Your playing truly added the special touch the tribute to our Dear Steve.
We could not express how much we appreciate your time and effort coming all the way to Georgetown. Thank you
so much for joining our family and the Georgetown Fire Department to celebrate Steve's life. Your kindness and patience
during such a difficult time has meant so much to our family."
Edna Kessler and Family
"Dear Dr. Pazo,
On behalf of our entire family, please accept our thanks
for the very special way you honored our Beloved Father, John. Your performance with the U.S. Marine Corps and the Marine
Corps League Honor Guard was like none we ever seen before. Hearing you play the music you composed in honor
of our Dad was an experience that we will always remember, for the rest of our lives. How beautiful and elegant!
The Serpa Family
all, let me commend you on a most impressive and impeccable rendition of “Amazing Grace” at the Patriots' Day
Salute in the City of Lathrop by members of the Lathrop Police Department and the Manteca Fire Department.
heard several bagpipers play this glorious song in the past, but never quite as crisp, clean and moving as yours.
Everyone in the
crowd, to include myself, was touched by your outstanding performance. You truly captivated the crowd! As for your fellow
officers and Firemen, they could not stop raving about you at the conclusion of the event!
I can honestly
say, I believe that it was your performance that convinced the local high school and both teams to host this ceremony again.
thank you so very much for all that you offered our program and for helping us to truly celebrate the spirit
City of Latrop 9/11 Patriots Day Salute organizer
a Benefit Basketball Tournament
Department and Manteca Fire Department
"My Esteemed Friend Dr.
Thank you for your years
of dedication and your service to the California Peace Officers' Association (CPOA). For many years now you have become an
integral part of this tradition we have during Peace Officers' Memorial Week in May of every year, were we honor those
officers who made the "ultimate sacrefice" defending the rigths and safety of other citizens. Your performance is always
a source of solace, consolation, honor and pride to the families of those who have begun their "eternal watch."
Edmund J. "Jerry" Brown,
Governor of the State of California
and formerCalifornia State Attorney General
Thank you for your
performance at the California Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony at the California State Capitol Grounds. I appreciate your
participation, particularly your poise, reverence, dignity and respect you exhibit when honoring those Peace Officers
who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives in the line-of-duty for our safety. I was especially
moved for your original composition 'or the ocassion, 'Lament for the Fallen Heroes'."
California (Former) Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
we experienced the premature and tragic loss of our Son, nothing at the time seemed logical. After speaking to you about our
intentions to have a committal service in the ancient tradition of our family back in Scotland, you were so knowledgeable
and undertanding ou our requests that everything turned into apositive way to celebrate during his life, intead of mourning
his loss. Your special musical composition and giving us the hand-written parchment not only made the service incredibly memorable,
but also a service that offer so much solace and comfort to all his family and friends."
school's faculty and students decided to hire your group as part of our "Music from Around the World" program. The event was
so successful that we invited every single class to attend the musical educational presentation, which prompted many of them
to make drawings, send letters and aroused their interest in music."
Mrs. Cowan, Music Teacher
we first contacted you we had no knowledge that you had so much in common with our Father. Being a Worshipful Past Master
of a Masonic Lodge, Masonic District Inspector, Past Post Commander of Veterans of Foreing Wars, a former Peace Officer, a
retired funeral Director, a U.S. Army Veteran and an active member of so many organizations to which oue Father also belonged,
allowed you to seamlessly work with them to enhance the Celebration of Life Service to a level that we could have never imagined!
All those in anttendance will remember this service for a very long time. A remarkable tribute for my Father. Thank you, Dr.
Erik, We wish to convey to you our heat felt thanks for participating in our Flag Ceremony on Such short notice. You
played a vital role and added your own special magic to make it something truly memorable in the Gold Country legacy. We are
grateful for your time,generosity and for sharing this moment with us."
The Administration and Staff of Gold Country Health Center
Worshipful Raphael Pazo,
you so very much for playing "Amazing Grace' and the ther joyful songs at Destanee A. Little's Celebration of Life Service
at the Stockton Scottish Rite Center. We know ( and you know) how much enjoyed the "happy" music of the bagpipes
whem she visited your home, especially on the Welsh Pipes. She loved the songs "Loch Lomond", "The Welsh Air",
"The Rose of Alendale" and "Auld Lang Syne" by the Scottis Poet and Mason, Robert Burns. We are very grateful
that you able play for her service."
Members Stockton Chapter, Order of DeMolay and
Stockton Bethel # 83 International Order of Job's Daughters
"Dear Dr. Pazo,
Your performance at our daughter's wedding was a 'dream come true.' Your flawless
performance of "Highland Cathedral" and your inpecable dress in Full Regimental Uniform was better than anyone
could have ever dreamed for. We will highly recommend you as a performer to everyone we know. Thank you!"
The MacLeod Family
Rabbi Dr. Pazo,
words are insufficient to express our gratitude to you for officating the Graveside Commital Service and the playing the that
his "fellow Chaplain and Dear Friend, the Rabbi" be there 'front-and-center' at his Committal Service and offer
the Final Mourner's Benediction and Blessing in the 'Holy Tongues" (Hebrew and Aramaic) and play the Scottish Bagpipes.
He personally wrote these instructions many years ago.
performance was musically flawless and emotionally moving to all present. Also, your willingness to co-officiate with
our Pastor and grant our Father's wishes will forever be remembered fondly. We thank you from the
bottom of our hearts."
The Family of Rev. Dr. Wayne Kildall
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Chanplaincy Corps (Ret.)
plaing of 'Amazig Grace', "Mist Covered Mountains', and 'Flowers of the Forest' in the Scottish Bagipes at
our Father's Celebration of Life Service met and surpassed every expectation we had the music you help us select. We can simply say that it was marvellous event thanks to the enhancement
you offered by your superb musical performance."
The Alastair Dunn Family
work. Your performance is greatly appreciated by all of us , the Law Enforcement community and the families and
the Citizens of the Great State of California."
Former Lieutenant Governor of California
Dr. Pazo and Mr. Charette,
behalf of the City County of the City of Lathrop, we express our gratitude to both of you for your participation in the Dedication
Ceremony of Lathrops Veteran's Memorial. You musical selections and the manner of your performance was indeed the high
point of the ceremony."
City Council Members, City of Lathrop, CA
Dr. Pazo and Mr. Charette, The Member of the United States Marine Corp Leage are grateful for the performance of your
beautiful music on the Bagpipe at the Dedication Ceremony of the Lathrop Veterans' Memorial. Your music was marterfully
played and the selections you chose were just perfect for the event."
Mr. Joseph "Joe" Serna, United Stated Marine Corps Leage
Dr. Pazo, your performance at the 2006 ANZAC (Australian-New Zealand Remembrance Day) at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco
was absolutely superb."
Consul General of New Zealand
Thank you so much for playing at our Father's Celebration of Life at the Scottish Rite
Center in Stockton. The musical selections you performed, and your kind words are testimonial of the Friendship
and Brotherhood you shared as Masons. We sincerely appreciate it."
The Family of Roger Taylor
performance was a great tribute to all of our Veterans. Your bagpipes again brought down the house. There was not a dry eye
when you finished your walk (retreat "Lochaber No More"). Thanks again."
Bechill, U.S. Navy Reserve
Day Tribute organizer
"Masterfully played. Bravo!",
Official Newsletter of the
on the occassion of the
of the CPOA Conference in
South Lake Tahoe, California
Master of Masons in California
on the occassion
of his official visit to
Scottish Rite Bodies in October 2004
"Thank you Worshipful
Brother Pazo for your performance at the opening public ceremonies of our Grand Lodge."
Howard D. Kirkpatrick
Past Grand Master
of Masons in California (2003-2004)
Thank you for your magnificent
performance. We are honored."
California Highway Patrol Commissioner
Peace Officers Association 2003-2004
"We appreciate your participation
with our Lodi PARTNERS at the opening ceremonies of the Law Enforcement Volunteers of California (LEVOC)conference."
E.W. "Bud" Shropshire(R.I.P.)
Department PARTNERS Honor Guard
Your performance at the
Queen's Club British Mess on Tribal Rights Night was magnificent."
Dr. Brian James
The Queens Club
We are so proud to have
you as official piper of our San Francisco Scottish Rite. We appreciate your talents and your love of Freemasonry".
Inspector General in the State of California
San Francisco Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Bodies
We really enjoy having
you as a member of our Honor Guard. We enjoy working with you". You embody the true 'Sprit de Corps' that has
made our unit one of the best Veterans' organizations Honor Guard."
Lehr, Honor Guard Commander (R.I.P.)
Ed Stewart American
Legion Post 803, Stockton,
United States Marine Corps
"Dear Dr. Pazo,
Thank you so much for
making our son's wedding one that our friends and family will forever remember. Your knowledge of Scottish traditions
and customs made everything so special for all".
Your performance at our
daugther's wedding was absolutely magnificent. Your rendition of 'Highland Cathedral' and your commissioned original
composition made us feel so proud of our Scottish heritage. Thank you for making her wedding so memorable and special."
Mr. and Mrs.
I will hold in my heart
the indellible memory of your sunset bagpipe concert. It was a beautiful end to a difficult day. You will always
have a special place in my heart and for years to come we will talk about Jeff’s beautiful memorial service and the
must admit that I was in total awe at the fact the you are a professional musician, capable of masterfully singing with an
angelical beautiful and full Baritone voice, as well as playing the violing and the Scottish Highland Bagpipes.
When I heard you singing "Panis
Angelicus' in Latin it indoubtabily felt like a gift from God. You sang with direct eye-to eye contact,
striking me like a lighting bolt right to my heart, reaching my soul. Your musical talents are amazing!
Not only can you sing beautifully, but in a choice of languages. I will always remember your exceptional talents."
"Thank you for playing a
my daughter's wedding. You
are awesome. We will highly recommend you to everyone we know."
"Thank you so much for the
splendid job you all did at our Renewal of Vows Ceremony! It surpassed all of our expectations! Your music
selections were just fabulous and your clothes were a collection of some of the most beautiful tartans I have ever
seen! Many of our guest also commented about how cool everyone in your group looked as to have you!(even when the temperatute
was 115 ° F".
"Thank you so much for singing and playing the
violin and Scottish bagpipes at our father's funeral service. We were all moved by the way your music took us back to
our beloved Scotland. Your impecable dress and appearance, your kindness and patience, and your musical talent
R. Sanders, M.D.
"I was so thrilled with your performance
at our daughter's wedding. Talk about the power of music! You will always be my first call."
"I have heard many bagpipers, but
it was your exceptionally flawless interpretation of 'Highland Wedding' at our niece's wedding which made it a most memorable
one. Thank you!"
Mr. & Mrs. K. MacKinnon
"Dear Dr. Pazo,
We are so glad that we invited you
to perform at my father's wedding ceremony. Your playing was so impressive that it exceeded every expectation we
had. We appreciate the fact that you took the time to listen to our requests, your assitance with protocol, and
you suggestions on Highland dress etiquete."
Thank you for your kindness, patience and
sympathy, and for the beautiful bagpiping at my husband's service The entire family sincerely appreciates it."
Mrs. B. L. Miller
Your performance at the 'Every
Fifteen Minutes'* program added a powerful effect which touched those in attendance. I appreciate your dedication and
participatio n in this type of worthy program."
Jerry Adams, Chief of Police, Lodi Police Department
Officer Jason Bartlett,
California Highway Patrol
* "Every Fifteen Minutes" is a "Don't Drink and Drive'
TWO-DAY awareness presentation for High Scholl Juniors and Seniors presented to all High Schools
Just a note to let you know how much
you meant to our Memorial Service and to the Honor Guard. Thank you so much for participating in the service.
The bagpipes add so much and we sure do enjoy your playing."
Senior Chaplain Bill
Lodi Police Department