"The Great American Songbook Orchestra is an Orchestra I’ve been waiting to hear for many years! I grew up in the forties and fifties when so many great songs were written and recorded. The great Standards written by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart, Irving Berlin, and so many other great song writers of that era are some of the best music ever written. Your favorite tunes continue to be played and re-recorded to this day. To me, it was the golden age of song writers with creative melodic songs that have lasted throughout the years. Now, with the vision of Maestro Buddy Clements and his Great American Songbook Orchestra, we will all be able to hear our favorite tunes played and sung by his top Hollywood musicians and singers. This is the music I grew up with, performed, and continue to listen to, to this day. Congratulations Maestro!"
Hal Espinosa - American Federation of Musicians - Local 47 President Emeritus
"I first met and began doing business with Buddy Clements back in the 70's when he was a student advisor at the University of Redlands. Even then Buddy stood among the best and most reliable buyers of talent when I was a booking agent for Willard Alexander, which included all of the top names in entertainment. Buddy and I have maintained a great relationship since. Buddy was and still is a man that I would trust with a simple conversation as a contract."
Dennis Justice - former booking agent for Willard Alexander Agency ( Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Woody Hermon, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, etc.)
"My first introduction to the Great American Songbook came when I was a little girl, listening to my Mother sing in the kitchen. Years later, when I began my career in Las Vegas, playing for artists such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, and Johnny Mathis, I realized I knew the songs they were singing, and that she had taught them to me! I am thrilled to be a part of the Great American Songbook Orchestra, bringing my favorite music to old and new fans, alike. Thank you so much, Buddy, for this wonderful opportunity."
Stephanie O'Keefe - President - American Federation of Musicians, Local 47