Archive for the ‘Hank Lane Jazz Quartet’ Category

Hank Lane Quartet Review: Corporate Party

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Hi Harlan,

I hope you’re well! I just wanted to say thank you for everything you did for the event this week. I know it wasn’t the smoothest of journeys to get there, but the Hank Lane Quartet looked and sounded amazing and everyone was happy!

Thanks again and have an amazing weekend!


Hank Lane Music Trio and Bon Jovi at JW Marriott Essex House Grand Reopening

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

With the recent purchase of the Essex House, Marriott Corporation is re-branding the hotel as part of its luxury JW Marriott brand. Hank Lane Music was asked to participate in the grand re-opening celebration for New York’s iconic Essex House hotel. Henceforth, the hotel (on New York’s Central Park South) will be known as the JW Marriott Essex House. With more than 200 invited guests in attendance, the hotel held a cocktail reception for corporate clients, event planners, and Marriott executives from around the country. Several celebrities were also in attendance, including NY Knicks Assistant Coach Herb Williams, retired player John Starks, and actor Danny Aiello.

Hank Lane Music provided a cool Jazz trio in the lobby and More Than Music DJ Gil in the Grand Ballroom. There was a performance by “Art in Action” artist Brian Olson, followed by a 30 minute acoustic set by Jon Bon Jovi. Brian paints portraits of famous people including musicians, sports figures, and top corporate heads on a four and a half by six foot canvas in just a matter of minutes. You can see his creation of the Bon Jovi band logo in the background. Jon Bon Jovi led a quartet in an unplugged style of some of his famous hits including “Saturday Night,” Wanted Dead or Alive” and “Livin on a Prayer.” He finished with a wonderful rendition of The Beatles, “Here Comes the Sun.” DJ Gil finished off the night spinning some cool tunes for the crowd who hung out for more than an hour after the show.

Photo Credit: Hechler Photography

American Friends of Tel Aviv Gala

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Dear Kim and Mike,

I wanted to let you know that the band was excellent at the AFTAM Gala on Thursday night. Our itinerary kept changing unexpectedly and your band was so reliable and easy to wrok with when we threw them more and more than one curve ball.

Our pianist was running quite late and your keyboardist was going to step in at the very last minute if we needed him to, which was the first “save” of the night. it was hectic few minutes and your keyboardist was more than willing to go along with this sudden change. In the end, our pianist showed up, but it was comforting to know we had a solid, if unplanned, backup with your keyboardist (I wish I knew his name!). 

Later, during dinner, through some miscommunication, our pianist left. Again, we called upon your keyboardist/knight-in-shining-armor. We ran downstairs, rushed him upstairs, and he played beautifully for the few minutes we needed him to. He might not have thought much of it, but I did and do.

Saying thank you doesn’t seem quite sufficient, but I don’t know what else to say. Thank you most sincerely to the most accomodating professional wonderful people to work with that evening.

All the best,