Jacksonville Strings, an award-winning live music company, has enhanced the atmosphere of special occasions, weddings and corporate events all over Jacksonville and surrounding areas with its high-caliber musicians and masterful performances. Jacksonville Strings offers a wide variety of music choices covering everything from classical and jazz standards to pop, rock and R&B arrangements. Ensemble choices include solo violin, string duo, string trio and string quartet, in addition to custom ensembles that incorporate instruments such as piano, guitar and flute. Jacksonville Strings' Owner, Jessie Polanis, is a professional violinist who holds a Master's degree in Strings from Florida State University and a Bachelor's degree in Violin Performance from Jacksonville University . She will assist you in selecting music customized especially for your event, as well as planning and coordinating all of the musical aspects of your special day.
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"Jacksonville strings made our wedding super special. We can't image our wedding day without them. We received so many compliments. Jessie is easy to work with and responsive. She accommodated a special request and we were blown away. It sounded like a dream. Thank you Jessie and Jacksonville strings."
"Jessie and her team were beyond helpful and talented. We requested all of our own songs for our day, and she was able to execute them flawlessly with little to no help from us, save the song titles. They arrived on time, played beautifully, and did everything we could have dreamed for to make our ceremony beautiful. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who is looking for string players for their event."
Jessie was a pleasure to work with and was very professional. She came to the venue on time (even early) and played every song we requested. We could also hear her over the river and the river breeze from yards away! Thank you for making this aspect of my wedding stress free!
"I wanted a very specific piece played at my wedding...jackonville Strings played it amazingly well--there is no doubt that they are talented musicians. Beyond that, their professionalism and ease to communicate with were exemplary. They were one of the few vendors that I did not have to worry about and there was no stress associated with my dealings with them. They provided what I needed and went over and above my expectations."
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Jacksonville Strings was founded by Jessie Polanis, a professional violinist whose training includes receiving her Master of Music degree in Strings from Florida State University and her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Jacksonville University. Jessie has extensive performance experience as a soloist, small ensemble musician, orchestral musician and session player.
During her career, Jessie has performed with a variety of noted musicians including Bobbie McFerrin, Ricky Skaggs and Sleeping At Last and is proficient in a number of musical styles. She has also performed with many orchestras, including the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, North Florida Symphony Orchestra and Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. Through her work as a freelance musician, Jessie has also had the opportunity to work with some outstanding local musicians. She founded Jacksonville Strings with these connections in mind, enabling her to contract only highly-trained, top-quality local musicians for every event.
FROM RECENT EVENTS
DUO AT PENA PECK HOUSE, ST AUGUSTINE
SOLO VIOLIN AT CASTLE OTTIS, ST AUGUSTINE
TRIO AT TPC SAWGRASS, PONTE VEDRA
TRIO AT RITZ CARLTON, AMELIA ISLAND
SOLO VIOLIN STUDIO RECORDING, JACKSONVILLE