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Brandt is a consummate professional in every sense. His guitar playing was beautiful and appropriate during the entire ceremony and post ceremony cocktail reception. We've had numerous comments from guests that were impressed with his guitar playing abilities and the ambiant sounds that were so soothing and soulful. He was easy to work with leading up to the hectic day and we didn't have to give it a second thought because he showed up early and was ready to go well before we needed him to be. We highly recommend him for any occasion and know that we'll have back for our next event:) Thanks Brandt for making our special day extraordinary!
Kevin & Nora, Laguna Ritz Carlton, CA
When my husband and I began discussing the sort of music we wanted for our wedding ceremony, we knew we didn’t want something traditional like a string quartet. I had always envisioned something like Spanish guitar music but wasn’t sure if that would work at a wedding. We started our search and found some guitarist samples of “Canon in D” and thought – hey, this could work. But then we found Brandt and wow! His sound was exactly what we were looking for! Not only is he an incredibly talented musician, but he is a pleasure to work with. During our meeting with him, he was very interested in learning about the type of ambience and energy we were hoping to achieve with the music and offered so many wonderful arrangements for us to choose from (many which we would not have thought to choose on our own but ended up being exactly what we had in mind). On the day of the wedding, he arrived early and was setup well before our guests arrived. During the ceremony, his timing was perfect and the music was beyond beautiful. We would highly recommend Brandt for your wedding (or any occasion for that matter!)…in fact, if we ever need live music for another event, Brandt is at the very top of our list.
Bindi & Dave, Palos Verdes Golf Course, Palos Verdes, CA
Brandt provided the music for our wedding pre-seating, ceremony, and cocktail hour. He did a fantastic job! He was great at helping us to articulate what we wanted to hear in our music and then finding a style that matched it perfectly by varying songs, tempos, or even creating unique variations that were one-of-a-kind musical expressions. He was professional, flexible and helpful throughout the process and showed a true care for making our day special. I would strongly recommend him!
Brianna Freiheit, Long Beach, CA
The private service for Ricardo Montalbán at Holy Cross, Culver City, CA.
Los Angeles Funerals
Dear Brandt, My father’s favorite instrument was the Spanish Classical Guitar. We were so grateful as I strongly desired a guitarist who could play the peaceful and intricate melodies that he loved to listen to throughout his life. You were exactly that guitarist. Con Todo Cariño.
Anita Montalbán Smith
Daughter of Ricardo Montalbán
Private Funeral Service, Holy Cross Mortuary, Culver City, CA

Thank you Brandt, I want to tell you how incredible your music was at my grandfather’s funeral service. We know your performance brought him so much comfort. The passionate yet serene way you played marked another chapter in his life. My family and I were deeply touched.
Sincerely, Lydia Smith
Granddaughter of Ricardo Montalbán
Los Angeles Guitarist
Absolutely splendid music for our event’s cocktail hour. We will have you at our home for upcoming functions once renovation is complete. Such a pleasure working with you.
Pierce Brosnan
Malibu Arts Event
La Villa Contenta, Malibu, CA
Brandt's music was an absolute must for our wedding day. His rates and service options were very reasonable. From start to finish he was very kind, detailed oriented and professional. In addition to listening to his website music samples we also met with him to go over my wife's bridal music. We were just amazed and without hesitation hired him for our ceremony & cocktail hour. His guitar playing was absolutely beautiful. Many of our guests were extremely impressed with his talent. His music added substantial value to this very important day and we feel very fortunate to have found him. Brandt, you are truly gifted. We thank you for everything!
Chris & Erika, Beverly Hills, CA
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Brandt delivered such a stylish performance at the Tiffany & Company event and highlighted by singular choices with amazing finger work! Thank you for your refreshing music!
Laurence Mark, Sony Producer - "Dreamgirls", "Jerry Maguire" & "As Good As It Gets"
Celebrity Guitar Performance
Thank you so much for being available for our event. Your music was so beautiful. We're looking forward to next year!
Kathie Lee Gifford, Beverly Hills, CA
Brandt was the perfect addition to our Mediterranean style wedding. We searched for an authentic Spanish guitarist and were lucky enough to find Brandt. He was punctual and professional and answered all of our questions and concerns… he even met with us to give us a live demonstration of the types of songs selected for our special day. The day of the wedding, his gift for music enabled him to come up with a variation of one of our favorite songs. After the wedding, so many of our guests commented how wonderfully he played and how his music set the perfect atmosphere.  We were not surprised when we ran into Brandt again at our friend’s wedding in Long Beach…they loved him so much at ours, that they took down his information for their wedding! We would use Brandt again in a heartbeat and highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a true gentleman with talent.
Christine Alegria, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Thank you Brandt - The quality of guitar talent from you enhances our dinner parties and sets the tone for wonderful evenings. Your versatility to perform in any environment is a wonderful addition. You are a true performer!
Amy Haizlip
Market Client Coordinator
Tiffany & Co.,
The Getty Center Events
Hi Brandt! It was a pleasure working with you at the wedding. They were extremely happy! Thank you for being prompt and for your professionalism. I look forward to working with you soon in the future. Stay in touch!
Beth Dibble
Event Coordinator
Etoile Events Company
Brandt was awesome! We did all our coordination via phone and email. I requested a variation on a theme, a Spanish style (flamenco-ish) Here Comes the Bride. He was excited to do something a little different and sent me three different versions via email to choose from. I had been spending so much time working on contracts and coordinating details for the wedding that when I sat down and listened to the beautiful music that would walk me down the aisle (in exactly the style I had asked for), it hit me, his music took me into the moment and I was overwhelmed with tears of happiness! The day of the event, Brandt was at our venue early and was dressed professionally, just like on his website. The ceremony music was fantastic, I wish I could have heard more of the pre-ceremony performance (I was tucked away in the bridal cottage). His music was beautiful, our guests thought it really complimented our Spanish style venue. Brandt was great to work with from start to finish, I would definitely recommend him. Amber Oneil, Rancho Los Lomas, CA
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Brandt, we appreciate you coming out to our event tonight and sharing your amazing talent. The music was just awesome. Please let us know when and where you're playing again. We're hoping to have you back for next time!
Fred Savage
Los Angeles Private Event
Brandt was absolutely more than we could ever dream of. Based of his glowing reviews, We decided to hire Brandt for our wedding ceremony in pasadena. We definitely made the right choice. Considering we were located in Seoul, Korea-- we couldn't meet but we were able to do a few Skype sessions to ensure that we would be happy with the music selection. He was extremely quick to respond and flexible-- we got tons of compliments during and after the wedding and the price was very reasonable. It was truly a pleasure to work with him.
Charlotte & David Lee, Pasadena, CA
A few months before the wedding, Brandt took the time to find out what we really wanted for our ceremony and even played his rendition of Canon in D so I could hear how it would sound. Of course, when I heard it as I walked down the aisle, it was beautiful and I got choked up. Between getting ready and photo-taking I didn't get to hear him play much, which is the downside of being the bride, but so many guests said he played beautifully and that it enhanced the theme of the wedding. I would definitely recommend Brandt to family and friends, in the hopes that I would be able to hear more of his guitar playing in the future!
Lynda & Marco, Malibou Lakes Mountain Club, CA
Brandt Jacobus is absolutely fabulous. He played all of the music for our wedding ceremony and was an instrumental part in making our special day perfect. He was very professional and easy to work with. He really took the hassle out of trying to coordinate the ceremony music and allowed me the freedom to have one less thing to worry about. He is truly talented and is five stars all the way around.
Shannon & David Anderson, Pasadena, CA Photography: Jason Dolbier Dolbierphotography.com
Brandt was both an amazing performer and a very professional person to work with. His guitar talent is exactly what you would expect for a high caliber performance/location, and his flexibility and comfortability with more complex and varied songs/styles are top notch. He was very accomodating and eager to work with us on all aspects of the event, and we were most impressed by his elegant style both in terms of appearance and technical capability. Thanks again Brandt for making our wedding so special and setting the right tone in the audience for both our more refined guests and younger, hipper audience members alike!!
Mark Martin, Bel Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, CA
Brandt, thank you very much for your wonderful guitar playing. You were great last night. The music was so beautiful! We will talk in November.
Michelle Butler
Public Relations
Tiffany & Co., Pasadena
My husband and I had Brandt play at our outdoor beach wedding ceremony in Malibu, and he was phenomenal. Seriously, if you are thinking of having a live musician or band for your ceremony or cocktail hour, I would highly recommend Brandt Jacobus. He is more than professional, extremely talented, and is very experienced in weddings/events.. not to mention all of my guests LOVED his music. He will work with you from the moment you contact you, up until the day of your wedding, and will even put together an amazing playlist for you. We are so happy we had him play at our wedding, it was perfect!!!!
Rechelda & Craig, Sunset Restaurant, Malibu, CA
Brandt's music was absolutely beautiful! We hired him for our corporate event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. He provided a level of talent and professionalism that exceeded our expectations making our event a huge success. He was prepared with his own beautiful lighting for his performance area and had set up his Bose system that provided crystal clear music all throughout the reception area. We even had a number of clients who were very excited to learn that Brandt was playing, as they knew of him from previous Tiffany & Co. events. His sharp appearance, warm personality and amazing talent line up perfectly for many more of our events to come. Thank you Brandt!
Samantha Edwards, Beverly Hills, CA
Brandt went above and beyond! We felt so honored to have him play for our wedding. It was beautiful! He was so easy to contact, either email or text. I would definitely recommend him and feel so Blessed that I happened to find out about him online. I couldn't be any happier thanks to Brandt!
Stephanie & Jeff Rolfo, Santa Barbara, CA
We are extremely pleased with Brandt Jacobus and his beautiful and amazing musical talent !! From the minute I contacted him and through the wedding and beyond he has provided nothing but the best. Beyond his talent, he was very professional, responsive, flexible and very caring. We can truly say, THANK YOU Brandt !!!
Cristina and Eduardo Garcia, Castaways, Burbank, CA
Brandt exceeded our expectations. Brandt was both reliable and responsive to our requests every step of the way. He was incredibly flexible in learning the specific songs we wanted for our wedding ceremony and added a sense of intimacy to the event. We received many compliments for his music during out cocktail hour, with several of our guests asking if he had an album available. We were very pleased with his pricing, and honestly would expect to pay more for such quality and professionalism. We would absolutely recommend him for your wedding or next event. Jon & Angie, Sunset Restaurant, Malibu, CA
Brandt, I wanted to thank you for the wonderful work you did playing at my wedding. I received nothing but great feedback from all my guest and then others who thought the music was coming from the restaurant and were amazed to see that there was live music that sounded really good. I also wanted to thank you for making me feel comfortable from the beginning of the booking process all the way until the end of the cocktail hour. It was a busy wedding day but I am glad I saw you before you left. Again, thank you for everything I will definitely recommended you to everybody and anybody who ask me if I know of a good guitarist!
Kristy Rodriguez, Alhambra, CA
Brandt was a pleasure from the get go. He was extremely attentive to my inquiries. He was positive and reassuring to meet each of my requirements. Upon his arrival to my wedding he greeted us with a smile and great energy. All of my guests were gawking over is music. His passion exudes when he plays. He's both Romantic and elegant. Without a doubt in my mind I would hire him again for upcoming events!
Brittini Fasano, Pasadena, CA
My wife and I hired Brandt to perform several songs during our wedding service, and also for a portion of the reception and meal afterwards. Brandt was extremely flexible with our choice of venue--outdoors in a park on a hot day! He was able to provide us with a high-quality soundtrack for our day, and we *loved* his song suggestions. We are extremely satisfied with Brandt's work, and the level of care and concern that he showed when arranging the details in the several months before our wedding.
Jonathan & Lisa, Yorba Linda, CA
Brandt Jacobus exceeded and surpassed my expectations. He was referred to me, so my expectations were high already. His playing is exqusite. Beautiful. I hired him for our bridal shower at the Westlake Village Inn. The event was such a wonderful time! Brandt performed unceasingly, was accommodating to our needs. He gave the most amazing performance for a very successful event. Thank you so much!
Teri Bianchi, Westlake Village, CA
Brandt, Just arrived home from Hawaii! A much needed trip. It was such a pleasure having you perform at our wedding. We received many lovely compliments from the guests about your music. What a special touch! Just so glad you were a part of this special day for us! Thanks again for everything and such an amazing job!
J.J. & Jessie Burt, Ojai, CA
Brandt did an amazing job at our wedding! He is an extremely talented classic Spanish guitar musician. Brandt’s performance added the perfect touch to our wedding. The ambiance he created through his musical selection tied the guests and venue in together beautifully. Brandt was extremely professional and provided the highest level of personalized customer service. He collaborated with us on musical selection, planning the pre-ceremony, ceremony, and after ceremony cocktail reception. He arrived an hour ahead of the scheduled start time and was well dressed. Brandt Jacobus is a classy and sophisticated addition to any event. Thank you Brandt!
Alex Jocovic, The Ocean Institute, Dana Point, CA
Dear Brandt, from beginning to end, you were courteous, respectful, sweet, and extremely talented. You made our wedding ceremony and reception so special not only because of the beautiful music you produced for the event, but also because we knew, after meeting you, we had someone reliable and caring to take care of the music for this day. You did everything perfectly for us. Brandt, you were truly a gift. We thank you for everything.
Tracy Baylis, Calamigos Ranch, Malibu, CA
Thank you Brandt for playing at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. You were absolutely amazing. Your ability to fill the air with just the right sound in each and every moment was awe-inspiring. You were a superlative professional from beginning to end and we are so grateful to have found you. Thank you! Thank you!
Rob and Kristy Gruber, Los Feliz, CA
Brandt, We thank you so much for performing for our wedding day. We appreciate all your communication during the planning process. Your music gave our wedding just the feel we were hoping for. You set the tone perfectly. Several people gave me lovely compliments about your playing. The combination of your talent, warm personality and professionalism made it a pleasure to work with you through all the details you brought to our attention! Thanks for making our day even more special!
David & Dana Ellis, The Ahmanson Ranch, Calabasas, CA
Brandt is an amazing, talented guitarist and a wonderful man. His performance perfectly set the mood for our wedding and cocktail hour. The original pieces that he performed were fantastic. We received numerous compliments from our guests regarding Brandt's performance. He was easy to work with, very professional and delivered above and beyond what was expected. We could not have been happier!
Daric Loo, Moorpark, CA
We wanted something different for our wedding ceremony. We didn't want the traditional string quartet, so when we found Brandt Jacobus we were thrilled! Brandt is a super talented Guitarist. He really took care of all of our questions into consideration and put together an amazing ceremony for us! It was unique and different. He plays so beautifully! If it wasn't for Brandt, our Spanish Theme wouldn't have been able to carry itself out. Brandt made our ceremony so romantic and he really set the tone and feel for our ceremony. I highly recommend Brandt because, not only does he play amazingly, he is really professional and most importantly. he knows about all his equipment and how to use it. I have come across several guitarists or string quartets that don’t know a thing about how to set up their equipment or even how to position the speakers to get the best sounds. Brandt is amazing and there is no one like him anywhere! I'm glad we found him and I hope this review helps all you Brides/Grooms out there looking for a unique Guitarist in Los Angeles! He knows his stuff and he's just great! Very nice and down to earth!
Sahar & Sean, Spanish Hills, Camarillo, CA
From the moment we saw Brandt's website and heard his sample clips we knew we wanted to have him play at our wedding. Brandt was very accommodating and attentive to what music we wanted, so much so that he even learned a couple of songs just for our ceremony. Brandt was one of the highlights on our special day; we received many great compliments regarding his professionalism and his beautiful playing. Brandt’s music and style was perfect for the occasion and we could not be more happy with how things turned out. Thank you Brandt for everything!
Robert Hernandez, Pasadena, CA
Additional online reviews…
Brandt Jacobus of Melodic Nights, Guitar Ambiance provides wedding ceremony music and event entertainment for Orange County cities such as La Habra, Anaheim, La Palma, Long Beach, Balboa, Lake Forest, Brea, Los Alamitos, Buena Park, Mission Viejo, Costa Mesa, Monarch Beach, Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, Coto de Caza, Newport Coast, Cypress, Orange, Dana Point, Placentia, Dove Canyon, Foothill Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita, Fountain Valley, San Clemente, Fullerton, San Juan Capistrano, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Irvine, Stanton, Ladera Ranch, Talega, Laguna Beach, Trabuco Canyon, Laguna Hills, Tustin, Laguna Niguel, Villa Park, Laguna Woods, Westminster and Yorba Linda.
Wedding ceremony guitarist, Brandt Jacobus provides cocktail hour music. Classical guitarist services are offered throughout Los Angeles, Orange County and Long Beach.