“Cantaloupe Music Productions has proven to be a versatile, resourceful, and totally reliable provider of multi-cultural events of the highest quality. I highly recommend them!”

—Dr. Angela Anselmo, director, SEEK program, Baruch College, City University of New York

“We haven’t had that positive and enthusiastic response from our audience since Wynton Marsalis! We definitely want to have Pedro [Giraudo Tango Quartet] back in our house! The night was magical.”

—Liz Raum, Director of Live Events, The Stissing Center

“Ellen Azorin brought great ideas and mobilized amazing resources that made the event fun, engaging, and memorable—and made everyone learn, without even noticing. Thank you for helping me bring an ambitious idea come to life!”

—Joerg Schmitz, Program Director, The Conference Board

“Grupo Saveiro were just extraordinary! Every one of our guests that we’ve talked to has commented how much fun they had, how great the music was, and how much they enjoyed dancing.”

—Roy Niederhoffer, President, R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management, Inc.

“The audiences were most definitely thrilled. . . The ensemble [Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet at the Richmond Festival 2021] was superb at every performance.”

—Blaine Waide, Associate Director, The National Council for the Traditional Arts

“We wanted an authentic Puerto Rican bolero trio for my grandmother’s 90th Birthday event. Trio Los Lations was wonderful. After the party, my grandmother said, ‘it was all beautiful, but the best part for me was the Trio!”

—Beatriz Tinoco

“The band [Carlos Almeida trio] was fantastic last night at the gala dinner for the Human Rights Watch. We got rave reviews.”

—Jennifer Kunin, EMG Benefits

“My daughter and I were thrilled with the two groups you arranged for her wedding – the flute and guitar duo for the ceremony, and the Brazilian trio for the cocktail reception. Everything went perfectly, and everyone loved the music.”

—Leslie Price, Palisades, NY

“Dear Ellen, please thank all the guys [Grupo Saveiro] for the brilliant two sets – an all night delight!”

—Rebecca Weller, Lincoln Center Midsummer Night Swing

“Without any doubt, this whole project [“Nó Em Pingo D’Água” USA tour] would have achieved nothing like it has without your incredible dedication and skill. It’s great to work with you!”

—Christopher Welna, Director, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame

“I find Ellen to be resourceful, reliable, and deliver top quality music. On several occasions, she’s been able to fill extremely difficult assignments on short notice. She is indeed a valuable person to have on call.”

—Paquita Campoverde, Manager of Events, Brooklyn Public Library

More Kudos

“It’s a pleasure in this business to work with people who actually do what they say they’ll do. It certainly paid off as evidenced by the attendance.”

—Seth Abramson, artistic director, The Jazz Standard, New York City

“Ellen Azorin at Cantaloupe Productions was resourceful, creative, and responsible in helping me put together a complex special presentation combining Brazilian and orchestral music for our River Concert Series. And the music and dancers were first rate. I highly recommend her and her company.”

—Jeffrey Silberschlag, Music Director, Chesapeake Chamber Orchestra and Chair, Music Department, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

“The [First Saturday] crowd was our fourth largest ever. . . the band [HãHãHães] was very professional, they sounded great, and they were a hit with the audience.”

—Mona Z. Smith, Adult Programs Manager, Brooklyn Museum of Art

“The music [Brazil Bossa Trio] was the perfect backdrop to our annual outdoor wine tasting fundraiser. I know the quality of the music this year will encourage people to come back next year. It was a pleasure doing business with you and the musicians all around.”

—Nancy Bruning, Chair, Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust

“The performance was fantastic and everything went smoothly. The audience was huge – one of the biggest First Saturday crowds that I have ever seen. OGANS was definitely a crowd pleaser!”

—Destiny Pierce, Adult Programs Coordinator, Brooklyn Museum of Art

“We received many compliments on the [Rabo de Lagartixa workshop] event. Thanks for working with us and we look forward to having other possibilities such as this.”

—Cristina Bordin, Outreach Coordinator, Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies

“The band [Grupo Saveiro] was AMAZING!!! They were not only extremely professional and easy to work with, but their performance was awesome, and got everyone on the dance floor. They had extremely high energy and totally read the crowd, knowing what to play and when. Thank you again for all your patience in planning this party.!”

—Rebecca Babcock, events planner

“It was absolutely fabulous. Everyone loved the music – even those we didn’t expect to. The band was excellent, and Kaissa was wonderful. . .Happy, foot tapping, danceable. . .a unique blend of R&B, jazz, African, Brazilian music. Perfect!”

—John and Myra Sommers

“Thank you so much for your help. Everything was perfect and the band worked wonderfully. Please congratulate all the musicians for me and I am looking forward to working with you again.”

—Malu Millerman, the wife of Sergio Millerman, who hosted a reception and dinner/dance for her husband upon his appointment as President of the Brasil United States Chamber of Commerce

“What a wonderful night. Everything about Marco Granados and ‘Un Mundo Ensemble’ was beautiful: the performance, the audience, and the musicians. I was thrilled. Thanks for everything.”

—Laura Henrich, Producer of Evening Programs, Philadelphia Museum of Art

“Can’t thank you enough for pulling together this ‘custom’ group given our specific requests. Your professionalism and experience showed throughout the process — from initial discussions, to booking, to coordinating with the venue — and made the music, which was a priority for us, at our wedding perfect.”

—Tom Balamaci, Los Angeles, CA [wedding held in New Haven, CT]

“Thank you for coming up with the perfect duo! [Paul Meyers guitar/sax duo]. It was a spectacular evening and the music was fantastic. . . We look forward to working again with you.”

—Patrizia di Carrobio

“The wedding was magical. Trio Los Latinos was the perfect touch. I can’t tell you how many compliments we received. Everyone loved them. My father-in-law was thrilled to hear the music of his youth.”

—Lourdes Arroyo

“Thanks again Ellen.. . Everything went great!”

—Brad Detrick, Vice President, Jerry Kravat Music Inc.

“Grupo Saveiro is awesome. I just couldn’t keep my feet still listening to those songs.”

—Egídio Leitão, music critic, “Música Brasileira” and “Brazilian Music Links”

“The event was a great success and the band [Grupo Saveiro] added tremendously to the fun!”

—Reisha Goldman, City of New York/Parks & Recreation Department

“Grupo Saveiro was wonderful! The students loved the performance and even danced (sometimes unusual for business students). Thanks so much for everything.”

—Jennifer S. Baron, Office of Student Services, NYU/Stern School of Business

Other performers also on request.