Business & Social Testimonials

Business Social Testimonials 2018-02-20T21:47:10+00:00

Testimonial Letters From Our Satisfied Customers!

The Following Testimonial Letters Were Addressed To President/Owner, Duane Landini

Thank you so very much for all of your help with the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois Convention. It’s rare that I have the need to contract seven bands for seven different receptions for the same evening! I have heard rave reviews from every client – you came through like a champion, Duane!

I cannot tell you how much it means to me to be able to depend on your services without a single worry. You have never let me down, and you can be sure I will continue to rely on Landini Entertainment Productions for all my musical needs.

Thanks again! I’m looking forward to working with you again soon!


I wanted to say thanks for all the many events you’ve booked and performed for us here at Ball all these past years. We always enjoy dealing with you because the many acts/performers you send to us are always first-rate, whether a string quartet, a full orchestra or even a Dickens Musicians Quartet that we had for Christmas one year.

Your prices are fair and your performers always show up on time, and are even willing to stay a little longer if necessary.

We are very happy to have dealt with you all these years and look forward to many more years of acts and music provided by you and your performers.


I have had the privilege and pleasure working with you on our annual holiday parties for the bank over the past seven years! I wish to thank you for each and every wonderfully planned and very entertaining evening. We have had DJ’s, Karaoke and many other entertainers. Our diverse aged staff all wonderfully accepted them. The various interactive popular game shows you played at the events were always a big hit, keeping everyone, yes everyone, very interested and participating during the show. Fun for all — with a little “corporate camaraderie” that they were not probably even aware of!

Other entertainers included comedy acts, magicians, a singer/guitarist, tarot card readers, balloon artistry, fortune tellers, and most “loved” caricaturists. Everyone walked away with a valued “keepsake” from the party. The caricaturists were particularly in demand….everyone asking every other year to have them back again…that’s how well liked they were.

Over the past seven years, Duane, you have come to know our group well, with wonderful suggestions for entertainment. You never cease to amaze our group with the “offerings.” I give you a great big thanks for making my job easier each passing year when it came to party planning! I would always depend on you, Duane!

L.S., Assistant Vice President, COMMUNITY SAVINGS BANK

On behalf of Anheuser-Busch Inc., I would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for your professionalism and assistance with our reception during the NRA Show in Chicago.  The music was perfect for the evening and the entertainment added to the fun and hospitality

I look forward to working with Landini Entertainment Productions in making next year’s event as nice as this one.  Mark your calendar for next year!

J.Y., Manager, Trade Development & Convention Services Manager, ANHEUSER-BUSCH INC.

Service and quality product, both delivered faster than ever before, are what customers expect these days.  Unfortunately, we do not learn what we need to know from our customers as far in advance as we used to – or would prefer. The true professionals still deliver.

All along, I felt you were the best person to provide musical suggestions (and the final product) for my American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees/District Council 37 party.  I made things more difficult for you by switching from a DJ only function to a DJ and 10 piece orchestra format – WITHIN 24 HOURS NOTICE.  But calm as ever, you took on the additional needs – and met them.

In roughly six years I have worked with you, Duane, I have always felt you were a true professional.  Fortunately for me, I had to put you to the test – which of course, you passed (once again).  For this I thank you – and your associates – for a very successful party which was the talk of the overall convention.  You and your people made my customer look good and made me look good. 

Thank you for another great job!

J.B., Catering & Convention Services Manager, SHERATON CHICAGO HOTEL & TOWERS CITYFRONT CENTER

It was a pleasure meeting you at the Hydrocephalus Association’s (HA) Greater Chicago WALK.

As national Director for Special Events for HA, I have the occasion to travel to our WALKS across the country.  As I told you toward the end of the day and meant, “You may be the best DJ/Master of Ceremonies for a WALK event that I’ve ever seen.  I wish I could clone you and send you to each of our sites.

Your mix of music was appropriate and geared toward the wide variety of ages of the participants.  Your pre-event “patter” reminding participants of what they need to do upon arriving at the site, thanking local sponsors for their generosity, encouraging team photos and, in general, keeping the crowd upbeat and excited was terrific.  You were also an excellent Emcee for our Opening Ceremonies, following the suddenly abbreviated script without missing a beat.  You also understood the intricacies of getting 700+ participants where they needed to be when they needed to be there and your sense of timing helped that process tremendously.

I also wanted to compliment you on your technical equipment – unfortunately I have attended WALKS where the participants were unable to hear or understand a single word said over the sound system.  That was not the case here.  Providing sound for an outdoor setting, especially one like the Great Lawn at Soldier Field, with a large crowd can be challenging but your system was great.  Everyone on site could hear everything clearly and easily.

Again, thank you so much for serving as the DJ/Emcee for HA’s Greater Chicago WALK.  Your professionalism and talent certainly made it an extremely successful day even more so.  Thank you!

R.C., National Director of Special Events, HYDROCEPHALUS ASSOCIATION

Once again, it is my pleasure to thank you for the excellent performance at our recent meeting.  Your selection of music catered perfectly to the group and I heard nothing but the highest compliments from attendees. I can truthfully tell you that once I signed your contract, I put the music detail out of my mind, because I knew I could simply trust your professionalism and judgement.

Duane, I have enjoyed the occasions we have shared, and look forward to working with you in the future!


I wanted to reach out to you and sincerely thank you for yet another spectacular holiday event.  For the last two years, you and your organization have delivered memorable events for my staff and their guests.  The casino night theme was a huge hit.  Everyone enjoyed the table games, and the dealers made the event fun and memorable for all.  I even learned how to play craps for the first time.

In addition to the casino night, our caricature artist was wonderful.  My staff loved his work and there are now several of his portraits displayed around the office.  Finally, your work as DJ is always much appreciated.  My staff has never been much for dancing, but you have a great way of engaging the group and ensuring that everyone has a great time.

Duane, thank you again for a very well organized and memorable event.  You can be certain I’ll be reaching out again next year when we start planning our next Company event.

G.W., Human Resources Representative, NYK LINE (North America) INC.

Let’s pencil in next year!  The atmosphere in the LA-Z-BOY Showroom during the recent NEOCON show was tremendous and a good portion of the thanks is due to Landini Entertainment Productions.  The service provided was perfect!

Thank you for providing exactly what we wanted and we are looking forward to working with Landini Entertainment Productions in the future.

T.C., Showcase Manager, CHICAGO LA-Z-BOY

In the past several months, Apple has had two very important moral building, team building, employee events at which we hired two outstanding DJ’s from your staff.  I want to send accolades to both of these gentlemen.

I received so many compliments on both of these individuals on their professionalism and warmth.  It was such a pleasure to work with them.  They were both very accommodating as far as song choices go, and the music really helped to make both events smashing successes.

I will use your company in the future, and I will provide your name to everyone who is looking for assistance in the music or entertainment arenas.

Thanks again for such wonderful talent.  It has been such a pleasure.


Crystal Lake School District 47 has had the pleasure of working with Landini Entertainment Productions for the past 5 years.  We hold several events throughout the school year for which we have the occasion to hire musical entertainment.  We have chosen to hire entertainment from Landini Entertainment Productions for every occasion.

During the past several years we have hired various musical entertainment including:  The Strolling Trio, a Harpist, The Smooth Jazz Quartet, The Chicago Jazzers, and a Jamaican One Man Band to name a few.  The musicians have always arrived early to events prepared to set up their equipment and become comfortable with the environment and the needs of the event and attendees.  They have always displayed a professionalism that is greatly appreciated and respected.  We have been overwhelmingly pleased with all of the musicians that we have worked with and with the caliber of their performances.

Working with the staff at Landini headquarters has always been a pleasant experience.  The staff at Landini are customer service oriented, responsive to telephone calls and inquiries in a timely manner, and are always flexible in finding the best type of entertainment for any given event that works within our budget.

Crystal Lake School District 47 would highly recommend Landini Entertainment Productions Inc. to any organization or individual who is in need of entertainment for an event.  We look forward to future opportunities to work with Landini Entertainment for our events yet to come.

L.P., Assistant Director of Human Resources, CRYSTAL LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Thanks for an exceptional evening of music and entertainment at our first ever black tie event.  Just when I thought you reached the ultimate level of perfection, you got even better!

Among the many, many comments we received (which encourage us to make the Ball an annual event) was the music.  When Cinderella finally got back to her desk, I asked myself, “how will you outdo yourself next year?”  How will I?  Let’s talk about it!

When we first met…I knew there was something special about you.  Not only am I a fan, but as a client, I greatly appreciate your untarnished professionalism and your genuine desire to please.  Your combined talent as a businessman and musician, you have provided outstanding partnership in my efforts as a fund raiser and special event planer.  It’s been a pleasure I expect to continue for many years.

V.E., Corporate Vice President For Institutional Development, FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF CHICAGO

Well it’s over!  Whew!  What a success the dinner was – and the entertainment was far and away the largest contributor to everyone’s enjoyment.

The DJ was superb – EXCELLENT music, GREAT personality (and you know how hard it is to please this group!)  The handwriting analyst was OUTSTANDING, and lastly, the psychic was UNBELIEVABLY ACCURATE.  She so impressed our guests, they wanted her to stay and keep at it.  The gemstone reader was good as well.

Again, let me express my thanks.  It is a pleasure to work with you.  You truly do have the BEST entertainers in the Midwest.  I look forward to working with you again soon!

S.J., Executive Assistant, Administration, VICTORY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

I would like to take this opportunity to express Sealy Matrress’ satisfaction with Landini Entertainment for our company picnic.  The team that manned your services were very well organized, courteous and professional.

As usual, the attractions you provide were wonderful.  Thank you especially for recommending the Slide Obstacle Course – it was a big hit with adults and children alike!  The weather was hot and muggy which made the snow cone also extremely popular.

Sealy Mattress is looking forward to using Landini Entertainment for all future picnics.

D.C., Picnic Coordinator, SEALY MATTRESS COMPANY

I just wanted to drop a note, and let you know just how pleased I was with the entertainment that your company provided for our Children’s Annual Christmas Party.

First, I must compliment the Toy Soldier.  What a top notch entertainer for a children’s function.  Many of the members and guests were astounded at his very professional attitude.  I personally was amazed at his ability to adapt to whatever the children threw his way. My hat goes off to him.  This party was the largest one that we have ever done for the Children’s Christmas Party.  There were 143 children in attendance and he made all of them feel very special…and when they left after the show, they were all riding on cloud nine.

Those Funny Little People, what can one say?  The children and adults all enjoyed the performance.

At the end of the function, I had so many compliments on the entertainment that I felt that I had performed myself.  Members and guests stated this was the best children’s party they had ever attended.

Again, thank you for a job well done.


It gives me great pleasure to be writing this testimonial letter about Landini Entertainment Productions.

Duane and the entire Landini team are professional, organized, and take pride in providing the best entertaining environment I have ever seen.  Their knack for entertaining is impressive, and they make the planning process look so easy.  I have seen the team work in all types of settings, and they make every event appear flawlessly.  They have worked well with all levels and professions, and remain professional and approachable each and every time.  Duane’s demeanor and character makes it easy to work with him…putting each and every guest at ease in order to pull off the perfect event for the customer.

W.B., Director, Business and Administration, PRIMARY ENERGY

I want to thank you for providing us with one of the best comedy/magic acts I’ve seen in years.  He made our Sales Meeting “one to remember.”

Our participants are still talking about it.  His great audience participation and hilarious stage presentation made it a class act all around.

It is a pleasure working with you and your staff.  I will definitely recommend your “class act” services to all who may require them.

T.B., National Sales Manger, NOBLE USA

I want to formally thank you for your assistance in providing three talented people to assist with our celebration held at the Navy Pier Skyline Tent in Chicago.  You did a phenomenal job on such short notice, the morning of the event. Within two hours, you were confirming information.

The entertainers who were given the responsibility of entertaining the attendees were wonderful.  The Magician was phenomenal, the Tarot Card Reader kept the inquisitive juices flowing and the Caricaturist had a lot of insight into the personalities of those he drew.

I just wanted to let you know how pleased I was with your suggestions.  Thanks again for all your help and the services of your entertainers.

P.N., Administrative Assistant, BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF ILLINOIS

I would like to thank you for providing the wonderful Chicago Jazz music at our reception at the Shedd Aquarium.  The entertainment was outstanding.  The music was just the right touch to add to the success of the event, and I received nothing but compliments from our customers, our guests and our employees.  Our reception was the talk of the trade show the next day!

Choosing vendors in a different city can be risky, but you assured me that the band would provide nice background music that would enable our guests to talk and mingle.  It is indeed a pleasure to work with a company that provides service that is even better than promised.

I hope to have the opportunity to work with you again next time we host an event in the area.


On behalf of my Team, please accept my sincere thanks for providing us with a very enjoyable “Casino Nite” experience.  A large number of people offered compliments and all feedback has been positive.  Your Dealers were all extremely professional and courteous. In addition, the Photo Booth turned out to be a huge success and added tremendously to the fun.

On a personal note, thank you for also helping to arrange the facilities and ensuring that our rooms were suitable for the occasion.

S.H., Vice President, Tax & Customs, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

I wanted to express my gratitude for your involvement in our two grand openings as your presence brought a high level of energy and excitement to both events.  Not only for the customers, but for our employees who joined in the fun with trying out the moon-bounce and joining the fun with getting a balloon hat made to wear for the day.

Your company helped in making the two events a success.  Suzette’s (Balloon Artist) positive attitude and great personality drew the customers in and made for a more enjoyable experience at Sports Authority.  Her professionalism and talent reflects on you and the business you are running.  As I was speaking with customers, they were truly excited to see we had such a wonderful event that was geared towards their kids.

For any events that I have going forward, I will make sure to use your company as I was very pleased with the experience and high level of communication you had.  I appreciate all your help and look forward to working with you in the future.

Thank you for all you have done to help make my events exceed my expectations!

M.A., Community Marketing, North Chicago, SPORTS AUTHORITY

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for a wonderful partnership these past seven years while at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook and the Renaissance Chicago Oak Brook Hotels.  I have always felt confident sending my clients to you for their entertainment needs.  They always commented on your professionalism and courteousness, and your ability to tailor their needs and create a wonderful and memorable event for them.

Thank you again very much.  It has been my pleasure working with you and I wish you all the best in the future.


Thank you again for the wonderful entertainment you provided at this year’s annual roundtable dinner.  The band sounded great and the transition from reception to dinner was seamless.  It confirmed our decision to use Landini Entertainment for another year.

We cannot stress enough how great it is to work with you and your colleagues.  As you know, every year we host a formal reception and dinner for our employees, customers and suppliers.  Each year, we change the venue and therefore every year we must “re-create the wheel.”  Since we are metal traders by profession and not party planners, this process can be quite cumbersome.

However, no matter what venue/theme we choose – Landini Entertainment makes the music and entertainment decision painless.  With one call, to give you the date and the location, we know that everything will be perfect on the night of the event.

We look forward to talking to you soon about our annual dinner.


This letter is a big THANK YOU for providing us with such great entertainment.  As you know, we had a holiday party for our office staff and their families. About 125 adults plus 50 children were there, and the entire evening was enjoyed by every one of them!

The president of our Company phoned me the next day to tell me it was the best party Kanbay had ever had.

The adults hovered over the fortune teller and were thrilled by her predictions.  Both adults and children stood in lines to have the 2 caricature artists draw their faces. Everyone loved the balloon artist’s creations so much that everyone carried their creations home.  Our DJ was most accommodating and provided us with versatile music.  The kids got carried away and I saw one little 5 year old girl doing handsprings in the middle of the dance floor.  And our ventriloquist had two of our employees participate in a spoof in which everyone howled.

Thanks again for making our evening such a special one.  Everyone returned to the office on Monday morning with jovial memories and spirited enthusiasm for days to come.

B.P., Coordinator, KANBAY INC.

Just wanted to send a quick note to say thanks for all your hard work with our National Meeting this year at Oak Brook Hills Resort.

Your Jazz and Blues Bands were both terrific and “Harry Carey” stole the show at our awards dinner.  Our group is still laughing about his show.  If you had closed your eyes while watching the show you would have thought Harry was back!

It was a pleasure to work with you and I will definitely keep your contact in my file for future meetings and events we may have.


Thank you so much for your assistance with our Christmas Party!  The DJ, Caricaturists and Comedian were all fantastic and it made our party a huge success.  I have received many comments stating this was the best Christmas Party Community Care Group has ever had.  If we have another party in the Chicago area we will definitely use your services.

K.W., Director of Finance & Administrative Services, COMMUNITY CARE GROUP

Thank you so much for the continued service over the years.  I have been planning special events with Interactive Business Systems for almost 9 years and your customer service and response have been outstanding.  The reminders and follow-ups are very appreciated.  You help me stay on top of things and look good.

This past year, you provided Santa, Elves and a Pianist for our Holiday Brunch.  The kids really enjoy seeing Santa year after year.  We look forward to working with you again!


Just a short note to convey my appreciation for your continual assistance in providing “Top Notch” musical services.  You have demonstrated the highest stands of professionalism and are indeed a pleasure to work with.

Thank you Duane for not only providing musicians for our clients who knew what they wanted, but for assisting those who were unsure.

Again, it is a pleasure working with you.  I will highly recommend your services to any individuals who are interested in planning an affair with excellent music and entertainment.

Thank you once again on behalf of our staff and the clients we serve.


I just wanted to write you a note to thank you for your assistance in providing excellent musical services to our clients.

We’ve heard nothing but rave reviews from everyone who have used your services, from our wedding clients to our corporate clients.

Once again, thank you.  We will continue to highly recommend your company to all of our clients!


I just wanted to express my sincere appreciation for all of your assistance in providing Computron Technologies Corporation with truly outstanding entertainment for the events we’ve hosted in recent months.

I can honestly say that your entertainers were the highlight of our events and their professionalism and dedication are to be commended.

You and your staff really came through for us and I can’t wait to start planning future activities using the superior talent Landini Entertainment Productions Inc can provide.


Just wanted to thank you for providing us with such wonderful entertainment for our holiday party.  The A Cappella Holiday Carolers were marvelous, the magician a true hit and the clown was great with the children.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and the event was a success!

Please thank the entertainers and let them know how much we enjoyed them.  Thanks again for giving us great talent!


I would like to thank you for the wonderful service the Arlington Park Hilton received from you and members of your staff before and during our employee picnic.

The petting zoo and pony rides were tremendous hits with the children, the clown was fun and very helpful (she pitched in and helped with the games when one of my volunteers couldn’t make it).  The games and prizes were enjoyed by the adults as well as the children!

Once again, thank you for all your help in making the Arlington Park Hiltons’ employee picnic the most successful yet!

M.H., Executive Administrative Assistant, ARLINGTON PARK HILTON CONFERENCE CENTER

What a pleasure it was to have all the wonderful performers join us for our summer gala.  From the moment they walked in the door, to the moment they left, our guests just ate them up.  People are still commenting to me how much they enjoyed each and every one.

Part of the biggest plus for me is that I felt confident that they were off doing their thing, and I could attend to other details that evening.  The mime was welcoming and guiding the guests to cocktails.  Our musicians were providing lovely background music.  The magician and caricaturist were entertaining guests at their tables.  The monkey and organ grinder were a real hit as well.  Each entertainer brought his own personality to the event and brought smiles to all our guests’ faces.  We loved it!

Duane, I can assure you that when future events come up, we will call no one but Landini Entertainment.  Thanks again.


On behalf of the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania, we want to sincerely thank you for the numerous years you and your staff have provided a musical background at our annual Radiological Society of North American Alumni Receptions.  You have always been such a pleasure to work with and making arrangements easy and our requests flawlessly accommodated.

Wishing you continued success with your company.


I just wanted to let you know how much we’ve enjoyed the DJ services your company has provided to us over the years!  You and your DJ’s have done a wonderful job entertaining our employees for our annual Holiday Party!  It’s not easy to plan and pull off a Holiday Party with the diverse group we have here, but you guys have managed to find way to do it each and every year!

M.L., Director: Administration/Human Resources, RSNA (RADIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA)

We wanted to thank you for servicing our 23rd Annual National Night Out Celebration.  As always, the train was a huge hit with the kids and adults.  Without the dedication of organizations such as yours, our National Night Out would not nearly be the event it is today!

We look forward to working with you at next year’s Annual National Night Out Celebration.  Thank you once again!

V.A. & M.F., Officers, Crime Prevention/Support Services, BARTLETT POLICE DEPARTMENT

I am writing today recommending Landini Entertainment Productions Inc.  They have been working with the Bensenville Park District for the past seven years under my supervision.  They have been a big part of our programs here at the Park District.  Over their years with us, they have participated in many of our special events, day camps, before and after school club, pre-school & tot classes and donated their services to our Kick Off Summer Celebration for the past two years.

They have made a positive impression to all the families here in the Bensenville community and the children & parents are always asking me when they are coming back next.  Susan Landini (Suzette) does an amazing job with balloon creations entertainment and always has new themes and ideas for the children to choose from especially around the holidays.  Landini Entertainment maintains excellent communication with all parents through putting out flyers and business cards around the Bensenville Park District. They are also responsible for making sure their services are safe and well organized.

They work very well with all children which requires patience and calm behavior, which they definitely express.  I would recommend them to any other Park District. They would be an amazing asset to any programs or special events.

K.N., Recreation Supervisor, BENSENVILLE PARK DISTRICT

Just a note to say thank you for a fabulous birthday party.  I truly appreciate all your time, effort and dedication.  Your unlimited patience and profound professionalism helped to create most exquisite and precious memory.  Special people like you who care for others with so much warmth and kindness make such a wonderful experience.  From my heart…thanks for being you.  A very special thank you to a very special you.

S.J., (Birthday Honoree) BIRTHDAY PARTY

Your group did an fantastic job and really made my parents 50th Anniversary extra special.  Thank you for the outstanding job.  We’ll see you soon – I’m sure!


It is a pleasure to tell you that the DJ was absolutely marvelous.

He was very accommodating to all the many requests that arose during the party.  The choice of music before, during and after the dinner was magnificent.  His assistance in the selection of music for the speeches and special dancer was completely efficient and professional.  All my guests raved about the music and the manner in which it was played.

I will look forward to arranging any future events with you because I know that whatever entertainment I might require, you will provide without any worry.

Thank you for helping to create a memorable surprise party that my husband and our guests will never forget.


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