Jan and Brian performed at our wedding and reception aboard the Athena in Newport Beach, CA .We were so happy to have live music with such elegance. Jan and Brian are amazing professionals and play a wide variety of music. They were awesome at both sensing the music needed for the mood and interacting with our guests. Everyone raved, including our florist! We highly recommend this dynamic duo. You won't be disappointed.
Shelby and Dr. Gregory Suelze, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
I had the pleasure of hearing Jan Stephens and Brian Wright perform at a wedding aboard the Athena. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to them and it was obvious from the comments I overheard, that the guests did as well. I've enjoyed listening to Jan and Brian's CD; Piano Meets Bass, many times.
Patrick Cooper, Compani's Flowers, Lake Forest, CA
Eleven years ago, I hired Jan for our company holiday party. We have hired her for many of our special events since. She has entertained us as a solo pianist, and as part of a duo, and trio. We've listened to her performances with Brian Wright, upright bassist, a saxophonist, and guitar as well. Whatever musical configuration in which she entertains, the results are outstanding!
Irene Calderon, President, The Calderon Settlement Group, Santa Ana, CA
I frequently enjoy listening to Jan Stephens and Brian Wrights CD, Piano Meets Bass. It is a favorite in my collection. It surpasses any commercially released CDs I've purchased in years. There is a special, emotionally expressive quality and synergy in their music.
Barry L. Aaronson, PH.D, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cardiac Stress Management, Family Counseling, Individual Counseling, Irvine, CA, Sovereign Clinic, Integrated Medical Clinic, San Clemente, CA
The two of you sound spectacular. You made my birthday so special! Thanks for letting me play harmonica with you.
Ken Connor, Huntington Harbor, CA
If your special event or venue require first class musicians who are talented, professional and personable, Jan Stephens and Brian Wright provide the perfect music to enhance your guests' experiences. We have hired Brian and Jan on many occasions. Our guests have applauded and complimented their performances. Their CDs are played regularly in our restaurant.
The Brownstone Cafe, Villa Del Sol Plaza, Fullerton, CA, Kim and Glenn Rhynes Co-Owners
Jan Stephens, pianist, performed weekly at our champagne brunch and provided services for our catering department for over 10 years. She has performed as part of a duo with Brian Wright on bass as well as trios and more. Brian and Jan consistently receive favorable comments. She and Brian have earned the respect of management, our regular guests and those hearing them, as a duo or with other talented musicians.
Embassy Suites Champagne Brunch Manager, Julian Ojeda
We enjoyed hearing Jan play frequently over the ten years she performed at Embassy Suites. We loved hearing her play solo and with other talented musicians. She donated her services for my husband's funeral and played her own arrangement of "Amazing Grace" and "Somewhere In Time"; his favorites. Jan and Brian together-"Shine."
Mike and Rori Campbell
I have been in the restaurant, bar and night club business for over 25 years. Jan Stephens has entertained as a soloist, as well with duos and trios. I have only ever met two musicians who are total professionals, understood the business, had talent and were able to work an audience while maintaining humility and humor. Jan Stephens is that rare combination. The musicians she chose to accompany her are always consummate professionals
Jeffrey E Wright, Manager Fine Dining, Hacienda Golf Club, Hacienda Heights, CA
The piano, as, always in your hands, has a personality all its own; the bass, embraced by Brian, is engaged in a conversation with the piano. The result seems to speaks to us inwardly even before we hear it -- touching our hearts and minds before the ears. Now that is magic. That's Gershwin.
Douglas Drenkow, Douglas Drenkow Communications, Freelance Writer/Political Consultant
Ms. Stephens was an asset to our Martini Bar and other special events held here. Her skills as a pianist provided just the right ambience for our guests. Should you need to engage the services of a solo pianist or group, you will find that Jan and her fellow musicians are as described as a welcome addition to your event or venue.
Barbara Fagins, Director of Human Resources, Marriott Hotel, Irvine, CA
we again hired Jan, along with other musicians she contracted. Again, everyone thought they were fabulous. Through the years of working with her, I am not only very aware of her talent; I now call her a FRIEND.
Jill Moss, Client, Alta Loma, CA
Jan was an asset to our establishment.
Lisa Naccarato, General Manager. The Cat and the Custard Cup La Habra, CA