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Received 12/20/2012
Our anniversary party celebration was a huge success from the many compliments we received. The Jazz Spectrum was a highlight and a hit with us and our guests. Thank you for being a part of our celebration.

Marcie and Ken Burger…their 50th

Received 8/15/2012
Positive: “It was very professional and very lively, really GREAT entertainment….concert was awesome…fabulous performance.. recommend the entire band and singers, GREAT…words were understandable…professional, excellent, best program ever…upbeat, friendly and fun.”
Negative: “Chairs were very hard…need softer chairs…program could have gone longer…too short.”

An audience survey following Jazz Spectrum’s performance at Warren Newport Public Library

Received 7/15/2011
I heard your group last night in Oak Brook and your music pleasantly surprised me. I liked your range of musical choices. You captured Basie’s “April in
Paris” in great fashion. “One more, one more time.” I loved it. Most touching was your arrangement of “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” — a favorite of mine. Your close harmony was well-sung. I liked the favorites like “Sh Boom” and “Blue Monk”. …You have a close sound to the Manhattan Transfer which I
am quite fond. Thank you a wonderful evening of my favorite music. Your name says it all, Jazz Spectrum.

Bob Hempel
La Grange Park, IL

Broadcast June 2009
“Without a doubt, the finest jazz group in Lake County. If you want to hear excellent vocal blends, you’ve got to hear the Jazz Spectrum singers…and if you get a chance to see and hear them live, it’s a MUST!

Allan Bergh
Musical Memories
WRLR FM 98.3
Round Lake Heights, IL

Received July, 2007
Your group gave a tremendous performance. The crowd really enjoyed the variety of songs from the various eras…multi-talented musicians and vocalists. I personally heard many favorable comments as I walked through the audience.

Ron Lorenzo
Executive Director, Community Park District
La Grange Park, IL

Letter to the Editor, Kenosha News, July 28, 2006
My husband and I attended the wonderful music concert at Lincoln Park on Tuesday night. The concert was great! The jazz (vocal) quartet and musicians
were all very talented and their voices blended so well together…maybe 100 people attended this concert on a lovely summer night. We just don’t understand why more people were not there. You missed some great music…it’s worth the drive no matter where you live in Kenosha.

Mary Pagllaronl, a fan
Paris, WI

Published in Taft Alumni News, September 2005
Musical professionals have written about the sound produced by Jazz Spectrum’s four vocalists and five instrumentalists in flattering terms. If I were asked to describe the music….Zoomy. Delicious. Upbeat. Palpable. Elliptic. Sassy. Inquisitive. Anticipatory. Upbeat. Witty. Audacious. Upbeat. Astonishing. Sexy. Precise. And upbeat. I hope I didn’t forget to mention UPBEAT!

Margit Wevang, a fan
Former writer for The Chicago Tribune Magazine

CD Review, published in FRESH NEWS, Four Freshmen Society, January, 2002
I saw Jazz Spectrum for the first time last summer in Palatine, IL. I was awestruck. In the 40 years I’ve been performing as a musician, I’ve never been so excited about a group. The zest with which Jazz Spectrum approaches each of its songs is readily apparent. They are even more impressive in person.
You’ll like the jazz harmonies, but best of all, you’ll smile as you listen.

Larry Boisen
Musician…reeds, flute, harmonica

Broadcast August, 2001
Oh, I love it! That’s Jazz Spectrum. Last week I went to their CD release party and what a fun time we had. We’ll have to keep tabs on this Jazz Spectrum, just
a fine band and great quartet of fine, fine singers. Keep it coming!

Diane Loren, disc jockey
Milwaukee, WI

Received December 21, 2001
Hello Jazz Spectrum,
My name is Egonb Staniok, and I work on Radio Jazz in Copenhagen. Yesterday I make a program – julejazz, where my friend played some numbers from you CD-The Song Is You. I would like to have the CD for my coming program, so I ask you for sending me the CD. Hope to hear from you.

Egon Staniok, “disc jockey”
Vaerloese, Denmark