"Dave is an amazing artist. He adds elements to his act that enhance
the listener's experience. He's played at Whole Foods Market numerous
times and our customers thoroughly enjoy hearing him perform. We
approached Dave with short notice the past two times he's performed
and he has been extremely accommodating and generous with his time.
One the best mandolin players I've ever heard and an overall great
Cody Compau, Marketing
and Community Team Leader at Whole Foods, Monterey
"It has been hard to find the words
to explain how amazing Dave Holodiloff and band were at our wedding
reception party. They definitely kept us dancing and their sound
fit the mood of the event perfectly. They played songs that we know
and love; which kept us dancing all night. Some of the trio played
multiple instruments, which brought complexity and diversity to
the set. The guests had great things to say and even the neighbors
came over to enjoy the music (and not to complain). Dave was easy
to work with, professional and quick to respond to my emails from
the start. When we met at the venue a couple months before the big
day, I felt confident that he understood our vision, and knew that
the music was one thing I didn't need to worry about. And I was
right, Dave and the band were on-time, transitioned the party from
food to fellowship, and even brought on some rather magical moments
on the dance floor. Talented yet humble, experienced but fresh,
and able to "go with the flow" when needed; the group rocked our
small wedding and kept the guests talking about the good times they
had for weeks."
Cat and Casey Peterson
"Thank you so much for the lovely
background sounds you and Peter provided on Saturday at the Grand
Opening of Indigo Seas Spice and Trading Company at Pacific Grove
Antiques. What I really appreciated about working with you was how
you stayed in touch with me throughout the process and as my event
date drew near, you reached out to me and listened to the description
of the type of music I wanted and provided the requisite paperwork
for my records. At the event, I so very much appreciated that you
were both punctual, professionally dressed and performed superbly
throughout the party. Your selection of music was perfectly suited
for the feeling of the event and you added just the right touches
of holiday tunes. I also appreciated your willingness to play requests
and then your wonderful accompaniment to my talented opera singing
friend for a special spontaneous mini concert that will be long
remembered. I will definitely hire you again anytime live music
is called for to make a party extra special. Thank you so much for
a job well done. I was very proud and I am a completely satisfied
customer. Hiring you to do your thing at my grand opening was the
best thing I could have done to enhance and elevate my party up
to A MEMORABLE EVENT! Listening to you makes me happy."
Anna Marie Lopez, Event
Manager, Monterey Beach Party
"It was great having you man. Both
times you've been down it's been a great time."
Adam Pardee, Big Sur
"Thanks, Dave - you guys were great!"
Molly Nance, Development
Coordinator at Hartnell College Foundation, Community BBQ Event
The Dave Holodiloff Jazz Trio is led
by highly acclaimed mandolinist Dave Holodiloff, usually with Peter
Mellinger on violin and Steve Uccello on bass (acclaimed musicians
in their own right).
Boasting a diverse repertoire of European "Gypsy Swing" (ala Django
Reinhardt), Bossa Nova classics, American Jazz standards, original
compositions, and more, this well rounded group is perfect for dining,
dancing, and other special events.
The Dave Holodiloff Jazz Trio specializes in one thing: "feel good"
entertainment for all ages!
"The David Holodiloff Trio was an excellent group to have at the
Champions of the Arts 2014. They are each accomplished musicians,
playing a type of music (Gypsy Jazz) that is especially fun to hear
because of its rarity. We board a Caravan that visits the diverse
rhythms of parts of Spain and France, with compelling stories and
colorful melodies. This group was flexible and worked with the needs
of our program. They pleased the spectrum of ages represented at
our event and were a pleasure to work with. And they were snappy
dressers. I will no doubt hire them again!"
Jaqui Hope, Arts & Education
Director, Arts Council for Monterey County
"Dave - thank you SO, SO much for
playing our wedding - the music was just beautiful and perfect!
We are especially grateful that you learned our song for the processional
and played it with so much heart. Your song selections were all
fantastic and my 85-year-old great uncle was delighted that you
played one of his requests :) We got so many compliments from our
guests and just couldn't be happier with having asked you to provide
the music for our most amazing day on the beach. You were gracious,
welcoming, relaxed and so professional. We really appreciate how
accommodating and talented you are - it made our day that much more
wonderful knowing that not only did we have one less thing to think
or worry about, but that we had definitely made the right choice
when it came to our entertainment."
Sarah and Oliver (bride
"They are amazing talents, cheerful,
and personable men and a great addition to the festivities. They
played with great positive energy, skill and creativity. Even non-musical
people would recognize their abilities. All my guests loved them."
"An unforgettable experience ...
the mingling hour before the ceremony was made magical with the
hot jazz and bluegrass tunes played by the band. Most of the first
remarks I received after the wedding were about how great the band
was. The trio even learned a song that was special to me and my
husband, and I surprised him by having them play it during the ceremony.
It went off beautifully and he was so touched! Moreover, they are
professional, flexible and great to work with. So positive, accommodating
and thoughtful during all of our communications, which is invaluable
when you are planning a wedding. Thank you for making our day even
"It was wonderful having both your
music and your delightful spirit at our art reception. You guys
have a casual, yet musically skilled, way about entertaining that
makes everyone want to join in the fun."
"David, you made our special day
so much more so. A great big thank you to you."
Alina Orlov, Mother of
3 year old birthday boy Nikolas
"We really enjoy the group! Hope
to see you guys again."
Lindsey Douros, 831 Magazine