Jessica Schaeffer · Reviews


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  • We are in love with your song selection and beautiful playing! - Kari C. San Francisco, 2021
  • Yesterday, I hosted a virtual happy hour for my sales team - my first. Well, actually it was a virtual happy 'half' hour to be exact. Wanting to have a first time unique and amazing experience to remember together with my team.... I found Jessica and her Harp. She joined our happy half hour meetup and magic happened. Every song was perfect. Every short song break was met with a chat about her background, love of music, fun stories, and the Harp itself .. which made the event even more special. Her song selection and play - especially her final words can really describe. One must experience. I'll just say Amazing. Simply Amazing!!! We all loved every moment and will have that special memory forever. Thank you Jessica for sharing your magic. - Ray, Simco-Ion, 2020
  • The Wedding was perfect. Thank you, Jessica, for adding such beauty to the day! - Jenifer, Auburn, 2020
  • Working with Jessica was easy, stress free, quick, and well worth the investment. From the beginning, her communication was prompt and very clear. She arrived the day of our wedding and got settled without needing any assistance — a huge plus in the craziness of day of coordination! Our guests commented how her music created a magical setting and her timing execution was perfect. I'll never forget stepping through the doors and hearing some of her first notes. In the scope of a wedding budget and the touches you can add that will make a big impact, Jessica's value was well worth the allocation. Book her!!! - Kayla & Evan, Pleasanton, 2020
  • Jessica was all round wonderful to work with! She was prompt in email correspondence throughout the planning process and was ready to go day-of exactly how we'd planned. Her music offered a really beautiful and stunning element to the wedding that I couldn't recommend more. Do yourself a favor and hire Jessica for your big day! - Nathania Fuad, Nat & Co Planning and Design, 2020
  • Jessica performed at our wedding and she was WONDERFUL! From the beginning, she was extremely accommodating and easily accessible. She even learned one of more favorite songs and played it as I walked down the aisle. If you’re looking for a harpist for your event, she’s the best! - Megan, Everhart Cellars, 2020
  • First, I just want to say thank you so so much for adding lots of romance and no stress to our short notice, Covid-adjusted wedding. Thank you for working with us and being flexible and for what I've heard was extremely beautiful music at just the right volume (for Zoom and in-person people!). I pretty much blacked everything out from adrenaline but I remember my song starting and immediately crying-- can't ask for more than that :) Our wedding was so special and you set the literal tone-- so thank you!- Saebra & Hamilton, San Francisco, 2020
  • Jessica, it was a pleasure to work with you! I spoke with the mother of the bride and they were very pleased with everything! Thank you for contributing to the positive vibe with your beautiful music. Absolutely stunning! - Jessica Romero, Hart 2 Hart Weddings, Everhart Cellars 2020
  • Thank you so much for adding such a beautiful component to our wedding. The music was so beautiful and you were the talk of the party after you left. Oh and Kathy was completely surprised and teared up a little with At Last.  - Cheryl, Hayward 2020
  • Jessica, you provided a wonderful recital for Barbara's 75th birthday at Skates on the Bay, in Berkeley. Not only Barbara was happily surprised by your excellent performance, but also a majority of her friends called us to say you are a fabulous harpist. Thank you, Jessica, for making Barbara's birthday such a wonderful and memorable occasion. You are a great musician and a most special human being and appreciated so much by me. - Alyn, Skates on the Bay, 2020
  • Thank you! We really appreciate you working with our logistically challenging event and making the best of it! We heard so many great things about the ambiance your music created and I think it was a really special addition to that part of the night.  So many thanks, and hopefully we can work with you again in the future. - Blair T., Hidden Villa Farm, 2019
  • Enchanting & Exceptional: Jessica's harp playing was a wonderful addition to our event. She plays not only beautiful classics, but also incorporate music that we all know, from Disney tunes to standards by Stevie Wonder. She was ontime, efficient and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her! - Heidi S., Jewish Federation, 2019
  • Thank you for playing at our wedding this past weekend! We received so many compliments on your beautiful music. - Jane & Mike, Yosemite, 2019
  • Jessica was amazing. She filled the night with her beautiful music and gave us a memorable night to remember for many years. Thank you so much!! - Mohammed, Pleasanton, 2019
  • Thank you for helping to make our party such a success. You are such a talent, and much appreciated by everyone. - Norm & Linda, St. Helena, 2018
  • Thank you so much for setting a beautiful stage at our ceremony with your music! - Gabriel and Debbie, San Francisco, 2018
  • Amazing job! Thank you for making Radiohead classy! Thank you! - Jessica, Sonoma, 2018
  • Many were wowed by your presence.  Nothing like a harpist to set the tone for a classy event.  Thank you so much!!!! - Pauline, Sutter Health Gala Event, 2018
  • Jessica was wonderful to work with! One of the easiest vendors to communicate and coordinate with for our wedding. We had several custom songs to request (including 3 popular Chinese songs), and she was happy to accommodate us! Her price is reasonable also. If you want to make your wedding ceremony special and unique, hire her! We are so happy we found her. - Marsha and Nathan, Hornblower Cruises, 2018
  • I just wanted to thank you once again for all of your amazing work for Allison & Jordan’s wedding! I appreciate you accommodating the last minute changes and braving the heat! It was a pleasure working with you and I hope to have the opportunity to work with you again in the future. - Yvette Mendell, Your Moments Wedding and Event Planning, Owner & Principal Event Planner
  • Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful music with us and our guests yesterday. We never got to actually speak with you because the day was so hectic nor did we truly get a chance to enjoy your harp because we got pulled out for photos; however, we heard rave reviews from our wedding party. Please know that we really appreciated you for coming out so far in the rain and for helping to make our day so perfect. - Rose & Craig, Yosemite, 2017
  • Thank you SO much. Your music was a major hit. Rainbow connections actually made one of the groomsmen cry ;) and I heard from one of the guests that they had just whispered to another friend "Man I wish the harpist would play the fairy fountain from Zelda... it would be so perfect" next thing they knew...... BAM. They apparently squealed a tiny bit. Thank you again for really making our special day truly SPECIAL. It was all we hoped for and more. - Clarence & Halley M.
  • You were awesome and will be at the top of our list!!! Thank you for the time and considerations. - Adam Goldstein, Gatsby Entertainment
  • We were blown away by your talent! - Kristin S., August 2015

  • Jessica helped me provide a romantic valentines evening for my lady and I. she put together the perfect song list prior to the event and she performed it with beauty and excellence. she arrived on time she meet all my expectations and I will definitely use her musical talents and service in the future. - John S. on February 20, 2015

  • Jessica played her beautiful harp in the celebration of our mother's life in Marin County. She played soothing, soft and graceful music for over two hours. She made our event grand and peaceful. She was perfect. Thank you Jessica. - Fazilat J. on February 1, 2015

  • We very much enjoyed working with Jessica and her performance at our home during our private party was delightful. We recommend her highly. - Talitha H. on January 27, 2015

  • We hired Jessica to play at our wedding ceremony. She arrived on time, set up and wrapped up without any inconvenience to us in any way. She truly made the ceremony very special for us.

    She took on the job with very little time to spare. The music brought tears to my eyes and was my favorite portion of the ceremony. Cannot thank her enough for being a part of this day. - Sasha S. on January 19, 2015

  • Jessica worked with us on our very last minute request for her to play at our wedding ceremony (mid-day Monday). She was professional, courteous, responsive, and on time. She has a very nice repertoire of music to choose that she provided to us. Her music was a pleasure to hear. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends. - Joanna T. on November 22, 2014

  • Jessica is the PERFECT choice for a wedding harpist. Not only is she a very talented musician with a wide repertoire, she's also kind, attentive and professional. I'm so glad we found her. I can't recommend her highly enough! - Lanette A. on November 8, 2014

  • Jessica was fantastic from start to finish. Not only was her music lovely during our ceremony, she went above and beyond after we asked if she could do a duet with our wedding band, practicing with them and surprising us with multiple collaborations. She was friendly, courteous, professional, and incredibly talented. One of the highlights of our wedding. Couldn't recommend her highly enough. - Megan E. on July 21, 2014

  • I found Jessica only about one month before the big day due to a cancellation. It was a blessing in disguise because she was amazing to work with in the couple weeks beforehand, and her talent was obvious on the day of. I am so glad that we found each other! In hindsight, I wouldn't have had it any other way. Thank you! - Jessica C. on July 15, 2014

  • Jessica performed at my wedding and learned a few songs that I requested. She was punctual, professional and polished. I was so happy to have her a part of my wedding. She performed for the ceremony solo, and then joined her colleague, a bassoonist, to play during dinner. It was fabulous. She is worth every penny! - Erica M. on June 28, 2014

  • Jessica is poised, charming, professional and extremely talented. Her music brought an elegant touch to our event which elevated it to another level. We were delighted with her tasteful selection of music -- in a word, it was 'perfect'. I would highly recommend Jessica to anyone looking to make their occasion one that will be fondly remembered by all. - Christine B. on February 20, 2014

  • Jessica was absolutely amazing !!! We hired her for our wedding in August of 2013- and we are forever grateful to her. From the beginning of selecting our music all the way to the execution on the day of was perfect. We are so happy that she was a part of our special day and I would recommend her a million times over. Thanks Jessica ;) - Brittany B. on September 18, 2013

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You truly were a highlight of our Mother's Day Brunch... I'm still receiving positive feedback. It was nothing short of beautiful and angelic!

- Katrina Kessen
   Tasting Room Manager
   BARRA of Mendocino

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We had the pleasure of having Jessica's music bless our wedding. She came highly recommended and was an absolute joy to work with. We spoke briefly by telephone and then had the pleasure of meeting in person. She played a few songs from her extensive repertoire and we were instantly captivated. Jessica was even generous enough to learn two new songs to perform at our wedding that helped us to create the exact experience we wanted during the most special day of our lives. At the wedding, her presence was a perfect balance of sweet and heartfelt, while being completely professional. I can't sing her praises more. I highly recommend Jessica and hope that you get to enjoy the magic of hearing her preform at your event. 

Carin L.

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Jessica’s beautiful music is soothing and passionate and always adds an extra level of class to our winery dinners.

— Jan Vierra, Events Coordinator
    Joseph Phelps Vineyards
    Napa, CA

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...And I heard familiar beautiful music that I could not even imagine played on the harp by harpist Jessica Schaeffer. (click here to see the full blog entry)

- Jules Ko, photographer
  Boston, MA

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Thank you for making our wedding so special - your music was just beautiful, and we are so glad you could be part of the event.

- Tom and Sarah, Mount Auburn, MA

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You looked great, the music was wonderful and I loved the repertoire you had.

- Cloverdale Theater fundraiser attendee
  Cloverdale, CA

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You made us laugh and cry.

- Marisha, 40th wedding anniversary party
   Healdsburg, CA

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So glad I got to hear you play, you were the highlight of the concert!

- audience member, Napa Valley Music Associates Family Concert