Corporate & Private Events

“We LOVED having Joe play our annual party! His ability to play so many different instruments and styles of music and then DJ with live SAX at the same time was so impressive and his song selections were Perfect! We will for sure use him again! — Nicole Abraham Bushnell/VP of Marketing Luna Grill

“Joe Cardillo was a true professional. His music and interaction with our group was excellent. Thanks to both you and Joe for helping us make it a success.” — Rick Gibson, President & CEO Artegraft, Inc.

“Joe was hired to play at a company (Intuit) anniversary party and did such an amazing job, even the CEO of the company was blown away! The audience was captivated by a music act that they had never seen before and his performance made for an overall fun and engaging experience by the 800+ employees in attendance. We would definitely recommend and bring him back for future events!” — Paul Kim/Intuit

“Thank you for making Carla’s party so special! I cannot imagine how the afternoon would have gone without your music. The fact that you balance your guitar, saxophone, and vocal chords is truly astounding. As an event planner, my day is always made easier with vendors like you. Your ability to read the audience speaks to your natural talent in this industry. I look forward to recommending your services to my future clients!” –Alexandra Bolhack/Event Planner

“Perfect song selection and vibe for our event & everyone loved it! We will for sure you Joe for future events here in San Diego” –Christina Brown/Encore Event Management

“I am extremely grateful to you for honoring us with the most talented performance at our Grand opening party. You are by far the greatest, most personable and extremely talented musician and singer and we look forward to coming out to see your upcoming performances. Your vocals, acoustics and saxophone playing skills were beyond our expectations! Thank you again for everything!” — Delirium Enayati Ataii/Laser Clinique

“Joe Cardillo played at a corporate company function and he did an amazing job. He was so thorough and diligent in understanding the audience that would be in attendance and gave us exactly what we were looking for…he played music that was appropriate genre of music as well as music that was suitable for our audience. I would highly recommend Joe for any event, he will not disappoint and is an incredible musician” — Kristi Gines/Althea

“They say that it’s the people who make the party and you and your team absolutely made the event! You were sensational. You told me you were good at reading a crowd and you certainly delivered. You were exactly what we needed and you exceeded our expectations. People are still talking about you guys! You’re officially my top pick for future events!!!” – Joan Fernandez/Friesian Focus

“Thanks again for a memorable evening of music and entertainment. Be it a business or personal event you are perfect for any occasion and your professionalism is outstanding.” — Ed Hogan/Hogan Wealth Group

“I wanted to say Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!…And the biggest hit of the night was the Band… WOW they were amazing…everyone and I mean everyone loved them!!” — Kristina Schreck/Coronado Island Marriott Senior Catering Sales Executive

“Joe was absolutely perfect for our Grand Opening event! We received so many compliments on the cool vibe that he brought. He is extremely talented and an overall great guy. We will be booking him again!” Kelsey H/ USE Credit Union

“Joe performed for our law firm’s holiday party and did such a wonderful job for our event! He knew just what to play and when – mixing between sax, guitar and vocals. Joe is friendly, professional, on time, and most importantly – incredibly talented! Will definitely hire again in the future. Thanks again, Joe!” Jamie Vidovich/Sullivan Hill Law Firm

“HG Fenton has hosted a few events that Joe Cardillo has played music at. Both our holiday party and business enhancement event demanded a level of talent and ambiance that would set a tone for a night of networking and celebration. Joe created this through his music and friendly interactions with employees and guests. These were individual events and we were lucky to see him with the saxophone for the first event and multiple instruments while using his looping system for larger event.  Both of these events were a success and all of the guest complimented the level of talent with the musician. I have recommended him many times since I first saw him play.” — Jonathan Dodge/HG Fenton


“Joe Cardillo stole the night at our wedding! We had to downsize our wedding significantly due to COVID restrictions, and he was incredibly flexible with us. We had originally planned to have him as our Emcee, instrumentalist and DJ but ended up only being able to work with him as our musician for the wedding dinner. He played for our group at Loews Hotel at the outdoor restaurant. He not only impressed our dinner group with his incredible talents and beautiful music but had the entire courtyard and restaurant at Loews mesmerized. He is extremely personable and was a pleasure to get to know. We hope to have the chance to work with him again in the future. He was very responsive and organized. He went out of his way to learn a new song and played a beautiful rendition of Sweetheart Tree for our first dance. Thanks, Joe!” – Brian and Melanie (for Covid Micro Wedding) 

“Joe was professional and gave us everything we asked for at our wedding. He struck the perfect balance between being entertaining and unobtrusive. Without even being asked, Joe played extra songs to cover for a last minute delay. His musical talents added just the right touch of originality.”
— Matt and Sarah

“Joel and I just wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Literally every person commented how good the music was! Your music really made the wedding that much more fun. We appreciate how you worked with us in selecting just the right music on such short notice. Everything from the initial meeting to our wedding was very professional and well done. We will definitely recommend you. Thanks again, we had a great time!” – Hendrika & Joel

“During our big day we decided to have live music as part of the wedding, recession, and reception. Going into the experience my wife and I had an idea what we wanted but didn’t know how to pull it all together. Working with Joe Cardillo, he made it easy and really helped create the mood and emotions we were going for. He was proactive with suggestions but not pushy. There really is a lot that goes into the prep of a wedding but with Joes professional experience it helped immensely. Come wedding day he had everything set up and ready to go from the PA system to the flow with the church director. He was kind and understanding throughout the process and we found him very pleasant to work with. The music was amazing and really created “live” moments that will live with us forever. Overall we both would recommend Joe for your wedding as he made our day even more special than it was planned to be.”
— Andrea and JD

“Huge thanks to Joe for making our wedding one of the best nights of our lives! He was prompt, professional, and played the most amazing music we had heard in a long time. Practically every single guest commented on what an amazing musician we had. Anything we requested, if it was possible to do, Joe did his best to make it happen. He gave great suggestions and through the process he continued to be extremely helpful and polite. We definitely plan to use him in the future for other events and have referred him to friends. Joe truly goes out of his way to make your experience wonderful!”
— Jessica and Steve

“Joe and Kenny played our wedding in July and outdid themselves. Throughout the preparation process Joe was always professional and receptive to my ideas and captured them perfectly for our ceremony. Walking up to the beach and seeing Joe blasting away on his sax I knew these guys were not your run of the mill cover band. Fun of course, but also class. Playing the Beatles and Van Morrison with the waves crashing in the background, our guests gave nothing but positive remarks about their performance. Their tunes in the cocktail party were perfect to set the mood, and we were blown away by how well they learned some of our song requests. We gave them a song for our first dance and were nervous about how they’d play it. Joe took the time to listen to different versions of the song and by the big day had it down. Our first dance was amazing thanks to Joe and Kenny. We are so grateful.” – John + Katie