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Viento Reviews from Yelp (previously known as Trio Buongiorno)

 

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Maresa M, 8/20/2012

I hired Viento for my wedding at the San Francisco Fairmont last July. I can honestly say that they exceeded my expectations and I have a highly educated, hard to please ear!  These guys did great in so many levels! They are professional, Alexey was friendly and accommodating with my requests, offering help with music choices and being flexible with the ever changing wedding schedule. They were on time and well attired, which should be a given but more often than not, it isn't.
I want to emphasize on how beautifully they sounded, making the party lively but not noisy, so we could actually chat during cocktail hour and dinner... My guests made wonderful remarks about their performance.  One thing that really makes a difference with other equally good performers is that they do not look like they are "at their job", they are actually having a good time, sincerely smiling and doing what is in their hands to enhance your celebration. Afterwards when I saw the video of the wedding and watched them genuinely happily applauding for the groom and I, when we made our entrance, it made a difference to me, because well, they didn't know us, they didn't have to, but they did anyway.  On a side note, it took only an exchange of glances between Alexey and I (while he was playing and I was dancing) for him to know he had to extend the song and then finish it. That's how cooperative and good a team they are.

Fellow brides, if you are concerned with finding a great group,... you need not look any further, rest assured that you have found a perfect match for a top notch event.

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Megan H., 9/28/2011

A great band, instrumentally or vocally! They were so much better than boring classical strings.  We held a VIP dinner for 130 guests in San Francisco and they provided instrumental background to entertain our guests. They were dressed professionally, arrived on time, appreciated what tone the international audience would be accustomed to and helped our event go smoothly throughout the evening. I would definitely recommend them and hire them again given the opportunity.

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Dieynaba D., 4/4/2010

Alexey and Trio Buongiorno [now called Viento] (actually a quartet the night of our wedding) played the music for the cocktail hour at our wedding 3/20/2010.  They did a fabulous job, everyone raved about their music.  They provided a great mood for the beginning of the party, upbeat and festive without being too overpowering.  Would absolutely use them again or recommend them for an event.

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Marlon K., 4/12/2010:

They showed up at our event, a 30th birthday party, with four band members and made our night. The music was great, the band was courteous and professional. Brazilian, flamenco, Cuban and Latin grooves that brought everyone to the dance floor. A real treat to have these guys around and I would hope to have another opportunity to book them.

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Suzette R., 11/15/2010:

I highly recommend Trio Buongiorno [now called Viento] for any special event. Alexey and band were very accommodating and professional, and of course the music was wonderful. We received many compliments regarding the band and would hire them again for another special event.

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Hannah H., 12/15/2010:

This band is a class act all the way. I had a super duper stressful party to plan for work. One of my areas of responsibility was the band. Needless to say, i was terrified that something would go wrong. Alexey was extremely helpful, professional, responsive. The band sounded INCREDIBLE. Their style is perfect for parties, chill, funky, cool, not too overpowering but perfect for a great atmosphere. I received endless compliments from the party guests about how wonderful the band was, where they play in the city, how I found them. If you are planning an event Trio Buongiorno [now called Viento] is the perfect choice.

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Amanda C., 7/17/2010:

Trio Buongiorno [now called Viento] recently played ambient music for our wedding celebration in Sonoma, CA. Guests repeatedly commented on how much they enjoyed the music and how perfectly it matched the vibe of the party. They were attentive to our music tastes and played lovely, Brazilian standards. When we had a last-minute scheduling change, they were flexible and accommodating. I highly recommend TBG for any special occasion.

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Stewart B, 7/10/2010:

Everything went smoothly - you showed up early, which made my wife very happy, and played magnificently. The tempo was great for the dinner, cocktail hour, and dancing! We cannot thank you enough! Very professional and wonderful music. For that, we sincerely thank you and the members of your band. Anyone reading this would be crazy not to hire you for their event. 

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Michael R., 3/29/2010:

While attending a close friends wedding in San Francisco on March 21st. I was surprised to be extremely impressed listening to Trio Buongiorno [now called Viento] during an intimate cocktail lounge experience prior to the wedding kicking off. My advice to anyone who wishes to listen to a exceptional exotic rhythms of this and sultry vocal treatments of this group of super talented musicians. I highly recommend making an effort to hear these guys play.....exceptional.

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Tricia W., 8/18/2009:

Trio Buongiorno [now called Viento] is fantastic.  We were very lucky to have them play at our wedding.  They are wonderful musicians with impressive range, and were a pleasure to deal with.  Professional, prompt, flexible, and responsive in their business communications with us, they impressed us from the beginning.  The bossa nova set they played during our cocktail hour set a relaxed and festive tone for our event.  The band then seamlessly then moved their instruments and equipment to a different location onsite and played a sophisticated but grooving dinner jazz set during our meal.  Our guests loved the music and so did we.  We can't wait to hear them play again and could not recommend them more highly.  Their website is also helpful if you want to check out their sound.

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Tami D., 2/7/2009.:

I had them for my 5oth B-day party, I had over 50 people, everybody loved them. We danced and truly enjoyed their performance. I requested a few songs that was not in their repetroire and they satisfied my request, and they did excellent. They were charming and delightful. Thank you

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Murat W., 10/3/2008:

Alexey and the gang is absolutely wonderful, their music suit our event. I've received great response from attendees of 150 people that they really enjoyed the music. Also, they're very accommodating and willing to work with you. I'm definitely recommend to friends and also other organization to hire them for any kind of event. Thank you Trio Buongiorno [now called Viento] for your wonderful music and support to Upwardly Global. On behalf of Associate Board Members I would like to say thank you!

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Mary E, 10/23/2008:

We just hosted a gala with 300 attendees and received many compliments about the band. Alexey and his trio are a pleasure to work with. They are courteous, reliable, and they return phone calls promptly. They provide a lot of variety, they sound great, and they look good, too! We will definitely call on them again.