“14 years ago, I was asked to seek out a new six piece orchestra for The River Café’s special New Year’s Eve gala. A musician friend at the time suggested I check out Jay Stollman, and after several meetings Jay and his band were contracted to play for the event.
Mr. Stollman and his veteran band members played that evening in December 2004, and have performed here for every New Year’s Eve since.
Jay Stollman simply radiates pure musical ability and his super - talented, hand-picked sidemen (and sidewomen) are some of most professional musicians I have ever worked with.
The members of the band support Jay beautifully, providing a precise and intuitive musical accompaniment for his amazing voice.
Our Chef has learned that it is not possible to send food into the dining room when The Jay Stollman group is playing a set because until the band takes a break, every single guest is on the dance floor!”
Scott Stamford - General Manager
The River Café, Brooklyn, NY
“Jay Stollman is an outstanding music professional. Not only is he an epic performer, but he’s a top notch composer, and player. I’ve worked with Jay on and off stage for more than 15 years and had the honor to see him excel in every area.”
Media Industry Executive
Former President of The Emmy Awards, and Executive Vice President of NBC/Universal
“In April of 2005, my oldest daughter was engaged to be married. As we began making wedding plans, I asked her what were the most important things to her regarding the event itself. She said ‘I want a beautiful dress and a fabulous band’. The search was on for the perfect band. We had heard Jay Stollman play at a local venue and reached out to see if he did this type of event. The answer was YES. Jay did an amazing job at the wedding in June, 2006. He and his team are impeccably professional and know exactly what needs to be done. The quality of music, level of talent and the sound of Jay’s voice are quite simply, perfection. Our experience was so positive that, as the next 4 children were married over the course of the next 9 years, Jay and his team of musicians were at every wedding celebration. It was consistent perfection! I do have one regret: We have run out of children to be married. I guess we will just need to have a big party!!!! HIGHLY recommend this musician and this wonderful man.”
Nancy Romberg, Rowayton CT
"Recommendations for music? Jay is the only one I use. My career at high-end hotels, restaurants, Country Clubs = I use Jay. Best in the business!"
Kevin Daniel Lalumiere
Country Club of New Canaan
New Canaan CT