About New Orleans Finest Musicians
We provide a very personalized and individualized approach to the music for your wedding or event. Promptness, reliability, performance quality, interactions with the audience and overall impressions make our ensembles and soloists the most talented and most professional in the New Orleans area. Our core members include violinists, trumpet, harp, cello, vocal sopranos and tenors, organ, piano, flute, guitar, and other instrumentalists.
Visit us at NewOrleansFinestMusicians or call 504-884-4946
musicians starting at $100 and up
Type of Venue
- Not Sure
Type of Band/Live Music
- Big Band
- Country Band
- Cover Band
- Dance Band
- Disco Band
- Jazz Band
- Latin / Salsa Band
- Mariachi Band
- Motown Band
- Oldies Band
- R & B Band
- Rock Band
- Swing Band
- Top 40 Band
- Tribute Band
- 80's Band
- 90's Band
- Zydeco Band
- Singer / Vocalist
- Acoustic Guitarist
- Solo Cellist
- Solo Violinist
- Chamber Ensemble
- Brass Ensemble
- String Trio
- String Quartet
- Woodwind Ensemble
- Flute Ensemble
Reviews for New Orleans Finest Musicians
Harry's Team = Perfect
Harry and his team were by far the most professional + organized partner we contracted for our big day. They were following-up with me rather than the other way around, and made the entire process simple and hassle-free. Truly exceptional musicians who know exactly what to play for the environment you’re hunting. 1 million stars.This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
The night of my daughter's wedding was made very memorable by the beautiful music they provided. Extremely helpful and would recommend to anyone planning a wedding or party event.This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Hire Harry and his musicians!
2 words - HIRE HARRY! I did not have much experience finding bands before we hired him for our wedding. I was unsure what to expect when hiring a band but as an amateur musician myself I knew of the quality that I wanted. When I found Harry, his initial response gave me great confidence from the onset. Harry and his group exceeded our expectations! Harry provide a jazz quartet for our wedding (Tuba, Violin, Trumpet and Banjo), they provided incredible ambience for a cocktail hour and then added some additional musicians for a second line from the ceremony to the reception. They were AWESOME! They set such a great atmosphere for our guests, they have an extensive song list and were very affordable to boot. By the time we got to the reception, our guests were all ready to dance! Harry is very hands on and will work with you to make your event special. All of the details were on point and there is not a single negative thing to speak of working with him. You WILL NOT go wrong with Harry and his team. Thank you Harry!This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Very Professional and Excellent Musicians
Harry Hardin was great to work with when planning my wedding ceremony music from Denver! He was very detailed and thorough in his emails with working on the ceremony music, sending me youtube videos of the songs to choose from, and figuring out the timing of each song they would play throughout the procession....very professional and organized throughout the whole process. I could also easily reach Harry via telephone and it was very nice to plan with him and get more feedback/suggestions over the phone. He grew up in New Orleans and had some wonderful insight. Harry put together a quartet with a trumpet, violin, classical guitar, and cello. Before the event, Harry also was in touch with our coordinator at Cafe Amelie where we had our ceremony, so they handled the final seating details, times to arrive, etc. which really helped me out a lot and kept me from having to worry about those final details! They showed up in very nice attire and played beautifully! I was very pleased to have him perform and would love to have him play again for me in the future at other events!This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Couldn't be happier
I contacted Harry to arrange for a jazz trio for our after-wedding brunch. Working with Harry was very easy and we couldn't be happier with the quality of the musicians. We were a little nervous since this was a destination wedding for us and everything was done by remote control, but they arrived on time, were very personable and very talented. We couldn't have asked for anything more.This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Best in NOLA
Do yourself a favor and work with Harry Hardin to arrange music for your wedding. I promise you will not be disappointed. His music selections will suit any one's taste. He is professional and willing to work with you to achieve exactly what you want. My daughter's selections for her wedding were perfect. Our guests are still talking about the music.This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Never too late for a great review
Harry was amazing! Despite this post coming a few years late, as my anniversary draws closer I can't help but be filled with joy and happiness when I think about Harry performing as my friends and family walked down the aisle. He was professional, courteous, flexible, and really a great person to work with. I highly recommend his services for your next event!This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Perfect! Perfect! Perfect!
From the very beginning Harry Hardin was great to work with. I am an out of town bride, so all of our communication was via email. Harry was always prompt in responding and answered all of my many questions! He was patient, and offered lots of tips and advice along the way. He even sent me a recording, of "I won't give up" by Jason Mraz, via email so I could here exactly how it sounded, and of course it was amazing! He arrived on time, and very professional. I hired him to play solo violin. He arrived 1 hr prior to ceremony, and began playing 30 mins prior as guests were arriving. I had chosen mostly modern music, and Harry assured me it would be great, and it was! I'm so glad I hired him! He added that special touch to our small, outdoor, intimate ceremony that made it perfect! Thank you, Harry!This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Harry was GREAT to work with!
Harry was fast to respond to all requests. He gave us lots of choices of music to consider for the wedding ceremony. The music played was very beautiful and added to the elegance of the ceremony. The whole experience was wonderful and effortless on our part. We were delighted!This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Harry was a pleasure to work with! He provided me with ideas for both traditional and nontraditional songs that would work well with the guitar/violin duo, and even enthusiastically accepted our 'special request' recessional song. He was professional and thorough, I think it was the only aspect of our wedding that I never had to worry about! We loved it, and our guests did too! Thanks for everything Harry!This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
The perfect ceremony musicians!
Can't say enough about my experience with Harry Hardin and New Orleans Finest Musicians. They played at my ceremony on November 9th and did the perfect job. I chose untraditional music (from a soundtrack I loved) and so they had to learn new songs, but it seemed to be seamless. Harry was incredibly responsive to emails and on top of the ceremony program/music from day one. You can't go wrong with New Orleans Finest Musicians. A+This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Great experience and very talented!
We used New Orleans' Finest Musicians for our wedding in May at City Park in New Orleans. We had a violinist and an acoustic guitar. Harry worked with us to play EXACTLY what we wanted from the pre-ceremony music to the music after the recessional. We had a great experience with them and would use them all over again in a heartbeat :-)This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Even Hurricane Isaac couldn't dampen the mood!
The music at our wedding was wonderful! It was the perfect combination of festive, fun, dance-able, and romantic! Harry and the other musicians were accommodating and spontaneous. We wanted to give our guests a taste of a "real" New Orleans party. Having Harry and his combo play at our wedding really created the perfect atmosphere for our Jazz brunch.This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Harry Hardin was GREAT!
Harry stepped in at the last minute because of problems we had with other muscisians we booked. He was very helpful, easy to get in touch with and very patient. He had a very large song repertoire and even provided a song my daughter requested. The music and instruments were beautiful! The musicians were also dressed appropriately for the ceremony. I Highly Recommend!This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
As Mother of the Bride, I want to give a plug to New Orleans Finest Musicians. I would love to have the occasion to hire them--Harry Hardin is their go-to person--again. Harry was a pleasure in every way and I loved the music he and his fellow musicians played for the wedding ceremony. He was kind and supportive during the planning stages of the wedding, had good advice, and always returned emails and phone calls promptly. He's a winner.This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Harry Hardin's music and professionalism cannot be Matched! Harry Hardin was a true pleasure to work with and we loved the wedding music which he tailored to our desires. I cannot express my appreciation enough regarding his professionalism and outstanding follow up; that is truly a rare gift and we loved working wih him. He was one of the best vendors we've ever worked with from start to finish. His follow through was so prompt and kind and accurate to a tea! We cannot say enough superlatives about the professional quality of his music and working relationship with us! Ellen MartinThis is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Loved working with them!
New Orleans Finest Musicians were very easy to work with and provided beautiful musice for our August wedding ceremony! Harry Hardin was ready and willing to help us to make our wedding day music vision a reality. He is honest, trustworthy and his team of musicians are incredibly talented. I would recommend them to anyone looking for unmatched elegance!!This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Outstanding! They were incredible!
Harry, thanks so much for all of your help with the music for the ceremony. You went above and beyond to find the exact arrangements we wanted and the performance was outstanding. We are still getting compliments!This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
I had always envisioned a string trio for my ceremony, and my search brought me to Harry with New Orleans Finest Musicians. They were absolutely amazing. I received so many compliments from my guests on the music. Harry worked with me more than a year in advance and helped us tailor a music program that fit us perfectly; very professional and helpful. He even helped me find a reception band! Look no further brides, this is your pick!This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Harry Hardin and his group of the finest musicians performed for my daughters wedding this past weekend. What a delight to have worked with him to plan the music for the wedding. Bluegrass instrumentals- no problem! So easy to work with- provides great service. The best.This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
We really wanted students from either NOCCA (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts) or Loyola’s Music Department to play for our ceremony, for two reasons. First we wanted to support student musicians, and second, we needed to save money to be able to afford Bucktown All-Stars. I emailed some teachers at NOCCA and professors at Loyola for recommendations. A NOCCA teacher called me and said she wouldn’t recommend high school students doing a wedding ceremony, even though they could certainly play the music very well, because of all the timing issues and last minute adjustments that could come up. She did offer to put together an ensemble of NOCCA teachers, but we were determined to have students. A professor from Loyola emailed me and recommended his graduate teaching assistant, Riccardo Emilien, as great trumpeter, and suggested Riccardo could recruit some other students for the ensemble. At the same time I had contacted Harry Hardin of New Orleans Finest Musicians for some advice. He also warned against having a group of students who weren’t experienced at the timing demands of a wedding ceremony. We decided to compromise and have Harry put together 3 musicians from New Orleans Finest Musicians and also have Riccardo from Loyola as the trumpeter. Harry was super flexible and appreciated our effort to include student musicians. We met with Harry to pick out our ceremony music which was really fun, and he did all the rest of the coordinating, including with Riccardo so everyone was on the same page. Harry and his wife and another great musician performed beautifully, and Riccardo did an amazing job on Trumpet Voluntary. We did have a last minute change in number of people walking down the aisle, which affected the timing of the music, so I was glad we had a professional in charge. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire students if you can find a group that plays weddings all the time, but I was unable to, and I’m glad it worked out the way it did. Also, Harry gave us the confidence we needed to go ahead with having the brass band walk us up the aisle playing the recessional, which was definitely one of the highlights of our wedding day.This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Delivered exactly what we asked for!
New Orleans Finest Musicians (Harry Hardin) was great to work with and ultimately found us exactly what we were looking for within our budget. He worked with us on very short notice and still provided a variety of talented and great options for us to choose from. The communication was great, they worked with the venue to coordinate everything and it all came together perfectly.This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
Music to my ears!
Harry set us up with John Bagnato to play guitar for our small courtyard wedding in the quarter. Gorgeous! Many of our guests commented on his playing and the song that he learned just for our ceremony. Harry's a wonderful communicator and his rates are reasonable. I would definitely recommend Harry and his musicians to anyone!This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.
I have worked in Catholic churches in New Orleans, San Antonio, and San Diego for over 20 years. I've heard literally hundreds of musical arrangements and dozens of musicians. New Orleans' Finest were aptly named. They were professional, flexible during the ceremony, and extraordinarily easy to work with. Their ability to adapt to the unexpected and provide advice was unparalleled. The rates were more than reasonable and their sound was polished and moving. The comments during the reception and after the wedding have been nothing short of overwhelmingly positive. The acoustics of the church were problematic, but they overcame and even enhanced the sound. From the sanctuary I noticed the reactions of the congregation toward the music. It was stunning to watch and moving to listen to. I highly recommend New Orleans' Finest Musicians for weddings and more.This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.