• "I wanted to thank you for being so incredibly easy to work with. Planning a wedding can be so highly charged, but when you work with wonderful people like you, it is a seamless event to plan." Schwartz-Kirschenbaum Wedding, The Standard Club

Toni DiDonato, Music Director

Toni DiDonato creates exceptional live music for special occasions and is well respected for her professionalism and her willingness to go the extra mile for her clients. After her studies at Northwestern University’s School of Music she became a professional vocalist and bandleader working in the high-end special event industry. Recognizing the demand for premier live music production, Toni combined her distinct experience and expertise to launch Rendezvous Music.

Why did you establish Rendezvous Music?
Live entertainment can give special meaning to a life event. I wanted to offer something truly great. I wanted my clients to get the feeling that they were experiencing a live concert event. I realized I needed to start my own company to achieve the goal of providing world-class live entertainment.

What is the best part of your job?
Sharing a personal connection with my clients. I enjoy hearing their stories and then creating a program of music that reflects who they are. I have the best job in the world because I get to express myself creatively and help bring joy into people’s lives.

What is one of the most important qualities of a great bandleader?
The ability to inspire an audience. A great bandleader can get to the heart of a celebration. My job is to tap into that spirit. When the band gives and the audience gives back, I have succeeded.