Referral from past client
"Juri was a wonderful wedding day pianist! She is very talented and has a huge repertoire of wedding songs, including a long list of traditional, classical, and modern songs that she plays really beautifully.
She was very professional and easy to work with, and she was flexible as well, communicating with me over email to choose the songs she would play during the ceremony. We loved having her play during both our ceremony and throughout our reception dinner and trusted her to choose songs to play that would suit our guests' personalities and moods.
She easily transitioned between the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and set such a lovely atmosphere for our guests. She is also very sweet and warm, making her a great addition to any couple's wedding celebration! "
- From a Happy and Grateful Bride
"Juri Love was referred to SMOC by a community partner and we a deeply grateful for that referral. Juri is a consummate professional and an accomplished musician. She did a great job communicating with us before the event to determine our music needs for her performance at the SMOC Client Holiday Luncheon this year.
She played beautifully during the event and helped create a festive, warm and melodic setting for the event. She was prompt and easy to work with on the day of the luncheon. Everyone enjoyed the music immensely. We intend to invite Juri back to play for us at next year's luncheon. It is my pleasure to highly recommend Juri Love."
Director of Resource Development
South Middlesex Opportunity Council
"Juri Love is an exceptional pianist and a consummate professional. In a pinch, a few weeks before my daughter's wedding, I had no pianist. The pianist my daughter hired, did not prepare for the ceremony and did not know any of the songs we requested. Frantic, I found Juri on GigMasters. Juri rearranged her schedule so that she could play that day. Throughout the process and up until the day of the wedding, she communicated with me knowing the questions to ask and making sure she was prepared. Juri even prepared a clip for us from one of the songs we requested, “Guns N Roses, Sweet Child O Mine”, and emailed me the clip. Perfect! A true professional. Minutes before the ceremony, I approached Juri requesting her to play a piece of her choice, as background music, while a poem, I Carry Your Heart, by EE Cummings was being read. There was no time for her to rehearse or listen to the poem. She adlibbed. It was lovely. We loved having her play during my daughters ceremony and throughout the cocktail hour trusting her to choose songs to play that would suit our guest's personalities and moods. We hired a cellist that accompanied Juri during the ceremony and cocktail hour. The worked in harmony. I highly recommend Juri and thank her immensely for coming to our aid in such short notice and playing beautifully. "
Donna Sylva, Mother of the Bride
Jur received the "Heroes Among Us" award given by the NBA's Boston Celtics to "individuals who have
made an overwhelming impact on the lives of others," and for "exceptional and lasting contributions."
She got a standing ovation in the 17,000-person stadium, and was congratulated by the Executive Director
of the Massachusetts Lottery, Paul Sternburg; the Boston Celtics owner, Steve Pagliuca; and many others
on November 15th 2013.
Juri began her musical career playing classical piano at age 3. She joined her Mother's rock band as a
keyboard player at age 4. At age 11, she won her first composition competition in her region in Japan.
Born and raised in Japan, Juri came to the United States for the first time at age 17 as an emissary for the
Japanese Government and was greeted by the Japanese Crown Prince and Princess. After returning from
the U.S. she decided to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. She received a world tour scholarship
to attend Berklee College of Music at the age of 21.
Juri is the former president and founder of her own nonprofit organization, Genuine Voices ,
which taught music to juvenile offenders in the Department of Youth Services and at-risk youth in the
Greater Boston Area.
Along with her musical career, Juri enjoys motherhood, and maintains a modeling, reiki practitioner, consultant and jewelry career.