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  • Jazz Band from Edgewater, MD
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  • Starting at $300 per event

25 Reviews for Bags Howard


Review by Young V.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on September 18, 2023From Washington, DC

Had a wonderful experience with Bags and his crew. Had so many mentions of how wonderful their music and general dispositons were. All of them, too, were so interesting and kind!

Review by Christopher M.

Community EventReviewed on May 22, 2022From Annapolis, MD

Review by Chris H.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on October 31, 2019From Alexandria, VA

Great band, performance was great, crowd loved them and they were high energy. It was a great experience.

Review by David T.

Community EventReviewed on October 6, 2019From Elkton, MD

It was a pleasure having Bags Howard play our alumni party and listening to the great music. The band was fun, friendly and easy to work with. They took our party to the next level. Thanks to Bags Howard for being a great part of our event!

Review by Larsson D.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on December 17, 2018From Hanover, MD

Review by Megan H.

Community EventReviewed on December 11, 2018From Baltimore, MD

Review by John O.

Anniversary PartyReviewed on August 20, 2018From Baltimore, MD

Bags and the band were great. Very personable and willing to work with us through out the evening. Would certainly hire them again.

Review by Anne W.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on July 30, 2018From Solomons, MD

The Bags Howard band made our party!!!! The band was fun beyond belief and the individual members were gracious and gentlemanly. They made an appropriate level of fuss over the “birthday boy”, my father in law who was turning 90! The setting with the band and all the happiness they created. was in the words of my son in law, surreal (in a good way.) My father in law told me repeatedly that it was the best birthday party he’s ever had. My Mother in law and all the rest of the family loved it to. Adding to the fun was the the band fit right in with our family! We wanted to adopt them. Special thanks to Bags for making this happen.

Review by Nathan S.

WeddingReviewed on October 4, 2017From Washington, DC

Bags and The Riverside Carnival Band exceeded all of our expectations and helped to make our wedding celebration great! They were professional, flexible, provided a great performance, and were very reasonably priced. I would recommend them without hesitation. Nate - Arlington, VA

Review by Burrell L.

Dinner DanceReviewed on September 23, 2017From Gettysburg, PA

Bags and Band were great. Everyone loved the music. All members of the quintet were very professional and personable. Bags and the Band were easy to work with, reasonable in price, and excellent musicians.

Review by Tom P.

Community EventReviewed on October 27, 2016From Baltimore, MD

Very accommodating. Excellent communication. Guests complimented the music all around. Recommended!

Review by Nida G.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on September 19, 2016From Saint Michaels, MD

Bags Howard and his orchestra made our wedding day perfect! They were easy to work with, responsive to questions from me and from our venue. When we asked if they could play a particular song so that one of our friends could sing, they were accommodating: although they never had a chance to practice together, it sounded like they had all been playing together for months. Most of all, their music made everyone happy and want to dance, which was the whole point. I would recommend them in a heartbeat!

Review by Barbara C.

FuneralReviewed on September 13, 2016From Washington, DC

The Bags Howard New Orleans style band was absolutely wonderful to work with. Bags and I talked about my needs for the mock funeral---time, location, clothing, music, etc. They arrived on time, as promised, hung out with the crowd until time to get started and led our procession on to the church in true New Orleans tradition. Nothing could have gone smoother. Everyone was impressed and appreciative of their talent and professionalism. Without exception--I HIGHLY recommend them!!

Review by Carol P.

FuneralReviewed on June 20, 2016From Middleburg, VA

Bags and his fellow musicians were terrific! They were the second line band at my husband's funeral. Their music selection was perfect for the processional and recessional. They arrived on time, were friendly with my family, and lifted our spirits. They were wonderful to brave the hot day and long, difficult walk to the burial site. I know that my husband would be very happy that they granted his wish. Thank you so much! Carol Pitts

Review by David S.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on May 22, 2016From Hamilton, VA

Bags and his crew were absolutely phenomenal!!! We had a 1920's themed wedding reception and I can't speak highly enough about how much they contributed to the overall atmosphere. They're all incredibly talented and Bags was great to work with. I would highly, highly recommend them. Such a fun sound and a great group of guys.

Review by Debbie B.

EventReviewed on June 18, 2015From Washington, DC

Simply the BEST! Loved every minute of their performance. They have a great vibe and chemistry within the band. Really enjoyed it and will call them again if the need arises! Thanks guys!

Review by Abderrahmane B.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on January 6, 2015From Washington, DC

Bags Howard band gave us the best performance we were expecting, my wife and I have initially wanted to have our wedding in New Orleans, the band brought New Orleans to us, one of the greatest moments was getting from Embassy Suites, where the ceremony was held, to the Acadiana restaurant for the party, Bags Howard played all the way in the streets of DC and all the guests following them, made it a real first line band playing and all are still talking about how magical that moment was, and all of that was thanks to the band. Thnak you for that.

Review by Daniel M.

FuneralReviewed on November 23, 2014From Arlington, VA

I booked Bags Howard to play an end of life celebration for my mom. He was very accommodating with us as our plans for the event changed days and even start times. Communication was easy and his band set up and started on time. They were absolutely wonderful and picked a great selection of songs to augment some of our specific requests. I wouldn't hesitate to book Bags again if and when I have reason to do so.

Review by Lacey B.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on June 26, 2014From Easton, MD

Bags Howard assembled a quartet of musicians to play for our wedding cocktail hour. They were great!! They had people tapping their toes and dancing the entire time and we received so many compliments on them after. The wedding venue even mentioned that they planned to recommend them in the future. The music was perfect for the mood we wanted to create for the wedding. In addition to their musical talent, they were very professional, on time, and wearing appropriate attire (of the type we discussed in advance). I can't recommend them enough!

Review by Angelina P.

WeddingReviewed on August 26, 2013From McLean, VA

Bags and his Riverside Carnival Band were absolutely amazing, and the hit of our speakeasy-themed wedding. They are a group of talented and professional musicians who kept everyone's heads nodding and toes tapping all evening. Bags was wonderful to work with in the months leading up to our event and accommodated our specific requests without any trouble at all. They even took a request on-site from my jazz aficionado in-laws, which was great. I would recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone considering jazz at their event. My only regret is that I had to spend most of my time greeting my guests, and couldn't spend more time just enjoying the music!

Review by Ginny S.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on December 11, 2011From Linthicum Heights, MD

Bags and his bandmates are truly all 5's!!!! They were on time, all were very talented musicians, and they engaged the crowd with sing alongs and pure dixieland fun! It was my Uncles 65th Birthday. After the party, he told us that this was the best birthday party that he has ever been to in his life!!! All our guests felt the same way. If you are having an event and looking for a band to bring home the good times - Bags and his bandmates are truly it!!

Review by Susan M.

Private PartyReviewed on August 10, 2010From Saint Marys City, MD

Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the music and performances. They were particularly accommodating because at one point during the afternoon the weather appeared to be changing. We would definitely recommend them to others and hire again.

Review by Troy B.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on June 1, 2009From Rockville, MD

They were the life of the party - our Mardi Gras theme - 70 th bday party for our father was a blow out of a good time and the band kicked it into full gear with fun music and Bourbon Street dancing - we are trying to think and plan for another party to get them back!!! Bravo

Review by Gloria B.

Community EventReviewed on December 3, 2007From Rockville, MD

They loved them

Review by Kathy A.

Club EventReviewed on July 15, 2006From Cockeysville, MD

We had them for a Mardi Gras Theme event and Bags Howard's band was the highlight of our event. I highly recommend them.