Recommendations and letters of thanks for Fred Knapp Music:

Barb and I like to throw parties, and we enjoy it when our friends can enjoy good music along with the festivities. We recently had the Fred Knapp Trio help me celebrate my birthday, and all of the guests and us agreed it was a memorable evening.
Thanks to the Fred Knapp Trio. You are the best!!!
John Miller (President of the West Michigan Jazz Society '07)

We're grateful for your wonderful gift of music at our reception.
Thanks for making our wedding day memorable!

With gratitude,
Eric and Miriam Barnes

Fred your band was great and so was your singer.
Everyone commented on how much they loved the music.

Thanks, for a great job.

Rick Kunkel

Grand Rapids, Mi.

Dear Fred and band,

Thank you for making Jessica and Alvaro's wedding celebration a very memorable one. All the music was perfect! Feel free to use me as a reference anytime. Here's wishing you and your families all the best in 2008.


Sharon Humphries

Hi Fred,

We had great comments on the band. Thank you for doing
the Alliance for the Great Lakes Bash again this year!

Jamie Cross
Manager, Outreach Program

Dear Fred & Band,

We want to tell you how much we enjoyed your music!
You helped make a wonderful day even more beautiful!

Tom and Judy Veldkamp

Dear Fred,

We just spent our one-week anniversary painting our living room while
listening to the Gershwin CD, a wonderful memory of your special contribution to our wedding reception. Thanks so much! We'll now look
forward to catching one of your gigs in a less hectic setting the next time
we're in Southwestern Michigan. Meanwhile thanks again for adding
significatly to our special day. It was terrific!

Marcy and Michael

Hi Fred,

Saw your group playing in front the Fresh Market yesterday and loved your music. I almost left, but turned around, walked back and purchased your album. I popped it in the cd player of the car and was absolutely delighted. I usually don't like it when I get a vocal, but I like the ones on this album. Great jazz sound.

Just thought you would like a 'new fan' fan letter.

Kit Kolenda


Thank you so much for your contribution to our wedding. You and your band were fantastic! Everyone that attended our reception said that your music was the best they had ever heard at a wedding. Our guests could not stop dancing! We had such a wonderful evening, and your music was a large part of our success. Thank you for being so open to us and playing all of our requested song. We would highly recommend you to anyone we knew who was getting married. Your band is definitely the best Jazz in town. Thank you again.

James and Krista Briggs

Dear Fred,

Thank you so much for making our daughter, Kara and her husband, Steve’s wedding reception so memorable. The music you played was perfect for the Sierra Room. Many of our friends commented on how wonderfully your trio played. My husband and I were very happy to meet you. Kara told us how great you were to work with and how open you were to her suggestions. She thinks very highly of you. My husband and I hope that we can come to hear your trio play at the G.R. Art Museum some Friday evening. Thank you so much for making Kara and Steve’s reception so special.


Paula Murphy


The music for the reception was perfect, and I couldn’t have been happier. It was exactly what I had pictured. Thank you for traveling to be there and for a job so very well done.

With thanks,

Allison and Marc Landes

To Whom It May Concern:
I am pleased to write this letter on behalf of the Fred Knapp Trio.
Spring Lake Country Club has contracted the trio to play on the first Friday of each month for our members and their guests to enjoy while dining. I can say with confidence that our dining numbers grow with each appearance. Their easy listening jazz has created a lively interest in dining at our club – often dining reservations are made a month in advance for their next appearance! I am happy to recommend the Fred Knapp Trio to play at any function. I believe you will be most pleased. The Spring Lake Country Club looks forward to a long association with the Fred Knapp Trio.

Kevin Green, General Manager
Spring Lake Country Club

Dear Fred,

It is always such a pleasure working with you. I know when I contact you to provide our entertainment that your expertise and commitment to helping a Greater Kalamazoo United Way event run smoothly and successfully is guaranteed. So, I wanted to take this opportunity to
THANK YOU, and your group for all your help on September 10th.
I look forward to working with you again, and I wanted to personally express my thanks for all you do for us.


Patricia Young
Communications Division

To whom it may concern,

We were looking for a jazz band to play at our wedding reception May 20, 2005. We searched long and hard, and finally found the Fred Knapp Trio. We contacted Fred via e-mail and requested that a sax player be added to the band. Within two days Fred was able to honor our request. We enjoyed their music so much that we gave their latest CD to our guests as a wedding favor. Our wedding day was the best day of our lives, and the Fred Knapp Trio played a large part in making our reception a night to remember. From the moment we spoke to Fred we knew this was the gentleman, and the band we wanted to play at our wedding reception. We would recommend having the Fred Knapp Trio play for any occasion.

Maurice & Susan Brandon

May 17th, 2005

The Fred Knapp Trio has been performing for our New Year’s Eve Party here at Cascade Hills Country Club for a number of years now, and have also performed at some of our other Club events as well. They do a terrific job, and always act and appear in a very professional way. I would gladly recommend them to others.

Rex North
Clubhouse Manager
Cascade Hills Country Club


Fred, Nick, and Pat,

Thank you for making our wedding celebration a fun and memorable occasion! We very much appreciate all of your talent and hard work.

All the best,

Amy Jo and Aaron

Dear Fred,

Wow, Oh Wow! I hope this photo brings back memories for you to. I don’t think there was one person in that building you guys did not amaze. We had so much incredible feed back. Would you please pass on a word of appreciation to the rest to the guys for Karin and me. You made that celebration. Thank you….Thank you. Stay well and hope to see you soon!

Paulo and Karin

To Whom It May Concern:

RE: The Fred Knapp Trio

The Carnegie Center for the Arts gives the Fred Knapp Trio the
highest endorsement. On several occasions I have had the pleasure
of hearing them perform. And most recently, I hired them to play at
the Carnegie Centennial Ball. Their music kept our guests of all ages
dancing the night away and we can’t thank them enough for the
wonderful evening that they were so instrumental in creating. The
Trio can play a variety of musical styles and even those who were not
Dancers were delighted with the music. We, at the Carnegie Center for the Arts, would recommend them for any style event you may be planning. Their wide range of music is enjoyed by all, whether listening or dancing, and we look forward to the next event they will perform at here. They are great!

Helen McCauslin
Carnegie Center for the Arts

Dear Fred,

Thank you for your assistance with the 3rd Annual Legacy Awards Celebration that was held on September 23rd at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. It was most definitely a team-effort, and we would not have been able to host such a wonderful evening without you. I hope you share in the pride I feel when I report that the event raised more than $200,000.00 for Hope Network Foundation and its “Envisioning the Future of Hope" Capital Campaign. The monies raised will aid the continued growth of Hope Network and the services we provide throughout the state of Michigan. Once again, thank you for joining us and for the wonderful music. We’ll be calling again.


Dana Rittenberg
Special Events Coordinator
Hope Network Foundation

Dear Fred,

Thank you so much for helping to make Gunther’s birthday party such a memorable evening. I have had so many positive comments about your group and quite a few inquires about how to contact you. I hope that some of them will lead to further engagements. I was also delighted with your interaction with the children, who are still talking about how much fun they had. They were so pleased and proud to help share in the music making. My very best wishes for your continued success. Thank you again!


Joanna Medioli

Dear Fred,

Thank you for providing wonderful music for the 2000 Presidents Circle dinner last Friday. I really appreciate your efforts and cooperation under circumstances which were not ideal. My guests were all impressed.

Thanks again,

Shannon Landis
WMU Development