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Testimonials

"Thank you DRJB. We continue to get laudatory comments by all in attendance at our daughter's wedding at the Fairfax on Embassy Row. Without question, the big band program was the highlight of the evening. Incredibly, it transcended all ages, and packed the floor during the entire evening. Again, thanks to all for a performance that will long be remembered."
- Toni & Ted, parents of the bride. - October 2015


"... an ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL performance at our Birthday Ball at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. We had 260 guests, a mix of active, retired and reserve military officers and senior civilians, ages 23 to 70. The party came alive when DRJB took the stage, and you kept them going all night. Thank you DRJB for making our event a most memorable occasion."
- Washington Area Navy Supply Corps Association - March 2009


"Thank you very much for a wonderful evening of fantastic dance music [at the Westwood Country Club]. I continue to receive many many compliments on the selection of music and the sound of The Difficult Run Jazz Band featuring Don Bruce. You added a wonderful touch to our cocktail dance. In addition, I appreciated the friendliness of the musicians. Not only excellent musicians, they are also personable. Thank you again for a wonderful evening of music."
Diane Quigley - The Cosmopolitans




"A million thanks for making our wedding reception a magical night to remember. With the amazing music that you brought to life for our 200+ guests at the Hay Adams Hotel, you also brought an exceptional element of style and class. DRJB filled the room with unparalleled energy, delivering a most amazing repertoire, just awesome in every respect. The dance floor was packed throughout the evening; young and old dancing side by side, having a most spectacular time. We'll be looking you up for our 25th Anniversary."
Cindy & Brendan Benzing




"The Difficult Run Jazz Band takes us back to a golden era in American popular music, one in which talent, melody, variety, finesse, and style were actually still present. A skilled group, their obvious enjoyment in what they accomplish is positively infectious. Our audience begged them not to stop, and wants them back next season."
Tim Rowe, Amadeus Concerts




"The Difficult Run Jazz Band hit all the right notes for our outdoor party. They have a great repertoire--hot, cool, and sassy--great for all of our guests. They have the area's best musicians and we're looking forward to having them back for an encore performance!"
Craig and Janet Gralley, Great Falls




"The Difficult Run Jazz Band has played for all six of our annual dinner dances, and they are always a huge hit for young and old alike. We would never consider hiring another band."
James C. Roberts - President, WWII Veterans Committee



"For several seasons, I have had the great pleasure of introducing the Difficult Run Jazz Band to our Summer concert series audiences. We ask them to return every year simply because they consistently deliver a great performance, they have a wonderful following, and our audiences truly love them."
Helene Teel - manager, Great Falls Village Center




"...outstanding performance at GU's 10th Annual Jazzfest. Faculty and staff of the Program in Performing Arts thank you for sharing your fine musical talents and professionalism with the Georgetown community."
Dave Detwiler - Georgetown University Jazz Director



"I'm so glad you called to let me know about the event [concert for Gordon at Tall Oaks]. I thought the band was terrific. It's one of the best assignments I've had since starting here five weeks ago! Keep playing -- "
Lise Simmons - Reporter, Reston Times





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