"Fifth Element was even better than usual on Friday at 120 Diner – great disciplined swing! And my favourite “girl singer” was at her notable best!" Ken Crooke, Pres., Canadian Jazz Archives Network (CJAN)
"We take great pleasure in writing about the wonderful professional music that Fifth Element jazz quintet has brought to our Condo events over the last few years. They always find the right mix of music, and set the mood to suit the audience and the occasion. The music is further enhanced by the talented vocalist, Nina, who has a way of connecting with the audience. After every concert many attendees tell us how much they enjoyed the music played by Fifth Element and that it helped to make the event a success." Social Committee & Gates Glee Club, Gates of Guildwood, Scarborough
"Our family had the pleasure of hiring Fifth Element to play for our daughter's wedding and boy, we were not disappointed!! This polished Jazz Quintet led by Tenor Saxman Dave Coules, backing songstress Nina Richmond, set a beautiful tone for the ceremony with a wide range of selections from The Great American Songbook, Jazz standards, sultry Ballads and Bossa Novas. Their leader even personally arranged some very special specified arrangements to ensure our daughter's big day would be magical. Above and beyond the call of duty!! Thanks again for a fantastic evening of music. A terrifically talented ensemble!!" R.W.
"Fifth Element recently performed at my surprise birthday party. Everyone loved the music and Nina’s voice is a treat to listen to! The group is a perfect size for a house party and I highly recommend them!" M.P.
"Working with Fifth Element Jazz Quintet was a great experience from start to finish. Each musician is a master of their craft and the five of them performing together truly magical. They’re professional, go the distance to ensure execution is flawless, and the guests of our event were delighted with the entertainment! Thanks again for an amazing performance!" Lindsay Baxter, Holt Renfrew
“We hired Fifth Element to perform for a special event thanking long-time volunteers for their work with our charitable organization and we couldn’t be happier with this decision! The group was exceptionally professional, prepared and well-organized and delivered a performance that charmed and enraptured our audience. Their set list was beautifully thought out and absolutely in tune with the atmosphere we were trying to capture for our volunteer appreciation event. If you are looking for a jazz quintet to perform at your special event or corporate function, hire Fifth Element and you will be thrilled with the result!” Robert Gordon, CNIB
"A quintet-essential experience! Fifth Element is a great way to hear jazz in Toronto. We have come again and again, and are always captured by the moment. Besides her warm and talented vocal stylings, Nina has a way of making everyone feel welcome. John, Ron, Dale and Dave move seamlessly from support to solo role – solid, accomplished, musical, and compelling to listen to. And – it's live music – nothing beats it. Go see 'em!” T.M.
"Each time I listen to the performances of Fifth Element, I enjoy them more and more. You are a group of amazing individual musicians who manage to seamlessly blend traditional and contemporary tunes while the incomparable Nina weaves her lyrical spell! I look forward to many more chances to hear you.” A.T. “For those of you who have not yet experienced the unique and talented renderings of the Fifth Element, you are missing a real treat. This is no "run of the mill" quintet but a blending of musical magic that is uncommon in the GTA. Do yourself a favour. Get off your couch and give them a listen.” K.C.
"Thank you Fifth Element. I have just spent another evening of listening to the great musicians and Nina's beautiful voice. I have attended many of your performances, and will continue to do so as often as I am able." M.M.