"It was very cool to play with you in FDL (Fond du lac, WI - Jazz Fest on 4/27/2012) and you really took care of biz back there and played the hell out of 'Memories of You' down front. Let's hope we can do it again soon! All the best!"
Tony Scodwell ~ former trumpet player of the Harry James, Stan Kenton and Doc Severinsen bands
"The CDs are just great --- Fine sounding band! Thanks!"
Jack Lebo ~ Showorld
"As another year hits the horizon, let's hear it out there, if you please, for Howard Schneider. His ongoing admiration for, and loyalty to, 'The Idol of the Airlanes' is absolute . . . his work schedule beyond belief. As Howard marks seven years as the leader of the Jan Garber Orchestra, his resurrection of the JG musical library is a joy to behold. So is his trumpet, which helps provide the subtle . . . and sometimes not quite so subtle . . . musical updates that Jan himself relied on to keep pace with the ever changing trends and tempos of modern taste. Thanks, Howard. If anyone can keep the JG Band up there in those 'biggest names in the business' you mentioned earlier, it's you. Great show, sir."
Con Good ~ Editor, Garber Gabbings, December 2001
"I have to tell you that we have had many concerts in our park over the past 7 years and I have never had the comments on any concert that we did the Jan Garber Orchestra. I still can't go to the grocery store without someone stopping me and complimenting the city on the concert. We would love to have you back sometime! Thanks again for a wonderful evening that took a lot of people back in time!"
Beth Clanahan ~ Mayor of Metropolis, Illinois (2004)
"I have been with the BBC in Britain for 28 years, and in all those years I have always broadcast the Jan Garber Orchestra. The Band has always been in the top 6 all-time favourites on my Show. My listeners love the reed section . . . the vibrato was never overdone. Listeners love the sound and they're all that matters.
One of my listeners met you on a recent Big Band cruise and you very kindly gave him a CD for me. I played part of it on the air last week, and got a lot of delighted listeners telephoning me to congratulate you on what you are doing in keeping the name, and sound alive."
Frank Wappat ~ BBC Radio, England
". . . the latest Jan Garber Orchestra CD, 75th Anniversary. It is simply great! You do a wonderful job of keeping the faith with both the sound and tempo of the original Garber sound.
Listeners who danced to the Garber sound at the Crystal Ballroom in June informed me the music was outstanding.
Listeners tell me they always look for info. about you and the Garber Band.
Don Howard ~ Radio Results Network, Springfield, IL
"Keep the notes coming (You are one of the best trumpet players in the business, and I know good trumpet playing for my son-in-law, Bob Earley, has played in the Boston Pops and now is with the Philadelphia Orchestra)."
Mr. Robert W. Meinhard ~ Professor of History, Emeritus; Winona, Minnesota