by to participate in ‘the rhythm is going to get you’.”
Jason Nicholson – Special Events Coordinator, Columbus City Recreation & Parks, Ohio

"I wanted to thank you for the outstanding, quality performances you provided at our annual Jump, Jive, & Jam Fest. The Pied Piper of Percussion was talked about by many long after you were here. It was something to see grandparents, parents, entire families playing instruments and learning to love instruments together."
Sara Lawrence, Direct of Arts & Education, Jump Jive & Jam Fest, Texarkana, TX

"Thanks so much for your efforts to make our 14th First Night Harrisonburg a grand success!  . . . I've heard many positive comments . . . thank you again for entertaining us so royally."
Lori Snell, President/Entertainment Coordinator, First Night Harrisonburg, VA

"The residents of Sunny Isles Beach thoroughly enjoyed the "Rhythm is Going to Get You" starring the Pied Piper of Percussion, at our 5th Anniversary celebration.  The hands-on audience participation was a creative way of including entertainment for all ages."
Mayor David Samson, City of Sunny Isles Beach, FL

"Steve you truly are the Pied Piper.  It was great to see all the young people enjoying the show.   In the 8 years of Port Orange Family Festival, your performance created the excitement that we have been looking for.  We have received more great comments about your show than any children's act that we have had yet."
Pete Atwood, Vice-President, Port Orange Family Days, Port Orange, FL

"Steve Gryb, the 'Pied Piper of Percussion' treated the students at Pickett Primary School to one of the most entertaining musical presentations I've seen in 10 years in the field of education.  Our students were fascinated by the wide range of instruments and interactive musical selections presented by Mr. Gryb.  His energy and obvious love for music were evident as he entertained our entire student body in three separate shows.   This is a show worthy of being watched over and over again."
Jennifer Brown, Principal, Pickett Primary School, Lexington, NC

"I'd like to thank you for the informative, interactive, and FUN way you presented percussion instruments and music to our audience. The 'Rhythm' did get us all, especially the children. As a long-time educator, I was extremely impressed. Your knowledge of percussion instruments, skill, and experience using them was inspiring to all of us."
Jerilyn Brown, Education Director, Old School Square Cultural Arts Center, Delray Beach, FL

"I'd like to thank you for your wonderful performance in Columbus, GA.  Your enthusiasm and variety of percussion instruments made the show an outstanding one for children and adults.  The fun music, the hands-on opportunities for children, and the free giveaways were all a big hit!  I've heard nothing but very positive comments about your performance.  It was a pleasure working with you."
Lesslie Carnahan, Children's Interactive Area Coordinator, Riverfest Weekend, Columbus, GA

". . . Maestro of rhythm . . . children enter the many-faceted world of percussion with a bang! . . . you'd think it would be more percussion instruments than one man could play, but then there's only one Steve Gryb."
Nick Sortal, Staff Writer, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

"We heard many wonderful comments from teachers, parents, and children about your performances.  The KidsWorld executive committee was very pleased with the significant contribution you made to the success of the entertainment.  Your hands-on element and the interaction with the students provided an opportunity for learning about percussion instruments in a most enjoyable manner."
Karen Schafer, Executive Director, KidsWorld 2002 - The Children's International Festival, Tulsa, OK

"Thanks for such great performances. We received many compliments on your educational and fun performances. My daughter especially enjoyed your shows – she saw them 3 times!"
Rockie Johnston, KidsFest Coordinator, 2004 Jubilee CityFest, Montgomery, AL

"Thanks for bringing such great entertainment to the children and their parents.  The children loved being percussionists, and learned a little something along the way."
Rockie Johnston, KidsFest Coordinator, 2001 Jubilee CityFest, Montgomery, AL

". . . thank you for the terrific concerts you put on in Naples . . . Your approach to music education is very lively and engaging.  We were pleased with the children's response and the press attention we received."
Janice Paine, Program Coordinator, United Arts Council of Collier County, Naples, FL.

"We are very excited to have you back to provide your unique and fun brand of interactive entertainment.  You were awesome last time and the kids just loved being a part of your show!"
Tim Williams, Entertainment Committee Chair, The   International Children's Festival, Tulsa, OK

"Thank you for the wonderful concert . . . the students and teachers all enjoyed the performance of 'Rhythm Is Going To Get You'!  The rhythm certainly got our attention!  The children especially enjoyed being able to participate in the program."
Jackie Miller, Principal, South Lexington School, Lexington, NC

"Thank you for coming out . . .  and doing a wonderful performance for the boys and girls club members.  The members learned a lot  and had a great time."
TaSheekia Perry, Site Director, Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, Naples, FL

"The Rhythm is Going to Get You was a huge success. It was educational as well as fun."
Jennifer Redmond, Head of Youth Services, Pembroke Pines Library, Pembroke Pines, FL

"He has a way with the students. After Steve's performance . . . they come away with the enthusiasm for music and the arts."
Charlotte Lambers, Director of Project Kaleidoscope, Collier County FL

"You were not only successful in offering ‘entertainment’ that all ages could enjoy, but also received rave reviews from the adults regarding the quality of each musician that shared the stage with you."
David T. Surowitz, Assis. Exec. Dir., Alan & Diane Lieberman Children’s Cultural Art Series, N. Miami Beach, FL.

"We were delighted to have had several performances by Steve Gryb Productions during our summer day camp program. We have a large number of performers during the camp season, as well as during the school year. Few are of the caliber of Steve Gryb Productions. We've found the shows to be creative, age-appropriate, engaging, thoroughly enjoyable . . . and particularly great in terms of getting the children involved and totally capturing their attention."
Kathi Weitzner-Camp Director and Judy Kissel-Early Childhood, Soref JCC, Plantation, FL

" Having your show as part of our Fiesta de Ninos makes our event complete.   It brings us great pleasure to know that you're able to make music and dance not only fun, but educational as well."
Chad Salinero, Director, 3rd Annual Cuban-American Heritage Festival, Key West, FL.

"Steve Gryb’s interactive percussion program presents Cuban/caribbean music in a way children can understand and enjoy."
Cristina Lindley, Director, 1st Annual Cuban-American Heritage Festival, Key West,FL.

"Thank you so much for coming to our Kids Day celebration.  I  hadn't seen your show before - it was super!  The kids loved having the chance to dance around and shout some of their energy out."
Stephanie Shipley, National Kids Day Coordinator, Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County, FL

"Your knowledge of percussion instruments and world music was very evident by your performance.  I was also very impressed by your showmanship that kept the students entertained while teaching them. You opened the door for many of our students. "
Joe Flanagan, Principal - Dizzy Gillespie School of the Performing Arts, Stuart, FL

"Your performance at Gulliver Academy was enjoyed by the children and
teachers alike."
The Gulliver Cultural Arts Committee, Coral Gables, FL.

"The parents and children loved your presentations . . . we truly appreciate your efforts and hard work . . . what a wonderful job you did! "
Nicola Rousseau, Community Health & Wellness Manager, Baptist Health Systems,  Miami, FL.

"When your information stated that the Rhythm is Going to Get You, I had no idea how accurately this title would reflect your presentation.  The students and faculty both enjoyed the program immensely.  Your energy and enthusiasm was infectious"
Lizabeth Gehrke, PTA Cultural Arts Chair, Devon Aire Elementary, Miami, FL

"A large part of our success is due to your outstanding 'Rhythm is Going to Get You'
show.  Parents & children alike enjoyed your wonderful performance.   The variety of instruments you share with the children is AMAZING!"
Patty Speidel, Island Jubilee Entertainment, Key Largo, FL

"Your interactive approach to percussion and rhythm entertained the children and parents alike. We appreciate your professionalism and enthusiasm for your show as well as for the children."
Courtney Hamilton, Marketing Coordinator, Cox Marketing Group, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

"Your ‘Rhythm is Going to Get You’ shows for the children were very entertaining, interesting, and educational. We have received great comments on the event as well as your wonderful performance."
Vickey Zingaretti, Assistant Director Ft. Walton Beach Parks and Recreation.

"Many thanks for the great workshop and concert you and your group brought to Gainesville High School as part of our education series…The concert was both an educational experience for all as well as a great listening one too."
Walter Barry, Vice President, Gainesville Friends of Jazz & Blues.

"Steve Gryb did a masterful job of facilitating the jazz music workshops for the Jazz On Wheels 95 Series . "
Sandrell Rivers, Sunshine Jazz Organization Board Member, Miami, FL.

"You designed a package of entertainment with your exotic percussion instruments that made this year’s Kid’s Korner one of our best yet . . . you educated and entertained the kids as well as the adults!"
Vicki Smith, Co-chair Plantation Art In The Park Festival.

"The kids were delighted . . . the students danced in their chairs and clapped along . . "
Jon O'Neill, Miami Herald.

"As a jazz educator, guitarist, and percussionist, Steve Gryb is one of a kind . . ."
Mary Johnson, Sunshine Jazz Messenger, Miami, FL.

"One of the most nationally revered jazz educator . . . a consummate
musical polymath . . . "
Garrett Hall, Gainesville Friends of Jazz & Blues.

"Thank you and your excellent musical friends for a superlative concert . . . a great job before the audience . . . it is a pleasure to work with you . . . you must come back again soon ! "
Doreen Marx, Concert Chairperson, Temple Beth Am Concert Series, Miami, FL.

"To hear Steve Gryb, is to experience the joy of sound with a sound education . . ."
Rosalie Babic, Sunshine Jazz Messenger, Miami, FL.

"Thanks for a great performance at Eagle Ridge Elementary.   The children and teachers really enjoyed the music and learning about the different percussion instruments.  The best part was involving the children . . . it will be an experience that they won't forget."
Paula Glickman, Assemblies Coordinator - Eagle Ridge Elementary School, Coral Springs, FL


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