Performance Testimonials

writting picture 1Keep reading to see reviews of John and/or Sue’s performances for various private parties.


Sue & John,

Thank you so much for the beautiful music at our wedding, especially the extra stuff! You guys are very talented. 

Wedding 2015
Wedding at St Symphorosa

Karen & Jack  Kielbasa




Sue & John,

Thank you very much for providing such beautiful music for our wedding ceremony. You are both extremely talented and we were blessed to have you both as part of our very special day. Sue, thank you for all your hard work and help in answer all of my questions! You really helped make our ceremony special and personal.We can’t thank you both enough! It was such an amazing day!

Thank you, Kathy & Kevin Ryan

Dear John,

We thoroughly enjoyed your performance at our recent  50th Wedding Anniversary party. You played all the “Golden Oldies” we requested for our “mature” group of guests and even inspired at least one table to sing along. Also, our young grandchildren were dancing to your music, so you appealed to the young, as well. As you know, several guests approached you doing and after your performance for your business card. In addition, many of our guests commented most favorably to us about your performance. These certainly are additional testimonials to your fine performance. Thanks again for helping make our Special Day the great and memorable day it was.

Sincerely, Don and Anna Straub River Forest, Illinois

Dear Sue and John,

A very special thanks for doing such a wonderful job on the music for our Anniversary Mass. The Mass meant so much to us. It felt great being surrounded by all those we love.

Dawn and Tom

Dear Mr. and Mrs. O’Keefe,

Thank you very much for helping us to celebrate our Marriage and performing at our wedding. The music was beautiful. We enjoyed it, and it added so much to the ceremony.

Thanks again! Becky and Matt

Gig in Oak Park, IL
Gig in Oak Park, IL

Dear John,

I happened to be enjoying a Valentine Dinner at Hotel Sofitel on Saturday night and wondered who the great pianist was!! Come to find out – it was the incomparable John O’Keefe! I wanted to tell you how very much we enjoyed your performance – Your repertoire is so wonderful, offering a little of “everything” for everyone – which is something I really believe in and try to provide for people I am entertaining. Everybody likes something different – Your expertise at jazz is as terrific as your grasp of some beautiful classical. Just an ” all around ” delightful musical experience, John ~ and I wanted to thank you. Didn’t know if you were at the Sofitel on a regular basis but if you have found additional opportunities to display your talents, I’d love to hear more!! If you ever need a backup, please keep me in mind. I would never hesitate to recommend your services and plan to do so first chance I get. You’re a wonderful pianist ~ very talented ~ and have a solid command at the keyboard which I definitely noticed!

All the Best, Kathie Nicolet, Pianist

Dear John & Sue,

This is just to tell you how much the St. Symphorosa Super Club enjoyed music both of you provided for our appreciation party last February. You are both two very talented people. Where many of our members are not able to dance anymore due to age or illness, we did so enjoy listening to the two of you! And as Bob Hope used to say, Thanks for the Memories… We will be calling you in the future.

Sincerely, Chris Dougherty, President of St. Symphorosa Super Club.

Private Party in Bridge view, IL
Private Party in Bridge view, IL

Dear John and Sue,

Thank you for adding to the enjoyment of our wedding anniversary party. My wife and I have had many different doings throughout the years where we had live music but I never received the compliments that I received about how you and Sue performed at our anniversary. You and Sue added so much to the overall happiness of the day by keeping the dance floor filled and playing all of our requests. Your performance of songs and Sue’s great voice made us wish we should have booked the hall for a longer time.

Thanks so much, Bill & Marilyn Sobczak

Dear John and Sue,

Our 50th anniversary celebration was a special day for us. But it was better than expected thanks to the two of you. We received many compliments on the music, Sue’s lovely voice and the entertainment you provided. Thanks so much for all you did.

George and Ruth Simon

John & Sue,

Just a little note to thank you for the nice job you did at our 50th anniversary. We truly enjoyed it. We received a lot of compliments about you. Sue’s voice is beautiful! We would recommend you anytime!

Thanks Again, Ed and Theresa Pudelek

Dear Sue & John,

Thank you for making our 50th Wedding Anniversary so special. People are still talking about it. John, everyone enjoyed your lovely dinner music and Sue’s beautiful voice. After dinner, you played great music for dancing for all ages. Both of you do a wonderful job. It was great. We would definitely use you again and will recommend you to family and friends.

Sincerely, Harry and Marian Dowdall


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