“I can’t say enough about how happy we were hiring Rob & his band The Gold Standard for our wedding in San Francisco. They were AMAZING. He was the best thing about our wedding. The next day everyone from our friends, to our parents, and us too, were raving about how great the music was. He kept everyone dancing the entire time – even during dinner people were hitting the floor prematurely . . . I was floored with how great they sounded!   I would recommend him a million times over to anyone getting married or throwing a party. He is professional AND talented. 10 stars!!”
Maria G, San Francisco 

“Rob is absolutely amazing to work with. He DJ’d at our wedding, and everything was flawless. The microphone setup was excellent during the ceremony – everyone could hear our vows and the officiant perfectly. He also played flute during the cocktail hour – it was beautiful. And he rocked the dance floor at the reception! He was so accommodating – I even asked him to play some Arabic songs for my family, and he did it without hesitation! Thanks for making my big day so special, Rob.”
Sabrina W. 

“Just wanted to send a little note your way to say THANK YOU for performing at my wedding . . . I am still receiving compliments from friends and family.  You guys Killed it!  Everyone loved you . . . pretty much a dream come true!”
Katia, Napa Valley

“Rob was literally, a gift from the Gods of Music for my own wedding!
Rob was so professional and so friendly with our correspondence. Our wedding was on a boat, and Rob went out of his way to travel to the boarding place out of the city, to set his sound equipment on the boat, a couple of hours before the wedding.   He was also able to collaborate with a friend of mine, who played guitar for the opening of our ceremony.
Rob did this by improv on the spot, having never met my friend before the wedding.. It was AMAZING!!
During the dinner at our event, he gave us and our guests an amazing saxophone performance.
We had very limited time on the boat, and by the time we got to the end of the wedding ceremony and then the party, we only had about 30 minutes left.  Rob did an incredible job playing most of our favorite tracks in one long mix. We were all dancing like crazy! It was so much fun.
I would definitely recommend DJ Rob for the job! He’s absolutely the best.”
Ziv J, San Francisco

“We chose Robert and the Gold Standard to do our wedding this July. These guys know their stuff and were amazing fun. They had everyone dancing from the kids to my 87 year old grandma. We loved that they did jazzy covers of newer songs then turned it up with a DJ towards the end. Definitely the perfect choice!”
Cheyenne S, San Diego

“Thank you very much for helping to make our opening party a success. Our guests and staff had a great time thanks to you guys kicking off the fiesta! You’re amazing! Hasta el proximo chicos.”
Ivette G, Mullen Lowe Los Angeles

“We just had the pleasure of working with these guys for our June wedding at Log Haven. I can’t begin to relay how great they were to work with. They had actually played a party at the place I work, and I knew I wanted them at our wedding, it was a non-negotiable.
After we booked them, Rob was so easy to work with, extremely flexible and patient with my schedule and very responsive. They helped us come up with a great format for our wedding, and even included a second line, to incorporate my southern roots. People are still talking about how unique and what a great job they did. Conn’s voice is amazing, and the fact they learned/created a special rendition of our first song, was the icing on the cake. Gold Standard will turn your event into a special set of memories…you can thank me later.”
Danielle M. Park City

“Rob is an excellent DJ! He kept the party going at our Memorial Day pool party with fun beats that matched the crowd’s vibe perfectly. He was very professional and on time. Highly recommend!”
Erin B, Napa Valley

“I don’t even know how many compliments we got from everyone saying what an amazing job he did. Rob is hands down a nice guy, easy to work with, calm and cool and an amazing talent. You won’t find a better DJ who simply does it all. Flute, sax and DJ in one. Thanks again Rob for sharing your talents on our special day.”
Derek Turner, San Francisco

“After years of hiring DJ’s for our Corporate Events we’ve finally found the best DJ we’ve ever had!! Rob is very professional, punctual, and passionate. He genuinely cares about creating the best atmosphere for our event, and had a great setup that was top-notch! We have never received so many compliments and positive statements from customers as well as employees. He has a very tailored sound, that matches exactly what we are needing for each individual event. Rob is very talented with his band, as individual musician, and mixing playlists as a DJ. We will definitely be booking him for every possible event in the future.”
Terri H, Dillard’s

“I would like to thank you, on behalf of the SJHC Girls’ Night Out Committee, on another spectacular evening. It was such a pleasure to welcome you back. We have received so many wonderful comments about how much our attendees enjoyed the entertainment. Your music adds so much to the event in making it a special evening for our guests. ”
Cara Wesson

“Rob is the ultimate professional! We had Rob scheduled to be our DJ at an outdoor/mountain wedding. The weather went from rain, to sun, to rain and then on to a clear evening. Rob was incredible, he arrived early, set up without missing a beat and made adjustments as the weather dictated. Rob put together an incredible playlist based on his work with the bride and groom – he got it perfect! As a special treat after the ceremony and during cocktail hour, Rob played the saxophone! We loved working with Rob, we were thrilled with the amazing night and all that he did to help make it so special. If you have an event now or in the near future, you won’t find anyone better. Rob is incredible!”
Stacy E.

“THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for the OUTSTANDING job you guys did on Saturday. All of my guests were raving about you guys, seriously SO great!  You put on an amazing show for us and we couldn’t be happier with the vibe you set for the whole night, band then DJ!  I hope we get to work with you again in the future and I will definitely be recommending you to EVERYONE!”
Jessica Ballif, Bride

“You guys were amazing. Thank you so much for playing at our event Friday – you were all seriously amazing and we are so thankful!”
Christina Orlansky, Boston MA

“A wonderful evening. Extraordinarily classy group of professionals with amazing sound and technique. The music complimented our event perfectly.”
Nevah Stevenson, Skaggs Catholic Center

“Gold Standard exceeded our expectations.  During dinner, every single
table of guests spent time talking about how good our band sounded. The sound was fresh, non-intrusive, but definitely worth listening to on its own (and not just as typical background dinner music).  After dinner, Rob kept the dance floor packed all night (so much so that our guests we’re overflowing the hotel’s wooden dance floor).  We went into wedding planning with the idea that we needed a 10-piece band, but Gold Standard provided a much better sound than every band we researched (and even went to see) around Salt Lake and Park City.  We gladly would have paid double their fee for the performance Gold Standard delivered.”
Matthew Havey, Chicago Groom

“I thought I should share with you how much we enjoyed an appreciated having you and Gold Standard as part of our daughter’s wedding this summer (Millcreek Inn – June 20th). From the first song, you guys set a classy and relaxed mood for the whole evening. You have such a great stage presence and we enjoyed every number! Then as the dance progressed you really did seamlessly morph from the cool jazz sounds into more dance-infused versions of hits that kept the energy and fun going strong til the last note. The bride and groom were having so much fun that they decided against the early send off and stayed to dance to the very end! That is a great review right there! Fun, professional, talented and gracious. Can’t say enough good about you guys… you helped make the evening magical! Keep up the good work!”
Carry Chiles, Mother of Bride

“The band was fantastic, I think you played every favorite song at our table tonight!”
Carly Fiorina, 2016 presidential candidate

“We heard you last night at the Mountain Winery. You guys are fantastic! We’re telling folks about you.
Conn, your voice is stellar – truly fine. Ryan Michaels says he was blown away by your voice and I can see why.
Rob, I’m amazed at your versatility on three instruments. I’m the daughter of a concert pianist, but heard many kinds of music and hundreds of musicians practicing and performing in our house – the jazz pianist Earl Hines recorded his album “Earl at Saralee’s” at my mother Saralee Halprin’s house. You are among the best.
Bart, we loved your drum work. My husband and I only wished we could have danced to your music longer!”

Lyra H, Davis, California

“We had Gold Standard perform in Las Vegas at the SLS Hotel for our office Christmas party! They were the hit of the night, everyone was talking about how amazing their music set was. We would definitely recommend this band to anyone that was looking for an “old school” feel mixed with the “new vibes.” Loved everything about them and they are also great guys in general, very respectable and reputable!”

Katie M, Las Vegas, Nevada

“Rob was exactly what I was looking for to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday. All the guests thoroughly enjoyed him as his background music set a wonderful mood. Brilliant sax player as well as being on time and very friendly. Took everyone’s requests and did lovely versions of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” and “I Left My a Heart in SF”. Playing ” Happy Birthday ” will always be a memorable moment for Wendy! I could not of made a better choice! A guest already texted me for Rob’s contact info for an event she will be having soon!”

Steve C, San Francisco, California

“Rob is a highly professional and talented musician. He played at a fundraiser I hosted for the Leukemia and lymphoma society and everyone really enjoyed his music. He knows to adapt his DJing style to his audience and keep everyone happy and engaged. Highly recommend Rob for any type of occasion. It will be money well spent.”

Maayan Ohana, Google San Francisco

“As an event planner I regularly refer professionals to provide various services for my clients. I rely on these service providers to provide outstanding experiences for my clients. Rob Bennion is a perfect example of a professional I am confident referring time and time again for client social and corporate events. Rob’s talent, professionalism and excellent communication skills are among the many reasons we hire Rob.”

Mara Marian, Fuse Weddings and Events

“We love having Rob DJ our parties! Our guests are always engaged, lively, and entertained when he’s around. He’s also spot-on when live DJ-ing our runway shows!”

Hilary Anderson, Alta Moda Bridal

“Rob,  We just wanted to thank you, Bart and Conn so much for playing at our wedding. I cannot tell you how many people came up to us and complemented you over and over.  I think every age group enjoyed you, even all the teens!  You were relaxed and exactly what we were looking for, just perfect. If you ever need a reference, please let us know.  Thanks so much.”

Leslie Geballe

“I wanted to write to say a big thank you for your extraordinary effort at our wedding. We loved it. The music was a highlight from the cocktails to the reception to the later DJ-ing. Awesome and made the wedding a real celebration!”

Mark Vickers-Willis and Annie Tedesco

“Thank you for making our wedding an amazing event.  The music is definitely what kept the night alive – our guests did not want to leave!  We loved Conn singing during cocktail hour, dinner, and our first dances.  Guests are still commenting on how great the music was (and asking to download!!).  You are a true class act.  I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking to make their even special!”

Gretchen Theis

“Thanks again to you and the band for creating such fun and exciting music for our wedding guests to enjoy and dance to.  We had great feedback from our guests and everyone loved the variety of music played.  I heard from multiple people that Conn must get lots of ladies with his smooth voice.  Everyone LOVED the dance mixes you were throwing down.  (I want to get a copy of a few of them if possible.)  If was so fun and we loved every minute of our wedding reception and having you and the band be a part of it!  I will be recommending you guys to everyone I know! “

Melissa Coates

“Rob’s performance, both his instrumentals on flute and sax for the processional and recessional, as well as his DJ’ing  at our daughter’s wedding really were outstanding.  We had several guests ask us how we found him, they were so impressed.  We found him not only amazingly talented and versatile, but very professional and a joy to work with.  We will use him again in a heartbeat for any event we can book him.  Thanks, Rob for making this special occasion so much fun for us and everyone else!”

(Mayor) Jack and Margarethe Thomas of Park City, Utah

“Rob’s band has serious talent, versatility and professionalism – a winning combination. Almost every guest at our wedding raved about how much they loved them. We enjoyed beautiful Jazz music with vocals during our sit down dinner (even through a wind storm that may have stopped other bands), fun Jazz and vocals after dinner for dancing, as well as DJ’ing with live drumming at our after party. They kept our party in full swing all evening and moved seamless into different portions of our event. Being in the wedding and event industry, I see a lot of bands and they are on the top of my list!”

Allie Kesler, Director of Social Event at Scenemakers

“I can’t thank you all enough! You were the perfect fit and really made the Stella Artois events.  Thanks for everything!”

Laura Ferguson, Mosiac/Stella Artois

“Thank you for listening to our needs, dedicating the extra time to make our event so special, and for being a professional.  We had a blast and you kept everyone dancing all night . . . just what we wanted!”

Madison Hildebrand of The Malibu Life

“Thank you for being involved in our Tastemakers event!  It was a great success and we sold out this year.  People have been RAVING about your band.  That’s one of the first comments when we ask people!”

Amanda Pratt, Salt Lake Magazine

“Dear Rob and Band, We Absolutely LOVED the music you and your group provided for Brent and Kimberly’s reception. It really set the mood and provided the fun and the ‘magic!’ We had people tell us they didn’t want to leave, and much of that was due to the music. I have to tell you that you were the first ‘vendor’ to be contacted as soon as our daughter told us she was engaged. We knew this decision would be our most important for a perfect evening- especially since these two and most of their friends are dancers. Thanks again for working with us. we’ll see you at the Storytelling Festival!”

Karen Acerson

“Good morning Rob, just wanted to reiterate how much our crew and guests LOVE you! I had four people call me the day after just to tell  me what a great time they had (guests not employees!!). Keep it up!”

Amanda Willard, Flatbread Pizza Sugarhouse

“This is Sherry, Megan Pollan’s mother. I just wanted to drop you a note telling you how wonderful everything was last Saturday night at Empire Lodge! You and your band surpassed our expectations! Everyone in the crowd could not stop talking about how well you all played/sang. You kept the excitment up during the whole evening. And the music you played during the meal was perfect! (Those were my parents dancing instead of eating!). You moved beautifully into getting the crowd on it’s feet. We loved everything you did all evening long. If you ever need a recommendation for a future client, feel free to pass along our number or email address. I would be very happy to sing your praises!!!”

Sherry Pollan, Dallas Texas

“Rob Bennion and the group of musicians who make up his band are amazing. Rob’s band kept an eclectic mix of 2500 folks happy for more than an hour. Rob’s music was meant to be “pre-game show” music, but what happened was wonderful! The outdoor audience, waiting for the main show, quit visiting and listened to a tight, dynamic, powerful, enthusiastic group of musicians with tunes that took them from Chattanooga to Ipanema and back. Rob is a phenomenal musician of his own accord, and he surrounded himself with musicians who truly complimented each other. I was so pleased with the Rob Bennion Band’s performance that I instantly booked them for a private party, and I will place Rob top on my list for musicians I am happy to work with. And Rob is the model gentleman. “

Ronda Walker Weaver – Timpanogos Storytelling Festival Committee member over Music, Board Member Timpanogos Singer Songwriter Alliance [TSSA]

“We were absolutely thrilled with Rob’s music at our one and only daughter’s wedding. Rob and the band were more than we expected and made the Father and Daughter dance one we will always remember. The entire evening was filled with many compliments and many sang praises of the elegant and sophisticated music selections. We especially loved how on such short notice they learned two new songs for Lauren and were there to help the harpist and especially encouraging the maid of honor to sing her solo from her heart. We only wished we could have just sat and enjoyed a little bit longer.

Thank you again for a memorable evening under the stars and the wedding of my daughter’s dreams.”

Denise and Mike Richard

“The Rob Bennion Band along with his vocalist performed at a dinner reception we had at Thanksgiving Point the night before our son’s wedding. We loved the songs that they played, we loved how they played them, and we loved the vocals. It is hard to imagine what the reception would have been like without their music playing in the background. It added so much. We would definitely invite Rob’s band and Hayley to play for us again”

Shelly Loong

“I can not sing the praises of Rob and the rest of the band enough. They were the literally the glue that bound our wedding reception together. The guitar was magnificent, drums rhythmically perfect, and Haley’s voice was nothing short of sublime. They responded quickly to custom song requests, they were laid back but professional, and genuinely nice. One of the many things I loved about them is that they were classy, there was no ‘cheese’ factor that we found in other bands. My wife and I have joked on several occasions that we would like to get married again just to have the music. Thank you so much!”

Chris Gonzalez, Las Vegas groom

“Let me say that Rob is one of the nicest, most talented people I have met…I still get tons of comments on his playing our wedding!”

Kevin William Kassel

“I host a party twice a year at my boutique, and was lucky to have Rob Bennion and his band play at my most recent event. It was, by far, the most enjoyable and entertaining party to date. And I can say, it was largely Rob’s doing. The music was spot on, energetic, and made my guests instantly at ease and upbeat. Thanks Rob for the great music and making the night a success! I’d not dream of hiring anyone else!”

Hilary Anderson, owner Alta MODA bridal boutique

“Rob thanks for the music! There were quite a few people attending who recognize you from all the playing you’ve done in and around the valley. Good Show! I was very impressed with the vocalist. You’ve also got to be one of the best sax players around. Flawless liquidity. My table sang along with most of the songs during dinner and had dancing elbows while eating our steak. I can honestly say that this was our best Christmas party ever, part of which we can certainly credit to vibe from your band. All of the events team loved the sound and asked about your group for future events.”

Chris Bartholomew, Event Coordinator for Xango

“Thank you so much for providing your music at the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Business Connection. We had many compliments on your music and really enjoyed your style…clearly you are the master of your craft! I will definitely consider you for future events and will recommend you to our clients. Thank you again.”

Angela Livingston, event planner

“Rob, I am so impressed! Your music is phenomenal. Thank you for playing at my wedding. As an event coordinator I wouldn’t have hired anyone but the best for my most important event. I got so many compliments on your music – more than anything else at the reception. Everyone had such a good time listening and dancing to your music. I will recommend you to anyone looking for a great band and I will continue to book you for my corporate clients.”

Christy Gleave, Corporate Staging Resources

“Rob was able to play live music during my wedding dinner/reception and then after dj’d and played some great music for us to dance to.  Rob’s music was so fantastic. It was just right and brought the ambiance I was looking for. His music wasn’t overpowering, it enhanced and made my wedding dinner better instead of taking over and becoming the focus of the night. His choice of live music that he played with the sax was perfect.  Rob was very easy to work with, so nice, organized and easy going. He was easy to communicate with and always returned my calls or emails promptly.  I would recommend him for any party, gathering or wedding.”

Emily Cain McMillan

“I am completely impressed with Rob Bennion and his talented friends. They performed at my wedding based upon a recommendation I had received. Their songs were smooth and selections classic. Our guests enjoyed them very much. We found Rob and his band to be extremely professional, easy to work with and very flexible in providing us music appropriate for the moment. Thanks Rob for helping create wonderful memories!”

Susan and Terry Wood of Utah’s Channel 4 News Team

“I was absolutely thrilled with the music Rob Bennion’s band played at my reception! It was even better than I had imagined it would be. They were professional and classy, and their music created the perfect mood for the evening. Without being showy or invasive, the band played smooth, engaging music that matched the atmosphere of our celebration. I could not be more pleased with the way everything came together. My mom and I are already thinking of more parties we could plan just so we can hire the band again!”

Amy Moulton Schmutz

“Rob Bennion & his band set the mood and ambiance key to making our corporate event a success with fun renditions of classic Jazz standards! Rob versatilely played in both stage & intimate settings during our event with over 2,000 attendees and the compliments on their performance just keep coming! In addition to being a great performer Rob is also a commiserate professional in every sense of the word.”

Jandee M. Jones of Tahitian Noni International

“The Rob Bennion Band played at the Ballet West Winter Gala and they were a wonderful addition to our event. In the past we have had a DJ and a lot of the guests departed right after dinner. This year we had a packed dance floor right up until the end of the evening. They provided great dinner music and then after dessert they brought out the rest of the band and got the party started! They were very professional and pleasure to work with. I highly recommend this band.”

Ashlee Christofferson of Ballet West

“Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. The music completely set the tone, and it was a wonderful addition to the wedding party. We love live music so it was special to have you there playing. I think any special event you should be a part of. Thanks again for making the evening so brilliant!”

Erin Armstrong Wright

“Rob showed up on time and performed wonderfully at my wedding! He played great and everyone could tell he is very talented. His playing added a touch sophistication that added to the overall effect of the evening! Rob was sharply dressed and did his job well. He was the vendor I had to worry the least about! – Highly recommend him.”

Kjersti Goodrich-Sorenson

“Our simple wedding transformed into an elegant evening to remember thanks to Rob’s wonderful music. The music was handled with great professionalism, his sixteen years of playing definitely shined through. Rob was sensitive to our last minute addition of music to the ceremony and was anxious to play exactly what we wanted and showed his flexibility to play when needed on our queue. The addition of Rob’s saxophone made all the difference in changing the wedding ceremony from a simple ‘I do’ into a treasured memory. I would definitely recommend including Rob Bennion’s sax in anyone’s wedding plans, large or simple, as ours was.”

Beckie Rock

“I LOVED this band! We had them play for our wedding, and it set the perfect mood for the atmosphere I wanted to create. It was very fun but classy, exactly what I wanted. I’ve received so many compliments about the music and the tone they set for our wedding reception. Thank you!”

Erin Tanner

“Rob Bennion’s music was impeccable. Nearly all of our 200 guests raved about how well they played. We always do things top of the line and Rob’s band more than met our expectations of excellence. Thanks for making the evening superb. We will absolutely have them back for our party next year.”

Sean Larsgard, CEO, Hindsight Trading

“Robert is an effective band leader. Musicians like to work with him. He is also a fine musician and is a pleasure to work with.”

Dave Terran, trumpet

“I really enjoyed the music this band played for our company dinner last night. The music was soothing and relaxing so that conversations with others were enjoyable and memorable of having a really good time. The band mixed up the songs to include soft and smooth to toe tapping dancing music. The drum solo was just out of this world and so much fun to hear. When they played “Wish Upon a Star” I was pleasantly surprised because I had never heard it played in that genre before. I would recommend this band for any occasion because I believe they could fit the bill and play anything you had in mind.”

Tina Rodriguez; Crossmark corporate Development Group; Dallas, Texas

“Thank you so much for playing at my wedding, I loved it! The whole town (seeing that it is very small) is still talking about how your band made the wedding so amazing. You sounded great. I myself have played for weddings (I play the violin I don’t know if I told you) so I know how much time is spent preparing for wedding. You and your band did  greatjob at setting an amazing atmosphere. Your price was so reasonable and worth every penny, thank you again for everything.”


“It is a wonderful opportunity to play with a player as versatile and proficient as Rob. With such an extensive repertoire, he is easily capable of a wide variety of styles in any setting.  His highly impressive improvising skills, whether on sax or flute reveal that he has a true passion for playing jazz.”

Jeremy Emmert, guitarist; Irving, Texas

“I was lucky to have found Rob Bennion online, when looking for someone to play the saxophone for our Grapevine Ribbon Cutting.  Rob arrived at the branch an hour before scheduled to play and was humble and patient as we worked through the last details of setup.  Once the event started, we received a number of compliments on Rob’s music – it really added to the ambiance.  I am extremely happy with Rob’s professionalism, presence and overall ability and look forward to referring him to other corporate clients.  Rob, you truly made our event shine and may the Lord bless you for it!”

Sajata Hale-Williams, OmniAmerican Bank; Grapevine, Texas

“I thoroughly enjoyed the music that you all played, and would highly recommend you to anyone!  You will be the first person that comes to mind for future events also!  Thanks again Rob, you all sounded great!!”

November Bailey, Crossmark; Plano , Texas