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Children's Benefit League

Dear Jay,

On behalf of the Children’s Benefit League, please accept my sincere gratitude
for the terrific music entertainment that
PANJIVE provided us at our Annual
Fashion Show, Live & Silent Auctions and Luncheon event on March 5th, 2011. You were definitely “A HIT” with the guests, and your audience. Additionally, your personalities were evident through your smiles and enjoyment in what you do. We in Children’s Benefit League hope that we have the opportunity to work with you again in the future, and our best wishes are with you as individuals and as a musical ensemble.
Most Sincerely,
Susan E. Lance
Chairperson 2009-11

Rozz Bowen

"I have been so remiss not sending you a thank you note for my 60th. birthday party. I do have pictures to send to you which I will do when I get home. I want to thank you for the wonderful evening of music you provided for my guests and me. YOU ARE TERRIFIC. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY YOU WILL BE MY ENTERTAINMENT OF CHOICE FOR ALL FUTURE PARTIES. Everyone commented on the entertainment and the fact that while the music was enjoyable it was not intrusive.


"THANK YOU so much for making the party such a HUGE HIT! You guys were so AWESOME and grooved the night away!!! It was so nice meeting you guys as well – just love all of you!!!!!!! I will be recommending you to everyone I talk too and I know that you probably got some good business from our friends who throw parties etc….
Please, tell all the guys – thank you from us!!!!!!"

Karen Penhall

Many thanks for your wonderful music at Dave & Hanks retirement party this past weekend! I received many, many compliments about your music and how PERFECT it was for this event. You were absolutely fantastic! The neighbors near the venue even searched us out the next day to tell us how much they enjoyed sitting on their patios enjoying the steel drums! I will pass your name and contact information on to both friends and business associates. Panjive is the best!
Thanks again! If you are ever in need of a reference, please let me know!

Michael & Robyn

"From our very first contact with you through our wedding day, you were responsive, professional and friendly. Planning a wedding is an extremely stressful process, but from the day we spoke, never once did we worry about our wedding reception music. You exceeded our expectations and we are truly appreciative. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping to give us a dream reception. Dancing away the night to steel drums was everything we have ever wished for, a pure reflection of our style. We will enthusiastically recommend you to anyone looking to make their dream wedding a reality. Thank you!"

Diana & Kent Allen

"Our Christmas party was a HUGE success due to you and your wonderful music. Our guests were so surprised to hear steel drum Christmas music and many of them said it made it the best Christmas party ever. It was nice to know that your wonderful music that we have enjoyed on multiple other occasions can translate so well into the holidays. I was thrilled that I could have an elegant Christmas party and still enjoy the Caribbean sounds that make any occasion light-hearted. fun and festive. We can't wait to have you back for another event!"

Matt & Jen

Hello from the Bahamas!  You really did make our day and we actually keep thinking about how much we wish we had just stuck with you for the reception also!  It was such a great time and everyone has been raving about you... So, good vibes all around! =)  Thank you again for making our special day SO memorable.  We have yet to see a steel drum guy out here (so far, we got welcomed at the airport by a guy playing the keyboard which made steel drum sounds... but that wasn't even close to the real thing!), but we still have another week and we're bound to hear some more. =)  Hope you have a great day/weekend and we will definitely be thinking of you the next time we have a big event! =)  Take care!!!

Paul and Pamela Dos Santos

Dearest Jay, Eva and the rest of PANJIVE crew,

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for a wonderful performance.  Honestly, I didn't know what to expect when hiring a band off the internet but I know that I made the right choice.  The live music was absolutely perfect and we enjoyed every note!  It set the mood for our ceremony and reception beautifully and everyone was so impressed with you all.  Paul and I cannot thank you enough for being a part of our special day and if you ever have a nervous bride that needs a referral -- please feel free to give them my email address and I will be honored to sing your praises.  Again, thank you so much for being on time, professional and so flexible with our wedding.  We absolutely loved you guys and our guests did too!

Best wishes for the New Year,
Paul and Pamela Dos Santos
(from the island of Signal Hill)

Charlotte and Don Kovach

"Thank you very much for helping us celebrate our Fortieth Wedding Anniversary. You and your group (and your playlist) provided exactly the feeling we wanted on this special occasion. All of our guests said the party was nice, but the music was terrific. Accept our sincere thanks for adding so much to our It's Calypso Time event."

Elisa Misenas-Fidaleo


"Again, I just wanted to thank you for such a great job. Everyone enjoyed the music and it was a great compliment to our theme. The event wouldn't have been a success without you. So again, thanks so much! On a personal note, I will definately refer everyone I know to you, if they are looking for a great steel drum band. You are THE BEST"

Elisa Misenas-Fidaleo
West and Central Basin Municipal Water Districts


Dear Eva,
On behalf of Dole, we wanted to thank
PANJIVE for the wonderful music they provided during Dole’s 6/21 event. The Steel Drums set the tone for the tropical cocktail party and helped everyone relax into the evening. The band members were very courteous and professional, and very easy to work with. Thank you again for your services and hopefully we will have a chance to work with you again soon!

Erin Barrier for Dole


The Hoffmans

"Thank you for your wonderful music on our wedding day, Sept. 29th 2001. It was exactly what we wanted, and all of our guests loved it. We hope that we get a reason to use your service in the future!"

Rachel and Sid Blumberg

"We can't thank you enough for the music you provided at our wedding, the steel drums for our ceremony I will always remember, oh, and thank you for playing at a nice volume during dinner. we really enjoyed your band!"

Shared Solutions

"Jay, I just wanted to thank you for helping to make our company party a breeze. Your band was on-time, and ready to go with no problems which helped make my job easier! My friends would not stop talking about the "steel drums" the next day at work!"
- T. Dunst

Fred and Janet Arlow

"We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for the superb Caribbean Steel Drum band at our surprise birthday party. We will definitely be in touch with you for future events!"

More About Panjive


Steel Drum Bands Orange County playing calypso and reggae music favorites. We have performed at senior assisted living centers for resident facilities providing enjoyable entertainment for patients, residents and retirees.  Offering caribbean, Ska, Soca, Bossa Nova, and party music across Southern California.


We play for weddings, and will do our best to provide the most appropriate wedding music for your special day.  We also specialize in California company and corporate entertainment and events.  After many, many years of performing at any size events in and around southern california and orange county, Panjive prides itself on being the premier caribbean band playing upbeat island music, or background steel drum music to cater to your particular party needs. Panjive Steel Drum Band, from Los Angeles, California


Performances live on the sand as a beach band, playing tropical sounds of beach music in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Torrance, Long Beach.  Our relaxing tropical rhythms, have been heard along the coast from San Diego to Ventura. As a Southern California reggae band, we are your perfect choice for island music.

Partial Past Client List

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Maury Povich and Connie Chung
Jillian Barberie
Ocean Institute
Staple Center


City Of Beverly Hills


Access Hollywood
Fox Television
Major League Baseball Assn.
The Jonathan Club
Catalina Events
Roger Staubach Corporation

Balboa Bay Resort
Newport Beach Yacht Club
Hemophilia Foundation
Cancer Society

Women’s Council of Realtors

Autism Foundation


Fletcher Jones Mercedes Benz

City Of Long Beach

Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce


City Of Newport Beach
Home Depot
Mead Office Supplies
Laguna Cliffs Marriott
Ocean Institute
Gladstones Long Beach
Long Beach Water Dept.
Newport Beach Country Club
Children's Hospital of 
Orange County

Department of Defense

Lexus USA, Inc.
Pacific Bell of California
Pactel of Southern California
Pageant of the Masters -
Laguna Beach
Taco Bell Corporation
Taste of Orange County
The Dana Point Resort
The Four Seasons - Beverly Hills
The Harley Davidson Corporation
The Hyatt Regency-Long Beach

The Hyatt Regency Resort-Huntington Beach

The Los Angeles Firefighter's Association

The Waterfont Hilton - Huntington Beach
Tommy Bahamas
Toyota Financial Services
Xerox Corporation
People Magazine
Ritz Carlton Hotels
San Pedro Hilton
St. Regis Hotel
L.A. Harbor Transportation Club
Hornblowers Yachts
Queen Mary

Maya Hotel Doubletree

Anaheim Convention Center

Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Temple Beth Hil El

El Niguel Country Club

Tustin Ranch Golf Club
Cota De Caza Golf Club
Knott's Berry Farm

Margaritaville NBC Universal

Morongo Casino

and many, many, more.....

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