Dear Jim,

We wanted to thank you and your magnificent band for doing such a WONDERFUL job at our daughter’s wedding. (Sept 13 at L’Enfant Plaza Hotel) We pass on MANY compliments from friends and family. Thank you for adding so much to the joy and elegance of our occasion.

All the best,
Esther and Joseph P


Thank you, thank you, thank you! Rave reviews are still pouring in about how wonderful your band is. What a difference all of you made, and I believe you had a big part in the huge success of Kelly and Dave’s wedding. What a talented, professional group of musicians you have! Thank you for making my daughter’s day so fun and for your great sound. 

Ellen B


Just a quick note to thank you once again for helping to make our daughter’s wedding the great one it was. People are calling and raving about the music. They all had a ball, thanks in large part to you. Fresh Air is terrific!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – you are the best wedding band in our area. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! 

Ellen S

Hello Jim,

Everything Fresh Air did was absolutely perfect at the Old Dominion Hunt Ball! The vocalists and musicians were superb, the sound level was just right both during dinner and dancing, and your song choices were such that everybody heard music that they enjoyed!

Jim, I want to say especially that you were a joy to work with. You went the extra mile at every turn to assure the success of our Ball! Thank you so much!

Leslie Y

Dear Jim,

Howard, Michelle and I want to thank you again for the great music we had at Michelle and Rick’s wedding. Everyone is still talking about the band and how you created a great party. The hora was the best ever! We appreciate your efforts in creating a wonderful evening for everyone. 

Most sincerely,
Judy S

Dear Jim,

We cannot thank you enough for everything you and Fresh Air added to our wedding. You all were absolutely amazing. You are obviously my #1 band to recommend. I have had so many compliments about you guys! I can’t wait to work together again!

Thank you!
Meghan & Drew
(Meghan is a fellow wedding professional)

Dear Jim,

How can I put this politically correct? DAMN! You guys are GOOD! Thanks for all you did to make our Gala so successful. Your entire group is so easy to work with. We have no choice but to have you back.

Quite simply, without you as a part of this enterprise, it wouldn’t work. Our thanks, our appreciation and our deep gratitude to you for caring about our hospital, and for being willing to work with us.

Thanks for years past and to come!

David S – Chesapeake Health Foundation


Thank you so very much for making our wedding such a memorable event. Those who listened and those who danced were thrilled! I haven’t danced so much in years! You were professional, personable and terrific in every way!

Rosemary H

Dear Jim,

Thanks again for being a part of our big day. I can’t tell you how many people have come up to us and mentioned how great you guys were. My brother, a musician himself and someone who knows good music when he hears it, said, “I loved the band that we had for our wedding, but these guys blow them out of the water.” I could continue indefinitely, but please just know that we were very happy with your professionalism, your flexibility (willingness to learn several songs), and your performance. Choosing a band over a DJ is an expensive option, but our memories of our reception will be that much more fond because the band we chose did such a great job.

Thanks again,
Mike and Monica B

Dear Randy,

I can’t thank you enough for recommending and securing Fresh Air for our VIP Executive Conference Dinner! The music was fantastic, the sound levels just right, and the choice of music kept everyone on the dance floor. Jim was very accommodating, and even stretched a dance set to give the kitchen a few extra minutes to get their act together. 

They were well worth the price. Please hold them for next year! 

Alice M

Dear Jim,

We just cannot thank you enough for the beautiful job that you did at Jamie’s wedding on Saturday. The music was beyond anything we imagined! Compliments have been coming from so many of our guests – from all over the country, including some people who are constantly attending amazing functions at the most expensive hotels in New York City. This last couple said, “THIS is what a wedding should be!” Jamie and her friends had a fabulous time, as did all of our guests (all age ranges). What a major feat! Many guests were saying this was the best wedding they had ever attended, and we believe that that was due to Fresh Air getting so many people up on their feet and dancing. You helped us create an absolute fairy tale of a setting for Jamie’s ceremony, and a blast of a party. Thank you for helping us to make this occasion so very memorable.

Sherry G

P.S. I have written a letter to Washingtonian magazine singing your praises. It would be criminal for them not to include you in their list of “The Best” for their annual wedding guide issue.

Fresh Air is Recommended by Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington, DC’s Very Best Music and Entertainment Vendors

Dear Jim,

Please accept this embarrassingly belated thank you note, but I wanted to write to thank you so very much for playing such an incredible show for our wedding reception. Three months later and people are still telling me how fantastic Fresh Air was. You kept people on their feet from the first song to the last and kept smiles on their faces the whole time in between, not an easy task with a New York crowd. Your rendition of “Memories Are Made of This” was so perfect and joyous. Thank you so much for learning our request and making our first dance as husband and wife so touching. We also really appreciated your split-second ability to play instant requests – Iggy Pop and Outkast brought down the house (or I guess I should say tent). Thank you again with all my heart for being the best wedding band ever!

Very best,
Jenny M B

Dear Jim,

Mrs. Laxalt and company were completely thrilled. As I told you, they trusted me to look for and recommend a band. I did so, studying the demos of quite a few as a learning exercise. None measured up.

My memory of your quality and professionalism was well served. You came through on all cylinders!

I can’t imagine anyone doing a better job from the first call to the load-out. You are a true pro!


Stephanie Myers
Connoisseur Ensembles, Ltd.

Dear Jim,

Everyone loved the band at Caroline’s wedding, including us! Thanks so much. My husband (who chose Fresh Air to play) could not have been happier and the crowd especially loved the Jewish medley (even those who had never been to a Jewish celebration before). We chose Fresh Air because we know the music makes the celebration and you did just that. Please share this with the rest of the band.

Thanks again,
Linda D

Fresh Air,

Thank you for such a great night. We loved everything. The Maryland Fight Song was more than we could have imagined. Everyone had a great evening.

Michelle and Marshall D

Dear Jim,

To me, the most important or essential component to any successful event is the music. It’s the music one’s guests always remember and comment about. You and your band were not only exceptionally good – you were great!! Pam and I just couldn’t have been more pleased and Denise and Brad were absolutely thrilled beyond words! Your music and Stephanie’s song were the top conversation the next morning at the brunch for our out-of-town and some of our local guests. We, of course would recommend you without hesitation but I feel your performance Saturday evening has already accomplished this! Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your exceptional services and for making our dream wedding come true. 

With warm regards,

As a wedding photographer of over 20 years I have to say, this band rocks! It was one of the best parties we have been to in a very long time. I loved working with them! Everyone was on the dance floor all night and they were so easy to work with as a team. Felt like we had been working together for years! Wish we could do all or almost all of our weddings with them.

Jaqueline Malonson

My husband and I LOVED Jim and Fresh Air band. But I think my guests LOVED them more! I got so many compliments about the band from my guests during the reception and after. 

We had a wedding with 200 guests of all different ages. Jim and the band did such an incredible job making the first hour be music that my parents friends liked and, by the end, doing songs that the younger people would like. But, when push came to shove, everyone of all ages was out on the dance floor for all four hours!! Fresh Air just ROCKED it!  

Honestly, I wish I could tell you what Fresh Air played but the night was a blur. I remember a little bit of Jackson 5, Love Me I Do (GREAT song!), California Girl, Funky Music. My music-snob friend (I say that lovingly :) don't we all have one? ) told my husband that they were the best wedding band he's heard.  

You are getting world class service from the band but especially Jim. Jim is just so responsive. He let me arrange our first dance song. He was really patient with me when things at work got crazy in the last weeks of planning. He came out to the venue when we did our walk through. He spoke with my wedding planner when issues arose regarding plugging the band in. He even made some phone calls on our behalf to the venue. He is just awesome. THANK YOU JIM!  

Oh, PS Jim was so helpful in extending the music at the wedding. Our cocktail hour ended at 5:30, and with us only being able to afford 4 hours of band music, Jim was super helpful in getting us 1 hour of ipod music while people were eating( between 5:30- 6:30), and some more at the end of the evening from 10:30 until midnight at a reasonable cost. Now, this is not like your little brother's ipod play. They plug in your ipod into their speakers and the quality is really great. Just another example of Jim being flexible and tailoring his services to your needs.


We used Fresh Air for our 2004 wedding and absolutely loved them (my brother used them for his 2001 wedding too) -- they learned songs that weren't on their playlist for our event and we're still receiving compliments from those that attended our party! 


Fresh Air was responsible for making our annual LHA Fundraiser at Lansdowne Resort a huge success! After an “okay” meal, and (too many) speeches, your band simply brought the party to life. I don’t think anyone left until the very end! We definitely want to have you back!

Michelle B

Danced the night away!

As hoped, Fresh Air was a FABULOUS wedding band. I knew they would be great entertainment since I had seen them perform at my office holiday parties, but the band's skill at putting together a mix of great music and keeping the reception moving all night was outstanding. Hope I'll see them at more events here in DC!

Paula K

Made the Party!

Fresh Air had our guests wanting to dance before it was even time to dance. They have the ability to play such a wide variety of music and really know how to read a group to get the party started. Jim Templin was a pleasure to deal with setting the plans in place. They are very accommodating and work closely with you to make sure the wedding and party go off as you want!

Brittnie W

This band is fantastic! The quality of musicianship is phenomenal. All of the vocalists knocked it out of the park. Their singing was great. The sound the band produced was fabulous! I like this band so much I would go to hear them at a club or in a concert. Their song selection was very exciting and appealed to all age groups at the wedding I attended. They were so in touch with the crowd......they had a genuine rapport with the audience. To be clear, they weren't just a fantastic wedding band....they are a musical tour de force! Hire them and I guarantee you will be thrilled with your decision!

Bradford H