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The Stock Market Swing Orchestra will take you back to those swinging Prohibition days of flappers, speakeasies, and doing the Charleston til dawn. Playing the best popular music of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, The Stock Market Swing Orchestra is an 11-piece big band available for your high-class party, wedding, fund-raiser, or other function. Get ready to "Party Like It's 1929!"
Stan Colella Orchestra Stan Colella
For over 40 years, the Stan Colella Orchestra has entertained capacity crowds throughout New York State pleasing them with their toe-tapping tunes. The Colella Orchestra has performed at various alumni functions, weddings, dinner dances, charitable fundraisers, as well as being the featured entertainment at several concerts, conventions and festivals. The band’s repertoire primarily accents music from the big band and jazz eras. The Orchestra consists of the most experienced professional musicians from Central New York and is multifunctional ranging from 5-pieces, 12-pieces, 16-pieces, or our POPS orchestra with a full string section.
Since 1987, Seneca String Quartet has provided fine, professional music for all occasions throughout Upstate New York. Four Symphony musicians perform a wide variety of styles for your special occasion...wedding, anniversary, house or office party. Add a touch of class to any event with a String Quartet.
Anthony Joseph 'Swingtet'Anthony Joseph
The AJ Swingtet provides the listener with a Oswingin¹ sound that is smooth, sweet, and in the groove. Usually performing as a small combo (trio, quartet or quintet), the group has been described as providing a chamber music-like jazz setting, creating a pleasant atmosphere that is comfortable for the listener to enjoy the music. It is also quite obvious that the band genuinely enjoys performing and will naturally develop a friendly rapport with their audience. Whether it is for casual dining, jazz happy hour, or a private gathering, you will be pleased to have the Anthony Joseph Swingtet as part of your entertainment package.
John Spillett Jazz Band John Spillett
John’s Jazz Band (duo, trio, or quartet) is a versatile, straight-ahead jazz group formed in 1997 featuring some of the finest jazz musicians in Central New York. The group performs jazz standards from the Great American Songbook encompassing a wide spectrum of jazz styles including swing, Latin, ballad, bebop, blues, modal, and contemporary. The group has performed at over 300 engagements throughout Central New York including restaurant club dates, wedding reception cocktail hours, wine tastings, fundraisers, jazz festivals, jazz concerts, private events, and corporate functions..
Like Minds Dave Welsch
"Presenting The Great American Songbook in the Styles of Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, George Shearing, Terry Gibbs, Bill Evans and Other Jazz Icons. “Dave Welsch & Like Minds” offers cocktaill and dinner Jazz Duos, Trios, Quartets, Quintets and Sextets with combinations of Piano, Vibes, Guitar, Saxophone, and Bass selected specifically for your event. With hundreds of years of combined Musical and performance experience, you’re sure to be pleased with what you hear.
Excelsior Cornet Band - A Civil War Brass Band Jeff Stockham
The Excelsior Cornet Band is New York State’s only authentic Civil War brass band. Founded in 2001, the band performs Civil War music on original 1860s brass band instruments. Its members are professional performers deeply experienced in many musical genres. Their uniforms portray an early-war New York Militia band. The band has presented concerts, educational programs, and living history portrayals for numerous organizations and municipalities. Their 2006 CD, "Cheer, Boys, Cheer!", won a SAMMY award. No other musical group in New York can so authentically recreate the glorious experience of this important period of American history.
John's Wedding/Party Band (duo, trio, quartet, or quintet) is a versatile dance group formed in 1981 featuring some of the finestprofessional musicians in Central New York. The group performs a wide spectrum of musical styles including swing, Latin, pop, rock, Motown, R&B, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, blues, funk, and ethnic. The Wedding/Party Band has performed at over 1000 professional engagements throughout Central New York. John's band client list includes some of the most prestigious companies and organizations in Central New York.
The Highland Winds John Flaver
Four professional musicians comprise the Highland Winds, a clarinet quartet. We perform programs in a wide variety of venues, including elementary schools, libraries, retirement communities, nursing homes, assisted care facilities, churches and synagogues. Performances have included concerts, educational programs, and wedding music.