Testimonials 2018-11-05T20:38:16+00:00

“Unforgettable. The City of Venice – its people, history and culture – was beyond my wildest imagination. Our IGE hosts and fellow travelers were kind and wondrous. The musicians were bellissimo – in performance and in spirit. Living in the villa along the canal, I felt like a Venetian.”  – Michael Jon Samuels, Qello Concerts 

“Hands down the best musical experience I’ve ever had. If there’s a heaven, it’s pretty close to being immersed for 10 days with great musicians in a beautiful setting, surrounded by friends old and new.” – Dave F.

“We had an amazing experience with IGE in Venice. The performances and friendliness of the unbelievably talented musicians and outstanding hospitality of the hosts exceeded our expectation. It was truly a memorable experience which we will always cherish.”  – Jason Eig Partner at Blank Rome LLP & his AWESOME wife Heather Eig

“Nothing beats immersing yourself in a beautiful city like Venice, surrounded by live music and kind folks – truly a unique travel experience!” – Melissa Herman 

“Our trip was an incredible experience that approached was almost surreal with the level of camaraderie that we enjoyed with the artists and our fellow travelers. Friendships that will last our lifetime!” – Peter H.

“I just want to tell you that our time together in Venice was one of the best times of my life. I feel that I understand the concepts around immersion and flow as I never have before. I loved everything you did to make our time here transformative and engaging and crazy fun. And full of heart.”  – Vanessa

“Great Music, Great Venues, a well thought out program that blends music, local culture and a truly unique intimate experience with like minded music freaks- you won’t find this elsewhere.” – Todd Z.

“We had the time of our lives and became so fully immersed in music and art that our hearts were exuberant! This experience is like no other with musical talent and fellowship beyond compare.” – Emily S.

“After augmenting our Venetian Immersion with subsequent expeditions to Florence and Rome, we have finally safely, albeit somewhat sadly, arrived back home in Philadelphia. The abrupt difference in the view from our bedroom window this morning from weeks past was a rude awakening, to be sure, but we are indeed most grateful for the abundance of joyful memories from this excursion which replay so vividly in our nightly dreams, and which will no doubt continue to titillate our souls for time eternal.Our deepest and most humble thanks to everyone who participated in and made possible this most extraordinary and magical event.” – Tanto amore,  Stu and Maria

“Venice washed over me like a wave, and touched all the senses. We saw amazing art & were treated to fantastic music everyday we got to be with friends old & new, and what more could you ask for? Yes, Yes, Yes!” – Joel

“What a special way to explore a new place! I really loved settling in and getting to know my surroundings as well as spending time with new and old friends. The music was icing on the cake and a pleasure to be a part of!” – Jilian

“One of the peak experiences of my life, and I’ve had (more than) a few!” – Greg

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Ross James
Ross JamesMulti-instrumentalist, Songwriter, Singer
Ross was a founding member of the band American Jubilee, and has shared the stage with many greats including Phil Lesh, John Scofield, Chris Robinson, Warren Haynes, Stanley Jordan, John Mayer, and more.
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Holly Bowling
Holly BowlingPianist, Keyboardist and Composer
Texture, nuance, and a gift for dexterous high-wire improvisation are the hallmarks of San Francisco-based classically trained pianist Holly Bowling, who is infuses jam band music with a technically advanced,
emotionally rich style.
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Nicki Bluhm
Nicki BluhmSinger, Songwriter, Guitarist
California native Nicki Bluhm is a singer, songwriter and performer. In 2008 Bluhm released her first album, Toby’s Song and with its release put together her band The Gramblers. Nicki went on to release her second effort Driftwood (2012) establishing her and the band as a nationally touring act.
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Paul Hoffman
Paul HoffmanSinger, Songwriter, Mandolinist, Guitarist
Founding member, singer, songwriter and mandolin player for the award winning folk/americana outfit Greensky Bluegrass.
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Anders Beck
Anders BeckDobro, Lap Steel
Anders Beck plays dobro, or resonator guitar, or drop steel in the progressive American musical group Greensky Bluegrass.
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Grahame Lesh
Grahame LeshGuitarist, Songwriter, Singer
Based in the musical hotbed of Marin County, California, Grahame Lesh is a guitar player and singer songwriter for Midnight North & the Terrapin Family Band.
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Scott Law
Scott LawGuitarist, Songwriter, Vocalist
Multifaceted artist Scott Law is an accomplished guitar master, songwriter, vocalist and solo recording artist operating at the very highest level of his craft. Law is a fearless improviser circulating with legendary Bluegrass, American Roots, Rock and Jamband luminaries.
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Elliott Peck
Elliott PeckGuitarist, Keyboardist, Songwriter, Singer
Elliott Peck is a singer, songwriter and musician originally from the Midwest, who currently resides in San Francisco, California. She plays keyboards, guitar, sings and writes for the band Midnight North, which include guitarist/songwriter Grahame Lesh.
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Matt Butler
Matt ButlerConductor, Drummer
Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler corrals the musicians to create wondrous aural creations that defy genre and even get the audience involved in the song-creating process.
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Eric Krasno
Eric KrasnoProducer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Two-time Grammy winning guitarist, musician and producer best known for his work with Soulive, Lettuce, Tedeschi Trucks Band & Pretty Lights.
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Jilian Nershi
Jilian NershiGuitarist, Songwriter, Singer
Jilian, a guitarist, singer and songwriter co -founded Honkytonk Homeslice the summer of 2004 with her husband Bill Nershi and Scott Law.
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Bill Nershi
Bill NershiGuitarist, Singer, Songwriter
Bill Nershi has delighted countless fans as a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the String Cheese Incident, Honkytonk Homeslice and The Emmitt-Nershi Band.
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