“Beautiful music and wonderful to work with! We're so happy we chose Jennifer to play at our daughter's wedding ceremony. Jennifer was responsive and professional. She provided clear instructions on song selection, deadlines, and performance area requirements. She was supportive and flexible when we needed to reschedule due to COVID-19. Jennifer was very pleasant to work with. She even arrived early to wish my daughter well prior to the ceremony. Jennifer and Laura played beautifully! We would absolutely recommend Jennifer Louie Violin & Musicians" Judy B. Mother of the Bride, Fairhope, Alabama, Hamilton Place at Pursell Farms, Sylacauga, Alabama” - Judy B.
Artist Statement Regarding Weddings:
Multiple industry award winner and acclaimed violinist Jennifer Louie founded Jennifer Louie Violin & Musicians (JLVM) in 2002 when she discovered that couples with venues in rural areas did not have access to live ceremony music as easily in urban areas, Jennifer with her group began to travel throughout the state of Alabama and is sought after in surrounding states with features in “Alabama Weddings” “Carats & Cake”, “Wedding Wire” and “Zola” Her client’s wedding was featured in People magazine.
What makes Jennifer Louie Violin & Musicians stand out? At the state level, JLVM has won five WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards, the most for ceremony music in the state of Alabama. Jennifer personally chooses a different violin and bow to perform for each wedding based on the space, songlist and ensemble size and couple. Her philosophy on sound is her and (JLVM) sound is natural (the secret is AMAZING violin technique) as heard on samples and acoustic is the primary focus, with assistance with her battery-powered amplifier although on occasion, we’ll work with PA systems onsite. Jennifer and her musicians love to focus on their music-making to create a musical backdrop on the best day of your lives and the couple are the stars! As a music director, Jennifer works with wedding planners and clients directly from the first email/phone call to the Christmas card list. Her musicians (too many to mention) are university music graduates with experience in weddings and symphonies and she performs with them regularly in the Southeast and has been with them for 10+ years and possess US citizenship.
Jennifer holds two music performance degrees, was elected to voting membership by her peers in the Recording Academy (GRAMMY awards) and a member of ASCAP.
She teaches Suzuki Violin at The University of Alabama. She is active as a volunteer with charitable events, often giving time for golf tournaments and other events in her local community.
Jennifer Louie Violin & Musicians appreciates your consideration of inviting us to perform for wedding and considers it a HUGE honor.
Praised for “professionalism, dedication to the creative music community and reliability” -The Recording Academy, Jennifer Louie’s 2023-2024 includes her solo debut violin Christmas album “Snow In Alabama,” an addition as a substitute/extra violin with the Tennessee Philharmonic Orchestra, a return as a second violinist with the Starkville Symphony/MSU Symphony, Tuscaloosa Symphony, wedding performances in Florence, Hayden, Hoover, Alabama and a corporate holiday event in Birmingham, Alabama.
2022-2023 season includes a return to Starkville/MSU as second violin. She recorded “Virtual Duets” with members of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming performances with her 2023 WeddingWire Couples Choice Award and GigSalad “Top Performer” ensemble, Jennifer Louie Violin & Musicians includes ceremony and reception performances in Brandon, Mississippi, Albertville, Alabama, Auburn, Alabama, Hoover, Alabama and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Jennifer Praised performed on Sessions Music “Meta Fest” online.
With the 2021-2022 season, Jennifer performed as a member of the MSU Starkville Symphony and performed as a guest musician with the Huntsville Tuscaloosa Symphonies. Other recent performances include ceremony music and performances in Alabama, (Akron, Alpine, Birmingham, Fort Deposit, Huntsville, Montgomery, Pell City and Tuscaloosa. Jennifer was featured in “Alabama Wedding” magazine and her client’s wedding was featured in “People” magazine.
The 2020-2021 season saw new opportunities to connect with audiences internationally: Jennifer was selected by Detroit Symphony Orchestra debut on a video featuring the orchestra and selected performers around the world with DSO cellist Jeremy Crosmer “Goin’ Home”, a new work based off of Dvorak’s New World Symphony. She made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut to perform in a Suzuki Play-IN online with musicians around the globe. She was the recipient of the Artist Relief Tree grant. She performed on the podcast “Tau Talks” by Alpha Sigma Tau and was featured at their National Convention. Her group, Jennifer Louie Violin & Musicians won “Couples Choice Award” from Wedding Wire for excellence in wedding music and the GigSalad “Top Performer” award. Memorable wedding collaborations include celebrity wedding planner Scot Wedgeworth "Bama Glama."
For the 2019-2020 season, Ms. Louie was a contributor in Mimi Butler’s Your Next-Gen Private Music Studio, an music educators book focusing on teaching trends in 2020 and beyond. Jennifer returned for a fifth season with the Starkville/MSU Symphony and performed with the Tuscaloosa Symphony. Ceremony Music performances took place in Birmingham, Sylacauga and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. For the third consecutive year, Jennifer Louie Violin & Musicians won the “Couples Choice Award" from WeddingWire.
Ms. Louie has performed as guest conductor with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra receiving global attention. Jennifer is a section violinist with the Starkville/MSU Symphony and has performed with 18 other professional orchestras worldwide. Conductors include: Darko Butorac, Adam Flatt, Ken Lam, Keith Lockhart, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Robert Trevino, Keitaro Harada. Artist collaborations include Nicola Benedetti, Cavani String Quartet, Caroline Shaw, Elinor Frey, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Mark O’Connor and Richard Marx. As a recording artist with the Ohio Light Opera, Albany Records and Operetta Archives, Ms. Louie recorded fourteen operettas including “The Mikado,” by Gilbert and Sullivan which was praised by "Opera News" magazine.
Ms. Louie holds music degrees from Illinois State and Western Washington Universities. She is a graduate of the Suzuki Association of the Americas’ Teacher Development Program. Jennifer teaches Suzuki Violin at The University of Alabama's Community Music School. Jennifer is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, NAfME, Alabama Music Educators’ Association, Alabama Orchestra Association, ASCAP and the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Jennifer serves as a voting member of The Recording Academy. Ms. Louie has received certificates of appreciation from American String Teachers Association and The Recording Academy. In her spare time, Jennifer loves reading, writing, traveling and spending time with her family.
“"Jennifer did our ceremony and cocktail hour music for our wedding and she is amazing! She was kind, organized, and quick to respond throughout the whole process. She really took time to check-in on how we were personally doing and was very flexible when a few changes came up. She made the planning very easy with how organized she was, which was great. She easily became one of our favorite vendors. If you get to work with her, she will be a great asset to your special day." Amber H., Bride, Montgomery, Alabama The Warehouse at Alley Station Montgomery, Alabama”