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I cannot say enough about Jabe. I was searching and searching for a cocktail hour musician for our wedding and thankfully came across Jabe’s name. He responded quickly and was very helpful throughout the entire process. We were lucky enough to have him for not only our cocktail hour, but our ceremony as well. He had the most beautiful voice and his guitar skills were just as good. His set list was fantastic, but he was also open to other ideas. Talk about a dream to work with for a bride.

Alissa S.  Lake Arrowhead, CA

I cannot say enough about Jabe and his incredible artistic talent!! He made my wedding day perfect, from the four songs he sang and played before the ceremony began, to the songs that I snuck into the ceremony schedule last minute, to the reception where he sang and played his heart out!! (He also announced my father/daughter dance and the cake cutting!! Bonus points for that!) I had been looking for the perfect guitarist for our wedding for awhile, and when I heard his voice I knew he would be perfect for my wedding reception. He has an impressive set list you can pick and choose from and he’s very responsive. I cannot wait to go see him play at one of his regular gigs! He truly made my wedding day the most incredible day ever!!! And when he played “Sweet Child O Mine” by Guns & Roses while my father and I had our first dance everyone burst into tears, it was a perfect, unforgettable moment! Thanks Jabe!!!

Amanda H.  San Diego, CA

Jabe is such a pleasure to work with! We book him for many of our Association events and could not be happier with his set up, performance and energy. Jabe is always very professional, responsive and reliable. We will definitely book him again!

Thanks for making our events a success!

Jessica C.  Irvine, C

Long story short, hire Jabe for any of your musical needs. Jabe thanks for being so amazing, I’m hoping for another wedding or a birthday or maybe just a jam sesh (that’s what musicians say, right?) in the near near future!I wanted to surprise my wife with a home cooked dinner for Valentine’s day. The only ingredient missing was music and because both my wife and I are really into live music, especially the guitar, it only made sense to have a live singer/guitarist in the comfort of our living room.
With only 24 hrs before the big day I was fortunate to find Jabe. He responded to me in less then 20 mins via yelp.
At first I was concerned about the song selects but as soon I saw the set list on his site, I knew we had similar taste in music… A mix of old, new and classics.
He arrived on time and his performance was nothing short of amazing. He really helped create a beautiful experience for me and my wife.
I’ll definitely have him again.
Thank You again Jabe!

Bam B – Pasadena, CA


I was nervous about hiring Jabe because he was the only entertainment for our small wedding.  Everything landed on his shoulders – ceremony music, cocktail hour, and reception.  I’m happy to say he more than delivered.  He was so easy to work with.  Just view his setlist online, and send him your requests.  Our guests couldn’t stop raving about this guy who played everything from the Beatles to Jason Mraz to The Cure.  We liked him so much, we’re going to hire him again for another party we’ll be hosting.  Thank you Jabe!

Kim and Kevin M. Laguna


Jabe was our guitarist for our wedding and we found him through Yelp. He was really easy to communicate with via text, email, or phone which I appreciated. He was extremely friendly and his song list was a big hit at our wedding! He talked us through a lot of steps during the way from when we hired him until our wedding which greatly helped our planning process. I really feel he went above and beyond which was very much appreciated. We got many texts after our wedding about how much they loved the guitarist and how it set the mood for our wedding and how wonderful he is. I’m super super super happy with how everything turned out so thanks a ton Jabe!!!

Christine P – Huntington Beach, CA


Jabe was referred to us by our wedding planner (Adina at the Event Loft)… And he was so great. He let us pick out all the songs from his playlist we wanted to hear, and he performed them perfectly.
He also learned a few songs for the ceremony, and you couldn’t tell he had learned them for that day!
Lastly, we got SO MANY compliments about him all throughout the night. I cannot recommend him enough.

Jen T – Costa Mesa, CA


Thank you Jabe for an amazing day of music to entertain my family and friends.
First of all, when planning any type of event or party – the most important thing is to have reliable vendors.
As we are repeat clients, all I can say is thank you for always being on time (early on each account) and ready to go at start time.
I appreciate that you have a variety of different artists and plenty of songs to help choose which songs that can be played.
By far, for each of my parties, the one compliment I get is always how much they enjoyed the music and how well you played.
I cannot wait for the next opportunity to book you again, you have big fans in Long Beach

Jackie F – Long Beach, CA


“To say Jabe is great is a HUGE understatement. I first saw Jabe performing at the Hilton Waterfront Hotel on Mother’s Day and I was blown away with his performance. His catalog of songs is so vast and he plays / sings every one to perfection. I was looking for a live musician to play my wedding and I knew Jabe would be perfect, but I wasn’t sure I’d be able to afford him with how awesome he is. I got his card that day and he followed up with a quote and I couldn’t believe how reasonable his pricing was. He also was willing to travel, which was great because the wedding was at a Temecula winery. Also, I was impressed with jabe’s work ethic and how professional he was. He showed up to the wedding and hour early just so he could make sure that everything was set up in time without any problems (free of charge). Finding a great musician is one thing, but finding a professional musician who is on time is harder than one might think. Jabe’s performance was awesome throughout the wedding
and I still have our wedding guests coming up to me and telling me how great the music was (one of which is my buddy who has his own guitar teaching business and also performs). Jabe was the perfect addition at our wedding and I’m definitely going to catch him at one of his many weekend events, while enjoying a great glass of wine. Thanks again Jabe”.

Johnathan and Tina C. – Temecula, CA


Jabe was amazing at our wedding ceremony and during cocktail hour. He showed up way before schedule to set up and make sure everything was going to run smoothly. He needed very little direction and was very professional during his performance. His music was amazing and all our guests were very pleased. We definitely would recommend Jabe to any and all of our friends for events. Thank you Jabe! You made our wedding that much more special.

Darlin K.  –  Westminster, CA

“I hired Jabe for a birthday party at our home to provide live entertainment. Jabe was a true professional. He was easy to work with and always responded promptly with any questions that I had. On the day of the party, he arrived early to set up. He sang a wide range of music that kept the party going. Everyone at the party raved about Jabe and asked where I found him. I would definitely hire him again if I had another event. He is a great musician and I recommend him highly.

-Leslie A.” Diamond Bar, CA


This guy is so talented and personable! I wish we could have him over everynight! All my guests said it “made” the party having him play!

Mary S.  – Irvine,  CA


“Jabe gets my highest recommendation. He is acts with the upmost of
professionalism at all times and my guest couldn’t have been happier with
him. I hired him to play at my 50th birthday that we coupled with a house
warming and sendoff for my daughter on a summer trip. The crowd was very
diverse and more than 80 people attended. We had guests ranging from 8
months old through 85 and everyone was very happy with the entertainment.
My 6 y/o niece wanted to sing the “Frozen” song and Jabe accommodated her
request and really made her feel very special. His range of songs was vast
and he played something for everyone. If he didn’t know a tune, he was
happy to learn it.

“The night was such a success that I booked him to play at my 4th of July
party with a crowd of about 30 people. He was equally well-received and
will likely become part of our annual tradition. Friends and neighbors have
asked for his information so they can hire him. The neighbors who weren’t
at the party but could hear him play were jealous they were not included.”

“If you are looking for live entertainment that compliments any special
occasion, I’d recommend Jabe without question!”

Bev W. San Juan Capistrano, CA


“In the past, we had hired live bands, such as jazz trios or quartets and this year we had decided to do something different for our Mother’s Day lunch, so we asked Jabe if he would be interested. I have to say that having Jabe perform was the best decision we could have made! Jabe truthfully made our Mother’s Day lunch a complete success! He was able to connect with our guests and be interactive with them in a way that no other band was able to do in the past. Guests absolutely adored him! He was able to take a look at the crowd and know what they were looking for. Guests came to me personally and said “don’t lose this guy he is amazing!” and all the comment cards mentioned that the entertainment made their experience at our restaurant ever more so special! Jabe, solo, was able to surpass what past bands (trios/quartets) were ever able to achieve-great customer satisfaction!””I would absolutely recommend Jabe!”

Karyn Ghoukassian – Kimera, Bistango, Irvine, CA


“Jabe’s sound is something to be desired. His interpretation and perspective of songs that he covers is very unique, as he adds layers of depth and complexity to his favorites in his repetoir. Book Jabe or see him perform a live acoustic music set, and you and your listeners will be in for an amazing treat.”  

 -Amara Omoregie Orange county, CA


“Jabe did an amazing job performing at our wedding.  He is not only extremely talented but also very professional.  He made our wedding ceremony so unique and special and set the tone for our amazing wedding. I’d recommend Jabe to any of my friends planning weddings, parties or events!

-Sarah W-  Aliso Viejo, CA


“Jabe performed at my husband’s 50th birthday party. He exceeded our expectations by far! He was prompt, professional and very personable. His rates were very reasonable. He added the upbeat vibe to the party that we were looking for, and all of the guests loved him!!! His play list was extensive, and was comprised of songs that everyone knew. I would, without question, hire him again for any function! He is a very talented musician, and a nice guy on top of that! I would definitely recommend him to all of my family and friends. Thanks for a great evening Jabe!”

-Janette C – Trabuco, CA


I could not be happier with Jabe’s performance at our wedding in Sept. 2012. Working with Jabe beforehand was really easy, he went out of his way to ensure we were happy with the music. He even learned a few new songs from artists in New Zealand so my husband and our guests from NZ would feel at home. He is a great choice for weddings or other parties!


Corina – NZ


Jabe, thank you for playing at my mother’s surprise birthday party ! I know we requested Beatle’s music to stick with the party theme, but I was happy that you knew a great deal of songs from other era’s as well! ALL of the guests complimented on how they enjoyed your music & that you were a great singer (from teenagers to the mature crowd)!  You kept up with all the special requests from the birthday girl which definitely made her night! I was extremely pleased how you exceeded my expectations!!  The equipment quality was impressive,  set up on time, & safely arranged considering the amount of guests. Overall I felt very lucky to have found you because you were professional, the sound quality of your equipment was great, & your voice/acoustic skills were impressive! My family really enjoyed your live performance & it made the party a success! I hope that things work out with you booking more gigs at my cousin’s restaurant & that we can continue to work with you for future parties! Great job & Thanks again!

Liezle A – Pasadena, Ca


My husband and I had a backyard wedding reception in Dec 2012.  We hired Jabe to perform for about 4 hours.  He arrived early to set up his equipment and the only thing we needed to supply was an electrical outlet.  He even brought a separate mic for us to use to speak to our guests.  Jabe played a great mix of music and even learned 2 special songs that my husband and I requested.  I was very impressed with his professionalism and his aura on stage, not mention how talented he was.  Jabe was a great addition to our event and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a musician.

Sarah Ward,  Fullerton, CA


Hi Jabe,I just wanted to say thank you for adding to my fabulous bridal shower experience.Not only were you incredibly responsive with all our questions, you showed up on-time and were set up and ready to begin well before the actual start time.I was personally touched that you choose to learn a few songs from my favorite artist, Jason Mraz.  The remainder of your playlist was just the perfect mix for my guests.  Your sound is fantastic!Beyond all that, you are ADORABLE!  The ladies all thought so, And so thoughtful, especially when you helped them move the table into the shade.In any event, I would and will,  HIGHLY recommend you.  Thank you again for making a special day for me even better!
Paula N,  Laguna, CA


My Husband and I hired Jabe for our April wedding. Jabe is not only a fantastic deejay, he is a talented guitar player and has a fantastic singing voice. He really is the whole package when it comes to finding music entertainment for your wedding, or other event. Jabe was easy going, and always dependable throughout the planning process. He was very accommodating, especially given the fact that I was very specific on the songs I wanted to have played. He helped me make important decisions-like which songs would be appropriate for certain times, and which songs would be best for him to play on the guitar. He was ready and willing to learn any song, if I had my heart set on it. Jabe definitely gave us the experience we were looking for. He knew how to set the mood for the reception – no funky chickens here, and was friendly, professional, and punctual. I really enjoyed working with Jabe, and would highly recommend his services!

Kaela – Aliso Viejo, CA


Jabe was amazing from start to finish. He was very professional, friendly and very open to suggestions. He took the extra time to learn the songs that we wanted to hear during our ceremony. We really liked his voice and music selection when we first heard him play live at a local Newport Beach pub. He also followed up with us right before our big day to discuss the final location setup, since we had 2 locations at the venue: ceremony and cocktail hour. Overall, we were very happy to find and book him. I would highly recommend Jabe to my family and friends for their future events.

– Stephane P – Huntington Beach, CA


Jabe was awesome 🙂 He played for my birthday party and did a great mix of songs. He has a huge list of songs that he can play and I got to pick the mix. He is very professional and personal. I would recommend him for any event and will have him back for great entertainment for my next party. Thank you Jabe for helping to make my birthday so special!

– Barbara A – Long Beach, CA


This guy is incredible. He sings everything with a wide range of music. I had a private party at my house and he was great. I’d hire him again everytime..

– Tim P – San Clemente, CA


Jabe performed at my husband’s 50th birthday party. He exceeded our expectations by far! He was prompt, professional and very personable. His rates were very reasonable. He added the upbeat vibe to the party that we were looking for, and all of the guests loved him!!! His play list was extensive, and was comprised of songs that everyone knew. I would, without question, hire him again for any function! He is a very talented musician, and a nice guy on top of that! I would definitely recommend him to all of my family and friends. Thanks for a great evening Jabe!

– Janette C – RSM, CA


Jabe has performed at many events for The Event Loft and always exceeds expectations.  Jabe is respectful, timely and well dressed – always presentable.  Jabe is truly a professional with high end equipment and vast song knowledge.  His guitar playing and smooth vocals bring a personal warmth to the party you just don’t get with a DJ.  If you need to create a romantic atmosphere for your ceremony, or to liven up the crowd during your reception Jabe is the man for the job.  Jabe is not your DIVA performer – he has a easy going and laid back demeanor and a true pleasure to work with.  Our principal planner turns first to Jabe for every occasion.

Life’s a party and we want to be invited!

Allen Brown – Newport Beach, CA